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Welcome to Flat Fee Realty, your source for help in buying or selling a home without hassle!

We are an independently-owned, Triangle based company, committed to helping people like you by simplifying the process of buying and selling homes.

If you are a current home owner who is interested in selling your home independently please read what our customers are saying about us.

If you are a prospective home buyer please check out our new Custom Search. Searching for the home of your dreams is now easier than ever.

We also offer more traditional, full-service NC real estate services if you decide you would like more assistance.


  • Home listed in MLS®
  • listing
  • Displayed on over 4,000 websites
  • Lock box for agent showings
  • All standard/required real estate forms
  • Comparative market analysis (CMA)
  • Yard sign and flyer box
  • Unlimited custom flyers
  • Multiple digital photos of property


  • Custom Home Search
  • Full Service Agents
  • Offer Presentation
  • Preparation of Documents
  • Negotiations
  • Coordination of All Inspections
  • Coordination with Escrow Agent
  • Telephone Consultation
  • Property Evaluation

Terry McDonald ‐ Owner • Broker • REALTOR®
Helping Buyers and Sellers Get it Done Right!

After 20 years of running his own custom home construction and Real Estate development companies, Terry changed careers in 2006 and concentrates solely on helping buyers and sellers with their real estate needs. Employing his vast amount of knowledge and experience on your behalf will give you an advantage in your search for a new home or sale of your existing residence. Terry is currently a member of the Top Producers Council and frequently exchanges thoughts and ideas of our current market conditions with other Top Producers. We are confident that Terry will be the Real Estate Professional that you are looking for, offering the total package when it comes to knowledge, experience, and professionalism in the Real Estate marketplace. Terry will work long hours to accomplish all of your goals and provide service beyond your expectation. Terry looks forward to meeting you in person to discuss your Real Estate needs and helping you to achieve them.

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Flat Fee Realty Knows Money Matters: 4 Top Financial Tips for Homebuyers in The Triangle

Posted on August 21, 2014 by imusocialmedia

FFR- 401K2913- FoterFor many people here in the Triangle, purchasing a home is one of life’s largest financial transactions. For this reason, it literally pays to consider all of the possible risks and rewards, and to plot a careful and deliberate course of action.

Following these four tips from Flat Fee Realty will help Triangle-area homebuyers keep financial goals in focus:

  • Be ready to put down roots: When investing in a home, a good rule of thumb is to plan to stay for at least four years. With all the transaction costs involved (obvious and otherwise) there’s a decent chance money would be lost if an earlier move was necessary. Even if the home does manage to appreciate in a short time, paying a capital gains taxwill likely be required if less than two years have passed.
  • Consider the resale value: Look for a home that works for a wide of buyers in terms of size, layout, and location (typically the top selling factor). Choose an area with quality schools (even if there’s not kids in the picture) and within a reasonable proximity to main roads, shopping centers, and cultural amenities. Know what is important to buyers in the local real estate market.
  • Lay the groundwork: Obtain a credit report from each of the three major credit bureaus. Review them carefully because errors are not uncommon. Resolve any issues with the reporting agency, and start a few months in advance of a mortgage application (these agencies tend to move slowly). In the meantime, continue to make on-time payments and keep all debt to credit ratios below 30%.
  • Get professional help: Exclusive buyer’s agents (like those at Flat Fee Realty) represent only the buyer’s best interests during the transaction. Thanks to the Internet, homebuyers have access to an unprecedented (and often overwhelming) amount of data and tools. However, the real estate market is actually hyper-local, and a well-versed Flat Fee Realty agent can most effectively interpret the myriad of information.

While no one can guarantee an absolutely seamless transaction, the dedicated agents at, Flat Fee Realtycan help both new and experienced buyers make financially sound decisions. If you are looking to make a move, give us a call!


This post on selling and buying a home in the Triangle is brought to you by the team at Flat Fee Realty and is intended for informational purposes only.

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