I don't think you can. Do they show any FSBO listings? (It's been a while
since I have looked and can't remember if they do or not).
Have you tried listing the house with the housing authority on base? Any
time there are new transients they check with them first.
You never did say whether or not you you ended up at Pax River (in
Maryland). Fort Mead?
Y'know, I saw an advertisement here in San Antonio which said that this
one company (agent?) would put your property on the MLS for about
$150.00. It was designed for FSBOs and, for once, appeared totally
honest in saying they just list...don't sell.
It implies an automatic 3% savings because you don't have to pay the
person who rips you off by listing and not doing anything.
You can in Pugetopolis. It costs a flat rate, and I believe the company
who sent me the ad also would, for various flat (and pretty darn
reasonable) rates would give you the forms you need and basic advice on
how they are filed, etc. I'd scan the yellow pages and start calling and
asking. If I were a **good** realtor, I'd known a question on where to
find this was an opportunity for a "positive contact" and that the
seller or a friend of the seller could call me back when FSBO didn't
Best of luck
The MLS *is* your "real estate agent." Around here we have agents who fan the
neighborhoods offering "free appraisels." Especially when a nearby home sells.
List your house with them and yhey disappear, never to be seen again.
Not bad work for 25% of a 5% sale commission, but now that homes here are
selling for 400,000.- minimum, (250,000.- about 6 years ago) many are
negotiating lower commissions from their MLS agents.
All of the realtors I know, refuse to deal with FSBO. I have two realtor
friends that will list and handle the paper work on an exclusive for 1%. For
that is not worth it to me to screw with the paper work. good luck
BWA HA HA HAAAAA HAAA!
Dream on, cheapskate.
Oh yeah, remember this when you have your 20th neighborhood nosey
tire-kicker trampling through your living room a few weeks from
now. You'll need a laugh then too.
The real Tom Pendergast [ So if you meet me, have some courtesy,
aka I-zheet M'drurz [ have some sympathy, and some taste.
Members of the MLS agree to "cooperate" with brokers whose agents
represent buyers of properties. By cooperating the broker representing the
seller agrees to compensate the broker representing the buyer. The amount of
compensation is indicated on the listing. Agents generally
will avoid showing properties where the commission offered is less than a
typical listing. Also, the buyer agrency agreement may stipulate that in the
case where a buyer purchases a property where less than 3 percent (for
example) is offered to the broker representing the buyer,
the buyer must make up the difference out of pocket at settlement.
There are discount companies that will put your listing in the MLS system
and a few databases for a fee, however the seller must still compensate the
broker representing the buyer(s). Usually these discount companies add
charges along the way for handling the contract, home inspection, etc.
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