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8 min read Jan 20, 2023

10 Top North Carolina REALTORS in 2023

✍️ Editor’s Note: REALTORS® are real estate agents or brokers associated with National Association of REALTORS®. North Carolina has more than 50,000 REALTORS®. Here’s our pick of 10 Best REALTORS in North Carolina.

North Carolina’s average home was worth $277,795 in November 2021 which is a 23.6 percent year-over-year increase, and Zillow predicts another 11.7 percent in 2022. REALTORS in North Carolina, the North Carolina Association of Realtors INC, has seen 4,000 new members every year since 2019. It currently has 56,000 members.

10 Top North Carolina Realtors and Companies

Top North Carolina REALTORSBest ForMore Than 10 Years of ExperienceMore than a 100 sales in the last 12 months5 Star Ratings
Glen Cornwell✔️ Sellers looking for maximum savings
✔️ Sellers looking for Stellar Customer Reviews
✔️ Sellers looking for Fast Listing Changes
✔️ Sellers looking for Cutting-edge Technology
Rob Partin✔️ Sellers looking for full-service support.
Martha Gentry✔️ Clients dealing in short sales and relocation
Nick Phillips✔️ Sellers/buyers dealing in luxury properties
Marilyn Wright✔️ Clients needing discretion and deal in high profile properties.
John Vesco✔️ Clients looking for a REALTOR having good customer Reviews
Crystal Copas✔️ Sellers looking for unique staging and marketing strategies.
Big Frank Schuler✔️ Clients who need an experienced professional.
Steve Toop✔️ Clients needing REALTORS with good local coverage
Linda Trevor✔️ Clients looking for exceptional reviews

Facts About North Carolina Real Estate Market

Median Sales Price$328,168 (+19.6% year over year)[1]
Median Home Value:$302,153[2]
Average home value$302,153[3]
Active listings in North Carolina15,019[4]
FSBO Home Sales 7%[5]

NC Housing Market: Will the housing market crash in North Carolina? Read to know.

Reviews: 10 Top North Carolina REALTORS and Companies

1. Glen Cornwell, Houzeo.com

Best for Negotiations

Glen Cornwell

Glen Cornwell
  • Licensed in 5 states
  • Flat Fee MLS listing
  • 5 Stars 5/5 (64 Reviews)

👨‍⚖️ About: Glen Cornwell is an established full-service real estate agent with 20 years of experience in the industry. He is licensed to practice in 5 states and has sold over 1000 properties in the past few years. He specializes mainly in relocation, short sales, new construction, luxury, and investment properties.

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💰 Save Thousands on Commission: Houzeo’s plans are typically a small flat fee. This will save you thousands. If your buyer is unrepresented, you save the buyer agent commission as well.

📣 Maximum Exposure: Listings get syndicated to the MLS, Zillow, Realtor.com, Redfin, Trulia, and hundreds of other websites. Houzeo also has nifty social media sharing tools. No other platform gives you this much exposure.

📱 Cutting-edge Technology: Houzeo is the most powerful real estate website. Its advanced features include:

  • IntelliList Listing Management System: Lets you manage your listing 100% online.
  • Houzeo Showings: Manage showing appointments online.
  • Houzeo Offers: All offers are summarized online. You can view and compare offers, or counter an offer. In a multiple-offer situation, you can also call for highest and best offers.
  • Buyer Search: Buyers can contact you directly on Houzeo.com instead of going through a real estate agent.
  • Houzeo Settlement Agent Platform: Guides you to your closing.
  • 20 years of experience in Flat fee MLS, short sales, and relocation
  • Licensed in 5 states

 

Glen Cornwell has 5-star ratings on Houzeo.com.

He is active in Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Virginia

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2. Rob Partin, Fonville Morisey & The Long & Foster Companies

Best for Full Service Support

Rob Partin

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  • Experience: 15+ years
  • Over $24 Million Sold
  • 5 Stars 5/5 (92 Reviews)

About: Rob Partin is a REALTOR in North Carolina. He is one of the leading real estate professionals in the United States who has sold houses for over $24 million in 2020. He is part of Fonville Morisey, the nation’s No. 1 real estate company, and a member of The Long & Foster Companies.

