Coshocton Ohio Flat Fee MLS Listing
Why Would We Do This?
Many agents and clients think we must be crazy to list properties at such a low flat fee. How can we possibly make money selling homes at the listing fees we offer? The truth of the matter is we make our money on volume. We sell lots of homes all over Coshocton plus the entire state of Ohio and our business continues to grow.
Today a lot of sellers are thinking things like this:
“Why am I paying so much money to a real estate agent to sell my house?”
“I could almost sell my house myself if I could just get in the MLS”
“How much work is my realtor actually doing for a 6% commission?”
We understand why sellers are asking these questions. With all the information available online sellers don’t see the value in a listing agent anymore and this is why we have modified our business plan to meet the needs and demands of sellers in today’s market.
Times They Are a-Changin’
Real Estate Agents used to have special access to MLS listings through their local board and the MLS Book. Did you know the MLS Book no longer exist and the special access agents used to have has been greatly diminished? Now the information is available directly to the public.
With the existence of Zillow, Homes.com, Trulia, and all the other real estate websites it has become very easy for homeowners to figure out what their property is worth. This used to be the job of the “Expert Realtor” but now with the mass amount of information available to the consumer just about anyone can look at the market of listings and figure out their property value WITHOUT A REAL ESTATE AGENT. Simply put the value a listing agent used to have has been replaced by the internet and the information highway.
Why Do I Need the MLS?
“Can’t just list my house on Zillow and it will sell?”
While it is possible to list your house on Zillow and sell it you are missing one Very Powerful Marketing Tool. In fact many of our clients come from people who tried Zillow for several months and couldn’t find a buyer. Zillow is just one small piece of the puzzle.
The MLS Listing is still the most powerful way to market your home.
The MLS is the one last resource real estate agents have that gives them an advantage over the public. Once your property is listed in the MLS it will instantly be displayed on all of the hundreds of real estate website such as Realtor.com, Homes.com, Zillow, Trulia, etc. The exposure is massive and buyers will start seeing it within minutes of it being listed. A single website can not touch the power of syndication that the MLS possesses.
Another reason why the MLS is so powerful is because of it’s availability to buyer agents. Buyer agents are not looking on Zillow or any other 3rd party website to find properties for their clients. Buyer agents are searching their local MLS and sending their clients listings directly from the MLS. Thousand of buyer agents are searching the MLS across Ohio everyday looking for listings to show their buyers. This is why the MLS is so much more powerful than just listing your property on Zillow. Without the MLS your listing is not being seen by most buyers.
We Are a Selling Machine
We have sold over 1,000 properties and through that have gained a vast amount of experience in negotiating and closing sales. Other than our showcase Coshocton For Sale by Owner MLS listing we offer virtually most of the same services that traditional real estate agents offer. With our full service plan we take care of all the Marketing, Scheduling Showings, Feedback, Contracts, Negotiations, Inspections, Closing and more. We also provide a Comparative Market Analysis even though you can usually figure that part out on your own.
(You can see a breakdown of all of our services in our listing plans)
As you can see we are doing the same things as a traditional real estate agent but you save THOUSANDS in commissions!
We Meet a New Demand
We are simply meeting the demand of the consumer. Sellers don’t want to pay high fees to a listing agent. Sellers don’t want to see all of their equity wind up in a real estate agents pocket. We offer a solution to meet this growing demand which is our Coshocton Flat Fee MLS Listing.
If you are ready to get started you can order directly from our website. If you have questions give us a call. We are more than happy to answer your questions and discuss the details of our Coshocton MLS listing service.
How our Coshocton Ohio Flat Fee MLS Listing Works
One of the biggest questions we get about our flat fee listing is “Will my house be listed in the local Coshocton MLS?”
The answer is YES. Other flat fee listing sites offer very low fees but your property is usually not placed in your local MLS. We have an advantage as Coshocton Ohio Real Estate Brokers. We are members of all the Ohio MLS’s and we place your listing in the MLS appropriate for your property’s area. Sometimes we even place the listings in two MLS when two MLS overlap an area.
The Real Deal Listing
We are not a third party referral site. When we get your order we are the people who handle the listing and service. We do not send your listing off to some unknown agent. We actually manually insert every single listing by hand. This is the only way to get listed in the Coshocton Realtor MLS. In other words this is the real deal listing.
Your Flat Fee MLS Listing will look just like all other listings
Your listing will not look any different than any other MLS listing. We insert our listings the same way as all the other Coshocton agents and it will be displayed the same way as all the other listings. When buyers see your listing online they will have no way of knowing it is a flat fee listing. What this means is you get the exact same kind of listing that other sellers pay 6% to 7% for a fraction of the cost.
The Bottom Line
We take great pride in what we offer and what we do. It’s rewarding to be able to save sellers so much money in listing fees. Of course it comes back to us in the volume of business we do. It’s really a win-win for you as the seller and us as the listing broker. See our Frequently Asked Questions below and if you have additional questions give us a call.
Scott Marvin – Broker Owner
Terry Carter – Agent Owner