5 Best El Paso Flat-Fee MLS Companies

If you're selling your home for sale by owner (FSBO) in El Paso, 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 Sun City is approximately 3%. Based on the median sale price for El Paso homes, as of January 2020, that translates to about $4,830.

In contrast, typical rates for flat-fee MLS companies in El Paso are in between $99-$399. 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 El Paso 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 El Paso.

Top El Paso 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.

Texas Broker Flat Fee

Texas Broker Flat Fee

Price Range

$99-$399

Number of Photos

6-40

Listing Term

6-12 months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • Texas Broker Flat Fee is a Texas-based real estate brokerage that provides flat fee MLS listing services across the state.
  • List FSBO for free, or pay for MLS access
  • Free cancellations at any time
  • Set your own buyer commission
$0 - Free Listing
  • No MLS listing provided
  • Listing on TexasBrokerFlatFee.com, Craigslist and social media
  • Free web page URL
  • Free virtual tour


$99 - Standard Listing
  • 6-month listing on MLS
  • Syndicated to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and more.
  • 6 Photos
  • Cancel anytime for free
  • Seller’s contact info shared so buyers can contact seller directly
  • Set your own buyer’s agent commission
$149 - Premium MLS
  • Everything in the Standard Listing package, plus:
  • 15 Photos


$399 - Best Listing
  • Everything in the Premium package, plus:
  • 12-month listing on MLS
  • 40 Photos
  • 2 Open House Announcements
  • Free yard sign
  • Includes necessary Texas contracts and forms

Pros

  • Right to sell by owner FSBO always maintained
  • Free package provides local website syndication, even if you choose not to pay for a premium package


Cons

  • No CMA/home valuation
  • No marketing support or flyers provided
  • Listing changes may carry additional fees

N/A — as of August 8th, 2020, no third-party review information was available for Texas Broker Flat Fee. We will update when this information becomes available.

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Texas FSBO MLS

Texas FSBO MLS

Price Range

$99-$399(+0.75%)

Number of Photos

10-40

Listing Term

6-12 months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • Texas FSBO is a licensed flat fee MLS real estate brokerage company operating in the state of Texas.
  • List FSBO for free, or pay to receive MLS access and additional services
  • Free consultations provided
  • Right to sell FSBO maintained
$0 - FSBO Listing
  • No MLS listing provided
  • Listing sent to local forums, but not major realty websites


$199 - Basic MLS
  • 6-month listing on MLS and Realtor.com
  • 10 Photos
  • Seller’s contact info shared so buyers can contact seller directly
  • Access to flyer creator and marketing support
  • Required disclosure forms
  • Set your own buyer’s agent commission
$299 - Premium MLS
  • Everything in the Basic MLS package, plus:
  • 12-month listing on MLS and Realtor.com
  • 40 Photos
  • Broker CMA provided
  • Broker accessible by email and phone for consultations


$399 (+ 0.75% at closing) - Flat Fee Plus Full Service
  • Everything in the Premium package, plus:
  • Broker prices, lists, shows, closes and sells your property
  • Not available in all locations

Pros

  • Right to sell by owner FSBO always maintained
  • Range of budget options available for all customer needs
  • CMA and market evaluation standard in all paid packages


Cons

  • Not syndicated to major realty sites outside of Realtor.com
  • Listing changes may carry additional fees
  • Yard signs are not provided - independent yard signs not permitted

N/A — as of August 8th, 2020, no third-party review information was available for Texas FSBO MLS. We will update when this information becomes available.

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National Flat-Fee MLS Services & Brokers Operating in El Paso

MLS My Home

MLS My Home

Price Range

$99+

Number of Photos

Up to 25

Listing Term

6 months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • MLS My Home is a nationwide 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
  • Listings posted on the MLS within 24-48 hours
  • Buyer and agent inquiries forwarded to you
  • Set your own buyer’s agent commission (within a required range in some locations, e.g. 2-3%)
  • Pay no buyer’s agent commission if you find an unrepresented buyer
  • Cancel anytime
  • $99
    • 6-month listing on MLS
    • Syndicated to Realtor.com and other major real estate sites
    • 6 photos (can upgrade to 25 for additional fee)
    • Property webpage with own URL


Available packages, services, and pricing depend on location. Check the website for details about your local options.

Pros

  • Cancel anytime
  • No commission if you find the buyer
  • Buyer inquiries forwarded directly to you

Cons

  • Limited options and many states
  • No built-in home valuation
  • May not offer complete coverage in your state

As of January 21, 2020:

  • 2.5-out-of-5-star rating on Trustpilot (207 reviews)
  • 1-out-of-5-star rating on Yelp (17 reviews)
  • 3.9-out-of-5-star rating on Facebook (99 reviews)
  • F rating with Better Business Bureau with a 2-out-of-5-star customer rating (20 reviews)


Note: MLS My Home will refer you to an independent, local broker who’s level of service and customer reviews may vary from MLS My Home’s, so be sure to research the broker before signing a listing agreement.

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Houzeo

Houzeo

Price Range

$275-399

Number of Photos

6 to max allowed

Listing Term

3 to 6 months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • Houzeo is a flat-fee MLS referral service that connects you with Texas 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
$275 - Bronze
  • 3-month listing on MLS
  • 6 Photos
  • Virtual tour
  • $25 for each listing change
  • Syndicated to Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, and more
$325 - 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 listings price, status, and property description; $10 for additional changes

As of August 11, 2020, Houzeo has an average rating of 4.8/5 based on 21 reviews on 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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Alternatives to Flat-Fee MLS in El Paso

The El Paso real estate market is cooling down. According to Redfin, the median sale price rose 3.9% over the past year and is expected to decline by 2.2% 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%.