Welcome to BuySmart Realty !   I have been assisting people both sell and purchase residential properties across the Triangle area, including western Johnston County, Granville and Franklin counties since 1994.  I take great pride in the faith, trust and confidence my clients place in me for what for most is the largest financial transaction of their lives.. The primary mission of BuySmart Realty is to have all listed homes sell for the highest dollar possible in the shortest amount of time while earning the owners the largest return on their equity as possible.  

The internet has changed the dynamics of selling  homes. It offers sellers options in today’s world that didn’t exist in the past.  Many realty companies and their agents however still cling to the habits of old including high commission rates and even add-on fees for their services.  BuySmart Realty  offers home sellers a choice of alternative listing plans (shown below)  that are significantly less in cost than most traditional companies PLUS never charges any additional “brokerage” or “professional” fees!  For someone reading this who is considering selling as a “For Sale By Owner”, please realize that the exposure your home will have as a FSBO to potential buyers is significantly less than being listed by a professional realty company. Over 90% of home buyers start their home search on the internet. There are only several websites that cater to FSBO’s while there are literally hundreds of websites that do not accept FSBO listings but do automatically display homes directly from the Multiple Listing System.  Also, the vast majority of buyers still continue to work with licensed REALTORS/agents whose primary search tool is the MLS.  

BuySmart will also discount the “First Class” plan even further if you agree to use our services to represent you with the purchase of your next home in this area.  If  you have any questions, please contact me for a  FREE, NO HASSLE, NO PRESSURE, NO OBLIGATION conversation about your home. Allow me to  put my years of experience to work for you!!  home sellers


The “COACH” Plan  – $450.00 Upfront  + 0.75% at Closing flat fee

For home sellers working as a “For Sale By Owner” but willing to compensate a Buyer’s Agent.  

  • List home on the Triangle Multiple Listing System (TMLS)  
  • OK to continue selling home on your own. Commission to licensed “Buyer’s” agent only if involved  (2.4% recommended).  
  •  Assurance that your listing on the TMLS is complete & accurate. 
  • Copies of all required North Carolina sales forms provided to you at no charge. 
  • Greatly Increased  Exposure!  Internet coverage on 80+ national real estate websites not available to FSBO’s.  Listed homes also flow to hundreds of  Realty company and personal agent websites.
  • Home featured on front page of this site. 
  • No need to be home for Agent/REALTOR® showings if using lockbox. Only active, licensed agents are allowed to make appointments.  
  • Showing appointments managed by ShowingTime .
  • Personalized agent feedback sent directly to you from ShowingTime 
  • Homeowner to provide photos for MLS.  Professionally taken pictures/video optionally available 
  • For Sale yard sign provided 
  • Realtor Lockbox – Rental fee $30 
  • ALL questions, offers and negotiations addressed to you directly by the Buyer’s Agent.  
  • Ability to upgrade to “Business Class” or  “First Class” at any time. If upgrade is made, the Upfront Fee paid to BuySmart will be reimbursed to you at closing.
  • Upfront Fee DUE at time of listing via Personal or Bank Check. 
  • Professional home measurements available with pricing starting at $75.00   


The “BUSINESS CLASS” Plan – Limited Service – Commission Based

For those selling home as a For Sale By Owner, willing to work with a Buyer’s Agent and want additional services. 

  • NO Upfront fee1.5% Commission paid to BuySmart Realty at closing. 
  • Potential for NO “Buyer Agent” commission if you sell home on your own as a FSBO. ( BuySmart’s commission still applies) 
  • Complimentary marketing analysis of your home to help with proper pricing.
  • Room measurements of home plus REALTOR  taken photos included.
  • Option of professionally taken pictures available for $150.00 payable to photographer. $100 reimbursed to you at closing. 
  • Lock Box provided at NO additional charge
  • Consultations available during the selling process.  
  • Switch to Full Service plan at any time.  If upgrade is made, amendment to listing contract will be made to reflect new commission amount.



The “FIRST CLASS” Plan – Full Service – Commission Based

  • NO Upfront Fee – Low  TOTAL  4.7%  Commission Paid at Closing  (INCLUDES Buyer’s Agent pay-out of 2.4% )   You pay nothing until home closes at price & terms you have agreed to. Never any additional professional or broker fees attached!  
  • Recommendations on staging your home for best presentation to buyers.
  • Your home will be professionally measured by licensed appraisal company. 
  • Option of  having professionally taken pictures for $150.00 paid to photographer. This will be reimbursed to you in FULL at closing.
  • I will provide Electronic Lock Box & Yard Sign.  Flyer Box with supply of flyers upon request included.
  • Listing enhancement on Realtor.com, Zillow & Trulia.  Boosted on BuySmart Realty FaceBook page aimed at local buyers. 
  • All offers received presented to you by BuySmart with an analysis of projected net proceeds.
  • My Personal attention as your primary interface for any Questions, Offers, Negotiations, Inspection Issues plus attending closing with you. . 

               MY TIME !                                                     MY EXPERIENCE !                                                    MY EXPERTISE !

                                          NO ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL OR BROKERAGE FEES !!

For additional information, contact real estate professional Ernie Behrle with BuySmart Realty via text of phone at 919-795-5447.  You may also use the contact form below. 

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