Save thousands when selling your home, instead of paying thousands!

Click here to see how Lowe’s Flat Fee Realty can save you thousands of dollars when selling your home!

See For Yourself Why We’re Idaho’s Real Estate Savings Experts!

Today, you can enjoy a better option to sell your home: Use our Flat Fee services!

  • You sell it yourself (and save thousands of dollars).
  • You keep the high commissions!
  • Your listing will look like all the other listings on your local MLS.
  • You pay a one-time low listing fee to list your home.

It only takes a few minutes to get started! Read more about our service levels, and order our services today!

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Selling your home? Keep the high commissions! Save thousands!

Why pay all your money to a realtor, when you can keep the realtor commissions, and save thousands of dollars! Sell and save using a plan that's right for you -- Basic, Advanced or Realtor Assist. 

Click here to see how many thousands you'll save!

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Have Questions About Flat Fee Realty? We Have Answers!

Click on any of these links for answers:

  • Can I save money and still have a good experience?
  • What’s the catch?
  • I lack expertise in real estate and contracts.
  • I've never heard of flat fee realty.
  • I have a friend who's a realtor.
  • I've heard of another flat fee service from friends.
  • It won't sell.
  • It's too much hassle.
  • It's too good to be true.
  • DIY real estate (FSBO) is too time consuming.

Even better: Call us today at 208-386-2992!

Service Levels

BASIC PLAN
$299
FlatFeeIdaho.com Listing (6 months)
• Sell direct (we're not a referral company; more info)
• Sell your property without paying commission
• National franchise websites
• Local office and agent websites
Listing on Local Realtor MLS (10 MLS photos)
• Cancel listing at any time
• Forms, contracts & legal paperwork
• Listing and price changes
• You set the buyer agent commission
Massive Internet Exposure
• National real estate search websites!
• Realtor.com
• Zillow.com
• Trulia.com
• Tons of other sites
Upgraded Listing Items (upon request)
• Double-sided "For Sale" sign (details)
• Supra Electronic Lockbox (local IMLS area only; (details)
Local Real Estate Sites
• ALL local real estate company and agent sites featuring MLS Search
• Examples: Keller-Williams, Prudential, Silvercreek, Group One, etc.


    • Please enter the home's estimated value in the gray field below, then click the green "Calculate" button to determine your savings!


PREMIUM PLAN
$399
Basic Plan, PLUS:
FlatFeeIdaho.com Listing (1 year)
Listing on Local Realtor MLS (25 MLS photos)
Comparative Market Analysis
• Available upon request
• Professional analysis giving the most weight to sold values
• Pricing your home correctly at the start is a key to getting the best price
Upgraded Listing Items (upon request)
• Combo key lockbox (details)


    • Please enter the home's estimated value in the gray field below, then click the green "Calculate" button to determine your savings!


REALTOR ASSIST PLAN
$425

+ .5% of purchase price at closing
Basic plan PLUS Premium Plan PLUS:
FlatFeeIdaho.com Listing (Until sold; free renewal)
Listing on Local Realtor MLS (25 MLS photos)
Full Broker Support
• All the following upon request:
Personalized Marketing
• Initial CMA to determine accurate listing and probable selling price.
• Marketing suggestions.
• Follow-up and feedback from showings.
• Additional CMA if price adjustments are needed.
Negotiation
• Review of received offers for any areas of concern, language issues, terms etc. Sending offers for electronic signatures (this line item is also included in our premium contract review service plan).
• Negotiation assistance, including estimated net sheets, updated market analysis and suggested counter offer.
• Review of buyer's qualification and lender follow-up.
Inspection/Contingency
• Inspection follow-up and addenda response.
Closing Assistance
• Ongoing status checks to uncover any potential problems or issues.
• Closing coordination with appraisal, title and escrow companies for timely closing.
• Review of closing documents to ensure compliance with accepted contract.
Click here for more details!
All the service without all of the cost!


    • Please enter the home's estimated value in the gray field below, then click the green "Calculate" button to determine your savings!


