After a career as an officer in Special Forces with the United State Army, Chris began his full-time adventure in real estate in 1992 and started his own brokerage in 1997. In 1999 and 2000 Chris tested several models designed to improve consumer satisfaction with the real estate sales experience, and in 2001 Chris implemented the Flat Fee MLS concept.
In 2011 Chris was elected to the University Place City Council. He has served on the State Department of Licensing Task Force 18.85, which reviewed Washington’s law of real estate licensing; on US Congressman Adam Smith’s Technology Advisory Council; on the Northwest Multiple Listing Service By-Laws Committee; as a Director of Seattle King County REALTORS® and Washington REALTORS®; as a Director of Fircrest Golf Club; and as a member of the University Place Economic Development Commission and Traffic Impact Fee ad hoc committee. Chris is a graduate of Niagara University.
Selling as a for sale by owner (FSBO) in without listing on the MLS can be very difficult. Most by owner's end up listing with a real estate agent. Without the MLS, it's difficult to market your property. We feel listing on the MLS for a flat fee is the best way to sell a property. Flat Fee Group offers the best flat fee brokers in the nation. The key to selling your property and getting top dollar is listing on the MLS and pricing your home correctly.
Flat Fee Group offers a free FSBO website when you list. You can post your listing to Facebook. This is not the key to selling but it does not hurt. Getting on the MLS with the right broker is the key to selling. Call and interview your broker today and let them guide you the sometimes very complicated process.
Flat Fee Group, LLC is national group of independent real estate brokers. We list your property on the multiple listing service called the MLS and other national and local real estate websites such as Realtor.com, Zillow.com, Trulia.com, Homes.com and many more for a low flat fee. You can sell your home as a for sale by owner (FSBO) and pay no buyer agent commission and be listed with an agent at the same time, it's the best of both ways.
All brokers and agents with Flat Fee Group are independent and not a 3rd party referral site. You can call and interview your broker before you list. Many flat fee companies you find on the internet are 3rd party referral sites, meaning they take your listing and refer out to a broker in your state. The problem with 3rd party referral sites, you cannot interview your broker before listing and most of the time, they pick the broker willing to work for the least amount of money. You want a good flat fee broker, so choose Flat Fee Group and feel confident you are getting the right listing broker. Flat Fee Group was voted best national FLAT FEE MLS site.
Is the practice in the real estate industry where a seller enters into a listing 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. The buyer's broker is still typically offered a percentage though that could be a flat fee as well. A discount Washington REALTOR® flat fee MLS brokerage typically unbundles the services a traditional real estate brokerage offers and list the property for sale in the local multiple listing service (MLS) a la carte without requiring the seller to use its services for valuation assistance, negotiating, transaction management and showing accompaniment. See our state and city local Flat Fee MLS brokers. Most flat fee brokers do offer full service brokerage services. Many flat fee brokers are limited service brokers but we offer full service brokerage as well.
In the by owner MLS ®, the listing agreement between the real estate broker and the property owner typically requires the broker to enter the property into the MLS and provide other contracted services, with the broker acting as what the traditional industry has coined a "limited service broker". However, the flat fee industry prefers the term a la carte broker because the services are not limited. Instead freedom of choice is expanded to allow sellers to pick from a menu of services.
Within the nontraditional real estate services market, there are multiple programs offered to sellers that share the common objective of saving the consumer money by reducing the overall expense of selling real estate. A "nontraditional service" does not automatically entail "limited service". For instance, some full-service brokers list properties under a full-service agreement but charge a "flat rate" that is not a percentage of the sales price.
For Sale By Owner MLS ( Multiple Listing Service in) is not different from traditional real estate brokerage services. Because the MLS requires a listing agreement between a real estate broker and property owner, the rapid explosion of discount flat fee service providers has created a gap in the States developing laws governing flat fee services provided by real estate broker.
The main differences flat fee Washington Multiple Listing Service and traditional services, flat fee allows the seller to sell as a for sale by owner in and not pay a commission. With traditional commissioned real estate agents, if you sell your own property, you will own the agent a high commission. Flat fee listing allows the customer to sell as a FSBO and with an agent, having the best of both worlds.
You are not a for sale by owner FSBO on the MLS, you are listed with an agent but still have the option to sell your own property without paying a buyer agent commission. We are a discount real estate broker from the normal 6% commission. Flat Rate or Flat Fee MLS listing services have been around for years but is fast becoming more popular when selling your property.
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