Top Flat-Fee MLS Companies in Kansas City, MO

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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 Kansas City, 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 Missouri is approximately 3%. Based on the median sale price for Kansas City homes — which as of May 31, 2021 was $257,333 — that translates to about $7,720.

In contrast, you'll pay between $99 and $999 to list your home with flat-fee MLS companies in Kansas City. 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 Kansas City 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 Kansas City.

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 Kansas City realtor so you can sell for top dollar!

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The best Kansas City flat-fee MLS companies

Every Kansas City 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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Flat Fee Guy

Flat Fee Guy

Flat Fee Guy

Price Range

$99-798.97

Number of Photos

36

Listing Term

6-12 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
  • Listing live within 1-2 business days
  • Yard sign and lockbox provided
  • Service has been reconfigured for remote consultations and distancing
  • Website offers unclear information regarding services and pricing
$99/month - Flat Fee Monthly
  • Listed valid on MLS for 12 months, paid monthly
  • Syndicated to Local MLS and Realtor.com
  • Listing live within 1-2 business days
  • 36 photos
  • Yard sign and lockbox provided

$399 + 0.33% at closing - Flat Fee Optimizer
  • Same as Basic package, plus:
  • Listed for 12 months
  • Showing service
  • Negotiating assistance
  • Marketing materials
$299 - Flat Fee Basic
  • Same as Monthly package, but:
  • Single upfront fee
  • Listed for 6 months

$699 - Flat Fee Maximizer
  • Same as Optimizer package, plus:
  • No closing fee

$798.97 - Flat Fee Advertiser
  • Same as Maximizer package, plus:
  • “Additional advertising”


Pros

  • 36 photos in base package
  • Service has been reconfigured for remote consultations and distancing

Cons

  • No built-in home valuation or market analysis
  • Website offers unclear information regarding services and pricing

As of August 12, 2020, Flat Fee Guy has an average rating of 2.3/5 based on 3 reviews on Google and an A+ rating on the Better Business Bureau.

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The Realty Dot

The Realty Dot

The Realty Dot

Price Range

$199-399

Number of Photos

25

Listing Term

3-12 months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • The Realty Dot is a licensed national real estate brokerage that specializes in flat-fee MLS listing services
  • You set buyer’s agent commission (Realty Dot recommends 2.5%-3%)
  • Buyer leads forwarded to you
  • No cancellation fee
  • Listing is live within 24-72 hours
  • A-la-carte services include additional signs, lockboxes, and more

$199 - 3 Months Package

  • 3-month listing on MLS
  • Syndicated to Realtor.com and Zillow
  • 25 Photos
  • Contract forms and disclosures

$299 - 6 Months Package

  • Same as 3 Months package, plus:
  • 6-month listing on MLS
  • Yard sign

$399 - 12 Months Package

  • Same as 6 Months package, plus:
  • 12-month listing on MLS
  • Lockbox
  • Brochure box
  • Virtual tour


A-la-carte services include additional signs, lockboxes, and more. Realtor Assisted Listing package also available for $659; includes benefits of previous packages as well as paperwork, contract, pricing, and closing support

Pros

  • 25 photos in base package
  • No cancellation fee
  • Buyer leads forwarded to you

Cons

  • No built-in home valuation or market analysis
  • Website does not specify area coverage

As of August 10, 2020, The Realty Dot has an average rating of 3.5/5 based on 12 reviews across Trustlink and Zillow.

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National flat-fee MLS services in Kansas City

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

MLS My Home

MLS My Home

MLS My Home

Price Range

$49-99

Number of Photos

5-25

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
$49
  • 6-month listing on MLS
  • Syndicated to Realtor.com and other major sites
  • 5 photos
  • Personal web page
  • Cancel any time
  • Pricing varies by city
$69
  • Same as $49 package, plus:
  • 15 photos
$99
  • Same as $69 package, plus:
  • 25 photos

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 August 17, 2020, MLS My Home has an average rating of 2.5/5 based on 280 reviews across Trustpilot, Yelp, and Facebook.


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

Flat Fee Group

Price Range

$399-479+ (varies by state)

Number of Photos

25

Listing Term

6 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
$479 + 0.5% at closing - 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 August 10, 2020, does not have an independent broker in Montana, West Virginia, and Wyoming
  • Experience and service quality may vary depending on your state’s broker

As of August 10, 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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FSBO.com

FSBO.com

FSBO.com

Price Range

$399.95

Number of Photos

Varies by state

Listing Term

6 months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • FSBO.com is a nationwide flat-fee MLS referral service that connects you with licensed brokerage MLSmart Realty, LLC. MLSmart Realty then handles the listing or refers you to a local brokers who will put your home on the MLS for a pre-negotiated rate
  • Set your own buyer’s agent commission (FSBO.com recommends 2-3%)
  • Making changes to your MLS listing may have additional fees
  • Cancel anytime (possible additional fee)

$399.95 - MLS package

  • 6-month listing on MLS
  • Syndicated to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and more
  • Approx. 20 photos
  • Yard sign (where available)


FSBO.com also has a package for listing on their website — not the MLS — for $99.95


Services, price, and details of FSBO.com flat-fee MLS packages vary by state. States with minimum service requirements may also have additional fees due at closing. Check the website for specifics in your area.

Pros

  • Set your own buyer’s agent commission

Cons

  • Only one package to choose from
  • Experience, additional fees, and service quality may vary depending on your state’s broker
  • Doesn’t have full coverage in every state and not available at all in North Dakota

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 Kansas City

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