Top Flat-Fee MLS Companies in Cincinnati, OH

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 Cincinnati, 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 Ohio is approximately 3%. Based on the median sale price for Cincinnati homes — which as of May 31, 2021 was $210,940 — that translates to about $6,328.

In contrast, you'll pay between $199 and $999 to list your home with flat-fee MLS companies in Cincinnati. 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 Cincinnati 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 Cincinnati.

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 Cincinnati realtor so you can sell for top dollar!

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The best Cincinnati flat-fee MLS companies

Every Cincinnati 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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EquiRealty Group

EquiRealty Group

EquiRealty

Price Range

$500

Number of Photos

N/A - information not available

Listing Term

N/A - information not available

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • EquiRealty Group is a licensed, Ohio real estate brokerage that offers flat-fee MLS listing services
  • You set the buyer's agent commission (EquiRealty recommends 3%)
  • Built-in home valuation in base package
  • Use of MLS appointment center
  • $500 - Flat Fee Listing package
    • Syndicated to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and more
    • Use of MLS appointment center
    • Realist estimate of home value
    • Sign and lockbox


Platinum Full Service package also available for 4% commission if broker procures buyer or 5% if another realtor procures buyer

Pros

  • Built-in home valuation
  • Use of MLS appointment center

Cons

  • Photo and listing term information not available on website

As of August 11, 2020, EquiRealty's broker, Jim Roth, has an average rating of 4.8/5 based on 10 reviews on Zillow.

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Ohio Property Group, LLC

Ohio Property Group, LLC

Ohio Property Group

Price Range

$297-997

Number of Photos

25-45

Listing Term

6 months up to until sold

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • Ohio Property Group is a licensed, Ohio real estate brokerage that specializes in flat-fee MLS listing services
  • Realist Market Analysis included with Gold and Platinum packages
  • You choose the buyer’s agent commission
  • Buyer and agent inquiries forwarded directly to you
  • Listing typically goes live in 48 hours
  • Unlimited webpage updates
  • Free cancelation anytime

$297 - Silver

  • 6-month listing on MLS
  • Syndicated to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and more
  • 25 photos
  • Your own property webpage with unlimited updates
  • Unlimited printable flyers
  • Email support directly from broker

$395 - Gold

  • Same as Silver package, plus:
  • 35 photos
  • Targeted social media marketing
  • Offer consultation and review
  • Combination lockbox
  • Open house signs
  • Yard sign with your phone number
  • All state forms and disclosures (downloadable)
  • Realist Market Analysis (market trend and home valuation report)
  • Email and phone support directly from broker

$997 - Platinum

  • Same as Gold package, plus:
  • 12-month listing on MLS
  • 45 photos
  • Custom address for your property’s webpage
  • Broker handles negotiations and closing process


List on more than one Ohio MLS for $97 per additional MLS. Contract to closing services available for $297 (already included in Platinum plan)

Pros

  • Work directly with broker, not a referral service
  • Free cancelation anytime
  • Pay no commission if you find an unrepresented buyer

Cons

  • Home valuation report not included with Silver plan
  • Not a member of every Ohio MLS

As of August 12, 2020, Ohio Property Group has an average rating of 5/5 based on 3 reviews on Google and has an A+ rating on the Better Business Bureau.


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Team Results Realty

Team Results Realty

Team Results Realty

Price Range

$299-$999+

Number of Photos

Unlimited

Listing Term

6 months up to until sold

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • Team Results Realty is a licensed, Ohio real estate brokerage that specializes in flat-fee MLS listing services
  • Comparative market analysis (CMA) is included with Premium and Full Service packages
  • You set the buyer’s agent commission (Team Results Realty suggest 3%)
  • Listings typically go live within 48 hours
  • Buyer and agent inquiries are forwarded to you
  • Unlimited free changes
  • Free cancellation anytime
$299 - Showcase
  • 6-month listing on MLS
  • Syndicated to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and more
  • Max photos allowed by MLS
  • Printable flyer
  • Buyer lead forwarding
  • Downloadable disclosures and contracts
  • Yard sign
  • Phone/Email Support
$699 - Premium
  • Same as Showcase package, plus:
  • Lockbox
  • ShowingTime showing scheduling and feedback system
  • CMA
  • Sales contract review and discussion
  • Unlimited open houses (hosted by you)

$999 or $299+1% at closing - Full Service
  • Same as Premium package, plus:
  • Closing costs estimate
  • Closing services (including managing inspections, following up on appraisals and buyer financing, and reviewing closing documents)
  • Negotiate and process offers
  • Dotloop eSignatures


















Pros

  • Work directly with the broker, not a referral service
  • Pay no buyer’s agent commission if you find a buyer
  • Covers all of Ohio
  • Unlimited free changes
  • Free cancellation anytime

Cons

  • CMA not included with the basic package

As of August 10, 2020, Example Realty has an average rating of 5/5 based on 4 reviews on Facebook.


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National flat-fee MLS services in Cincinnati

Didn't find a great option in local flat-fee MLS companies? These national brands operate in the Cincinnati 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 Ohio 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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FSBO.com

FSBO.com

FSBO.com

Price Range

$399.95

Number of Photos

20

Listing Term

6 months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • FSBO.com is a flat-fee MLS referral service that connects you with licensed brokerage MLSmart Realty, LLC. MLSmart Realty then refers you to a regional Ohio broker who will list your home on your local MLS for a pre-negotiated rate
  • Set your own buyer’s agent commission (FSBO.com recommends 2-3%)
  • Edit or cancel anytime (may include an additional fee)

$399.95 - Ohio Flat Fee MLS

  • 6-month listing on MLS
  • Syndicated to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and more
  • Up to 20 MLS photos
  • FSBO.com Listing
  • Unlimited photos on FSBO.com
  • Video Upload on FSBO.com


A-la-carte services (purchased directly from local broker) include: unlimited open house postings and yard sign

Pros

  • Set your own buyer’s agent commission

Cons

  • Only one package to choose from
  • No home valuation included

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 Cincinnati

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