NORTHERN STAR REALTY
" Experience -
Integrity - Value"
For Sale By
Fee MLS Programs
the exposure you need without a listing commission and
save $ thousands!
Greater Syracuse & Central NY Region
We are a "For Sale By Owner"
specialist broker offering
Flat Fee MLS (Multiple Listing Service)
for Onondaga, Cayuga, Madison, Oswego, Cortland, Oneida,
Jefferson and Lewis
Counties plus the Eastern Finger Lakes region.
coverage is all across Central & Western NY.
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 Realtors® MLS System for maximum exposure
while saving many thousands! Listings have coverage all over
Central NY including the eastern Finger Lakes
It's the same
MLS system (Matrix™) that all local 1,500
Syracuse & Central NY brokers/agents use plus
another 4,800 in Western NY since the local MLS is
now combined for mega exposure.
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
same exact Realtor® MLS (Matrix™) that the local brokers and
agents of GSAR (Greater Syracuse Association of
Realtors®) use plus it's listed on more than 70
additional top real estate sites.
do not pay
a listing commission (ever). You save about 50%
right there by not paying us or anyone else a 3% listing commission.
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!
also 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.
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 the online forms.
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 &
WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET... AN AWESOME VALUE!.....
TAKE A LOOK!
Flat Fee MLS
property is listed in the
local Realtor® MLS (Matrix™) which is the same exact MLS used by all
1500 real estate brokers/agents in Syracuse & Central
NY belonging to the Greater Syracuse Association of
Realtors® (GSAR) plus another 4,800 across Western NY.
Your MLS listing number will have an "S" in front of it
like all the rest of the Syracuse area listings. About 90% of all sales originate from the Multiple
Listing System since it allows any company to sell any
other company's listing.
property is listed on over 70+ major websites including
Realtor.com, Trulia.com, Zillow.com,
Homes.com, AOLrealestate.com, Yahoorealestate.com,
Realtytrac.com, Homefinder.com, Remax.com,
ColdwellBanker.com, Prudential.com & more.
CNYRealtor.com - The
most popular Syracuse region MLS
search site (public MLS) with additional free open house listings.
It's the sister site of the Syracuse Realtor MLS.
property is listed on some of the largest local Syracuse broker's
websites like HowardHanna.com and
other IDX member sites.
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 buyer without any
(For Sale By Owner)
All buyer leads
(100%) immediately forwarded
to you from the various websites and phone calls.
changes in the MLS to price, features and public remarks.
(No Extra Charges)
house listings in the MLS, Zillow.com, Trulia.com,
CNYrealtor.com and Realtor.com.
(No Extra Charges)
NYS approved contracts, forms, and disclosures to
complete your FSBO sale if needed.
(Note: if a buyer's broker sells your house, they will
generate all forms used in the transaction)
Comparative Market Analysis
to help with pricing your property. This report shows
recent comparable sales in your area in the last 12 months, pending
sales and other similar
properties currently on the market
(your competition) all in a close proximity to your
property. If needed, 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), an upstate NY real
estate broker/owner who has 33 years experience, an honest reputation,
and a proven track record.
By Owner" web page for your property with your
contact info should you decide to do some of your own
photo fact sheets to give prospective buyers at open
houses and showings.
e flyer " How To Sell Quickly & Most Common Mistakes To
virtual tour to the MLS, CNYRealtor.com, Trulia, and Zillow.
listing displayed on Northern Star Realty's site
with your contact info allows buyers to reach you
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.
money back guarantee*.
Photos included in the MLS
(Supplied by owner)
MLS listing term.
Free renewal past
listing expiration date if needed.
Unlimited photo changes. (No Extra
Professional Instaview Virtual Tour
with music by Property Panorama. Up to 25 owner
supplied photos. Video is Inserted in the
MLS, CNYRealtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, cnyhomes.com, YouTube
Seller's Marketing Pro Report
showing web traffic your listing got
from the previous week.
(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
Use our 33 years experience and local
knowledge to your benefit. We are available by phone or
email days, nights
and weekends to review your offers because they can come
in at any time. Knowledge is the key to
success in real estate. 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
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.
NY's best values for discount realty services plus Flat
Fee MLS by
an experienced Realtor® with a proven track record
property lists on 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
that's in addition to the
Realtor® MLS, Realtor.com and
CNYRealtor.com. To see more details
on any of the above sites we subscribe to
Click Here. 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
about 700 real estate sites
that your house will
be on! It's a lot of exposure!
