For Sale by Owner Flat Fee MLS Listing


Our $500 flat fee listing is what we refer to as our “Equity Preservation Plan.”  This is a strategic option for homeowners who are willing to put in a bit more effort in order to sell their home with less expense.  This is the best option for a For Sale by Owner (FSBO) listing to get advertised on the MLS without having to pay a Realtor those outlandish commissions that are so common.  But as you will see below, we are much more than just a home listing service.

Your listing will appear on every major real estate website including ...



... for a total of over 200 websites ... within 24 hours!

Not just a cheesy-looking listing company!
Have you noticed that many of the flat fee listing companies have a tendancy to look "cheesy" and unprofessional?  Well, we take our reputation and your reputation seriously, so we will give you first-class signs and branding on the internet so that your listing will look as professional as a full service listing.  As a matter of fact, we will set your listing up so that it will look identical to the full listings, and consumers will not even be able to tell the difference.  And you won't have to worry about sticking a silly-looking sign in your yard by a company that does not understand marketing and design.  Our signs will allow you to proudly announce that your home is for sale to all who see your home. We have worked hard to become the best flat fee listing service in Ohio and Kentucky!

With our Flat Fee Listing, we charge an upfront fee of just $500 and give you the following services:

  • We will get your home listing uploaded to the MLS for exposure to the entire Internet marketplace.

  • We will provide you with a professionally-designed sign and lockbox.

  • We will upload all your photos you would like for publishing on the MLS. (limit of 25)

  • We will provide PDF spec-sheets generated through your MLS listing for you to provide to potential buyers.

  • We will provide you with contracts, addendums, and other legal forms you will need along the way.

  • We will give you professional coaching along the way to help you sell your home.

  • We will set you up in an automated showing system so agent showing requests will all come to you via an app we will send you for your smart phone. This app also allows you to track showings and feedback.

  • We will get feedback for you for every single showing that takes place on your home.

Note: you may convert a Flat Fee Listing over to a Full-Blown Marketing Plan at any time. Your flat fee of $500 will simply be deducted from our end commission.

Unlimited changes for FREE!
While other flat fee listing companies will try to nickel and dime you with a list of "add-ons" to the initial price, we have committed to giving you everything in you need in one simple package.  We do not charge for changes to your listing, adding pictures, or scheduling open houses in the MLS.  You get all of that for FREE with Plum Tree!  

WARNING: Many flat fee listing companies are really just a scam.  They will pretend to offer you a $99-$149 flat fee listing, but they won't actually deliver.  By the time you pay, they will bump your price.  And then they'll add on additional fees for every little thing you want to do with your listing.  They'll claim you won't have to sign contracts or pay ANY realtor commissions.  But once you pay them your money, you'll soon learn that the listing they sold you involves commissions, contracts, and absolutely NO service.  You won't be able to change your listing, add photos, or schedule open houses without paying more and more money.  And you will likely never get a returned phone call from the listing agent.  Beware of those companies.  We would never treat our clients like that.  We will deliver what we promise with no games or twisted truths.  Remember, if it seems too good to be true, then it really is too good to be TRUE.  

Here are some important notes regarding our Flat Fee Listings:

  • Since we are licensed in Ohio, we have the ability to list your home directly on the Cincinnati MLS.  

  • We can give you the best flat fee listing in Ohio and we will give you more than any of the other brokerages.  We will provide you with professionally-designed signs, a lockbox, listing flyers (PDF files), contracts, addendums, forms, and profesional advice along the way.

  • Our flat fee listing agreements are normally set up to be 6-month listings.  However, we are flexible on this, and you can set that time according to your own needs/interests.  All contracts may be canceled at any time by the client with no penalty.

  • Your flat fee listing will be completely automated.  Agents will schedule showings for your home through an online showing link that is available only for licensed agents.  Once they submit the request, you will be notified by way of text message/email of the showing request.  You can accept the request by replying with a "y" or you can decline the request by replying with an "n."  It's that simple.

