5 Best Sacramento Flat-Fee MLS Companies

If you're selling your home for sale by owner (FSBO) in Sacramento, 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 City of Trees is approximately 3%. Based on the median sale price for Sacramento homes, as of January 2020, that translates to about $10,200.

In contrast, typical rates for flat-fee MLS companies in Sacramento are in between $195-$949. 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 Sacramento 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 Sacramento.

Top Sacramento Flat-Fee MLS Companies in 2020

Save on MLS

Save on MLS

Price Range

$399

Number of Photos

1

Listing Term

6 months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • SaveOnMLS has affiliate brokerages that offer flat-fee MLS services in a variety of states, including California
  • No minimum buyer agent commission (2-3% recommended)
  • Maintain the right to sell FSBO
  • Free For Sale sign provided
$399 - Listing
  • 6-month or longer listing on MLS (based on local state regulations)
  • Syndicated to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and more
  • 1 Photo
  • Sales preparation packet with required forms
  • Free For Sale yard sign
  • Can add a lockbox for an additional fee of $75


Pros

  • Maintain the right to sell by owner FSBO
  • Free For Sale yard sign


Cons

  • No CMA/home valuation
  • Experience and level of service provided may vary depending on location
  • Only 1 photo in some markets

N/A — as of August 10th, 2020, no third-party review information was available for SaveOnMLS. We will update when this information becomes available.

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Discount Realty Team

Discount Realty Team

Price Range

$195-795

Number of Photos

Max allowed on MLS

Listing Term

6 months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • Discount Realty Team is a licensed real estate brokerage that offers flat-fee MLS listing services, as well as limited- and full-service options
  • Listings typically go live on MLS within 24-48 hours
  • Listing fee is paid after closing — if escrow doesn’t close, you owe nothing
  • Set your own buyer’s agent commission (Discount Realty Team recommends 2-3%)
  • Includes free home valuation
  • Covers most (but not all) California counties — call to check availability in your area
$195 - MLS Entry
  • 6-month listing on the MLS
  • Unlimited photos (up to max allowed by MLS)
  • Listing syndicated on Realtor.com, Zillow, Yahoo, Trulia, and more
  • Buyer phone calls forwarded to you
$295 - Broker Support
  • Same as MLS Entry package, plus:
  • Receive broker support through close of escrow to answer questions regarding the home-selling process
$795 - Broker Assist “For Sale by Owner” Listing
  • Same as Broker Support package, plus:
  • Receive California Association of Realtor forms and disclosures as required by California law, as well as forms for leasing, counters, and addendums

Additional representation options for a 3-month listing on the MLS:

  • Limited Service Listing - 0.75% Listing Commission
  • Limited Service Plus - 1% Listing Commission
  • Full Service Broker Representation - 1.5% Listing Commission
  • Visit website for specifics on above service packages

Pros

  • Work directly with the broker, not a referral service
  • No upfront fees — you pay only if and when your home actually sells
  • Home valuation included
  • Packages can be customized to fit your specific needs
  • MLS inquiries forwarded to you

Cons

  • Not clear if Realtor.com inquiries are forwarded to you directly
  • Not available throughout the entire state
  • Pricing can vary by location

As of August 4, 2020, no third-party review information was available for Discount Realty Team. We will update when this information becomes available.

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Robinhood Flat Fee Realty

RobinHood Flat Fee Realty

Price Range

$99-499

Number of Photos

10 to unlimited

Listing Term

3-12 months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • RobinHood Flat Fee Realty is a licensed real estate brokerage that specializes in flat-fee listing services for FSBO home sellers
  • Set your own buyer’s agent commission (RobinHood recommends 2.5%)
  • Listings typically go live on MLS within 1-2 business days after agreements are signed
  • Cancel your listing any time with no additional fee
  • Free, unlimited listing changes 24/7 access via Robinhood’s online dashboard (takes up to 1 business days for changes to appear on MLS)
  • Buyer inquiries are forwarded directly to you
  • Offers a money-back guarantee if a traditional real estate broker is deemed necessary to sell your property
$99 - Basic
  • 3-month listing on the MLS
  • Syndicated to Realtor.com, Trulia, Zillow, Redfin, and more
  • 10 photos
  • Secure document storage
  • Property-specific URL homepage
  • Calls and emails forwarded to you
$599 - Standard
  • Same as Basic package, plus:
  • 6-month listing on MLS
  • 25 photos
  • Free MLS listing edits
  • Market analysis
  • California forms and disclosures included
  • Link tour on MLS
  • Open house advertisements



