flat fee mls: How does a Florida flat fee MLS listing work - 05/30/08 09:25 AM
This is a quick summary of our flat fee MLS listing program. We currently service 25+ counties in Central Florida, South Florida, West Florida, the Space Coast, and the Treasure Coast.
With a Basic MLS Listing Plan, your property information along with up to 10 color photos gets placed into the local MLS and gets advertised onto the many websites associated with it like Realtor.com, Florida Living Network, Google Base, and many others. You take care of the showings, the negotiations, and the closing. If another Realtor sells it, you pay them the pre-advertised commission rate (typically around 3% or so). If you sell … (0 comments)

flat fee mls: Things to look for when hiring a flat fee MLS listing broker / Realtor - 05/24/08 02:16 AM
If you shop around on the internet, no doubt you will find plenty of Florida real estate companies to list your for sale by owner property in the MLS for a flat fee.  However, not all firms are the same.  Price is not the only issue.  When selling your biggest asset, your house or investment property, is it really that big a deal if you save an extra $200-300 and go with a cheapo flat fee listing firm?  Especially if your home does not sell as a result of your efforts.   Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about our flat fee MLS listing … (0 comments)

flat fee mls: Flat fee MLS listing service in Ocala and Marion County - 04/03/08 09:21 AM
We offer our flat fee discount MLS listing in Marion County and all of metro Ocala. For sale by owner and FSBO services. Advertise your property along with up to 10 color photographs of it in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and Realtor.com. We have 2 inexpensive pricing plans, a Basic Listing and a Deluxe Listing. For more info on pricing and services please go to our discount mls flat fee listing website.
This is the best way of advertising your property to over all the real estate agents in the Ocala / Marion County area and thousands of buyers via the internet. Multiple … (0 comments)

flat fee 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 Realtor.com, 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)

flat fee mls: The finest in MLS listing services in Orlando, Kissimmee, Apopka, Deltona, and Central & South Florida - For Sale By Owner FSBO services - 02/19/08 09:28 AM
Locally owned and operated in Altamonte Springs, Florida.  We currently service 22 counties in Florida, but we are not a giant listing factory.  We are more like a mom & pop establishment using 21st century technology and experience.
We offer flat fee MLS listings and discount real estate brokerage services in addition to the traditional full service available to our customers.  If you are a For Sale By Owner a/k/a FSBO in Orlando, Kissimmee, Apopka, Altamonte Springs, Deltona, or anywhere around Central Florida please consider our firm before you go the traditional Realtor route.
         These are just 2 of the MLS's that we … (0 comments)

flat fee mls: 4512 Flintlock Drive, Orlando, FL 32808 - 3/2/2 house, no money down, creative financing -- lease optioned - 02/12/08 06:45 AM
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Rob Arnold, ABR, CPL, CRB, GRI, Managing real estate broker, Licensed mortgage broker, Notary Public
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Your full service and investor friendly Realtor in Orlando. Learn to invest in Central Florida real estate and Orlando real estate. Investor mentoring and counseling available. I also provide flat fee MLS listings, For Sale By Owner, and menu-based services in Florida.
We buy houses cash, sell properties, and list properties in Central Florida including Orlando, Winter Park, Maitland, College Park, Ocoee, Winter Garden, Apopka, Pine Hills, Altamonte Springs, Casselberry, Longwood, Winter Springs, Oviedo, … (0 comments)

flat fee mls: President Bush pushing for tax relief - 01/18/08 03:49 AM
There is some good news out of Washington today.  President Bush has proposed a big plan to help stimulate the economy.  The plan includes income tax cuts and tax rebates.  You can read the details on USA Today.  Any relief is definitely a good thing.  I don't know if what he is proposing is enough.  It might be too little too late, but it is better than nothing. 
  
