Best Value Flat Fee MLS in Texas

ALL Essential Home-Selling Services for a Low Flat Fee!
Now available in Houston, Dallas-Ft Worth, and Austin!

Our Local Flat Fee Broker will Sell Your Home and Save you Thousands!

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Southern Homes DBA Flat Fee Houston Texas.
SOUTHERN HOMES
Upfront Cost$600 – sale
Cost at closing$1400 to us
+ 3%* to buyer agent**
Listing termYou decide! up to 6 months
Contract Work & GuidanceYes!
NegotiationYes!
Listing on HAR.com, Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, etc.Yes!
LOCAL Houston BrokerYes!
Prof. Agent-Friendly SignYes!
Showing ServiceYes!
Electronic keyboxYes!
Seller-hosted Open Houses in MLSYes!
No-penalty CancellationYes!
Market Price AnalysisYes!
Unlimited Listing UpdatesYes!

3% to buyer’s broker is the customary and suggested rate in Houston, but not required. **If you procure the buyer through your own marketing and networking efforts, you will not need to pay any buyer’s agent commission!

4 Easy Steps to Sell Your Home

  • 1

    CONTACT US

    By phone or message to discuss our services and to request a copy of our Seller Packet.

  • 2

    YOUR HOMEWORK

    Complete and Return the Seller Packet, Order photos (or take your own), & Pay for the listing by Zelle, Check, Venmo, or Paypal. Paypal link below (including convenience fee). Contact us for other methods.

  • 3

    OUR FIELDWORK

    We'll type up your listing and meet you at your home to set up the yard sign and supra keybox - then publish the listing to the MLS!

  • 4

    SHOWINGS, CONTRACTS, & CLOSING.

    We'll set up the showing service to get your approval for showings and request feedback.  We'll present all offers to you and mediate all communications, negotiations, and contracts.


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FAQ'S

How can you offer the same essential services for so much less than 99% of real estate agents?

We don’t have a broker to pay or report to – we are the broker!  We have created a highly-efficient business model without expensive overhead.

You get what you pay for, right?

The extra $6,000-$10,000 most sellers pay above our flat fee is an entirely optional payment to subsidize all the baggage of traditional real estate companies.

Will other Realtors black-list my home if I list with a discount broker?

Every day, thousands of flat fee listed homes sell throughout the country, just like their more expensive 6% homes. Nowhere does the MLS tell any agent what any seller is paying for a listing.  Nothing in our listings, signage, phone answering, etc suggests anything less than a standard full-price listing, so they probably won't even know (or care) how much you're paying us.   Perhaps a handful of buyer agents might steer clients away, but most real estate agent don't care how much you pay us so long as you pay them 3%!  Our listings and signage are indistinguishable from full price listings, so they probably won't even know.  We get the same (if not better) results as full price 6% listings. We believe we get faster sales than 6% agents because our low flat fee gives sellers more flexibility (more money to work with in negotiations with buyers).

What makes your Flat Fee Plans the Best?

Not all discount broker are created equally — choose your flat fee broker carefully! 

Among discount brokers, Southern Homes offers the best: 1) Results, 2) Experience, 3) Customer Satisfaction, 4) Professionalism, 5) Simplicity, and 6) Benefit for the Cost.  With professional signs, supra keyboxes, and appointment service, and broker point of contact, our listings are indistinguishable from full-price listings. No Deposits! No complicated smorgasbord with multiple plans and a la carte services to decipher! No nickel-and-diming you for essential services!  

How will you market my Home?

Southern Homes markets your home the only way that really matters: on the MLS.  Any home on the MLS — properly priced — will bring qualified buyers and buyer agents.  No gimmicks required!  A good sign also helps, as many buyers frequently drive through their target neighborhoods. Finally, good pictures on the MLS, especially your cover shot, are also important.  While not necessary, we suggest you consider a professional photography package for a small additional cost.

What about Open Houses?  Based on firsthand experience, we do not believe open houses attract qualified buyers who would not otherwise see the home.  However, you are welcome to host as many open houses as you want and we will publish every one of them on HAR.com.

Do I have to pay the buyer's agent commission?

Probably.  Most likely, your future buyers will already have their own agent who will show your home to them and expect 3% for bringing the buyer.  However, Southern Homes will not try to get both sides of the deal.  If unrepresented buyers cold call us off the sign or listing requesting a showing, we will refer them to you (or advise them to select their own realtor, if you'd prefer it that way).  If you show the home to an unrepresented buyer and reach an agreement with them, without another realtor involved, you can avoid paying the buyer agent commission! 

Why not list my home with someone else for $150?

