5 Best Oregon Flat-Fee MLS Companies

If you're selling your home for sale by owner (FSBO) in Oregon, 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 The Beaver State is approximately 3%. Based on the median sale price for Oregon homes, as of November 2019, that translates to about $10,980.

In contrast, typical rates for flat-fee MLS companies in Oregon are in the $199 to $799+ range. 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 Oregon 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 the state of Oregon.

Top Oregon Flat-Fee MLS Companies in 2020

EDITOR'S NOTE: Clever doesn't offer a basic flat-fee MLS-only service, so we've compiled objective overviews of local companies that do based on publicly available data. We do offer a free service that lets you work with top-rated realtors for a reduced, flat fee — you can check it out (and read reviews) here.

ByOwnerOregon.com

ByOwnerOregon.com

Price Range

$199-799

Number of Photos

6-32

Listing Term

6-12 months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • ByOwnerOregon.com is a flat-fee MLS listing service operated by Realty Net LLC, a licensed real estate brokerage in Oregon
  • You set the buyer’s agent commission (ByOwnerOregon.com suggests 2.5%)
  • Listing typically goes live within 2 business days (after receiving your paperwork)
  • All buyer leads forwarded directly to you
  • Free listing and status changes
  • Free cancelation, anytime
$199 - Basic Flat Fee MLS
  • 30-day listing on MLS
  • Syndication to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and more
  • 1 photo
  • Property webpage on ByOwnerOregon.com
  • Color flyer template
  • Real estate contracts and disclosures
$299 - Good Flat Fee MLS
  • Same as Basic package, plus:
  • 3-month listing on MLS
  • 10 photos
$399 - Better Flat Fee MLS
  • Same as Good package, plus:
  • 6-month listing on MLS
  • 16 photos
  • 3 color flyer templates
$499 - Best Flat Fee MLS
  • Same as Better package, plus:
  • 9-month listing on MLS
  • 20 photos
  • ByOwnerOregon.com or Realty Net sign (shipping not included)
  • Virtual tour posting
  • Open houses posted on RealtyNetllc.com
  • Custom subdomain link
$799 - Premium Flat Fee MLS
  • Same as Best package, plus:
  • 12-month listing on MLS
  • 30 photos
  • Realtor.com “Showcase” listing
  • Lockbox rental
$999 - Maximum Exposure MLS
  • Same as Premium package, plus:
  • Listed until sold
  • Professional photography
  • 32 photos
  • “Featured” listing on Trulia and Zillow
  • Custom yard sign (shipping not included)
  • Open houses posted on MLS, Realtor.com, Zillow, and Trulia

Additional Agent Assist, discounted Full-Service, and customized packages available. Check website for details.

Pros

  • Work directly with a local broker, not a referral service
  • Free listing changes
  • Free cancelation, anytime
  • You can build your own packages based on your needs
  • Serves all of Oregon

Cons

  • No comparative market analysis (CMA) or home valuation in flat-fee MLS packages
  • If an unrepresented buyer wants to see your home, that buyer can choose to be represented by Realty NET, which may result in dual agency (potential conflict of interest)

As of August 3, 2020, ByOwnerOregon.com has an average rating of 5/5 based on 13 reviews across Yelp and Google.

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Congress Realty

Congress Realty

Price Range

$299

Number of Photos

4

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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FlatList.com

FlatList.com

Price Range

$299

Number of Photos

25

Listing Term

6-12 months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • FlatList.com is a flat-fee MLS service operated by Flat List RE, a licensed real estate brokerage in Arizona, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington
  • Unlimited, free listing changes
  • Listing goes live in 1 business day
  • Buyer and agent inquiries forwarded to you via email
  • You set the buyer’s agent commission (FlatList.com recommends 2-3%)
  • Free cancelation anytime

$299

  • 6-month listing on MLS (Arizona and Hawaii), 1-year listing (Oregon and Washington)
  • Syndicated to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and more
  • 25 Photos
  • State forms and disclosures
  • For Sale sign
  • Flyer creator


Packages vary slightly state-to-state. Check website for details.

Pros

  • Free changes, cancel anytime with no fee
  • Pay no commission if you find a buyer

Cons

  • No home valuation or CMA

As of August 11, 2020, no third-party reviews exist for FlatList.com. We will update when this information becomes available.

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Oregon Flat Fee Realty

Oregon Flat Fee Realty

Price Range

$299-$425+

Number of Photos

10-25

Listing Term

6 months up to until home sold

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • Oregon Flat Fee Realty is a licensed, Oregon real estate brokerage that specializes in flat-fee MLS listing services
  • Comparative market analysis (CMA) only available with Premium and Realtor Assist Plans
  • You set the buyer’s agent commission (no commission if you find a buyer)
  • Listing goes live within 24-48 hours of completing paperwork
  • Cancel listing anytime
  • Free listing changes
  • $299 - Basic Plan
    • 6-month listing on MLS
    • 6-month listing on OregonFlatFee.com
    • Syndication to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and more
    • 10 photos
    • Double-sided yard sign (upon request, stand and frame not included)
    • Forms, contracts, and legal paperwork
    • Free listing changes
    • Combo lockbox ($40)
  • $399 - Premium Plan
    • Same as Basic Plan, plus:
    • 12-month listing on MLS
    • 12-month listing on OregonFlatFee.com
    • 25 photos
    • CMA and pricing assistance (available upon request)
    • Free combo lockbox (upon request)


  • $425+0.5% at closing - Realtor Assist Plan
    • Same as Premium Plan, plus:
    • Unlimited listing on MLS (until home sold)
    • Unlimited listing on OregonFlatFee.com (until home sold)
  • Following services available upon request:
    • Marketing suggestions
    • Follow-up and feedback from showings
    • Additional CMA for price adjustments
    • Negotiation assistance
    • Contract review
    • Vetting buyer’s financing pre-qualification
    • Inspection follow-up and addendums
    • Closing assistance

Pros

  • Work directly with a local broker, not a referral service
  • Free listing changes
  • Cancel listing anytime
  • Full refund if you decide to sell with a full-service agent Oregon Flat Fee Realty refers you to

Cons

  • Doesn’t cover all of Oregon
  • CMA only available for Premium and Realtor Assist Plans
  • N/A — as of January 14, 2020, no third-party review information was available for Oregon Flat Fee Realty. We will update when this information becomes available.
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National Flat-Fee MLS Services & Brokers Operating in Oregon

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 Oregon 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
  • 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 Oregon

The Oregon real estate market is steadily rising. According to Zillow, the median home value rose 2.8% over the past year and is expected to see an increase of 3.8% in 2020. 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%.

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