5 Best New Mexico Flat-Fee MLS Companies in 2021

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Trevor Wallis

July 27th, 2021
Updated July 27th, 2021

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Whether you’re selling a condo in downtown Albuquerque or a ranch outside in the desert, paying 6% in realtor fees is a lot.

That’s why some sellers use a flat-fee MLS company to list their home on the MLS — the main place where realtors find homes to show their clients — in exchange for a small one-time fee.

What’s the catch?

  • Less support: You manage your own sale — without a full-service agent to handle pricing, photography, paperwork, and negotiations.
  • Lower sales price: For sale by owner (FSBO) homes usually sell for significantly less than homes sold by agents — 6% less on average compared to agent-represented properties.
  • You still pay a buyer’s agent fee: 88% of buyers work with an agent — who still needs to get paid. In New Mexico, you’re on the hook for 2.50%-6.00% of the final sale price.

If you want to save on fees but aren’t ready for a “Do-It-Yourself” experience, Clever can match you with full-service realtors who work for a low flat fee of $3,000 or 1%.

Clever is the best alternative to the full DIY approach if you're in New Mexico! You'll save thousands on listing fees, while still getting the support you need to sell your home fast AND for top dollar.

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

If you’re still interested in finding flat-fee MLS listing options in New Mexico, read on! We’ve reviewed the best (and worst!) services in The Land of Enchantment.

The 5 best New Mexico flat-fee MLS companies*


Affordable Realty Services
Congress Realty

For Sale by Owner New Mexico

Hardy & Co. Real Estate
Houzeo

Price range

$395-1,095

$299

$395-995

$395-695

$279-399

Money-back guarantee

Unlimited listing updates

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Downloadable forms

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For sale sign

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Lockbox

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Affordable Realty Services

Affordable Realty Services

Affordable Realty Services

Price Range

$395-1,095

Number of Photos

15-50

Listing Term

12 months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • Affordable Realty Services is a licensed, New Mexico real estate brokerage that specializes in flat-fee MLS listing services
  • Built-in comparative market analysis (CMA)
  • Open house postings on the MLS
  • 5 MLS listing packages include both FSBO and full-service options
  • Offers money-back guarantee if you decide to list with a full-service agent via referral instead
  • Additional, a-la-carte services available, including social media and print advertising, lockbox and for sale sign rentals, professional paperwork preparation, and more — visit site for full list and details.
$395 - Basic FSBO package
  • 12-month listing on the MLS
  • 15 photos
  • Listing syndicated on Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and more
  • Open house postings on the MLS
  • Professional CMA
$535 - Value FSBO package
  • Same as Basic FSBO package, plus:
  • Use of realtor lockbox
  • Virtual home tour
$945 - Basic Full Service package
  • Same as Value FSBO package, plus:
  • For sale sign
  • Broker assistance in negotiating offers and repairs
  • Broker monitors transaction, reviews documents, and attends closing
  • Does not include virtual home tour
$995 - Value Full Service package
  • Same as Basic Full Service package, plus:
  • 50 photos
  • Automatic showing feedback from realtors
  • Property flyer emailed to approx. 2,500 local real estate brokers
  • Does not include virtual home tour
$1,095 - Premier Full Service package
  • Same as Value Full Service package, plus:
  • Home advertised on Craigslist
  • Home advertised on Facebook
  • Complete property website with flyers, school info, virtual tour, and more


Pros

  • Built-in CMA
  • Open house postings on the MLS with basic package
  • 12-month listing with basic package

Cons

  • Downloadable contracts, disclosures, and other required paperwork not available

As of July 30, 2020, Affordable Realty Services has an average rating of 3.5/5 based on 20 reviews across Google and Yelp.

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Congress Realty

Congress Realty

Congress Realty

Price Range

$299

Number of Photos

Listing Term

6 months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • Congress Realty is a licensed brokerage in Alaska, Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, and Washington that specializes in flat-fee MLS listing services
  • Free comparative market analysis (upon request)
  • You set buyer’s commission (Congress Realty recommends 3%)
  • Listings typically go live in 1 business day
  • Free, unlimited changes
  • Your phone number displayed on the MLS listing

$299

  • 6-month listing on MLS
  • Syndicated to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and more
  • 4 photos
  • Downloadable contracts, addendums, and disclosure forms
  • ShowingTime showing scheduling and feedback service


A-la-carte services include: more photos, open house advertisements, listing renewals, professional photography, yard signs, lockbox, and more.

Pros

  • Pay no buyer’s agent commission if you find the buyer
  • Free, unlimited changes
  • Wide variety of a-la-carte services
  • Home buyer rebates if you buy with Congress Realty (in states where available)

Cons

  • May not cover every part of your state
  • Fewer photos than other comparable flat-fee MLS services

As of August 4, 2020, Congress Realty has an average rating of 4.8/5 based on 30 reviews across Yelp and Zillow.

