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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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4 Big Mistakes to Avoid When Selling a Triangle Home

Posted on September 23, 2016 by imusocialmedia

dreamstime_xs_18817936Listing a home in the Triangle, especially after living in it for years, can be an emotional time filled with questions and  memories. Many people across Raleigh now find themselves in an empty nest. What to do?  At Flat Fee Realty, we understand home sellers are investing quite a bit of themselves into selling their Triangle home.

The good news is that the Triangle real estate market is very active. Many people are ready to sell, especially in this seller’s market. This is great news, but managing those memories and emotions are very important. Clear thinking, coupled with the advice of one of our experienced Flat Fee Realty agents will minimize expensive mistakes. Across the country, many sellers will make an average of up to three costly mistakes each and every transaction.  

Flat Fee Realty advises against making these four big mistakes when selling a Triangle home:  

  • Having a cluttered or completely empty house: Clutter removes space and offers a poor first impression. Clear all counter space, throw out the magazines, and declutter the closets. On the other hand, a totally empty house makes it hard to envision imagine living there; consider home staging in that case.
  • Using inferior, blurry, or impromptu cell phone photos: Because most Triangle home buyers start their home search online, a home should make that “oh wow!” first impression online. Flat Fee Realty will help sellers to frame the interior and exterior in the most appealing manner.
  • Not disclosing important information: Triangle home buyers will usually discover any issues with the house, and use anything negative for bargaining position. Disclosing everything up front about every problem is the best approach.
  • Not planning the closing date: The difference of one day can make a difference in taxes paid. Check with us and our team for the best closing date.

Selling a house in the Triangle is simple but it is never easy. And, at times, it can be stressful. After all, home buying and home selling are usually the largest transactions Triangle residents will ever undertake. Flat Fee Realty can help minimize mistakes when selling a local home. If you live in Raleigh, Cary, Morrisville, and Apex and beyond, call the professionals; contact the Flat Fee Realty team today! We make the difference!

We are the future of real estate in Raleigh and the Triangle.


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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