As flat fee MLS entry only listings take hold across Massachusetts, the latest listing to hit the market for sale in the South End of Boston is an entry only MLS listing at 85 Dartmouth Street near the border of the South End and Boston’s Back Bay.
85 Dartmouth Street #1 Boston, MA 02116 is a 2 bedroom 2.5 bathroom 1,450 square foot South End duplex condo listed for sale at $970,000 ($669 per square foot). In comparison, there are currently 59 South End condominium listings in the MLS for sale, with an average list price of $939,776, and average living area of 1,281 square feet ($723 per square foot).
85 Dartmouth Street #1 has been listed for sale by owner in the local MLS with the help of Massachusetts flat fee MLS listing service Entry Only New England. The FSBO seller has foregone a standard real estate agent commission listing and has opted for a flat fee MLS entry only listing instead, where the owner sells their own home without a Realtor, and keeps the listing agent commission (in this case, approximately $24,000).
How to FSBO Boston South End
Over the past six months, Boston’s South End neighborhood has seen 371 condominiums sell, with an average sales price of $774,309 ($701 per square foot) and average days on market (DOM) of 26. Looking at those statistics, a for sale by owner (FSBO) seller that decides to list and sell their own South End home without a Realtor will save approximately $19,350 in real estate agent commission fees. The best way to drive exposure for a home is via the Internet enabled multiple listing service (MLS).
And that’s where a Massachusetts flat fee MLS listing service like Entry Only New England and FSBOs unite. For a one-time flat fee, a South End Boston FSBO seller can get their home listed for sale in the official local MLS system for a one-time flat fee. Once the condo is in the MLS, it’s syndicated to literally thousands of different websites. With approximately 90% of buyers starting their search online, having a property listed in the MLS is the starting point for driving maximum exposure and getting your home in front of buyers.