Here is a collection of frequently asked questions about our Chicago Flat Fee listing program that we have put together to help you in listing your home or property. If you have any other questions, not listed here, feel free to call or send an e-mail.

By clicking on any of the questions below, you may view the answer.

Can I Get More Help From the Broker?
Yes! We provide additional services including contract review, negotiating, and close of sale. These additional services are subject to an additional charge. Please Contact Us with questions.
Do I Have to Pay a Buyer's Agent Commission if I Find my Own Buyer?

No. No additional fees or commissions are paid if you find your own buyer. You can cancel your Flat Fee Listing anytime.

Do I Have To Pay A Seller's Agent Commissions?
Not with Chicago Flat Fee. You just pay a Flat Listing Fee as little as $295 to get the MLS exposure for your property.
Do I Have To Pay A Buyer's Agent Commissions?
If a Buyer’s agent finds your listing on the MLS and brings a buyer you must pay the buyer’s agent a commission if you accept the offer. The commission you’re willing to pay must be stated on your MLS listing details and listing agreement. We recommend that you offer a commission between 2% – 3% because your listing will be competing with other listings for agent’s attention within your MLS market area. But ultimately it’s completely up to you what you’d like to offer.
How Many Photos Will I Get?

Our Silver Flat Fee MLS listing plans start with 6 Pictures, but you can upgrade to as many as 50 photos.

If necessary you can mail in hard copy of your photos to be scanned and uploaded.

Each MLS has their own max number of photos that can be placed on the MLS. We also offer a different amount of photos per listing plans.

You will need to take your own photos or hire a professional. If you need assistance finding a professional photographer, let us know.

How can the MLS help sell my home?
When real estate agents look for new listings, the MLS is their number one resource. The majority of all buyers are represented by a real estate agent because it’s completely free to them. Since real estate agents are constantly searching properties on MLS, it is extremely important for your property to be listed there.
What is the MLS?

The MLS is a large database that real estate agents & brokers use to find available homes for qualified buyers. In the past the MLS was all on paper which is why you needed to hire a full service agent to get access to these MLS listed properties. The MLS was not made available to the public.
Nowadays the internet has changed the real estate industry completely. Every single real estate agent has an MLS search on his/hers website. And now it’s easily possible for you to get your property listed on that exact same MLS for a low flat fee.

An MLS listing means more offers on your property and the most exposure.

Chicago Flat Fee gives you the ability to sell your property ‘By Owner’ and not owe a sellers’ agent 3% of your sale price. Please give us a call if you have any questions and we will gladly explain how you will save thousands and benefit from our Flat Fee Listing programs.