the exposure you need without a listing commission and
$ save thousands!
NY and Niagara
We are a
"For Sale By Owner" specialist offering Flat Fee MLS
(Multiple Listing Service) for Niagara, Erie, Wyoming, Cattaraugus, Allegany
Counties & more.
Our proven Flat Fee MLS
programs combine "For Sale By Owner" and the Realtor® MLS
(Multiple Listing Service) so you get the best of both
worlds and save big money!
your property in the Buffalo Niagara Association of Realtors® MLS System for maximum exposure
while saving thousands! Listings have coverage all over
Western NY including the Southern Tier region.
It's the same
exact MLS system (Matrix™) that all local 2,500 Buffalo/Niagara
brokers and agents use.
Put the power of the MLS on your side where about
all real estate sales originate. Using one of our Flat Fee MLS programs, you will save
at least 50%
in commissions since we do not charge a
listing commission! You might sell on your own too
with all the exposure you will be getting so whichever way
your house sells, you're going to save money! Bottom
line, it will sell and you will save some serious
money without a listing commission!
It's Simple. Here's How It Works
You pay a one time flat fee and your house goes into the
local Buffalo Niagara Association of Realtors® MLS and on over
70 additional top real estate
do not pay
a listing commission (ever). You save about 50%
right there by not paying us or anyone else a 3% listing commission.
● If a
buyer's broker sells your house, then you pay them the
commission that you decided when you listed your
house in the MLS (usually 2-3%) at closing. That's it,
there is no other commission due anyone!
retain your right to sell on your own (For Sale By Owner)
commission to anyone if you sell it to your own buyer. MLS brokers will
also be trying to sell your house so either you sell it yourself or a
broker sells it, whichever comes first.
● Buyers and agents will be calling you
directly. You will be responsible
for answering questions, arranging appointments, showing the house, doing any
optional open houses, follow up, etc. We get your house maximum
exposure and marketing support but you do some of the
work and save about 50% or more in the process. With a typical
$150,000 house, you would save at least $4,500 (minus
the flat fee) without the listing commission and
possibly twice that amount if you sold it yourself plus
get the benefit of professional coaching from Northern
Star Realty. Remember you are saving the
3% listing commission for your efforts and instead
paying just the one time flat fee. If you don't mind
doing some of the work, you can save a lot of money! If
an agent sells your house, they will then take over the
responsibilities to get it closed.
● There is no price limit on the house, the more
expensive the house, the more you save!
You sign up for the service
online and your listing is in the MLS usually within 24
hours after you complete and return the online
WE ARE A DIRECT MLS
PROVIDER AND A LICENSED NYS REAL ESTATE BROKER.
THERE ARE NO
MIDDLEMEN, NO FINE PRINT, NO HIDDEN FEES, NO BAIT & SWITCH !
WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET, AN AWESOME VALUE !...TAKE A LOOK!
Flat Fee MLS
property is listed in theBuffalo Niagara Association of Realtors® MLS(BNAR) It's the same
exact MLS system (Matrix™) used by all
Buffalo/Niagara area real estate brokers and agents.
About 90% of all sales originate from the Multiple
Listing System since it allows any company to sell any other
property is listed on over 70+ major websites including
Homes.com, AOLrealestate.com, Yahoorealestate.com,
Realtytrac.com, Homefinder.com, Remax.com,
Your property is
listed on some of the largest local Buffalo broker's
HowardHanna.com,and on many
other IDX member sites.
property is listed onthe public MLS search site
2findyourhome.com.This is the most
popular real estate site in the Buffalo Niagara Region
where buyers look, it's the sister site of the Realtor®
You choose your own
commission to offer a buyer's broker when you list
in the MLS, usually 2-3%. You are not paying a listing
commission so you are saving about 50% in commissions
right there vs. a full service listing.
your right to sell on your own to your own buyer without any
(For Sale By Owner)
All buyer leads
(100%) immediately forwarded
to you from the various websites and phone calls.
changes to price, features and public remarks. (No
house listings inserted in the Realtor® MLS, Zillow.com, Trulia.com,
2findyourhome.com.(No Extra Charges)
Newspaper open house listings
in 2findyourhome.com's print version freely distributed
at banks, stores, etc. at no cost to you.
