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|Flat Fee MLS Service||Price||Additional Fees||100% Online||Offer & Showing Management||Negotiation Support||5-star Reviews||Mobile App|
|3. Congress Realty||$299||$50-$800||❌||❌||❌||❌||❌|
|4. Yager Realty||$299-$999||None||❌||❌||❌||❌||❌|
|5. MLS Town||$99-$295||$300||❌||❌||?||❌||❌|
|7. Flat Fee Guru||$595-$3995||None||❌||❌||?||❌||❌|
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Multiple Listing Service (MLS) is a real estate database where all the properties available for purchase are listed. There are more than 700 MLSs in the United States and many local California MLSs are a part of that collection. Only licensed real estate agents have access to this database. These real estate agents pay a membership fee to Realtor.com, which acts as a custodian of all these 700 MLSs and the properties listed on them.
This means that only a licensed real estate broker or agent, who is a member of MLS in California, can list your house on the California MLS. However, this listing agent will cost you 2%-3% of your home sale price and Flat Fee Realtors will do it for a flat fee instead of a percentage of your home sale price. Instead of choosing flat rate realtors for a flat rate MLS listing, you could go with a Flat Fee MLS listing service.
Houzeo is one of the best Flat Fee MLS listing services in California providing –
You should opt for listing on the MLS for a flat fee because –
88% of the buyer agents search the MLS to look for properties for their clients. A flat fee MLS listing in California will give your listing maximum exposure to these buyer agents and their buyers.
Most local MLSs, including MLS California, syndicate your listing to top real estate websites like Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, and Realtor.com. This gives you additional exposure and increases the chances of selling your home quickly.
The biggest benefit of a Flat Fee MLS Listing Service is you save up to 6% on agent commissions. Flat Fee MLS eliminates the need for a full-service real estate agent to list your property. With a Flat Fee MLS California package, you get to list on MLS without a realtor and save 3% on listing agent commissions right away.
If you find a buyer who is not represented by an agent, you can save another 3% in buyer agent commissions through a flat fee listing in California.
With California Flat Fee MLS Listing Companies like Houzeo.com, you get to list your property on the MLS without having to go to traditional or flat fee real estate brokers.
The amazing tech features provided by Houzeo.com enable you to list within minutes, make changes to your listing quickly and easily, manage showings online, and manage offers received on your home online.
This saves you the hassle of coordinating with a real estate broker and dealing with manual paperwork. It is, therefore, beneficial to go for an MLS listing without a Realtor.
For Sale by Owner (FSBO), also pronounced as “fizbo” in real estate agents’ jargon, is a home selling process where a seller doesn’t hire a real estate broker to sell their home and sell it by themselves.
These sellers put a “FOR SALE BY OWNER” sign in their yard to show the buyers that their home is on sale. However, relying on a yard sign is not enough. If your FSBO yard sign is the only marketing medium for the sale of your house, you will eventually end up hiring a listing agent to make the sale. This will not only cost you time but also money.
This is where a Flat Fee MLS California Listing Service can be a lifesaver for you. Houzeo can list your home on the MLS California for a flat fee and give it all the exposure needed to sell your home quickly and to the right buyer.
California Regional MLS – CRMLS – Butte, Del Norte, Imperial, Lake, Los Angeles, Mariposa, Merced, Orange, Riverside, San Benito, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and Ventura counties.
MetroList/Sacramento Prospector MetroList MLS MLS – Alpine, Amador, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Inyo, Merced, Modoc, Monterey, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Sutter, Trinity, Yolo and Yuba counties.
Bay Area Real Estate Info Services (BAREIS MLS) – Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Solano & Sonoma counties.
San Francisco MLS – San Francisco county.
Shasta Association FLEXMLS (Redding) – Shasta county.
East Bay MLS – Alameda & Contra Costa counties.
Fresno MLS – Fresno and Madera counties.
South Lake Tahoe MLS – El Dorado county.
Bakersfield MLS – Kern county.
Tehama MLS – Tehama county.
Sutter Yuba MLS – Butte, Colusa, Plumas, Sutter & Yuba counties.
Plumas MLS – Plumas county.
Ridgecrest MLS – San Bernardino county.
Kings MLS – Kings county.
Lassen MLS – Lassen county.
Mammoth Lakes MLS – Inyo and Mono counties.
Santa Barbara MLS – Santa Barbara county.
Tahoe Sierra MLS – Placer and Sierra counties.
Tulare MLS – Tulare county.
Humboldt MLS – Humboldt county.
Calaveras MLS – Calaveras county.
Tehachapi MLS – Kern county.
Greater Antelope Valley MLS – Kern county.
Santa Ynez MLS – Santa Barbara county.
Southern California MLS – Santa Barbara county.
Siskiyou MLS – Siskiyou county.
Tuolumne MLS – Tuolumne county.
SoCal MLS – Amador, Lodi, Los Angeles, Mariposa, Nevada, Orange and San Joaquin counties.
CLAW MLS – Los Angeles county.
Lake County Association of Realtors – Lake county.
IMR MLS – Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
Mariposa Board of Realtors – Mariposa county.
Ventura MLS – Ventura county.
Lake MLS – Lake county.
The MLS – Monterey, San Benito, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties.
Sandicor MLS – San Diego county.
