Florida and North Carolina Flat Fee MLS Services Are Not Created Equal

Get to know the Flat Fee MLS company you're signing up with before you pay…

Before signing up with just any website to list FSBO on the MLS, realize that there are vast differences in the levels of service offered as well as the way in which the listing is handled. It is essential that you know how you will communicate with the listing company or broker once your listing has been activated. Keep in mind that you will need to make changes to your listing and therefore it is important that a system is in place to do so. As well, you may find that you need to talk to a licensed broker when you have questions. Most importantly, FSBO sellers should be able to count on the MLS listing company to pass on buyer leads. Many sellers don't initially consider the importance of this detail. However, it might just be the single most important factor in the success of your property sale. We recommend that you contact the MLS company and ask them what happens when a buyer lead calls the listing agent of record. Does that agent then work the lead themselves to try to earn your offered commission? We have found that many companies engage in this practice. ADDvantage™ never keeps your buyer leads. We always forward them to the seller and document them in the client's Buyer Lead section of their account. As well, an email notification is sent to advise that someone has contacted us for information.

Most FL or NC flat rate MLS websites request that you pay them prior to viewing the property input form, listing agreement, listing broker information, or even confirmation of which MLS your property will be placed in. If anything seems unclear, call the flat fee MLS company and ask them questions. If 1 + 1 doesn't equal 2, think twice before listing your property with them. Feel free to call us anytime between 9am and 6pm, 7 days per week toll free at 1-877-232-9695.

Never pay prior to seeing the flat fee MLS listing agreement!

ADDvantage™, Florida and North Carolina's choice and trusted flat fee MLS service, will never ask you to pay up front without first showing you what you are paying for. Before signing up, clients can view the data input form (first step of the sign-up after registration), see a sample of a listing on our site, view a sample of the Client Control Panel, and even view the flat fee MLS listing agreement. If you do choose to pay up front with another flat fee MLS listing web service, you will not be able to back out. Miss the fine print and your home may be MLS listed with an incorrect board.

When your choose ADDvantage™ as your flat fee listing company, you can expect to pay in the last step of the sign-up process…not the first. All details about the listing are given to you prior to payment, giving you assurance that your flat fee MLS listing has been placed in the right hands…with an ADDvantage™ Network broker who cares about your flat fee MLS listing. Meet Keith R. Gordon, the Florida ADDvantage™ broker.