… then you can pay more and choose to work with a real estate agent that has you pay them 5%, 6%, 7% (or more) of the sales price of your home.

How can the cost and amount of time it takes to sell real estate go down, while the price of real estate and commissions paid by the seller go up?

You can choose to save money because:

  1. The use of technology is allowing real estate agents — who embrace it — to work more efficiently than ever before.
  2. The internet makes it possible to market your home to all the potential buyers and more effortless for agents to connect home buyers with sellers.
  3. Real estate values in the area make earnings from commission-based sales out of line, and new business models are challenging this outdated model.

Now, there’s a better way to sell your home.

If you want to do something today to make sure you don’t give away a bunch of your money at the closing table, then read on to find out why Todd Hower Realty is offering you a different approach to sell your home.

Why a flat fee of $5497?

The Todd Hower Realty flat fee of $5497 is an average of expenses plus time calculated using a fair hourly rate.

Here’s my aha moment:

I spent thirty-eight hours working on a real estate transaction representing one seller.

After 38 hours, I was at the closing table with my client.

Now, I didn’t work all those hours in one week. It was time accumulated over 46 days, and not a dime would be paid until after closing.

The stack of closing paperwork was signed and delivered. We waited for the lender to confirm the loan funded. And then I was handed a check.


The title company (on behalf of the seller) just cut a check for $21,750.

I did the math. That’s $572 per hour for selling a $725,000 home.

And then it hit me. It was time to change long-standing routines.

An innovative approach to sell real estate for a flat fee.

I’ve been at this closing table before. Over the years, I’ve been here hundreds of times. But the past three years have brought significant changes to how real estate gets done.

A successful, experienced listing agent with systems in place will continually track expenses, and the amount of time spent working to sell homes. I’ll share this — the hours never vary by much. And the marketing plan and expenses? Well, those are about the same too.

At my next closing, the paycheck I received for my work was $10,410. This time, I spent 36.5 hours representing a seller with a property that closed for $347,000. That’s $285 per hour.

A high-level executive making $400,000 per year is paid approximately $200 per hour.

Is the time and effort of a real estate agent worth $300, $400, or more than $500 per hour?

More importantly … why did the seller of the $725,000 property have to pay $11,340 more than the seller of the $347,000 property when time and expenses were nearly equal?

Get full-service seller representation & marketing for a flat fee.

As of this moment, Todd Hower Realty has one of the best ways for you to sell your home and keep more of your hard-earned equity.

A lower overhead business model and employing technology have allowed us to become more efficient and generate cost savings that we pass on to clients.

We’re independent and based in Austin, not a national franchise. This means that we are more adaptable to local market conditions and can make quicker, more informed judgments about every transaction.

We are not your lowest cost, high volume/flat fee real estate broker, or your high dollar commission based listing agent. You can consider Todd Hower Realty the “middle of the road” choice to save you money without sacrificing full-service.

87.5% of homes listed with Todd Hower Realty sell in 49 days or less. (updated 04/08/2020)

Now, you and I know that talk is cheap. Read our reviews on Google and put it to the test. Not only will Todd Hower Realty sell your home — with full service, a proven marketing strategy, and solid results — you’ll leave the closing table with more of your hard-earned equity in your pocket. And that’s where it should be.

The more your home is worth, the more you pay is not how we work.

We specialize in representing clients that want to save money and still get full-service when they sell residential real estate in Austin and the surrounding communities.

Todd Hower Realty clients pay a flat fee of $5497 at closing.

You sacrifice nothing and get:

  • a real estate broker with over 15 years of experience to represent and guide you through the overall process
  • local market knowledge
  • accurate list price analysis
  • exceptional photography and marketing
  • interested buyers and the best chance for multiple offers
  • contract negotiation
  • and a successful close