Best Flat Fee MLS Listing Services in Seattle, WA

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By Michael Yessis Updated April 15, 2024

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If you’re selling your home for sale by owner (FSBO) in Seattle, hiring a Washington 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 Washington is approximately 2.6%. Based on the median sale price for Seattle homes — which as of April 30, 2024 was $658,767 — that translates to about $19,763.

In contrast, you'll pay between $95 and $500 to list your home with flat fee MLS companies in Seattle. 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 Seattle 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 an average of 34.5% less 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 Seattle.

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 1.5% to list your home instead of the typical 3%. And, you'll get full-service support from a great Seattle realtor so you can sell for top dollar!

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The best Seattle flat fee MLS companies

Every Seattle 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

Congress Realty

Congress Realty

Price Range

$299–499

Number of Photos

6 to max. allowed

Listing Term

6 months
Description
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Congress Realty is a flat fee MLS service that operates in AZ, AK, CA, ID, LA, MT, NV, NM, OR, TX, UT, and WA.

Basic: $299

  • 6-month MLS listing

  • 4 photos

  • 5 listing changes

  • DocuSign documents

  • Seller's contact info prominently displayed on MLS listing

  • ShowingTime appointment tool

  • Access to all state forms and disclosures

Plus: $399

Includes Basic plan, plus:

  • Max photos allowed by MLS

  • 10 listing changes

  • Automated phone lead forwarding

Premium: $499

Includes Plus plan, plus:

  • Unlimited listing changes

  • Unlimited open house postings

  • Listing posted on CongressRealty.com

  • Listing featured on social media

Full Service: $399 + 0.5% at closing

Includes Premium plan, plus:

  • Dedicated 24/7 experienced agent

  • Full negotiation and paperwork support

  • Sales comps upon request

  • Contract review

  • Closing transaction support (inspection, title, escrow, etc.)

Pros

  • Congress Realty offers DocuSign for all packages.
  • Most packages include unlimited changes and unlimited photos.
  • The company offers call and email forwarding so buyers can contact you directly.
  • The company offers 2% cash back if you use its representation to buy a home.
  • You can get upgrades, including electronic lockboxes.

Cons

  • The basic package allows only four photos and five free changes.

  • The company serves only the Western and Southwestern U.S.

As of June 3, 2023, Congress Realty has 4.8/5 stars across 49 Googlereviews and 5/5 stars out of 46 Zillow reviews.

FlatList.com

FlatList.com

Price Range

$299

Number of Photos

25

Listing Term

6–12 months
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FlatList.com is a flat fee MLS service operated by Flat List RE, a licensed real estate brokerage that operates in AZ, CA, GA, HI, ID, IL, NV, OR, and WA. Packages may vary by state.

Your listing will go live in one business day.

Flat fee plan: $299

  • 6-month MLS listing

  • 40 photos

  • State forms and disclosures

  • Unlimited changes

  • Purchase agreement upon request

Pros

  • You get free, unlimited listing changes.

  • You can cancel anytime with no fee.

  • Buyer and agent inquiries are forwarded to you via email.

  • You set the buyer’s agent commission.

Cons

  • The company offers only one package.

As of June 3, 2023, FlatList.com has 5/5 stars across 54 Google reviews.

MLS4owners.com

MLS4owners.com

Price Range

$95–795+

Number of Photos

8–25

Listing Term

3–12 months
Description
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MLS4owners.com is a licensed, Washington real estate brokerage that specializes in flat fee MLS listing services.

MLS Entry: $95

  • 3-month MLS listing

  • 8 photos

  • MLS market reports

  • You choose buyer's agent fee

  • Standards purchase agreements

  • State disclosures

  • Lead forwarding

  • Flyers with seller’s phone number

  • Cancel anytime

  • Custom yard sign and post and MLS key box available to rent

  • Optional virtual broker service for 0.5% fee

Gold: $395

Includes MLS Entry package, plus:

  • 6-month MLS listing

  • 20 photos

  • Unlimited listing changes

Classic: $595

Includes Gold package, plus:

  • 12-month MLS listing

  • Max photos allowed by MLS

  • Custom yard sign and post

  • Schedule open houses

  • Listing activity reports link virtual tour to MLS listing

Classic Plus Virtual Broker: $795 + 0.5% at closing

Includes Classic package, plus:

  • Listing marketing and photo critique

  • MLS best practices critique

  • Broker purchase agreement review and counter offers

Pros

  • There are lots of options for different needs and experience levels.