NYS approved contracts, forms, and disclosures to
complete your FSBO sale. (Note: if a buyer's broker
sells your house, they will generate all forms used in
Professional Comparative Market Analysis Report(CMA)to help with pricing your property.
recent comparable sales in your area going back 12 months, pending
sales and other similar
properties currently on the market (your competition)
all within a close proximity of your property. This in depth report is emailed to you with photos.($75 value but worth much more if it saves
you time or money!)
marketing support 24/7 as needed during the listing by
cell phone or email from "Sales Master Platinum Award"
winning Realtor® Robert J. Piazza (Bob), a Western NY real
estate broker/owner with 33 years experience and an honest reputation.
virtual tour to MLS, Realtor.com, Trulia, and Zillow.
listing displayed on Northern Star Realty's site
with your contact info allows buyers to reach you
"For Sale By
Owner" web page for your property to use in your own marketing with your
photo fact sheets to give prospective buyers at open
houses and showings.
e flyer " How To Sell Quickly & Most Common Mistakes To
Your listing entered
in the MLS usually within 24 hours after completion of
forms by you. Submit the forms by fax, email or do all online, your choice.
listing at any time and for any reason.
Special 100% money
Photos included in the MLS.
MLS listing term.
Free renewal past
listing expiration date if needed.
(No Extra Charges)
WeeklySeller's Personalized Marketing Report
showing web traffic your listing got
from the previous week and other metrics.(Most full service Realtors® don't even include this
but we do.)
Professional yard sign. Vinyl 18" x 24" with MLS logo, your
phone number on both sides, and stand.
FREE 1-2 day USPS Priority Mail shipping
right to your door.
House" sign and stand with directional arrow.
Professional coaching and broker assistance when
you receive a written offer. This premium
feature alone could save you thousands of dollars and/or
prevent you from making costly mistakes. It could also
save you precious time and/or help keep your transaction
together. You have the option to consult with someone
with lots of experience (Robert J. Piazza/ Broker) to talk things through with when you get
a written offer from a buyer's agent or your own buyer.Having a broker's expert opinion and coaching
available is a smart option to have, it's like having a
safety net.Use our 33 years experience and local
knowledge to your benefit. Knowledge is the key to
real estate success! We are available by phone or email days, nights and
weekends to review your offers because they can come in
at any time. This is where the real value is with our
program as you are getting the exposure you need to sell
and the top level professional help you will want for
very little compared to a full service listing.
Seller's net sheet
prepared for you. This will show you how much cash
you will walk away with after all closing costs and
mortgage payoffs are deducted from your offer. Can you
afford to accept the offer or not? This is how you tell
and really is your bottom line.
Buffalo/ Niagara Region's best value for discount
realty services and Flat Fee MLS by Western NY 's
most experienced discount Realtor® !
property lists on all the following sites and more!
( Note: there may be
additional sites not shown as new
sites are added and others are replaced occasionally.)
listing goes on the above sites plus hundreds of
additional syndicated sites and that's in addition
to "the big 3" - the
Realtor® MLS, Realtor.com and
2findyourhome.com (Buffalo's public MLS
site). To see more details on any of the above sites we
We use a service called
to syndicate our listings to all the rest of the sites automatically.
In addition to the above sites, these sites power many
other sites, so in reality there are
more than 900 real estate sites that your house will
be on! It's a lot of exposure!
In addition to
the above sites, your listing will also be on some
of the largest national franchise broker websites
Century21.com, ColdwellBanker.com, RealtyExecutives.com,
Your listing will also be on some of the
largest local Buffalo
broker websites like
plus many other local broker's websites that participate
in the IDX network.
Note: Your listing is on
mega site Realtor.com,
one of the most visited real estate sites in the USA. This
national site is
where many buyers start their search including those relocating to a new city.
Realtor.com gets thousands of
hits each day. It also lists your open house date
and times so you generate extra foot traffic to your open
houses. This is the centralized real estate data base for all
MLS listings nationwide.
