A Better Alternative To Flat Fee MLS Services In New Haven, Connecticut

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The Truth About Flat Fee MLS Services In New Haven, Connecticut

When you list your home in New Haven, Connecticut with a flat fee MLS service, the potential savings are huge — or at least it might seem that way.

The truth is is that when you work with a flat-fee MLS listing service, MLS access is the only thing you get. The value ends there.

In order to actually sell your home, you’ll have to cover a number of additional fees and costs: staging and improvements, professional photos, legal fees, title fees, lockbox, showings, marketing, and more.

In addition to these hidden costs, homes listed by owner with flat fee MLS services typically sell for up to 13% less than agent-assisted sales.

In New Haven, Connecticut the average home price is $244,000 — that means you could be leaving as much as $31,720 on the table.

If you want to sell your New Haven, Connecticut home for an optimal price, minimize stress along the way, and save on commission fees, your best bet is listing with a full-service, flat fee real estate agent.

Full-service, flat fee agents provide all of the same services and support as a traditional listing agent, but for a fraction of the typical cost — saving you up to 50% on home selling costs.

Get in touch to learn more and interview top-rated, flat fee agents in New Haven, Connecticut.

Read on to learn more about flat fee MLS services in New Haven, Connecticut: how they work, typical costs, pros and cons, and good alternatives to consider.

A Better Alternative: Use A Local New Haven, Connecticut Discount Real Estate Agent

Clever real estate has partnered with top rated agents across the country from every major brand that will list your home at a discount while still providing full service.

Clever lets you list your home for a flat fee of $3,000 if it's less than $350,000, or 1% if the home is more expensive. Clever partners with agents from every major brand, as well as top rated local brokerages to list and sell your home, so potential buyers will have no idea that you're saving on commissions.

Clever has over 1,500 top rated agents across the country, and we would love to help you sell your next home and save thousands on commission.

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The Difference Between Listing with a Flat Fee MLS Service and a Clever Partner Agent

We've outlined the difference between a flat fee MLS listing service and using a Clever Partner Agent.

Hidden Costs Of A Flat Fee MLS Service: A Case Study

John is considering selling his home with a Flat Fee MLS listing service.

He's attracted to the competitive low cost -- in John's area, Flat Fee MLS is just $250 for a 6 month listing -- but wants to do his homework to know what he's really going to end up paying altogether.

John starts planning out all his expenses selling by-owner.

First, he will have to pay buyer's agent commission.

The advantage of getting on the MLS is that buyer's agents can see your home is available for sale. However, if you don't offer a buyer's agent commission, these buyer's agents have no motivation to show their clients your home.

The buyer's agent commission you offer isn't set in stone -- but it needs to be competitive compared to the commission being offered for similar homes in your area. Otherwise, agents will overlook your home. Generally, buyer's agent commission is between 2 and 3%.

Next, John finds a friend with experience in professional home photography who agrees to take photos for John's listing for $200. He finds a pair of for sale

How much will you save in New Haven, Connecticut with Clever?

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