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✍ Editor's take: Beycome offers a very cheap way to get your FSBO listing on the MLS, and both its MLS packages come with great features. But that service is only available in eight states, and we don't recommend using Beycome's 1% selling program for sellers or its cash back program for buyers.
Beycome is a flat fee MLS listing company that allows you to post your "for sale by owner" (FSBO) home on the MLS.
Beycome's Basic package costs just $99 and allows for maximum photos. Beycome reviews from past customers have great things to say about it, and we think it's a fantastic deal for a bare-bones MLS listing — but it's only available in eight states.
For impressive extras like a professional photography session, try Beycome's Enhanced package for $299. The drawback is it's even more limited, with availability in just six states. While neither option provides a la carte add-ons like other flat fee MLS companies, both offer significant value for the cost.
Beycome also offers a 1% Concierge program for sellers and a 2% cash back program for buyers. But it was nearly impossible for us to tell what Beycome would provide sellers and buyers for the cost, so we can't recommend them.
If you're considering Beycome because realtor fees are too expensive, Clever Real Estate may actually be a better fit for your situation. Clever negotiates 1.5% listing fees with top realtors from local brands like Keller Williams, Coldwell Banker, and RE/MAX. You'll get multiple hand-picked options sent straight to your inbox, and you can choose the agent who's the right match for you.
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Beycome, at a glance
$99–499 (plus 1% of the sales price)
⭐ Customer rating
4.3 (268 reviews)*
AL, CA, CT, FL, GA, MN, NC, and SC for Basic package and cash back rebate; AL, CT, FL, GA, NC, and SC for Enhanced package; AL, GA, FL, NC, and SC for Concierge
*Beycome reviews data aggregated from Google and other third-party review websites.
Should I use Beycome to sell my home?
👍 What we like about Beycome
👎 What we don't like about Beycome
While Beycome is licensed in Alabama, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Minnesota, North Carolina, and South Carolina, only its Basic flat fee MLS package is available in those states. Its other packages and services are available in fewer states.
If you're a FSBO seller looking to get on the MLS in one of those states, Beycome has some of the cheapest and most feature-rich options available. For FSBO sellers who need a little bit of extra help, the Enhanced package comes with some marketing tools and a professional photographer.
But if you're a FSBO seller who's looking for an expert's touch, we can't recommend Beycome.
Additionally, Beycome has a cash back and 1% Concierge program for buyers and sellers, but we can't tell you exactly how they work after hours of research and communicating with multiple Beycome representatives. We also couldn't find enough online reviews to evaluate either program.
For buyers and sellers looking for a cash back reward program or a low commission fee, we recommend going with a discount broker (aka a low commission real estate company) that only charges a 1.5% listing fee, like Clever.
How does Beycome compare to its competitors?
While Beycome is only available in eight states for its Basic package and six states for its Enhanced package, it's one of the cheapest and most comprehensive flat fee MLS listing deals you can find.
No. of photos
AL, CA, CT, FL, GA, MN, NC, SC; Enhanced package not available in CA or MN
Yes, all options
CA, FL, GA, MI, NC, SC, TN, VA
Yes, all options
Unavailable in ND, SD, and WY
Yes, all options
All 50 states
Boost and Premium packages only
Homecoin: Best for add-ons
Homecoin is available in some of the same states as Beycome and is a few dollars cheaper. Like Beycome, its $95 MLS option comes with maximum photos and unlimited listing changes.
Unlike Beycome, Homecoin doesn't offer packages. Instead, it offers a la carte options like yard signs, lockboxes, and professional photography. You can also get a free FSBO listing on Homecoin.
Homecoin's add-on costs can add up — if you get everything, you'll spend $3,000 — but if you only need one or two add-ons, it can be cheaper than Beycome.
» MORE: Read our full Homecoin review
ISoldMyHouse.com: Most straightforward
ISoldMyHouse.com is a flat fee MLS company that will connect you to a local broker. The $299 option only gets you 6–10 MLS photos, while the $399 package gets you maximum photos. Both options come with a listing on ISoldMyHouse.com.
