I had the opportunity to come across a real estate company based in Melville New York that offers many different types of listing packages to their sellers and buyers. Melville Real Estate. They have the traditional full service listing and then they have a flat fee listing that allows home owners to put their home on the Long Island Multiple Listing Service for a one time small flat fee starting at $299. The owner then takes responsibilty to show the home themselves and make their own appointments and close their own sale. There is help available for questions and issues that may arise but this very rarely happens. The home owner can save thousands of dollars selling this way.