10 Best Discount Real Estate Brokers in Maryland (2024)

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By Jamie Ayers Updated May 16, 2024
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We ranked 10 discount real estate brokers in Maryland. Read on for the full list of companies, or use our free matching tool to compare top discount realtors near you.

About discount realtors (more)
  • Maryland discount real estate brokers offer a similar range of services and support as conventional realtors for a lower price.
  • The average home seller pays 5.49% total in commission fees. 2.5% goes to the listing agent and 2.86% goes to the buyer's agent.
  • Discount realtors typically deliver savings by charging lower listing fees (e.g., 1.5%) at closing.
  • No matter who you sell with, expect to cover a 2-2.5% buyer's agent fee (though this longstanding convention may be on its way out).
Choosing a discount realtor (more)
  • Stick with companies that offer in-person representation and "full service" (including an on-site comparative market analysis and professional photography). Avoid brands that only provide "remote" or "virtual" broker support.
  • We recommend brands with success-based fees (you only pay at closing) and transparent pricing models. Watch out for upfront, nonrefundable fees and high minimum fees.
  • Don't just rely on the advertised commission rate. Calculate your actual estimated commission fee based on your estimated home value. This is especially important for companies with flat fee models or high minimum fees to avoid paying more than advertised.
  • Customer ratings are generally more important than small differences in pricing models. Look for companies with high average ratings based on large numbers of reviews.
  • Be sure to interview the specific agent you'll be working with and evaluate them based on the same criteria you'd use to choose a conventional realtor.
Discount realtor alternatives (more)

Top discount real estate brokers in Maryland

Company
Customer Rating
ValueScore
Upfront fee
Listing Fee
Minimum fee
Est. total fee*
Active Since
4.9
7,080 reviews
91
⭐️ Excellent
None
1.50%
$4,000
4.03%
2013
4.8
1,130 reviews
84
🟢 Great
None
1.50%
None
4.00%
2009
5.0
128 reviews
77
🔵 Very good
None
1.00%
None
3.50%
2018
5.0
610 reviews
52
🟡 Fair
None
1.50%
$10,000
4.75%
2018
4.9
7 reviews
37
🟠 Average
$3,504
$495
None
3.33%
2021
N/A
No verified reviews
29
🔴 Limited
$799
0.17%*
None
2.67%
Unverified
N/A
No verified reviews
29
🔴 Limited
$650
0.14%*
None
2.64%
Unverified
N/A
No verified reviews
24
🔴 Limited
$39
0.01%*
None
2.51%
Unverified
5.0
2 reviews
24
🔴 Limited
$299
$1,000
None
2.77%
2020
4.5
84 reviews
22
🔴 Limited
None
Unverified
None
Unverified
2019
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⭐️ Excellent value

Redfin

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4.9
7,080 reviews

ValueScore

91

Upfront fee

None

Listing Fee

1.50%

Est. total fee*

4.03%

At a glance

Pricing & services

Reviews

Company info

Things to know: 1,836 transactions in Maryland in past 18 months | 7,080 reviews and 4.9 average rating in past 6 months | Available in 7 Maryland markets | Active in Maryland since 2024

Potential concerns: None found

Minimum fee$4,000
Listing fee1.5%

RatingTotal reviews
Overall4.97,080
Redfin4.97,080

Plan Availability: Annapolis, Baltimore, Bowie, Frederick, Gaithersburg, Hagerstown, Rockville

Business Address: 1099 Stewart St #600, Seattle, WA 98101

Website: redfin.com

Phone: (877) 973-3346

🟢 Great value

CapCenter

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4.8
1,130 reviews

ValueScore

84

Upfront fee

None

Listing Fee

1.50%

Est. total fee*

4.00%

At a glance

Pricing & services

Reviews

Company info

Things to know: 8 transactions in Maryland in past 18 months | 32 reviews and 5.0 average rating in past 6 months | Available in Baltimore and Frederick | Active since 2009

