5 Best Kansas Flat-Fee MLS Companies

If you're selling your home for sale by owner (FSBO) in Kansas, 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 Sunflower State is approximately 3%. Based on the median sale price for Kansas homes, as of November 2019, that translates to about $8,070.

In contrast, typical rates for flat-fee MLS companies in Kansas are in the $99 to $699+ 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 Kansas 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 Kansas.

Top Kansas 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 Group

Flat Fee Group

Price Range

$399-799+

Number of Photos

36

Listing Term

12 months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • Flat Fee Group is a national network of independent brokers that offer flat-fee MLS services in Kansas
  • Pay no buyer’s agent commission if you find an unrepresented buyer
  • Buyer and agent inquiries forwarded to you
  • Contracts, disclosures, and addendums included

$799 + $395 at closing - Maximizer

  • 12-month listing on MLS
  • Syndicated to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and more
  • Up to 36 photos
  • Free home warranty
  • Phone/Email support
  • Printable color flyer
  • CSS (showing scheduling and feedback service)
  • Sign
  • Combo lockbox
  • Social media marketing
  • Comparative market analysis
  • Video upload
  • Brochure box
  • Property website
  • Contracts, addendums, and disclosures
  • Negotiation and closing assistance
  • Automated offer system


$399 + 0.33% at closing - Optimizer

  • Same as Maximizer package, plus:
  • Lower upfront cost

Pros

  • Work directly with the broker, not a referral service
  • Buyer inquiries forwarded directly to you
  • Pay no commission if you find an unrepresented buyer
  • Unlimited changes

Cons

  • Only available in Kansas City and Wichita

As of August 7, 2020, Eddie Davis, the Kansas Flat Fee Group broker, has a 4.6-out-of-5-star rating on Zillow (10 reviews).

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Flat Fee Realty

Flat Fee Realty

Price Range

$249 (+$500 at closing)

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 Kansas 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

$249 + $500 at closing - 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 $50

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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FSBO.com

FSBO.com

Price Range

$399.95 (+$500 at closing)

Number of Photos

Up to 20

Listing Term

6 months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • FSBO.com is a flat-fee MLS referral service that connects you with licensed brokerage MLSmart Realty, LLC. MLSmart Realty then refers you to a regional Kansas broker who will list your home on your local MLS for a pre-negotiated rate
  • Set your own buyer’s agent commission (FSBO.com recommends 2-3%)
  • Edit or cancel anytime (may include an additional fee)
  • Additional $500 fee paid at closing to cover state’s minimum service requirements
  • $399.95+$500 at closing - Kansas Flat Fee MLS
    • 6-month listing on MLS
    • Syndicated to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and more
    • Up to 20 MLS photos
    • FSBO.com Listing
    • Unlimited photos on FSBO.com
    • Video Upload on FSBO.com
    • Negotiation and closing assistance

Pros

  • Set your own buyer’s agent commission

Cons

  • Only one package to choose from
  • No home valuation included

As of January 23, 2020:


Note: As a referral service, the reviews and service quality of your local FSBO.com broker may vary. Be sure to research your Kansas broker before signing a listing agreement.

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National Flat-Fee MLS Services & Brokers Operating in Kansas

MLS My Home

MLS My Home

Price Range

$99+

Number of Photos

Up to 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
  • $99
    • 6-month listing on MLS
    • Syndicated to Realtor.com and other major real estate sites
    • 6 photos (can upgrade to 25 for additional fee)
    • Property webpage with own URL


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 January 21, 2020:

  • 2.5-out-of-5-star rating on Trustpilot (207 reviews)
  • 1-out-of-5-star rating on Yelp (17 reviews)
  • 3.9-out-of-5-star rating on Facebook (99 reviews)
  • F rating with Better Business Bureau with a 2-out-of-5-star customer rating (20 reviews)


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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Fizber

Fizber

Price Range

$295-395

Number of Photos

6-25

Listing Term

6 months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • Fizber is a 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
  • Requires that you offer buyer’s agent commission between 1-3%
  • Listing is typically live within 24 hours of submission
  • Fizber also offers an array of free resources and online tools (including home valuations), as well as à-la-carte downloadable forms and guidelines, such as disclosures, contracts, counteroffers, and more
$295 - MLS Boost
  • 6-month listing on MLS
  • 6 photos
  • Featured listing on Fizber.com plus unlimited photos
  • Open House Manager Tool
  • Listing on Redfin, Zillow, Realtor.com, and Trulia
  • Social media sharing
$395 - Premium MLS Boost
  • Same as MLS Boost, plus:
  • 25 photos
  • Social media sharing, plus Facebook and Instagram Ads






Fizber also offers two non-MLS listing options:


$0 - Free Listing:
  • Unlimited photos on Fizber.com





$95 - Digital Boost
  • Same as Free Listing, plus:
  • Featured Listing
  • Open House Manager Tool
  • Listing on Redfin


Pros

  • Basic package includes social media postings — premium package includes target social ads
  • Listing appears on MLS within 24 hours of submission
  • Refundable up to 30 days

Cons

  • Listing expires after 6 months — can renew listing for a discounted rate
  • Only 6 photos with basic MLS listing package
  • Making changes to your listing may incur additional fees

As of August 5, 2020, Fizber has an average rating of 3.6/5 based on 88 reviews on Trustpilot and has a B- rating on the Better Business Bureau.

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Alternatives to Flat-Fee MLS in Kansas

The Kansas real estate market is increasing rapidly. According to Zillow, the median home value rose 3.8% over the past year and is expected to see an increase of 4% 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%.