Fonville Morisey & The Long & Foster Companies: Fonville Morisey Realty is the #No 1 real estate firm in Triangle which was acquired by the Long & Foster ® Real Estate Companies, the largest privately-owned real estate company in the nation. It provides virtual full service for home buyers and sellers. Long & Foster helps you coordinate things like property listings, settlements, inspections, virtual tours, and virtual staging.

For Home Sellers

  • Street Savvy on Value: They are familiar with every area and community’s market on a local level. Your realtor will present you with a unique analysis of the value of your home because they have the inside scoop on what’s selling, where, and for how much.
  • Finding the right Buyer: To find out who is searching for a home similar to yours, the agent will also contact their personal contacts and the network of Fonville Morisey agents. Additionally, they will feature your house online.

For Home Buyers

  • Real Estate Market Reports: To get a better idea of how much to price your property, download the customized markets reports to examine the most recent inventory, pricing, and home sales trends in your area.
  • Home Mortgages Calculator and Tools: Their simple mortgage calculators allow you to determine your purchasing power.

Our take: We recommend Rob because of his expertise in the real estate market. Rob has helped hundreds of individuals and families buy/sell their properties.

  • Top Listing Agent #15
  • Offices Listings Sold #1 Agent

Rob Partin has a 5-star rating on Zillow

 

 

Rob is licensed in North Carolina. He provides his services through  Fonville Morisey in Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh, and Wake Forest. 

3. Martha Gentry, The Gentry Team

Best for Short Sales

Martha Gentry

gentry team
  • Experience: 47 years
  • Luminary of Distinction Award
  • 5 Stars  5/5 (329 Reviews)

👨‍⚖️ About: Martha Gentry is a REALTOR at RE/MAX properties Home Selling Team was ranked No. 8 overall in the Carolinas Region for Re/Max International. She is a part of RE/MAX Chairman’s Club and Diamond Club.

💫 Her specialties: buyer’s agents, listing agent, relocation, and short sales.
The Martha Gentry Team: She has the best real estate team of 12 members in the Pinehurst/Southern Pines area. Since 2002, The Gentry Team has maintained a consistent position in the top ten of ReMax Carolinas and as one of the top teams in the United States.

💰 Sales Volume: $79M in sales in 2019

👍🏽 Feedback: Her team has bagged several positive feedback for communication, local real estate knowledge, and professionalism.

🎀 Community Serving: Martha Gentry and her team are also involved in a variety of activities because they are committed to giving back to the community they live in. These include Sentinels of Freedom, Sandhills Children Center, Children’s Miracle Network, Toys for Tots, Moore County Literacy Council, and many local golf tournaments.

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  • Luminary of Distinction Award from Re/Max International in 2018
  • Lifetime Achievement Award with RE/MAX
  • Diamond Award
  • Platinum Award
  • Member of REMAX CIRCLE OF LEGENDS: Prestigious Circle of Legends that requires a career of at least 10 years with the RE/MAX network and more than $10 million in RE/MAX commissions.

Martha Gentry Team has 5-star ratings on Zillow

 

 

Her team serves in Aberdeen, NC, Eagle Springs, NC, Southern Pines, NC, Seven Lakes, West End, NC, Carthage, NC, Jackson Springs, NC, Vass, NC, Lakeview, NC, Wagram, NC, Whispering Pines, NC, Pinehurst, NC, West End, NC, Cameron, NC, Hoffman, NC, Pinebluff, NC

4. Nick Phillips, Landmark Sotheby’s International Realty

Best for Luxury Properties

Nick Phillips

Landmark Southeby
  • ⏳ 14 Years of Real Estate Experience
  • Waterfront and Lifestyle properties
  • 5 Stars  5/5 (6 Reviews)

👨‍⚖️ About: A REALTOR and owner of Landmark Sotheby’s International Realty, Nick Phillips is a successful businessman. Throughout his career, Nick has consistently been recognized as being among the top one percent of real estate brokers in the state, based on the volume of sales transactions completed each year.

Throughout the Wilmington regional market, Nick specializes in waterfront, beach, and lifestyle properties, and he has established a reputation for consistently selling the region’s most luxurious residences.

🏠 Landmark Sotheby’s International Realty

Landmark Sotheby’s International Realty specializes in brokering luxury and lifestyle real estate in Southeastern North Carolina.

The company provides advantages to sellers and buyers with a proven global referral network. It also offers several marketing strategies that help the properties get exposure through exclusive partnerships with global outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Architectural Digest, Bloomberg, and Dwell.

