The American Public Embraces Flat Fee MLS Listings For Many Reasons

Monday, November 24, 2008, 12:00AM

By: Keith Gordon

“American innovation at its best” is how I describe the endless benefits of flat fee MLS listing. Finally, by owner MLS is available through the ADDvantage Real Estate Network in Florida, Missouri, North Carolina, and beyond.

While not everyone shops at Wal-Mart, everyone loves a bargain especially when it comes to saving $10,000 in real estate commissions. Depending on the sales price of your home, a flat fee MLS seller can save at least 3% over a traditional MLS listing.

The mechanics of listing on the MLS by owner are rather simple. The seller pays no listing commission which saves the seller 50% off a 6% listing. Sellers only offer the buyer's agent a commission.

Besides the commission savings that flat fee MLS affords, the other major benefit is that your listing is being promoted by a network of websites and not just a single listing agent. Listing by owner MLS with ADDvantage gets our entire network of 100's of FSBO websites all working for one goal…getting your home sold!

The ADDvantage Network will send your listing to hundreds of FSBO websites like Google, MSN, AOL, Harmonhomes, Craigslist and And the marketing doesn't stop there as there are hundreds more MLS data-driven websites such as,, and Even many local Realtor® websites will help promote your MLS listing through what is called an IDX feed.

In today's economy, saving money makes everyone very happy. When listing in the MLS through the ADDvantage Network, by owners will receive state-of-the-art MLS listing software so editing a listing is easy and fast. Each seller has their own “control panel” to make listing changes and communicate with their listing broker. No need to call, email or fax. Just click the necessary feature in the control panel and within seconds your listing broker has your change request. Once the change is made, the system will send a confirmation by email.

Now sellers have two powerful FSBO tools to help them market and sell by owner. The MLS and the ADDvantage Real Estate Network. It is the best of both worlds.

Call us anytime! We are here from 9:00am-6:00pm Eastern Standard time, 7 days. 727-942-2929 or 1-877-232-9695 or compare our flat fee MLS listing plans.