I Only Charge for Legal Services. My Brokerage Services are Free.
Buyers – click here to learn about the commission rebates that I pay to my clients.
Sellers – click here to learn about how I help sellers.
My fees are a fraction of what Realtors charge. Whether it be listing a house on the MLS, Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com and all the IDX sites or helping a buyer purchase a home, I can provide superior services to my Minnesota clients and save them money while protecting their interests up to or through closing. Plus, I don’t charge junk fees and I NEVER subject my clients to dual agency – dual agency is illegal for lawyers (and it should be illegal for Realtors).
If you hire a Realtor to help you buy a $500,000 house, your buyer broker will collect $13,500 (2.7% of $500,000), and likely engage in dual agency, ask you to sign an anti-competitive and unfair fee agreement, subject you to a terrible arbitration agreement, charge you $500 or more in junk fees, steer you into a conflicted title firm and try to sell you a home warranty (one of the most complained about products on Angie’s List). If you hire me to help you buy a house, you get a lawyer representing ONLY your best interests throughout the entire process. I collect that same $13,500 and refund the entire amount to you. My typical legal fees for a transaction this size is $4,375. You save $9,125.
How is this possible? Because Realtors charge far too much.
Don’t Get Ambushed
Most buyers find the house they want to buy without a Realtor but end up paying for one anyhow. “DIY” buyers often think that they can save money by dealing directly with the listing agent. However, the typical Realtor’s listing contract entitles the seller’s Realtor to collect the full commission when DIY buyers are involved. Instead of saving money, most DIY buyers end up forfeiting their right to obtain their own representation and their right to negotiate the buyer broker’s fee. My service is designed to help consumers avoid these problems and get them the entire buyer brokerage fee.
Why Do I Give Away the Commission?
I’ve started this service because I’ve had too many clients unfairly forfeit enormous sums of money to Realtors. As a consumer protection attorney who has spent his career fighting the corruption in residential real estate, it has been my goal to help clients change this practice one transaction at a time. I receive a fair fee for my legal services and it just happens to be far less than what Realtors charge. I feel it is important to protect my clients’ interests, especially when it comes to forfeiting thousands of dollars at the closing table.
I have a flat fee schedule for home buyers and sellers. The fees vary depending upon the price of the home – I use a sliding scale for consumers who can’t afford my services.
I help clients all over the Twin Cities market and beyond. Whether it be Excelsior, Lake Minnetonka, St. Paul, Arden Hills, Blaine, Stillwater or even St. Cloud, I can usually help.