14 Best Discount Real Estate Brokers in Minnesota (2024)

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By Jamie Ayers Updated May 16, 2024
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We ranked 14 discount real estate brokers in Minnesota. 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)
  • Minnesota 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 Minnesota

Company
Customer Rating
ValueScore
Upfront fee
Listing Fee
Minimum fee
Est. total fee*
Active Since
4.9
45 reviews
67
🟣 Good
None
$5,000
None
3.54%
2020
5.0
5 reviews
63
🟣 Good
None
0.70%*
None
3.20%
2020
5.0
40 reviews
51
🟡 Fair
$600
$2,900
None
3.23%
2019
5.0
4 reviews
50
🟡 Fair
None
0.70%*
None
3.20%
2020
N/A
No verified reviews
50
🟡 Fair
None
1.50%
$2,000
4.00%
2013
N/A
No verified reviews
47
🟠 Average
None
0.70%*
None
3.20%
Unverified
4.9
66 reviews
46
🟠 Average
$500
$3,400
None
3.51%
2017
4.9
7 reviews
37
🟠 Average
$3,504
$495
None
3.33%
2021
N/A
No verified reviews
26
🔴 Limited
$39
0.01%*
None
2.51%
Unverified
N/A
No verified reviews
24
🔴 Limited
$595
$2,900
None
3.23%
Unverified
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🟣 Good value

SHIFT Real Estate

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4.9
45 reviews

ValueScore

67

Upfront fee

None

Listing Fee

$5,000

Est. total fee*

3.54%

At a glance

Pricing & services

Reviews

Company info

Things to know: Available in Minneapolis and St. Paul | Active since 2020 | Most competitive rates

Potential concerns: No new verified customer reviews in last 6 months

Flat fee at closing$5,000
Buyer's agent fee2.5%

RatingTotal reviews
Overall4.945
Google4.945

Plan Availability: Minneapolis, St. Paul

Business Address: 261 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102

Website: shift2sell.com

Phone: (651) 224-4663

🟣 Good value

32 Realty

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5.0
5 reviews

ValueScore

63

Upfront fee

None

Listing Fee

0.70%*

Est. total fee*

3.20%

At a glance

Pricing & services

Reviews

Company info

Things to know: Locally operated in Bloomington | Active in Minnesota since 2020 | Most competitive rates

Potential concerns: No new verified customer reviews in last 6 months

Total commission3.2%

RatingTotal reviews
Overall5.05
Realtor5.05

Plan Availability: Bloomington

Business Address: 7900 International Drive, Suite 300, Bloomington, MN, United States, Minnesota

Website: loutran.com

Phone: (612) 326-8685

🟡 Fair value

Real Estate Corners

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5.0
40 reviews

ValueScore

51

Upfront fee

$600

Listing Fee

$2,900

Est. total fee*

3.23%

At a glance

Pricing & services

Reviews

Company info

Things to know: Locally operated in Minneapolis | Active since 2019 | Most competitive rates

Potential concerns: Charges a $600 upfront fee | No new verified customer reviews in last 6 months

Upfront flat fee$600
Flat fee at closing$2,900

RatingTotal reviews
Overall5.040
Google5.040

Plan Availability: Minneapolis

Business Address: 2792 118th Cir NE, Blaine, MN 55449

Website: realestatecorners.com

Phone: (612) 483-1230

🟡 Fair value

32 Realty

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5.0
4 reviews

ValueScore

50

Upfront fee

None

Listing Fee

0.70%*

Est. total fee*

3.20%

At a glance

Pricing & services

Reviews

Company info

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

Potential concerns: No new verified customer reviews in last 6 months

Total commission3.2%

RatingTotal reviews
Overall5.04
Google5.04

Plan Availability: Statewide

Business Address: 7900 International Dr #300, Bloomington, MN 55425

Website: realty32.com

Phone: (612) 326-8685

🟡 Fair value

Redfin

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N/A
No verified reviews

ValueScore

50

Upfront fee

None

Listing Fee

1.50%

Est. total fee*

4.00%

At a glance

Pricing & services

Reviews

Company info

Things to know: 209 transactions in Minnesota in past 18 months | Available in 19 Minnesota markets | Active since 2013 | Most competitive rates

Potential concerns: No new verified customer reviews in last 6 months

Minimum fee$2,000
Listing fee1.5%

No verified reviews

Plan Availability: Minnetonka, Plymouth, Rochester, Shakopee, St. Paul, Blaine, Coon Rapids, Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Lakeville, Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Eden Prairie, Edina, Maple Grove, St. Louis Park, Maplewood, Woodbury

