If you knew the sale strategies and techniques that many of the top traditional Listing Agents employ to get listings and to convince home sellers to reduce the price on their listing you would be shocked. They post it on Youtube...
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Exposure is the key factor in selling your home. If you don't get enough your home will sit on the market for an extended period time; and the longer it sits the lower the price. Our Flat Fee MLS Listing Service goes way beyond what most other companies offer! As soon as you choose to list your home with us, we start working for you.
Exposure is the key factor in selling your home. If you don't get enough your home will sit on the market for an extended period time; and the longer it sits the lower the price. Our Flat Fee MLS Listing Service goes way beyond what most other companies offer! As soon as you choose to list your home with us, we start working for you.

Flat Fee MLS is a service that is exclusively provided by licensed Realtors. Essentially a licensed Real Estate agent agrees to “list” your For Sale by Owner (FSBO) property in the MLS for a “Flat Fee” instead of the typical commission fee for which payment of is contingent on the successful sale of your property. With a “Flat Fee MLS” listing you pay the fee (usually between $399 and $799) upfront. Flat Fee MLS is specific to FSBO properties and exposes your property to a Realtor’s most valuable sales and marketing tool. Imagine exposing your FSBO property to the 2 million strong, professional Realtor sales force and the 7 million monthly searches on Realtor.com. Additonally, a Flat Rate MLS listing usually includes insertion into the Internet Data Exchange (IDX) program. Therefore, your property is also advertised on hundreds of websites of local brokers, agents and other IDX sites.

Within a Flat Fee MLS listing environment the homeowner sets the commission fee that they are willing to pay to a “Buyers Agent” – this fee is typically (2 to 3%). It is important to note that “Buyers Agents” are provided what you are willing to pay and may be influenced by the fee. Buyer’s Agents typically earn 2.5 or 3% so keep that in mind when setting that fee – you don’t want to handicap your listing by offering too low of a commission fee. Flat Fee MLS listing terms are usually for 6 months or until sold, depending on the package you select.

In a Flat Fee MLS environment the home/property owner is representing themselves. Realtors have direct access to the homeowners contact information and will contact and set up appointments directly with the property owner. The homeowner is responsible for setting up showings, answering the potential Buyer Agents questions and all advertising (classified, Open Houses, etc). Another advantage of a Flat Fee MLS listing is that showings that are initiated by/through a Buyer Agent are handled by a licensed real estate agent.

As with all property sales it is important that it is competitively priced. This is equally or more important with a Flat Fee MLS listing because most packages are for a limited term. If you overprice your home it will draw limited or no attention. That said, I believe that a Certified Appraisal (usually $39 - $50) should be part of your Flat Fee MLS marketing plan.

The bottom line is this; the success rate of a “true” FSBO (no Realtor, no fee) is in the 14% range. Statistics show that 75% to 80% of all existing property sales are listed on and through the MLS. There are no statistics when it comes to Flat Fee MLS because the sales are lumped in with the NAR “Existing Home Sale” statistics. It is speculated that FSBO’s that use Flat Fee MLS are 3 times more likely to sell their property. When a “Buyer’s Agent” searches the MLS (this is what they do virtually 100% of the time) to find prospective homes based on their clients requirements your property is listed and viewable. It simply becomes another property to show their client that they are going to be paid between (2% and 3%) if they buy. They don’t care if it is an FSBO or Realtor listed home – they show it, handle negotiations and close the sale. You save between 2.5% and 3% - based on the average resale of $280,000 you save $8400.00 – that is a significant amount of money when you consider the fact that it is “after tax” $$$$ and you have increased the odds of selling the property considerably. Another thing to consider is that you still reserve the right to sell your home yourself, even if/when the buyer comes to you via Realtor.com, and realize a full commission savings – but the buyer cannot come to you through a Realtor.


No one likes to pay a real estate agent a commission equal to 6% of the sale price of their home. That is $24,000 on a $400,000 home. Tired of paying such high commissions, many home owners attempt to sell their homes themselves (For Sale By Owner or FSBO). Many of them realize, that not being listed by a REALTOR® means not being able to take advantage of the most powerful marketing method in the history of real estate: the REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service (MLS).