Potential concerns: None found

Listing fee1.5%

RatingTotal reviews
Overall4.81,130
Trustpilot4.8830
Google4.6287
Yelp3.813

Plan Availability: Baltimore, Frederick

Business Address: 4461 Cox Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23060

Website: capcenter.com

Phone: (804) 968-5000

🔵 Very good value

Houwzer

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5.0
128 reviews

ValueScore

77

Upfront fee

None

Listing Fee

1.00%

Est. total fee*

3.50%

At a glance

Pricing & services

Reviews

Company info

Things to know: 37 transactions in Maryland in past 18 months | Available statewide in Maryland | Active in Maryland since 2023 | Most competitive rates

Potential concerns: None found

Listing fee1%

RatingTotal reviews
Overall5.0128
Google5.0123
Zillow5.05

Plan Availability: Statewide

Business Address: 3033 Wilson Blvd Suite 771, Arlington, VA 22201

Website: houwzer.com

Phone: (267) 765-2080

🟡 Fair value

Prevu Real Estate

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5.0
610 reviews

ValueScore

52

Upfront fee

None

Listing Fee

1.50%

Est. total fee*

4.75%

At a glance

Pricing & services

Reviews

Company info

Things to know: 36 reviews and 5.0 average rating in past 6 months | Available in Gaithersburg and Rockville | Active since 2018 | Limited savings

Potential concerns: None found

Minimum fee$10,000
Listing fee1.5%

RatingTotal reviews
Overall5.0610
Google5.0599
Yelp4.511

Plan Availability: Gaithersburg, Rockville

Business Address: 110 E 25th St, New York, NY 10010

Website: prevu.com

Phone: (646) 603-6868

🟠 Average value

Our Property Team

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4.9
7 reviews

ValueScore

37

Upfront fee

$3,504

Listing Fee

$495

Est. total fee*

3.33%

At a glance

Pricing & services

Reviews

Company info

Things to know: Available statewide in Maryland | Active since 2021 | Most competitive rates

Potential concerns: Charges a $3,504 upfront fee | No new verified customer reviews in last 6 months

Upfront flat fee$3,504
Flat fee at closing$495

RatingTotal reviews
Overall4.97
Google4.97

Plan Availability: Statewide

Website: ourpropertyteam.com

Phone: (800) 000-0000

🔴 Limited value

Best Choice Flat Fee

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N/A
No verified reviews

ValueScore

29

Upfront fee

$799

Listing Fee

0.17%*

Est. total fee*

2.67%

At a glance

Pricing & services

Reviews

Company info

Things to know: Available statewide in Maryland | Most competitive rates

Potential concerns: Charges a $799 upfront fee | No new verified customer reviews in last 6 months

Upfront flat fee$799

No verified reviews

Plan Availability: Statewide

Business Address: Varies by state

Website: bestchoiceflatfee.com

Phone: (515) 770-2491

🔴 Limited value

Mr. Lister Realty

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N/A
No verified reviews

ValueScore

29

Upfront fee

$650

Listing Fee

0.14%*

Est. total fee*

2.64%

At a glance

Pricing & services

Reviews

Company info

Things to know: Available statewide in Maryland | Most competitive rates

Potential concerns: Charges a $650 upfront fee | No new verified customer reviews in last 6 months

Upfront flat fee$650

No verified reviews

Plan Availability: Statewide

Business Address: 2522 Linwood Rd. Parkville, MD 21234

Website: mrlisterrealty.com

Phone: (410) 486-5478

🔴 Limited value

Buy Owner

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N/A
No verified reviews

ValueScore

24

Upfront fee

$39

Listing Fee

0.01%*

Est. total fee*

2.51%

At a glance

Pricing & services

Reviews

Company info

Things to know: Available statewide in Maryland | Most competitive rates

Potential concerns: Charges a $39 upfront fee | No new verified customer reviews in last 6 months