  • Recognized as top 1% of real estate brokers in the state of North Carolina in annual closed sales volume.
  • His average selling price was over $1,000,000 per transaction.

Nick Pillips Team has 5-star ratings on Zillow

 

 

He serves in North Topsail Beach, NC, Wrightsville Beach, NC, Surf City, NC, Wilmington, NC, Bald Head Island, NC, Hampstead, NC, Topsail Beach, NC

5. Marilyn Wright, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

Best For Super Luxury Properties

Marilyn Wright

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  • ⏳ 15 Years of Experience
  • Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist
  • 4.75 Stars 4.7/5 (7 Reviews)

👩🏽‍💼 About: Marilyn Wright is a REALTOR with Premier Sotheby’s International Realty. She is one of the top REALTORS in North Carolina with four record-breaking sales in the western North Carolina region representing both buyers and sellers.

Regional Expert: She has 15 years of experience. She has brokered the region’s two highest residential sales – listing and selling a $9,300,000 home in Transylvania County and a $9,500,000 home in Buncombe County as a buyers agent – and has closed over $113 million in 2021 as an individual agent, establishing her as a regional expert.

🏆 Certification: She boasts of holding many certifications in the field of real estate as a REALTOR.

  • Global Real Estate Advisor Green, Farm, and Ranch Specialist
  • Seller Representative Specialist
  • Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist
  • Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
  • Historian Specialist
  • She is the top-producing agent in Asheville and the surrounding region.
  • She is recognized as the No. 5 individual agent based on the sales volume in North Carolina by REAL Trends 2021.
  • She has been mentioned in several national publications like Mansion  Global, The Wall Street Journal and highlighted in REAL Trends.
  • She was awarded as Rising Star in her first six months as an agent.

 

 

 

 

Marilyn Wright has 4.7 ratings on Zillow.

She serves in Alexander, Arden, Asheville, Balsam, Barnardsville, Black Mountain, Brevard, Burnsville, Candler, Canton, Cashiers, Chimney Rock, Clyde, East Flat Rock, Fairview, Fletcher, Green Mountain, Hendersonville, Horse Shoe, Hot Springs, Leicester, Maggie Valley, Marion, Mars Hill, Marshall, Mills River, Old Fort, Penland, Swannanoa, Waynesville, Weaverville, Zirconia.

6. John Vesco, RE/MAX Homestead

Best for Buyers

RE/MAX Homestead

REMAX HOMESTEAD
  • ⏳ 21 years of Experience
  • Over 23 years of Exprience
  • 5 Stars 5/5 (137 Reviews)

👨🏽‍💼 About: Born in New York City and then enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, John R. Vesco has served for 21 years and retired at the rank of Gunnery Sergeant before entering the real estate market. He is known for having good local knowledge about different buyers and sellers in the local market. He has created a checklist system in his company that provides an entire list of what the sellers and buyers have to do during the course of the buying-selling process which is unique from other REALTORS.

Vesco John generated sales revenue of around USD 155,815.00 in 2021.

As compared to other REALTORS, he sells houses at 4.5% as compared to other REALTORS  who charge relatively higher (5%-6%).

👨🏽‍🎓 Education and designation: He has 11 NAR designations from the National Association of REALTORS for education and training. And one of his significant designations is a ‘Negotiotiating Expert’.

  • He has been on the REAL Trends’ top one half of 1 % of all realtors in the United States for the last 6 years in a row.
  • He has specialties like MIL, OFF, RELO, CON, BUS, INDUST, BB, DL, RA, INV, MULFAM, HOSP, NEW, SS, FP, PM, LAND, RENT, BUS, VAC.
  • Included in the REAL Trends’ Best Agent list in 2016/2017/2017.

John Vesco has a 5-star rating on Zillow

He serves in Havelock, Morehead City, New Bern, and Newport.

7. Crystal Copas, RE/MAX Real Estate Service

Best for Property Management

Crystal Copas

RE/MAX Real Estate Service
  • ⏳ 16 Years of Experience
  • Top Agent with RE/MAX
  • 5 Stars 5/5 (15 Reviews)

👩🏽‍💼About: Crystal is a full-service Broker Owner and a Top Producer (Executive Club) with RE/MAX Real Estate Service. She has about 16 years of experience in the real estate industry. Crystal Copas maximizes a home’s sale by demonstrating her home staging skills, as well as exposure through extensive internet marketing, effective advertising, and constant networking, all while keeping her sellers informed of current market conditions.

