Find a Discount Real Estate Agent Near You
Use the map below to find local Clever Partner Agents who can help you sell your home and save thousands on commission.
What is a discount real estate agent?
A discount real estate agent is a real estate agent who will list your home for a discounted commission, saving you up to 50% of the traditional cost of selling a home.
There are several options you can choose from when you're looking for a discount real estate agent:
- Discount brokerages who only do low commission listings,
- Discount agents who will list your home on the MLS but offer no additional service, or
- Agents who run a traditional business and take a discount listing on the side if they are referred from Clever.
Discounted realtor commissions does not mean limited service.
Check out how Clever stacks up against other discount agents.
Clever Partner Agents still provide full service. That includes professional photos, marketing on the MLS and hundreds of other sites, showings, open houses, and everything you need to get to closing. They understand that even though they are working at a discount, their business is growing due to the volume of sellers Clever sends them. Our Partner Agents also know that if they do a great job and receive good reviews, sellers are likely to use them to buy, therefore making them more commission over time.
If you're looking to list your home with a local, full-service agent for a flat fee of $3,000 for homes under $350,000 and 1% for more expensive homes, Clever can help.
Call us at 1-833-2-CLEVER or complete our online form to get connected a top-rated, local real estate agent who will list your home and let you save on commission.
Is there a difference between a discount real estate agent and a traditional agent?
Similar to traditional agents, discount real estate agents are either licensed agents or brokers. However, not all discount agents provide the same service that a traditional agent does.
Some discount agents will simply list your house on the MLS and won't help you with marketing, pricing, photos, inspections, or other important aspects of the transaction. Others will list your home and only provide a few of those services.
It's important to ask your real estate agent exactly what services they will provide before you sign with any discount real estate agent or broker.
If you choose to work with a Clever Partner Agent, you can rest assured that a top-rated, local agent will provide full service. That means everything we mentioned above—and more.
Clever's Partner Agents offer the same services as traditional agents for a fraction of the commission.
How is Clever different than other discount real estate companies?
Clever partners with agents around the country who agree to work for discount commissions in addition to handling their traditional business.
They provide the exact same service to Clever customers that they provide to their traditional customers, including the use of their branding when listing your home. That means the “for sale” sign in your yard won't have Clever branding. Instead, potential buyers will have no idea that you saved on commissions when you listed your home.
When prospective buyers don't know that you listed your home for less, they can't take that information into account and submit a lowball offer.
Why do agents work with Clever and discount their commissions?
One of the biggest costs for a real estate agent is marketing to find new customers.
Agents who partner with Clever receive a constant stream of buyers and sellers without having to spend time prospecting.
Working with Clever provides additional income, new connections, and increases their brand around town. Our Partner Agents know that they will only receive clients from Clever if they maintain a high standard of service and provide the exact same services they do to their traditional customers for this reason.
Clever looks to partner with agents in the top 5% in their local market and who want to make it into the top 1% for the recognition and awards that it brings. These agents understand the importance of their reputation, and provide the same great service to all of their clients, regardless of how much they are paid in commission.
What services do Clever's Partner Agents provide?
Our Partner Agents provide a full suite of real estate services including, but not limited to, the following:
- Comparative market analysis
- Professional price opinion
- Provide staging tips and professional photos
- Listing on the MLS, Trulia, Zillow, Realtor.com, and many other real estate marketplaces
- Leading negotiations when an offer comes in
- Coordinating inspections, the title, escrow, and closing
- Offering advice every step of the way
Sound like a full service listing? That's because it is.
Clever Partner Agents provide the exact same experience as a traditional agent—just at a discount commission.
What are home sellers saying about listing with Clever discount agents?
Clever Discount Real Estate Agent FAQs
How does Clever offer a discount commission and remain profitable?
Clever is able to offer a large discount and remain profitable because we've created a successful system that streamlines the process of buying and selling a home by connecting highly vetted, local agents with sellers and buyers.
Why do agents love working with Clever? Because they know that if they provide high-quality service that receives good reviews, we will send them a constant stream of business, so they never have to worry where their next deal is coming from.
How does the discount listing process work?
The discount listing process works exactly the same way as a traditional listing. Your agent will be with you every step of the way to close and will do everything possible to make your sale simple and stress-free, while netting you some savings at close.
The process starts when you get connected with one of our Partner Agents. You can choose between a phone call or an in-person meeting. Your Partner Agent will provide a comparative market analysis (CMA), advise a list price for the home, and make recommendations for any repairs or upgrades that might increase the value of your home.
From there, your agent will be with you all the way through to closing, providing full service at every turn and saving you thousands at the closing table.
Does a discount real estate agent provide a lockbox and sign in the yard?
Yes. Your local agent will provide a lockbox on your front door and sign in the yard with the branding of their local brokerage.
The only people who will know that you listed for a discount are you, your agent, and Clever.
Does a discount listing look different than traditional listing?
Most listings that aren't led by a full-service agent will look different, which makes buyers and their agents suspicious that you're saving on seller commission.
Clever is different.
Because we match you with a local real estate agent in your community who mostly does traditional listings, your listing will look identical other homes for sale in your market.
We believe that this is important. If prospective buyers know how much you're saving on commission, they might factor that into their offer.
Does the listing include photos?
Yes, your Partner Agent will either take photos or hire a professional photographer. Some Partner Agents will even include a 3D virtual home tour.
When is payment due?
With Clever, you only pay if your home sells.
If your home doesn't sell, you don't owe us a dime.
Why is listing with an agent better than for sale by owner?
According to the National Association of Realtors, only 8% of homes sell for sale by owner. Of those, they sell for an average of $50,000 less than homes listing with an agent.
Clever allows you to receive the price increase that comes with a full service agent, while enjoying some of the savings on commission that comes from selling FSBO.
Are there any additional fees?
Clever has no hidden fees.
In addition to the fee to your Clever partner agent, you still must pay the typical buyer fee that will be recommended by your agent. And regardless of who you list with, you will still need to pay closing costs. Closing costs are usually substantially lower when you sell compared to when you buy.
Brian flips houses for his primary source of income. He had three homes completely remodeled and ready to be listed, but high commission costs often brought down the profits he made on his houses.
Usually when Brian sold his homes, he paid 3% commission on the sell side and 3% on the buy side. But once he learned about Clever Real Estate, Brian got a huge discount on all three homes and saved thousands.
When he bought his next home to flip, by using Clever, he got a rebate on commissions to help cover closing costs.
- Brian got to net more on the homes he flips.
- When Brian bought with Clever, he saved even more on commissions.
Joe bought a condo at the peak of the real estate bubble in 2007 and was concerned that his home was still worth less than he paid for it. Then Joe took a new job in another state and had to sell his home.
Joe had to buy a home in his new state and didn't want to bring cash to the closing table in order to sell his new home. He needed that capital to renovate his new home and cover the down payment.
Joe was worried that paying commission to a real estate agent could've been the difference between selling his home for a profit and bringing cash to the closing table.
Money was tight so Joe began to search for a new way to sell his home.
Joe found Clever Real Estate and decided to give us a call. Joe got connected with a local real estate agent who works for a discount.
Joe's agent provided the full service he needed to market the house properly. His agent brought in a professional photographer whose photos attracted tons of prospective buyers. His agent then helped him choose the best offer and negotiated favorable terms.
Joe's agent sold his home quickly, and the $9,000 he saved in commission was enough to provide a small profit.
- Joe was able to buy a new home in another state.
- Joe didn't have to bring cash to the closing table.
- Joe used the profit from selling his home to help renovate his new home.