7 Best Discount Real Estate Brokers in Independence, Missouri (2024)

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By Jamie Ayers Updated May 10, 2024
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We ranked 7 discount real estate brokers in Independence, Missouri. Read on for the full list of companies, or use our free matching tool compare top discount realtors near you.

About discount realtors (more)
  • Independence 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 Independence, Missouri

Company
Customer Rating
ValueScore
Upfront fee
Listing Fee
Minimum fee
Est. total fee*
Active Since
4.4
31 reviews
66
🟣 Good
None
1.00%
None
3.50%
2015
4.9
45 reviews
61
🟣 Good
None
1.90%
None
4.90%
2011
N/A
No verified reviews
50
🟡 Fair
None
1.50%
$2,000
4.00%
2013
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
5.0
1 review
26
🔴 Limited
$2,995
0.62%*
None
3.12%
2021
4.5
84 reviews
22
🔴 Limited
None
Unverified
None
Unverified
2019
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🟣 Good value

395 Realty

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4.4
31 reviews

ValueScore

66

Upfront fee

None

Listing Fee

1.00%

Est. total fee*

3.50%

At a glance

Pricing & services

Reviews

Company info

Things to know: Available in 4 Missouri markets | Active since 2015 | Most competitive rates

Potential concerns: None found

Listing fee1%

RatingTotal reviews
Overall4.431
Google4.431

Plan Availability: Jefferson City, Independence, Kansas City, Joplin

Business Address: 8101 College Blvd # 100, Overland Park, KS 66210

Website: 395realty.com

Phone: (913) 944-4000

🟣 Good value

Al Urban - RE/MAX Advantage Realtors

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4.9
45 reviews

ValueScore

61

Upfront fee

None

Listing Fee

1.90%

Est. total fee*

4.90%

At a glance

Pricing & services

Reviews

Company info

Things to know: Available in 9 Missouri markets | Active in Missouri since 2011 | Competitive rates

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

Listing fee1.9%
Buyer's agent fee3%
Total commission4.9%

RatingTotal reviews
Overall4.945
Google4.824
Zillow5.015
Realtor5.06

Plan Availability: Columbia, St. Joseph, Jefferson City, Springfield, Blue Springs, Independence, Kansas City, Lee's Summit, Joplin

Business Address: 9393 W 110th St, Suite 170 - Overland Park, KS 66210

Website: alurban.net

Phone: (816) 506-4918

🟡 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: 314 transactions in Missouri in past 18 months | Available in 9 Missouri 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: St. Joseph, Blue Springs, Independence, Lee's Summit, O'Fallon, St. Charles, St. Peters, Chesterfield, Florissant

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

Website: redfin.com

Phone: (877) 973-3346

🟠 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 Missouri | 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 Missouri | 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 395 Realty

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5.0
1 review

ValueScore

26

Upfront fee

$2,995

Listing Fee

0.62%*

Est. total fee*

3.12%

At a glance

Pricing & services

Reviews

Company info

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

Potential concerns: Charges a $2,995 upfront fee | No new verified customer reviews in last 6 months

Upfront flat fee$2,995

RatingTotal reviews
Overall5.01
Google5.01

Plan Availability: Statewide

Business Address: 1201 NW Briarcliff Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64116

Website: flatfee395realty.com

Phone: (913) 944-4000

🔴 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 Missouri | 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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Data sources

Our team evaluated 7 discount real estate brokerages serving Independence, Missouri. We analyzed over 3,981,104 data points tied to customer reviews, transaction history, pricing details, and more to determine the best Independence discount real estate brokers.

Methodology

Using public business directories, our team identified companies and agents serving Independence, Missouri 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 compared to rates conventional realtors charge? We estimate the listing fee and total commission rate for each brand across four different 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.
  • Services: Does the company offer full service and support? We try 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 Reviews: Does the company consistently receive positive customer reviews from home sellers? We gauge how reliable, professional, and fair each brokerage is by evaluating all public reviews for average rating, total number of reviews, and percentage of negative reviews.
  • Recent Activity: How active has the brokerage been lately? We check recent reviews and transaction history to determine whether or not each company has an established presence in your market.

✍️ 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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