Our Flat Fee listing programs are designed for the ordinary value-conscious homeowner. First and foremost, a Home Max, LLC. company lists your home on the Realtor's® MLS and on most major real estate websites including REALTOR.com®. Since over 80% of listings in Oregon sell through the MLS, a listing ensures you access to all buyers including the majority in Oregon that are working with licensed real estate agents.

You can be confident that buyer’s agents will want to show your home, as our program assures them that they will be paid if they bring a buyer (You choose the commission percentage you offer them, but we recommend 2.5% to 3%). The cost to the listing agent is virtually eliminated, because rather than pay your listing agent another 3%, you only pay a small flat fee of $399. If however, a buyer is not working with a REALTOR®, you would pay NOTHING but our affordable flat fee.

Either way, you save your hard earned EQUITY!

To learn more about how our services work click here!


Last year, Oregon home sellers SAVED over $2 MILLION in listing commissions using our Flat-Fee Listings.
Flat-Fee MLS listings starting at $299 (No hidden charges)

Pay just or small flat fee and we’ll ad your listing to the same “Multiple Listing Service” that your local realtors use (We Guaranty it).  As an added bonus, ByOwnerOregon.com will feature your property on REALTOR.COM and dozens of other Real Estate related web portals.
Never pay 6% for selling your property

Pay only our flat fee plus, when applicable, the Buyer’s Agent for bringing you an acceptable offer (typically 2-to-3% paid at close of escrow). Click here to calculate your savings!
ByOwnerOregon.com is the best choice for Oregon home sellers. 

Here’s why:

LOCAL - ByOwnerOregon.com is not an out-of-state national internet marketing company trying to siphon off a little cash from the pockets of Oregon home sellers.

LEGITIMATE - ByOwnerOregon.com is owned and operated by “Licensed Oregon Realtors” who are in good standing with the “Oregon Real Estate Agency.”  Furthermore, they are actual members of the “Multiple Listings Service” where your home is to be listed--not local surrogates of out-of-state marketers.

LEADERSHIP - ByOwnerOregon.com is much more technology-savvy than traditional Real Estate brokerages and has led the way in lowering transaction cost through the use of advanced technology.  Nobody gives more for less!
Here's what a couple of our customers say:
"Great service.  I sold for full asking price which was quite a feat in this real estate market.  I would reccomend to anyone who likes to save some money." James - Oregon City, OR.
"We heard about ByOwnerOregon.com from a friend. We listed and sold our house in 25 days! Greg Messick and team provided the necessary tools and support that we needed to sell our own home. Excellent communication and very patient with new sellers. A must if you want to sell your home by owner." Greg & Melissa - Canby, OR.
Here's what the US Department of Justice has to say:
The US Department of Justice recently published a report that found “Consumers Can Save Thousands of Dollars in Commissions” by using a flat fee mls service when selling their home. Click here to read their report


Q. What is the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) and do I as a seller have access to it?

A. To belong to the MLS, you must be a licensed real estate agent with an active license and have signed up with the local MLS to have access. There are thousands of MLS's throughout the US, and each covers certain counties in each state. The general public cannot log into the MLS as agents do but can see the MLS listings on public sites. These public sites will not show the Seller's phone numbers or personal data, just general property information.

Q. When I list my house with you, am I listing with a real estate broker?

A. Yes! We are licensed real estate brokers in the states we cover just like any other real estate broker, such as ReMax, Century 21, etc. The difference is, we do NOT charge a listing commission, but instead charge an upfront, flat fee for our service of listing your property in the MLS.

Q. How do you make money from such a small fee?

A. This is a common question. The answer is, we do not spend thousands of dollars advertising listings in newspapers, holding open houses & broker's open houses, coming to the property, negotiating offers, etc. We maintain small, efficient offices and our Seller's do all the advertising, as they see fit.