$599 - Plus
  • Same as Standard package, plus:
  • 12-month listing on MLS
  • Unlimited photos (up to max allowed by MLS)
  • Professional sign and post
  • Put your direct contact information on marketing materials
  • Three directional open house signs

















Additional, a-la-carte services:

  • Open House Maximum Exposure - $29 for 2 open houses
  • Brokers Tour - $29
  • Transaction Coordination - $150 at sign-up, $445 at close of Escrow
  • Contract Negotiation Package - $495

Pros

  • Make unlimited changes to your listing or cancel any time with no additional charge
  • Inquiries are forwarded directly to you — no buyer’s agent commission if you find your own buyer
  • If your property doesn’t sell, RobinHood will refer a traditional realtor and refund you double your listing fee (up to $999) when your property closes

Cons

  • Basic package does not offer home valuation or comparative market analysis (CMA)

N/A — as of August 11th, 2020, no third-party review information was available for RobinHood Flat Fee. We will update when this information becomes available.

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National Flat-Fee MLS Services & Brokers Operating in Sacramento

MLS My Home

MLS My Home

Price Range

$49-99

Number of Photos

5-25

Listing Term

6 months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • MLS My Home is a nationwide flat-fee MLS referral service that connects you with local brokers and agents who will list your home on the MLS for a pre-negotiated rate
  • Listings posted on the MLS within 24-48 hours
  • Buyer and agent inquiries forwarded to you
  • Set your own buyer’s agent commission (within a required range in some locations, e.g. 2-3%)
  • Pay no buyer’s agent commission if you find an unrepresented buyer
  • Cancel anytime
$49
  • 6-month listing on MLS
  • Syndicated to Realtor.com and other major sites
  • 5 photos
  • Personal web page
  • Cancel any time
  • Pricing varies by city
$69
  • Same as $49 package, plus:
  • 15 photos
$99
  • Same as $69 package, plus:
  • 25 photos

Available packages, services, and pricing depend on location. Check the website for details about your local options.

Pros

  • Cancel anytime
  • No commission if you find the buyer
  • Buyer inquiries forwarded directly to you

Cons

  • Limited options and many states
  • No built-in home valuation
  • May not offer complete coverage in your state

As of August 17, 2020, MLS My Home has an average rating of 2.5/5 based on 280 reviews across Trustpilot, Yelp, and Facebook.


Note: MLS My Home will refer you to an independent, local broker who’s level of service and customer reviews may vary from MLS My Home’s, so be sure to research the broker before signing a listing agreement.

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US Realty

US Realty

Price Range

$295-648

Number of Photos

5-45

Listing Term

6-12 months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • US Realty is a nationwide service that connects sellers with local flat-fee MLS brokerages
  • Choose your own buyer’s agent commission with no mandatory minimums
  • Basic plans require little to no upfront payment until home is sold
  • Email/Phone Broker support
  • $50 cancellation fee and $25 per listing change with Starter Plan
  • Additional $296-$399 due at closing with all plans, including the free plan
$0 - Starter Plan
  • 6-month listing on MLS
  • Syndicated to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and 100+ more.
  • 5 Photos
  • Email/Phone Broker support
  • $50 cancellation fee
  • $25 per listing change


$99 - Basic Plan
  • Everything in Starter, plus:
  • 15 Photos
  • Caller ID provided
  • No cancellation fee
  • 2 free listing changes, $25 for further changes

$139 - Deluxe Plan
  • Everything in Basic, plus:
  • 25 Photos
  • Calls forwarded directly to your phone number
  • For Sale yard and directional signs provided
  • 4 free listing changes, $10 for further changes


$249 - Premium Plan
  • Everything in Deluxe, plus:
  • 12-month listing on MLS
  • 45 Photos
  • Brochure box and marketing materials
  • 30-minute broker form review
  • Buyer qualification forms and sales agreement forms provided
  • Unlimited free listing changes

All plans have additional closing fees of $296-$399

Pros

  • Built-in email and phone support during the listing period
  • Minimal upfront costs — easy budget option


Cons

  • Fees to change listing with all but the Premium plan
  • Additional $296 - $399 due at closing with all plans, including the free plan
  • No CMA provided

As of August 10, 2020,  has an average rating of 4.1/5 based on 129 reviews from Trustpilot, as well as an A+ accreditation on the Better Business Bureau.


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Alternatives to Flat-Fee MLS in Sacramento

The Sacramento real estate market is steady. According to Redfin, the median sale price rose 7.9% over the past year and isn't expected to decline any 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%.