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Client Testimonials

"Working with Flat Fee was an absolute pleasure...I can't imagine using anyone else, and heartily recommend Flat Fee to anyone looking to purchase a home!"

- Timothy Curtin, Buyer - REFUNDED $3,980 AT CLOSING.

 “I would highly recommend Flat Fee to anyone looking to purchase real estate in Vermont. They were exactly what I was looking for in a Real Estate agent: Responsive, highly knowledgeable on the in’s and out’s of the Vermont market, detail oriented"

Christopher Ling, Buyer - REFUNDED $2,550 AT CLOSING

"With Flat Fee's help and advice we were able to find and buy an amazing house. Having Flat Fee as our agents we have saved over $6,000 in fees. This is the best service you can get and we would recommend Flat Fee to everyone looking to sell or buy a house.

Dzeraldina and Zoran Zigic- Buyers and Sellers, SAVED $2,740 on the Sale and REFUNDED $4,424 on the Purchase

"Flat Fee Real Esatate was extremely easy to work with and truly provides all the services of other real estate agencies, from the search for our perfect home all the way to the day we closed! Our wonderful experience with Flat Fee Real Estate was made even sweeter by walking away from closing with a check in our hands instead of paying more out of our pocket to our realtor!"

Mark and Tomi Pogacts - Buyers, REFUNDED $6,468 on the Purchase

"We recently purchased our home with the help  of Flat Fee Real Estate.  We knew what we wanted in a home and Flat Fee supported us at every step to make sure we got it.  They never tried to get us to settle for less... Flat Fee's model sounds too good to be true, but it is real and it works." 

Maureen McShane and David Papillo - Buyers, REFUNDED $13,233 on the Purchase

"Flat Fee's market knowledge and attention to detail as it related to the sale of my apartment building was above and beyond the call of duty. They helped price the property appropriately and then were intimately involved in the negotiations for its sale. Because of Flat Fee, my partner and I received in excess of $70,000.00 more than we expected at the start of the listing process. We were 100% satisfied with Flat Fee’s work and the end result. We have bought and sold over 15 properties in the last 5 years and after using Flat Fee for this closing will be using Flat Fee exclusively in the future."

- Allen Nassif, Seller - SAVED $23,000 on the Sale

"Flat Fee Real Estate sold my house in one of the most challenging housing market conditions we may ever see at a higher price than I expected.  I don't know what else to say, results always speak for themselves, but as the real estate market conditions worsened, Flat Fee  worked harder, longer and more diligently to help me prepare my property, list it efficiently, and put in a huge amount of time and effort with what proved to be a difficult closing... I recommend Flat Fee's services and will use them again myself. Regardless of market conditions, they know how to get the job done and get results."

- James Brunger, Seller - SAVED $7,800 on the Sale

"Working with Flat Fee Real Estate was such a positive experience for me. They sold my condo within weeks of it being on the market and then helped me close on my new condo. They made the whole process very quick and smooth. Flat Fee Real Estate far exceeded all my prior real estate experiences."  

Shelley Fillion - Buyer and Seller, SAVED $4,014 on the Sale and REFUNDED $3,750 on the Purchase.

"Working with Flat Fee was terrific. We listed our condo with them in a very competitive market, and in ten days we had three competing full-price-plus offers. Flat Fee provided us with listing and pricing guidance, arranged for a listing video, and as we left Vermont before our closing, sheparded us through all of the final details leading to settlement. Although...they would earn considerably less when our property sold than they would have under a traditional percentage based arrangement, we never experienced any reduced commitment, professionalism, or service. I would highly recommend Flat Fee to anyone selling or buying real estate.."