In addition to the above sites,
will also be on many of the largest national franchise
broker websites like
Remax.com, RealtyExecutives.com, Century21.com and
more. These include many of the finest local
brokers who are affiliated with these national
franchises and also on local broker's websites like
Note: Your listing is on
mega site Realtor.com,
the 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.
Our Gold plan customers even
get a professional Instaview virtual tour video produced by
Property Panorama to add to the MLS, CNYRealtor.com, Youtube and select sites, a
$100 value. Properties with virtual tour videos get 5 times more
leads if there are at least 15 photos.
Follow your listing's web Traffic!
You will get a
seller's marketing pro report emailed to you weekly (Gold
will display the number of views and
inquires to your listing from Zillow.com.
This is a premium feature most full service
brokers don't even offer but we include it.
100% Money Back Guarantee Details
Discount For More Than 1 Property
Fee MLS for Central NY lots, land & Acreage
10% Discount to
Active Duty Military Members
Thank You For Your Service!
Our service is simple and
not real complicated. It is a limited service agreement
with you doing some of the work and us getting you the maximum
exposure you need to sell with the MLS and top 70+
real estate websites in the country plus support. You are
in full control by handling the showings,
questions and follow
up but we are here 24/7 if you need us. Your listing will appear on the
same Syracuse MLS (Matrix™) that all the local Realtors® use, just like any other MLS listing.
Your commission savings will be known only to you since the listing commission (zero) is not
published in the MLS but just the buyer broker's commission.
Northern Star Realty has
a proven track record in the Syracuse, Central and Western NY
Regions 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 in touch with local
customs, pricing, trends, forms, and NYS regulations.
You list and work directly with Robert J. Piazza (Bob) as we are not a middleman. Listing with a proven
professional who knows the Syracuse & Central NY market
only makes sense to get your house sold for the most money and in
the shortest reasonable
A huge benefit of our
"Gold MLS Program" is we will review any
you receive and not leave you on
your own. 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, time 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 award winning 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
Star Realty subscribes to the CNYIS (Central NY
Information Service, Inc.) MLS used by GSAR (Greater
Syracuse Association of Realtors®), also is a member of the New York State Association of
Realtors® and the National Association of Realtors®.
YOU CAN SAVE
SOME SERIOUS MONEY - TAKE A CLOSE LOOK AT THIS !
See how much you are saving by not paying 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)
Syracuse full service brokers charge 7% commission and
thus a 3.5% listing commission so your savings shown above could be even more!
Remember you may still sell it on
your own (FSBO) to save 100% of the commission as many others have!
in 2016, the average commission saved by Northern Star Realty's
Flat Fee MLS "SOLD" customers
in the Syracuse Region was over a whopping $6,000 per house even after the
flat fee was deducted! Take a look at some of the
huge saving examples our sellers got on our
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 who brought the 1st
computerized MLS system to Western NY in 1973.
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"Bob, I would like you to know I am delighted with you and the
flat fee listing service you provide. I was initially
impressed with your website
and how clear you explain
the process. Selling my townhouse totally commission
free 3 days after you listed it on the MLS was amazing.You took all of my calls for advice, I followed it and
saved $9,800. The entire process went very smoothly
with no surprises.Your customer service is second to
none! Thank you for everything!" Tom
S., Baldwinsville, NY
"Bob, I just
wanted to let you know how much I appreciate
your agency and your service. With your
flat fee service I saved 6% of $125,000 or
$7,500 in listing and buyer real estate
commissions. I sold my house as a result of
1 of 2 open houses you set up for me in
the MLS. I would also like to say
that your extremely quick turnaround in
loading our information into the system and
announcing the open house dates was most
appreciated. Your attention to detail was
critical to our success. Anytime we called
for advice we had a wonderful
honestly do not know why anyone would ever
pay 3% to list their house for sale when
they can partner with you for a
fee.Your service is great and we feel
fortunate to have found you. Thanks for
everything you have done for us!"
Valerie J., Syracuse, NY
"I couldn't be more pleased with the
support and services I received from Northern Star Realty. In today's
tough real estate it is crucial for sellers to retain as much of their
hard-earned equity as possible. "For Sale By Owner" with the added boost
of a great flat-fee broker like Northern Star Realty gives the seller
terrific exposure in the market and cuts the typical real estate
commission almost in half.
It will be the best investment you ever make!"
Wendy H., Clay, NY
"We called Northern Star Realty after listing with local real
estate and not meeting success. Bob spent a good deal of
time explaining how we should go about selling our house on
our own. After receiving an offer, Bob welcomed our
questions about the appropriate procedures to follow and put
the deal together. He is extremely knowledgeable of all
aspects of this business and willing to share this expertise
with his clients. I would recommend his service highly to
anyone interested in listing and selling their home. Thanks
again for your help."
