Category Archives: Buying / Selling

Champion Energy Services – $50 or $25 coupon for new customers

lightbulb-smallNew customers get $50 or $25 off with referral ID: MThomson36073
Or you can use this direct referral code link: http://www.championenergyservices.com/programs/referral-program/CAF.asp?referralID=MThomson36073

The $50 or $25 credit is supposed to be valid for any of these states: Illinois, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Texas.

UPDATE: It looks like this is now a $50 credit through the end of 2017!

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How do I choose a flat-fee MLS listing service (FSBO)?

blog_post_houseI recently listed my Massachusetts home on MLS, but I’m not using a real estate agent to sell my property. Since I wanted to list on MLS without a realtor, my biggest question was "What MLS listing service should I use?" Doing a listing For Sale By Owner (FSBO), I want a flat-fee MLS listing service that has a good online presence as well as a history of quality person-to-person customer support. It seems like none of the flat fee MLS listing services have any 3rd party reviews online.

There also seems to be a general divide between key offerings – companies that offer barebones, no feature service for under $200, and other companies that offer a variety of packages and features starting at $300. The sub-$200 packages seem extremely risky and could wind up being useless if you enter your listing information wrong. The $300 and up packages tend to allow you to make updates at no or low extra cost, and include features like including your open house listing along with your for sale listing on MLS. These are important considerations when doing For Sale By Owner. Continue reading How do I choose a flat-fee MLS listing service (FSBO)?