If you’ve read this far, you’ve probably seen the ads for ultracheap MLS listing services.  $500!  $150!  Only $99!  It’s become a race to the bottom.  Ultracheap flat fee agents have to make their profits through a very large volume of listings. With so many listings, how much time can they reasonably devote to talking with your prospective buyers and buyers’ agents (or even with you after they've taken your money)? We believe most sellers are looking for more personal contract and professional services than can be provided for these ultracheap fees.  Our service gets homes sold with guidance and all essential realtor services along the way. 

Which of your plans should I choose?

The only difference between our two plans is the timing and amount of our commission.  Plan 1 offers the very best price for sellers who are willing to pay $600 up front.  Their total cost for seller services is $2000, including the $1400 at closing.  Plan 2 is for sellers who would rather pay more at closing if they can avoid an up-front fee.  They pay nothing upfront, but pay 1% at closing (subject to $3000 minimum).  

Do you Offer a Similar Discount Service for Buyers?

Yes!  Rebate Texas LLC dba Southern Homes pays our buyer clients 2% rebates for resales homes and 2.5% rebates on new construction homes!  See our website RebateTx.com for all the details!  Like our service for sellers, our value proposition to buyers is the best in the market today!

About

Rebate Texas LLC dba Southern Homes is a Broker firm licensed by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC), under individual broker W. David Beutel.

My aim in business is to help savvy Texans Save Thousands on Real Estate — and to make a reasonable profit at the same time. I follow the late Zig Ziglar’s edict that you can have whatever you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want in life.

I have saved my clients over $1,900,000, in the form of reduced listing commissions and buyer rebates at closing, while providing a high level of service for well-prepared, low-maintenance clients.

Southern Homes DBA Flat Fee Houston Texas

Reviews

W David Beutel

W David Beutel

Overall Rating
4.93/5.0

Based on 132 Completed Surveys

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Overall Service Rating in each Category

Competency

Explained the process clearly, ensured paperwork was correct, used technology efficiently, negotiated effectively, exhibited attention to detail, represented and protected my interests

4.9/5.0

Market Knowledge

Exhibited knowledge of the real estate market, the neighborhood and community

4.9/5.0

Communication

Updated me regularly, responded in a timely manner, communicated with me in the way I wanted

5.0/5.0

My Experience

Understood my needs, gave me personal attention, made me feel valued as a client, was on time and prompt. I would recommend this Realtor to a friend or colleague.

4.9/5.0

Client Comments

David was great guiding us through the process as first-time homebuyers. He's savvy and clearly experienced, his advice was invaluable. We would recommend David to anyone who knows what they're looking for but wants help navigating the process.

Feedback on Nashua Street
01/02/2020

David is great about making the selling process easy and helping with how to best handle things during negotiations. Highly recommend.

Feedback on Aughton Drive
11/07/2019

David brings the best real estate broker model to homeowners. You would be remiss not to consider it.

Feedback on Channelview Drive
10/08/2019

If you need efficiency and insights to help you make your sale or purchase, look no further! We worked with David both on the sale and the purchase transactions. Excellent communication, fast responses and timely advice. Highly Recommended!!

Feedback on Chatsworth Drive
08/28/2019

I am very satisfied with David's services.Thank you David!

Feedback on Garden Street
08/24/2019

We had a great experience with David and appreciate his expertise and professionalism.

Feedback on Pontchartrain Passage
08/06/2019

Smooth transaction. Thx David!

Feedback on Blue Juniper Drive
07/16/2019

Very honest professional man good to work with him!

Feedback on Honeybee Hill Circle
06/26/2019

David was an excellent realtor for us. We would highly recommend him to anyone who knows what they want and needs someone who is quick, organized, experienced, and clear. We will definitely contact him again if we want to make another purchase.

Feedback on Bellefontaine Street
06/23/2019

Easy & smooth transaction. Priceless. Thx David!

Feedback on Thrasher Drive
06/17/2019

Best Agent ever used !

Feedback on Ginger Mint Court
06/10/2019

David is always very prompt in replying. He is always there for the questions and challenging situations. He will not make you feel that you are all alone in this process. I highly recommend him.

Feedback on Autumn Mist Court
05/26/2019

When buying a home, David Beutel's fee structure gives back 2% of his sellers commission to the buyer. This saved my husband and I over $7,000! He was efficient, communicated very quickly and effectively, and competently handed all of the paperwork involved in buying a home. I would highly recommend using David if you are a home buyer who is able to to evaluate homes online instead of having to visit dozens of homes in person. I found the home I wanted online prior to contacting David; he showed us the home (as well as one other home); and then we put in an offer that day. After a little negotiating we got the house at the price point I wanted! David Beutel is an exceptional Houston area realtor with a fee structure that saves buyers 2% of the home's value!!

Feedback on London Lane
05/24/2019

David was helpful communicating with Buyers and with some additional paperwork that was required. Good & quick responses through out the process.

Feedback on Park Tree Lane
05/14/2019

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