Q. How long does it take to list my property?

A. Once you receive and download the MLS forms, you must return them to us as instructed, via fax or email. Your listing will go live in the MLS within 24 hours. Your photos will be uploaded to your MLS listing at that time. Multiple Listing Services are real time and are immediately available to real estate agents once it is activated. We always email you a copy of your listing for review. However, it does take 3-5 days for your listing to appear on public sites.

Q. Do I have to pay a Buyer's Agent commission and if so, what is normal?

A. If you are listed in the MLS, you MUST offer a commission to the buyer's agent. The MLS does not allow listings without compensation being offered to an agent who sells your property. There is no "normal" commission. However, traditionally, agents expect 2.5% to 3% commission. We highly recommend offering the traditional amount so that agents will show your property and you will be comparable to what other seller's are offering. HOWEVER, you may choose the amount you want to offer when completing your MLS forms. Commission is not set by any MLS or Board Of Realtors.

Q. Can I make changes to my MLS listing?

A. YES, and its free! You may make changes at anytime without charge. You will be provided with a change form and instructions to make changes.

Q. What website will my listing appear and how many photos will there be?

A. Your listing will start to appear on thousands of websites within 3-5 days from it being activated in the MLS. The most popular is Realtor.com. Realtor.com will show your listing and the exterior photo. Depending on the website, your property may show all or some of your photos. Your listing may appear on ReMax, Century 21, Coldwell Banker and most local company websites as well.

Q. Will my name and number show up on the public sites?

A. No, your name and number is not allowed to be released to the public sites, per the MLS rules. The MLS only releases certain fields that are not personal. When your listing is on a website, it will say "courtesy of Flat List Re" or whomever the listing broker is. Realtor.com shows the broker's name and number who listed the property, but most other sites only have the disclousre "courtesy of (name of broker)". We have no control over this policy.

Q. If I have more than one property to list, can I get a discount?

A. YES! Call us to discuss.

Q. What if I want to cancel my listing?

A. You may cancel your MLS listing at anytime without charge. However, your flat listing fee is non-refundable if you cancel. You are free to re-list your property with another broker if you choose to do so.

Q. Will my listing look like the other listings in the MLS?

A. YES! Your mls listing is just like any other listing. The difference is that you reserve the right to sell to your own buyer, unlke a full-service brokers listings.

Q. Will agents show my property even though I am listed with a flat fee company?

A. YES! Agents will show your property just like they would any other listing in the MLS as long as you are paying a commission that they feel is acceptable. This is why we encourage you to pay 3%. Agent's don't care who has listed a property, as long as it fits their buyer's needs and there is compensation for the sale being offered.

Q. Who do the agents call to show my property?

A. Your contact number will be listed in the MLS for agents to call you to schedule a showing. You may have several numbers if you would like so that agents may get a hold of you anytime. We encourage you to use the MLS lock box service where available. Ask your broker upon listing if it is available in your area.

Q. What happens when I get an offer?

A. When an agent has an offer, they will call you directly to negotiate. The buyer's agent will write the offer on the purchase contracts used by the Realtor board or MLS. We recommend that you have an attorney review the contract before signing or countering the offer. You must notify us within 24 hours of an accepted offer so that the MLS listing can be updated. If the sale fails to close, your listing will be re-activated at no charge.

Q. Am I still a "For Sale By Owner"even though I am in the MLS?

A. Technically, you are listed with a real estate broker, however, since you listed limited service, MLS entry only, then you reserve the right to sell FSBO. You never pay a commission if you sell to your own buyer. If an agent sells your property, then you pay that agent a commission at closing the amount you chose to offer. You are welcome to advertise your listing as you see fit to procure buyers not working with an agent, however, you must disclose the MLS number, as required by Real Estate Agency. You would use your phone number for contacts.

Q. What if I find my own buyer?

A. If you find your own buyer, we will provide you with complimentary forms and disclosures. We encourage you to hire an attorney to write your contract if you have no experience with home sales or haven't sold or bought a home in the past. We do not assist with offers, however, we do offer to assist you with the offer if you find your own buyer for 1%. Call us to discuss at 1-888-248-6112 or 503-635-1696.

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