FAQs FOR SELLERS
Multiple Listing Service Questions
WHAT IS AN MLS?
IS MLS4OWNERS.COM A MEMBER OF A MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE?
IS THIS THE SAME MLS USED BY AGENTS AT THE BIG REAL ESTATE COMPANIES?
WILL MY HOME SELL FASTER AND FOR MORE MONEY IF I EXPOSE IT THROUGH THE MLS?
WILL ADVERTISING WITH MLS4OWNERS REALLY SELL MY HOME?
We will send your information to the multiple listing service within one business day of receiving your agreement and required data. Within hours, your home will be exposed to more than 20,000 member agents of the multiple listing service. Within 24 hours, most local real estate websites (including MLS4owners.com) will have linked to the MLS data. National websites such as Realtor.com, Zillow normally display properties within 1 day.
I HAVE A GREAT PICTURE OF MY HOME. CAN I USE IT?
No. Multiple listing services now track cumulative days on market (regardless of previous cancellations), so getting a new MLS number no longer has the advantage it once did. It is also against MLS rules.
I AM LOWERING MY PRICE. CAN I GET A NEW MLS NUMBER?
WHAT IS A KEYBOX, AND HOW DO I GET IT?
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I RECEIVE AN OFFER?
DO YOU ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS?
CAN I DO ADDITIONAL MARKETING ON MY OWN?
Working With Buyer Agent Questions
HOW MUCH SHOULD I OFFER TO AGENTS WHO WORK WITH MY BUYER?
HOW DO AGENTS KNOW WHAT COMMISSION I AM OFFERING?
MAY I OFFER A ZERO COMMISSION?
Many issues including price and commission affect showing activity, and each seller’s strategy is different. You may find that maximum market exposure is achieved when competitive commissions are offered. If you want less agent participation, adjust the commission accordingly. The choice is up to you, and to ensure we stay in compliance with MLS rules the lowest we will advertise is $500.00
No, multiple listing service rules prohibit including commissions in the remarks that show up on public websites. However, real estate agents will know what you are offering because they have access to the multiple listing service databases.
CAN I JUST SAY THE COMMISSION IS "NEGOTIABLE"?
WHAT DO REAL ESTATE AGENTS THINK OF MLS4OWNERS.COM?
WHY DO OTHER REAL ESTATE BROKERS LET YOU ADVERTISE MLS4OWNERS LISTINGS ON THEIR WEBSITES?
HOW DO AGENTS SHOW MY HOME?