Sandra Dombro- Seller, SAVED $7,722 on the Sale

"My wife and I hired Flat Fee Real Estate for the sale of our home and the subsequent purchase of a new home.  The "flat fee" nature of Flat Fee Real Estate negates the conflict of interest inherent with any percentage based agent commission.  As such, we didn't feel pressure to make a decision, regardless of the sale or purchase price.  Flat Fee was able to truly advocate for our interests!"
Bill and Catherine Moller - Buyers and Sellers, SAVED $9,500 on the Sale and REFUNDED $5,000 on the Purchase
"Kelli and I had a great experience with Flat Fee.  I’ve heard other realtors say that you don’t offer full service brokerage, but what are these people providing that you don’t?  From my perspective Jeff took care of everything.  He was incredibly knowledgable and responsive.  I made fun of him for consistently picking up my calls before it even rang on my end.  If you were to ask me, “How can Flat Fee improve our service?”  Honestly I got nothing.  You exceeded all expectations.  We really appreciate it.  We feel great about the sale.  And you made us feel very smart for selecting Flat Fee. "
-Chris Ford and Kelli Shonter, Sellers - SAVED $10,000 AT CLOSING

"We bought and sold our house with Flat Fee Real Estate. We were working on a very quick time line in the dead of winter on a limited budget. Flat Fee supported us entirely and always had our best interest in mind. We enjoyed the process and got the results we were looking for. Their professional style combined with a down to earth attitude was a perfect match for us and they always had our best interest in mind from start to finish."

Andrew and Stephanie Glock - Buyers and Sellers, SAVED $3,000 on the Sale and SAVED $14,380 on the Purchase

"I would recommend Flat Fee Realty to my closest friends and family. Rob was very knowledgeable and worked diligently to help sell my home. There were no surprises and most importantly I saved thousands in commissions over what other realtors would have charged."

Todd Morris - Seller, SAVED $4,972 on the Sale

We just wanted to add our name to the Very satisfied list of customers who have used Flat Fee Real Estate.  We originally thought we would use Flat Fee for only the sale of our home.  After working with Erin and being completely satisfied with the process and results, we then chose to use them for the purchase of our new home.  No surprise that this was just as easy, and the $10,000 plus check I got back from you after the closing was put to good use instead of in a traditional real estate salespersons pocket.  

Bill Savoie and Deb Basford - Sellers and Buyers

"Erin is fantastic.  I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical when I first found out about Flat Fee.  I really wondered if they would provide the same service as other agents.  My concerns were unfounded.  We had a very short window within which we wanted to buy a home in Burlington as we wanted our family to be settled before we began new jobs.  Erin was phenomenal.  She was always available and had great suggestions about how to move things forward.  When we were negotiating with the seller we wanted to be able to rent prior to closing because my work was starting and we didn’t want the kids to have to be in childcare while living out of a hotel.  At first the seller and his agent were quite hesitant, but Erin suggested that we write a personal letter describing our situation.  Well this did the trick and we were able to move in prior to closing.  Further we were able to move our closing date up by two weeks.  Everything went very smoothly and Erin was a very professional presence.  It is no wonder why she is in the top 10 agents in Chittendon county for real estate sales!"

Jessica Strolin- Buyer Refunded $7,000 on the Purchase

"As first-time homebuyers from out-of-state, my wife and I were a bit nervous about the whole process of buying a house.  After learning about the enticing cash back offer and how it worked, we decided to give the professionals at Flat Fee a try..  The cash back turned out to be a great bonus, but the thing that really sold us was the high quality of service we received.  Everything was pain free and easy, thanks to PJ and her colleagues at Flat Fee VT.  PJ was very accommodating to our needs, particularly with our being from out of state and needing to pack a bunch of viewings into each trip we made up.  She was very patient and attentive, and never tried to push us to settle on a house we weren't comfortable with.  It took a few trips up and we had some fun drives during mud season, but after a couple dozen viewings we found a house that truly stood out from all the rest in meeting our wants and needs.  It's been 9 months since we closed on the house, and every day we fall more in love with what is not just a house anymore, but our home.  Thank you PJ and everyone at Flat Fee VT for making what could have been a very nerve-racking and anxiety-ridden process into a pleasurable and exciting experience that we can look back on with fond memories!"

Marc DiMarzio - Buyer Refunded $2,950 on the Purchase

"I would recommend Flat Fee VT to anyone interested in selling their property in Vermont.  Our house went under contract within 48 hours!   Erin was extremely helpful, professional, and a great resource.  She thoroughly answered all of our questions throughout the entire process.  I was especially impressed with her response time.  When we asked her a question, she got right back to us.  That was really important to me!  She ensured that the entire process flowed smoothly.  And, it goes without saying - the savings was great!"
Lynn Morrill, seller - SAVED  $4,371 on the Sale

"It was seamless from the time I contacted Jeff right through the closing.  He always made himself available to me to answer questions and I had a lot of them having never sold a house before.  He definitely went above and beyond the needs of the seller.  In my personal experience because of his other clients, my house actually sold before it even got listed.  Jeff was very patient as I took a lot of time trying to prepare house for sale but was able to recommend it to a buyer because he knew what she was looking for and listened.  I would recommend Flat Fee and Jeff to anyone.  Was something I wouldn't hesitate to do again."

