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How do you list real estate on the MLS for Osoyoos, British Columbia?

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To list real estate on the Osoyoos, British Columbia, MLS databases, contact a licensed real estate agent who charges a flat fee to post For Sale By Owner properties. Two companies that offer this service in the Osoyoos area include OKHomeseller.com and Okanagan Choice Realty. Request that the licensed agency post MLS listings on local Osoyoos databases and on national databases, such as REALTOR.ca.

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A For Sale By Owner listing can only be approved for the MLS after a licensed broker and the seller sign a listing agreement. Carefully read the agreement to ensure that the contract is favorable and allows you to cancel or alter your listing as needed. After a listing is posted, ensure that the information in the listing is correct. In most cases, sellers who list their properties on MLS databases for a flat fee are responsible for all of the marketing details, including providing photographs of the sale properties. MLS services may offer the opportunity for a seller to upload "virtual tour" videos to enhance the listing.

Only licensed agents are allowed access to Multiple Listing Service databases. Therefore, even if a seller chooses to list his property as For Sale By Owner, he still needs to go through a licensed agent to get an MLS listing. Those who sell through a realtor can expect MLS listings as part of most agencies' sale packages. For example, Osoyoos-based agents from Royal LePage, and local agent Allan Taylor, list properties on MLS databases while also providing extensive marketing services to property sellers. Local realtors are a good choice because they often know their region well and can choose the best databases to market a property.

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