Top Flat-Fee MLS Companies in Appleton, WI

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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 Appleton, 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 Wisconsin is approximately 3%. Based on the median sale price for Appleton homes — which as of May 31, 2021 was $217,403 — that translates to about $6,522.

In contrast, you'll pay between $225 and $599 to list your home with flat-fee MLS companies in Appleton. 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 Appleton 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 Appleton.

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 Appleton realtor so you can sell for top dollar!

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

The best Appleton flat-fee MLS companies

Every Appleton 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.

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FoxcityHomes.com

FoxcityHomes.com

Foxcity.com

Price Range

$399

Number of Photos

25

Listing Term

6 months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • FoxcityHomes.com is a licensed, Appleton-based real estate brokerage that specializes in flat-fee MLS listing services
  • Comparative market analysis (CMA) included
  • You set the buyer’s agent commission (minimum of 1%)
  • Pay no buyer’s agent commission if you find a buyer
  • Covers Brown, Calumet, Fond Du Lac, Green Lake, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marquette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara and Winnebago counties

$399

  • 6-month listing on MLS
  • Syndicated to Realtor.com and other local and national sites
  • 25 photos on the MLS
  • Key lockbox
  • CMA
  • Yard sign
  • Listing appointment

Pros

  • Work directly with the broker, not a referral service
  • Pay no commission if you find an unrepresented buyer

Cons

  • Only one option

As of August 12, 2020, no third-party review information was available for FoxcityHomes.com. We will update when this information becomes available.

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Wisconsin Flat Fee Homes

Wisconsin Flat Fee Homes

Wisconsin Flat Fee Homes

Price Range

$550

Number of Photos

25

Listing Term

12 months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • Wisconsin Flat Fee Homes is a licensed real estate brokerage that specializes in flat-fee MLS listing services
  • Home valuation and Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) included
  • Professional photography
  • In-person listing appointment
  • 2.4% buyer’s agent commission required (pay nothing if you find an unrepresented buyer)
  • Listings typically go live in 24 hours or less
  • No cancellation fees
  • Negotiation and closing services available for additional fee

$550 - Full Service Flat Fee MLS Listing Plan

  • 12-month listing on RANW MLS (Green Bay, Fox Valley, Oshkosh, and Fond du Lac) and WIREX (Wisconsin-wide MLS)
  • Syndicated to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and over 800 other sites
  • 25 photos
  • Professional photography
  • In-person listing appointment
  • Comparative Market Analysis (CMA)
  • Yard sign (where available)
  • Printable property brochure
  • Lockbox
  • Showing scheduling through ShowTime


$950 - Negotiations and Closing Services (does not include MLS access as a standalone service)

  • Contract presentation and negotiation
  • Counteroffer preparation, presentation, and finalization
  • Coordinates inspections, title, and closing services
  • Settlement statement review
  • Report home as “Sold” to the MLS


Additional fees may apply for: Homes with acreage, homes above 4,000 sqft, or multi-unit apartment buildings

Pros

  • Designated listing agent, administrative assistant, negotiation specialist, and transaction coordinator with purchase of both packages ($1,500 total)
  • Built-in home valuation and CMA
  • Work directly with the broker, not a referral service and receive an in-person listing appointment
  • Yard sign, printable property brochure, lockbox, showing scheduling included
  • Pay no buyer’s agent commission if you find the buyer
  • No cancellation fee

Cons

  • Doesn’t offer access to all Wisconsin MLSs (however, sister companies provide additional coverage in Milwaukee and Madison)
  • No basic, budget listing options — only one pricing tier

As of August 8, 2020, Broker Noelle Stevens has a 4.9-out-of-5-star rating on Zillow.

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Sconsin Sells

Sconsin Sells

Sconsin Sells

Price Range

$299-$499

Number of Photos

25-50

Listing Term

3-12 months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • Sconsin Sells is a licensed, Wisconsin real estate brokerage that specializes in flat-fee MLS listing services
  • You set buyer’s commission (Sconsin Sells recommends 2%)
  • Buyer leads forwarded to you
  • Retain right to FSBO in base package
  • Seller disclosures and forms provided
$299 - Silver Listing
  • 3-month listing on MLS
  • Syndicated to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and more
  • 25 photos
  • Email support
  • Buyer leads forwarded to you
  • Seller disclosures and forms
  • Remain FSBO
$499 - Gold Listing
  • Same as Silver Listing package, plus:
  • 12-month listing on MLS
  • 35 photos
  • Offer review and advice
  • Wire yard sign
  • Phone support
  • Pull sold comparables
  • Showing appointment service
  • Email blast to realtors
  • Combination lockbox

$499 + 1% at close - Platinum Listing
  • Same as Gold Listing package, plus:
  • Listed until sold
  • 50 photos
  • Wood stake yard sign
  • Professional photography
  • Market analysis
  • Flyer box and marketing tools
  • Full service until closing
  • Electronic lockbox
  • Offer negotiation
  • Monitoring of contingencies
  • Electronic documents and signing
  • Coordinates repairs and pre-sale inspections










A-la-carte services include photo upgrades, expedited listing, showing appointment service, commercial ads, lockbox, yard sign, and more

Pros

  • Buyer leads forwarded to you
  • Retain right to FSBO with base package
  • 25 photos in base package
  • Phone and email support

Cons

  • No built-in home valuation or market analysis for base package
  • Additional fees for open house postings

As of August 11, 2020, Sconsin Sells has an average rating of 4.4/5 based on 14 reviews across Google, Facebook, and Realtor.com.


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National flat-fee MLS services in Appleton

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

Flat Fee Realty

Flat Fee Realty

Flat Fee Realty

Price Range

$249

Number of Photos

Listing Term

6 months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • Flat Fee Realty is a nationwide flat-fee MLS referral service, licensed in Connecticut, that connects you with Wisconsin brokers and agents who will list your home on the MLS for a pre-negotiated rate
  • You set buyer’s agent commission
  • MLS photo upgrade available for $50
  • State disclosures and forms available
  • Unlimited listing changes
  • Buyer leads forwarded to you
  • Refund available within 30 days of purchase

$249 - MLS Listing package

  • 6-month listing on MLS
  • Syndicated to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and more
  • 6 Photos
  • Free state disclosures
  • Unlimited listing changes
  • No cancellation fee
  • Buyer leads forwarded to you


MLS photo upgrade available for $50

Pros

  • Unlimited listing changes
  • No cancellation fee
  • Free state disclosures
  • Buyer leads forwarded to you
  • Refund available within 30 days of purchase

Cons

  • No built-in home valuation or market analysis
  • Limited coverage in rural areas

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

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Houzeo

Houzeo

Houzeo

Price Range

$275-375

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 Wisconsin 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
$375 - 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 services in Appleton

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