Bill/Renee M., Baldwinsville, NY
"Everything you need from a Realtor - Bob Piazza covers! After he puts
you on the MLS and all the national websites, he goes onto
insert your ever changing open houses, and wording copy changes.
Questions? ASK HIM and he gives specific solid answers.
Then when you
get an offer he'll give advice to countering and dealing with Buyers.
Total Professional from Beginning to End!"
"We highly recommend
Bob's Flat Fee Service. He was referred by our nephew who
recently had successfully used his service. The first week we
signed up with Bob he suggested we have an open house. Our open
house was very, very well attended and by the end, we had 3
verbal offers which were backed up in the next week with written
offers from all 3 buyers. Bob then helped us to evaluate and
counter the offers and ultimately accept the best offer. Even
though we were experienced with buying and selling homes, Bob's
advice and services where invaluable throughout the process."
"I decided to sell my
house on my own and in doing so I was referred to Bob Piazza. He
was extremely helpful and provided me with much needed
information. My house sold quickly and without the tools
provides by Mr. Piazza my house would probably still be on the
market !!! Thanks for all your help Bob."
"I recently sold my
house using Northern Star Realty. I would recommend using the
Flat Fee MLS with Bob Piazza. He was responsive, answered all my
questions, and gave expert advice. He followed through right to
the end of the sale. Although this type of service involved work
on my part, I found it rewarding in being directly involved and
by saving money. I have already told my friends and family that
this is a great way to sell a home and would be willing to talk
with anyone who might be hesitant about using this service."
"What a great service
for anyone looking to sell their home quickly, but most of all
cost efficiently! Not only do you get your listing on the mls,
but all the other sites that a broker would use to market your
home. We saved thousands of dollars using this service and Bob
was there to help with any questions we had. Thanks so much!"
Stefen B. Clay,
"My husband and I used
Northern Star Realty to sell our house. Our agent Bob Piazza
was very knowledgeable and professional. He answered all of our
questions and concerns. We made numerous calls that went
directly to him. If he wasn't available to answer the call, he
immediately got back to us. Thank you Bob for helping us sell
our home using the MLS system with just a flat rate and no
realtors fees. " Connie and Jack
C. Cicero, NY
"Bob was very
responsive and provided immediate assistance and understandable
explanations about his for sale by owner/MLS listing service.
Having not gone through the process of selling my home on my own
before, Bob made it seem easy, as if I had done it a thousand
times before. He is readily available to address your concerns
as needed, no long wait time to establish contact. I sold my
house within 3 weeks of obtaining Bob's services. I recommend
giving his service a try and I highly recommend Bob."
See more of our testimonials
2013 Sales Master Gold Award Recipient and
2104 Sales Master Award Recipient
2015, 2016, and 2017 Sales Master Platinum Award Recipient (top award)
A few years back the Syracuse,
Rochester & Buffalo 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 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: Onondaga,
Oswego, Cayuga, Madison, Oneida, Seneca, Tomkins, Cortland, Jefferson, Lewis, Monroe,
Livingston, Steuben, Wayne, Ontario, Yates, Schuyler, Niagara,
Erie, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, and
2016 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 program will allow you to aggressively price your
house since you will be paying just a 2-3% commission to a
buyer's broker instead of the full 6% commission like a
full service listing. 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 experience in Central &
Western NY, our expert consultations,
all the included features of our programs, our 24/7 support and accessibility (we answer the
phone). Basically you are paying
just our 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 Syracuse 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 home equity!
Lets face it….times are changing….people are tired of
paying 6% commission especially “For Sale By Owners”.
not list and sell using the MLS for about half the
regular commission rate or none at all?
Realty’s Flat Fee MLS programs of selling real estate
are a smart choice that combines the best of both worlds... "For
Sale By Owner"
& the MLS!
Bottom line...Our proven Flat Fee MLS
makes it easy to get your house sold in 2017 while saving you many thousands
Save & keep
your equity! In 2016
our Syracuse area sellers averaged over $6,000 in equity savings per
We are an
experienced, reputable Upstate NY real estate broker who is there for support 24/7.
Flat Fee MLS
Toll Free 866-781-1296
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!
SYRACUSE NY 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 "
Most Experienced Discount Realtor®
Sales Master Gold & Platinum Award
Div. of Northern Star Real Estate, LLC
Real Estate Broker
Syracuse/Central NY 315-760-4594
Toll Free 866-781-1296
If your house is
currently listed with another broker, please disregard
this offer. It is not our intention to solicit any
active listings. Northern Star Realty is a licensed NYS
real estate broker.