About This Site
InstaMLS.com was established by Andrew Hillman, the owner of Hillman Real Estate This Massachusetts flat fee MLS listing service was started so my buyers who also needed to sell could have more flexibility when buying. They wanted to have a little more money to purchase a home without stretching beyond their means. This service does just that. Seller's save at least half the amount they would have paid out to a traditional agent in commission.
More about the Founder.
For many years I have been going against the industry by exclusively representing the interest of buyers and now that Buyer Agency is widely accepted I am shifting my focus to go against the industry once again. I intend to inform and serve Sellers who do not yet understand that there is no need to pay expensive listing fees to market and sell their property. It can be done more economically and effectively through my flat fee listing service.
Over the years I have done many deals. Every listing agent I have ever dealt with could have done a better job for the amount of money they were getting paid. There is no doubt in my mind that Buyer Agents do all the work. One duty of the listing agent is entering the property information into the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Most of the time they do an awful job leaving items unanswered and incomplete. A listing should always be filled out completely. Unfortunately, most can't even get this right.
Additionally, traditional listing agents are the worst negotiators. I know this because I am a hard-core negotiator and have a track record to prove it! Traditional listing agents are supposed to be representing your interest and to be blunt, they suck at it. If they didn't suck at it the homes they list wouldn't take so long to sell. As a seller, you should get a feel for how experienced they are when they tell you what the asking price should be for your property. If they say an amount and you say you want a more for your property and they give in to your request. The listing broker will providing a disservice to you. An experienced listing agent will not take your listing if you do not listen to them.
Listing agents that do not give into unwarranted seller demands (i.e. inflated selling prices) do not know the market and will not be able to get you the most for your house. Listing agents who will tell you that they cannot list your property for the amount you want are the only traditional listing agents that know what they are doing. Good brokers do not take listings that will not sell once on the market. Bad ones will. Unfortunately, most traditional listing agents are bad.
Today's sellers are more well versed in the sales process than in previous years. The times are changing. Many sellers are ready, willing and able to actively participate in the sale of their home and actually prefer to be directly involved in the selling process.
You do not need a traditional listing agent anymore. All you need is our Flat Fee MLS Listing Service and a little support and you will be on your way.