Marketing Phase: This is the most important phase of the entire process. Setting the right price, staging the property and making it easy to for agents show are all crucial to ensuring your home is sold quickly and at a terrific price.

Negotiation Phase: Based on the success of the Marketing Phase, you'll get an offer on your home. At this point, you'll need to negotiate the price and terms of the offer, which will be signed by all parties and eventually become a pending contract.

Inspection/Contingency Phase: Once the contract is signed, the inspection period begins (normally 7-10 days). Because many deals fall apart during this period, it needs to be handled delicately. This is because the buyer has the unrestricted right to back out of the contract for almost whatever reason they want. They will hire an inspector to see if there are any issues with the property. Keep in mind: it is the inspector’s job to find the bad things about your property, not the good things. Most of the time, the inspector submits a 15-page report of needed repairs.

Closing Phase: The work is mostly done. At this point, the title company has your contract. They gather needed information to finalize the actual closing, where ownership is transferred to the buyer. They will also generate the HUD-1 (closing statement of fees), issue title insurance and gather more information from you and the buyers to set the closing time.

Compare Our Services

As Idaho's Real Estate Savings Experts, we're confident that when you compare our services with those of your typical referral service, there's no question as to who can help sell your home faster, and save you more money!

Overall approach

Others: "Give me your money, and we'll put you on the MLS"
Lowe's: We partner with you, forming a "home selling" team. We do all those things that require a license, but at a greatly reduced fee.

Services

Others: Typically take your money and refer you to a broker in your area.
Lowe's: You work directly with a licensed Idaho broker, not a referral company, to list your home in your local MLS (Multiple Listing Service) and REALTOR.com®.

Fees

Others: You have no idea if there will be hidden fees until you talk with that broker.
Lowe's: Our fees are right up front and are typically better than referral company fees.

MLS Photos on the MLS & Realtor.com®

Others: Some photos.
Lowe's: 10-25 photos.

Communication

Others: Middle man.
Lowe's: You deal directly with the broker who is listing your home.

Knowledge of Idaho

Others: Headquartered out-of-state.
Lowe's: Life-long residents of Idaho.

Staff members licensed in Idaho?

Others: If they're headquartered out of state, probably not.
Lowe's: Yes!

Risk-Free Guarantee

Others: Inconsistent or Non-Existent
Lowe's: Check Out Our Risk Free Guarantee!

Our Team

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Roger Lowe is a licensed Broker / REALTOR®. He specializes in saving clients' money in the sale of their property. He also works with buyer clients, treating them the way he likes to be treated.

Roger has been a full-time REALTOR® since 1994. He provides full-service REALTOR® services throughout the Treasure Valley and offers MLS entry-only programs throughout most of Idaho. His knowledge of current transactions, school districts, neighborhood information and related services including mortgage, insurance and inspection information is extensive. Roger is a customer-driven REALTOR® dedicated to achieving results and providing exceptional service.

An Idaho native, Roger truly loves this area. He was raised on a farm in the Kuna area and graduated from Ricks College in Rexburg. He and his wife raised their five children in the Kuna area. With a long history of activity in church and school activities, Roger served for many years on the Kuna Joint School District #3 Board of Trustees.

When not helping folks with their real estate needs, Roger enjoys spending time with his wife, trying new restaurants and playing with his grandchildren.

Designations & Certifications

Adam

Adam Lowe is a licensed real estate agent. Adam was born and raised in the Treasure Valley. He now lives in Meridian, ID where he and his wife are raising their two boys.

Adam spent eight years as an Ada County Sheriff's Office Deputy Sheriff, which added to his knowledge of the area and concerns facing it's communities. He has lived in the Boise metro area his entire life and has over six years' real estate experience.

Through his experience in real estate, as well as the Sheriff's Office, Adam has become an expert negotiator. Whether you are cashing out equity in your home through selling, or you are buying a new home, it should be an exciting, empowering experience. Too often, however these transactions become hectic and stressful. Adam uses his experience and expertise to avoid possible future problems. He listens to your concerns, goals and dreams, and always focuses on early, clear and constant communication which ensures you a positive experience.

