Selling your Michigan home without a real estate agent helps you avoid a lot of extra fees, and you’ll also have the freedom to do things on your terms. You’ll call the shots as you market, show, and sell your home to the right buyer for the right price.
A lot of autonomy comes with listing a home as for-sale-by-owner – FSBO for short.
But here’s a question you might be wondering about: Should you list your FSBO property on the MLS?
MLS stands for Multiple Listing Service, and it’s the most popular place that traditional buyers (and buyer’s agents) look for listings. For that reason, most homes listed on the MLS sell faster and for more money than those that aren’t listed on the MLS.
Typically, your real estate agent would list your home for you, but if you’re a FSBO seller, then you’ll have to do it yourself.
The easiest method is to search the internet for a flat-fee MLS service in Metro Detroit — these services will list your home on the local MLS for a fee (usually around $200).
However, this comes with a word of caution…
Not all homes sell well on the MLS — for the most part, MLS listings are meant to attract traditional home buyers looking for pristine-condition homes. If your house is in disrepair, is outdated, or needs a deep cleaning, then you might end up wasting your money by listing on the MLS.
In that case, a better option would be to sell to a professional homebuyer like us over at Mitten Made Properties. We can make you a fair cash offer within 48 hours, purchase your Southeast Michigan home as-is (no repairs, updates, or cleaning needed), and close in as little as two weeks. Give us a call at (248) 883-3340 to learn more!
Either way, good luck selling your home!