US Flat Fee adds listings

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US Flat Fee adds listings

Hazlet NJ 2014 today announced that the popular flat fee listing service now offers listing display on the leading online real estate portal. is a popular real estate website that attracts nearly five million monthly visits. The new Showcase Listing service from will allow sellers to have their homes marketed on and other sites like zillow and trulia.

The Showcase Listing service is included as part of the  listing package and is available for only $289.00. In comparison, traditional real estate companies typically charge a commission equal to 6% of a home’s sales price. All listings, at no additional charge receive: multiple photos, clickable mapping links, color brochures printable directly from web site and much more.  Visit the web for more details.  If the homeowner finds their own buyer without the assistance of a real estate agent, no additional fee is due.

Sellers see this service as a way to gain the massive exposure of the MLS and major web sites, while still retaining the ability to sell on their own, and not pay a selling agent commission.  Should the buyer end up coming from a real estate agent, the seller is only obligated to pay the selling agency portion of the commission.  They save the listing commission or approx. 50% of what most sellers pay.   The small upfront Flat Fee (can be payable by credit card) is a bargain for the exposure offered when you consider how much newspaper ads and other services cost.  Add to that the fact that nearly 80% of all home sales are through the Multiple Listing Service and you can see why it makes sense.

While For Sale By Owners, commonly referred to as FSBO’s, are the main users of Flat Fee MLS services, it really makes sense for most sellers.  Any serious seller can save thousands of dollars compared to selling through a higher commission broker.   While an agent is not there to hold your hand every day throughout the process, everything you really need to get your home sold is included.  For those sellers who want a little more “hands on: service from a broker when a contract comes in, “end services” are available for a small additional fee.  This end service includes: prequalifying the buyer, sales contract preparation and review, assistance with negotiations to help get you the highest price etc.  Visit our web site for more details and the latest information.

The typical home seller saves nearly $13,000 in commission and this new access to will help even more people sell their home without using the services of a real estate agent.

The new service announced today will help provide consumers with more tools to maximize the sales price of their home and make it easier to use a “by owner” approach to sell a home. In separate studies by Northwestern University and Stanford University, “by owner” sellers were found to be as effective as agents in maximizing the sales price of their homes. After commissions are factored into the equation, the studies reported, sellers who sell “by owner” actually save more money, and retain more equity, than sellers who sell through agents. The September issue of Consumer Reports magazine also reported that FSBO sellers are more likely to get their asking price while agents deliver, on average, a sales price that is $5,000 less than the original asking price.

About is a leading “by owner” real estate website. Since 1999, has saved home sellers thousands of dollars by providing premium Internet marketing services, MLS listing services, property pricing reports, real estate guidance and information, downloadable legal forms, as well as live customer support, to help customers independently sell their own homes. The company charges a modest fee for its wide range of advertising and real estate resources, priced from $289 to $495. In contrast, a person selling a $300,000 home through a real estate agent would be charged a 6% commission fee and pay approximately $18,000. Prospective homebuyers can browse property database, available at, at no charge.


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