Testimonials

Roger was excellent to work with. He was extremely easy to contact and quick to respond including on evenings and weekends. He offered pricing advice and was overall very helpful.

Kevin Pfleger
We really enjoyed working with Roger and we highly recommend him. He gets the job done at a fraction of your typical commision.

Karin Iuliano
This is our 2nd home we have sold with Lowes Flat Fee. The houses are moving fast right now so I knew it wouldn't be hard to sell our home and I was right. It sold right away for the amount we wanted and we were able to save a few thousand dollars by using Lowes. We opted for the premium service (I think it's called something like that) and I would highly recommend going that route. I felt free to ask Roger questions and he responded right away and gave advice when needed.

Camille
My wife and I used Roger at Lowes Flat Fee Realty to list our home in Hayden, ID. The service was perfect for our needs. We did not need a full commission listing broker to put the home on the MLS and discuss any offers. The listing appeared in the Coeur d'Alene MLS the same day we sent Roger the completed forms and photos. The process was easy to use. Roger responded quickly to every contact we had. We were completely satisfied with the service and will use Roger again.

Rich
We've sold homes using a full 3% realtor and we've sold via ForSaleByOwner. There's not a lot of difference in all of it. The biggest issue is making sure you have all the correct paperwork completed during the sale. We selected Lowes because of the .5% option that provided a realtor at Lowes to help us through all of the details and paperwork of a sale. It worked perfectly and our home sold quickly.

Eric Dotson
Roger at Lowes Flat Fee Realty represents a tremendous value! Where else can you access this level of knowledge and years of experience at a flat fee rate? Start to finish we were supported by Roger in selling our home even through some significant bumps in closing that he helped us to navigate with ease! Our go-to realtor from now on!

Kendrick Lester
Working with Roger is great. He was upfront and honest on what we needed to do to get our home 'market ready' and in the end we had multiple offers within 48 hours. We used Roger for getting our next home too, and it was a great experience. Even when there was a slight timing hiccup, he was on it and everything worked out wonderfully. We couldn't be happier!

Melissa Price
We listed some income properties with Roger at Lowes Flat Free Realty and had a wonderful experience. The sale was quick and Roger guided us through the process making it easy. I would recommend Roger to anyone thinking of buying or selling any type of real estate.

John Bunn
Working with Roger saved us $9000 and we sold our 400k house in a time frame that was on par with a regular realtor. We did the full-service option and it was good to have Roger there when it came to negotiating because we had multiple offers in a single day. I would never use a regular realtor after saving this much using a flat fee realtor.

Erin Womack
Why pay 3% in real estate commission to sell your house? Completing a few hours of easy paper work yourself will save you thousands of dollars. Our house sold quickly with no hassle whatsoever. Very happy with Roger's Flat Fee service.

Todd
This is an invaluable service for those who have the skills to sell the property yourself but need the marketing power of having your property on the MLS . Lowes also has full services if you aren't comfortable with self service.

Angela Eileen
Lowe's Flat Fee Realty did exactly what I wanted: list my home on the MLS, provide me with the basic forms I needed, and let me do the rest myself. It saved me over $9,000. If you need your hand held, go for a full service realtor, if you want to do it yourself and have a basic understanding of what's going on in a real estate transaction, this is the way to go.

Brad Jackman
We just wanted say thank you for all your advice and support and behind-the-scenes time and effort to help us get our house sold. Everything went so smoothly, and was such a positive experience for us. We truly appreciate it.

Thanks so much,
Nicolas and Natalie Zohner
You did an excellent service for me I would recommend your service to anyone wanting to sell a home.

Rex Hess
Lowe's Flat Fee Realty did exactly what I wanted: list my home on the MLS, provide me with the basic forms I needed, and let me do the rest myself. It saved me over $9,000. If you need your hand held, go for a full service realtor, if you want to do it yourself and have a basic understanding of what's going on in a real estate transaction, this is the way to go.

