More frequently asked questions about Orlando flat fee MLS listing

Real Estate Agent with Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc. BK627826

Here are few more answers to questions about our MLS listing service.

Explain to me how a flat fee MLS listing works. This is a quick summary of our flat fee MLS program. With our Basic Listing Plan, your property information along with up to 10 color photographs gets placed into the MLS and gets advertised onto the many websites listed above. You take care of the showings, the negotiations, and the closing. If another Realtor sells it, you pay them the pre-agreed commission (typically around 3%). If you sell it yourself, no additional commission is due. You will save thousands. Ask about our special programs for multiple properties. Click here for more information about our special investor programs. We do handle routine phone calls regarding Realtor showings and basic property information so as not to inundate you with phone calls, but any important calls like showing appointments or contract offers are forwarded directly to you. You can pickup a Sand Dollar "For Sale" sign when you stop by the office with the forms and your payment or a sign can be shipped to you at your request. Blank contract forms can be emailed or sent to you. Also for just a little bit more money we offer a Deluxe Listing Plan that offers many more upgrades to the Basic Plan including a virtual/video tour, market updates, electronic lockbox, and more. You can pay for the Deluxe Plan or just pay for certain additional services as you need them. A price list is located towards the bottom of this web page.


For a $500,000 house. An average 6% commission costs you $30,000. Or with us you only pay $15,299 if another Realtor sells your house. Your savings is $14,701.

For a $300,000 house. An average 6% commission costs you $18,000. Or with us you only pay $9,299 if another Realtor sells your house. Your savings is $8,701.

For a $200,000 house. An average 6% commission costs you $12,000. Or with us you only pay $6,299 if another Realtor sells your house. Your savings is $5,701.

Click here for our PRICE AND SERVICE LIST.

Can I offer a property For Rent in the MLS? Yes. Just like we can input a home for sale, we can also input a home for rent in the MLS. The procedures are basically the same as a home for sale. However the data input form and the commission/fee structure is slightly different. We can also do a 1-time input of your listing on Craigslist, Postlets, and for an additional small fee. Sorry we do not offer For Rent signs to our customers unless you use our additional service to post your property on .

If I sell or rent my house on my own, what happens? Many times our customers end up selling to a buyer that found the property on, the internet, or other marketing without involving another Realtor. If you happen to be fortunate enough to sell or rent your house on your own, then your savings are even greater. You do not owe us anything more than the upfront money already paid to us. Upon closing, we will need a copy of the signed HUD-1 settlement statement in order to close out the file. You can provide us the contact information for the title company or attorney handling the closing, and we will take care of obtaining the settlement statement. If you end up renting your property, we just need you to send in the completed Status Change Form so that we can close out your listing in the MLS.

What counties / areas do you service? We currently service the following 33 Florida counties. If you do not see your county, call us anyway because we still may be able to help you. Alachua County, Baker, Bradford, Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, DeSoto, Duval, Flagler, Hardee, Hernando, Hillsborough, Lake, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Miami-Dade, Nassau, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Sarasota, Seminole, Saint Lucie, Sumter, Union, and Volusia County (West Volusia, Daytona area, and New Smyrna area). Properties in Flagler County will be loaded into the Daytona Beach area MLS. CLICK HERE FOR SERVICE AREA MAP

For more answers to your questions, please refer directly to our website .

Comments (2)

Bryan Watkins
LRA Real Estate Group - Mesa, AZ

Interesting concept. I used a flst listing service in another state a few years ago to try the level. I was not pleased at all with the ability to change and the bugs in their system. Hope you can iron out the bottlenecks and make a go of it.

Aug 22, 2010 05:10 AM
Rob Arnold
Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc. - Altamonte Springs, FL
Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F

Nothing to iron out here.  After 12 years of offering flat fee listings in Florida, we have perfected the service.  Since we started offering these MLS listings, our firm has sold nearly 1000 properties in some 30+ counties of Florida.

Aug 22, 2010 12:06 PM