Unlike Beycome, ISoldMyHouse.com's packages don't offer lockboxes or yard signs. You'll have to pay for them as a la carte add-ons, with lockboxes costing $50 (or 2 for $90) and yard signs costing $75 (or 2 for $140).
If Beycome is available, it offers a better price and more inclusive packages than ISoldMyHouse.com. But if Beycome doesn't cover your area, ISoldMyHouse.com offers a clear and easy-to-understand platform for getting your FSBO listing on the MLS.
» MORE: Check out our ISoldMyHouse.com review
Fizber: Most widely available
Fizber is a flat fee MLS company that charges $95–395 to get on the MLS, although the $95 option will only get your FSBO listing on Redfin.
Fizber is available in every state. Its biggest downside is that the website obscures its state-specific offerings. You'll need to ask the webchat to see what Fizber offers in your state.
You should also ask the chat about promotions, which can knock off a chunk of the sales price if they're available.
Fizber doesn't offer any add-ons, so you'll need to purchase those elsewhere or choose a service that offers them.
» MORE: Everything you need to know before using Fizber
Important things to know before using Beycome
Both the Basic and Enhanced packages are available in select states. But note that not all areas of a state may be covered.
Beycome covers 89% of California and Minnesota, 92% of Florida, 100% of Connecticut, and only 10% of South Carolina.
Coverage for Alabama, Georgia, and North Carolina is not listed on Beycome's site. Ask a rep if Beycome covers your ZIP code before purchasing.
Unlike some flat fee MLS companies that connect you to a local broker, Beycome is a broker, and you'll be working directly with the company. That means any issues you have with MLS errors or customer support will be resolved with Beycome.
How can I sell my house with Beycome?
Beycome offers two ways to get your FSBO listing on the MLS:
Beycome also offers a Concierge service for sellers, which is designed around giving sellers extra support for a 1% fee
$99 Basic package
👍 We recommend this package for sellers who want a cheap way onto the MLS.
👎 We don't recommend this package for sellers who need some extra help.
Only available in 8 states
Max MLS photos and listing changes
No add-ons available
Beycome's Basic package is available in Alabama, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Minnesota, North Carolina, and South Carolina. It will get your FSBO listed on hundreds of real estate sites like Redfin, Zillow, and realtor.com.
The Basic package comes with unlimited listing changes, max photos allowed (that varies by MLS, although 24 is common), Spanish- and English-speaking customer support, and an MLS listing duration that lasts until the home is sold.
You'll also get a FSBO listing on Beycome.com, which doubles as a way to directly manage your MLS listing. Changes made to that listing should show up on the MLS within 48 to 72 hours. There's also an area to manage showings and compare offers, although Beycome reps told us that inquiries may also be forwarded to you via email.
Beycome also says it allows "free access to all legal forms and disclosures," but the fine print says those legal forms are "for reference" and their accuracy is not guaranteed.
A rep we spoke with couldn't even explain what the legal forms were. You'll definitely want to look elsewhere for your FSBO paperwork.
» MORE: All the paperwork you need to sell FSBO in your state
$299 Enhanced package
👍 We recommend this package for sellers who need help with photos and marketing materials.
👎 We don't recommend this package for sellers who know how to photograph a home.
Free photography session
Only available in 6 states
Lockbox, yard sign, and marketing materials
Yard sign might not be that helpful
Featured listing on Beycome.com
Some extras feel like filler
Beycome's Enhanced package is available in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
The Enhanced package includes all the Basic's fixings plus one lockbox, a yard sign, marketing materials, and 25 professional photos. That's a very good price, since professional real estate photography costs about $100–500 per shoot, depending on location and the home's size.
The inclusion of a yard sign should be a big help — except Beycome's yard signs use a QR code that directs to your Beycome listing instead of using your home's address. That means someone would have to see your sign, park, walk up to it, and scan to see your address on Beycome.com. It also displays Beycome's broker phone number even though some states, like Florida, allow sellers to use their own number on yard signage.
Another downside: Beycome says it will post your home to classified websites like Yakaz and Listanza, but these aren't popular. It will also make you a Craigslist ad, but that's easy to do yourself. These options feel more like filler than upgrades.