Follow your listing's web Traffic!
With our Gold Plan, you will get a
Weekly Seller's Personalized Marketing
Report emailed to you. It
will display the number of views your listing got and
other metrics from Realtor.com.
This is a premium feature most full service
brokers don't even offer but we include it.
Our service is simple and
not real complicated. It is a limited service agreement
but we get you in the MLS and on the best 70+
real estate websites in the country for maximum exposure.
We help with pricing, give you marketing support and review any written offers for you. You are
in full control and handle the showings,
questions and follow
up but we are here 24/7 if you need us and we are local. Your listing will
be in the
same MLS that the local Buffalo Realtors® use, just like any other MLS listing.
Your savings are known only to you since the listing commission (zero) is not
published in the MLS.
Northern Star Realty has
a proven track record in Western NY
since 2002 and Robert J. Piazza/Broker since 1982. We tell you up front what you get
with your paid listing. There are no
surprises, no fine print, no add ons, no bait & switch! We include everything you need to
sell and we are the ones who will service your listing. We are locally owned, and know
the local market. We are in touch with local
customs, pricing, trends, forms, and NYS regulations.
You list and work directly with "Sales Master Platinum
Award" winning Realtor® Robert J. Piazza (Bob) as there are no
middlemen. Listing with a local proven
professional who knows the Buffalo Niagara market
only makes sense to get your house sold for the most money and in
the shortest reasonable
A huge benefit of our
program is we will review with you any
you receive at no additional
cost and not leave you on
your own (Gold MLS Program). We can answer any questions and provide an
expert opinion on your offer. A Realtor's® point of view and experience
can be helpful and save you money or mistakes when you
get an offer. Even though this is a discounted real estate service, you are still getting professional support
by an experienced Realtor®.
When you get an offer, we will be your safety net and you will
be glad you have us with our expertise.
Northern Star Realty is a New York State licensed real estate
broker. Robert J. Piazza, Broker/Owner has sold multi
millions since 1982 and knows the local market. Robert
Piazza (Bob) is someone who you
can actually talk to when needed, it's like having your own personal marketing & sales consultant.
Robert has a
real estate degree from SUNY Canton, a
marketing degree from R.I.T and
has also consulted
thousands of others in all 50 states for a
nationally known real estate seminar company. Northern
subscribes to the WNYREIS (Western NY Real Estate
Information Services, LLC.) MLS used by (BNAR) Buffalo Niagara Association of
Realtors® MLS, also is a member of New York State Association of
Realtors® and the National Association of Realtors®.
YOU CAN SAVE
MONEY -TAKE A CLOSE LOOK AT THIS !
See how much you are saving by
not paying us a 3% listing commission!
You sell a $100,000 house and save
You sell a $150,000 house and save
You sell a $200,000 house and save
You sell a $250,000 house and save
You sell a $300,000 house and save
(Deduct the one time flat
fee for your total listing commission savings)
Remember you may still sell it on
your own and save the whole commission as many
in 2017, the average commission saved by Northern Star Realty's
Flat Fee MLS "SOLD" customers
in the Buffalo/Niagara region was
nearly a whopping $8,500 per house even after the
flat fee was deducted! Take a look at some of the
huge saving examples our sellers got on our Buffalo area
Flat Fee MLS programs.
What could you do with savings like that? Use it for
your next house, a car, school, an investment, pay bills, or put it in the bank!
There is no reason to pay 6% commission to sell your house
anymore and with our expertise, we can help you do it for much
with the same real estate family (The Piazzas) who
brought the 1st computerized MLS system to Western
NY in 1973.