Brad Jackman
I recommend Lowe's Realty whenever I hear of someone selling a home especially for those who've been through the house selling process before. It's a great way to market your home and you really can't beat the value.

Amanda Brighton
I would highly recommend using Roger Lowe of Lowe's Flat Fee Realty for selling your home. Roger is extremely knowledgeable regarding the real estate market here in the Treasure Valley and he took great care in helping us achieve the sale we desired. He answered all of our questions with promptness and was an excellent source of guidance through the whole real estate transaction.

Chris Heady
Thanks for all your help and your great idea of helping people get their property listed on the MLS without having to pay the full 6% commission. As you know I got a full price offer on the first day. I will be referring you to anyone who wants to sell their property.

Gary Adams
Roger was AWESOME! He is responsive, ethical, courteous and prompt. I'm running out of adjectives but you get the idea. I recommend him to all sellers. Thank you Roger! To be more specific, Roger promptly arrived at my house at the scheduled time, took 20+ photos and listed the property on the MLS. We had an offer within a few hours and are in contract now.

James Row
We struggled selling our home by Owner, our home needed more visibility. By contracting with Roger my home was visible on the MLS system which immediately led interested buyers to us. I found Roger to be very diligent in making sure my home was properly listed and that every offer and counter offer was professional handled and followed through correctly. Roger offered sound advice and was always willing to answer my questions. I am completely satisfied and would feel comfortable recommending Roger’s services to my family and friends. Thanks Roger!

J. Miller
Thank you very much for selling our houses in Nampa, Idaho. Being an out of town home owner it was hard for us to know what to do and you made it seem so easy. I would highly recommend you to anyone who is looking to sell or buy. You were very professional, up front and honest. Thank you very much!

Ricardo and Bonnie Garcia
Roger has been extremely helpful throughout the buying process. His Professionalism and Realism are unlike any other realtor that I have attempted to buy a house through. He has helped me understand more than his share of things regarding this process, and I would strongly recommend him to anybody buying a house, whether you’re a first time homebuyer, or a fifth time homebuyer. Roger treats his clients with the upmost respect and doesn’t show anything that you’re not interested in. If you choose Roger as your realtor, the process of buying a home will be so much easier and faster than with any other realtor I’ve met. I give Roger seven stars out of five!

Mathew C.
After my listing expired with a full service agent who was a poor communicator, I decided to go with Roger Lowe from FlatFeeGroup.com. Roger is the type of professional that I love working with. He is all business, very timely and seems to always be available. I would highly recommend Roger Lowe to anyone. Good luck Roger and thanks for the grade A service.

Doug Floreani
We highly recommend Roger and Lowes Flat Fee Realty. My brother had sold his home with a flat fee Realty in the Portland area and suggested that we do the same. After doing a lot of research we decided that Lowes Flat Fee Realty was the best choice. We purchased the "Full Service Plan" and agreed to pay the buyer's agent 3%. Roger was always available and kept us immediately informed on everything. He is very knowledgeable and responds in a professional manner. We will definitely use Roger for any future needs. Roger, Thank you for everything!

Bob & Debbie Brain
18 houses bought and sold from the Mississippi to the Pacific and we have never had a realtor with the knowledge of the area, service, keeping us informed, ability to negotiate and getting the best. He is honest and dedicated. It was a joy to work with this man.

D. Pemberton
I would confidently encourage others to let Roger help them with selling their property or with assisting them in purchasing property ....I found Roger to be trust worthy in every way...

Judge Pete Noble
I am pleased to offer my wholehearted recommendation to Roger Lowe. Roger has knowledgeably assisted me in both buying and selling a home and my experience could not have been better. I looked for a home for around 7 months (I’m very picky); consistently looking at several homes every week. Roger was extremely patient with me and answered my multitude of questions with fact based answers in a timely manner. I recently sold the house I bought through him, and Roger brought me 2 solid offers within 48 hours. Due to trouble on the inspection the offer I accepted backed out. Roger was able to get another 2 solid offers within 24 hours and get the buyers to agree to take the home “as-is” and netted me more than my original accepted offer! Roger has consistently gone above and beyond for me and his other clients. I have personally recommended multiple people to Roger, all of which state they will use him again and now recommend him to their friends and family. You could not ask for a more knowledgeable, professional and respectful Realtor to be on your side.

