What is the difference between a traditional real estate company and The Listing Agents Group? The basic difference between a traditional real estate company and The Listing Agents Group is what we charge for the same MLS Listing Service. We charge a Flat Listing Fee instead of a % of the sale to LIST your property.
The other major difference is you retain your 'by owner' status and reserve the rights to show, sell and advertise your property yourself. If you sell your property to a buyer not working with an agent, you pay NO COMMISSION! You now have total control in the sale of your home, which is lost when you list with a traditional realtor.
Who handles the negotiation with the flat fee service? If you choose to represent yourself for the flat fee, you will negotiate the offer directly with the buyer or buyer's agent. We are available to answer general questions that you may have about the contract at no additional charge.
Can we sell our home ourselves? Yes! Unlike traditional real estate, you retain your 'by owner' status. You reserve the right to show, sell and advertise your property yourself. If you sell your property to a buyer not working with an agent, you pay NO COMMISSION!
Why will agents show my property? Buyer's agents search the MLS exclusively to locate properties that match their buyer’s criteria. When an agent matches their buyer’s criteria to your property, they will see a commission. We suggest 2.7% to 3% payable for the sale of your property. This commission will be the motivation for the real estate agent to direct their buyers to your property.
Are there any hidden costs? There are no hidden costs. You pay us the flat listing fee at the time of listing. You pay the realtor who procured a buyer the percentage you specified in the listing contract at closing. If you sell your property yourself without the help of a realtor, you do not owe any commission.
Do we have to access the Realtor's MLS? No, only brokers and agents that are members have access to the Realtor's MLS. The general public only has access to the public MLS access sites such as Realtor.com, other national and local sites.
How do we make changes to our MLS listing? You may make changes to your MLS listing at any time. E-mail us; we will make the changes for you.
Can we terminate our MLS listing early? Yes, you can cancel at any time.
Can we place our own sign on the property? Yes, however, your listing is listed with HomSoup™ Realty; agents will be looking for our logo to show your property. Agents typically will not show properties with the traditional ‘For Sale By Owner’ sign - the choice is up to you.
How long does it take for our MLS listing to appear on the Realtor's MLS and Realtor.com? Once we receive the MLS paperwork from you, we will upload the listing into the MLS the same day, provided we receive the paperwork by 2 PM (M-F). If the paperwork comes in after the 2 PM cutoff, we will enter your listing in the system the next business day.
Agents will have access to your property information immediately. REALTOR.com and all the other public access websites feed directly off the MLS. Your listing will appear on these public MLS access sites within 24-72 hrs.