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How it Works
What is MLS (Multiple Listing Service)?
The MLS is a proprietary electronic database that contains every residential home, vacant land and commercial property listed by Realtors® for sale or lease. Created by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), the MLS is the largest database of properties for sale in the United States. The MLS combines all REALTOR® -listed properties in one database within a large geographic area. Realtors® are members of a local Board and pay an annual fee which allows them to access their local MLS. The MLS contains detailed information on the properties it lists, records of all recent closed sales and their sales prices as well as property tax information. With this information, Realtors® are able to generate comparable analyses of properties and custom searches by any criteria. The MLS also provides a platform for Realtors® to state the listed property commission participation to other Realtors®. This is why you do not typically see For-Sale-By-Owner (FSBO) properties listed in the MLS. Additionally, many Realtors® do not approach FSBO listed properties because there is no stated commission agreement. GetMoreOffers.com bridges that gap between Realtors® and FSBO.
How does the sign up process work?
For more information on our sign-up process, read the guide How the Sign-Up Process Works for Flat Fee MLS Listings.
How long does it take to get listed in MLS?
- For same day listing entry Mon-Fri: listing must be complete* by 2PM EST. (If holiday, listing entered following business day.)
- Saturday & Sunday: Completed listings will be entered on the next business day (Monday unless holiday).
"Complete" means: payment received, one (1) exterior front photo uploaded, listing agreement complete, and start date set to current (non future) date.
How it works for agents and the public seeing your listing.
Agents will see your MLS listing the moment it is entered and saved into the MLS by our MLS Admin team. Realtor.com is updated every 15 minutes and takes 5 - 48 hours (not including weekends & holidays), depending on the MLS you are listed in. The photos are usually the last thing to populate through the feeds so a listing typically comes through without photos initially. This is normal. Please be patient and allow time for the photos to appear.
Downstream third party sites such as Zillow, Trulia and the IDX feed (feeds agent and broker sites such as Remax, Coldwell Banker, KW etc.) will show your listing within 48 - 72 hours (not including weekends & amp;holidays) after your listing goes live on the MLS. The exact timing all depends on third-party functionality. GetMoreOffers.com does not have control over third-party websites and does not guarantee the placement of your listing nor it's accuracy on third-party sites.
GetMoreOffers.com guarantees your listing will be placed in the appropriate local MLS and all listing permissions will be set in the MLS to feed your listing to Realtor.com, IDX and all other real estate marketing sites available.
I understand that to get listed on the MLS it must go through a licensed brokerage/agent. Who is the broker for GetMoreOffers.com?
The authorized discount Broker and co-founder of GetMoreOffers.com is Keith R. Gordon in Florida and the authorized discount Broker of GetMoreOffers.com for New York is Renee Golda-Widman. Keith and Renee help sellers like you benefit by saving money selling their homes, while still getting premium customer service, guidance and support during the process.
What will my GetMoreOffers.com listing look like?
You can see what your listing will look like by clicking on Sample MLS Listing.
What payment options do I have?
You have three payment options:
- Pay online though Visa, Mastercard or Discover
- Pay online using PayPal (call us for the correct email address to send payment)
- Send a Check or Money-Order to:
SOLO, SoloMAX, PRO
801 49th St N St Petersburg, FL 33710
What do you charge for changes and edits to my listing?
You are allowed an unlimited number of price and commission changes. For all other non-critical miscellaneous changes such as description, you are allowed one round of changes per month for free. After the one change has been made within that month, there is a $20 charge per round of changes. By “round of changes” we mean that you can go into the edit data function and change as many fields as you like within ONE submission.
Cancel listing anytime*
Can I cancel my listing any time?
PRO MLS Listing Plan:
The PRO listing plan has a 12 month listing term and requires a 60 day cancellation notice. Simply contact us and request the withdrawal form.
Can I withdraw my listing from the MLS temporarily?
Yes. The expiration date of the listing remains the same and there is no charge for this service.
*Note: the following restriction will apply due to MLS rules and regulations: The property can only be temporarily withdrawn for a period of time not to exceed 90 days. For those with a list-til-you-sell listing agreement such as with the PRO plan, you may temporarily withdraw a property a maximum of 4 times per calendar year.
MLS Boards and Marketing
If I choose to list through GetMoreOffers.com, will my property in the right local MLS board?
Absolutely. During signup, you will select the MLS you want your property to be listing in. If you are unsure, simply leave it to us. Our experienced administrators know the areas very well and will place your property in the correct board, guaranteed.
My house is located in a gated community. Will my home get enough exposure if I list flat fee in the MLS?
