MLS Multiple Listing Service

Below is a quick overview of what to expect when you purchase The Professional package or upgrade to it.
  • Step 1: Purchase a package that includes an MLS listing (The Professional ) or upgrade your package to one that includes MLS.
  • Step 2: Our MLS packages are serviced via Rocket Homes. They will contact you soon after your order to help guide you through the process and to help you understand local MLS rules and regulations. They will also guide you through the execution of the necessary documents to get your property listed in the MLS.
  • Step 3: Once you've formally engaged with your agent, which will require executing a Listing Agreement among other documents, your property will be placed in the MLS within 5-7 calendar days.
  • Step 4: Your property listing may also be syndicated to leading home search sites (subject to local MLS rules and regulations).

MLS boards are independent and vary across the country. As a result, the process above varies slightly based upon your location, and in some areas the local MLS requires additional fees.

Please contact your Rocket Homes home selling specialist for rules and regulations in your area.

Our by-owner-friendly brokers have chosen to forego a commission-based business model and work for a flat fee so they can have a higher volume of customers.

ForSaleByOwner.com does not charge any additional fees for the MLS listing beyond what you may have paid to purchase your listing package or any real estate commissions you have agreed to pay per the listing package you selected.

Please note: You are responsible for reviewing, understanding and correctly completing all paperwork and complying with any terms and conditions of all agreements necessary and applicable to your local MLS prior to your listing becoming viewable in your local MLS. You must comply with all requests from your listing broker/agent. For homes listed in the MLS, sellers must offer compensation to buyer’s agents who participate in that MLS. This offer of compensation is 3% of the sales price as commission to a buyer’s agent. The commission is only paid if an agent represents the buyer purchasing your home. The buyer’s agent compensation and the $499 fee to Rocket Homes is only payable upon the successful sale of your home. Please refer to the listing agreement with your listing Broker for exact percentage to be paid a Buyer’s agent at closing. The percentages vary from state to state. Georgia residents may be subject to an additional 0.12% MLS surcharge at close of escrow. Refer to the Terms and Conditions for more information.

You decide the amount you are willing to pay between 2-3% of the sale price of your home.
Yes. Our Broker Affiliate has already agreed to list the property for a flat fee so the listing commission is no longer a factor. The buyer's agent will get the full 2-3% if they bring a buyer, which is equal to a full commission.

Because you selected ForSaleByOwner.com, you will coordinate all property showings, including conducting Open Houses based upon your desire and availability. That's the flexibility we offer you as a do it yourself ForSaleByOwner.com customer.

You gain tremendous exposure to tens of thousands of agents and their potential buyers. Many buyers use real estate agents, and these agents use the MLS as their main tool to find homes for their buyers.

You also control the process and save money, too. There is "No-Fee" to get your home on the local MLS.

No. Your agents will be the "Showing Contact" on your listing in the MLS, meaning that buyers' agents (and buyers) will contact your agent directly. Your agent will field all questions about your property.

The MLS (Multiple Listing Service) is a local real estate database that agents browse to find for-sale listings for their potential buyers. It is the primary database that real estate agents use to find properties for sale. 80% of all properties sold have used the MLS as a primary means of marketing.

With a The Professional package you will have your property listed in the MLS with professional photos and a marketing description designed to attract prospective buyers and the real estate agents who represent them.

Photo quantities on your MLS listings are subjected to vary by MLS. Your agent will provide you with specific guidance about your local MLS, and you can rest assured knowing that they will submit as many photos as needed to showcase your home and stimulate interest.

Your listing will remain in the MLS for the duration of your Listing Agreement.

You can upgrade to The Professional package any time. The package include a guaranteed listing in your local MLS. Go to the Upgrades page of your Selling Center to upgrade or contact Customer Support for assistance.

If you are listing a home for sale on the MLS you will need to enter into a Listing Agreement with your agent, which may be accompanied by additional required documents.

Yes, your home may be listed on national real estate search sites such as Zillow, Trulia, and Realtor.com to give your home extra exposure, however this is subject to local MLS rules and regulations.

Yes. If you need changes you can coordinate those changes through your agent. We do NOT limit the number of changes you can make and do not charge you for your changes. However, this is subject to local MLS rules and regulations.