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Meet your agent through Clever and save an average $9,000 in commission.

Low 1% listing commission

On homes that sell for
more than $350,000

On homes than sell for
up to $350,000

Flat $3,000 listing fee

From brands like RE/MAX,
Keller Williams & more

Top-rated realtors

No commitment. 
No strings attached.

100% free service

Clever vs. traditional commission models

What’s the difference between a “Clever agent” and a “traditional realtor”? Nothing. Literally. Clever agents are traditional real estate agents. They’re full-service realtors who represent major brands like Keller Williams, RE/MAX, Century 21, Coldwell Banker, and more, plus the best local brokerages.

The only difference is what you pay — a much lower commission than if you’d found the exact same realtor on your own.

When you find an agent through Clever, you pay a flat $3,000 listing commission on homes up to $350,000, or a reduced listing commission of just 1% if your home sells for more. That’s way less than the typical listing commission you’d pay a full-service realtor — the national average is 2.5 to 3%.

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Your choice of 2 or 3 fully vetted agents, matched to your preferences using proprietary data


Listing on the MLS, Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com & more


Professional photography and marketing


Comparative market analysis to determine the right listing price


Open houses and showings


Yard sign and lockbox


Paperwork and assistance through, negotiations, inspections, and closing

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What You Get

What You Pay

Reduced 1% listing commission or a flat $3,000


2.5 to 3% commission to the buyer’s agent (varies from market to market)

Between 3.5 and 5% in total commission

Don’t pay thousands of dollars more for the exact same service.

Every realtor you meet through Clever offers the same level of service they provide their other, full-commission clients. Check out the complete list of services you can expect below.

NOTE: You should also expect to pay another 2.5 to 3% to the buyer's agent. That's not a Clever thing. It's an industry-wide thing. The national average for total commission adds up to between 5 and 6% (2.5-3% plus 2.5-3%). But with Clever, your combined rate could be as low as 3.5% — 30% less than you'd pay with a 5% commission. Or at a 4% combined rate, you'd pay 33% less than the standard 6%.

The best agent you can find, based on publicly available information and word of mouth


Listing on the MLS, Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com & more


Professional photography and marketing


Comparative market analysis to determine the right listing price


Open houses and showings


Yard sign and lockbox


Paperwork and assistance through, negotiations, inspections, and closing

Meeting an agent on your own

What You Get

2.5 to 3% listing commission


2.5 to 3% commission to the buyer’s agent (varies from market to market)

What You Pay

Between 5 and 6% in total commission

Pay $0 to us. And pay thousands less than if you'd met the same realtor yourself. Here’s how:

Then you’ll get to speak with our team of licensed experts in five minutes or less. This gives you a chance to ask questions, share your personal goals, and prioritize what you’re looking for in an agent. We use these details and proprietary data to help you find the right realtor.

TIP: Not a fan of phones? You can skip the phone call after you submit your info. We’ll match you with your first agent within an average of just one hour.

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We bring you agents from top brands and brokerages — and tailor our recommendations to fit your needs. The agents you’ll meet are willing to offer you a better rate because we bring them more business, without their usual upfront costs (like marketing themselves to new customers, which is close to 70% of their total expenses). Then they agree to pass part of that savings along to you!

We negotiate lower rates on your behalf.

Clever is a 100% free service. And by the time you talk to any agent, they’ve already agreed to our pre-negotiated rates. We’ll start with just two or three agents who you can get to know for yourself. If for any reason you’re not ready to move forward with one of the agents we recommend, we’ll try again. Or if Clever isn’t for you, you can walk away. No strings attached.

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Your Clever Concierge Team is here to answer any questions, offer advice and help you reach your real estate goals. Any question, any issue, we've got you. 


Every member of our Concierge Team is:

• A fully licensed real estate agent
• Equipped with the latest tech to help you move fast 
• Available 7 days a week, 8am to 8pm EST (5am to 5pm PST) 
• Here to support you — from now until your home sells!

