Top Flat-Fee MLS Companies in Boston, MA

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Katherine Peach

July 27th, 2021
Updated July 27th, 2021

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If you’re selling your home for sale by owner (FSBO) in Boston, hiring a flat-fee MLS service can help you increase your listing’s visibility to potential buyers.

The average commission rate for full-service listing agents in Massachusetts is approximately 3%. Based on the median sale price for Boston homes — which as of May 31, 2021 was $537,415 — that translates to about $16,122.

In contrast, you'll pay between $0 and $697 to list your home with flat-fee MLS companies in Boston. The most basic flat-fee real estate packages will offer little more than a listing on the MLS, but more comprehensive packages could include additional services like help with negotiations and paperwork.

That being said, using a Boston flat-fee MLS company to sell FSBO comes with additional costs in terms of time, energy, and your final sales price. You'll have to manage your own sale — from scheduling showings to drafting contracts. And, FSBO homes usually sell for 6% less on average than agented properties.

If using a flat-fee MLS company is still the right choice for your sale, we've picked some of the best flat-fee MLS services in Boston.

But, if you're not ready to sell FSBO, one of your best options is to work with a discount real estate company like Clever. With Clever, you'll only pay 1% or $3,000 to list your home instead of the typical 3%. And, you'll get full-service support from a great Boston realtor so you can sell for top dollar!

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The best Boston flat-fee MLS companies

Every Boston flat-fee MLS service is different. When evaluating the following options, be sure to read the fine print. Look at things like the length of the listing term, fees to change your listing, how many photos you can add, and more.

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Entry Only New England

Entry Only New England

Entry Only New England

Price Range

$297-697

Number of Photos

10-42

Listing Term

12 months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • Entry Only New England is a flat-fee MLS service operated by Stuart St. James, a licensed real estate brokerage in Massachusetts
  • Listing typically go live by the next business day
  • Buyer and agent inquiries are forwarded directly to you
  • You set the buyer’s agent commission — Entry Only New England offers a buyer’s agent commission report on what competitive percentage is to help you decide (Standard and Advanced packages)
  • Pay no commission if you find an unrepresented buyer
  • Unlimited, free listing changes and open house announcements
  • Free cancelation anytime
$297 - Basic
  • 12-month listing on MLS
  • Syndicated to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and more
  • 10 Photos
  • State real estate forms (downloadable)
$697 - Advanced
  • Same as Standard package, plus:
  • 42 photos
  • Realtor.com Seller Report
  • Online FSBO education video
$497 - Standard
  • Same as Basic package, plus:
  • 30 photos
  • Marketing flyers
  • Home selling guides
  • Buyer’s agent commission report


Pros

  • Free changes, cancel anytime with no fee
  • Buyer inquiries forwarded directly to you
  • Pay no commission if you find an unrepresented buyer

Cons

  • No built-in home valuation or pricing assistance
  • No a-la-carte or additional services to get more help if needed

As of August 5, 2020, Entry Only New England has an average rating of 4.9/5 based on 102 ratings across Google and Yelp.

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Landfall Properties, LLC

Landfall Properties, LLC

Landfall Properties

Price Range

Free to $499+

Number of Photos

40

Listing Term

2 months up to until sold

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • Landfall Properties in a licensed broker in CT, MA, ME, NH, and VT that specializes in flat-fee MLS listing services
  • Free, unlimited changes
  • Listings go live in 24 hours
  • Set buyer’s agent commission of 2% (pay nothing if you find the buyer)
  • Buyer and agent inquiries forwarded directly to you
  • Cancel anytime
Free - Level One
  • 2-month listing on MLS
  • Syndicated to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and more
  • 40 photos
  • Unlimited consultations if also buying with Landfall Properties
$499 - Level Two
  • Same as Level One package, plus:
  • Unlimited listing/delisting/relisting of property over 2 years
  • For Sale sign
  • Forms, contracts, addendums (downloadable)
  • Dedicated property website
  • Virtual tour
  • Showing feedback
  • 100 business cards with your contact information
  • Closing services and statement review
  • $25 donation to the Wounded Warrior Project or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital
1% at closing- Level Three
  • Same as Level Two package, plus:
  • Professional photography
  • Pricing assistance
  • Bluetooth lockbox
  • In-person showing assistance
























Pros

  • Free MLS listing package (+2% buyer’s agent commission)
  • Work directly with the broker, not a referral service
  • Free, unlimited changes, including listing/delisting/relisting (Level Two and Three packages)
  • Home buyer rebate if you also buy with Landfall Properties

Cons

  • No built-in comparative market analysis (CMA) (except with Level Three package)
  • Set buyer’s agent commission of 2% (unless you find a buyer)

As of August 12, 2020, Landfall Properties’ principal broker, Paul Marino, has an average rating of 5/5 based on 29 reviews on Zillow.

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Simply Sell Realty

Simply Sell Realty

Simply Sell Realty

Price Range

$85-285

Number of Photos

40-42

Listing Term

12 months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • Simply Sell Realty is a licensed, New Hampshire and Massachusetts real estate brokerage that specializes in flat-fee MLS listing services
  • Set your own buyer’s agent commission (request average rate at checkout)
  • Listing is live within 24 hours of purchase
  • Built-in home valuation on website
  • Buyer leads forwarded to you
  • Unlimited free changes
  • No cancellation fee

$85 - 1 Year Flat Fee MLS Package

  • 12-month listing on the MLS
  • Syndicated to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia and more.
  • Max photos allowed (40 in NH, 42 in MA)
  • Set your own buyer's agent commission
  • Leads forwarded directly to seller
  • Contracts and releases available
  • Free edits or cancellations
  • Unlimited open house postings through the website

$285 - Home Visit MLS Package

  • Everything in the 1 Year Package, plus:
  • Up to 40 professionally taken photos
  • Room measurements taken
  • Paperwork completed on-site


A-la-carte services include comparable market analyses (CMA), additional MLS listings, hosted open houses, appointment services, professional photography, and for sale signs.

Offers a full-service listing for a 3.5% commission for those near Tyngsboro, Massachusetts or Nashua, New Hampshire.

Pros

  • Max photos and virtual tour included in base package
  • Built-in home valuation on website
  • Buyer leads forwarded to you
  • Unlimited free changes
  • No cancellation fee
  • Unlimited open house postings

Cons

  • No free CMA is provided
  • Does not list on the Berkshire or Barnstable County MLS in MA

As of August 11, 2020, Simply Sell Realty LLC has an average rating of 5/5 based on 17 reviews across Google and Facebook.

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National flat-fee MLS services in Boston

Didn't find a great option in local flat-fee MLS companies? These national brands operate in the Boston area, too.

Houzeo

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 Massachusetts 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 10, 2020, Houzeo has an average rating of 4.8/5 based on 21 reviews on Google.

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MLS My Home

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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Alternatives to Flat-fee MLS services in Boston

To sell your home for top price, it’s important to weigh all of your options before making a final decision. A Boston flat-fee MLS company may make the most sense for your sale, or one of these options may work better.

For most sellers, though, working with a company like Clever is the best way to maximize your savings while selling your home for top dollar.

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 ✅ Sellers pay only $3,000 or 1% in listing fees

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 ✅ You'll work with a full-service realtor with pricing expertise in your local market

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