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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.

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


  • Home listed in MLS®
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  • All standard/required real estate forms
  • Comparative market analysis (CMA)
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  • Multiple digital photos of property


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  • Offer Presentation
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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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4 Often Unseen Costs of Selling a Home in the Triangle

Posted on March 27, 2015 by imusocialmedia

Purchase agreement- phasinphoto, freedigitalphotos.netMost home sellers in the Triangle want to price their home for the most money possible in the shortest time; all while avoiding expensive costs, fees, and commissions. An agent’s commission is the obvious one, but there are many other not-so-obvious costs involved in selling a home. Flat Fee Realty wants sellers to understand all of the costs involved in selling a home. Below, some often overlooked costs to consider:

  • The agent’s marketing strategy: An effective marketing strategy is an important part of attracting enough potential buyers to generate solid, serious offers. A poor marketing strategy will needlessly prolong a home’s time on the market, with holding costs quickly adding up. Not only that, but the price reductions and low offers that inevitable follow will further reduce a seller’s profit.
  • The agent’s pricing strategy: If an agent’s pricing strategy is not effective, the home will sit on the market for longer than necessary. An improperly priced home may encourage low offers, and also necessitate price reductions. Buyers will note the reductions, which in turn will encourage more low offers.
  • Holding costs: A home sitting on the market will cost the sellers every single day in terms of a mortgage payment, interest, property taxes, and utilities. Additionally, sellers who have already purchased their new home are forced to double up on these costs until their former home is sold.
  • Closing costs: Many sellers forget about paying prorated property taxes, homeowner association fees, recording fees, transfer fees, and more. Additionally, some mortgages have a prepayment penalty, which requires payment of a fee if the mortgage is paid off prior to a specified date.

The true cost of selling a home involves a lot more than an agent’s commission. Every cost reduces the seller’s potential to make a profit; sometimes leaving them with less money than expected after closing. Sellers wanting to keep the most money possible after the sale of their home should contact the experienced agents at Flat Fee Realty today!

The savings begin with you.


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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