The Multiple Listing Service or MLS is an online database of available properties for sale, which only licensed real estate brokers and agents can access. Through MLS, brokers can view one another’s listings of homes for sale, interact with other agents, and gather comprehensive property data. Once your home is listed on the local MLS, it will also be distributed to Reraltor.com, Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, and other known real estate sites. To access the MLS, realtors pay a membership fee to each MLS—over 800 MLSs in the country. Moreover, a Flat Fee MLS is an efficient home-selling route where agents accept a pre-fix price to list your home on the local MLS. These are usually For Sale By Owner (FSBO) owners who want to market their homes without relying on the full-service of real estate agents. And instead of paying the full commission of 5 to 6% of the sales price, FSBO sellers can only pay at least an agreed set fee to list their homes on the local MLS.