Homes in gated communities can be difficult to sell because of lack of access. This can be a marketing dilemma. Being MLS listed will get Realtors® and non-represented buyers viewing your property. As well, our aggressive marketing program will bring the additional needed attention.
Can I list my property in more than one MLS board?
Yes, we offer additional MLS boards for $125 each. You will be offered this option on sign up. This is very cheap marketing considering Realtors® are responsible for selling 80% or more of homes.
MLS listing edits and changes
I might need to adjust by price. Can I make changes to my MLS listing?
Price and commission changes are always free. Changes must be made on our website under the menu tab MY ACCOUNT. Once logged in go to “Manage my Listing” and choose the appropriate category. Price or commission changes will require a signature by all parties on the listing agreement. Our system will automatically generate a form for you to sign when you make the change in our system. Most other changes can be made through the category “edit listing data”. If you want to change your photos, go to the “manage photos” category.
I want to list flat fee but I also want control over the listing. What do you charge for changes and edits to my flat fee MLS listing?
You are allowed up to 3 price or commission changes per month. For all other non-critical miscellaneous changes such as description, you are allowed one round of changes per month for free. After the one change has been made within that month, there is a $20.00 charge per round of changes. By “round of changes” we mean that you can go into the edit data function and change as many fields as you like within ONE submission.
Changes must be made on our website under the menu tab, MY ACCOUNT. Once logged in go to "Manage my Listing" and choose the appropriate category. Price or commission changes will require a signature by all parties on the listing agreement. Our system will automatically generate a form for you to electronically sign when you make the change in our system. Most other changes can be made through the category "edit listing data". If you want to change your photos, go to the "manage photos" category.
If I dispute the data from the Property Appraiser office that is auto-populated into the listing, can I edit or modify that data as an owner such as square footage?
Not all MLS boards allow such edits but My Florida Regional MLS (includes such Florida cities as Orlando, Tampa Bay, South to Desoto County and north to Hudson) does not require us to only use the data from the Property Appraiser office that is auto-populated into the listing. We are able to change fields and data such as the square footage and mark it as “Owner Provided”.
If an agent objects or complains to the MLS board about the data you provided, you will need to show proof: survey, appraisal, etc. so that this data can be provided to the board.
Will the broker accept offers from Realtors on my behalf?
Yes. In fact, our administrators add language in the agent remarks section of the MLS stating that offers should be uploaded directly to GetMoreOffers.com or faxed to us. When offers are uploaded directly into our site, an email is automatically generated to you and our automated phone system also calls your main number to make you aware that an offer has come into your account. We receive all faxes via an e-mail fax service so we can quickly and easily forward them to you via email. This helps you in case you are out of town when an offer comes in.
How many pictures should I upload?
The number of photos you may upload to our site varies based on your program: The number of photos you may upload to our site varies based on your program: SOLO, SoloMAX and PRO programs allows 40 photos.
Can I take my own pictures of my property and have them posted on the MLS?
Yes! Many people take their own photos. We recommend using as much light as possible and a wide angle lens if you can. How many you can upload depends on the plan you choose. Simply upload to your account. When logged in, you can manage and add photos at any time in the “My Account” section of our website.
I don't have a digital camera. Do you offer photography packages?
Yes we do. A photography package (and in some areas, a Matterport 3D walkthrough tour) can be purchased at checkout or at another time by going to your account and clicking on ”add accessories”. If you need help, simply call our office and we'll be happy to assist you.
What file size do you want?
It doesn't matter. Our system will resize automatically for the MLS. However, smaller sizes around 150KB will load fastest. Your photos can be in JPEG, GIF, or PNG format.
Can I add my pictures at a later time?
Sure. Just go through the listing process and when you are ready to upload your pictures go to:
- Login (with your username & password)
- Click on My Account
- Click Manage My Listing
- Click Manage Photos
Are there any specific specifications or photo restrictions I need to know about before I begin the process to list my home on the MLS?
Yes, please read our page on MLS Photo Upload Specs & Restrictions to view a comprehensive list but here are some of the highlights:
- • Photos should not be larger than 10MB each.
- • Photo formats allowed: jpg, jpeg and png.
- • All photos should be in horizontal format. Vertical photos can be stretched and distorted on 3rd Party sites.
- • No Signage, Text, Logos, Agent/Office Photos, or Other Graphics are Permitted in any Photo. Photos with a real estate sign, a FSBO sign, or other signs with contact information or branding are not permitted in any MLS listing per MLS rules. In addition, text, logos, phone numbers, watermarks, graphics, etc. are also not permitted.
