Top Flat-Fee MLS Companies in Lexington, KY

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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 Lexington, 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 Kentucky is approximately 3%. Based on the median sale price for Lexington homes — which as of May 31, 2021 was $225,027 — that translates to about $6,751.

In contrast, you'll pay between $249 and $999 to list your home with flat-fee MLS companies in Lexington. 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 Lexington 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 Lexington.

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 Lexington realtor so you can sell for top dollar!

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The best Lexington flat-fee MLS companies

Every Lexington 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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McClellan Gray Real Estate

McClellan Gray Real Estate

McClellan Gray Real Estate

Price Range

$399 + 3% or $299 + 3.5%

Number of Photos

30-99

Listing Term

6 months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • McClellan Gray Real Estate is a licensed, Kentucky real estate brokerage that specializes in flat-fee MLS listing services in Lexington, Louisville, and the surrounding areas
  • Comparative market analysis included
  • Pre-set buyer’s agent commissions (unless you find an unrepresented buyer)
  • Staging and contract assistance included
$399 + 3% at closing (2.5% to buyer’s agent and 0.5% to McClellan Gray)
  • 6-month listing on MLS
  • Syndicated to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and more
  • Yard sign
  • CMA and basic pricing analysis
  • Staging tips
  • Access to automated showing scheduling tool
  • Contract negotiation assistance (if there’s a buyer’s agent)
  • Settlement statement review and will attend closing (if there’s a buyer’s agent)
  • Save 2.5% on commissions if you find an unrepresented buyer
  • Negotiation, closing, and inspection assistance if there’s no buyer’s agent ($750)
$299 + 3.5% at closing (2.5% to buyer’s agent and 1% to McClellan Gray)
  • Same as basic package, plus:
  • Deluxe yard sign
  • Professional photos and video tour
  • Detailed pricing analysis
  • Detailed staging advice
  • McClellan Gray hosts 1-2 open houses a month
  • Full-time agent to assist with showings, handling negotiations and inspections, and attending closing

McClellan Gray also offers a full-service option for a 5% total commission and a closing assistance only option. See website for details.

Pros

  • Work directly with the broker, not a referral service
  • Home valuation included with basic package
  • Home listed on at least 2 MLSs

Cons

  • Set buyer’s agent commissions
  • With basic package, no negotiation, inspection, or closing assistance if you have an unrepresented buyer

As of August 17, 2020, McClellan Gray Real Estate has an average rating of 4.8/5 based on 11 reviews across Google and Realtor.com.

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Mink Realty

Mink Realty

Mink Realty

Price Range

$299-999

Number of Photos

6-50

Listing Term

6-12 months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • Mink Realty is a licensed real estate brokerage offering flat-fee MLS listing services to Kentucky and Southern Indiana
  • Market analysis included
  • Cancel anytime
  • Listing typically goes live in 48 hours
  • You choose the buyer’s agent commission (2.5%-3%)
  • Practices dual agency (if an unrepresented buyer buys your home, Mink Realty will represent you and them and claim the buyer’s agent commission)
  • Buyer and agent inquiries forwarded to you
$299 - Silver
  • 6-month listing on MLS
  • Syndicated to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and more
  • 6 photos
  • Yard sign
  • Buyer leads forwarded to you
  • Cancel anytime
$999 - Platinum
  • Same as Gold package, plus:
  • 12-month listing on MLS
  • Contract review, offer advice
  • Assistance with negotiations and inspections
  • Review of closing documents
$499 - Gold
  • Same as Silver package, plus:
  • 6-month listing on MLS
  • 50 photos
  • Lockbox
  • Email support
  • Video tour
  • 1 open house ad
  • Social media marketing
  • Agent feedback service


Additional a-la-carte services include: professional photos, open house sign, listing on a second MLS, rush service, additional open house ads, lockboxes, and more

Pros

  • Work directly with the broker, not a referral service
  • Buyer leads forwarded to you

Cons

  • No built-in market analysis
  • Doesn’t offer full coverage in Indiana or Kentucky — see website for details on specific MLS access

As of August 17, 2020. Mink Realty has an average rating of 4.9/5 based on 17 reviews across Facebook and Zillow.

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National flat-fee MLS services in Lexington

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

Houzeo

Houzeo

Houzeo

Price Range

$329-429 (+$200 at closing)

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 Kentucky 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
$329 - Bronze
  • 3-month listing on MLS
  • 6 Photos
  • Virtual tour
  • $25 for each listing change
  • Syndicated to Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, and more
$359 - Silver
  • Same as Bronze plan, plus:
  • 6-month listing on MLS
  • 24 Photos
  • 10 free listing changes
  • Select and communicate with Escrow Agent

$429 - Gold
  • Same as Silver plan, plus:
  • Max photos allowed by MLS
  • Federal and state disclosures forms














All plans require an additional $200 at closing to cover Kentucky's minimum service requirements.

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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Flat Fee Realty

Flat Fee Realty

Flat Fee Realty

Price Range

$249

Number of Photos

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 Kentucky 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 - 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

FSBO.com

Price Range

$399.95 (+ $299 at closing)

Number of Photos

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 Kentucky 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 $299 paid at closing to cover state’s minimum service requirements

$399.95 + $299 at closing - Kentucky Flat Fee MLS

  • 6-month listing on MLS
  • Syndicated to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and more
  • 6 MLS photos ($5 per each additional photos)
  • Yard sign
  • FSBO.com Listing
  • Unlimited photos on FSBO.com
  • Video Upload on FSBO.com

Pros

  • Set your own buyer’s agent commission

Cons

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

As of August 12, 2020, FSBO.com has an average rating of 4.9/5 based on 26 reviews on Zillow and an A+ rating with Better Business Bureau.

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

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Alternatives to Flat-fee MLS services in Lexington

To sell your home for top price, it’s important to weigh all of your options before making a final decision. A Lexington 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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Clever has saved thousands of happy customers over $50 million — we can help you keep more money in your pocket too!

With Clever:  

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

 ✅ Buyers get up to 0.5% cash back on eligible purchases

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

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