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Frequently Asked Questions

The traditional fee for a full-service real estate agent to list your home is between 2.5 and 3%. Even at a 2.5% rate, a $3,000 flat-fee commission starts saving you money when your home sells for more than $120,000. 

The more you sell for, the more you save. With a flat $3,000 listing commission, you’d save between $3,250 and $4,500 if your home sold for $250,000 (vs. the 2.5 to 3% rate). Or if your home sold for $350,000, you’d save between $5,750 and $7,500!

If your home sold for $500,000, our 1% commission rate would save you between $7,500 and $10,000. On a $1,000,000 sale, you’d save between $15,000 and $20,000.

NOTE: You should also expect to pay another 2.5-3% to the buyer's agent. That's not a Clever thing. It's an industry-wide thing. You’d pay that the traditional way too, which is why the "standard" total commission adds up to close to 6%.

How much can I save in commission with Clever?

Why would a top-rated, full-service realtor work with Clever and lower their rate?

We partner with top agents at major brands across the country, plus the best local brokerages. It gives full-service real estate agents the flexibility to meet customers who are looking for a discount (that's a lot of customers) — but without branding themselves as a discount agent (and not being able to charge full commission for the other customers they meet on their own). 

Clever also offers a more reliable, steady stream of new business, with zero upfront costs on their end. This saves them a ton of time and money — particularly when it comes to marketing themselves to new customers, which is close to 70% of their total expenses. 

We let realtors choose to work whenever it aligns with their own goals. And for as long as they live up to Clever’s standard of providing first-class, full-service agents. 

We’ve found agents are willing to negotiate rates for several reasons — to hit sales targets, to enter new markets, in response to the local housing market, or simply because fewer upfront costs means higher profits, even with the discount. It comes down to what makes the most business sense for them.

For agents, working with Clever means:


The average total commission ranges from 5% to 6%. But that commission is split between the listing agent (the agent who sells your home) and the buyer’s agent (the agent of the person who buys your home).

The commission is usually split down the middle, more or less — depending on what the two agents agree on. That’s why the average listing commission is 2.5% to 3% and the average buyer’s agent commission is also 2.5% to 3%.

The 3% and 6% you hear from a lot of realtors comes from the high end of those two figures.

Is the average commission rate 3% or 6%?

  • A more consistent stream of business

  • More signs in yards 

  • More happy clients and referrals 

  • More traditional business, too 

  • All with zero upfront costs or marketing expenses

Most homebuyers are working with a buyer’s agent and that agent is expecting a commission. Not offering buyer’s agent commission can force the buyer to pay their agent out of pocket, which can limit their ability to purchase your home. It also disincentives the buyer’s agent from showing your home to their clients because they know they’ll net a lower commission than other homes in your area. It’s not ethical, but it happens.

Why do I still need to pay commission to the buyer's agent?

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We cap your maximum total commission at 5%, so you never overpay in commission.

Our flat $3,000 model starts saving you less money if your home sells for under $125,000 (because $3,000 is 2.4% of $125,000). That’s why we switch to a 5% rate on homes below the $125,000 threshold.

That 5% also includes buyer’s agent commission, putting you on the very low end for both your listing agent’s commission and the buyer’s agent commission.

Plus, we connect you with top-rated, full-service agents — giving you a better chance to sell your home for more, and save more money too.

What’s the most I could pay in commission with Clever?

Yes, as long as your agent is a full-service agent and not a “discount agent” or attached to a limited-service brokerage

TIP: When you talk to any realtor, make sure you’re on the same page about the level of service you can expect. Once you sign an exclusive listing agreement with a discount agent or a limited-service brokerage, you’ll be locked into those terms for the duration of your contract.

If I pay less commission, will I get the same level of service and attention to detail as a more expensive agent?

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Per-transaction savings based on average sale price for Clever customers in 2019 vs standard 3% listing fee. 

Average time to offer based on Clever partner agent data in 2019, as compared to Redfin nationwide data.

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