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Virginia 7 Best Flat Fee MLS Listing Services Compared
|Flat Fee MLS Service||Price||Additional Fees||100% Online||Offer Management||Showing Management||5-star Reviews||Mobile App|
|3. Net Realty Now||$299||$50||❌||❌||❌||❌||❌|
|4. Virginia Flat Fee MLS||$149||None||❌||❌||❌||❌||❌|
|5. Flat Fee Group||$99 - $1,299||$20-$4,950||❌||❌||❌||❌||❌|
|6. Home Discovery Realtors||$399||None||❌||❌||❌||❌||❌|
|7. Cottage Street Realty||$799||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 Virginia 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 Virginia, can list your house on the Virginia 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 Virginia 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 Virginia will give your listing maximum exposure to these buyer agents and their buyers.
Most local MLSs, including MLS Virginia, 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 Virginia 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 Virginia.
With Virginia 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 Virginia Listing Service can be a lifesaver for you. Houzeo can list your home on the MLS Virginia for a flat fee and give it all the exposure needed to sell your home quickly and to the right buyer.
Bright MLS – formerly Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS) – Alexandria, Arlington, Caroline, Clarke, Culpeper, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fauquier, Frederick, Loudoun, Madison, Manassas, Manassas Park, Orange, Page, Prince William, Rappahannock, Shenandoah, Spotsylvania, Stafford and Warren counties
Hampton Roads REIN MLS – Accomack, Chesapeake, Emporia, Gloucester, Hampton City, Isle of Wight, James City, Mathews, Middlesex, Newport News City, Norfolk, Northampton, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Southampton, Suffolk, Surry, Sussex, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg and York counties
Central Virginia Regional MLS (CVRMLS) – Amelia, Caroline, Charles City, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Dinwiddie, Gloucester, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, King William, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, New Kent, Northumberland, Powhatan, Prince George and Richmond counties
Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors MLS – Albemarle, Augusta, Charlottesville, Fluvanna, Greene, Harrisonburg, Louisa, Nelson and Rockingham counties
Williamsburg Area Association of Realtors MLS – Charles City, James City, New Kent, Williamsburg City and York counties
Roanoke Valley Association of Realtors (RVAR) MLS – Bedford, Botetourt, Craig, Roanoke, Salem and Westmoreland counties
Chesapeake Bay and Rivers Association of Realtors MLS (CBRAR) – Essex, Gloucester, King and Queen, King William, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex and Northumberland counties
Which Virginia MLS does Houzeo cover?
We cover all major Virginia MLS’ including Hampton Roads REIN MLS-VA, BRIGHT MLS-VA, Williamsburg Area Association of Realtors MLS-VA, Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors MLS-VA, Central Virginia Regional MLS-VA, Chesapeake Bay and Rivers Association of Realtors MLS-VA, Roanoke Valley Association of Realtors (RVAR) MLS-VA, Chesapeake Bay and Rivers Association of Realtors-VA, Roanoke Valley Association of Realtors (RVAR)-VA, Martinvile - Henry County Association of Realtors-VA, Southwest Virginia Board of Realtors-VA, Lynchburg Association of REALTORS-VA, REIN MLS + CVR MLS-VA
What is a Virginia Multiple Listing Service (MLS)?
A Virginia 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 Virginia home on the Virginia MLS. Houzeo allows you to do that with our Virginia Flat Fee MLS service for For Sale By Owners (FSBOs).
Should I offer Buyer Agent Commission in Virginia?
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 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 Virginia.
Do I need to review my Virginia 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 Virginia property listing goes public?
Two to 48 business hours after you've submitted your Virginia 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 Virginia 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 Virginia 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 upto 2 business days for your property to be listed on the Virginia MLS.
Will my Virginia property listing appear on Zillow, Redfin, Trulia, etc.?
Yes. All our plans include syndication of your Flat Fee MLS Virginia listing 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?
Your Listing Agent will 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. If the buyer or their agent contacts your Listing Agent, the agent will forward you their information so you can directly reach out to them.
How does Houzeo help me file 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 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 if I need it?
For any 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 blue 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 will buyers and buyer agents contact me about my Virginia property listing?
Our new call forwarding service forwards all buyer and buyer's agent leads to you! Your Virginia 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 - a service agents use broadly. Your Listing Agent has opened it up for you to use - Accept showing appointments on the app!