For Sale By Owner – Flat Fee MLS Listing Program

fsboMLS Listing Packages & Services Included

Listing Term:  Listing term depends listing plan.  You may cancel listing at anytime, for any reason, unless your home is under contract.  The MLS does not allow us to cancel if a property is under contract.  If a listing is canceled for any reason and the seller later decides to relist the property, a new listing package must be purchased.

Multiple Listing Service (MLS):  The listing is posted to the Columbus MLS, the electronic database exclusively available to license Realtors.  The MLS is the database used by professionals to search for available homes for sales. is searched by buyers all over the world! receives a data feed directly from the MLS and as such is the most accurate, up to date real estate portal available to consumers.  Studies indicate that *87% of home buyers find their homes through agents using the MLS therefore Sellers who do not utilize the MLS system are missing out on approximately 3/4 of the market. *2015 National Association of Realtors Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers.

Local Real Estate Brokerage Websites:  In addition to the Better Homes and Gardens family of websites, your listing will also be posted to most real estate brokerage/company sites!  This includes, but is not limited to Coldwell Banker King Thompson, Keller Williams, Re/Max, Century 21, Sotheby’s and many more!

Zillow, Trulia & More:  Prominent placement on all of the web’s top real estate websites including:, Zillow, Trulia,, Yahoo Homes, AOL Real Estate, MSN Homes, Zip Realty,, Craigslist,,, Google, Kijiji, Oodle, and many more!

Listing on Mobile Applications:  Today’s home buyers aren’t just online looking for homes, but rather they are mobile.  Over 50 percent of the traffic to the top real estate search portals now come directly from mobile devices including smart phones and tablets.  Your home will be featured on all of the top mobile search apps.

Choose Your Buyer Broker Commission Rate:  Select between 1 – 3% to offer to buyer’s agents.  We don’t get a commission for listing your home, however, if you want buyer’s agents to share your offering with their clients, you will want to offer a Buyer Broker Commission.  In addition to the fees above, a $269 fee to broker applies at closing in the event of a sale.

Phone / Text / Email Support:  We are available to you throughout the entire process to answer any questions you may have.

Better Homes and Gardens Sign Included (1 Sign Included):  Better Homes and Gardens has been around since 1924 and is a name that is synonymous with the word home.  It’s also a brand that has over 97% name recognition, and one that people know and trust!  Factors which are incredibly important when selling a home!  Our sign gives home buyers confidence and helps to reassure them that their purchase will be a smooth one.

Printable Color Flyer:  We will provide a printable PDF of the MLS Listing in color for your convenience.  This flyer includes all of the pertinent details on the home, as well as your contact information.

Showing Service:  Agent showing requests are directed to the showing desk ensuring calls are never missed and immediately attended to.  Requests are then forwarded to you in the manner preferred (phone, text, and/or email), where you can immediately approve or decline/reschedule them.

Combination Lock Box:  A combination lock box will be provided which will allow you to grant licensed agents access to the home after you have confirmed their requested showing appointment.  This allows you to conveniently show the home at times you would otherwise be unavailable.

Purchase Contracts and Disclosures:  We will provide the required purchase contracts and disclosures necessary to sell your property.

Coordinating Title & Closing Services:  We will assist you in coordinating title and closing services for your transaction.  This includes the ordering of the preliminary title report, arranging for the title insurance policy and ensuring you receive the re-issue rate if this is something you are entitled to, work to save you money on these services, and ensuring that transaction is smooth and successful.

Market Analysis:  Setting the list price is one of the most important steps in selling a home.  We will prepare a comparative market analysis to helps you determine your home’s current market value, and the appropriate list price for your property.  This will eliminate the guess work associated with pricing a home when selling by owner.

Contract Review & Clarification:  We will assist you in reviewing any purchase offers received on the home and ensuring their compliance.  This includes clarifying the terms and answering basic questions.  This does not include negotiations, or the drafting of specific language for contracts and counter offers.

Handle ALL Negotiations & More:

When an offer is received –

  • Prepare purchase offers, counter offers and supporting documentation
  • Review contracts, supporting documentation and discuss all options
  • Handle all negotiations on your behalf

Inspection period & remedy requests –

  • The time period begins after the buyer and seller have signed the purchase agreement
  • Discuss options and prepare counter offers regarding any remedy requests
  • Handle all negotiations on your behalf
  • Refer you to contractors and assist you in collecting bids/quotes for the agreed remedy requests

Prior to closing at the title company:

  • Review the closing statement to make sure everything is accurate

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