hybrid mls listing service
Does the idea of a Flat Fee MLS listing sound good, but you need a little more help? Our new hybrid listing service may be just what you’re looking for.

We understand. Even though our Flat Fee MLS listing service is wildly popular, we have developed the Hybrid listing. It takes the best of the flat fee service and combines it with the support of a full service listings.

With a flat fee MLS listing, you’re able to sell your home to a buyer who doesn’t have an agent and pay no buyer’s agent commission. With a full service listing, you receive expert negotiation and transaction management.

With the Hybrid listing service, you receive marketing plus negotiation and transaction management all while still being able to sell your home to a buyer who doesn’t have an agent and pay no buyer’s agent commission.

We do things differently.

While your home is on the market, you’ll …

  • Respond to agent and buyer questions
  • Show your property to unrepresented buyers
  • Make your property available to agents to show their buyers
  • Host public and broker open houses, if desired

Once an offer comes in …

We will handle all the details from offer to closing.
Negotiation and Transaction Coordination Are Included!

At Closing …

You’ll pay Realty by Design a Success Fee of .75% of the sales price at closing.
You’ll also pay, at closing, the amount you offered on the MLS to the buyer’s agent (if the buyer is represented by a broker). There’s NO buyer’s agent commission due if the buyer is unrepresented.

Hybrid Listing Service: For an initial $795 you receive:
Listing on the SmartMLS System

You will receive an expertly enhanced listing on the new SmartMLS System. (Note: As of 8/1/17, the Greater Fairfield County MLS and the Connecticut Statewide MLS have merged!)

6 Month Listing Term

Your MLS listing is available to agents and their buyers for 6 months.

Professional Photography

We’ll send a photographer to your home so your online presentation will look its best. There is an additional charge for homes larger than 2,000 sf.

Premium For Sale Sign & Post Rental

This is the same sign used for our full service listings to create a more professional marketing appearance. A for sale sign hanging on a professional post notifies potential buyers that you’re serious about selling your home and you know what you’re doing.

Electronic Lockbox Rental

Make it easy for real estate agents to view your property. Agents with a special electronic realtor key can access your property for showings with their buyers. NOTE: This is a rental. The lockbox remains the property of Realty By Design, LLC.

Listing IDX to other Broker Sites

You don’t have to list with Raveis or Berkshire to be on their websites. With IDX they promote your listing on their site!

Listings on the top websites

Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com are among the 100’s of websites where your listing will appear online.

Showcase Realtor.com Listing

You’ll receive an enhanced listing on Realtor.com that includes an expanded description and 2 special headlines that stands out from the rest.

Unrepresented Buyer Leads

Unrepresented buyer calls and emails to our office about your property will be sent directly to you for follow up. This increases your chances of selling your house to a buyer who does not have an agent resulting in even greater commission savings.

Unlimited Open House Postings

If you’re holding a public open house, we’ll post your open house on the MLS, Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com. If you’re holding a broker open house, we’ll post it on the MLS.

Agent Email Blast

We will send an e-flyer to up to 500 agents announcing your new listing or listing change. It’s a great way to reach agents directly.

Showing and Feedback System

Agents can request showings of your property right through the MLS system. You will receive an email and/or text notification where you can accept or decline the showing from your cell phone, tablet or computer. The system keeps a log of every showing request and automatically captures the agent’s identification information. Agents requesting property showings using the Online Showing System will automatically receive a request for feedback once their showing time has past. This saves you time and provides you with valuable information about what buyers and agents think about your property.

Free Listing Changes

Change your price, listing status, descriptions and photos as needed with no additional charge.

Enhance Your Listing

You may enhance your listing by purchasing additional marketing services from our ala carte service options.

Ability to Cancel

You may cancel your listing at any time until a buyer if found for your property at which time it must remain on the MLS until the transaction closes or is voided. There is no cancellation fee.

Buyer's Agent Commission

Choose a buyer’s agent commission between 2-3%. The buyer’s agent commission is due at closing if the buyer for your house is represented by a broker. No commission due if the buyer is unrepresented.

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