Top Flat-Fee MLS Companies in Portland, OR

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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 Portland, 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 Oregon is approximately 3%. Based on the median sale price for Portland homes — which as of May 31, 2021 was $468,333 — that translates to about $14,050.

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

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 Portland realtor so you can sell for top dollar!

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

The best Portland flat-fee MLS companies

Every Portland 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.

» MORE: Find out how to evaluate flat-fee MLS services

Realty Net LLC

Realty Net LLC

Realty Net LLC

Price Range

$199-999

Number of Photos

1-32

Listing Term

1 month up to until sold

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • Realty Net LLC is a licensed, Oregon real estate brokerage that specializes in flat-fee MLS listing services
  • You set buyer’s agent commission (Realty Net recommends 2.5%)
  • No cancellation fee
  • Buyer leads forwarded to you
  • Listing is live within 24-48 hours
  • A-la-carte services include signs, rush orders, additional MLS listings, lockboxes, comparative market analysis, broker assistance, and more
$199 - Basic Flat Fee MLS package
  • 1-month listing on RMLS
  • Syndicated to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and IDX sites
  • 1 Photo
  • Realty Net property webpage
  • Printable color flyer template
  • Real estate contracts and disclosures
  • No cancellation fee
$299 - Good Flat Fee MLS package
  • Same as Basic Flat Fee MLS package, plus:
  • 3-month listing on RMLS
  • 10 Photos
$399 - Better Flat Fee MLS package
  • Same as Good Flat Fee MLS package, plus:
  • 6-month listing on RMLS
  • 15 Photos
  • 3 printable color flyer templates











$499 - Best Flat Fee MLS package
  • Same as Better Flat Fee MLS package, plus:
  • 9-month listing on RMLS
  • 20 Photos
  • Realty Net Yard Sign
  • Virtual tour posting
  • Realtor.com Showcase listing
  • Realty Net showcase listing
  • Open house postings
$799 - Premium Flat Fee MLS package
  • Same as Best Flat Fee MLS package, plus:
  • 12-month listing on MLS
  • 30 Photos
  • Featured listing on Realtor.com
  • Lockbox rental
  • Open house postings on MLS
$999 - Maximum Exposure MLS package
  • Same as Premium Flat Fee MLS package, plus:
  • Listed until sold
  • 32 photos
  • Professional Photography
  • Lockbox
  • Custom Realty Net for sale sign
  • Open houses posted on Realtor.com, Zillow and Trulia.


Pros

  • No cancellation fee
  • Buyer leads forwarded to you
  • Multiple package options to find what best fits you needs

Cons

  • No built-in home valuation
  • Only one photo in base package
  • 1-month listing in base package

As of August 11, 2020, Realty Net broker Greg Messick has an average rating of 4.8/5 based on 20 reviews on Google and has an A+ rating on the Better Business Bureau.


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ByOwnerOregon.com

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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Oregon Flat Fee Realty

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 in Portland

Didn't find a great option in local flat-fee MLS companies? These national brands operate in the Portland area, too.

Houzeo

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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Fizber

Fizber

Fizber

Price Range

$295-395

Number of Photos

6-25

Listing Term

6 months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • Fizber is a 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
  • Requires that you offer buyer’s agent commission between 1-3%
  • Listing is typically live within 24 hours of submission
  • Fizber also offers an array of free resources and online tools (including home valuations), as well as à-la-carte downloadable forms and guidelines, such as disclosures, contracts, counteroffers, and more
$295 - MLS Boost
  • 6-month listing on MLS
  • 6 photos
  • Featured listing on Fizber.com plus unlimited photos
  • Open House Manager Tool
  • Listing on Redfin, Zillow, Realtor.com, and Trulia
  • Social media sharing
$395 - Premium MLS Boost
  • Same as MLS Boost, plus:
  • 25 photos
  • Social media sharing, plus Facebook and Instagram Ads






Fizber also offers two non-MLS listing options:


$0 - Free Listing:
  • Unlimited photos on Fizber.com





$95 - Digital Boost
  • Same as Free Listing, plus:
  • Featured Listing
  • Open House Manager Tool
  • Listing on Redfin


Pros

  • Basic package includes social media postings — premium package includes target social ads
  • Listing appears on MLS within 24 hours of submission
  • Refundable up to 30 days

Cons

  • Listing expires after 6 months — can renew listing for a discounted rate
  • Only 6 photos with basic MLS listing package
  • Making changes to your listing may incur additional fees

As of August 5, 2020, Fizber has an average rating of 3.6/5 based on 88 reviews on Trustpilot and has a B- rating on the Better Business Bureau.

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Alternatives to Flat-fee MLS services in Portland

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