Frequently Asked Questions
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The MLS (or Multiple Listing Service) is a real estate database that is used by brokers and agents to list properties for sale. It is a way for buyers and sellers to find each other and to see what is available on the market. The MLS also provides information on recent sales, trends, and prices.
The MLS is an important tool for real estate professionals, and is an essential tool for anyone interested in buying or selling a property.
The MLS is a database of homes for sale that is only accessible to real estate agents and licensed brokerages. This means that if you want to list your home on the MLS, you will need to find a real estate agent or brokerage who is willing to work with you.
ListingSpark is a licensed real estate brokerage firm in Texas that can get you listed on the MLS with our software.
Yes, you can complete your entire ListingSpark listing online by following a few simple steps.
Yes, you can cancel your listing with ListingSpark at any time. We understand the importance of customer satisfaction and stand behind our services. If you're not happy, simply inform us that you want to cancel your listing, and we'll take it down. Please note that the upfront fee of $250, which covers expenses like photos, sign, lockbox, and listing setup, is non-refundable.
Please be aware that in cases where a contract has been executed, MLS regulations mandate that we leave the listing in a pending status until the listing closes or the contract is terminated.
No, ListingSpark doesn't require you to work with any particular title company, including Spark Title. However, we strongly encourage considering Spark Title for a smoother process and additional benefits.
When you engage with Spark Title during the listing setup, they proactively handle the title work, often resulting in faster closings, sometimes within 24 hours. They also offer competitive fees, saving both sellers and buyers money. As a sister company, communication between ListingSpark and Spark Title is seamless, enhancing overall efficiency.
Ultimately, the choice of title company is yours, but working with Spark Title can provide advantages in terms of speed, cost savings, and efficient collaboration between the two companies.
Get started by clicking on the “Get Started” button in the upper right hand corner, entering your home details, and creating your free ListingSpark account to list your home or property.
It takes about 20 minutes to create a listing using ListingSpark. We’ll ask for details about your home, you’ll set your price, and e-sign a few documents.
A listing will go live approximately 24 hours after all of the listing information has been completed and pictures have been provided.
If you use ListingSpark’s free professional photographer the average turnaround time to receive pictures is 4-5 days.
Once your listing is completed, our team gets to work reviewing and submitting your listing to your MLS. We’ll also ship you a lock box and send a photographer to take pictures of your home.
If there is any additional information that needs to be verified our team will reach out to you by email.
Once the listing is live, you will receive a link to your MLS listing, be able to set up showings, and be able to start receiving offers.
No, ListingSpark pays for all photography costs! We will send a professional photographer to your home at any time that works best for you to take professional pictures of your home.
You can use your own photos, however we highly recommend that you take advantage of the free professional photographer provided by ListingSpark.
You may only use original photos that you have taken or have written permission to use.
You may not use:
- Screenshots of photos
- Thumbnails of photos
- Google maps photos
- Photos with yard signs or other contact information in them
- Photos with writing on them
- Photos with watermarks on them
ListingSpark ships you a free Supra® lockbox allowing buyer’s agents to easily show your home. You can also show your home yourself if you would like.
The lockbox will track anytime it is accessed by an agent and report that information in your ListingSpark account.
When you list with ListingSpark, we are listed as your broker in the MLS. Agents are not allowed to reach out to solicit your business once you are working with a broker.
We list your home on the MLS (the #1 resource for home buyers) as well as every major real estate website, and websites in your area, ensuring buyers see your home.
By selling with ListingSpark you guarantee the highest exposure for your home.
Your listing will be posted on every major real estate website including Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, Redfin, and hundreds of other sites.
ListingSpark listings show up as ‘agent listed’ on Zillow,
ListingSpark recommends offering anywhere from 2.5-3%.
No, you are never obligated to accept any offers from anyone.
Technically yes, but our goal is to get you the most possible money for your house. Our research shows that not offering a commission to a buyer’s agent decreases the chances of this happening.
No, ListingSpark believes that you do NOT need to pay a seller’s agent a 3% commission to effectively sell your home. With ListingSpark you pay for only the plan you selected. There are no additional hidden fees or commissions.
The amount of the commission can vary depending on the area and the type of home, but it is typically around 6% of the final sales price. So, if you are selling a home for $200,000, the commission would be $12,000. The buyer's agent would then receive half of that, or $6,000.
ListingSpark does not charge a listing commission. When selling with ListingSpark you can choose the commission amount you are willing to pay a buyer’s broker. If the buyer does not have a broker, you will not pay any commission at closing.
Yes, ListingSpark provides the disclosure forms that you are required to provide to buyers. You can fill and sign them electronically through your ListingSpark account.
ListingSpark provides title and closing services through SparkTitle, our title company. We open a title for you once you sign up for ListingSpark. That way the title can be ready even before you have an offer.
Technically yes, but SparkTitle was designed specifically to help you maximize your profits and make closing a breeze.
If you choose to work with another title company, you will lose out on the full benefits of ListingSpark that you’re already paying for.
We are here to help! ListingSpark has a support team available 7 days a week through either chat, email, or phone. Our team is on from 9:00am (central) to 8:00pm (central).
Yes, you can list as many properties for sale as you want using ListingSpark.
ListingSpark offers two payment options. Our Spark plan for $1499 ($250 paid up front and the remainder paid at close) and our premium plan for $2999 ($500 paid up front and the remainder paid at close).
If you are a real estate investor or seller with multiple properties, contact our sales team for deeply discounted pricing.
No, ListingSpark clients will be billed a sign-up fee of $250 or $500 depending on their selected plan. When your home sells, we will bill the remaining total for your selected plan.