Sure. Check this link to see what our listings look like on Massachusetts. Our listings go under agreement quicker than any other brokerage so don’t be surprised if we only display under 50 active listings. We have tons of listings that are under agreement. Partner sites like zillow.com, realtor.com, trulia.com etc. will display your listing differently. See our flat fee MLS partner list. In addition to these real estate related search sites, all brokerages (Coldwell Banker, Century 21, Keller Williams etc.) display our listings. Please keep in mind that seller contact info is not shown on public listing sheets. When matching prospective properties to their buyer clients, real estate agents view broker listing sheets. Broker listing will show your contact info and commission amount being offered to them should they procure a deal.
What is the MLS?
The MLS is a huge database of all property listings in the state. It not only serves as a central database for all active listings currently being marketed by real estate agents throughout the state, but it provides historical data and insight that that helps set the market value for the property you’re looking to sell. MLSPIN provides service to more than 29,000 real estate professionals. The MLSPIN is the most comprehensive database of more than ~51,000 (this number changes daily) active listings. The MLSPIN is an exclusive tool used by real estate professionals to find homes for their buyers. Real Estate Agents search MLSPIN continuously throughout the day in hopes of finding the perfect home for their buyers.
We are obsessive about providing amazing customer service.
We guarantee great prices to list your home and we have a money back guarantee. See agreement for details. Since we are a referral based company, we understand that in order for you to recommend your friends, family and co-workers, we must work hard to gain your trust. Therefore, we pay particular attention to customer service. We always go the extra mile to make sure you are happy. Unlike other services, we are located in Massachusetts and available 7 days per week by phone and email. Your listing will be activated under a reputable real estate brokerage, not a online company with a bizarre name. Stay away from companies who are not respected within the real estate industry. Price is not everything, service is.
We have no junk fees. You pay a flat fee and that’s it. The chances of us bringing you a client buyer is slim. If this happens we will bring our buyer client to your home like any other agent would. It’s never happened in 10 years of offering this service.
Your property will be active on MLS until your home is sold. Our contract is for one year,. If not sold within this time frame your listing will be renewed as many times as it takes at no additional charge as long as you let us know before the 365th day we will renew for free. We have no control over bonus sites, they usually keep your listing active until sold.
Check out our partner sites.
Absolutely. Agents will be more than thrilled to show your home to prospective buyers. They will not treat you any differently than any other seller. The real estate community does not shun our service because our listings add inventory to the marketplace and Hillman Real Estate is well respected through the industry. Not all companies are well respected like Hillman Real Estate. We do not just list you property and leave you. We are involved from start to finish.
It is a misconception among sellers that an agent will “black ball” an MLS Entry Only listing. Agents do not care, they just want to help their customers buy. If a customer likes the house the agent show it. If not, they would most likely loose the customer. Our service adds to the housing markets inventory which is a good thing.
While, it’s true that this service is not for everyone, it does work for most. We only recommend this service to those who are serious about selling their property because we guarantee it will sell if you use our flat fee MLS listing service. If your the type of person who doesn’t mind interacting with people and gets excited about saving thousands of dollars then we promise this service is for you.
We are more than happy to help you sell under our full service programs or we can refer you out to another Brokerage.
Yes. There is no visual difference whatsoever. For the most part, even real estate agents who use MLS daily can’t tell the difference. Every listing in MLS is standardized. We put extra effort into listing to make it shine. We will make sure your listing stands out.
Getting your listing into MLS is critical. Our Flat Fee MLS service provides far greater exposure than traditional For Sale by Owner marketing efforts. [See Chart] We get your home all all the most popular websites. Relying on your own marketing skills is a heavy task to take on. Advertising your home in the newspaper, placing a FSBO sign on your lawn and telling your neighbors about your house might not be all that effective. Advertising in newspapers is very expensive. [See Boston Globes Ad Prices] If you should be so lucky to find an interested buyer for your home you should be aware that since there’s no agent looking after your prospective buyer, making sure they are organized and taking every step to hold up their end of the deal things could easily break down. Agents can guide and control the buyer to secure the deal, which is what you want. Buyer agents will also ensure that their buyers are pre-approved for financing before showing them homes. For the most part, qualified buyers want or need the assistance of real estate brokers. Thus, your property will be exposed to more qualified buyers through the MLS network accessed by real estate agents.
We do everything same day unless you specify a specific activation date. We require the following information in order to list your property.
- Completed Listing Agreement Package
- Property Data Input Form (view)
- One exterior photo. MLS requires at least one exterior photo to list.
Once we have these 3 items, we start putting your listing together. Once the listing is on MLS it will automatically syndicated across the Internet and displayed on thousands of real estate related sites. Within 24 hours your listing will have completely propagated across the web for all to see.
NO. MLS strictly prohibits seller/owner contact information to be displayed on their sites. However, our office information is clearly displayed for all interested Buyers and Agents. Ir someone calls us we will tell them to contact you directly by providing them with your contact information. On the MLS listing sheet we always add additional instructions for Real Estate Brokers so they can contact you immediately.
If you find a buyer direct, without the representation of an Agent, you will not be obligated to pay a commission on the sale. Just be sure to ask each buyer if they are working with an agent. We will provide you with a sign-in sheet so you can track who is working with an agent and who is not.