🏠 RE/MAX Real Estate Service

RE/MAX Real Estate Service is locally and independently owned by Crystal Copas and David Lambis recognized as one of the leading real estate companies in the area.

RE/MAX is widely regarded as one of the leading real estate franchise companies, boasting the industry’s most productive sales force and a global reach of more than 80 countries.

📖 Certification: Crystal holds the ABR, AHS, IAHS Designation, and SFR Certification.

  • SAAR REALTOR of the Year 2015
  • RE/MAX Real Estate Service Executive Club
  • Top producer with most listings, Million Dollar Agent, and others
  • Crystal is a REALTOR correspondent for Stanford’s local TV station WBFT TV46 and is the host of Stanford’s Parade of Homes”
  • President-Elect for Raleigh Regional Women’s Council of REALTORS and is one of twelve chosen for 2016! NCAR Leadership Academy.

Crystal Copas Team has a 5-star rating on Zillow

Crystal Copas Team serves 3 areas: Lee County, NC, Sanford, NC, and Cary, NC.

8. Big Frank Schuler, EXIT REALTY

Most Experienced REALTOR NC

Big Frank Schuler

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  •  45+ years experience
  • 5 Stars 5/5 (31 Reviews)

👨🏽‍💼 About: Big Frank Schuler has been in the housing business for over 40 years. He has been with ‘EXIT REALTY’ for the past 16 years. He opened his own real estate company called ‘ Big Realty’ in NC and GA. He has extensive knowledge about the local real estate market, especially the beautiful Southern Appalachian Mountains in Western North Carolina.

🏠 About Big Realty: Big Realty primarily focuses on the properties located in the beautiful Southern Appalachian Mountain area. If you are planning a mountain retirement, vacation, rental, investment, commercial, or just land to build your house, the Big Realty will help you get it.

  • BIG FRANK Schuler Broker/Realtor was featured in the Cover Story of Top Agent Magazine on July 15th, 2019.
  • He was also featured for being the ‘Top Producer’ in the Real Estate industry and his unique ‘DO YOU KNOW FRANK’ advertising.

Big Frank Schuler has a 5-star rating on Zillow.

As a REALTOR NC, he serves in Andrews, Blairsville, Blue Ridge, Ellijay, Hayesville, Hiawassee, Marble, Maysville, Mineral Bluff, Murphy, Robbinsville, Warne, and Young Harris.

9. Steve Toop, United Brokers LTD

Best for Local Coverage

Steve Toop

united-broker
  • ⏳ 35 Years of Experience
  • 4.75 Stars 4.9/5 (19 Reviews)

👨🏽‍💼 About: Steve Toop is a REALTOR in NC and a licensed broker for over 28 years. Overall he has 42 years of experience in the real estate market. He specializes in Flat Fee MLS Listings. He is the owner of United Brokers LTD which lists your property in the Realtors® MLS for a Fixed Fee and you pay NO Listing commission.

🏠 United Brokers LTD: United Brokers LTD offers basic flat fee MLS listing North Carolina packages. Their packages are affordable and provide good services when it comes to Flat Fee MLS North Carolina.

💼 Packages: For an additional fee they provide a virtual tour of your house while listing your house on MLS. After the listing process if you wish to make any kind of change in it they ask for an extra fee of $10.

  • GRI® Graduate
  • ABR – Accredited Buyer Representative
  • Platinum ClubTop Agent Award

Steve Toop has a 4.9-star rating on Zillow.

 

He serves in Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Clemmons, Durham, Carolina Beach, Greensboro, Hillsborough, Fayetteville, Lancaster, Moon, Mooresville, Raleigh, Thomasville, Wilmington, Winston-Salem, Julian.

10. Linda Trevor, Linda Trevor & Co. of Compass

Best for Good Customer Reviews

Linda Trevor

linda & Trevor
  • ⏳ 23 Years of Experience
  • 5 Stars 5/5 (702 Reviews)

👩🏽‍💼About: Linda Trevor is a licensed REALTOR since 1998. She is a full-time broker-associate with Compass. She has bagged several accolades in her career. Her company, Linda Trevor & Co. of Compass, has consistently ranked among the top ten teams in the Triangle. She is also a Relocation and Luxury Home Specialist. Linda has been a member of the Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors since 2005, the 2014 REALTOR® of the Year, and past president.