Heather
Roger listed our home on MLS and helped us with the process of accepting offers. He was very responsive and timely with emails. We will definitely list with him again and recommend him to other friends and family members.

Julie Hyatt Vasquez
The first things that come to mind when I think about Roger Lowe are ”On the ball”, ”Friendly personality”, ”Goes the extra mile”, and “Does what’s best for his clients”. Roger Lowe was always there when I needed him and his replies to emails and phone calls were lightning fast. His opinions and experience saved me from making bad decisions and also saved me money. Just his money saving experience alone is worth having him but he offers so much more than that. I have mild Asperger’s and was a first time home buyer. Making a move to a same state is difficult. But I didn’t move to the same state, I moved to two states away and that can be overwhelming. But Roger Lowe took away all the difficulty and replaced the difficulty of moving to another state with everything being easy and smooth. I still can’t believe how smooth everything went. If I could rate Roger Lowe it would be 15 out of 10 stars. This is someone that understands the importance of your new home and cares about his clients. If I ever buy another house it will be with Roger Lowes help and experience and I suggest you do the same. I am in day four of my new home and if I didn’t have to worry about furniture and so forth, than I would have written a better review with more great things to say so this is just the minimum.

D. Morris
We would not have been able to sell our house without Roger Lowe. He has been absolutely great to work with and is knowledgeable and fair to both sellers and buyers.

Palmer
Roger is a great alternative to FSBO. He listed my property on MLS, got me the signage and key box I needed to show my home. Very professional and saved me a bunch of money. I would recommend him to anyone looking to list for flat rate or full service realtor. Thanks!

M. England
My wife and I had our house listed in June by another agent other than Roger. The realtor we were using brought no comparisons or suggestions to the table, so we priced our house way too high for the market we were in. The realtor was very difficult to get ahold of and was always out of town doing something when we did get him on the phone.

By the time fall rolled around we had finally made the decision to give Roger a call. He came to our house with 4 pages of comps, and informed us of the over pricing mistake we had made. Our new home was well under construction and we’d lost 3 months of marketability by this point, so we instantly signed with Roger and he had our house sold in December! Just as we were moving into our new home, we closed on our old. Roger took a lot of stress of my wife and I during the construction of our new home with his positive attitude and diligence. The only thing I regret is not calling Lowes Flat Fee Realty to begin with!

Dusty and Karri Keller
I think Roger has a lot of knowledge of the local real estate market. When listing my home for sale, he pulled all of the recently listed and sold homes in my area so I could get a feel for what my home was worth. He also factored in the location, the neighborhood, and any upgrades to my house that supported a certain price point. I appreciated him being honest and detailed about the listing price from the start, instead of inflating the price just to get the listing with no chance of the home selling. Roger also helped me negotiate with the buyer. As a seller, you sometimes want to accept the first offer in fear of the buyer walking. Roger was able to keep me focused on the value of the home, and in the end, I got a price I was wanting and needed. I would definitely use Roger and Lowes flat fee realty again.

Robert B
We had a successful sale in which we used Roger to help us with. I really liked the fact that he did not approach the listing as he was in charge. He is very good at listening to, and trying to meet the goals of his client. He did a great job at negotiating the offer we had on our home. His recommendations were on target when negotiating a final offer that would work for us and still meet the desires of the buyers. I really appreciated his friendliness, even keel, and not being pushy.

Lance Hill
Roger has been great! He is there when we need him and he has never complained. He always has a smile and is ready to go! Believe me, we haven't been the easiest to work with. He is the organized one. I would highly recommend him to all.

Buck and Sue
We recently had Roger Lowe assist us in the sale of our home. We could not have made a better choice! We had a contract within 10 days, and closed within a month.... Roger was instrumental in making it all happen... Best of all, we saved a ton of money. We don’t know why anyone would pay a full-fee realtor when Lowes Flat Fee Realty can deliver these kind of results.

