Broker Direct Flat Fee MLS Listing Service
We Help California FSBOs:
Easily list home on the MLS
Get maximum exposure & sell for top dollar
With all the necessary forms
Everything done online - No Printing
Save a lot of money
California Licensed Broker
Locally operated top Flat Fee Broker. Expert in this industry since 1998.
Save the Commission
Sellers save money using our flat fee MLS service by only paying the buyers agent commission, usally 2.5%.
Your local MLS, Realtor.com + Zillow & MANY other sites across the country.
Easy Online Setup
We make getting your property listed on the MLS easy. Get ready for all the showings!
State Disclosure Forms
All required selling forms & disclosures are included in our packages.
We Are Proud of our 5 Stars
100% of our clients say they loved our service, the money they saved & would refer us to friends & family.
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Questions? Contact Us (800) 839-1981
How Flat Fee Guru Works
1. Get Started
Choose the package thats right for you. Sign up and tell us when you want your listing to go live.
2. Set up your listing
We’ll send you a MLS input form that you can fill out online. Fill in your home’s facts, set your list price, and send us your photos.
3. Go Live
We’ll distribute your listing to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), and it will appear on all major real estate websites, including Zillow, Redfin, Trulia and Realtor.com.
4. Show your home
Agents and buyers will contact you directly to schedule showing apointments. Any call that we receive will be forwarded to you.
5. Receive Offers
6. Close Escrow
Sold! Celebrate all of the money you saved by selling with Flat Fee Gurus!
Your MLS listing with Flat Fee Guru is accessible to over all California real estate agents and is automatically syndicated to appear on over 150 real estate sites.
The Most Complete Flat Fee MLS Listing Service in Mendocino County
Technology is taking over the real estate industry. As a result, flat fee MLS listings are rapidly becoming popular in California. With the rise of home values and 87% of buyers using the internet to find a home, sellers are finding out, they can list their home on the MLS for a flat fee and save tens of thousands. 123 Flat Fee was founded by a husband and wife real estate team who were ranked as top 100 Realtors nationwide 5 years in a row. We provide home sellers the same marketing tools, exposure and services a “5%-6% agent” will use to sell your home without the high cost of a traditional Realtor.
Recent Happy Clients
” I was recommended by a friend and am so happy I followed their recommendation. 123 Flat Fee provided outstanding professional photos of my home, had a sign & posted installed in my yard and listed on the M.L.S. within three days of me signing up. I sold my home in under a week and they took care of all the paperwork. I highly recommend their service.”
“We tried selling our home ourselves posting on Zillow. All we got were calls from agents who wanted to list our home and buyers with creative ideas on how they could buy. The 123 Flat Fee offer was too good to pass up, so we listed with them. I liked the transparency working with them, the fact that I still had control and by us putting a little effort we were able to maximize true market value and put profits in our pocket and not towards an agents BMW payment.”
Common Mendocino County Questions
Is Flat Fee Guru a referral website?
No, we are not. We get at least one to two calls a week from someone who signed up on a competitor’s flat fee website only to find out, their home cannot be listed because that site couldn’t sell the lead/referral to another agent who list homes in Mendocino County or they want more money than what was advertised. Some websites get you to list your home with them, then they send the listing to a Mendocino County broker, who in returns, emails you a listing agreement. We don’t work that way. At Flat Fee Guru, you will start and finish with us. No funny business. We are a local N. California Real Estate company.
Is this the same MLS that Realtors use?
Yes, with Flat Fee Guru, your home will be listed on your local, Mendocino County Multiple Listing Service (MLS), the same MLS that the Realtors in Mendocino County use. There are over 700 MLS’s in the US. We are members of 6 MLS services covering all of Mendocino County and most of Northern California (expanding to S. California soon). For maximum exposure, It is important your home is listed on the correct MLS. Some of our competitor flat fee websites will list you on the wrong MLS. We do not accept MLS listings for for areas outside the areas we cover.
Will Realtors show my home?
Yes. Realtors only avoid homes that are not offering a commission. If you are offering a commission through the MLS you are making a “contractual offer” to buyer agents that you will pay them a commission (typically 2-3%) paid at a successful close of escrow (COE). We have been listing and selling homes here in Mendocino County and throughout Northern California since 1998. We have a great working relationship with many Realtors and Brokers throughout Mendocino County. Realtors may not like the fact that we take listings away from them because of our flat fee model, but they know we are easy to work.
Am I in control of my MLS listing?
Yes and no. Yes, once you sign up with our service, you will fill out the MLS property description input form on-line and we will input your listing the way you want it to show in the MLS, Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, etc. But no, you are not literally inputting the listing in the MLS yourself. Only a California licensed real estate agent or broker who is a member of our local MLS here in Mendocino County can input listings in the MLS. Any company that gives you the impression to the contrary is not being truthful.
Are flat fee MLS listings common?
Yes, flat fee (fee for service or fee-based listing service) is becoming very popular especially here in California. It is estimated that over 20% of real estate sales do not use a commission-based listing agent anymore. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has a section on their website informing consumers how much money they can save by using a flat fee service like ours (aka fee for service).
The real estate industry would like you to believe otherwise; that is no longer true. Mendocino County home sellers can capture a tremendous cost savings by understanding just a small amount of how real estate works (such as knowing they can list on the MLS for a flat fee).
Would I still be considered a FSBO?
For sale by owner (FSBO) means that you are not working with any real estate agent whatsoever. Only a real estate agent or broker can list a property for a flat fee on the MLS, so technically, you would no longer be considered “for sale by owner”.
The success rate of a “for sale by owner” is typically low because they are not getting the exposure the MLS offers and nearly 90% of home buyers are working with a Realtor. And of course, agents need to make a living and will only show homes on the MLS. Flat Fee Guru solves the problem by giving Mendocino County home seller a cost savings of not using a commission-based listing agent. In addition, the seller may find a buyer who does not have an agent which allows them to effectively pay zero commission.
Ghassan Shalabi, Broker
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