  • Buyer leads are forwarded to you.

  • There's no cancellation fee.

  • MLS market reports are included in the base package.

  • A facilitator service is available.

  • You set the buyer’s agent commission.

Cons

  • You get charged additional fees for additional photos, photo captions, photo replacements, document retrieval, broker review reports, custom yard sign, MLS lockbox, flyer boxes, and more.

  • Listing changes cost $25 for the MLS Entry package.

As of June 3, 2023, MLS4owners has 4.3/5 stars across 6 Google reviews and 4.8/5 stars across 2 Zillow reviews.

National flat fee MLS services in Seattle

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

Houzeo

Houzeo

Price Range

$329–379

Number of Photos

6 to max. allowed

Listing Term

3 months to until sold
Description
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Houzeo is a flat fee MLS referral service that connects you with brokers and agents who will list your home on your local MLS for a pre-negotiated rate.

On Houzeo's online dashboard, you can draft your listing, upload photos, set your price, and sign MLS contracts. To expedite the listing process, the company autofills listing details using publicly available info about your home.

Bronze: $329

  • 3-month MLS listing

  • 6 photos

  • Used when selling land or lot

  • intelliList listing management

  • Cancel anytime

  • Listing changes ($25 each)

  • Open houses ($25 each)

  • Custom yard sign ($49)

Silver: $399

Includes Bronze package, plus:

  • 6-month MLS listing

  • Max photos allowed by MLS

  • Unlimited listing changes

  • Unlimited open houses

  • Houzeo mobile app

  • Houzeo showings

Gold: $379 + 0.5% at closing (min. $999)

Includes Silver package, plus:

  • Houzeo Offers platform

  • Federal and state disclosures

  • Rush service (draft in 12 hours)

  • Personal concierge

  • Call forwarding service

  • Virtual basic service with licensed broker

Platinum: $349 + 1% at closing (min. $999)

Includes Gold package, plus:

  • 12-month MLS listing

  • Listings on additional MLS

Pros

  • You can cancel for free anytime (no refunds).

  • You choose the buyer’s agent commission.

  • Listings typically go live within 24 hours.

Cons

  • There's limited coverage in rural areas.

  • Free listing changes apply only to the listing price, status, and property description. It costs $10 for additional changes.

  • A home valuation isn't included.

As of June 3, 2023, Houzeo has 4.9/5 stars across 1,270 reviews on Google.

Flat Fee Realty

Flat Fee Realty

Price Range

$159

Number of Photos

6

Listing Term

6 months
Description
Pricing
Pros and cons
Reviews

Flat Fee Realty is a nationwide flat fee MLS referral service that connects you with brokers and agents who will list your home on the MLS for a pre-negotiated rate.

MLS Package: $159

  • 6-month MLS listing

  • 6 photos

  • Unlimited listing changes

  • Lead forwarding

  • State disclosures

  • Minimum buyer’s agent commission of 2%

  • Cancel anytime

Pros

  • The photo upgrade add-on allows you to list with up to 25 photos.

  • There's no cancellation fee.

  • You get free state disclosures.

  • Buyer leads are forwarded to you.

  • A refund is available within 30 days of purchase.

Cons

  • There's a $50 fee for the photo upgrade.

  • There's no built-in home valuation or market analysis.

As of June 3, 2023, no third-party reviews exist for Flat Fee Realty. We will update when this information becomes available.

Alternatives to flat fee MLS services in Seattle

To sell your home for a fair price, it’s important to weigh all of your options before making a final decision. A Seattle flat fee MLS company may make the most sense for your sale, or one of these options may work better.

  • Work with a low-commission real estate agent. A low-commission real estate agent will list and sell your home for a discounted rate (as low as 1.5%) while offering the same services as a traditional agent. This can add up to thousands of dollars of savings on the sale of your home.

  • Sell to an iBuyer. Selling to an iBuyer will be a quick transaction. But iBuyers typically offer under market value for homes, and most charge at least a 5% service fee. iBuyers have strict criteria for the homes they purchase and are more common in metro areas.

  • Sell to a cash buyer. Some traditional buyers make cash offers, but often cash offers come from "we buy houses" companies and are much lower than market value. If you need to sell quickly, companies that buy houses for cash can offer a fast closing.

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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