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Flat Fee MLS Michigan | List on the Realtor MLS Direct

Author By Jeff Kermath    Updated June 19th, 2024

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Choose your buyer agent commission. Offer NO commission if you wish, the choice is yours! 

Sell Direct - Buy Direct + MLS Listing! We refer buyers direct to you! No more high commissions! Our Flat Fee MLS program utilizes to route buyers direct to you to save on commission!

Flat Fee MLS Listings statewide in Michigan.  Our business model is perfect for anyone who wants the same, great mls listing without the high commission!  I'm sure you've read on the NAR lawsuit.   The days of high commission listings are over. We are here to help you list direct and buy direct.

List Local & Direct! 
  We are NOT a referral company like Houzeo and the rest.  We are the flat fee mls broker that inputs and oversees all of our listings!

We are a family owned and operated business. Jeff Kermath, the broker, oversees and inputs all of his Flat Fee MLS listings. Jeff's been a licensed flat fee mls broker for over 20 years with over 6,200 listings as of 3.23. Jeff also used to own his own mortgage company so is well versed in helping sellers verify solid approvals and smooth closings. Read our flat fee MLS reviews.

Best Flat Fee MLS Listing Packages

We offer multiple packages tailored to fit every seller's needs. Understanding that each situation is different, our flexible options allow you to choose the package that works best for you. From comprehensive full-service plans to more budget-friendly solutions, we're dedicated to finding the perfect fit for your goals and financial requirements. With Kermath Realty by your side, you'll have the confidence and support to sell with ease and success, no matter which package you select.

Best Flat Fee MLS, Discount Realtor in Michigan! 

What is a Flat Fee MLS Listing?  A flat fee mls listing is where the seller pays a small flat fee at the time of listing is input into the local MLS instead of paying a huge commission when your home sells.  More from Wikipedia here on Flat Fee MLS listings.

What is the MLS?  The MLS or Multiple Listing Service is the database that all local Realtors use to input their listings into. Once a home is listed into the local MLS, id datafeeds to hundreds of sites like, Zillow, Redfin, C21, Keller Williams and tons of other sites! 

Flat Fee MLS Listing Michigan. We list your property on the Michigan MLS - REALTOR ® MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE - for a low flat fee. Our discount REALTOR® system works great with for sale by owners or any other seller. We are a fee for service company letting you pay for the exact service you want. Please give us a call for more questions.  Our company name is Kermath Realty, we are located in Saline, MI, just south of Ann Arbor.   We offer flat fee service for most markets in Michigan.

For Sale By Owner or FSBO, with Flat Fee MLS Listings! The best of both worlds! A Flat Fee MLS Listing is where the seller pays a small flat fee at the time the property is listed. This Flat Fee up front as opposed to paying the traditional 6% or 7% typically charged at closing. Some people call this Flat Rate MLS Listing, but the more common term is Flat Fee MLS Listing. The Seller is listed but essentially also has For Sale By Owner, FSBO benefits.

How Flat Fee MLS Listing Michigan Works

Listing your property with Kermath Realty / Flat Fee Michigan is easy, simple, and straightforward. To get started, simply choose a listing package that best suits your needs. Next, proceed to our secure order page and complete your transaction using a credit card. Once your payment is processed, you'll receive digital documents to complete, which typically takes just 20 minutes of your time. Lastly, email us high-quality photos of your property to showcase its best features. Once we have your documents; listing agreement, sellers disclosures, lead based paint (provided) and the datasheet giving us the info on your home and photos we login as the broker / member of the MLS & input your listing. We have you listed generally within 24 hours.

Sellers doing Flat Fee MLS Listings are still required to sign a listing agreement offering a commission to a buyer's agent. This "Cooperative fee" is usually half or about 3%. If you try to offer less than the standard cooperative fee the seller runs the risk of buyer's agents avoiding them. All sellers listed in the MLS have to sign a listing agreement.

With Flat Fee MLS Listings a home seller has choices as far as the "Level of Service". This means the seller is not obligated to have the listing agent (Flat Fee MLS Listing Broker) provide all of the services a "Traditional" agent does. This saves the home seller a considerate amount of money.

