Common Myths About Flat Fee Realty


Many people think flat-fee realty is too good to be true. How could you possibly save thousands of dollars during the sale or purchase of your home? As our flat-fee real estate agents at Home Avenue will tell you, flat-fee realty is truly the way to go and is proven to save you money during your transaction.


Buying or selling a home is often one of the biggest financial decisions you will make in your life, and for that reason, it’s crucial to look past the real estate myths, do your own research, and realize what options are best. Here, our experts at Home Avenue will debunk common myths people believe about flat-fee realty, and show you why it is one of the best available options.

Is Flat-Fee Realty Outdated?

Contrary to popular belief, flat-fee realty is the superior option to commission-based real estate. In commission real estate, you use traditional real estate agents to sell your home. These traditional agents typically take a huge portion of your earnings from the sale. If you were to sell your home for $300,000, your real estate agent would accumulate at least $18,000 in commission. Flat-fee realty is not commission-based and saves you thousands of dollars you can use toward your next home purchase. Flat-fee realty is often seen as the future of the real estate industry.

Are Flat-Fee Realty and FSBO the Same?

While flat-fee realty and ‘For Sale By Owner’ (FSBO) realty have some similarities, they have very distinct differences. While flat-fee realty companies, like Home Avenue, typically offer FSBO packages, you are usually left to market and sell your home on your own. While this can save you even more money than flat-fee services, it is typically more difficult to sell your home using FSBO. With FSBO, you are in charge of the whole process, and it is difficult to know how to properly market your home and negotiate without professional help.

Will Agents Show Your Home?

Many people falsely believe that in flat-fee real estate, agents will simply charge you a lower price and do nothing to help you sell your home. This is false. When you choose Home Avenue for your real estate needs, you will get a team of dedicated agents to help you sell, market, and show your home. Additionally, we will negotiate on your behalf and get you the best deal possible. We are dedicated to your needs, and if you choose flat-fee realty over FSBO or commission-based sales, we will get you what you need to be successful.

Contact Home Avenue Today

If you are in the Twin Cities area and looking for a team of professionals to help you save money in your real estate transaction, contact Home Avenue today. Our team will help you with the process so you save thousands of dollars on commission fees. To learn more about our services or to schedule a meeting, give us a call at 952-929-7355 or message us on our contact page today.