- • Photos shot or purchased by a previous agent cannot be used on your MLS listing without direct written permission from the agent or owner of copyright. Any fines we incur as a result of using photos that are owned by another party will be charged to the account holder. Since we cannot input a listing into the MLS without at least one exterior photo, if you sign up with no photos and come back later to add photos, this will not count as a change. No changes will be counted until the listing is activated in the MLS.
Does the broker have direct control of my Realtor.com listing?
No. It a third party website. We have very limited control.
Are Realtor.com issues easily resolved?
Unfortunately no…every trouble ticket opened takes our MLS administrators an average of 30 minutes to address. Realtor.com will escalate the ticket to their engineering department and on average, they will have a resolution in 48-72 hours. The good news is we are always ready, willing to tackle these issues as they come up.
I signed up for your service yesterday. When might I expect to see my listing on Realtor.com?
Realtor.com is a third party website that will auto-feed your flat fee listing from local area Board of Realtors®. The way our process works is to first put your listing in your local MLS. This takes about one business day or if submitted over the weekend, then in by Monday. Once your MLS listing goes live in the MLS, we send sends an automatic email notifying you that your listing is live in the MLS. As well, you can use this email verification to edit your listing. Typically it takes 2-48 business hours after you have received this email notification (we call email verification) for your listing to appear in Realtor.com. Realtor.com is not a “real time” data feed but rather a secondary website to the MLS. It propagates data on weekday evenings. The same holds true for any changes made to your MLS listing. If you change your price on Wednesday, the change is made on the MLS that same day. However, Realtor.com may take an additional 24-48 hours to re-propagates the new change.
Why can't my phone number be on Realtor.com?
Unfortunately, the rules and regulations of these websites prohibit us from displaying any owner contact info. Rest assured, though, that any phone calls or emails we receive from Realtor.com will be inputted in the leads section of your account and forwarded to you via email.
Third Party Marketing and Websites
How long will it take for my listing to propagate to all the “other” third party websites?
While the MLS is active or “live” the moment we submit the listing, the other sites only populate this data on a cycle that happens every so many hours, which is why the new listing upload is not instantaneous.
- Realtor.com: Your listing will be available to be viewed by the public within 1 and 3 days after your MLS listing is active.
- Homes.com: Your listing will be available to be viewed by the public within 1 and 2 days after your MLS listing is active.
- Zillow and Trulia: Your listing will be available to be viewed by the public within 1 and 3 days after your MLS listing is active.
- Other third-party sites/Agent Websites: Your listing will be available to be viewed by the public within 1 and 3 days after your MLS listing is active.
What if my property doesn't sell?
PRO MLS Listing plan:After 12 months, you will be prompted to extend your listing agreement and your listing will be continue in the MLS at no charge until you sell.
SOLO & SoloMAX plans:
If your home doesn't sell after the listing period ends, you can extend your listing for (30% off) or have a new listing (with “zero days of the market”) for 20% off. Our Florida sales statistics indicate 120 days on the market is the average for our sellers.
Extend the Listing Date prior to expiration: This type of extension involves adjusting the expiration date within the original listing in the MLS. The price to renew by this method is 30% off of the original listing price.
Re-enter Listing after it expires: This renewal is essentially a brand new listing. We will re-enter the listing in the MLS which will create a new MLS number and MAY start the listing at “0” (Zero) DOM (days on market). The cost for this type of renewal is 20% off of the current program price.
Note: It may also be recommended to institute a new price on the listing at the time of renewal. If you need advice on this topic, feel free to contact us and speak with a broker. You may also want to consider ordering a CMA for $50.00 in the “Add Accessories” section of MY ACCOUNT as this will give you an idea of what other properties like yours are selling for in the current market.
**NOTE: Certain MLS systems have restrictions on how days on market are handled. MLS Rules and Regulations change periodically and GetMoreOffers makes no guarantees on how an individual MLS will display Days On Market.
For example, My Florida Regional MLS Listings, per MLS Rules and Regulations, a broker cannot re-enter a listing with a new MLS ID number for 30 days after it has expired or has been withdrawn. To do so before 30 days is an immediate $500 fine.
Will GetMoreOffers.com list my rental in the MLS?
Yes. If you would like to list your property For Rent only, You can use our Rental MLS program, which costs $599.00. If you would like to list your property for rent and for sale, you can add a rental listing on to your main program for an additional $599.00.
What commission should I offer to an agent that finds a renter for me?
It depends on the area. Our system allows you to select commission of between $100-$5000. For example, in Florida, customarily, one month rent is offered but in many parts of Florida, half of a month rent or even $300-800 will work.
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