Bruce Greenwood
Roger did a great job!

Matthew Taylor
Highly recommended. Courteous and professional. I used Roger for both a home purchase and sale. Thanks Roger!!!

Cheryl M
The BEST agent I’ve worked with! My wife and I just bought our first home and Roger was so incredible throughout the whole process. Answered every question, went the extra mile and was very accommodating to our schedules. Prompt, reliable, knowledgeable, honest… the best!

JC Perry
I have worked with Roger for the past two years as a client. He is honest and has a passion for doing the right thing for the customer. I highly recommend Roger.

John Bellusci
Roger was friendly and helpful, along with educating us on an area that is new to us. It was nice to have an agent that was a native of Idaho, so we could learn about Idaho history and the types of people that live in Treasure Valley. In fact, he was careful to let us know about certain factories and businesses that would or would not affect our living conditions. Before we moved to Idaho, Roger sent us many listings and gave us a lot of advice for purchasing a home in Idaho and on a limited budget. We hope to use Roger for any future purchases.

R. Robbs
We were looking for a cabin for over two years. Roger took us to see many properties but they didn’t fit our needs. He was patient, honest and forthright with us, no pressure involved. He was willing to fulfill all our needs and answer all our questions. We highly recommend him. He will serve you as he did us.

J. Arnold
Roger sold my two residential homes in the Boise area, in less than two months. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to get a quality job done at an incredibly reasonable rate!

C. Cooper
Roger is always cheerful and responsive to his clients needs and requests. His knowledge of real estate procedure is helpful. He is very professional in not criticizing other people on the industry. We used Roger as an agent because two of my daughters and a granddaughter had had positive experience with him.

Beth Matney
Roger helped us sell our fabulous North End home using his Flat Fee service. Selling this way saved us over $10,000 in realtor fees. Roger was responsive, direct and honest with his assessment, and gave us what we asked for in terms of guidance and help. The Flat Fee method of sale is an excellent option if you already have some experience selling a house. We found Roger to be a pleasure to work with and have already recommended him to friends.

Bob H

Check Out Our Risk-Free Guarantee!

  1. Purchase any of our listing service packages.
  2. If at any point you decide selling "flat fee" is not for you, we will match you with an experienced local full fee agent (You must allow us to contact the agent first).
  3. Once your property has sold and closed through the agent we have matched you with, simply send us a copy of the HUD closing statement provided by the escrow company, and you will be refunded 100% of the money you paid for your listing package.

Why Direct MLS Sales is Your Best Option

For years, when selling your home, you've usually had two options:

1. "For Sale By Owner":

Pro: You don't pay a 3% buyer agent commission, saving you thousands or dollars.
Con:

  • You do all the work (which can be confusing and intimidating).
  • Because you aren't a licensed broker, you property can't be listed on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), thus significantly decreasing the marketability of your property (homes listed on the MLS average net proceeds of 7% higher than homes sold for sale by owner).

2. Hire a realtor to do most of the work.

Pro:

  • You don't have to work as much.
  • Your home is effectively marketed on the MLS.

Con: You pay for that work -- a 6% commission upon the sale of your home. 3% goes to the agent listing the home, and 3% goes to the agent that brings the buyer. That's a lot of money you could be saving.

Meet a Better Option to Sell Your Home!

Today, you can enjoy the best of both worlds!

3. Use our Flat Fee services!

Pro:

  • You still sell it yourself (saving you thousands of dollars). You keep the high commissions!
  • By working with us, your property is listed on the MLS (your listing will look like all the other listings on your local MLS). This gives all real estate agents that subscribe to the service in the area instant access to the property information AND massive internet exposure. Both services combined account for 95% of all home buyers.
  • Even better: You pay a one-time low listing fee to list your home. If an agent brings you a buyer, you pay that agent a commission (normally 3%; you may offer less than 3%, but if so, you risk agents avoiding your home). The bottom line: You save more money.