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

Website: redfin.com

Phone: (877) 973-3346

🟠 Average value

Realty 32

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N/A
No verified reviews

ValueScore

47

Upfront fee

None

Listing Fee

0.70%*

Est. total fee*

3.20%

At a glance

Pricing & services

Reviews

Company info

Things to know: Available in 4 Minnesota markets | Most competitive rates

Potential concerns: No new verified customer reviews in last 6 months

Total commission3.2%

No verified reviews

Plan Availability: Shakopee, Burnsville, Farmington, Lakeville, Rosemount, Bloomington, Prior Lake, Savage

Business Address: 7900 International Drive, Suite 300, Bloomington, MN, United States, Minnesota

Website: realty32.com

Phone: (612) 326-8685

🟠 Average value

Pro Flat Fee Realty

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4.9
66 reviews

ValueScore

46

Upfront fee

$500

Listing Fee

$3,400

Est. total fee*

3.51%

At a glance

Pricing & services

Reviews

Company info

Things to know: Available statewide in Minnesota | Active since 2017 | Most competitive rates

Potential concerns: Charges a $500 upfront fee

Upfront flat fee$500
Flat fee at closing$3,400
Buyer's agent fee2.7%

RatingTotal reviews
Overall4.966
Google4.966

Plan Availability: Statewide

Business Address: 3450 Lexington Ave N #124, Shoreview, MN 55126

Website: proflatfee.com

Phone: (612) 998-1919

🟠 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 Minnesota | 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

Buy Owner

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N/A
No verified reviews

ValueScore

26

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 Minnesota | 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

Flat Fee Group

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N/A
No verified reviews

ValueScore

24

Upfront fee

$595

Listing Fee

$2,900

Est. total fee*

3.23%

At a glance

Pricing & services

Reviews

Company info

Things to know: Available in 10 Minnesota markets | Most competitive rates

Potential concerns: Charges a $595 upfront fee | No new verified customer reviews in last 6 months

Upfront flat fee$595
Flat fee at closing$2,900

No verified reviews

Plan Availability: Duluth, Mankato, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Moorhead, Plymouth, Rochester, Shakopee, St. Cloud, St. Paul

Business Address: Varies by state

Website: flatfeegroup.com

🔴 Limited value

La Crosse By Owner

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N/A
No verified reviews

ValueScore

24

Upfront fee

$399

Listing Fee

0.08%*

Est. total fee*

2.58%

At a glance

Pricing & services

Reviews

Company info

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

Potential concerns: Charges a $399 upfront fee | No new verified customer reviews in last 6 months

Upfront flat fee$399

No verified reviews

Plan Availability: Statewide

Business Address: W3860 Western Hills Dr, West Salem, WI 54669

Website: lacrossebyowner.com

Phone: (608) 612-0445

🔴 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 Minnesota | 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

🔴 Limited value

Dave Brown Realtors

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5.0
1 review

ValueScore

15

Upfront fee

None

Listing Fee

2.50%*

Est. total fee*

5.00%

At a glance

Pricing & services

Reviews

Company info

Things to know: Available in 21 Minnesota markets | Active since 2020 | Limited savings

Potential concerns: No new verified customer reviews in last 6 months | Fee structure may offer limited savings

Total commission5%

RatingTotal reviews
Overall5.01
Google5.01

Plan Availability: Duluth, Mankato, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Moorhead, Plymouth, Rochester, Shakopee, Blaine, Coon Rapids, Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Lakeville, Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Eden Prairie, Edina, Maple Grove, Maplewood, Woodbury

Business Address: 100 Fuller St S #105, Shakopee, MN 55379

Website: davebrownrealtors.com

Phone: (952) 445-8155

🔴 Limited value

RE/MAX Professionals Select

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N/A
No verified reviews

ValueScore

12

Upfront fee

None

Listing Fee

2.50%

Est. total fee*

5.00%

At a glance

Pricing & services

Reviews

Company info

Things to know: Locally operated in Maplewood | Limited savings

Potential concerns: No new verified customer reviews in last 6 months | Fee structure may offer limited savings

Listing fee2.5%

No verified reviews

Plan Availability: Maplewood

Business Address: 2475 Maplewood Dr, Ste 115, Maplewood, MN 55109

Website: mpeterson.remax.com

Phone: (651) 222-6683

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Why trust us

Data sources

Our team evaluated 14 discount real estate brokerages serving Minnesota. We analyzed over 7,458,373 data points tied to customer reviews, transaction history, pricing details, and more to determine the best Minnesota discount real estate brokers.

Methodology

Using public business directories, our team identified companies and agents serving Minnesota 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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