5 Best Mesa Flat-Fee MLS Companies

If you're selling your home for sale by owner (FSBO) in Mesa, hiring a flat-fee MLS service can help you increase your listing's visibility without breaking the bank.

The average commission rate for full-service listing agents in Mesa is approximately 3%. Based on the median sale price for Mesa homes, as of January 2020, that translates to about $8,400.

In contrast, typical rates for flat-fee MLS companies in Mesa are in between $249-$498. Nationwide, the most basic plans can be as low as $50 to $99, while more comprehensive services range upwards of $1,000 to $3,000.

It's important to remember that every Mesa flat-fee MLS service is different. When evaluating offerings, be sure to read the fine print: look at things like the length of the listing term (and how much it costs to extend); whether there's a fee to make changes to your listing; how many photos are allowed; the policy on buyer's agent commission; and more.

>> LEARN more about flat-fee MLS services and how to evaluate them.

To help you make the right choice, Clever has picked some of the top flat-fee MLS services across Mesa.

Top Mesa Flat-Fee MLS Companies in 2020

EDITOR'S NOTE: Clever doesn't offer a basic flat-fee MLS-only service, so we've compiled objective overviews of local companies that do based on publicly available data. We do offer a free service that lets you work with top-rated realtors for a reduced, flat fee — you can check it out (and read reviews) here.

Flat Fee Island

Flat Fee Island

Price Range

$249

Number of Photos

4

Listing Term

6 months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • Flat Fee Island is a national flat-fee MLS listing service that offers MLS listings through local, Arizona licensed realtors for a predetermined rate
  • Right to sell FSBO or with agent support offered
  • Inquiries directed to seller
  • Free disclosure forms
  • Professional advice and support included


$249 - Premium Exposure Package
  • 6-month listing on MLS
  • “Premium” internet exposure
  • 4 Photos
  • Free disclosure forms
  • Free professional advice and support
  • Opportunity to buy a lockbox for an additional $25


Pros

  • Professional advice and support from a real estate agent included


Cons

  • No CMA/home valuation
  • Only 4 photos for MLS listing
  • Changes may result in additional fees

As of June 9th, 2020:

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ForLessMLS.com

For Less MLS

Price Range

$299-$498

Number of Pictures

1-25

Listing Term

Until sold

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • ForLessMLS.com is a national flat-fee MLS listing service that offers MLS listings in your selected region managed by their team of licensed real estate brokers
  • Review your listing before you pay
  • Free listing changes
  • Offers a money-back guarantee if full service is needed
  • Forms and disclosures provided
$249 - Standard Package
  • Listed on the MLS until your home is sold
  • 1 Photo
  • Free listing changes
  • Forms provided for free
  • Opportunity to buy a lockbox for $100
  • Referrals with discounts to professionals who can provide paid support

$498 - Showcased Package
  • Everything in Standard Package, plus:
  • 25 Photos on Realtor.com
  • Up to 2500 characters of narrative description
  • “Showcased” flag on your home


Pros

  • Seller can review/edit their listing before it is posted and before they pay
  • Right to sell FSBO maintained
  • Free listing changes
  • Money back guarantee if full service is needed to sell home


Cons

  • No CMA/home valuation
  • Only 1 photos for primary MLS listing, even with premium packages
  • No free consultations
  • No advertising

As of 5/18/2020, no third-party reviews were available for ForLessMLS.com. We will update when this information becomes available.

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National Flat-Fee MLS Services & Brokers Operating in Mesa

Congress Realty

Congress Realty

Price Range

$299

Number of Photos

4

Listing Term

6 months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • Congress Realty is a licensed brokerage in Alaska, Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, and Washington that specializes in flat-fee MLS listing services
  • Free comparative market analysis (upon request)
  • You set buyer’s commission (Congress Realty recommends 3%)
  • Listings typically go live in 1 business day
  • Free, unlimited changes
  • Your phone number displayed on the MLS listing
  • $299
    • 6-month listing on MLS
    • Syndicated to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and more
    • 4 photos
    • Downloadable contracts, addendums, and disclosure forms
    • ShowingTime showing scheduling and feedback service


A-la-carte services include: more photos, open house advertisements, listing renewals, professional photography, yard signs, lockbox, and more.

