Top Flat-Fee MLS Companies in Louisville, 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 Louisville, 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 Louisville homes — which as of May 31, 2021 was $211,633 — that translates to about $6,349.

In contrast, you'll pay between $349 and $999 to list your home with flat-fee MLS companies in Louisville. 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 Louisville 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 Louisville.

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 Louisville realtor so you can sell for top dollar!

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The best Louisville flat-fee MLS companies

Every Louisville 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.

» MORE: Find out how to evaluate flat-fee MLS services

MLSCO Realty

MLSCO Realty

MLSCO Realty

Price Range

$349

Number of Photos

50

Listing Term

12 months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • MLSCO Realty is a licensed brokerage based in Louisville that specializes in flat-fee MLS listing services
  • Listing is live on the MLS within 24 hours
  • There is no cancellation fee, and you can cancel at any time
  • Automated home valuation available
  • Buyer’s commission offer required (2.5-3% recommended)
$349 - Listing
  • 12-month listing on MLS
  • Syndicated to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and more
  • Up to 50 Photos
  • Automated home valuation upon request
  • Yard sign
  • Offer negotiation and consultation
  • Buyer’s commission offer required (2.5-3% recommended)


Additional al-la-carte services include lockbox rental, photography, detailed CMA, Showing Time service, e-signing, and additional yard signs.

Pros

  • Up to 50 photos on the MLS in base package
  • Offer negotiation and consultation provided


Cons

  • Home valuation is automated; a detailed CMA by an agent costs an extra fee
  • Only one package to choose from

As of August 17, 2020, Example Realty has an average rating of 5/5 based on 2 reviews across Google and Yelp.

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Patti Morgan

Patti Morgan

Patti Morgan

Price Range

$495+$495 at closing

Number of Photos

35

Listing Term

N/A — information not available

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • Patti Morgan Realtors is a licensed, Kentucky real estate brokerage that specializes in flat-fee MLS listing services in Louisville
  • Agent assistance throughout process, including scheduling showings, vetting buyers, contract review, negotiation assistance, setting up appraisals and inspections, and attending closing
  • 3% commission to buyer’s agent, unless Patti Morgan Realtors also writes the buyer's offer
  • Free comparative market analysis
$495, plus an additional $495 at closing
  • Syndicated to Realtor.com, Louisvillerealtors.com, Zillow, Trulia, and more
  • 35 Photos
  • 3% commission to buyer’s agent, unless Patti Morgan Realtors also represents the seller
  • 24-hour showing service and assistance provided
  • Comparative market analysis
  • Professional yard sign
  • Contract review and negotiation assistance
  • Agent assistance with financing, appraisals, and closing


Pros

  • A lot of agent assistance throughout the selling process, including vetting buyer qualification
  • Built-in market analysis


Cons

  • Additional fee at closing

As of August 11, 2020, Patti Morgan has an average rating of 2.5/5 based on 8 reviews across Google and Zillow.

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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 Louisville

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

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 Louisville

To sell your home for top price, it’s important to weigh all of your options before making a final decision. A Louisville 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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