5 Best Arkansas Flat-Fee MLS Companies

If you're selling your home for sale by owner (FSBO) in Arkansas, 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 The Natural State is approximately 3%. Based on the median sale price for Arkansas homes, as of November 2019, that translates to about $4,530.

In contrast, typical rates for flat-fee MLS companies in Arkansas are in the $199 to $750+ range. 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 Arkansas 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 the state of Arkansas.

Top Arkansas 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 Realty of NW Arkansas

Flat Fee Realty of Northwest Arkansas

Price Range

$299

Number of Photos

N/A - Information unavailable

Listing Term

N/A - Information unavailable

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • Flat Fee Realty of Northwest Arkansas is a licensed brokerage offering flat-fee MLS listings and FSBO services in Arkansas
  • Buyer leads forwarded to you
  • Instant home valuation tool available on website
  • For sale sign (with your phone number) and lockbox included
  • In-person listing appointment
  • No transaction fees

$299 - Flat Fee MLS

  • Local MLS access - no listing term specified
  • Listing syndicated to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and more
  • Number of photos not specified
  • In-person listing appointment
  • Buyer leads forwarded to you
  • Your phone number on for sale sign
  • Lockbox

Pros

  • Buyer leads forwarded to you — opportunity to avoid buyer’s agent commission
  • Free home valuation tool
  • Lockbox and for sale sign (with your phone number) included
  • In-person listing appointment

Cons

  • Listing term, number of photos, policies for changes and cancellations not specified on website — contact company directly for more info
  • No built-in support with contracts, disclosures, counteroffers, etc.

As of August 11, 2020, Flat Fee Realty of Northwest Arkansas has an average rating of 4.8/5 based on 5 reviews on Google.

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Small Fee Realty

Small Fee Realty

Price Range

$375-750

Number of Photos

20

Listing Term

6 months up to until sold

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • Small Fee Realty is a licensed real estate brokerage in Arkansas offering flat-fee MLS listings for sellers and buyer rebates for buyers
  • Set your own buyer’s agent commission (Small Fee Realty recommends 2.5%-3%)
  • Pay an additional 0.75% commission fee at closing for Seller Representation
  • Option to have buyer inquiries are forwarded to you
  • Listing is live on the MLS within 24-48 hours after signing
  • Listing can be extended in 6-month increments until sold
  • Cancel any time for free
$375 - Silver Listing Package
  • 6-month listing on the MLS
  • 20 photos (provided by you)
  • Listing syndicated to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and more
  • Basic for sale sign
  • Text marketing
  • Digital flyers
  • Buyer leads sent directly to you
$525 - Gold Listing Package
  • Same as Silver package, plus:
  • 12-month listing on the MLS
  • Professional HDR photos
  • Premium for sale sign
  • Standard lockbox

$750 - Platinum Listing Package
  • Same as Gold package, plus:
  • Listed until sold
  • Electronic lockbox
  • 3D virtual tour
  • Pricing and staging advice
  • Additional MLS markets (where available)
  • Option available to pay in installments of $29.99 per month until sold


With any package, receive full seller representation services for an addition 0.75% at closing








Pros

  • 20 photos included in base package
  • Provides necessary paperwork for contracts, disclosures, and addendums
  • Buyer inquiries are forwarded to you
  • Cancel any time for free

Cons

  • No built-in home valuation or pricing support (included with Premium Package only)

As of August 10, 2020, Small Fee Realty has an average rating of 4.4/5 based on 5 reviews on Google.


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National Flat-Fee MLS Services & Brokers Operating in Arkansas

Flat Fee Group

Flat Fee Group

Price Range

$499-499+

Number of Photos

40

Listing Term

6 months up to until sold

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • Flat Fee Group is a national network of independent brokers that offer flat-fee MLS services in Arkansas
  • Pay no buyer’s agent commission if you find an unrepresented buyer
  • Buyer and agent inquiries forwarded to you (not in Listing Only package)
$499 - Listing Only
  • Up to 40 Photos in MLS
  • 6-months listing on MLS
  • Syndicated to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and more

$499+0.75% at closing - Full Service+Photos
  • Same as Full Service package, plus:
  • Professional photos

$299+0.75% at closing - Full Service
  • Same as Listing Only package, plus:
  • Unlimited listing on MLS (until sold)
  • Contracts, addendums, and disclosures
  • In-person listing appointment
  • Phone/email support
  • Printable color flyer
  • Premium sign
  • CSS (showing and feedback service)
  • Text message marketing
  • Competitive market analysis (CMA)
  • Contract and negotiation assistance
  • Supra electronic key box
  • Docusign contract


Pros

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

Cons

  • No phone or email support with the Listing Only package
  • No buyer lead forwarding with the Listing Only package

As of August 6, 2020, Sam Cook, the Arkansas Flat Fee Group broker, has a 5-out-of-5-star rating on Zillow (9 reviews).

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Flat Fee Realty

Flat Fee Realty

Price Range

$199

Number of Photos

6

Listing Term

6 months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • Flat Fee Realty is a nationwide flat-fee MLS referral service, licensed in Connecticut, that connects you with Arkansas brokers and agents who will list your home on the MLS for a pre-negotiated rate
  • You set buyer’s agent commission
  • MLS photo upgrade available for $50
  • State disclosures and forms available
  • Unlimited listing changes
  • Buyer leads forwarded to you
  • Refund available within 30 days of purchase

$199 - MLS Listing package

  • 6-month listing on MLS
  • Syndicated to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and more
  • 6 Photos
  • Free state disclosures
  • Unlimited listing changes
  • No cancellation fee
  • Buyer leads forwarded to you


MLS photo upgrade available for $79

Pros

  • Unlimited listing changes
  • No cancellation fee
  • Free state disclosures
  • Buyer leads forwarded to you
  • Refund available within 30 days of purchase

Cons

  • No built-in home valuation or market analysis
  • Limited coverage in rural areas

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

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Houzeo

Houzeo

Price Range

$225-395

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 Arkansas 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
$225 - Bronze
  • 3-month listing on MLS
  • 6 Photos
  • Virtual tour
  • $25 for each listing change
  • Syndicated to Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, and more
$295 - Silver
  • Same as Bronze plan, plus:
  • 6-month listing on MLS
  • 24 Photos
  • 10 free listing changes
  • Select and communicate with Escrow Agent
$395 - 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 10, 2020, Houzeo has an average rating of 4.8/5 based on 21 reviews on Google.

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Alternatives to Flat-Fee MLS in Arkansas

The Arkansas real estate market is increasing rapidly. According to Zillow, the median home value rose 3.7% over the past year and is expected to see an increase of 3.9% in 2020. 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%.