See retro article
"Having less than successful results from originally listing my house with a
traditional broker, I was referred by a friend to work with Bob
and his Flat Fee MLS listing program. With his help, assistance and
direction, I was able to find an able buyer at a significant
Realtor fees. His quick response to any questions that arose made the whole
process more enjoyable. I've already
referred another couple to him and
they've already sold their house in a rather short period of time. Rest
assured that I'll
recommend his services to others in the future." Larry C., Buffalo, NY
It was a pleasure dealing with you. Your guidance was helpful, even to one
with a legal background. Your prompt response to every
one of our
questions was most appreciated. At no point did I ever feel that we were at
a disadvantage in this transaction and have felt very comfortable
recommending both you and your method to our friends that
have asked. Since our experience is that the buyer's
broker is the source of the potential buyer (rather than our
own broker), we were pleased to save half of the normal
Lou & Marie H.,
"I recently sold
my house with the help of Northern Star Realty. Bob was very helpful
in answering all of my questions and walking
me through the process
of purchasing a flat fee MLS number. I would not hesitate to use
Northern Star Realty in the future."
John G., Hamburg, NY
"I just sold with Northern
Star Realty even though my mom is a licensed agent somewhere else. Selling a home with a
flat fee MLS listing gives you the exposure that selling on your own can never
ever match, all while saving $$. A MLS number is the key to getting
through your house. As long as your asking price is a researched market
price and you have some understanding of the real estate
market, you will attract
buyers quickly. Those without agents will save you usually 6% in commission fees
while those with agents
3%. In either case it's a win win situation, it gives
you a better pricing range to negotiate and it's definitely worth a try."
Dalibor .S. Orchard Park,
"Bob - I can't begin to tell you how helpful your services
have been to me in selling my cottage in a difficult market.
Because the price of vacation properties has been depressed,
I chose to sell my lakefront property myself and "take less
of a financial hit" that I would have
had I paid the
traditional realty commission. I would not have been able to
generate the interest and traffic without having the
listed through you on the MLS. The regular reports
were very helpful, your guidance throughout the process was
invaluable and your
patience much appreciated. It is with
certainty that I can say I would look to you again should I
venture forth again in the real
estate market. Thank you."
Lynette L. Silver Lake, NY
"I am proud to highly recommend the services of Mr. Piazza. An economic down turn in our area had forced a number of owners in our condominium to sell for less than they paid for, but we had to vacate our condo and move out of State, so we decided to go for a flat fee listing service to cut our losses. We were very hesitant at first because most people will tell you that flat fee services only work out when the owner is physically present for the showings. Not true. To our amazement, Bob provided much more than an MLS listing; he guided us through the entire selling process. His advice to us was always on target; thoughtful and wise. He provided valuable insight during tough spots in the negotiations, was always prompt to answer questions, and we always felt he had our best interest in mind. By partnering with Bob, we were able to not only sell our condo remotely, but do so very quickly and at the highest price on record for our condominium in years. We made a net profit when others were losing money." Ed A. Amherst, NY
would recommend Bob Piazza without hesitation. I was worried
that selling my house would be difficult without a
traditional realtor, but Bob put my mind at ease. He
answered my email/phone questions in a quick, professional
manner. I sold my house in less than a week for $1900 less
than listing price. If I had listened to the one realtor I
consulted, I would have listed for almost $5000 less and
would have paid an additional 2.5% in commission. Bob saved
me thousands of dollars!" Ed R.
"Northern Star Realty was very easy to work with. All I had to do was fill in some paperwork and Bob did the rest. I got calls the same day it went on the Internet and the house sold in three days with 7 offers. I would definitely use Northern Star again."
T. Kenmore, NY
2013 Sales Master Gold Award
Recipient and 2104 Sales Master
2015, 2016, and 2017 Sales Master Platinum Award Recipient (top
A few years back the Buffalo,
Rochester & Syracuse MLS Systems were merged into one for
combined coverage and now cover a
wide swath of New York. If your house is located between
cities...no worries, you are covered! All listings are
automatically in all 3 regions and counties on the map below for
maximum exposure. You will be listed in the same exact MLS that
all local Buffalo/Niagara Region brokers/agents use, the only difference... you will be saving some
serious money without a listing commission! Forget 6%!
Our MLS service (Matrix™) is
effective and available in these NY counties: Niagara, Erie,
Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany, Steuben, Genesee,
Orleans, Monroe, Livingston, , Wayne, Ontario, Yates, Schuyler,
Seneca, Tomkins, Cayuga, Oswego, Onondaga, Cortland, Madison,
Oneida, Lewis, & Jefferson.
