5 Best Tucson Flat-Fee MLS Companies

If you're selling your home for sale by owner (FSBO) in Tucson, 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 Old Pueblo is approximately 3%. Based on the median sale price for Tucson homes, as of January 2020, that translates to about $6,870.

In contrast, typical rates for flat-fee MLS companies in Tucson are in between $195 and $499. 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 Tucson 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 Tucson.

Top Tucson Flat-Fee MLS Companies in 2020

Sell By Owner Arizona

Sell By Owner Arizona

Price Range

$299-$499

Number of Photos

6-25

Listing Term

3-12 months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • Sell By Owner Arizona is a flat-fee MLS listing service operated by Realty Net LLC, a licensed real estate brokerage
  • Provides real estate contracts and disclosures needed for the home selling process
  • Listing is live on the MLS within 24-48 business hours
  • Set your own buyer’s agent commission rate (Sell By Owner Arizona recommends 2.5-2.7%)
  • Agents and brokers contact you directly. If you find your own buyer, you pay no buyer’s agent commission
$299 - Good
  • 3-month listing on the MLS
  • Listing syndicated to REALTOR.com, Zillow.com, Trulia, Redfin, RE/MAX, and Keller Williams
  • 6 photos
  • Real estate contracts and disclosures (download)
  • 1 printable color flyer template
$399 - Better
  • Same as Good package, plus:
  • 6-month listing on the MLS
  • 12 photos
  • 3 printable color flyer templates

$499 - Best
  • Same as Better package, plus:
  • 12-month listing on MLS
  • 25 photos
  • Virtual Tour Posting
  • Custom subdomain
  • Showcase listing on Sell By Owner Arizona site
  • Sell By Owner Arizona yard sign (shipping not included)












Pros

  • You work directly with the broker, not a referral service
  • Cancel anytime (no refunds)
  • Downloadable real estate contracts and disclosures
  • Make changes to your listing at no additional charge

Cons

  • No built-in home valuation or pricing support
  • Only 6 photos with basic service package
  • Price point for basic package relatively high compared to similar services
  • N/A — as of 8/11/2020, no third-party review information was available for Sell by Owner Arizona. We will update when this information becomes available.
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FlatList.com

FlatList.com

Price Range

$299

Number of Photos

25

Listing Term

6-12 months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • FlatList.com is a flat-fee MLS service operated by Flat List RE, a licensed real estate brokerage in Arizona, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington
  • Unlimited, free listing changes
  • Listing goes live in 1 business day
  • Buyer and agent inquiries forwarded to you via email
  • You set the buyer’s agent commission (FlatList.com recommends 2-3%)
  • Free cancelation anytime

$299

  • 6-month listing on MLS (Arizona and Hawaii), 1-year listing (Oregon and Washington)
  • Syndicated to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and more
  • 25 Photos
  • State forms and disclosures
  • For Sale sign
  • Flyer creator


Packages vary slightly state-to-state. Check website for details.

Pros

  • Free changes, cancel anytime with no fee
  • Pay no commission if you find a buyer

Cons

  • No home valuation or CMA

As of August 11, 2020, no third-party reviews exist for FlatList.com. 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

9-12 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 - MLS Plus Contract Review
  • 9-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)
  • Home valuation upon request

$379 - MLS Plus Contract Review Plus Showing Time Plus Docusign Contracts
  • Same as basic package, plus:
  • 12-month listing on the MLS and Realtor.com
  • Broker-assisted contrct review
  • All paperwork handled via Docusign
  • No fee to change or cancel listing


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 anytime with no fee
  • Offers some unique and compelling a-la-carte services, like drone aerial photos and Matterport-powered 3D tours

Cons

  • $699,000 max home value for basic package, $850,000 for premium package.
  • No budget listing option — entry level is $299

As of August 17, 2020, Mountain Lake Realty does not have any third-party reviews, but does have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

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National Flat-Fee MLS Services & Brokers Operating in Tucson

Houzeo

Houzeo

Price Range

$199-399

Number of Photos

6 to max allowed

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
$199 - Bronze
  • 3-month listing on MLS
  • 6 Photos
  • Virtual tour
  • $25 for each listing change
  • Syndicated to Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, and more
$299 - Silver
  • Same as Bronze plan, plus:
  • 6-month listing on MLS
  • 24 Photos
  • 10 free listing changes
  • Select and communicate with Escrow Agent
$399 - Gold
  • Same as Silver plan, plus:
  • Max photos allowed by MLS
  • Federal and state disclosures forms














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

As of August 11, 2020, Houzeo has an average rating of 4.8/5 based on 21 reviews on Google.

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FlatList.com

FlatList.com

Price Range

$299

Number of Photos

25

Listing Term

6-12 months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • FlatList.com is a flat-fee MLS service operated by Flat List RE, a licensed real estate brokerage in Arizona, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington
  • Unlimited, free listing changes
  • Listing goes live in 1 business day
  • Buyer and agent inquiries forwarded to you via email
  • You set the buyer’s agent commission (FlatList.com recommends 2-3%)
  • Free cancelation anytime

$299

  • 6-month listing on MLS (Arizona and Hawaii), 1-year listing (Oregon and Washington)
  • Syndicated to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and more
  • 25 Photos
  • State forms and disclosures
  • For Sale sign
  • Flyer creator


Packages vary slightly state-to-state. Check website for details.

Pros

  • Free changes, cancel anytime with no fee
  • Pay no commission if you find a buyer

Cons

  • No home valuation or CMA

As of August 11, 2020, no third-party reviews exist for FlatList.com. We will update when this information becomes available.

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Alternatives to Flat-Fee MLS in Tucson

The Tucson real estate market is increasing rapidly. According to Zillow, the median home value rose 7.3% over the past year and is expected to increase by 4.9% 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%.