We do offer "Full Service" for the sellers who desire that level of service. Full Service means offers are emailed to not only the seller but us too as the listing agent. We help the seller negotiate to get top dollar, help with inspection, pre-approval, title insurance and appraisal. So, utilizing full service with a Flat Fee MLS Listing gives the home seller the same great service a traditional agent does for a fraction of the cost!

The main differences flat fee MLS listing and traditional services, flat fee allows the seller to sell as a for sale by owner FSBO 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.

To summarize, a Flat Fee MLS Listing gives a home seller the same, great exposure as if listed by any local, top producing agent. The seller has For Sale By Owner privileges with all of the benefits of being listed in the local MLS.

More about Flat Fee MLS Referral Companies

When searching for a reliable real estate partner, it's essential to avoid "Referral Companies" that often generate a litany of complaints, issues, and poor service. As Michigan's #1 Flat Fee MLS Direct & Local Listing service, we are THE member of the local MLS that input and oversee your listing. These other "Flat Fee Referral Companies" are not licensed real estate companies. It's a war fighting these referral companies with their deep pockets and huge programming budgets attempting to sway you, the consumer / home seller to list with them.

As a licensed Realtor, we must first understand that you cannot do a Flat Fee MLS Listing without a Realtor. That Realtor or licesned real estate company must me a member of the local MLS board to actually input your listing into the MLS. All of the companies listed here ARE NOT Realtors but also represent that they can provide advise or assistance to sellers. NOTE: You must be a licensed real estate agent to provide assistance or help with home sellers in our state.

Many of these companies represent they can help you... They cannot. They tend to have great programming and not only take your buyer leads but attempt to run your listing, leads, showings, offers and anything else through your site. Attempting to run things through their site is the worst way to do things. Realtors tend to avoid doing things the difficult way, going through these "Referral sites"...

Reasons why you should not list with referral companies:

  1. They are not real estate companies.
  2. They are not the member of the mls to input your listing.
  3. They will capture any for sale by owner lead and sell it for profit.
  4. They make it very hard for agents to show your home.
  5. They are control freaks trying to be the new standard and platform running everything through their site.
  6. They only care about profit, not you nor the success of your home sale.
  7. They can not offer advise or help with the sale of your property.
  8. They are NOT licensed, therefore it is illegal for them to offer advise.

Reasons why you SHOULD list with us:

  1. We are the licensed Realtor that will get you into the MLS.
  2. We are the MLS members.
  3. We provide amazing service (helps increase the odds of a successful sale).
  4. We can provide full Realtor services helping from start to finish.
  5. We want 1000% satisfaction so you refer us to everyone you know.

Selling your home is typically one of the most stressful things in life. It's usually your largest asset too. This means you want the best. The best BBB rating, the most competent broker handling things to lower the stress level. We believe that your listing deserves personalized attention, dedicated service, and a team that genuinely cares about your success. By choosing to work directly with us, you can have confidence in a smooth, transparent, and satisfying experience, free from the frustrations and complications that referral-based services may bring.
Kermath Realty has been a licensed Realtor in Michigan for over 25 years. The choice is simple.

Frequently Asked Questions about Flat Fee MLS Michigan

After you sign up at our site, you will need to downloand and complete the mls listing docs: Listing agreement, lead based paint, sellers disclosures, agency form and the datasheet.  This only takes about 20 minutes of your time. The sooner you email us your docs, the sooner we input you into the MLS.  You will also email photos and a description.  Once we have your info, we'll login and input you within 24 hours and send you a proof. We'll also mail the sign and lockbox within 24 hours too. After you proof your flat fee mls listing and email us changes we'll make those changes then go live!  We are very quick and efficient.  We pride ourselves on providing great service so you refer others to us so they too can save.
It is posted on the MLS for agents to see.
Yes, you may cancel your listing at anytime, unless your home is under contract.
No, only a licensed REALTOR® who is member NAR (National Association of Realtors) and the local MLS board can list on the MLS. There is no other way.
You only pay the flat fee at time of listing and you owe us no money at closing.
Many sellers do use this option. However, some have never heard of listing for a flat fee and some feel there is some catch or it is too good to be true. The more research you do, you will see this is the best way to sell a property.
No, as your listing looks just like all other listings on the MLS. You are listed the exact same way as all other listings. How much money you pay us to list your property is not posted on the MLS and agents are not concerned with how much you paid us, they are only concerned with how much money they will make.

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