Still, the inclusion of a lockbox, printable fliers, and a photography session make the Enhanced package a great deal for some sellers. But if you're comfortable taking photos, go with the Basic package and buy the lockbox and yard sign elsewhere.
1% (+$499 upfront) Concierge service
👎 We don't recommend this service for anyone.
$499 upfront fee
Misleading and obscured information
Unclear how this actually works
For 1% of your home's sales price (or a minimum of $999) plus a $499 upfront fee, Beycome offers a Concierge package for sellers.
Beycome's website says this includes "dedicated 7/7 experienced personnel," comparative market analysis, drone photography, a "closing coordinator," and assistance with negotiation, paperwork, and pricing.
Beycome also says it will pay all closing fees, except taxes, title insurance, document stamps, and appraisal and insurance costs. Those are the highest closing costs a FSBO seller faces, along with a buyer's agent commission, which Beycome will also not cover.
Additionally, a Beycome rep told us that the "all closing costs" addition wasn't even available in states other than Florida or Georgia — which isn't mentioned anywhere on the website.
We couldn't figure out what the Concierge service does
We couldn't get a Beycome rep to clearly tell us how the Concierge program works for that 1% fee.
One rep told us we could get an agent if we wanted or it could be done virtually, but that didn't fill us with confidence, as they didn't quite seem to know what the program offered, either. Not enough customer reviews referenced this service for us to adequately gauge it.
We also couldn't find any Beycome-affiliated agents in any area aside from the listing broker associated with Beycome's state licenses.
Even if the Concierge service came with a local agent, there's no way of telling who you'd be working with beforehand. And while the $499 fee counts toward the 1% if the sale is completed, you could be out $499 if you don't like the service.
For sellers who need expert help, we recommend going with any other discount broker that can clearly tell you what to expect and doesn't cost money to try out.
Clever is 100% free and will match you with several top local agents. If you don't like it, there's no obligation to continue. And if you do, you'll only pay 1.5%.
Beycome's refund policy and customer service
Beycome will refund a maximum of $99 for up to 90 days unless your home received 2 legitimate offers, is under contract, or closed.
Sellers located in Georgia must pay a $25 cancellation fee.
Beycome reps we talked to were nice, but they verged on pushy. Inquiries about its cash back and Concierge services resulted in multiple phone calls back to us, several times a week, for two weeks, even when we stopped answering.
This is because Beycome's reps work on a commission model. Our conversations with reps felt more like repeated sales pitches than honest answers about what its Concierge and cash back services offered.
Beycome cash back
👎 We don't recommend this service for anyone.
Get 2% cash back
You seem to do all the legwork
Doesn't work with FSBO home purchases
Unclear how this works
Beycome offers a 2% cash back program for buyers, where Beycome will collect a 3% buyer agent's commission, pocket 1% (or a minimum of $999), and give you 2% back.
It's not very clear how this works. A Beycome rep we talked to said we would get the full service of an agent, which is completely contradictory to what Beycome says the program offers on its website:
|"By using our technology, you’re able to do all the work a traditional agent does on your behalf. You can schedule visits, make offers and see your deal through to closing. Therefore, you should receive the typical commission of an agent, right? It just makes sense to us."|
Meaning, you do all the work while Beycome helps you organize offers and paperwork and possibly gives you advice on how to proceed.
If you are doing all the work yourself and don't have a buyer's agent, a better method would be to negotiate with the seller to adjust their listing price by 3% since they wouldn't have to pay the buyer's agent fee.
Or, you could go with a trusted discount broker that offers cash back, agent assistance, and a service that can tell you what to expect. For example, Prevu offers the highest cash back we've seen at up to 2%, and that "up to" means homes worth at least $750,000.
🚫 Beycome's 2% cash back program doesn't apply to FSBO homes, and it depends on lender approval.
That means FSBO homes — like those listed on Beycome's website — don't apply to the 2% cash back program. And lender approval is required — Beycome notes there can be issues with VA and FHA loans.
We're hesitant to trust the Beycome rep we spoke with because they didn't seem to fully understand the cash back program. We also couldn't find any reviews detailing what the cash back program actually does.