  • Flat fee listings are effective because of the power of the internet and the power of the MLS.  Almost all buyers find their homes through the internet now.  Our flat fee listings will make sure that your listing shows up on over 200 top real estate websites within 48 hours.  Those websites can include the local MLS,,,*,,,,,,,,,,,,, and myriads of others. (Note, some MLS Boards are currently in dispute with Zillow, and so they do not allow Zillow to automatically access their listings.  Contact us directly if you would like more information about a specific MLS Board.  In situations where Zillow is blocked, we cannot guarantee that your listing will be carried as an "active" listing on Zillow.  In that situation, you will need to post it directly as a For Sale By Owner on their site.  We will continue to do all we can to provide work-arounds.)

  • Since this is a limited service listing, you will do your own marketing of your home.  However, we will upload your listing to the MLS which will give you a maximum reach in your exposure to the real estate market.

  • Have you ever listed your home but then never heard feedback for the showings that have taken place on your home?  We know that can be unnerving to have a Realtor who fails to get that valuable feedback.  That is why we have an automated system for ensuring you get real feedback for every single showing.  Our system automatically sends the showing agent a feedback request within an hour after they show your home.  Then, the system automatically sends a follow-up feedback request every single day until they take the time to fill out the feedback form.  This ensures that you will get a response.

  • Our reduced commission listings are the best you will find.  We hear this over and over by clients who come to us after failing with other companies such as MLSmyhome, Ohio Broker Direct, FlatFeeMLS, ValueMLS,,, ValueMLS, ByOwnerFlatMLS, FlatFeeGroup, MLSsupport, and others.  Many will promote a ridiculously-low price like $199, $139, or even $99 to list your home.  But when you read through the red tape you will find that they often do not have a local presence in your own town which is a big problem when you need support.  These other firms will often just list your home on their own websites without actually giving you MLS access, and when you tell them you want to be on the MLS, they bump the price up to two or three times what they originally quoted on the Google ad.  These other companies often do not provide a first-class, professional sign or lockbox.  And they almost never provide the automated appointment-setting via text messaging like we do at Plum Tree.  Ask these other services if they will provide showing feedback after each showing, and you will find that they will not help you at all after they get your money.  Plum Tree is different.  Very different!

Our goal has been to become the number 1 discount real estate broker in Ohio and Kentucky.  We are the best alternative to,, and Ohio Broker Direct.  We have consistently achieved the very highest flat fee mls listing reviews for our outstanding service! We are proud to be the leading discount MLS listing service in Soutwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky, in particular!  Our strongest markets are Cincinnati, Dayton, Northern Kentucky, Columbus, Western Ohio, Akron, and Cleveland. We also have a solid presence in Lexington and Louisville, KY.

So, if you're asking questions like,

     "How can I sell my home without paying a realtor commission?"
     "How can I get my home listed on the MLS?"
     "How can I sell my home without a Realtor?"
     "How can I get a cheap MLS listing?"
     "How can I list my home without a Realtor?"

... then you need to give us a call.  513-916-1116 We can help you!

A Self MLS Listing can be a great way to sell your home without spending a lot of money.  If you'd like more information, contact us right away!


Our "Contract-to-Closing Package"

Many have asked if there is a way for us to help them once they get a contract on their home, so we have developed a "Contract-to-Closing Package" for just this need.  For an additional $500, Plum Tree Realty will manage the process of the purchase of your home which will include the following activities:

  • Assist with negotiations of purchase price, concessions, and details of the purchase.

  • Hold earnest money in a non-interest-bearing trust account until closing.

  • Manage inspection process to ensure they are performed in an expeditious manner.  Once inspection results are returned, we will help with any further negotiations that may arise following the inspections.

  • Work with lender to make sure financing is continuously moving forward.

  • Ensure appraisals are ordered and performed in a timely manner.

  • Ensure title work is ordered and performed in a timely manner.

  • Schedule closing in a time and place that is convenient for all parties.

  • Manage all contracts, addenda, and disclosures to make sure all documents conform to the Laws of the State of Ohio.

  • Provide professional advice all along the way to the closing table.

The cost for this service is $500 and is paid at any point during the listing process that the homeowners feel the desire to add this package.

A word on paying the Buyers' Agent:

We set flat fee listings up with a 3% commission to be paid to a buyers’ agent (if applicable) in order to prevent you from getting “black-listed” by buyer’s agents.  Some people push back on that and try to offer less, but that is a mistake.  The listings that offer less than 3% almost always get “black-listed” by the agents who are showing the homes.  Technically, agents aren’t legally allowed to steer like that, but practically speaking, it happens.  We have taken over many listings that were listed with other flat fee listing companies, but they did not have any showings because they offered less than 3%.  We then listed and sold the homes very quickly when the others failed.  
Because we offer 3% on all listings, 85% of our flat-fee listings sell within 40 days (at the time of this writing).
You may want to consider bumping the price of your home by that amount in order to cover that commission.  (Just a thought.)


