discount mls: Another MLS Expansion into Southwest Florida - flat fee listing service expands - 03/26/08 01:47 AM
I have stated many times just how powerful the MLS has become as a marketing tool.  The MLS is used by all Realtors in a local area to locate properties for their customers.  The MLS powers major websites like, Florida Living Network, Cyberhomes, Google Base, Yahoo, the local newspaper's sites, and hundreds of others.  The Mid-Florida Regional Multiple Listing Service which our firm is a member of is expanding some more.  5 Realtor Associations in Southwest Florida have joined the Mid Florida MLS. 
The Venice association came online March 1.  The Englewood association is coming online next week.  The 3 others are … (0 comments)

discount mls: MLS listing service expansion - announcement - 01/08/08 08:25 AM
We have expanded our flat fee MLS listing service yet again.  With the additions of Alachua County (metro Gainesville area), Citrus County (Inverness/Crystal River), and Nassau County (just north of Jax) that gives us a total of 22 Florida counties that we can list properties in the local MLS for you. 
The counties we now service are: Alachua, Brevard, Broward, Citrus, DeSoto, Flagler, Hardee, Hillsborough, Lake, Marion, Martin, Miami-Dade, Nassau, Orange, Osceola, East & Central Pasco, Palm Beach, Polk, Seminole, Saint Lucie, Sumter, and Volusia (West, Daytona, and New Smyrna).
I expect even more counties to be added as 2008 progresses. So stay tuned. 
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discount mls: Expansion of Mid Florida MLS - 11/01/07 02:44 AM
I have stated before just how powerful a marketing tool the local MLS has become.  The Mid-Florida Regional Multiple Listing Service which our firm is a member of is expanding some more.  5 Realtor Associations in Southwest Florida are joining in with Mid Florida MLS in 2008. 
This is certainly good news for everyone involved and allows firms like ours to expand our MLS flat fee listing service to these other counties without the ridiculous overhead of fees to these small Realtor boards. 
Here is a link to the E-newsletter regarding this expansion.  You can note that the Realtor association leaders in Venice … (6 comments)

discount mls: Central Florida properties for sale - auction property also - 10/31/07 02:18 AM
Here are more properties for sale throughout Central Florida.  Some are full service listings and some are discount flat fee MLS listings.  If you would like to see inside any of them, please contact our office.  All are easy to show.

1. 486 Spreading Oak Circle, Apopka, FL 32703.  2 bed / 2 bath attached villa.  The price is cheap.  This is a very unique situation.  It is in probate and the owners are quite motivated to move this property now.  It might even been possible to take over the mortgage payments because the only person liable for the … (0 comments)

discount mls: What to look for with a flat fee MLS broker - 10/27/07 04:05 AM
Flat fee MLS, discount MLS, MLS-only listing, whatever you want to call it, it is the process for consumers to list their property into the local MLS and the related internet sites like for a few hundred dollars with the consumer doing the bulk of the work.  This sort of listing also offers the buyer's agent a commission of 2-3% or more if they procure a buyer for the property. I wrote a detailed explanation about this in a previous blog entitled A word about flat fee MLS listings .
This blog is a follow up article.  I want to describe things to look for in … (5 comments)

discount mls: Florida flat fee listings now available in South FL - 09/07/07 12:27 PM
Today I am excited to announce that our firm can now do flat fee listings in South Florida and the Treasure Coast.  We just joined the Regional MLS in South FL.  Their MLS is the biggest Multiple Listing Service in the State of Florida and covers 5 counties: Miami-Dade County, Broward County, Palm Beach County, Martin County, and St. Lucie County.  These areas include cities like Miami, Homestead, Coral Gables, Kendall, Fort Lauderdale, Boynton Beach, Boca Raton, Hollywood, West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Jupiter, Stuart, Port Saint Lucie, and Fort Pierce.  Very cool. 
We already service all of Central Florida and the Space Coast … (2 comments)

discount mls: A word about flat fee MLS listings - 09/02/07 03:42 AM
With the market as slow as it is right now, many people wonder about doing flat fee MLS listings to help sell their house and save on their bottom line.  During a buyer's market, sellers need all the marketing exposure they can get.  In spite of all the marketing that a good real estate agent can provide you, still the #1 thing that sells most residential properties is being placed in the local MLS.  Additionally the local MLS will automatically upload your property's listing onto many real estate internet sites like,,, and many local and state property sites … (9 comments)

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