Increase Your
Bottom Line.

Sell your home with a local, full service agent and save thousands on commissions.

So What’s the Difference Between $1,000 or 1%?


If you purchase another home using one of our buyer specialists (that’s free representation for you), we list your current home for a $1,000 flat fee.

If you aren’t buying another home or have already purchased one, we charge 1%.

With either option, you save thousands.

Here’s how we compare to the competition:

Limited Services Firm
  • N/A
  • Listing Entered into MLS
  • N/A
  • Yard Sign & Lockbox
  • N/A
  • N/A
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  • N/A
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  • Listing Featured on 100's of Websites
Traditional Firm
  • 30 Professional Photos
  • Listing Entered into MLS
  • Provide Home Valuation
  • Yard Sign & Lockbox
  • Follow up on Showings
  • Review Offers with You
  • Negotiate on Your Behalf
  • Negotiate Repairs/Credits
  • Coordinate Closing Details
  • Listing Featured on 100's of Websites

Here’s What We Offer

Since this isn’t the way traditional agents work, you may be wondering what to expect.
Quite a lot, actually.  Here’s what’s included whether you list for 1% or $1,000:

Home Valuation

We will visit your property to estimate the Fair Market Value by analyzing your property's condition & examining recent nearby sales.

Property Analysis

We will recommend repairs & improvements to sell your property for the highest price. We'll also connect you with professionals to help prepare your home for the market including painters, handymen & home stagers.

MLS Listing

Your home will be listed on the Triangle Multiple Listing Service so it is available for all Realtors to see. We pride ourselves in providing thorough & accurate information so we're ready for offers anytime!


Your home will be featured on 400+ websites including, Zillow, Trulia & more. We'll also showcase your home on our Facebook page with over 700 fans.

Professional Photography

Photos are the most important marketing tool we have. We want only the best so we'll have our professional photographer take up to 25 photos to highlight your home's best features.

Lockbox & Sign

We'll provide a lockbox for your front door so agents can easily show your home to prospective buyers as well as a professionally designed yard sign to show your home is for sale.

Accurate Information

We work hard to ensure that all information about your home is accurate and readily available to buyers so that when they are ready to make an offer on your home, there's nothing holding them back.

Document Preparation

We will fill out all appropriate NC Real Estate Commission approved forms & make certain the correct addenda are included so that you're completely protected.

Full Representation

We represent you from start to finish so you don't have to ever speak to the other party or Realtors directly. We negotiate offers & repairs on your behalf & help coordinate closing details.

Closing Coordination

We'll help set up the closing date and time for you, as well as help you remember all the details like turning off utilities & forwarding your mail.


You'll receive feedback from agents who show your home with what their buyers thought. We'll also review our marketing strategy every 30 days in case any adjustments are needed.


We have a dedicated team of people who are there to guide you through each step of the transaction. While we all have different roles, our number one priority is you.

Real People, Real Savings

Highly recommend Smart Choice! We used them in 2017 when we purchased our first home and it was such a smooth and easy process, they kept us up to speed through the entire process. Fast forward to 2023, we decided to sell our first home and relocate and we reached out to Smart Choice to sell our home! Under contract and over asking price! I wish I could give Samara and the team 10 stars!! Do yourself the favor, don’t work with anyone except Smart Choice!!
Matt Woods
Matt Woods
My house was sold in 4 days. Samara was responsive to questions and kept me informed. I had inquired with 3 other realtors about the percentage that the realtors would make, and Smart Choice Realty had the lowest percentage. Saved me a lot of money! I would highly recommend.
Nancy Calhoun
Nancy Calhoun
Samara, Angie, and the rest of the Smart Choice team were amazing! After contacting Samara on a Monday, we were able to have the home on the market by Friday. All the perks of a full commission realtor at a fraction of the cost. Wouldn't use anyone else in the triangle area!
Landon Pope
Landon Pope
Twelve years ago we used Smart Choice Realty to buy our home in Durham, and couldn't have been more pleased with the process or Samara's patience with us as first-time buyers. Since then, we've moved out of state and rented the property.When we decided to sell, we immediately called Samara. She remembered us and our home without hesitation reinforcing that we made the right choice. With her guidance and help of her team, we sold our house quickly and easily from a different state and time zone. They were always available to answer our questions and offer advice.If we ever buy or sell a house in the Triangle again, we will only use Smart Choice Realty.
Craig Munns
Craig Munns
I'm so glad I heard about Smart Choice Realty. We saved around $13k in realtor fees by having Samara and her team list our home. She helped with any questions we had along the way and was very helpful in negotiating our offer and repairs.7 months later we’re found a new home and Mark helped us all along the way—he was very patient, helpful, knowledgeable, and had great communication. Excellent realtor!
During my time in North Carolina, Smart Choice Realty sold 3 homes for my wife and I. The last sale was the most difficult due to a personal tragedy, but the team of Samara, Mark, and Angie made the entire process much easier to handle with their efforts and I would recommend them to anyone who is looking to sell their home.
Smart choice saved us thousands of dollars and we were very satisfied with the services they provided.
Holly Finis
Holly Finis
I'm still in awe of how quickly and effortless it was for me to sell my four days!! Samara and Angie literally handled everything while I went about my business.I knew I was in good hands when on a late Sunday night I requested a Monday morning appt. to meet with Sam. Sure enough she arrived Monday morning. I knew within a minute that I wanted her to sell my townhome. Best decision I've ever made.If you are ready to sell your home, look no further, Smart Choice Realty is your best far. You'll be glad you did!
Jawn Hawjez
Jawn Hawjez
Smart Choice Realty was absolutely superb and totally professional in handling the sale of our home! Our house sold in 2 days, as promised, for more than the asking price! I would definitely choose Smart Choice again!! Ray M
Raymond Mason
Raymond Mason
We worked with Samara and her team to sell our home. What a great choice! They are a full service realty firm and we got full service from them at a set discounted listing fee. We saved a lot of money and the sale went through with no problems. I highly recommend them and glad I found them during my realtor search!
Cindy Terry
Cindy Terry