🧭 Compass, Inc: It is an American licensed real estate company that utilizes the Internet as a marketing medium with the use of real estate technology. Compass is the first company to have built a proprietary mobile app for real estate agents.

Operations: They operate similarly to any other traditional real estate company when it comes to selling your home. Their agents will handle every aspect of your sale, including marketing, holding open houses, fielding offers, negotiating, and finally closing with you.

  • Triangle Business Journal’s Top 10 Teams
  • RealTrends #1 NC Medium Team in Volume
  • Top Producers Council
  • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
  • Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS)
  • Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® President 2011

She has a 5-star rating on Zillow.

She serves in Raleigh, Morrisville, Apex, Garner, Cary, Chapel Hill, Clayton, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs, Lillington, Wake Forest, and Willow Spring.

What are REALTORS?

Realtor Agents are real estate professionals adhering to the code of ethics laid down by the National Association of REALTORS (NAR), America’s largest real estate association.

For becoming a licensed member of the NAR, real estate agents or brokers have to be certified members of a local realtor association and complete their NAR Code of Ethics training.

The designation of a Realtor in North Carolina is open to various professionals like commercial brokers, agents, appraisers, property managers, and counsellors working in the real estate sector.

» NAR Code of EthicsA Comprehensive Guide.

What is the Average Realtor Commission in North Carolina?

The average Realtor commission in North Carolina is typically between 5 and 6%. However, this fee is negotiable and varies from sale to sale depending on the region and the firm that REALTORS work for.

🔎 Real Estate Commission North Carolina: Know what the average real estate commission in North Carolina is!

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Difference between a Broker, Realtor, and Real Estate Agent

Sr. No.Key FeaturesReal Estate AgentReal Estate BrokerREALTOR®
1.Defining FactorA real estate professional possessing the license to assist people in buying, selling, or renting real estate.Brokers are agents with experience and a license, allowed after completing additional coursework.REALTOR are agents or brokers that are members of NAR, who follow NAR’s code of ethics.
2.TrainingNo additional training required except the completion of the pre-licensing courseworkRequired to undergo additional training pertaining to contracts, insurance, taxes, and ethicsSame as a Real Estate Agent and/or Broker
4.Mode of OperationThey are required to work for a broker or a brokerage.They can either start their own brokerage or work independently as agents.Same as a Real Estate Agent and/or Broker
5.ResponsibilityDetermining the price of the property, host open houses, suggest and overlook home inspections and appraisals, provide contract assistance, etc.Supervise other agents working for them, and responsible for several other duties based on their designation.Same as a Real Estate Agent and/or Broker

» Best Realtors: Here are the top REALTORS in the US you should know!

Best Realtors in North Carolina by Cities

Alternatives to Top Realtors in North Carolina

If saving money is the main goal you should consider the following:

1. Sell with Flat Fee MLS Companies

With North Carolina Flat Fee MLS companies, you can not only save thousands of dollars in commissions but also take advantage of their technology to sell your house fast in the US. These companies will help you list on MLS for a flat fee of a few hundred dollars.

They also offer various services like showing management, offer management, and digital transaction management. These companies are the cheapest way to get your house on the MLS and maximize your profits.

» Flat Fee Real Estate North Carolina: Check out the best Flat Fee MLS Companies in North Carolina.

We’ve compiled a list of the best Flat Fee MLS listing services near you:

RegionStates/CitiesStates
NortheastStates Flat Fee MLS Connecticut | Flat Fee MLS Maine | Flat Fee MLS Massachusetts | Flat Fee MLS New Hampshire | Flat Fee MLS New Jersey | Flat Fee MLS New York | Flat Fee MLS Pennsylvania | Flat Fee MLS Rhode Island | Flat Fee MLS Vermont
NortheastCitiesFlat Fee MLS Boston, MA | Flat Fee MLS Long Island, NY | Flat Fee MLS Rochester, NY | Flat Fee MLS Syracuse, NY | Flat Fee MLS Pittsburgh, PA
MidwestStatesFlat Fee MLS Illinois | Flat Fee MLS Indiana | Flat Fee MLS Iowa | Flat Fee MLS Kansas | Flat Fee MLS Michigan | Flat Fee MLS Minnesota | Flat Fee MLS Missouri | Flat Fee MLS Nebraska | Flat Fee MLS North Dakota | Flat Fee MLS Ohio | Flat Fee MLS South Dakota | Flat Fee MLS Wisconsin
MidwestCitiesFlat Fee MLS Chicago, IL | Flat Fee MLS Peoria, IL | Flat Fee MLS Indianapolis, IN | Flat Fee MLS Kansas City, KS | Flat Fee MLS Grand Rapids, MI | Flat Fee MLS Minneapolis, MN | Flat Fee MLS Kansas City, MO | Flat Fee MLS St. Louis, MO | Flat Fee MLS Cleveland, OH | Flat Fee MLS Cincinnati, OH | Flat Fee MLS Appleton, WI | Flat Fee MLS Milwaukee, WI | Flat Fee MLS Madison, WI
SouthStatesFlat Fee MLS Alabama | Flat Fee MLS Arkansas | Flat Fee MLS Delaware | Flat Fee MLS Florida | Flat Fee MLS Georgia | Flat Fee MLS Kentucky | Flat Fee MLS Louisiana | Flat Fee MLS Maryland | Flat Fee MLS Mississippi | Flat Fee MLS North Carolina | Flat Fee MLS Oklahoma | Flat Fee MLS South Carolina | Flat Fee MLS Tennessee | Flat Fee MLS Texas | Flat Fee MLS Virginia | Flat Fee MLS Washington D.C. | Flat Fee MLS West Virginia
SouthCitiesFlat Fee MLS Birmingham, AL | Flat Fee MLS Huntsville, AL | Flat Fee MLS Jacksonville, FL | Flat Fee MLS Miami, FL | Flat Fee MLS Naples, FL | Flat Fee MLS Tampa, FL | Flat Fee MLS Palm Beach, FL | Flat Fee MLS Atlanta, GA | Flat Fee MLS Louisville, KY | Flat Fee MLS Charlotte, NC | Flat Fee MLS Greensboro, NC | Flat Fee MLS Raleigh, NC | Flat Fee MLS Wilmington, NC | Flat Fee MLS Asheville, NC | Flat Fee MLS Oklahoma City, OK | Flat Fee MLS Tulsa, OK | Flat Fee MLS Greenville, SC | Flat Fee MLS Columbia, SC | Flat Fee MLS Charleston, SC | Flat Fee MLS Knoxville, TN | Flat Fee MLS Austin, TX | Flat Fee MLS Dallas, TX | Flat Fee MLS El Paso, TX | Flat Fee MLS Houston, TX | Flat Fee MLS San Antonio, TX | Flat Fee MLS Fort Worth, TX | Flat Fee MLS Richmond, VA | Flat Fee MLS Hampton Roads, VA
WestStatesFlat Fee MLS Alaska | Flat Fee MLS Arizona | Flat Fee MLS California | Flat Fee MLS Colorado | Flat Fee MLS Hawaii | Flat Fee MLS Idaho | Flat Fee MLS Montana | Flat Fee MLS Nevada | Flat Fee MLS New Mexico | Flat Fee MLS Oregon | Flat Fee MLS Utah | Flat Fee MLS Washington | Flat Fee MLS Wyoming
WestCitiesFlat Fee MLS Seattle, WA | Flat Fee MLS Phoenix, AZ | Flat Fee MLS Los Angeles, CA | Flat Fee MLS Bakersfield, CA | Flat Fee MLS Denver, CO | Flat Fee MLS Colorado Springs, CO | Flat Fee MLS Las Vegas, NV | Flat Fee MLS Albuquerque, NM

2. Sell with Discount Brokers

Discount Brokers are licensed individuals or companies that help in selling a home in North Carolina at a low commission or flat rate. Most discount realtors charge a single fee for the entire sale. Whereas, a low commission realtor charges real estate commission less than 3%.

These Flat Fee Realtors have the tools to provide excellent exposure to home sellers. They offer social media exposure, a personalized website, and other features despite offering their services at a lower rate than traditional real estate brokers.

Here are our top recommendations:

Discount BrokersFees
Redfin1.5% of the sale price
Ideal Agent2% of the sale price
Houwzer$5000 Flat Fee
HomeLight2.5% of the sale price

3. Sell “For Sale By Owner”

77% of the FSBO sellers sold their houses in 2 weeks. An advanced for sale by owner site like Houzeo help you sell your home fast and make a successful sale.

