A Study by the US Department of Justice recently concluded that consumers could save thousands by using flat fee MLS and other self directed tool.
A quote from the survey:
Consumers Can Save Thousands of Dollars in Commissions
"Consumers who live in states permitting them the option to choose innovative brokerage options, such as rebates or fee-for-service MLS-only packages, can potentially save thousands of dollars on commission payments."
We've known this for years, but are happy to be supported by an official finding by the US Government.