How To Avoid Paying Realtor Fees


If you are in the process of selling your home, there are a few different methods you can try to save money during your transaction. At Home Avenue, our real estate agents highly recommend using flat-fee realty and for sale by owner (FSBO) realty services. Both of these services are reputable and proven to help potential home buyers and sellers save money during their transactions. Here, our flat-fee and FSBO experts will discuss the benefits of both methods.

The Benefits of Flat-Fee Realty

By utilizing flat-fee realty services, you can save thousands of dollars during your real estate transaction. At Home Avenue, we charge a flat rate for our realty services and nothing more than that. No matter what price you are selling your home, you pay a $595 down payment with a $2,900 payment after the deal is done. Additionally, you will pay the agent a commission fee between 2.5% and 2.7%—far less than the traditional 6% fee. However, with flat-fee realty, you also do not need an agent, so you could save even more without having to pay the commission fee.


When you come to our team at Home Avenue, we will help you appraise, market, and sell your home. We are fully committed to your needs, and we will help you sell your home faster and at a higher price. We don’t charge you a flat price and make you do all the work. We will have your home appraised, list it for you, market it, and help you navigate the entire sales process. To learn more about our flat-fee realty services, contact us today.

The Benefits of FSBO Realty

Like flat-fee realty, FSBO is proven to save you money while also helping you sell your home or property quickly. In addition to saving thousands of dollars, there are many other benefits that come with listing your home as FSBO. Since you are controlling the sale, you cut out all the realtor fees that are part of a traditional sale. By not paying for a realtor or a listing commission, you will typically save thousands.Though selling your home on your own takes a lot of research and work, you will have full control over your sale, be able to make your own decisions, and not have to adhere to everything an agent may say.


However, if you are interested in FSBO Home Avenue offers a variety of FSBO packages, each of which comes with guidance from our team. With each of these FSBO packages, we will offer you guidance and suggestions, as well as make sure you are following the proper protocols and steps for your sale, which includes flat fee MLS listing your home. To learn more about our FSBO services, contact our team today.

Contact Home Avenue Today

If you are in the Twin Cities area and searching for a team of professionals to help you buy or sell your home quickly and efficiently, contact our team at Home Avenue today. Our real estate team is the best in the business, and we can help you save thousands on your real estate transaction. To learn more about our services or to speak with one of our team members, give us a call at 952-929-7355 or message us on our contact page today.