Top Flat-Fee MLS Companies in Baltimore, MD

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By Katherine Peach Updated January 4, 2023

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If you’re selling your home for sale by owner (FSBO) in Baltimore, 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 Maryland is approximately 3%. Based on the median sale price for Baltimore homes — which as of January 31, 2024 was $332,583 — that translates to about $9,977.

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

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 1.5% to list your home instead of the typical 3%. And, you'll get full-service support from a great Baltimore realtor so you can sell for top dollar!

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The best Baltimore flat-fee MLS companies

Every Baltimore 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

Cottage Street

Cottage Street Realty

Price Range

$299-999

Number of Photos

8-30

Listing Term

6 months up to until sold
Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • Cottage Street Realty is a flat-fee MLS service operated by Flat Fee Group, a licensed real estate brokerage in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C.
  • Contracts, addendums, and disclosures
  • Buyer leads forwarded to you
  • Printable color flyer
  • A-la-carte services include signs, market analyses, open house announcements, and more
  • Unlimited listing changes can be purchased for $45
$299 - Basic package

  • Sale or Rent
  • 6-month listing on MLS
  • Syndicated to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and more
  • 8 Photos
  • Contracts, addendums, and disclosures
  • Buyer leads forwarded to you

$399 - Showcase package

  • Same as Basic package, plus:
  • 30 photos
  • Lock box upon request
  • Yard sign
  • Showing service

$599 - Premium package

  • Same as Showcase package, plus:
  • 12-month listing on MLS
  • Comparable market analysis (CMA)
  • Printable color flyer
  • Contract review, guide to settlement

$999 - Full Service package

  • Same as Premium package, plus:
  • Listed until sold
  • Professionally installed sign post
  • Handling of negotiations

A-la-carte services include signs, market analyses, open house announcements, and more

Unlimited listing changes can be purchased for $45

Pros

  • Buyer leads forwarded to you
  • 50 photos in base package

Cons

  • $45 for unlimited listing changes
  • Market analysis not included in base package

As of August 4, 2020, Cottage Street Realty has an average rating of 5/5 based on 10 reviews across Google, Yelp, and Zillow.

DNK Real Estate

DNK Real Estate

Price Range

$249-799

Number of Photos

6-25

Listing Term

12 months
Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • DNK Real Estate is a licensed real estate brokerage in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia that specializes in flat-fee MLS listing services
  • DNK Real Estate offers flat fee MLS listing services, as well as full- and limited-service real estate agents
  • The company offers many a-la-carte services with their flat fee packages, but all their services are non-refundable
  • A-la-carte services include: Expedited flat fee mls listing, uploading extra photos, virtual tours, yard signs, realtor lock box, and printable flyers
  • It typically takes two to three business days to list with DNK Real Estate
  • Buyer’s agent commission isn’t required, but if a buyer’s agent brings a buyer you’re expected to pay their commission fee
  • Sales comps are available at certain pricing tiers
$249 - Basic

  • 12-month listing on MLS
  • Syndicated to MLS, Realtor.com, Trulia, Zillow, and more
  • 6 photos per listing

$499 - Deluxe

  • Same as Basic package, plus:
  • 15 photos per listing
  • Sale comps
  • Printable online flyers

$799 - Premium

  • Same as Deluxe package, plus:
  • 25 photos per listing
  • Yard signs

Pros

  • 1% limited service options available for home sellers that need help with contracts
  • Lots of a-la-carte options help home sellers customize the service to their needs

Cons

  • Upsells on services that are standard for other flat fee MLS services, e.g., $10 for extra photo uploads, $25 to change listing info, etc.
  • Other flat fee MLS services charge less and provide more out of the box
  • $2000 non-refundable fee to use access 1% limited-service agent
  • Need to pay for sales comps in your area

As of August 4, 2020, DNK Real Estate has an average rating of 4.9/5 based on 10 reviews across Facebook and Zillow.

