What is the Realtors® MLS and how does it help me?

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e Realtors® Multiple Listing Servicer (MLS) is undoubtedly the greatest marketing tool ever invented for selling your home "By Owner". The Greatest Advantage is Increased Exposure you will gain when your home is listed in the Realtors® MLS. You will automatically gain exposure on the popular real estate web sites, and you will also gain exposure with real estate agents who are members of the MLS. The MLS will give you the Maximum Exposure and this is the key to a successful transaction. There is no other effective way to sell your property and be successful.  

Q. Can I Cancel my Listing?
A. Yes, you may Cancel at any time and there are No Cancellation Fees!    

Q. Do I need to come to your Office?
A. No, you can email, fax, or mail the necessary paperwork to you. The Sign, the and other products will be mailed to you.   

iralty flat fee brokerage $149 mls listing Q. How do I pay for the listing, services and products?
A. We are a secure site with Pay Pal. 

Q. How long will it take for a listing Appear on the Realtors® MLS?
A. Once our we receive your paperwork, they will try their best to get you Listed on the Realtors® MLS within (24-48) hours.    

Will I receive a copy of my MLS Listing?
A. Yes, absolutely, we will email, fax, or mail a copy to you.    

. Who will people call for a Showing?
A. Your Realtors® MLS Listing  will have your contact phone number in the Showing Instructions. . Any and all calls we receive will be forwarded to you. We will not be working with any buyers, so therefore we will not be working against you. There is no additional charge for this.   

Q. How many photos can I post on the Realtors® MLS Listing?
A. You may email 25 the maximum number of photos .  

Q. Will my MLS listing look the same?
A. Yes, absolutely, your Realtors® MLS listing will look exactly the same as one created by a traditional real estate agent. There is no way to distinguish between the two listings.

Q. How long is the listing for?
A. Two choices, 6 Months or 1 Year.

Q. Will all the forms I need to sell my house be available?A. All the forms need for a standard real estate sale are on the website.  If there are additional forms that apply to a specific situation they will be forwarded to you as needed.

Q. Is there someone available if I have questions about the sale of my home?
A. Yes, absolutely, we will be available during the entire process to guide you to closing. It is required by state law. 

Q. Will I need to hire an attorney?
A. Yes, it is recommended that you hire an attorney. After the negotiation of the sales contract you lawyer will step in and
irealty flat fee brokerage earnest money take over till closing.

Q. Who holds earnest money?
A. Your attorney or the buyers brokerage.

Q. What is co-op broker fee?
A. When a property is listed on the MLS by one brokerage to sell it, another broker has the right to bring a buyer.  The brokerage that represents the buyer is entitled to a commission as well.  It usually is about half of the full commission.  We recommend 2-2.5%.  Yes, some might think the higher the incentive the more agents will reply.  To be perfectly honest with you if a buyer likes a house and wants to purchase it, I have never heard of a realtor trying to talk him out of it because of  co-op commission.  After all a sale is still a sale.

Q. Does iRealty have the right to sell or refer a buyer to another buyers agent?
 No, under no circumstances will we be working against the home seller.  All inquires will be forwarded directly to the home seller, with no competition from us.

Q. Are there any hidden fees?
A. No. If you purchase optional products or services that is your choice. No surprises at the end. 


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What my clients are saying  

I worked with Vanessa a couple years ago to sell a house in the suburbs. Her assistance was professional & affordable. I would recommend her to anyone willing to show the property themselves and will certainly use her again when the need arises. Sincerely, Marc J


~ Marc J.

We found Vanessa when we decided to sell our house FSBO. We ended up getting our offer on the first day. Many think that this is a simple process, that they take pictures, write up a description and place on the MLS. What you don't see is the amount of work that goes into the process, pulling comps, getting the price exactly right, the negotiating process, communicating with all the involved parties, etc. etc. We originally choose Vanessa based on cost, only $299 out of pocket seemed like a no brainer but what you don't know is that she handles I cannot stress enough that she is your acting broker, you are selling FSBO but she acts and works as your broker. The only difference is that she does not take a percentage of your profits, she only takes her nominal flat fee. It is very surprising how she does this, why she would want to do this. I am guessing it is for repeat business which I am sure she gets a lot of given that she is a true professional and hard worker.


~ Christin R

Future home sellers, I want to let you know that I have been very impressed with the professionalism I experienced with iRealty. Vanessa Carlson kept me abreast of the steps required to complete the home sale process. When I had questions she responded quickly and offered helpful advice. She worked hard to help me sell my home. I recommend her to anyone desiring to work with a true professional. Marie Cooper


~ Marie

We wanted to take the time to say Thank You! for such a wonderful job you did in helping us sell our home. Your professionalism and your warmth made it easy to work with you. I have to say that you definitely went beyond the scope of work for us and if that is your company’s philosophy you should be very proud of that. In todays economy, having our house listed on all of the web sites you subscribe to was truly a benefit. We wish you well in your business and will gladly contact you again if we have any other properties for sale. People can’t believe when I tell them how reasonable your service is and the fact that the difference in selling it through iRealty directly vs realtor/broker commissions is huge. It allows a seller to be a bit more flexible knowing that they have that cushion. Thanks again for all of your efforts and we would be happy to serve as a reference for any iRealty prospective clients that you may have.


~ Frank and Debbie

For 2 years we had our house on the market with a Realtor. We had some showings but no offers.even though our whole house was updated. We decided to try one more time to sell; however, this time we would sell the home by ourselves. A few days after we put a sign on the lawn and on the corner advertising that our home was for sale By Owner we met Vanessa at a home show. She explained her services and she was down to earth and seemed so genuine that we decided to give her a try - especially since the home was still By Owner; we just now had perks of having the home being advertised as if I had a realtor. We had it up for sale for 6 months and had 3 contracts on the home and we did recently close. Vanessa was great to work with and even recommended a lawyer for our closing. The difference was truly amazing. I would recommend Vanessa and IRealty to anyone.


~ Cherie and Carl

Hey Vanessa, Thank you so much for all the help you have given me with this property listing. Choosing to use an alternative form of listing service was a gamble, but this has turned out very well. From the beginning the service has been exemplary with a well thought out, well constructed, user friendly web site; prompt replies to my various calls; and above all, truly professional service. I will certainly recommend your brokerage to others. Thanks for everything and please feel free to use me as a reference.


~ Denise

Nothing but good things to say about Vanessa,she was very thorough in everything she did. She was my agent on a number of properties and i had no hesitation recommending her to some of my friends.In a tough market her experience and professionalism was invaluable and when i need an agent again i would immediately call Vanessa.


~ Vinny

I was very fortunate to meet Vanessa at the right time in this interesting real estate market. Her professional manner and knowledge of current conditions were very helpful in managing a profitable sale. I look forward to working with her again.


~ Aaron K.

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