Top Flat-Fee MLS Companies in Detroit, MI

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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 Detroit, 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 Michigan is approximately 3%. Based on the median sale price for Detroit homes — which as of May 31, 2021 was $211,833 — that translates to about $6,355.

In contrast, you'll pay between $299 and $1,499 to list your home with flat-fee MLS companies in Detroit. 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 Detroit 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 Detroit.

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 Detroit realtor so you can sell for top dollar!

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The best Detroit flat-fee MLS companies

Every Detroit 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

Homefield Real Estate

Homefield Real Estate

Homefield Real Estate

Price Range

$149

Number of Photos

35

Listing Term

6 months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • Homefield Real Estate is a licensed, Michigan real estate brokerage that specializes in flat-fee MLS listing services
  • Set your own buyer's agent commission (2-3% recommended)
  • Forms sent and signed via DotLoop
  • Full service package available for $1,500+1% at closing or $3,000 up front
$149 - Agent-Assisted MLS Entry
  • 6-month listing on MLS
  • Syndicated to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and more
  • 35 Photos
  • Access to printable flyers
  • Forms sent and completed via DotLoop
  • No cancellation fee


Full-Service options are also available for $199+1% at closing or $1,500

Pros

  • No cancellation fee
  • Full service upgrade available if initial listing is unsuccessful


Cons

  • No built-in home valuation
  • No access to lockboxes or yard signs

As of August 7, 2020, Homefield Real Estate has an average rating of 5/5 based on 1 review on Facebook.

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Luxury Living Real Estate

Luxury Living Real Estate

Luxury Living Real Estate

Price Range

$149

Number of Photos

35

Listing Term

6 months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • Luxury Living Real Estate is a licensed, Michigan real estate brokerage that offers flat-fee MLS listing services
  • No cancellation fee
  • Buyer leads are forwarded directly to you
  • Full-service package also available for 1.5% listing commission

$149 - MLS Quik-List

  • 6-month listing on MLS
  • Syndicated to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and more
  • 35 Photos
  • No cancellation fee
  • Buyer leads are forwarded directly to you


Full-service package also available for 1.5% listing commission. See website for details.

Pros

  • No cancellation fee
  • Buyer leads forwarded directly to you

Cons

  • Listing changes cost $25 per change
  • No built-in home valuation or market analysis

As of August 17, 2020, Luxury Living Real Estate has an average rating of 5/5 based on 1 review on Facebook.

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The Flat Fee Pros

The Flat Fee Pros

The Flat Free Pros

Price Range

$349-1,499

Number of Photos

15-50

Listing Term

6 months to unlimited

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • The Flat Fee Pros 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
  • Built-in comparative market analysis (not with the basic package)
  • You set the buyer’s agent commission (The Flat Fee Pros recommends 2-2.5%)
  • Listing goes live in 2-3 business days (same-day Express Listing Service available for additional $49)
  • Free listing changes
  • Buyer’s agents can contact you directly or leads will be forwarded to you
$349 - Basic
  • 6-month listing on MLS
  • Syndicated to Realtor.com, local real estate sites, and more
  • 15 photos
  • Printable color flyer
  • Yard sign
  • Up to 3 open houses
  • Buyer lead forwarding
  • Combo lockbox
$399+0.5% at closing - Bronze
  • Same as Basic package, plus:
  • 12-month listing on MLS
  • Up to 25 photos
  • Unlimited open houses
  • ShowTime app for showing scheduling
  • Contracts, addendums, and disclosures
  • Comparative market analysis (CMA)
  • Phone and email support

$749 - Silver
  • Same as Bronze package, plus:
  • Listing on MLS until home sells
  • Up to 50 photos
  • Offer processing and negotiations
$999 - Gold
  • Same as Silver package, plus:
  • QR code on your yard sign
  • Digital signatures
$1,499 - Ultimate
  • Same as Gold package, plus:
  • Drone photography
  • Rush services













Pros

  • Free listing changes
  • No buyer’s agent commission if you find an unrepresented buyer
  • Buyer inquiries are forwarded to you
  • Additional assistance from a licensed agent (in premium packages)
  • Your number listed on yard sign

Cons

  • No phone or email support with Basic plan
  • No CMA or pricing guidance with Basic plan
  • No forms or contracts with Basic plan

N/A — as of January 13, 2020, no third-party review information was available for Flat Fee Pros. We will update when this information becomes available.

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Kermath Realty

Kermath Realty

Kermath Realty

Price Range

$299-$899

Number of Photos

6-50

Listing Term

6 months up to until sold

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • Kermath Realty is a licensed, Michigan real estate brokerage that specializes in flat-fee MLS listing services
  • Listing is live within 24-48 hours of completion of necessary paperwork
  • Buyer leads forwarded to you
  • Listing documents and forms available for download
  • Cancel listing anytime
$299 - Basic MLS package
  • 6-month listing on the MLS
  • 6 photos
  • Listing syndicated to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and more
  • Printable color flyer
  • Buyer leads forwarded to you
  • For sale sign
$399 - Limited Plus package
  • Same as Basic MLS package, plus:
  • 12-month listing on the MLS
  • 35 photos
  • Virtual tour
  • Contracts, addendums, and disclosures
  • Up to 3 open house postings
  • Lockbox
  • ShowingTime App

$899 or $449 + 0.5% at closing - Full Service package
  • Same as Limited Plus package, plus:
  • Listed until sold
  • 50 photos
  • Phone/Email support
  • Pull comparables
  • Offer negotiation and processing
  • QR code on your yard sign
  • Digital signatures













A-la-carte services available include “For Lease” options, professional photography, lockbox, market analysis, open houses, yard signs, 12-month listing extension, and same-day rush

Pros

  • Cancel anytime

Cons

  • No built-in listing changes
  • No built-in home valuation

As of August 11, 2020, Kermath Realty has an average rating of 3.6/5 based on 33 reviews across Google and Facebook and an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

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National flat-fee MLS services in Detroit

Didn't find a great option in local flat-fee MLS companies? These national brands operate in the Detroit 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 Michigan 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

Number of Photos

40

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 Michigan 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)

$399.95 - Michigan Flat Fee MLS

  • 6-month listing on MLS
  • Syndicated to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and more
  • Up to 40 MLS photos
  • 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 Detroit

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