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What is MLS?
MLS® (Multiple Listing Service) is the most comprehensive computerized database of homes for sale with over 1.5 million listings nationwide. This database is used by Realtors to market and promote their own listings and to cooperate with other Realtors. Realtors, in turn, are compensated with part of the commission. The majority of real estate transactions are a result of direct MLS exposure. As members of the MLS, First Choice Realty Group, Inc. is making this service available to home sellers.

By having your home in MLS, it will be exposed to thousands of local real estate agents who otherwise would not have known that your property was for sale and would not have shown it. This is the same MLS used by a conventional broker who would charge you a full listing commission. By using First Choice Realty Group, Inc., you will eliminate the listing commission altogether.
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What is REALTOR.com?
REALTOR.COM's is the official Internet site for the National Association of Realtors. 1.5 million home listings are provided by 602 participating REALTOR® Multiple Listing Services. Any buyer who is searching the Internet for real estate information will be directed to Realtor.com. Therefore, your home will be visible to all of these prospective buyers.

The combination of local MLS exposure through the real estate community, national and international exposure through the Internet, and your own personal selling efforts, make First Choice Realty Group, Inc. the new way to sell real estate.
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What if I sell my home myself?
If you sell your home without a cooperating Broker, no commission is due. You would have only invested $399.
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Will other Realtors show my home to their prospects?
Absolutely. Since a selling commission is being offered on MLS, all Realtors will show your home. If a Realtor contacts you, shows your home and sells it, you pay a buyer's brokerage commission.
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May a buyer contact me directly after a Realtor shows my home to them?
Yes. However, you are still obligated to pay a selling commission to the Realtor who showed the home.
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What if I sell my house through one of First Choice Realty Group, Inc.'s website generated leads?
If a potential home buyer contacts you through your Realtor.com or First Choice Realty Group, Inc., "NO COMMISSION IS DUE". The only thing you would have invested is the $399 listing fee.
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How do other Realtors show my home?
If a Realtor would like to show your home, they will contact you directly to arrange an appointment.
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What happens when I receive an offer?
Although the offer normally is communicated in writing or orally, we suggest that you obtain the offer in writing to avoid any misunderstandings. In addition we suggest that you have a real estate attorney review the offer before you sign it, since it is a binding agreement. Once both parties have agreed and signed the contract, you will need to fax it to the First Choice Realty Group, Inc. corporate office within 24 hours.
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Is a picture of my home taken? Will my picture be on the Internet?
After your home has been listed we can place up to 5 customer photos on Realtor.com and on First Choice Realty Group's website Pictures will need to be sent by mail or email to photos@First Choice Realty Group, Inc.. Two exterior and three interior photos are recommended.
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How long before my home will be on MLS and REALTOR.com?
You home will be on the MLS within 48 hours of acceptance and soon after on REALTOR.com.
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Is this the same MLS?
Yes, it is exactly the same MLS used throughout the country.
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What happens if a real estate agent calls First Choice Realty Group, Inc. directly?
All agent inquiries are directed to you.
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What are open houses? Are they necessary?
Open Houses, typically conducted on Sundays, make your house available to buyers and real estate agents for showings and previews. Many sellers have great success with open houses.
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Do you accept payment by credit card?
Yes, First Choice Realty Group, Inc. accepts payment with major credit cards including VISA and MASTERCARD. You may also send a check to our mailing address or call us with your credit card information.
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