Pros

  • Pay no buyer’s agent commission if you find the buyer
  • Free, unlimited changes
  • Wide variety of a-la-carte services
  • Home buyer rebates if you buy with Congress Realty (in states where available)

Cons

  • May not cover every part of your state
  • Fewer photos than other comparable flat-fee MLS services

As of January 14, 2020:

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Flat Fee Group

Flat Fee Group

Price Range

$995

Number of Photos

Up to 25

Listing Term

1 year

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • Flat Fee Group is a national network of independent brokers that offer flat-fee MLS services in Arizona
  • Pay no buyer’s agent commission if you find an unrepresented buyer
  • Make up to 7 changes for free
  • Comparative market analysis (CMA) included
  • Buyer and agent inquiries forwarded to you
  • $995 - Full Service
    • Up to 25 Photos in MLS
    • 1-year listing on MLS
    • Syndicated to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and more
    • Post and sign installed
    • All contracts from list to sale
    • Lockbox (where available)
    • Email support
    • CMA
    • Full offer review
    • Broker negotiates all offers
    • Assistance with escrow docs and settlement statement

Pros

  • Work directly with the broker, not a referral service
  • Buyer inquiries forwarded directly to you
  • Pay no commission if you find an unrepresented buyer

Cons

  • Only one option available
  • May not cover all of Arizona

As of January 21, 2020:

  • Jeff Davis, the Arizona Flat Fee Group broker, has an A+ rating with Better Business Bureau with a 5-out-of-5-star customer rating (16 reviews)
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Houzeo

Houzeo

Price Range

$195-$395

Number of Photos

6-24

Listing Term

3-6 months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • Houzeo is a flat-fee MLS referral service that connects you with Arizona brokers and agents who will list your home on your local MLS for a pre-negotiated rate
  • Draft your listing, upload photos, set your price, and sign MLS contracts via Houzeo’s online dashboard
  • Autofills listing details using publicly available info about your home to expedite the listing process
  • Home valuation not included in service
  • Does not require that you offer buyer’s agent commission
  • Listing is typically live within 24 hours of submission
  • $195 - Bronze
    • 3-month listing on MLS
    • 6 Photos
    • $X for each listing change
    • Syndicated to Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, and more
  • $295 - Silver
    • 6-month listing on MLS
    • 24 Photos
    • Syndicated to Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, and more
    • 10 free listing changes
    • Open Houses included in 10 free changes
    • Select and communicate with Escrow Agent


  • $395 - Gold
    • Same as Silver plan, plus:
    • Federal and state disclosures forms
    • eFile Federal & State Disclosures

Pros

  • Free cancellation anytime (no refunds)
  • Freedom to specify any buyer’s agent commission
  • Listings typically go live within 24 hours

Cons

  • Limited coverage in rural areas
  • “Free changes” only apply to listing’s price, status, and property description
  • $10 for additional changes
  • $30-50 for changes to photos and additional open houses

As of January 1, 2020:

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Alternatives to Flat-Fee MLS in Mesa

The Mesa real estate market is leveling off. According to Redfin, the median sale price rose 8.5% over the past year and is expected to decline by 0.2% in the next year. To realize your home's full value (or ideally more), it's important to weigh all of your options for selling before making a final decision.

Quick Tip: Don't let upfront "savings" cost you thousands when you sell your home...

Yes, a flat-fee MLS service can save you money on commission — if you know what you're doing. However, homes listed "For Sale By Owner" with an MLS service typically sell for thousands less than agent-assisted homes. 

Plus, there's no guarantee your home actually sells. Since flat-fee MLS services are paid upfront, that means you're out the hundreds of dollars you already spent. 

The Alternative: List with Clever and get a top agent for a reduced rate. 

At Clever, our free service connects you to top-rated agents from name brands like Keller Williams, RE/MAX, Century 21, and more — full-service agents with a proven record of selling fast, for top dollar. 

You pay $0 upfront. So if you don't see the value when you talk to an agent, you're free to walk away. No strings attached. But if you do decide to work with any agent, you'll also get an exclusive low rate — a flat $3,000 or a reduced commission of just 1%.