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For Sale by Owner New Mexico

For Sale by Owner New Mexico

For Sale By Owner New Mexico

Price Range

$395-995

Number of Photos

30-99

Listing Term

12 months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • For Sale By Owner New Mexico is a licensed, New Mexico real estate brokerage that specializes in flat-fee MLS listing services
  • Provides yard sign and necessary real estate forms (downloads)
  • Open house postings on the MLS
  • Recommendations for home inspectors, home stagers, mortgage companies, and more available on website
  • Comparative market analysis (CMA) included with mid- and premium-tier packages
  • Listing fee is refundable if you opt to list with a referred, full-service brokerage
$395 - I’ve Done This Before package
  • 12-month listing on the MLS
  • 30 photos
  • Yard sign to rent
  • Real estate forms (downloads)
  • Listing syndicated on Realtor.com, Zillow, and more
  • Open house postings
$995 - Give Me The Works! package
  • Same as the I’d Like Professional Guidance package, plus:
  • 99 photos
  • Electronic document signing
  • Net sheet
$795 - I’d Like Professional Guidance package
  • Same as the I’ve Done This Before package, plus:
  • Broker guidance
  • 50 photos
  • Professional CMA
  • Printable property flyer
  • Lockbox
  • Online appointment service
  • Email and phone support though transaction


Pros

  • 30 photos and 12-month listing term with basic package
  • Listing fee is refundable if you opt to list with a referred, full-service brokerage
  • Lots of helpful services and support included with mid- and top-tier packages

Cons

  • No built-in support with basic package
  • No home valuation or CMA included with basic package

As of August 11, 2020, For Sale By Owner New Mexico has an average rating of 4.3/5 based on 7 reviews across Realtor.com and Yelp.

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Hardy & Co. Real Estate

Hardy & Co. Real Estate

Hardy and Company, LLC

Price Range

$395-695+

Number of Photos

Unlimited

Listing Term

12 months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • Hardy & Company, LLC is a licensed, New Mexico real estate brokerage that specializes in flat-fee MLS listing services
  • Listing is live within 24 hours of receiving photos and listing information
  • Set your own buyer’s commission (Hardy & Co. recommends 2-3%)
  • Broker assistance available through sales process
  • Make unlimited changes to listing
  • Cancel anytime for free
$395 - Flat Fee Listing package
  • 12-month listing on the MLS
  • Max photos on MLS (up to 99 on the Santa Fe MLS and Albuquerque MLS; up to 20 on the New Mexico MLS)
  • Listing syndicated to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and more
  • Broker assistance through sales process
  • Unlimited changes to listing
  • Buyer inquiries forwarded to you
  • Open house postings on MLS, Realtor.com, and Zillow
  • Yard sign with your contact info
  • Cancel of pause listing anytime for free

$395 + 1% - Listing + Contract & Closing Support package
  • Same as Flat Fee Listing package, plus:
  • Pay 1% of sale price at closing (minimum of $3,000)
  • Negotiate all offers, counteroffers, and contingencies for you
  • Handle all paperwork on approved Real Estate Association of New Mexico forms
  • Work with the title company, buyer’s lender and buyer’s broker to see you through the closing process
$695 + 1.5% - Full Service Listing package
  • Same as Listing + Contract & Closing Support package, plus:
  • Pay 1.5% of sale price at closing (minimum of $4,000)
  • Comparative market analysis (CMA)
  • Pricing guidance and advice
  • Professional photography
  • Professionally designed e-flyer
  • 50 hard copies of color flyer
  • Yard sign with Hardy & Co.’s contact info
  • Flyer box attached to sign























Pros

  • Buyer inquiries are forwarded to you
  • Broker assistance available through sales process
  • Unlimited changes to listing
  • Cancel anytime for free

Cons

  • No built-in CMA or home valuation with first two packages
  • Hardy & Co. doesn’t handle showings or open houses with Full-Service Listing package

As of August 7, 2020, Hardy & Co. Real Estate and its broker, Stever Hardy, have an average rating of 5/5 based on 10 reviews across Google and Zillow.

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Houzeo

Houzeo

Houzeo

Price Range

$229-399

Number of Photos

6 to max allowed

Listing Term

3-6 months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • Houzeo is a flat-fee MLS referral service that connects you with New Mexico brokers and agents who will list your home on your local MLS for a pre-negotiated rate
  • Draft your listing, upload photos, set your price, and sign MLS contracts via Houzeo’s online dashboard
  • Autofills listing details using publicly available info about your home to expedite the listing process
  • Home valuation not included in service
  • Does not require that you offer buyer’s agent commission
  • Listing is typically live within 24 hours of submission
$229 - Bronze
  • 3-month listing on MLS
  • 6 Photos
  • Virtual tour
  • $25 for each listing change
  • Syndicated to Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, and more
$299 - Silver
  • Same as Bronze plan, plus:
  • 6-month listing on MLS
  • 24 Photos
  • 10 free listing changes
  • Select and communicate with Escrow Agent
$399 - Gold
  • Same as Silver plan, plus:
  • Max photos allowed by MLS
  • Federal and state disclosures forms














Pros

  • Free cancellation anytime (no refunds)
  • Freedom to specify any buyer’s agent commission
  • Listings typically go live within 24 hours

Cons

  • Limited coverage in rural areas
  • “Free changes” only apply to listing’s price, status, and property description; $10 for additional changes

As of August 10, 2020, Houzeo has an average rating of 4.8/5 based on 21 reviews on Google.