William Richardson, seller - SAVED $12,310 on the Sale

"I chose Jeff and Flat Fee to sell my primary residence in Richmond in April 2016 and a residential rental building in Burlington in July 2016 rather than doing FSBO’s.  Jeff did a good job handling both transactions, there was no drama involved and he had a positive can do attitude. Jeff did a good job managing competing offers on the rental property and was able to secure an above list final offer and consummate the closing.  I was in the process of moving to Florida and was absent from VT for most of the time the transactions were being executed.   Jeff managed through all the necessary paperwork and permit activity and worked with the buyers and attorneys in my absence to bring both transactions to timely and smooth closings.  I would recommend Jeff and use him again in the future if I had an opportunity."

Paul Frascoia, seller - SAVED $37,727 on the Sales

“We choose Flat Fee Real Estate to sell our home in Essex. We contacted Dave and he carefully answered all the questions we had and explained exactly how Flat Fee works. He helped us evaluate the market value of our home and provided an excellent listing. Through the process Dave gave us excellent guidance and addressed any concerns that we had.
The results exceeded our our expectations and helped us save a significant amount of money. For us it was the perfect blend of not having full responsibility to sell our home all by ourselves, and full MLS exposure. 
I would highly Dave if you need someone help guide you and get the best price for your home.” Ron & Patsy Newhart, sellers - Saved $9,800 on the Sale
“Dave Davidson of Flat Fee Real Estate helped us to sell our condo in Williston in May 2016. It was a pleasure working with him. He helped us every step of the way and was incredibly quick in responding to any questions we had. The whole process was fast and smooth.” Richard and Cathy Norman, sellers -  Saved $4,742.50 on the Sale
“With Flat Fee, I got the experience of working with a full-service, hands-on broker at a fraction of the cost. Dave took the time to share an insider’s knowledge of Burlington real estate, and when we found a property I loved, his strategic advice about how to make the winning bid without overpaying proved to be spot-on.” Owen R, buyer - Refunded $4,570 on the Purchase
“Working with Dave Davidson was such a great experience. His knowledge and ability to negotiate and navigate complex matters helped us immensely, and it showed in every conversation. Dave was quick to respond fully to complex concerns, and his ability to coordinate was amazing. He was even able to offer insights on the sale of our home which helped for a smooth process of purchasing our new dream home. We've had other realtors in the past and nothing can compare with Dave's work ethic. We would highly recommend his services to any of our friends. We wish we had heard of Flat Fee earlier!” Dan and Meika D., buyers- Refunded $4,559.50 on the Purchase
"Flat Fee and Dave Davidson were an absolute pleasure to work with! We got 2 offers and 8 showings on our house in Milton in just over a week. Dave's professionalism, work ethic and experience was very much appreciated and he was easy to work with. We saved almost $4,500! Selling or buying a house with Flat Fee VT is a no brainer." Nick Savasta & John Howard, sellers - Saved $4,462.50 on the Sale
"The process of buying a home is quite overwhelming and daunting when you’re a first-time home buyer, but Jeff made the process stress free (as best as he could) and overall quite easy. We gave him a difficult challenge to begin with, we needed to find and close on a home within 45 days. Knowing our tight deadline Jeff was always available to either look at homes or have a quick chat to discuss the process/any questions we had. He was reliable, kept us realistic and most importantly personable; you didn’t feel like you were meeting a stranger but rather meeting a friend who was helping and educating you on the home buying process. Once we found our dream home Jeff remained by our side nudging those around us to make sure we kept to our original closure date. If we were to ever be in the home selling/buying market again I would definitely be using Jeff Amato as our real estate agent. 
Thank you again for helping Joe and I buy our dream home!!" Joseph Olinzock and Brittney Richardson, buyers- Refunded $4,400 on the Purchase.