7 Best Phoenix Flat-Fee MLS Companies

If you're selling your home for sale by owner (FSBO) in Phoenix, 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 the Valley of the Sun is approximately 3%. Based on the median sale price for Phoenix homes, as of January 2020, that translates to about $8,250.

In contrast, typical rates for flat-fee MLS companies in Phoenix are in between $99-$599. 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 Phoenix 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 Phoenix.

Top Phoenix 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.

At Home Desert Realty

At Home Desert Realty

Price Range

$329-$549

Number of Photos

25-50

Listing Term

6-12 months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • At Home Desert Realty is a licensed, Arizona real estate brokerage that specializes in flat-fee MLS listing services and recently expanded their services into Phoenix
  • Free listing changes
  • No cancellation fee
  • No minimum buyer agent commission (2.5-3% is recommended)
  • No renewal fee after 6-month listing for Premier package
  • Additional services, such as drone videos, virtual walkthroughs, or professional real estate photography are available a-la-carte by request
$329 - Standard
  • 6-month listing on MLS
  • Syndicated to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and 100+ more.
  • 25 Photos
  • Free price, status, and marketing changes

$549 - Premier 
  • Everything in Standard, plus:
  • 6-month listing on MLS with free renewal for an additional 6 months
  • 50 Photos
  • Lockbox and yard sign
  • Comprehensive Seller’s Report with analysis and pricing guidelines
  • Showing feedback

A-la-carte services include: photography package with ~25 HD photos ($125). 


$50 additional fee for homes outside their direct service area

Pros

  • No fees for listing changes
  • Additional services such as photography or video tours can be purchased a-la-carte
  • Calls and info requests automatically forwarded to seller
  • No cancellation fee


Cons

  • No low-budget options provided
  • Standard package does not include CMA or pricing advice
  • Without Premier option, there is a $50 renewal fee for first 6 months and $75 for subsequent periods
  • No refunds

As of July 30, 2020, At Home Desert Realty has an average rating of 4.8/5 based on 44 reviews across Zillow and Google.

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By Owner Flat MLS

By Owner Flat MLS

Price Range

$99-189

Number of Photos

6-25

Listing Term

6 months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • ByOwnerFlatMLS is a national centralized flat-fee MLS referral service that offers MLS listings through local, Arizona licensed realtors for a predetermined rate
  • No minimum buyer agent commission
  • Additional services, such as flyer and sign design services, may be available
$99 - Summer Special (limited availability)
  • 6-month listing on MLS
  • Syndicated to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and more
  • 6 Photos
  • Free owner consultations

$169 - Silver MLS Listing
  • Everything in the Summer Special, plus:
  • 25 Photos

$189 - Solid Gold Showcase
  • Everything in the Silver MLS Listing package, plus:
  • Flyer creation assistance
  • Listed on National FSBO Exchange to help direct sale


Pros

  • Right to sell by owner FSBO always maintained
  • Offers design and marketing assistance


Cons

  • Best value packages are region restricted & additional fees may apply
  • No CMA/home valuation
  • Changes may result in additional fees

As of August 3, 2020, ByOwnerFlatMLS has an A+ rating on the Better Business Bureau.

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AZ FSBO Pro

AZ FSBO Pro

Price Range

$89-$299

Number of Photos

10-25

Listing Term

3-12 months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • AZ FSBO Pro is a flat-fee MLS referral service that connects you with local Arizona brokers and agents who will list your home on your local MLS for a pre-negotiated rate
  • Your house will be automatically syndicated and displayed on real estate sites like Coldwell Banker, RE/MAX, Keller Williams, Zip Realty, Century 21, and other popular sites
  • Your listing will be syndicated in three and five business days, depending on the website it’s being syndicated to
  • Listing changes can be made across syndicated websites through AZ FSBO Pro, although it does take time for these changes to appear
  • Offers free home value estimate
  • You set your own buyer’s agent commission rate (AZ FSBO Pro recommends 2-3%)
  • If you find an unrepresented buyer, you can avoid paying buyer’s agent commission

