5 Best Portland Flat-Fee MLS Companies

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 without breaking the bank.

The average commission rate for full-service listing agents in The City of Roses is approximately 3%. Based on the median sale price for Portland homes, as of January 2020, that translates to about $12,150.

In contrast, typical rates for flat-fee MLS companies in Portland are in between $199 and $999. 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 Portland 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 Portland.

Top Portland 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.

Realty Net LLC

Realty Net LLC

Price Range

$199-$999

Number of Photos

6-32

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
    • 6 Photos
    • 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
    • 16 Photos
    • 3 printable color flyer templates
  • $399 - Better Flat Fee MLS package
    • Same as Good Flat Fee MLS package, plus:
    • 6-month listing on RMLS
    • 20 Photos
    • Colonial signpost rental
    • Flyer box rental
    • For sale sign
    • Virtual tour
    • Open house postings on Realty Net webpage
    • Custom subdomain link


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

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
  • 6 photos in base package
  • 1-month listing in base package

As of January 20, 2020:

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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

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 Portland

Houzeo

Houzeo

Price Range

$199-$395

Number of Photos

6-24

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
  • $195 - Bronze
    • 3-month listing on MLS
    • 6 Photos
    • $25 for each listing change
    • Syndicated to Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, and more
  • $295 - Silver
    • 6-month listing on MLS
    • 24 Photos
    • Syndicated to Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, and more
    • 10 free listing changes
    • Open Houses included in 10 free changes
    • Select and communicate with Escrow Agent


  • $395 - Gold
    • Same as Silver plan, plus:
    • Federal and state disclosures forms
    • eFile Federal & State Disclosures

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
  • $30-50 for changes to photos and additional open houses

As of January 1, 2020:

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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 January 1, 2020:

  • B- rating with the Better Business Bureau and a 2.25-out-of-5-star rating from customers (12 reviews)
  • 3.5-out-of-5-star rating on Trustpilot (82 reviews)
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Alternatives to Flat-Fee MLS in Portland

The Portland real estate market is stable. According to Zillow, the median home value fell 0.1% over the past year and is expected to increase by 2.4% 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%.