Hey Grapevine, Texas. What is a flat fee MLS listing?

What is a Flat Fee MLS Listing?

A “Flat Fee MLS Listing” refers to the practice in the real estate industry of a seller entering into a service agreement with a real estate broker who accepts a flat fee rather than a percentage of the sale price for the listing side of the transaction.

What is a Multiple Listing Service (MLS)?

Today, through more than 800 local and regional MLS associations across the USA, brokers share information on properties they have listed and invite other brokers to cooperate in their sale in exchange for compensation.

What is a For Sale By Owner (FSBO)

Abbreviated as FSBO, a home offered for sale without the assistance of a real estate agent. FSBO’s receive a ton of calls from agents trying to get an MLS listing.

What is the difference between a Flat Fee MLS Listing and traditional 6% listing service?

The cost of the listing is a fixed amount not a percentage.
Flat Fee MLS Listings avoid conflicts of interest.

What is the difference between a Flat Fee MLS Listing and a FSBO?

The FSBO seller does all the work to avoid agent fees and commissions. With our service, we help you want with pictures, lock box, signs, flyers, showing service, negotiating, closing, market analysis, and good old advice.

What questions should I be asking?

What are all the fees and commissions? (Avoid hidden fees)
Do you help with pricing strategies? (Get a market analysis and explanation)
How will you market my property? (MLS, photos, web sites, sign, flyer)
How will you schedule appointments? (You or a showing service)
What is your track record? (Past performance, how many deals are you working)
How do you provide representation? (Who is the point of contact, who handles negotiation)
Do I have to speak to buyers and their agents? (You or agent)
Do you provide transaction and closing assistance? (You or agent)
How long will it take to get my listing in MLS? (Days or weeks)
How do you communicate with me? (Email, text, phone, help desk)

What are my closing expenses?

Your REALTOR® should help you understand your closing expenses at the time of the listing based on your approximate list price. When an offer is received, contract terms can be different based on timing and terms and another evaluation is required to correctly understand the offer in hand.

How does the buyer agent get paid?

Real Estate is a unique industry in that the Seller sets and pays the representation fee for the Buyer. The amount you pay is negotiated in your listing agreement.

What should I do to get my home ready to sale?

The way you sell a home and live in a home are different things. The foremost number one thing to do is, “declutter” counters, walls and rooms.

Should I make repairs to sell my home?

Making repairs leads to a better sales price and a faster sell. Your market analysis and REALTOR® should assist you in making repair decisions.

How will I see where my home is shown on the Internet?

After your listing is live, Google search your property address. You will see all the major sites on the first page. 

What are the steps involved in selling my home?

Ask your REALTOR®, most people consider the fee paid to a REALTOR® worth the investment, for the convenience, time savings, and overall guidance provided.


DFWCityhomes is an established Flat Fee MLS listing Service and Full Service real estate company that represents buyers and sellers in Grapevine, Texas. Our clients receive a full service experience with agent representation at a fraction of the cost. Our simplified process is hassle free, proven, and effective.

Interested in learning more? Click MLS Listing Services and Buyer Rebate Services to see how we may help you. Contact Us or Call (214)-207-0210 and we will explain to you how our services can save you time and money.


Historic Grapevine, Texas is a charming town of nearly 50,000 located in the heart of the Dallas/Fort Worth area that offers big-city amenities while maintaining small-town friendliness. Grapevine’s beautifully restored Historic Main Street District, chock-full of unique galleries, antique stores, specialty shops and restaurants is one of the many focal points of the town. Residents enjoy world-class shopping at Grapevine Mills – the largest value-oriented shopping experience in the Southwest – and Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World dedicated to the outdoor enthusiast. Grapevine is a city in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex located in the U.S. state of Texas. The city is almost entirely located in northeast Tarrant County, with small portions extending into neighboring Dallas and Denton counties.

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