Top Flat-Fee MLS Companies in St. Louis, MO

Katherine Peach

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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 St. Louis, 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 St. Louis homes — which as of May 31, 2021 was $206,667 — that translates to about $6,200.

In contrast, you'll pay between $199 and $750 to list your home with flat-fee MLS companies in St. Louis. 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 St. Louis 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 St. Louis.

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 St. Louis realtor so you can sell for top dollar!

💰 SAVE: List with a full-service agent for just $3,000 or 1%

The best St. Louis flat-fee MLS companies

Every St. Louis 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

Avenue STL

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 July 31, 2020, Avenue STL has an average rating of 4.6/5 based on 161 reviews across Google, Yelp, and Facebook.

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BuySelf Realty

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 August 1, 2020, BuySelf Realty has an average rating of 4.9/5 based on 253 reviews across Google and Facebook.

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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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Lauralei Properties

Lauralei Properties

Lauralei Properties

Price Range

$199+

Number of Photos

35

Listing Term

6 months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • Lauralei Properties is a licensed real estate brokerage that specializes in flat-fee MLS services in St. Louis and the surrounding areas
  • You choose the buyer’s commission and pay no commission if you find the buyer ($99 transaction fee)
  • Buyer and agent inquires forwarded directly to you
  • Free comparative market analysis (CMA) available upon request
  • Free listing changes
  • Offers a variety of additional, a-la-carte options including paperwork assistance, lockbox, showing support, and more

$199

  • 6-month listing on MLS
  • Syndicated to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and more
  • 35 Photos
  • Open house listing on MLS
  • CMA (available upon request)
  • Printable flyer


Available a-la-carte services and packages include: yard sign, ShowingTime, lockbox, paperwork assistance, and more

Pros

  • Work directly with a local broker, not a referral service
  • Free CMA
  • Free listing changes
  • Buyer and agent inquires forwarded directly to you

Cons

  • $99 transaction fee if you find your own buyer
  • 6-month listing term is the only option

As of August 17, 2020, Lauralei Properties has an average rating of 4.9/5 based on 60 reviews across Google and Zillow.

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National flat-fee MLS services in St. Louis

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

Flat Fee Realty

Flat Fee Realty

Flat Fee Realty

Price Range

$199

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 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 $50
  • 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 $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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Alternatives to Flat-fee MLS services in St. Louis

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