Now if we can just get the Florida legislature to give us some meaningful property tax relief in 2008 besides this band-aid proposal on the January ballot. 
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flat fee 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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flat fee mls: Merry Christmas to all ! - 12/24/07 05:58 AM
I am not afraid to say it.  I don't get all this "Happy Holidays" nonsense.  Is anyone actually offended by Christmas?  Has Christmas become a politically incorrect holiday?  I sure hope not because life is way too short to get offended over something that silly.  It seems kind of weird, but I seriously can't recall one person this year whether in a store or just while I am out and about that said the phrase "Merry Christmas" to me.  All have said "Happy Holidays" or "Have a good holiday." But I digress ...
So to everyone I know including all my … (10 comments)

flat fee mls: Central Florida houses for sale - 12/02/07 08:53 AM
These are some of our featured properties that we have for sale.  If you are interested in showing or seeing the inside of any of these properties, please contact me.   Both of these are flat fee mls, for sale by owner listings.
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1. 1153 Northcrest Drive, Apopka 32703. 4 bed/2 bath block house, 1785sf, newly remodeled throughout, possible lease purchase or trade for the down payment. MLS# o4802378. *** HOUSE WAS SOLD.  THIS SELLER SAVED OVER $4000 BY USING OUR SERVICES. ***
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2. 905 N. Boston Avenue, Deland 32724. 2 bed/1 bath/1-car garage frame house. 3-lots on over 1/2 … (0 comments)

flat fee mls: Statistical Comparison of Limited Service Listing vs. Full Service Listing - 12/01/07 10:02 AM
I've been wanting to do a statistical analysis of limited service listings compared to full-service listings for a while now.  I wanted to compare the 2 for listed vs. sold ratio, days on market, and sold price.  So today I did a very "unscientific" analysis by performing searches in our local MLS.
I did a search of 6 Florida counties surrounding Orlando - Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole, and W. Volusia Counties for the last 6 months (6/1/07 - 12/1/07). 
Honestly, the results shocked me.  I was expecting that with a full service listing you have a full-time Realtor trying to market and negotiate the … (10 comments)

flat fee mls: College Park property for sale - Orlando, Florida - 11/27/07 08:18 AM
This is one of the properties mentioned in a previous posting (#2 on the list).  We sold this one to an investor for dirt cheap from a motivated seller.  The rehab has been completed and it is ready for an end user.
211 W. King Street, Orlando, Florida 32804.  3 bed / 1 bath / 1-car garage block house on big corner lot.  MLS # o4814553. 
BEST DEAL IN COLLEGE PARK. POSSIBLE SELLER FINANCING. DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCE $$$ AVAILABLE FROM CITY. PRICED $25,000 UNDER MARKET VALUE FOR QUICK SALE.       
Virtual Tour: http://www.tourthisplace.com/41011901
Beautifully remodeled home on big corner lot.  New kitchen & bath, … (2 comments)

flat fee mls: Properties for sale in Central Florida - BOTH PROPERTIES SOLD - 11/27/07 08:03 AM
These are the latest properties that we listed this last week.  If you are interested in showing or seeing the inside of any of these properties, please contact me.   

1. 116 Cedar Road, Ocala, FL 34472.  3 bed /2 bath / 2-car garage block house.  Newly painted inside and out. New carpet and tile.  Motivated seller.  The price is right.  MLS # o4815056. -- OFF MARKET, UNDER CONTRACT
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2.  210 Villa Di Este Terrace #104, Lake Mary, FL 32746. 2 bed / 2 bath / 2-car garage condominium.  Seller financing available - no money down - EZ … (0 comments)

flat fee mls: Properties available for sale in Central Florida - 11/23/07 09:03 AM
Here are some featured properties that we have for sale.  Some are full service listings and some are flat fee listings. All properties that we have for sale can be viewed on our property site.  If you want to show any of these or see inside, feel free to give me a call.
1.  522 Midland Avenue, Apopka, FL 32703. 3 bed/2 bath w/ huge 4-car garage and workshop/possible mother-in-law apartment on double lot in downtown Apopka. MLS# O4779977 . PRICED TO SELL. *** SOLD VIA LEASE OPTION ***
2.  1341 Lyndale Blvd., Winter Park, FL 32789.  Brand new in 2007 4 bed/3 bath executive … (2 comments)

flat fee mls: New property listing -- seller financing in Orlando -- OFF MARKET - 11/19/07 05:06 AM
Here is the latest listing for sale.  This one is a flat fee MLS listing that we listed last week.  I have a few more coming online shortly, but they came in over the weekend and we are still working on them.  If you would like to show this property or see inside, just call me.

