What is a Discount Real Estate Broker?

Are you a more sophisticated real estate buyer – one who has had experience buying and selling property and who is comfortable (or even enjoys) doing research on market trends and your local real estate market? If so, you might be looking for a broker who is willing to discount the traditional commission percentage, or one who offers a commission rebate or other financial deals.  If this at all sounds like you, you’ll want to look for a full-service discount real estate broker. Discount brokers specialize in options for the sophisticated real estate client looking for a break on the high fees associated with traditional brokers.


Commission Options

Discount commissions: Discount commissions let you list your home with a professional firm for commission fees as low as 1% or 2% - a considerable savings to you over the 3% that is generally charged by brokers representing a property sale. 

Flat fee listings: Another option available to you is a flat fee listing. This means that instead of charging you a percentage of the sale price of your home (often around 3%), the firm will charge a flat fee to list your home for sale on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS).  These firms typically offer A La Carte Services to those interested in listing their home as “for sale by owner”, but still want it featured on the MLS.  No showings, consultations, open houses, pictures or disclosure forms are provided.  Some of the paperwork you need is available for an additional fee and this is mainly for Do-It-Yourselfers.

Commission rebate: For buyers, discount brokers offer to rebate you back up to 50% of the commission they earn when they help you purchase a home. For example, if your broker earns a 3% commission, you could get back 1.5% of your home’s sale price. If the home you purchase is in the $600,000 range that’s $9,000 back into your pocket!

Not all real estate brokers are created equal.  Most full price brokers aren’t going to offer to professionally stage your home for free.  Discount brokers are going to encourage you to see open houses on your own when possible.  That said, there are many discount brokers offering fantastic money-saving options for clients looking for deals. In the real estate world, there are many ways to save money, and commissions are one of those negotiable areas.


WeHelpUBuy - Orange County's #1 Discount Broker

Whether you are looking to buy or even sell a house in Anaheim Hills, Tustin, Orange, Yorba Linda, Irvine, Placentia, Fullerton, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach and basically any city in Orange County, WeHelpUBuy can save you money, or give away free money as Brad Davidson, the owner puts it. We serve all of Orange County, LA County, and the Inland Empire. We have been offering commission rebate programs in Southern California for over ten years and you will always receive individualized attention and service.

Our unique program gives you 50% cash-back rebate, no tricks or conditions apply. Most other brokers can't make this offer and because of that our program has grown in popularity with over $200 million in sales. When you buy a home in Southern California, about $15,000 of the sales price goes to the buyer's realtor. This means that on the average Orange County home, $7,500 will go straight back to you. This money can be put towards your mortgage payments or bills for the first few months.

We'll also save you thousands of dollars when you sell a home. While the standard real estate broker commission is usually 6%, we only charge 4% in commission. You get full MLS, Internet and social media marketing. We'll sell your house for top dollar and save you thousands of dollars.

Being an independent broker means that we have the flexibility to share our commission because we don't have the overhead of a typical big box real estate brokerage. 


Getting Started

You can begin your home search by looking at our MLS in Orange County here. For more information, please give me a call at (714) 961-8442 or email me at brad@wehelpubuy.com. You can also fill out this contact form.

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