Compare Reali and Faira

For Sellers

Listing Rate
$950-$9,950
Flat Fee
Minimum commissions and other terms may apply. Buyer's Agent Commission (2.5%-3%) is not included, but sellers may be able to negotiate this as well.

For Sellers

Radius Agents
30%
Referral Fee
In 2019 Reali has entered into a market allocation agreement with Radius Agent to farm out clients Reali is unable to serve in exchange for referral fees to random real estate agents.

For Sellers

Listing Rate
1%
Commission
Minimum commissions and other terms may apply. Buyer's Agent Commission (2.5%-3%) is not included, but you may be able to negotiate this as well.

For Sellers

Premium Listing
3%
Commission
Minimum commissions and other terms may apply. Buyer's Agent Commission (2.5%-3%) is not included, but you may be able to negotiate this as well.

For Buyers

Buyer’s Savings
$950-$9,950
Flat Fee
When Reali represents home buyers, it keeps only $950-$9,950 of its entire Buyer's Agent Commission (2.5%-3%), the rest of the amount is refunded to the buyer as a way to financially compete for buyer’s business. Home buyers do not pay any taxes on the amount, the refund amount is always tax-free.

For Buyers

Radius Agents
30%
Referral Fee
In 2019 Reali has entered into a market allocation agreement with Radius Agent to farm out clients Reali is unable to serve in exchange for referral fees to random real estate agents.

For Buyers

Buyer’s Savings
67%
Commission Rebate
When Faira represents home buyers, it contributes 67% of its Buyer's Agent Commission (2.5%-3%) to the buyer as a way to financially compete for a buyer’s business. Home buyers do not pay any taxes on the amount, the refund amount is always tax-free.
Question: What is the difference between Reali and Faira?
Answer: Both Reali and Faira function as a full-service real estate agent that offers savings to homebuyers and home sellers.
Compare Reali and Faira for home buying and selling. HomeOpenly is an impartial and an open resource focused on trending real estate services, portals and start-ups.

First published: 17 February 2019
Last updated: 25 April 2021

Buying and Selling with Reali

Reali is a California-based savings broker, offers consumers listing savings and buyer’s refunds in select areas across Northern and Southern California.

Reali Pricing

Reali offers flat fee listing at $950 for homes up to $250,000, $4,950 for homes up to $750,000, and $9,950 for homes priced over $750,000. Buyers receive a 100% refund of the Buyer’s Agent Commission (2.5%-3%) at the close of sale, minus a fee set at $950 for homes up to $250,000, $4,950 for homes up to $750,000, and $9,950 for homes priced over $750,000.

When Reali is unable or unwilling to provide services to buyers or sellers, it allocates consumers using a referral fee network called Radius Agent in exchange for a 30% referral fees.

Listing Services

  • MLS Listing
  • Zillow, Trulia, etc. Listing
  • Accept and Deliver All Offers and Counteroffers
  • Hold Open Houses
  • Professional Photography
  • Professional Floor Plans
  • Yard Signage Installation
  • Spare Key Lock-box Installation
  • Schedule Inspection Services
  • Schedule Private Showings
  • Closing Duties

Buyer's Agent Services

  • Find the Property
  • Accept and Deliver All Offers and Counteroffers
  • Recommend Other Professionals
  • Attend Inspection Services
  • Schedule Private Showings
  • Negotiate Needed Repairs
  • Closing Duties

Reali Editor's Review:

Reali is a consumer-focused real estate agent that successfully represents consumers across California and offers sizeable savings.

Reali pricing structure closely resembles a listing rate set at 1% of a home sale or a refund set at 67% for buyers; it is highly transparent.

Reali Agents are salaried client-service focused employees measured by customer satisfaction who are not motivated by commissions. Reali is a technology-driven agent that offers customers tools and data to drive an efficient real estate transaction process.

Reali service includes posting home on the MLS and MLS Aggregator services, professional photos and 3D images in addition to all typical services offered by a traditional real estate agent. Reali gives sellers access to a well-designed dashboard with great communication features.

For Buyers, Reali offers real-time listing notifications, on-demand home tours and a client web portal for monitoring the purchase process - making it easier to find and buy homes. Overall Reali offers an excellent proposition to Buyers and Sellers alike.

Consumer Allocation with Radius Agent

In 2019 Reali has entered into a market allocation agreement with Radius Agent to farm out clients Reali is unable to serve in exchange for referral fees to random real estate agents. Reali declined to comment on our request for details, but generally, the Radius Agent platform allows brokers to trade consumers’ information with other brokers in exchange for 30% in referral fees.

Radius Agent keeps a portion of the fee and Reali receives the rest. Consumer brokering is an act of selling information of potential home buyers and home sellers (paid referrals) between real estate brokers, in exchange for a cut of a broker’s commission.

Brokers on each side of the adopted scheme, cause direct damage to the real estate representation market with reverse competition, hidden referral fees, limited choices to consumers, unnecessary high commissions, and client confusion. Since these random referred brokers are not employed by Reali, they cannot offer consumers the same rates and benefits as Reali, in fact, Reali can never dictate any terms of such agreements.

Farming out leads with Radius Agent to random brokers is a pay-to-play scheme that serves no benefit to consumers. Consumers are highly likely to overpay for listing commissions and receive little or no refund when their information is traded as a commodity with use of the Radius Agent network. The added junk fee makes it impossible for agents to offer consumers competitive market rates.

Where does Reali operate?

Reali currently operates in select areas across California.

Buying and Selling with Faira

Faira is a multi-state savings broker, offers consumers listing savings and buyer’s refunds in select areas across Washington, Arizona and California.

Faira Pricing

Faira offers savings to sellers (charges 0.5% platform fee to the buyer with an optional 1% listing fee) and commission refunds to buyers (2% of the purchase price).

For its in-house listings platform offers self-represented buyers a 2.5% independent buyer discount, to account for the fact that there is no need for Buyer's Agent Commission (BAC) expense for self-represented buyers.

However, we recommend that all Buyers work with their own competitive buyer's agent who offers a buyer's refund. Faira also offers Premium Listing option for a 3% listing fee.

Listing Services

  • MLS Listing
  • Zillow, Trulia, etc. Listing
  • Accept and Deliver All Offers and Counteroffers
  • Hold Open Houses
  • Professional Photography
  • Professional Floor Plans
  • Yard Signage Installation
  • Spare Key Lock-box Installation
  • Schedule Inspection Services
  • Schedule Private Showings
  • Closing Duties

Buyer's Agent Services

  • Find the Property
  • Accept and Deliver All Offers and Counteroffers
  • Recommend Other Professionals
  • Attend Inspection Services
  • Schedule Private Showings
  • Negotiate Needed Repairs
  • Closing Duties

Faira Editor's Review:

Faira is a consumer-focused real estate agent that successfully represents consumers across Washington, Arizona, and California and offers sizeable savings.

Faira listing service includes posting home on the MLS and MLS Aggregator services, professional photos in addition to all typical services offered by a traditional real estate agent.

Faira gives sellers access to a well-designed dashboard with great communication features. The pricing model at this brokerage may be an issue for some Buyers and Agencies who are unable to work with it due to the "platform fee" structure.

Buyer's commission rebate structure is also subjective with ambiguously defined savings. What is considered standard real estate services are advertised by Faira as Premium for a significantly larger fee.

While Faira does offer sizeable savings for Buyers and Sellers, we find that some service offerings by Faira are difficult to substantiate, especially when it comes to its Premium listings.

Where does Faira operate?

Faira currently operates in select areas across Washington, Arizona, and California..