Upfront flat fee$39

No verified reviews

Plan Availability: Statewide

Business Address: 1000 Commerce Dr Suite 300 Oak Brook, IL 60523-8809

Website: buyowner.com

Phone: (800) 771-7777

🔴 Limited value

NetRealtyNow.com

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5.0
2 reviews

ValueScore

24

Upfront fee

$299

Listing Fee

$1,000

Est. total fee*

2.77%

At a glance

Pricing & services

Reviews

Company info

Things to know: Available statewide in Maryland | Active since 2020 | Most competitive rates

Potential concerns: Charges a $299 upfront fee | No new verified customer reviews in last 6 months

Upfront flat fee$299
Flat fee at closing$1,000

RatingTotal reviews
Overall5.02
Google5.02

Plan Availability: Statewide

Business Address: 9500 Arena Dr, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

Website: netrealtynow.com

Phone: (703) 581-8605

🔴 Limited value

Assist2Sell

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4.5
84 reviews

ValueScore

22

Upfront fee

None

Listing Fee

Unverified

Est. total fee*

Unverified

At a glance

Pricing & services

Reviews

Company info

Things to know: Available statewide in Maryland | Active since 2019 | No verified pricing details

Potential concerns: None found

Pricing details not verified. Contact company for more information.

RatingTotal reviews
Overall4.584
Google4.583
Realtor5.01

Plan Availability: Statewide

Business Address: 2019 Main St, Northampton, PA 18067

Website: yourlehighvalleyhome.com

Phone: (610) 837-7900

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Why trust us

Data sources

Our team evaluated 10 discount real estate brokerages serving Maryland. We analyzed over 4,073,811 data points tied to customer reviews, transaction history, pricing details, and more to determine the best Maryland discount real estate brokers.

Methodology

Using public business directories, our team identified companies and agents serving Maryland calling themselves discount real estate brokers or discount realtors. We ranked each company based on the following criteria:

Pricing: Does the company's pricing model offer significant potential savings?

  • We estimate the listing fee and total commission rate for each brand across four price points.
  • We use this universal "savings index" to compare non-apples-to-apples pricing models (percentage-based fees, flat fees, tiered pricing, etc.).
  • We also penalize companies for upfront, nonrefundable fees and other hidden costs.

Service model: Does the company provide full service and support?

  • We look to verify if each discount real estate brokerage offers full, in-person representation.
  • We're currently working on assessing the scope and quality of individual services discount brokers offer and will be adding this data to our rankings soon.

Customer rating: Does the company deliver good customer experiences and outcomes?

  • We continually gather and analyze customer reviews from as many public review sites as possible.
  • We look to assess each brand's average customer rating; total review count; % of local reviews; total years of review activity; number of reviews and ratings in the past 6 months; and more.

Sales performance: Does the company have a solid track record of successful sales?

  • We continually gather company sales and transaction information from as many public data sources as possible.
  • We look to assess the total number of sales closed; total years of sales activity; how many sales the company has closed in the past 6 months; % of local transactions; and more.

Glossary of terms on this page

  • ValueScore: Measures a discount broker’s overall value based on its fee structure and price point, services, and customer reviews.
  • Upfront fee: Nonrefundable fee you pay out of pocket at the time you hire the discount real estate brokerage.
  • Listing fee: Amount company charges upon successful sale. Expect to also cover the buyer’s agent commission. (Note: A * indicates listing fee is an estimate because the company advertises a total commission rate only.)
  • Minimum fee: Minimum listing fee company charges no matter the home’s value.
  • Estimated total fee: Total commission rate we estimate you’ll pay at closing based on the company’s advertised fee structure and/or average buyer’s agent commission rates.
  • Active since: Indicates how long the company has been active based on the date of the first customer review we have in our database.

✍️ Editor’s note: Limited or missing data doesn't disqualify a company from our list, but it does lower the company’s ranking. We base our rankings on objective measurements, and we can only measure what we can see. We regularly try to find missing data to update our rankings accordingly.

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