A word about PRICING your home:

Most people seem to price their home just below key price breaks with numbers like $199,900 or $249,900 or $299,900.  We do not recommend this approach.  We recommend pricing your home directly on the major price points so that your home will show up in multiple pricepoint searches as buyers are looking for homes.  

For instance, people do searches for homes from $275,000-$300,000 and searches from $300,000-$325,000.  A house that is priced at $300,000 exactly will then show up in both searches. If a house is listed at $299,999, it will not show up in the search for homes of $300,000 and above even though it is just $1 below that price point.  This is one of the most important strategies for pricing your home correctly.

We also suggest pricing your home low and then negotiating less once you get an offer.  The key is to price your home at the point where you are getting regular showings and contracts.


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2)  Our Full-Blown Marketing Plan

With our Full-Blown Marketing Plan, our objective is to create a Marketing Engine that aggressively drive the sale of your home as quickly as possible and with as high of pricing as possible. Selling your home quickly and making you a large profit are our two key areas of focus.

Here’s how we do it: 

Active Marketing rather than Passive Marketing 
Most Realtors engage in passive marketing rather than active marketing. In other words, they merely put a sign in the yard, put your house on the MLS, and then wait by the phone for people to call. That does not sell homes, and it certainly does not earn the commission that is being paid.

We work hard to actively market your home. We have a specific plan of action with the focus of aggressively seeking out buyers, bringing them through your home, and then working to close them on buying your home. Sitting by the phone is no way to sell a home!

“Owning the Internet!” 
Nearly 9 out of 10 homebuyers utilize the Internet in their search for a new home. Unfortunately, many Realtors today are behind the times when it comes to marketing through the Internet. To market in today’s culture, we must “own the Internet!” Here’s how we do that at Plum Tree:

1) Prime, VIP placement on the #1 most-visited website in the world for real estate.
2) Placement on every major real estate website in the Greater Cincinnati Metro area (literally hundreds of websites!)
3) High-end, professional photography to show-case your property visually.
4) Mass-email campaigns to drive traffic to your listing online. Our software allows us to generate emails that fly under the radar of spam-deterring software.
5) Printed mailings and advertisements to drive people to your online listing.
6) Premium graphic design and multi-media presentations of your home on the web.
7) High profile on the Multiple Listing Service of Greater Cincinnati.

Myriads of Other Aggressive Marketing Activities 
• Advanced use of technology such as delivering property info to potential buyers through SMS/MMS messaging through automated systems.
• Professional graphic design to ensure that our marketing impression is far superior to that of our competition. We must establish graphic superiority in the marketplace!
• Professionally-designed marketing flyers to display at your home (placed outside as well as inside of your home). While most Realtors rely on generic MLS spec. sheets, we will put sizzle into our print advertisements of your home.
• Direct phone call campaign to alert power Realtors in the Cincinnati market to your listing.
• Direct mail campaign to a specific targeted audience.
• Lead qualification to prevent the wrong type of people from taking a “stroll” through your home.
• Aggressive follow-up after every showing in order to work to solicit a purchase contract and close the sale.
• Aggressive signage
• Regular Open Houses
• Reverse Prospecting to match your home with buyers who have made MLS inquiries seeking properties with the same characteristics as yours.
• Staging advice/input
• Staging placards throughout your home to highlight marketable features.

If you are looking for the best real estate brokerage in Cincinnati, you have come to the right place!  And if you are looking for the best discount real estate services in Cincinnati, you need look no further!

So, if you're asking questions like,

     "What is the best real estate company in Cincinnati?"
     "Who is the best realtor in Cincinnati?"
     "Who can sell my house the quickest?"
     "Who is the top listing agent in Cincinnati?"
     "Who is the top rated real estate agent in Cincinnati?"
     "Who is the best Flat Fee Realtor in my town/state?"

then, you should give us a call to find out! 513-916-1116

If you would like more information on the Flat Fee MLS

Please Send Us a Message or Call 513-916-1116 or 859-512-6272

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