Frequently Asked Questions

There are just some questions we get asked all the time. Check the list below to see if we’ve already answered yours. If not, feel free to contact us and we just might add your question and answer to the list.

About Flat Fee MLS Listings

A traditional full service MLS listing typically comes with an agreement barring you from selling your home as FSBO for a period of 6-12 months. You also usually owe a 5% commission that is shared between the listing agent and the selling agent.

On a flat fee MLS listing, there’s no listing commission, and you can list your home FSBO. The flat fee you pay is primarily a marketing fee that gets your property listed on the MLS, Realtor.com, and a number of public websites. That flat fee is your only cost. Please note that you may be required to pay a commission to the buyer agent for bringing you a qualified buyer. You can choose how much to offer a buyer agent in your listing, but the most common selection to attract agents and their buyers is usually 2.5% of the final sales price.

At the moment, we only offer this service for single family homes, condos, and townhomes for sale.

The short answer is no. However, even if you list FSBO, you should at least consider having your home as an MLS Listing. Statistics have shown that over 94% of homes sold last year used both the MLS and Realtor.com for advertising. It’s likely to be a huge help in selling your home.

Yes, but we recommend that you use our sign. It is an “AGENTS WELCOME” sign that informs real estate agents that you are currently listed on the MLS and are willing to offer a commission to buyer’s agents. Those agents who see the sign are likely to search for your listing on the MLS to get more information.

This depends on which option you select, but normally it will be listed at least six months or until it sells. If you are under contract through the MLS and a buyer’s agent is due a commission, you cannot cancel your listing.

We accept credit card payments through our secure website (all major credit cards).

About The Listing Process

Up to 20 depending on the plan you select. 

Pricing your home to sell is an art more than a science. The real estate market ebbs and flows as time goes by. Start by talking to neighbors in your area to see what they paid for their home or sold their home for.

There are also a ton of websites that will help you value your home such as Zillow’s Estimate tool. If you select the Gold Plan, we will help you price your home using years of experience as local realtors and more sophisticated tools.

Click here to look up your school district. (This link will take you away from the Chicago Seller Agents website)

The PIN number for each property is the number used by each Illinois county to assess property taxes.  To find this number, view your property tax bill or consult the website for your county treasurer for lookup tools.

In Cook County, you may find your PIN number here.

For a small fee, you can make as many changes as you’d like, including photo changes. You will log in with your own personal code for security purposes, so only you may amend your listing.

Simply request changes through your account on our website, where the changes made will be forwarded to your broker and recorded in your secure file.  We charge a small fee to cover the administrative costs especially for sellers who make changes often.

Yes, realtors acting as buyer agents will contact you directly for showing requests.  Your contact information will be displayed on the MLS listing in the Broker Remarks area.

However, your contact information will not be displayed on Realtor.com and other websites that can be viewed by the public. This rule is strictly enforced by the National Association of Realtors so that you cannot be contacted by unlicensed individuals.  We will forward any leads we receive to your email on file.

Typically, you can expect it to be posted on the MLS within 24-48 hours.  We will contact you if we have additional questions regarding the listing, so make sure to check your email often so there are no delays to your listing.

We accept credit card payments through our secure website (all major credit cards).