5 Best Tulsa Flat-Fee MLS Companies

If you're selling your home for sale by owner (FSBO) in Tulsa, 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 Oil Capital of the World is approximately 3%. Based on the median sale price for Tulsa homes, as of January 2020, that translates to about $5,250.

In contrast, typical rates for flat-fee MLS companies in Tulsa are in between $195 and $1,000. 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 Tulsa 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 Tulsa.

Top Tulsa Flat-Fee MLS Companies in 2020

Realty Connect

Realty Connect

Price Range

$399-$1,000

Number of Photos

NA - information not available

Listing Term

6 months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • Realty Connect is a licensed, Oklahoma real estate brokerage that specializes in flat-fee MLS listing services
  • Showing appointment service
  • No cancellation fee
  • Unlimited listing changes
  • Home valuation available on website
  • Listings can be renewed for an additional 6 months for $230
$399 - Silver Package
  • 6-month listing on MLS
  • Syndicated to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and more
  • Realtor.com Showcase and Protected Listing
  • Exclusive IDX listing service exchange
  • Showing appointment service
  • Phone and email support
  • Printable brochures
  • Broker assistance
  • No cancellation fee
  • Yard sign
$699 - Gold Package
  • Same as Silver package, plus:
  • Professional photography
  • Lockbox
  • Field phone calls (optional)
$1,000 - Platinum Package
  • Same as Gold package, plus:
  • MLS market updates
  • Two-hour broker consultation
  • Comparative market analysis (CMA)
  • 50 professional flyers
  • Home staging advice
  • In-home listing consultation
  • Social media campaign
  • Optional home warranty












Listings can be renewed for an additional 6 months for $230

Pros

  • No cancellation fee
  • Showing appointment service
  • Free home valuation
  • Unlimited listing changes

Cons

  • No built-in comparative market analysis in low- or mid-tier packages
  • MLS photo information not available on website

As of August 11, 2020, Realty Connect has an average rating of 4.9/5 based on 134 reviews across Facebook and Zillow.


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Trinity Properties

Trinity Properties

Price Range

$199-499+

Number of Photos

6

Listing Term

Listed until sold

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • Trinity Properties is a licensed, Oklahoma real estate brokerage that specializes in flat-fee MLS listing services
  • Offers a flat fee option and a full service, low commission option
  • Comparable market analysis (CMA)
  • Contracts, addendums, and disclosures
  • Phone/Email support

$199 - Bronze Package

  • 6-month listing on MLS.
  • Syndicated to Realtor.com, Trulia, and other realty websites
  • 6 photos
  • Contracts, addendums and disclosures included
  • Phone and email support

$399 - Silver Package

  • Same as Bronze Package, plus:
  • Combination keybox
  • Open house postings
  • Professional photography session
  • Market analysis and pricing assistance
  • Contract review, net to seller

$399(+) - Gold Package

  • Same as Silver Package, plus:
  • Contract, consultation and negotiation assistance
  • Full service with closing
  • Costs an additional $1000 (or 0.5% for homes over $200,000) at closing

Pros

  • Phone/email support
  • Includes all contracts and descriptions
  • Opportunity for low fee full service closing

Cons

  • Doesn’t offer full coverage in Oklahoma — see website for details on specific MLS access
  • Severely limited photos
  • Basic package does not include a CMA

As of August 10, 2020, Trinity Properties has an average rating of 4.8/5 based on 22 reviews across Google and Facebook.

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OKByOwner

OkByOwner

Price Range

$199-399

Number of Photos

Up to 36

Listing Term

Unlimited (until sold)

Description
Pricing
Pros And Cons
Reviews
  • OKByOwner is a FSBO listing site and a flat-fee MLS referral service that connects you with local brokers who will list your home on the MLS for a pre-negotiated rate
  • Comparative market analysis (CMA) included
  • You set the buyer’s agent commission (OKByOwner recommends 3%)
  • Free listing changes
  • All required state and local contracts and disclosures
$199 - MLS Basic
  • Listing until sold on MLS
  • Syndicated to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and more
  • Up to 36 photos
  • Professional market analysis
  • Showing scheduling service
  • All required state and local contracts and disclosures
  • Assists buyers in obtaining financing
  • Phone and email support
  • Weekly market update report

$399 - MLS Deluxe
  • Same as MLS Basic, plus:
  • Yard sign
  • In-house listing appointment
  • Supra iBox lockbox system
  • Realtor-to-realtor showing follow-up
  • Professional photos
  • Video virtual tour
  • Social media campaign






Pros

  • CMA included with both packages
  • Unlimited MLS listing contract
  • Pay no commission if you find your own buyer

Cons

  • Only list on the Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Northeastern Oklahoma (NEO) MLS systems
  • No a-la-carte service options

As of August 12, 2020, OkByOwner has an average rating of 3/5 based on 2 reviews on Facebook and has an A+ rating on the Better Business Bureau.


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National Flat-Fee MLS Services & Brokers Operating in Tulsa

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 Oklahoma 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 - Oklahoma 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

Pros

  • Set your own buyer’s agent commission

Cons

  • Only one package to choose from
  • No home valuation included
  • Doesn’t have full coverage in Oklahoma

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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Houzeo

Houzeo

Price Range

$199-399

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 Oklahoma 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
$199 - 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
  • Syndicated to Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, and more
  • 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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Alternatives to Flat-Fee MLS in Tulsa

The Tulsa real estate market is increasing rapidly. According to Zillow, the median home value rose 3.4% 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%.