How do I determine which MLS my property should be in?
You can use Realtor.com (or similar) to confirm the correct Multiple Listing Service for the property you are listing. Visit their site and search for properties in your town. Click on a listing and scroll down the page until you see 'Data Source' and make sure it's MLSPIN or NEREN prior to listing with us. Check a few listings to be sure. Technically we can list a property anywhere in MA or NH but agents will not see it unless they are a member of the same MLS.
Note: We are not a member of the Berkshire or Barnstable County MLS in MA.
Do you offer a low-cost full-service listing?
Yes, we offer 3.5% full-service listing if you are within an hour of Tyngsboro, MA. Although we are priced competitively, we are not a "Discount Broker". We always provide exceptional service and are able to offer a lower rate because as a broker, we do not need to split our side of the commission. Please contact us for more information.
Do you only provide Flat-Fee MLS Listings in MA and NH?
Yes, we are a local real estate brokerage and do not outsource our listings. We are only licensed in Massachusetts and New Hampshire and a member of the MLSPIN Multiple Listing Service in MA and the NEREN Multiple Listing Service in NH.
Will my Flat Fee MLS Listing be seen on Realtor, Redfin, and Zillow?
Yes, it will be automatically submitted to Apartments.com, Banker & Tradesman, The Boston Guardian, Boston.com, CLRsearch.com, Distinctive Homes, GeoHome, GoLocal, Homefind, Homefinder.com, Homes.com, Homesnap, House Value Store, The IMLS, ListHub, Masslive.com, MassLocal.com, MLSHomeFinder.com, RASEM, NYTimes.com, The Real Estate Book, realFish.io, Realtor.com, Redfin,
Do you provide state contracts or other real estate related forms?
Yes, we provide over 50 forms such as real estate offers,
Can I add open houses and edit my listing at anytime?
Yes, the ability to add an open house in the MLS and edit your
How are inquiries on my property handled?
Your contact information is in the Showing Instructions field in the MLS for agents to call you directly. The MLS does not allow your contact information anywhere in the public remarks. If a buyer/tenant calls us they will hear a recording directing them to SimplyBuyMe.com to find your information. If they leave a voicemail or email us it is then promptly forwarded to you. We forward
Do your flat-fee MLS listings say ‘For-sale by Owner’ on the MLS?
No, when you list in the MLS you are technically not a FSBO. The MLS is an agent/broker system so you will
Can I cancel my listing at anytime and are there any hidden fees?
You are free to cancel anytime or switch to a full-service listing with us or any other agent. The MLS does require a commission to be offered to a buyer's agent. Although, no commission will be due if the buyer does not have an agent. No other fees are due to us other than the flat-fee.
Do you have any tips to help sell my property fast?
Hold a broker or public open house. Submit a ticket to request us to schedule one in the MLS.
Make sure your property is priced right for the market. We offer a comparable market analysis for $25.
Place a for-sale sign on the property. We have them available for $25 or use your own as long as it doesn't have the words "By Owner" on it.
If you are present for showings, give buyers space and time to really see all your property has to offer.
Are your photos clear, bright, and have a sufficient resolution? Make sure they showcase positive features and do not exaggerate negatives. We offer professional photos for $125 if needed.
Could your property description write-up be improved?
Request showing feedback from agents and buyers after each showing (link found in your account).
Offer an agent bonus if they put it under agreement by a certain date.
Consider raising the buyer's agent commission rate.
Include a home warranty or offer money back to the buyer at closing to cover any needed repairs.
Make simple and inexpensive repairs or updates that would improve the desirability of the property (e.g., neutral paint, remove wallpaper, de-clutter, neutralize pet odors, improve curb appeal). Be sure to submit updated photos to us if you make any changes.
Pack away any unnecessary personal or decorative items.
FYI- deposits can be held in an escrow account by either an agent's broker or your attorney.
What are some safety tips?
Items such as tablets, cell phones, laptops, legal weapons,
jewelry, medications, credit cards, check books, remotes, and spare keys should
be hidden, locked, or removed for showings and open houses.
Be sure to fix or block off any entrances with broken steps or railings and shovel and sand walkways in winter months.
Remove or crate pets for showings.
You can visit the MA or NH real estate commission’s website
to verify if someone is an agent. Also, most brokerage sites have photos of
Do not give prospective buyers/tenants any access codes,
this includes vacant properties.
Have someone you know accompany you at open houses and showings or alert a neighbor to keep a watchful eye out.
We recommend you have an attorney look over all contracts before you sign them and have them available for any questions you may have throughout the transaction. You will also need an attorney to prepare the new deed for closing or you may have the buyer’s closing attorney prepare it.