Most flat fee mls listing companies take your money first
Why do 99% of all flat fee mls listing companies take your money first, then they get the property data and have you sign the listing agreement last?
(a) they are not a licensed real estate company, but just a marketing company;
(b) they know you might not sign up after you see all of the added fees and rules
(c) they want your money before you realize that you might have a very difficult time reaching them to ask questions or get advice (which you would try to do as soon as you saw the fees & rules part);
ADDvantage asks for your money in step 5., not step 1.