6 Best Missouri Flat-Fee MLS Companies

If you're selling your home for sale by owner (FSBO) in Missouri, 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 Show-Me State is approximately 3%. Based on the median sale price for Missouri homes, as of November 2019, that translates to about $5,340.

In contrast, typical rates for flat-fee MLS companies in Missouri are in the $99 to $999+ 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 Missouri 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 Missouri.

Top Missouri 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.

Avenue STL

Avenue STL

Price Range

$750 + $500 at close

Number of Photos

24

Listing Term

6 months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • Avenue STL is a licensed, St. Louis real estate brokerage that offers a flat-fee MLS listing service
  • Buyer leads forwarded to you
  • Unlimited listing changes
  • Home valuation available on website
  • For further listing info, submit your property info on Avenue STL’s website
  • Offers $500 refund if you decide to list with one of Avenue STL’s full-service agents
  • $750 + $500 at closing - MLS Listing package
    • 6-month listing on MLS
    • Syndicated to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and more
    • 24 Photos
    • Unlimited listing changes
    • Yard sign
    • Lockbox
    • Buyer leads forwarded to you
    • Transaction coordinator available for listing assistance


For further listing info, submit your property info on Avenue STL’s website

Pros

  • Unlimited listing changes
  • 24 photos in base package
  • Offers $500 refund if you decide to list with one of Avenue STL’s full-service agents
  • Buyer leads forwarded to you
  • Home valuation available on website

Cons

  • Only one package — no budget option
  • $500 fee due at close
  • No built-in market analysis
  • Listing/Pricing info not readily available on website

As of January 21, 2020:

  • 4-out-of-5-star rating on Yelp (11 reviews)
  • 5-out-of-5-star rating on the Better Business Bureau (31 reviews)
  • 4.6-out-of-5-star rating on Facebook (50 reviews)
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BuySelf Realty

BuySelf Realty

Price Range

$199-$499

Number of Photos

8-35

Listing Term

3-18 months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • BuySelf Realty is a licensed, real estate brokerage that specializes in flat-fee MLS listing services in Illinois, Ohio, Minnesota, Maryland, Tennessee, Missouri, and Virginia
  • No cancellation fee
  • Free listing changes
  • Retain right to FSBO
  • Buyer leads forwarded to you
  • A-la-carte services include showing scheduling, professional photography, lockboxes, signs, and more
  • $199 - Economy Package
    • 3-month listing on MLS
    • Syndicated to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and more
    • 8 Photos
    • Required disclosures, purchase agreements, and addenda
    • No cancellation fee
    • Free listing changes
    • Buyer leads forwarded to you
  • $299 - Standard Package
    • Same as Economy Package, plus:
    • 7-month listing on MLS
    • 25 Photos
    • Lockbox
    • Yard sign


  • $499 - Total Package
    • Same as Standard Package, plus:
    • 18-month listing on MLS
    • 35 photos


A-la-carte services include showing scheduling, professional photography, lockboxes, signs, and more

Pricing differs for Kansas City, Springfield, and southern Missouri; see full site for details

Pros

  • No cancellation fee
  • Free listing changes
  • Buyer leads forwarded to you

Cons

  • Only 8 photos in base package
  • No built-in home valuation or market analysis

As of January 21, 2020:

  • 4.9-out-of-5-star rating on Google (217 reviews)
  • A+ rating with Better Business Bureau with a 5-out-of-5-star customer rating (34 reviews)
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Flat Fee Guy

Flat Fee Guy

Price Range

$399 + $320 + 0.33% at closing

Number of Photos

25

Listing Term

12 months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • Flat Fee Guy is a licensed, real estate brokerage that specializes in flat-fee MLS listing services in Missouri and Kansas
  • Full-service package with listing fee, broker fee, and transaction fee
  • Unlimited listing changes
  • Unlimited open house postings
  • Effective For Sale by Owner Strategies ebook included with purchase
  • $50 cancellation fee
  • $399* - Full Service MLS Listing package
    • *$399 listing fee + $320 broker fee + 0.33% transaction fee
    • 12-month listing on MLS
    • Syndicated to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and more
    • 25 Photos
    • Yard sign and 2 directional signs
    • Lockbox and brochure box
    • Showing appointment service
    • Unlimited listing changes
    • Unlimited open house postings
    • Effective For Sale by Owner Strategies ebook
    • Offer Runway automated transaction software


A-la-carte services include lockbox, brochure boc, FSBO sign, and ebook

Pros

  • 25 photos in base package
  • Unlimited listing changes
  • Unlimited open house postings

Cons

  • Only one pricing option
  • $320 broker fee and 0.33% transaction fee
  • $50 cancellation fee
  • No built-in home valuation or market analysis

As of January 21, 2020:

  • 4-out-of-5-star rating on the Better Business Bureau (4 reviews)
  • 1-out-of-5-star rating on Google (1 review)
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National Flat-Fee MLS Services & Brokers Operating in Missouri

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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Flat Fee Group

Flat Fee Group

Price Range

$399-$999 (varies by state)

Number of Photos

Up to max allowed by MLS

Listing Term

3 months up to until sold

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • Flat Fee Group is a network of independent brokers that offer flat-fee services in their respective state(s)
  • Pay no buyer’s agent commission if you find an unrepresented buyer
  • Buyer and agent inquiries forwarded to you (in most states)
  • Contracts, disclosures, and addendums included (in most states)
  • $399 - Showcase
    • 6-month listing on MLS in most cases
    • Syndicated to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and more
    • Up to 25 photos
    • General marketing tools (e.g. flyers, yard sign)


  • $549 - Premium
    • Same as Showcase package, plus:
    • Contract, offer, and document review
  • $999 - Platinum
    • Same as Premium package, plus:
    • Negotiation assistance


Packages, services, and pricing vary by state. Check the website for details about options in your area.

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

Cons

  • As of January 21, 2020, does not have an independent broker in Alaska, Montana, West Virginia, and Wyoming
  • Experience and service quality may vary depending on your state’s broker

N/A — as of January 22, 2020, no third-party review information was available for Flat Fee Group. However, as a network of independent brokers, you can check the website, find your state’s broker and research their individual reviews.

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Flat Fee Realty

Flat Fee Realty

Price Range

$199

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 Missouri 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 $79
  • State disclosures and forms available
  • Unlimited listing changes
  • Buyer leads forwarded to you
  • Refund available within 30 days of purchase
  • $199 - 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 $79

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 January 22, 2020:

  • 4.5-out-of-5-star rating on Facebook (4 reviews)
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Alternatives to Flat-Fee MLS in Missouri

The Missouri real estate market is increasing rapidly. According to Zillow, the median home value rose 4% 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%.

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