Mr. Lister Realty

Mr. Lister Realty

Price Range

$450-650

Number of Photos

20-30

Listing Term

12 months
Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • Mr. Lister is a licensed Maryland real estate brokerage that specializes in flat-fee MLS listing services
  • Listings typically go live in 24 hours
  • Pay no buyer’s agent commission if you find a buyer
  • Your phone number included on MLS listing and buyer inquiries forwarded directly to you
  • Cancel anytime
$450 - Quick List

  • 1-year listing on MLS
  • Syndicated to Realtor.com and numerous other websites
  • 20 Photos
  • Unlimited agent support
  • Sales contract template
$650 - Sellers Choice

  • Same as Quick List package, plus:
  • 30 photos
  • 2 free listing changes
  • Professionally installed yard sign
  • 2 open house announcements on MLS and Realtor.com
  • Settlement sheet review
  • Closing cost estimate

Also offers MLS listing packages for rental properties and vacant land. See website for pricing details

Pros

  • Work directly with the broker, not a referral service
  • Cancel any time
  • Home buyer rebate if you also buy a home with Mr. Lister

Cons

  • No free changes with the Quick List package and only 2 with the Sellers Choice
  • No built-in home valuation service

As of August 17, 2020, Mr. Lister Realty has an average rating of 4.34/5 based on 10 reviews across Google and Yelp.

National flat-fee MLS services in Baltimore

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

One Rate MLS

One Rate MLS

Price Range

$275

Number of Photos

Max allowed by MLS

Listing Term

Until sold
Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • OneRateMLS 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
  • State required disclosures and forms provided
  • Buyer leads forwarded directly to you
  • No cancellation fees
  • Personal property website
  • Pre-negotiate buyer’s agent commission
$275 - MLS Pro

  • Listed on the MLS until sold
  • Syndicated to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and more
  • Unlimited photos on the MLS (or max allowed)
  • State required disclosures and forms provided
  • Buyer leads forwarded directly to you
  • No cancellation fees
  • Personal property website

Pros

  • Unlimited photos and listing term for a low price
  • Buyer leads are forwarded directly to you
  • No cancellation fees

Cons

  • No built-in home valuation or market analysis

N/A — as of August 12th, 2020, no third-party review information was available for OneRateMLS. We will update when this information becomes available.

Houzeo

Houzeo

Price Range

$329–379

Number of Photos

6 to max. allowed

Listing Term

3 months to until sold
Description
Pricing
Pros and cons
Reviews

Houzeo is a flat fee MLS referral service that connects you with brokers and agents who will list your home on your local MLS for a pre-negotiated rate.

On Houzeo's online dashboard, you can draft your listing, upload photos, set your price, and sign MLS contracts. To expedite the listing process, the company autofills listing details using publicly available info about your home.

Bronze: $329

  • 3-month MLS listing

  • 6 photos

  • Used when selling land or lot

  • intelliList listing management

  • Cancel anytime

  • Listing changes ($25 each)

  • Open houses ($25 each)

  • Custom yard sign ($49)

Silver: $399

Includes Bronze package, plus:

  • 6-month MLS listing

  • Max photos allowed by MLS

  • Unlimited listing changes

  • Unlimited open houses

  • Houzeo mobile app

  • Houzeo showings

Gold: $379 + 0.5% at closing (min. $999)

Includes Silver package, plus:

  • Houzeo Offers platform

  • Federal and state disclosures

  • Rush service (draft in 12 hours)

  • Personal concierge

  • Call forwarding service

  • Virtual basic service with licensed broker

Platinum: $349 + 1% at closing (min. $999)

Includes Gold package, plus:

  • 12-month MLS listing

  • Listings on additional MLS

Pros

  • You can cancel for free anytime (no refunds).

  • You choose the buyer’s agent commission.

  • Listings typically go live within 24 hours.

Cons

  • There's limited coverage in rural areas.

  • Free listing changes apply only to the listing price, status, and property description. It costs $10 for additional changes.

  • A home valuation isn't included.

As of June 3, 2023, Houzeo has 4.9/5 stars across 1,270 reviews on Google.

Alternatives to flat-fee MLS services in Baltimore

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