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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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3 Red Flags to Watch for When Choosing a Triangle Realtor

Posted on April 9, 2015 by imusocialmedia

Danger Sign, Stuart Miles, freedigitalphotos.netChoosing a real estate agent to list a home is kind of like dating. It requires both trust and commitment, and depending on how long it takes a home to sell, it might be a long-term relationship. And if the association doesn’t feel right at first, it’s probably not going to get better. Despite these realities, many home sellers put little to no thought or effort into choosing a Triangle agent to represent them in what will likely be one of the largest financial transactions of their lives.

Flat Fee Realty wants Triangle homebuyers and sellers to make an informed choice when choosing a listing agent. Be on the lookout for these three common red flags:

  • The agent is a friend or relative: With thousands of agents practicing in Raleigh, Cary, and the surrounding areas, it’s likely that many buyers and sellers have a personal relationship with at least one real estate agent. While it is certainly admirable to want to give business to those nearest and dearest, tread carefully in the decision. If problems arise, it can be difficult to address them with a good friend or family member, leading to resentment or damage to the relationship.
  • The agent is part-time, or does real estate “one the side”: For buyers, time is of the essence in today’s hot real estate market. From showing homes to submitting and negotiating offers, buyers need an agent who is available at almost all times. For sellers, an agent that actively follows the market daily and is available for last-minute showing is a necessity. A part-time agent is unlikely to give each client the time and attention they deserve.
  • The agent is unfamiliar with the neighborhood or property type: The real estate market is hyper-local, varying from town to town and even neighborhood to neighborhood. It’s essential to choose an agent familiar with the area, since he or she may already be in touch with buyers looking for a similar home, or sellers with homes not yet on the market. Likewise, when selling a condominium or purchasing an investment property, opt for and agent experienced with that type of product.

When it comes to choosing the right real estate agent, it pays to do the appropriate research and compare a few agents. Get recommendations from friends, coworkers, or family members, and note which agents are buying and selling in your neighborhood. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, and don’t be dazzled by a slick listing presentation only to find out there’s nothing under the surface.

Whether a buyer or a seller exploring the benefits of a flat fee listing or in need of a full-service agent, Flat Fee Realty has everyone covered. Contact the experienced agents at Flat Fee Realty today!


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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