MLS or also known as the “Multiple Listing Service” is a local database of available homes for sale that is only accessible by licensed real estate agents and brokers to find homes for buyers or list a property for their clients. These real estate brokers have applied and paid for a membership to get access to the local MLS. On the other hand, a Flat Fee MLS is an “a la carte service agreement” with an agent who accepts a flat fee rather than the percentage-based commission. Most For Sale By Owner sellers choose a flat fee route so they can save thousands of commissions while still enjoying some of the services most real estate platforms offer. Using a Flat Fee MLS service means you have to pay a pre-set amount of money to get your property listed on the MLS. So, instead of the typical commission fee of 5 to 6 percent of the sales price, you can at least only pay an agreed set fee to list your home on the local Georgia MLS.