Metro Realty, Inc

Illinois Flat Fee MLS Program Saves Sellers Thousands of Dollars in Commission

 

Plainfield, IL -- (ReleaseWire) -- 07/07/2014 -- Metro Realty, Inc. (http://aflatfee.com) is a licensed Illinois real estate brokerage specializing in discount real estate services announces its $249 Flat Fee MLS Program.

Metro Realty, Inc. provides a program to sellers to gain access to the Realtors MLS for a flat fee. When selling a property, the seller typically pays both the seller’s agent and the buyer’s agent a percentage of the sale price of the home – usually 5 to 6 percent. Using the Flat Fee MLS Program, the seller’s agent portion of the commission, which generally equals half of the total commission, is eliminated. Instead the seller will pay a flat rate of $249 at the time of listing.

Consider, for example, if a home sells for $300,000. The Flat Fee MLS Program could save the homeowner a whopping $9,000 at closing. In addition, should the seller find a buyer who is not working with a buyer’s agent, then the commission would be completely eliminated, saving the homeowner $18,000.

Being on the MLS, allows the Seller to enhance their “for sale by owner” marketing plan for essentially the cost of a newspaper ad. For the flat fee, the seller now has the ability to get their property in front of approximately 40,000 Illinois Realtors. In addition, they gain mass exposure on other MLS affiliated public sites such as Realtor.com, Homefinder.com, Hotpads, Trulia, Zillow and many more! When houses are entered into the MLS system, they are propagated to all of the affiliated sites. Most buyers begin their house search on the internet, so having a property listed on Realtor.com and other affiliates sites, is essential. One of the most affordable ways to get your property listed on the MLS, and therefore on Realtor.com is through a flat fee MLS service. It’s a proven fact that exposure on the MLS gets homes sold faster. The Seller can get their property exposed on the MLS while retaining the right to market by owner. They only pay a commission if a buyer’s agent brings them a qualified buyer.

About Metro Realty, Inc.
The company offers the Flat Fee MLS program for the savvy Seller who is interested in selling a property without paying a listing commission. Their $249 Flat Fee MLS Program is currently available in the following Illinois counties: Cook, Will, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, McHenry, Lake, Grundy and DeKalb.