The Multiple Listing Service, or typically known as MLS, is a co-operative selling system operated by REALTORS® that helps agents list homes for sale, garner vital home data, and as well as communicate with other real estate brokers or clients. Most of the MLS listed properties are automatically distributed or posted to well-known real estate sites like Rraltor.com, Redfin, Zillow, and Trulia. Keep in mind that only affiliate professionals and licensed real estate agents can start listing your home to the local MLS. Most For Sale By Owner (FSBO) sellers are now considering using a Flat Fee MLS program to reduce the fees paid when marketing their homes. With a pre-set fee, you can still list your property on the local MLS rather than choosing the traditional real estate service which can cost 5 to 6% of the home sales price. You’ll likely save thousands of commissions and still gain maximum exposure to your home for sale.