Del Norte AOR MLS – Del Norte county.
San Luis Obispo MLS – Morro Bay, Paso Robles, Pismo Beach and San Luis Obispo counties.
Miraposa MLS – Mariposa county.
Which California MLS does Houzeo cover?
We cover all major California MLS’ including California Regional MLS-CA, BAREIS MLS-CA, East bay MLS-CA, MetroList MLS-CA, Shasta MLS-CA, Southern California MLS-CA, Del Norte MLS-CA, Sacramento Prospector MetroList MLS-CA, San Francisco MLS-CA, Sutter Yuba MLS-CA, South Lake Tahoe MLS-CA, Plumas MLS-CA, Tehama MLS-CA, Fresno MLS-CA, Calaveras MLS-CA, Humboldt MLS-CA, Bishop MLS-CA, Bakersfield MLS-CA, Ridgecrest MLS-CA, Tehachapi MLS-CA, Greater Antelope Valley MLS-CA, Kings MLS-CA, Lassen MLS-CA, Mammoth Lakes MLS-CA, Santa Barbara MLS-CA, Santa Ynez MLS-CA, Tahoe Sierra MLS-CA, Siskiyou MLS-CA, Tulare MLS-CA, Tuolumne MLS-CA, SoCal MLS-CA, Bay East MLS-CA, BARIES-CA, CLAW MLS-CA, IMR MLS-CA, Lake County Association of Realtors-CA, Mariposa Board of Realtors-CA, Ventura MLS-CA, BAREIS-CA, The MLS-CA, Sandicor MLS-CA, San Luis Obispo MLS-CA, Miraposa MLS-CA
What is a California Multiple Listing Service (MLS)?
A California MLS is a database usually accessible only to real estate agents, where agents list and market properties to other agents. They can also offer a commission to other agents. In the US over 80% of properties sell with buyer agents (most of the rest are property transfers to relatives, friends, etc.). So it's extremely important you get your California home on the California MLS. Houzeo allows you to do that with our California Flat Fee MLS service for For Sale By Owners (FSBOs).
Should I offer the Buyer Agent Commission in California?
You can choose not to, but we recommend that you do. A majority of buyers are still represented by an agent, so it's recommended that you offer the Buyer Agent Commission to incentivize agents to bring you buyers and help sell your home faster. Remember: with Houzeo, you've saved the listing agent commission, which would normally be between 2% to 3% in California.
Do I need to review my California MLS listing?
Yes. Within 24 hours of when your Listing Agent emails you a copy of your MLS listing, you are required to review it and inform your agent if you see anything that might not be accurate. MLS penalizes members for any inaccurate information and you're responsible to pay this fine if incurred.
How will I know when my California property listing goes public?
Two to 48 business hours after you've submitted your California property listing on Houzeo.com and answered any additional questions your Listing Agent might have, your listing will go live on the MLS and various portals like Zillow, Trulia, and Realtor.com. You can check it out on Realtor.com. Note that your agent is responsible only for getting your property on the California MLS. Sometimes the syndication to 3rd party websites like Zillow, Trulia, etc. may not work as intended and you might need to contact them directly.
How long does it take to get my listing on the California MLS?
In most cases, your listing will appear the same day or on the next business day. This is after you have submitted your listing on houzeo.com and answered any follow-up questions the Listing Agent might have. In some cases, however, it can take up to 2 business days for your property to be listed on the California MLS.
Will my California property listing appear on Zillow, Redfin, Trulia, etc.?
Yes. All our plans include syndication to major websites, including Zillow, Redfin, Realtor.com, Trulia, Re/Max, and many more. Note that the agent is responsible for the MLS listing only, and in rare cases, there can be issues with syndication to 3rd party sites like Zillow, Trulia, etc. In these cases, you can reach out to these sites directly to get things corrected.
How will buyers and buyer agents contact me about my California property listing?
Your California Listing Agent will also insert your contact info in the private remarks section of the MLS listing. Buyer's agents see these remarks and will contact you directly via phone or email. All offers come directly to you. Finally, we highly recommend ShowingTime - service agents use broadly. Your Listing Agent has opened it up for you to use - Accept showing appointments on the app!
How does Houzeo help me file Federal and California State disclosures?
Figuring out what disclosures apply to your transaction can be stressful. Manually filling them out, scanning, and then emailing them doesn't help either. Houzeo has put in immense amounts of effort into digitizing various Federal and California State disclosures to help you meet these requirements more efficiently. You only see disclosures that apply to your transaction, and Houzeo makes it much easier for you to fill them out and sign them electronically.
How do I get help for my California MLS listing if I need it?
For any California MLS listing related questions, you can reach out directly to your Listing Agent. Houzeo gives you their contact info when you select one. For anything else, see that orange help button at the bottom left? Use it to chat, email, or call our customer service team at any time! You can also schedule a complimentary consultation with us to assess if Houzeo is the right solution for you.
How do I get started with Houzeo to list my California home?
Login using your email, or your Facebook or Google accounts, and click "Sell a Property" on your User Dashboard. Enter your property address, select a listing plan, and Houzeo's IntelliList Listing Management System will make listing your home easy by autofilling as much info about your home as is available to us! Upload photos, select a price, and sign your MLS contracts – and your home will be on your local MLS ASAP! It's all online!