We can't see what value Beycome's cash back program brings to the table, and the fact that we were told contradicting information is a big red flag.
Beycome title insurance
Beycome also owns Beycome Title LLC, which offers title insurance for $599. It's available in Florida, and Beycome uses that title service for its Concierge sellers.
How much can I save with Beycome?
FSBO sellers won't have to pay the standard 2–3% seller's agent fee if they can successfully close a sale using Beycome's MLS service.
That's a lot of money. As of March 2022, the median home sale price is $408,100, meaning a seller can save $12,243 (or 3%) of the home price, minus $99–299 for Beycome's services. You'll still have to pay the buyer agent's fee.
But that's not the entire picture, as FSBO homes can end up selling for 26% less, on average, than agent-assisted homes. And most sellers who try selling FSBO end up going with an agent in the end due to the energy and time required.
But if you can successfully close a deal and live in a state that Beycome services, its MLS options are some of the cheapest around.
» MORE: 26 FSBO vs. Realtor Facts and Statistics Every FSBO Seller Should Know
Beycome reviews from real customers
The majority of the 268 online reviews for Beycome are positive.
A common theme among negative reviews is bad communication with Beycome. That's not good, since Beycome is the company that sends you inquiries and manages your MLS listing.
A common theme in positive Beycome reviews is that the website is easy to use. Penny Z. says they were easily able to set up a listing on Beycome.com even though they weren't any good with computers.
Great customer service
Jose F. said they had a great experience with Beycome and received help from the Beycome staff. So did a Google reviewer going by "Quaeck," who also gave their compliments to the photographer.
Some FSBO sellers would have liked more support. That's not really Beycome's fault, since it's on the seller to have all the answers when it comes to selling a home FSBO.
We're assuming this is a review for one of Beycome's MLS packages and not the 1% Concierge package, although it's not clear.
Listing and communication problems
Another common theme in negative Beycome reviews and complaints is lackluster customer service. B. James says their home was posted on a statewide MLS that didn't help them sell their property. They also say Beycome reps gave them "the runaround" and didn't receive a refund until they posted this negative review on Google.
Unhelpful MLS portal
Monique L. says the seller's portal on Beycome.com is "pointless" because no potential buyers use it. A Beycome rep did tell us that we would be messaged on the portal or via email, so it's possible that the portal won't be useful for some sellers.
Monique also claimed to have issues with getting inquiries forwarded to them.
Other flat fee MLS services
Don't think Beycome is the right fit? Consider these other flat fee MLS companies:
- 💸 Homecoin's basic MLS package is a few bucks cheaper than Beycome, and you can pick and choose what add-ons you want. However, some services, like professional photography, may be more expensive than Beycome's Enhanced package.
- 🏠 ISoldMyHouse.com is more expensive but is available in more areas than Beycome. It also offers better yard signs (i.e. one that doesn't require passersby to scan a QR code).
- 🎲 Fizber is available nationwide. It doesn't offer add-ons and is more expensive than Beycome, but if you can get a promo code by asking the chat, it can offer competitive rates.
Full-service discount brokers are a great option for FSBO sellers who don't have the time or energy to sell FSBO but still want to save money on commission fees. Discount brokers get you the full service of a traditional agent at a discounted rate.
- 🏡 Redfin is an well-known brand that charges a 1.5% fee but has minimum fees that vary by market, which could result in less savings and a higher fee.
- 💡 Houwzer charges a flat $5,000 listing fee, which can be good for high-value homes but has a weak agent-choosing option.
- ⭐ Clever charges a 1.5%, is available nationwide, and will let you pick and choose your agent. It's free to try — there are no upfront fees whatsoever — so you lose nothing if you decide to go elsewhere.
Yes, Beycome is a legitimate brokerage that is based in Miami and is licensed in eight states. It offers flat fee MLS services, a 1% Concierge package for sellers, and a cash back package for buyers.
Most Beycome reviews from past customers are favorable, citing acceptable customer service and good pricing. But those who gave negative Beycome reviews said the company was difficult to get a hold of and made MLS errors.