The best part about selling a house in North Carolina FSBO is the freedom to make decisions about your home sale without a Realtor. Since there is no listing agent involved, you end up saving thousands of dollars on the seller agent commission which would have been impossible otherwise.

How to Sell a House By Owner in North CarolinaCheck out our tips for selling your home like a pro with FSBO

Selling with a Realtor vs. FSBO vs. Flat Fee MLS

FeaturesSelling With a RealtorSelling by Owner (purely FSBO)Selling with a Flat Fee MLS Service like Houzeo
💲 Pricing👎 3% listing agent commission 👍 Savings on listing agent commission, you only pay the buyer agent commission 👍 A small Flat Fee for listing. Unrepresented buyers can help you save on buyer agent commission
⚙️ Control Over Transaction👎 Minimal control of the owner👎 Full control, zero guidance👍 Full control, Houzeo's 5-star customer support for guidance
📞 Contacting Buyers and Managing Offers👎 No direct contact, meetings depend on agent's convenience👎 Handling multiple offers and buyers all on your own👍 Direct contact with prospective buyers. Manage offers efficiently with Houzeo's dashboard.
💻 Technology👎 Manual, outdated technology with tedious paperwork👎 Single-handed management without tech-support👍 Houzeo Showings app helps you manage showings at your convenience, & the Settlement Agent Platform guides you until closing
💰 Closing Cost Estimation👍 Guaranteed expert advice👎 Estimation can go wrong👍 Accurate estimation with Houzeo's Advanced Closing Cost Calculator
📢 Exposure👍 MLS exposure👎 Zero MLS access👍 Exposure on MLS, social media, & 100+ real estate websites

4. Sell to “We Buy Houses for Cash” Companies

When selling a home fast for cash, you can skip repairs to reduce your expenses. Selling a home as is in North Carolina will save you money and time. Home sellers get 50%–70% of the property’s market value for their houses, whether it’s a distressed property or not.

Lesser paperwork and inspections when selling their houses to cash companies speed up the closing process significantly.

⚡ Cash Home Buyers in North Carolina: Check our rankings of the top cash companies in NC!

5. Sell to iBuyers

iBuyers are companies that buy houses for cash. The price is decided with the help of their proprietary algorithm, recent real estate data, and in-house experts. An iBuyer offers and closes the deal within 24 hours. However, there are certain pitfalls when dealing with an iBuyer.

  • The offer price is sometimes way lower than the actual market price
  • Their offer price is generally non-negotiable
  • Charge steep service fees – generally 5%-14% of the sale price

Hence, iBuyers are only recommended if you want a quick sale rather than to save your money.

 iBuyer Reviews: See who’s No.1 in America!

Final Word

Good REALTORS in North Carolina can make selling a house a cakewalk. Their guidance can help you get the best price for your property in the most hassle-free manner.

However, with the average REALTOR commission being 6% across the nation, split 50-50 between the listing agent and the buyer agent, your profits on the sale are substantially reduced. Additionally, closing costs for sellers in North Carolina will eat away at your profits.

Although there is no escaping the closing costs, opting for Flat Fee real estate agentsempowered by Houzeo, can help you save 3% on listing agent commission.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do Realtors get paid in NC?

The average salary for a realtor is $96,235 per year in North Carolina.

Can you negotiate realtor fees in NC?

Realtors are more likely to negotiate their commission rate if they believe they will be able to sell your home quickly and for a high price.

Do you need a realtor in NC?

North Carolina is a dual agency state, which means that if both the seller and the buyer choose to use an agent, both can benefit from the services of that agent. You are not required to work with the agent who is representing the seller.

Who pays closing cost in NC?

It is the buyer's and the seller's responsibility to cover closing costs in North Carolina. Closing costs will vary depending on the purchase price of the home, its location, and whether you're paying with cash or a mortgage loan. $2.50 per thousand for amounts less than $100K, approximately.

How much are closing costs in NC?

According to a 2021 report by ClosingCorp, a company that conducts research on the real estate industry in the United States, closing costs in North Carolina average $2,766 for an average home loan of $212,894, or 1.30 percent of the home's price on average.

How long does it take to close on a house in North Carolina?

It takes 30-60 days to close on a house in North Carolina.

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