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Flat $3,000 commission

Listing commission for homes up to $350,000

An average $65,000 more than FSBO homes

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From brands like Keller Williams, RE/MAX & more

Top-rated realtors

Low 1% listing commission for homes $350,000+

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Flat-fee MLS services vs. Flat-fee realtors

A basic flat-fee MLS service can save you a lot of money in commission. You pay a low, flat fee upfront, but the support typically ends there — your home is listed as "For Sale By Owner" — unless more support is required by law

If you have a lot of experience selling homes and you're comfortable handling your sale on your own, a flat-fee MLS service is the cheapest option to get your home listed, usually between $100 and $500. 

Now here’s an important distinction: Clever isn’t flat-fee MLS service. We’re a more clever way to save. You pay $0 to us and $0 upfront — Clever is a 100% free service — then you pay a low $3,000 flat commission to your realtor only once your home actually sells. 

We connect you with top-rated realtors from full-service brokerages like Keller Williams, RE/MAX, Coldwell Banker, Compass, and more. So you get all the resources and expertise it takes to sell your home fast, for top dollar.

Flat Fee, Full Service

Save thousands in real estate commission


No commitment, pay only after your home sells


Ongoing support — both from your agent and the your Clever Concierge Team


Listing on every relevant MLS


Listing on Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com & more


Professional photography and comprehensive marketing


Comparative market analysis to determine the right listing price


Open houses and showings


Yard sign and lockbox


Negotiating for a higher sale price


Paperwork and assistance through inspections and closing

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Don't let would-be "savings" cost you thousands in equity.

Saving money matters. That’s why we’re here. But if you don’t have experience with the ins-and-outs of the process — e.g., setting the right price, negotiating offers and counter offers, inspections, closing, etc. — then trying to sell your home yourself could cost you a lot of money in equity when you do sell. 

In fact, the average home listed “For Sale By Owner” sells for $65,000 less than agent-assisted homes — that’s 24.5% less value. And it’s way more than you’d ever pay a realtor, even if you paid the full 5 to 6% commission. 

Not to mention, there’s no guarantee your home sells with a flat-fee MLS service. Then you’re out the money you paid upfront, whether you decide you need to bring in a real estate agent later or not.

Save thousands in real estate commission


Pay upfront, no guarantee to sell


Home listed as “For Sale By Owner” — agent support ends there


Listing on select local MLS (close to 900 MLS systems in the U.S. total)


Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com and other listings depend on the service you choose


Additional services sometimes available a-la-carte at a higher per-item cost

Standard Flat-fee MLS

Meet your agent through Clever and get full service for a flat $3,000 listing commission. Here’s how:

Then you’ll get to speak with our licensed team of 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. Just submit your info or call us directly at 1-833-2-CLEVER.

TIP: Not a fan of phones? You can skip the phone call entirely after you submit your info. We’ll still 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 match your needs. They’re willing to offer you a low, flat commission because we bring them more business without their usual upfront costs, like marketing themselves to find new customers (which is up to 70% of their total expenses). Then they agree to pass part of that savings along to you.

We negotiate a flat rate on your behalf.

Clever is a 100% free service. And by the time you talk to any agent, they’ve already agreed to a flat $3,000 commission on homes that sell for up to $350,000 (or a reduced rate of just 1% if your home sells for more). We’ll start with two or three agents who you can vet for yourself. If for any reason those agents aren’t for you, we’ll send you more. Or if you decide Clever isn’t for you, no pressure. You never owe us a dime.

You choose the best agent for you.

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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 on the lower end of that range, a $3,000 flat-fee commission starts saving you money when your home sells for more than $120,000. Or at a higher 3% fee, our $3,000 flat-fee commission starts saving at a sale price of just $100,000.

The more your home sells for, the more you save — all the way up to $350,000 — where you’d save $7,500. And since you’re still getting a full-service real estate agent, you have a better chance of selling your home for maximum value. You won’t risk short-changing yourself on your home’s true worth like you would with a traditional flat-fee MLS service.

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 with a flat-fee MLS company too unless you can find a buyer who also doesn’t have an agent.

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:


Most homebuyers are working with a buyer’s agent and that agent is expecting 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.

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

  • 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

First off, congrats. That’s good news. If your home sells for more, you stand to profit more on the transaction. On homes that sell for more than $350,000, we pre-negotiate a low rate of 1% with any agent you’ll meet through Clever.

Again, that’s compared to the national average — between 2.5 and 3%. So while you’d no longer be paying a flat $3,000 fee, you can still expect to save serious money and take home more overall.

At a 1% rate, you’d save between 60% and 66% in listing commission!

What if my home sells for more than $350,000?

Not always. As the home seller, you ultimately pay the commission of your buyer’s agent. If your home is represented by a flat-fee brokerage or discount brokerage, some agents will avoid showing your home because they think they’ll net a lower commission. 

The practice is known as “sell-to-commission.” It’s not ethical. But it happens. 

Take Trelora — a flat-fee realty company that serves the Denver market — not only do they advertise a flat-fee on the seller’s side, but a flat fee on the buyer’s side as well. Because buyer’s agents know that when they work with Trelora they won’t get a standard 2-5 to 3% split of the commission, they sometimes refuse to show these homes. 

In fact, Trelora has filed over 100 complaints with real estate regulation authorities as a result. § 

Will buyer’s agents show homes listed by a “flat-fee” company?

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Can I get additional services with a flat-fee MLS package?

Since Clever isn’t a flat-fee brokerage, you never have to worry about buyer’s agents not showing your home.

Your real estate agent isn’t a “Clever agent” at all. They work at full-service brokerages like Keller Williams, Coldwell Banker or Century 21 — only brought to you at a reduced rate — so your buyer’s agent will still expect to receive their standard compensation.

How does Clever work with “sell-to-commission” buyer’s agents?

Yes. In several states (and the District of Columbia), it’s actually illegal for companies to list your home on an MLS without offering at least some level of assistance. What those minimum requirements are changes from state to state. 

A lot of flat-fee MLS companies also offer upsell packages and additional a-la-carte services — sometimes all the way up to the full service you can expect standard with a traditional real estate agent. 

Your price starts low, then goes up with each additional service you need. Think of it like a TV package. You start with a basic introductory package and your bill grows with each channel or premium package you add. While a full-service realtor offers you a more complete selection of services bundled together for a set price that’s lower than purchasing each one by itself. Or — if you meet your agent through Clever — a much lower price. 

If you’re sure on what you need and can do a lot of the heavy-lifting yourself, a flat-fee MLS service with a few add-ons may be right for you. But be careful of how much you’re paying for each service — and know your needs might change.

States with minimum-service requirement laws include: Alabama, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and West Virginia.

Yes, as long as your agent is a full-service agent and not connected to a limited-service brokerage or flat-fee MLS service.

TIP: When you talk to a flat-fee realtor or 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 limited-service realtor or brokerage, you’ll be locked into those terms for the duration of your contract. Even if your needs change.

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

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