2017 NAR Profile of Home
Buyers and Sellers
Recent data suggests that an
overwhelming amount of buyers use an agent to buy a home (89%). Our Flat Fee MLS programs will
up your odds considerably by allowing agents to sell your property and uses the power of the
MLS and website syndication to get your property maximum exposure.
Our MLS programs will still allow you to sell on your own (FSBO) if
you want to by using all that exposure and will greatly up your
odds from the national average to sell as a "for sale by owner".
A word about quick sales & pricing...
If you need a quick sale,
that will depend on how aggressive your pricing is. If
desired, our programs will allow you to aggressively price your
house since in most cases you will be paying just a 3% commission to a
selling agent instead of the full 6% commission. This
will allow you to keep your price down for a faster
sale. Remember you pay 0% if you sell it FSBO and
you might with all the exposure
you will be getting through the MLS & websites. If you are not in a hurry for a quick sale and can wait a "normal" time
frame, then price accordingly and you can pocket
that extra 3% savings. There is no pressure from us on
pricing unlike some listing brokers who must pressure
make any money. Our Flat Fee MLS programs allow you to
either sell your house faster or
increases your bottom
depending on your time frame. You are in full control!
Savings can be from $3,000-$20,000 or more!
We feel our Flat Fee MLS programs
are the best values out
there because of our local presence, our expert consultations,
all the included features, our
experience, our 24/7 support and accessibility (we answer the
phone). Basically you are paying
just our reasonable one time flat fee with no listing commission
(saving 3% commission & about 50% right there) plus paying the buyer's broker a
commission if they sell the property. Remember you pay no commission
if you sell to your own buyer (FSBO). Now you can have the best
of both worlds and save a lot of money. This is a win-win!
How much do you really want to pay to
get your house into the Buffalo MLS and on multiple websites to
get it sold with professional help? $3,000, $6,000, $10,000,
$15,000 or just our reasonable one time flat fee?
Do you like the
idea of being in control of your sale, saving thousands,
and getting maximum exposure?
Do you like the idea of a MLS listing and retaining the right to sell on your
own with no commissions? Do you want to be able
to choose how much commission you
would to pay to a selling broker? Do you have little home equity or owe more than
the house is worth and need to sell at a realistic price?
Do you have a house you want to flip? House flippers maximize
their bottom line with this service and love it! Do you have an expensive house where 6% commission is
way too much money to pay? Do you want to save
selling in tough times & are willing to do
some of the work?
Do you need to keep your price realistic for a faster
sale and not inflate it to cover the commission ?
Keep More Of Your
Lets face it….times are changing….people are tired of
paying 6% commission especially “For Sale By Owners”.Why not list and sell using the MLS for about half the
regular commission rate or none at all?
Realty’s Flat Fee MLS program of selling real estate is a smart choice that combines the best of both
Sale By Owner"
& the MLS!
Bottom line...Our proven Flat Fee MLS
makes it easy to get your house sold in 2018 while saving you many thousands
Save & keep
your equity! In 2017
our Buffalo/Niagara area sellers averaged nearly $8,500 in equity savings per
We are an
experienced, reputable Western NY real estate broker who is there for support 24/7.
To list your house and get started, it's as
easy as 1...2...3
1- Pick your program below and click the "Buy
or mail a check.
2- Fill out the
listing paperwork from the link you will receive at
can fill out and
submit the listing paperwork completely online (anytime) or download the
forms at your convenience from the link, your choice.
3- After we receive your paperwork, your MLS
listing will be active within 24 hrs. (usually) and
the marketing will begin!
BUFFALO/NIAGARA AREA PROPERTY
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accept checks and money orders.
No payments and no interest if paid in full
within 6 months with Paypal Credit ®.
NORTHERN STAR REALTY
- Integrity - Value "
Western NY's Most
Experienced Discount Realtor®
Sales Master Gold & Platinum
Div. of Northern Star Real Estate, LLC
Robert J. Piazza, Real Estate Broker