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Flat-fee MLS companies in New Mexico by city

In New Mexico, you'll also find some smaller flat-fee MLS companies that specialize in particular cities. These uber-local companies are more likely to offer flexible service packages and to bring more area expertise than the big guys.

Every New Mexico flat-fee MLS service is different. Always make sure to read the fine print when evaluating offerings to make sure you're getting a fair deal.

Flat-fee MLS companies in Albuquerque

We found several options for flat-fee MLS companies in Los Angeles, from local brokers to national listing companies. You'll find a lot of choices for both price and services. We found basic listings for as low as $150 and complete listing packages for nearly $1,000.

» EXPLORE: The Best Albuquerque Flat-Fee MLS Companies

Hidden costs of flat-fee MLS companies

Some companies claim to offer flat-rate MLS services but charge "hidden" fees at closing. We've even seen some companies that claim to offer a "free" MLS listing only to charge you a percentage of the sale price at closing.

These predatory practices could cost you thousands of dollars when you expect to pay only a few hundred.

Always make sure to read the fine print for any service. Look out for "closing fees" or "admin fees" that you'll owe the broker in addition to an up-front flat fee.

Further, some flat-fee MLS companies offer a la carte services like photography, paperwork help, and signage. These services can reduce some of your DIY work, but watch out. These add-ons can add up!

At a certain point, you may be better off finding a full-service agent who charges a clear and upfront discounted rate.

💰 Incredible savings, none of the DIY

Selling your home is difficult, even with a flat-fee MLS company to handle your listing. Add in hidden fees, a la carte services, and premium service tiers, and you'll save a lot less than you planned, but still be stuck with most of the work.

There's a better option. Clever pre-negotiates cheaper listing fees with the top agents in your area. You still save on commission, while getting the support of a full-service agent.

  • Clever partner agents offer full-service support for a fraction of the full-service price: a flat $3,000 listing fee or 1% for homes over $350,000
  • Clever sellers save an average of $9,000 on commission AND they get offers 2.8x faster than the national average

Ready to find real estate agents who can help you save thousands on your sale? Enter your zip code below to get started!

Frequently asked questions

How much do flat-fee MLS services cost in New Mexico?

Typically, you should expect to pay about $300-500 for a flat-fee MLS listing in New Mexico. However, we've seen basic plans for as low as $295 and more comprehensive services that charge as much as $1,095.

Do I still need to pay the buyer's agent commission?

Although you'll save some money by not having to pay commission to a listing agent (typically 2.00%-3.00% of the sale price), we strongly recommend offering a commission to the buyer's agent. This will incentivize agents to bring their clients to your home.

How much to offer a buyer's agent is up to you, but most selling agent commissions in New Mexico range from 2.50%-6.00%.

» READ: Average Real Estate Commission in New Mexico

How do I sell by owner in New Mexico?

California real estate laws require sellers to disclose all important information about their property, including:

  • Building and safety information
  • Utilities
  • Environmental information (like erosion, noise pollution, and whether it's in a flood plain)
  • Sewer and wastewater treatment

You'll share all of this information in the California Real Estate Transfer Disclosure Statement. Your listing broker will provide this document for you to fill out.

» READ: How to Sell a House for Sale by Owner in New Mexico

What are the alternatives to using a flat-fee MLS service in New Mexico?

Discount and flat-fee real estate agents

Discount real estate brokers will list your property for as little as 1% — keeping in mind that you usually still have to pay a 2.6–3% buyer’s agent fee.

We’ve reviewed four national and regional discount brokers that operate in New Mexico.

Discount Broker
Listing Fee
Review

Clever

1% or $3,000

Assist-2-Sell

Varies

Help-U-Sell

Varies

Redfin

1.5% (minimum varies)

In New Mexico, Clever offers the lowest rates, with an added advantage: Clever lets you compare multiple agents from major brands like Keller Williams, Century 21, and RE/MAX.

Clever is an agent-matching service that can match you with a pre-vetted, full-service agent for only $3,000 (or 1% if your home is priced above $350,000), plus the typical buyer's agent commission.

Your Clever agent will handle everything for you, from helping you accurately price your home to high-quality photography to negotiating with prospective buyers and filling out the paperwork.

You'll pay only a little more than you'd pay a flat-fee MLS service but save hours of effort by not having to do it all yourself!

Ready to start saving?

Find top agents who charge a flat $3,000 or 1%. Clever's agent-matching service is free, with NO obligation!

Selling without an MLS listing

It's always possible to try selling your house by owner without listing on the MLS. But this makes sense only if you already have a potential buyer lined up.

That's because not listing on your local MLS means not getting the most effective exposure for your property. MLS listings are posted to every major real estate website. Plus, real estate agents access MLS listings to find properties for their clients.

If you don't secure an MLS listing, you'll be limited to sites like Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace and relying on a yard sign.

Better real estate agents at a better rate

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If you don't love your Clever partner agent, you can request to meet with another, or shake hands and go a different direction. We offer this because we're confident you're going to love working with a Clever Partner Agent.