909 Vista Palma Way, Orlando, Florida 32825. 4 bed/2 bath/1-car garage block house. Located in Southeast Orlando. BIG 5% COMMISSION to cooperating brokerages. MLS# o4813777 .
Come see this comfortable 4 bedroom house, centrally located, and walking distance to the local college, with ceramic floor, fenced backyard, and … (0 comments)

flat fee mls: One more new listing -- OFF MARKET, RENTED - 11/13/07 11:33 AM
Just listed this one on Monday. I am co-brokering this property with another broker.  If you want to show it or see inside, let me know.
1814 Grasmere Drive, Apopka, Florida 32703. 3 bed/2 bath/2-car garage block house.  Move-in condition, clean clean clean.  Great location with easy access to shopping, restaurants, 429 expressway, and major highways.  This is an estate sale, so a good deal might be possible. Located at the end of a cul-de-sac.
MLS# o4812585 .   

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flat fee mls: Latest property listings - 11/13/07 06:35 AM
I have 2 new listings this week.  Both of these are flat fee MLS listings .  If you want to see inside any of these properties, just give me a call.
 

1. 4710 Sutton Terrace #112, Orlando, FL 32811.  This is a 2 bed/2 bath condo near the Mall at Millenia off of Conroy Road in Southwest Orlando. Seller is a mortgage broker and will fund a 2% below market interest rate. The unit is on the 1st floor and is in great condition.  Seller is flexible on terms and wants to make a deal happen fast.  A big 5% Realtor commission … (0 comments)

flat fee mls: Local investment club spotlight - Lighthouse Landlords Association - 11/10/07 10:09 AM
The Lighthouse, an Association of Landlords was founded in 2005 as a non-profit trade association to assist landlords in their real estate investing activities.  The group has a monthly meeting on the 2nd Monday of every month at the RDV Sportsplex in Maitland, Florida. At the monthly meeting landlords and landlords-to-be get to meet and network with each other and discuss various ideas regarding the current real estate market, dealing with tenants and rental properties, and other real estate related topics.  Most months there is a speaker that speaks for about an hour regarding a specific area of real estate. 
I am in charge of the legislative issues and get … (0 comments)

flat fee mls: Florida MLS Listing Service upgrade - many new perks - 11/07/07 01:29 AM
We are proud and excited to announce our new and improved flat fee MLS listing service.  For nearly a decade now our firm has been providing this service to the Central Florida area.  Over the last year we have been slowly upgrading and modernizing our service plan to make it even better.
Our deal for many years has been to charge $299 to list your property, but we have always allowed investors who are members of the local investment clubs like Central Florida Realty Investors, Investors Resource Center, and Lighthouse Landlords Association to receive a $74 discount or pay the full amount … (0 comments)

flat fee mls: Newspaper circulation is down - big surprise? - 11/06/07 02:08 AM
According to articles in the Orlando Sentinel and USA Today, newspapers around the country are reporting more declines in their circulation for both daily and Sunday readership. The Miami Herald down 7.7%, the Orlando Sentinel down 0.4%, Wall Street Journal down 1.53%, and the New York Times down 4.5% compared to last year's statistics.
One thing that they don't tell you in these statistics (something I still don't quite understand) is that many of the local papers will give you a free daily subscription if you buy a Sunday subscription.  I have gotten the Sunday Orlando Sentinel delivered to my house for about 15 … (16 comments)

 
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