As Idaho's Real Estate Savings Experts, we're confident our Flat Fee MLS listing program can help you with the most extensive home selling resources. It also offers other unlimited access to important real estate data and information, which has historically been available only through licensed real estate agents and realtors.

It only takes a few minutes to get started! Read more about our service levels, or order our services today!

Flat Fee FAQs

The Multiple Listing Service (MLS)

What is the Multiple Listing Service (also known as the "MLS")?

The Multiple Listing Service (MLS) is the National Association of Realtors (NAR) computerized list of homes currently for sale. This is an exclusive tool, only available to the 700,000 members of the NAR. The MLS is the primary tool used by Realtors to find homes for their buyers, and for most Realtors and buyers, it is the only tool they need to find the right home for them. Realtors search the MLS daily to find potential matches for their buyers, thus when new listings are entered, they are immediately evaluated by thousands of Realtors with prospective buyers, making your house rapidly popular.

MLS provides the biggest marketing advantage in selling homes. Listing your home on the MLS is crucial if you are serious about selling!

This kind of exposure to buyers is not available anywhere else. You maximize your chances of selling your property more quickly and at a better price when it is listed in the MLS. When your property is in the MLS your property receives the broad coverage of a large number of realty offices that have access via computer to your home's availability, price and features.

Being listed on the Realtors MLS enables you to take advantage of the power of thousands of Realtors in your area. That means more exposure for you!

Do all realtors use the same MLS service?

That depends. All participating MLS realtors belong to their local association of realtors. In Idaho, these include:
Coeur d'Alene MLS
Intermountain (Southwest Idaho) MLS
Snake River (Blackfoot/Idaho Falls/Upper Valley) MLS
Pocatello MLS

How long is the MLS listing period?

Listing term varies per listing program, but can be up to 12 months.

How do I make changes to my listing?

You may make multiple changes to your listing by contacting us.

Will my listing look the same as a full listing commission to a traditional agent?

Yes. Your listing will look like all the other listings on your local MLS.

Is it true that realtors using the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) sell the most houses, and that they usually sell for a higher price?

Yes and yes. According to the National Association of Realtors, approximately 80% of all U.S. homes are sold through realtors using the MLS. Also, homes listed on the MLS average net proceeds of 7% higher than homes sold for sale by owner.

The MLS will give you maximum exposure -- the key to a successful transaction. There is no other effective way to sell your property and be successful.

What is the MLS listing process?

1. Pick a listing plan, or you may us direct at 208-386-2992.
2. After you submit payment, you will then be directed to the listing steps.
3. You will download the forms, fill out and either scan and email them back to roger@lowesflatfee.com or fax to 208-468-3211.
4. Your sign and lockbox will be shipped to you within 24-48 business hours.
5. Once we have received all your faxed documents and photos, we will have your home listed within 24-48 business hours.
6. Please email photos in jpg format to roger@lowesflatfee.com NOTE: Photos must be .jpg. We will put them in a logical order, but if you want them in a specific order, name each photo something like: 1front, 2kitchen, 3livingroom and so on.
7. Once we have your home listed, we will email you a copy of your listing. NOTE: Our company is a direct lister and broker -- not a referral company like many "For Sale By Owner" websites.

MLS Only Advantages

How much money can I save by using the MLS option?

Please click here to use our comparative calculators.

If I find my own buyer, will I still have to pay a selling commission?

No. You still maintain the right to sell your home on your own. If you find your own buyer, you will not be obligated to pay a commission on the sale.

3rd Party Referral Sites

What is a 3rd party referral site, and why you would NOT want to do business with one of these companies?

These are companies that collect money (many times illegally), take a cut and refer you to a broker in your state. The main problem for you, as a customer, is that you do not get to ask questions or interview the broker before you pay. These referral companies are not interested in finding the best broker to serve you; they are ONLY interested in finding the cheapest broker to maximize their profit! They constantly search for different brokers that work cheap. In fact, they have an open bidding process to find the cheapest brokers and often the worst brokers to work with. The brokers they refer you to often provide terrible customer service. Because they work so cheap, they will try to up-sell you on many vital services.

