5 Best Asheville Flat-Fee MLS Companies

If you're selling your home for sale by owner (FSBO) in Asheville, 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 Land of the Sky is approximately 3%. Based on the median sale price for Asheville homes, as of January 2020, that translates to about $8,940.

In contrast, typical rates for flat-fee MLS companies in Asheville are in between $89 and $995. Nationwide, 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 Asheville 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 Asheville.

Top Asheville Flat-Fee MLS Companies in 2020

Carolina Listing Express

Carolina Listing Express.com

Price Range

$195

Number of Photos

5

Listing Term

6 months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • Carolina Listing Express.com is a flat-fee MLS service operated by Select Premium Properties, a licensed real estate brokerage in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC and Pennsylvania.
  • Listings typically go live in a business day
  • Free listing changes within the first 24 hours ($20 per change after that)
  • $45 fee to cancel contract early
  • You choose the buyer’s agent commission
  • Buyer and agent inquiries forwarded to you via email

$195

  • 6-month listing on MLS
  • Syndicated to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and more
  • 5 Photos
  • Contracts and forms (downloadable)
  • Color brochure
  • ShowingTime scheduling and feedback system


Additional a-la-carte services include: For Sale sign, lockbox, additional photos, open house announcements, and more

Pros

  • Offers money-back guarantee if you decide to list with a full-service agent referred by Georgia Listing Express.com
  • Buyer inquiries forwarded directly to you

Cons

  • Only one option
  • $175 processing fee when home closes and $45 cancelation fee

As of August 3, 2020, Select Premium Properties has an A+ rating on the Better Business Bureau.

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National Flat-Fee MLS Services & Brokers Operating in Asheville

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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Houzeo

Houzeo

Price Range

$225-395

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 North Carolina 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
$225 - Bronze
  • 3-month listing on MLS
  • 6 Photos
  • Virtual tour
  • $25 for each listing change
  • Syndicated to Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, and more
$325 - Silver
  • Same as Bronze plan, plus:
  • 6-month listing on MLS
  • 24 Photos
  • 10 free listing changes
  • Select and communicate with Escrow Agent
$395 - 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 listings 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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Alternatives to Flat-Fee MLS in Asheville

The Asheville real estate market is stable. According to Zillow, the median home value rose 2.7% over the past year and is expected to increase by 3.8% in the next year. 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%.