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Owners.com MLS Scam
Posted by Drdaisy on 06/28/2010
As a FSBO I went on line to get help in selling my real estate condo and found Owners.com with different packages that included exposure on MLS and realtor.com. I purchased a package with MLS and Realtor.com exposure as well as a web page. What I got was a MLS listing under an agent whose name and phone contact goes directly to him and he is to refer calls and emails back to me. On the listing itself when first put on MLS there were numerous errors and no mention that it was a FSBO or on how to contact owner. The web page does not show up on web at all and I was given a very confusing explanation as to why it didn't show up on the web - so, I ask for my money back and got an email saying to call and we would talk it over. In the past I have called the realtor, the manager, customer service and got double speak or I got voice mail saying leave a message.
I have not gotten one call and I got one email - the listing has been on MLS for about ten days. Owners.com does not explain that the seller would be selling under an agent and the agent and seller would be co-sellers.

I know that my real estate is not getting the promised exposure.
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Posted by Alice Z on 2011-08-08:
I have been doing flat fee mls listing services for home owners since 2001. There is a whole lot of confusion as to what a MLS FSBO Listing is. There is tons of misinformation as to how the process works. Most multiple listing services do not allow for sale by owners to advertise on their real estate data bases (MLS). Only licensed real estate brokers and agencies that pay a fee can advertise for sale on the multiple listing service in your local area. Once you have listed your property the state regulations dictate that you are no longer just a for sale by owner since a real estate broker is now involved. Which is why the agent told you that any buyer leads can only come to the agency that has the property advertised for sale
Posted by Lola S. on 2012-07-21:
I too have listed something on owners.com and had almost 400 dollars taken, no agent contacted me, emails not returned, phone calls to website not returned. Is this company a scam?
Posted by Dan on 2012-11-17:
I am trying to get a refund now.
I had no idea that I had to enter into an agreement with an Agent. I won't do it and want a refund!
Posted by John on 2013-07-23:
Warning...Stay away from Owners.com. It is not the service they advertise. Listings are not found by standard searches. This is a complete waste of time and money. Will report to BBB and state attorney generals office.
Posted by lovenmeflowers on 2013-11-13:
Stay away as a fsbo buyer their listings cant be found and they seem to be promoting Lexington law firm garbage misleading company
Posted by Renae on 2013-11-16:
I just discovered that my house is listed on owners.com and Zillow by someone. I have it personally listed on FSBO.com for $349,500 with correct info regarding square footage, etc. All info on owners.com is erroneous (priced at over $100,000 less), and the description states that the buyer can take over the payments with a downpayment which is absolutely not true!! Smells like a scam to me. We are looking into it.
Posted by emily steed on 2014-04-08:
same scam just happened to me. I am canceling my payment and complaining to BBB. this service is a scam.
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