$89 - 3 Month MLS

  • 3-month listing on MLS
  • Syndicated to Coldwell Banker, RE/MAX, Keller Williams, Zip Realty, Century 21
  • 10 photos
  • Includes a free ebook on “How to FSBO”

$149 - 6 Month MLS

  • Same as 3 Month MLS package, plus:
  • 6-month listing on MLS
  • 15 photos


$299 - 12 Month MLS

  • Same as 6 Month MLS package, plus:
  • 12-month listing on MLS
  • 25 photos

Pros

  • Cost-effective option maxing out at $299
  • No cancellation fee (no refunds)
  • Listing will also appear on Realtor.com and other popular real estate sites for no additional cost
  • Refers buyers and/or agents on to you

Cons

  • Bare-bones service
  • No agent to assist with questions about home selling
  • 2-3% buyer’s agent commission often required to attract buyers

As of July 31, 2020, we could find no verifiable third-party review data for AZ FSBO Pro. We will update when this information becomes available.

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Mountain Lake Realty

Mountain Lake Realty

Price Range

$299-$379

Number of Photos

100

Listing Term

12 months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • Mountain Lake Realty is an Arizona-based real estate brokerage that specializes in flat-fee MLS listings and a-la-carte real estate services
  • Built-in contract review and home valuation service
  • Set your own buyer’s agent commission
  • Cancel at anytime for no fee (no refunds)
  • Offers a range of optional, a-la-carte services, including lockboxes, professional HD photography, aerial drone photography, Matterport virtual tours, and more
  • $299
    • 12-month listing on the MLS and Realtor.com
    • Syndicated to sites like Zillow, Trulia, IDX, and more
    • 100 photos (to MLS dropbox)
    • Virtual tour (ARMLS only)
    • Broker-assisted contract review
    • Home valuation upon request


  • $379
    • Same as basic package, plus:
    • All paperwork handled via Docusign

Pros

  • You’re working directly with a licensed broker, not a referral service
  • No charge for listing changes
  • Built-in contract review and home valuation report
  • Cancel at anytime with no fee
  • Offers some unique and compelling a-la-carte services, like drone aerial photos and Matterport-powered 3D tours

Cons

  • $1 million max home value
  • No budget listing option — entry level is $299
  • Mountain Lake Realty, has an A+ rating on Better Business Bureau with a 5-out-of-5-star rating (13 reviews)
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Unique Homes AZ

Unique Homes AZ

Price Range

$599

Number of Photos

Unlimited

Listing Term

12 months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • Unique Homes AZ is a flat-fee real estate brokerage that services Yavapai, Coconino, Maricopa, Pinal, and Pima counties
  • Offers free, no-obligation home valuation
  • You set the buyer’s agent commission rate and pay nothing if you find your own unrepresented buyer
  • MLS listings typically go live in one business day
  • Bulk listing discounts for real estate investors
  • All state-approved contracts and forms included
  • MLS Lockbox, sign, and custom flyer
  • Cancel at any time
  • $599
    • 12-month listing on MLS
    • Syndicated to Realtor.com, Trulia, Zillow, and more
    • Maximum number of photos allowed by local MLS
    • Unlimited changes to listing
    • Negotiation assistance
    • All state forms and contracts provided
    • Unique Homes Realty sign and post (metal lawn stake in areas where post installation not available)
    • MLS lockbox for duration of listing
    • Comparative Market Analysis

Pros

  • No-obligation home valuation
  • Provides MLS lockbox and signage
  • Maximum photos allowed by local MLS
  • Unlimited changes to your listing
  • Work directly with a licensed brokerage, rather than a referral service
  • No buyer’s agent commission if you find an unrepresented buyer

Cons

  • Limited coverage in Arizona — only available in Yavapai, Coconino, Maricopa, Pinal, and Pima counties
  • Only one pricing tier (limited options)

As of January 8, 2020:

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National Flat-Fee MLS Services & Brokers Operating in Phoenix

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 Phoenix

The Phoenix real estate market is steady. According to Redfin, the median sale price rose 8.0% over the past year and is expected to increase slightly by 0.3% 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%.