Many of these 3rd party referral sites are under investigation by various state departments of real estate and real estate commissions.

How do you know you are dealing with one of these 3rd party referral sites?

It's simple: Always call a company before you list. Research your listing broker. When you call, simply ask, "Are you my listing broker, or will you be referring me out to some other broker?" Known referral sites are: forsalebyowner.com, owners.com, mlsmyhome.com & others. The BBB has, in fact, revoked some of their certifications due to terrible customer service.

Legitimate Idaho real estate companies are required by the Idaho Real Estate Commission to display the listing brokerage on their website. It is important that you know who your listing broker will be before paying.

We are NOT a 3rd party referral site! Your listing brokerage is Lowes Flat Fee Realty. Your listing broker is Roger Lowe DB#20447 (since 2005).

Listing on the Internet

Will my property be listed on the internet?

Yes.

Will my listing appear on the websites of other local real estate companies?

Broker networking is where brokers give each other permission to share their listings on each other's websites. Your listing will be displayed on other local real estate company active listings personal websites. Thus, a buyer working with another real estate company who does a search will have your listing in the database.

Showing Your Home

Will realtors show my home, even though I went Flat Fee Listing instead of paying a high commission?

Yes. There is no way to tell how much you paid to get on the MLS. Regardless of who you listed with, or what you paid, your listing will look no different from any other listing in form and style.

Will realtors contact you or me for a showing?

Realtors will call you before showing or previewing your home.

Must I have a lockbox?

No, but realtors depend on quick access. Because they show many homes within a very short period of time, access to your home may make a difference. We strongly recommend a realtor lockbox.

Next Steps

How do I get started?

Click here!

Listing Items

Sign

Double-Sided For Sale Sign

Included in all plans.
We ship the sign; you are responsible for installation.
Stands/frames are available at home improvement stores.

Post sign available for $40 (local area only).

combination-lock-box

Combo Lockbox

$40 with Basic Plan.
Free with Premium and Realtor Assist Plans.

Supra

Supra Electronic Lockbox

$200 ($100 Rental with $100 Deposit).

How To Sell Your Home...In Any Market!

One of the first questions people ask us before listing a home, "Are homes selling in this market?"

Yes! There are three keys you need to know:

Price it Right

By far, the biggest mistakes people make in selling their home involves overpricing it and not doing price reductions often enough.

However, people's motivations are different when selling a home. Some people need to sell quickly, while others put their home on the market. If they can get the "price they want", then they will sell.

You need to know your motivation first, because people who need to sell quickly, need to make price adjustments more quickly and/or start out with a more aggressive price than a non-motivated seller.

When we consult with clients about selling their home, we get into this in more detail, after doing a market analysis and devising a strategy with our clients.

Stage It Right

Believe it or not, most people do not present their home in the best possible manner. This is good, because they're your competition!

That's why it's vitally important that you get your home ready to sell and deliver the best presentation possible. Homes that are staged well and priced right tend to sell first and get top dollar.

There are a lot of things you can do, with little or no money, to help sell your home. Once we see the photos of your home, we can give you our honest opinion on what needs to be done, if anything.

Remember: Your home is not the only home on the market. People like to buy homes that are "move-in ready."

Do Not List With a 6% Agent!

The MLS is the MLS. There is only one in your area.

A good listing agent explains these two facts to their clients, understands contracts and has done a lot of deals to understand the pitfalls. Other than these 3 things, there really is nothing else a listing agent can do.

So, why would you pay 6% to get these services, when you can get the same service at a fraction of the cost?

Going back to #1 ("Price It Right"), if you can get the same service at a lower cost, this enables you to lower your price and net the same money when your home sells. Research has shown that listing your home on the MLS for a lower fee is better than listing your home on the MLS for a higher fee.

Contact Us

Roger Lowe
Lowes Flat Fee Realty
Nampa, ID
208-386-2992
roger@lowesflatfee.com

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