We are Highly Competent Flat Fee Real Estate Professionals

DFWCityhomes is a Flat Fee MLS Listing Service, Buyer Rebate, and Full Service Realtor® Agency. Hence, at a fraction of the cost, our REALTORS® represent buyers and sellers in the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) region. In addition to a great savings, our clients experience full real estate agent representation at all levels. Additionally, our real estate service is hassle-free, proven, and effective.

We love explaining how our real estate services can save you time and money.

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Our accomplishments include

  • Listed, purchased, sold, leased $218 million of 655 properties
  • Average selling cost of 3.5% and savings of $4.4 million compared to 6% agents
  • Average buyer savings of 1% of $210,000 to 78 Purchasers

Accomplishments as of inception in 2004 through EOY 2018.

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High Quality Results and Service You Can Trust

First of all, our real estate services are honest and affordable and designed for creating long-term high trust relationships. Subsequently, we take pride in our honesty, deep experience, excellent representation and excellent communication.

High Quality Service at an Affordable Price

Even more, we take pride in high-quality results and value high trust relationships. As a result, we have many repeat and referral clients. Our efforts put real savings in the pockets of our clients. Consequently, we eliminate the conflicts of interest inherent the traditional REALTOR® model.

Because of our efforts, outstanding competence is the reward of our model. Whereas, conflicts of interest are cut out and that sets us apart in our success. Above all, our relationships are our most valuable asset. Accordingly, we serve our client’s interest before our own and flourish by doing so.

Most importantly, the Code of Ethics of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® guides our way of conduct to our clients and the public.

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Finally, what are people saying about DFWCityhomes?

9243 Vinewood Drive, Dallas

5.0 111 reviews

  • Avatar Kendra Thornock ★★★★★ a month ago
    Tod helped us for the second time sell our home and was great. We wish we could have used him to purchase our home for a second time but this time we were relocating out of state. Tod does so much to help in the sales process, he takes … More great pictures, does a thorough video walkthrough, his market research is spot on and he is able to answer any question. Our sales process hit some bumps along the way and Tod was patient and continued to diligently work with us even when our first buyers fell through after stringing us along for months. The help Tod provides for the cost is almost unbelievable and we would use him again in a heartbeat. Thanks so much Tod!
  • Avatar Suzette Armalavage ★★★★★ a month ago
    Awesome company! We had a wonderful experience with Todd and his team. Everyone provided top notch customer service throughout the entire process.
  • Avatar PJ Joy ★★★★★ a month ago
    Tod Franklin brings in years of experience as real estate broker and is excellent with his knowledge of the real estate market, he is very thorough and meticulous in the process to be followed for listing a home and selling it and guides … More you every step of the way.I must say that Tod wins you over with his calm demeanor, confidence and places one at ease through this whole process. The pictures and videos he takes are excellent and truly shows the home in its true and excellent form in the listing and to top it all the monetary value for the services provided by DFWcityhomes is exceptional.The office staff are great to interact with, especially Bell who is very quick in responding to emails and answer any queries you may have in a prompt manner.I would highly recommend Tod Franklin/DFWCityhomes for your next home purchase or sale.
  • Avatar Marica Pitka ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    Todd was great. He was very knowledgeable, kind, professional and responsive. Pleasure to work with. Would recommend anytime.
  • Avatar Celeste B ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    Tod is amazing! He walked us through everything, took great care of us, took amazing pictures, got our home out there, and sold fast! He is experienced and put things into our contract that saved us lots of money. He was so good, and the … More process felt so easy with him in our corner. We hired him as a flat fee agent but it felt like full service. He saved us lots of money without compromising quality. We feel so lucky we were referred to him. Highly recommend.
  • Avatar Philip Horton ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    Wow!! What a great experience with Tod (DFWCityHomes)! He was very detailed and kept the ball rolling quickly to close on the house. Tod always gave me great advice, very responsive and was a great listener as well! I HIGHLY recommend him … More as there is no reason to pay for an overpriced broker. He saved me major $$ and received the benefit of a full coverage broker! Thank you Tod!!!!!
  • Avatar Tammy Patchin ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    I have had the pleasure of using Tod on my last two home sells. He provides great value / quality and was always very responsive. His compensation model is perfect, not only for Investor who don't need some of the extra frills that … More come with a full price brokerage but, also for homeowners who feel the same. I will be using Tod for all my future transactions.
  • Avatar Ramanan Krishnamurthy ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    Tod Franklin is the realtor at this agency. For a great value, he provides full service. He explained the process and the market situation and helped sell our house at the right price. He took good pictures of our house and was prompt in … More responding to any of our questions.
  • Avatar Rakumu Biz ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    "Tod was very meticulous with his services every step of the way from listing to sale of our property in Prosper, TX. We were really impressed with his tech-savvy "dashboard style" process status online. Information, communication, … More and execution are very essential in the process. We had one offer within 6 hours of listing and two within 24 hours of listing! Key characteristics of Tod are his friendly personality, enthusiasm, energy, drive, and a good business acumen. These characteristics often distinguish the great agents from good ones!"
  • Avatar Anne Gray ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    I cannot say enough about Tod the services he provides with DFW City Homes. We hired him on a Flat fee Service basis. In the beginning, he met us at our home and reviewed all of the listing contract and then assisted us with our listing … More and pricing. He then took professional pictures of our home, provided a sign for our yard, and provided a key lock for realtors to have access. A few days later, he had completed the MLS listing, sent it to us for approval, and then posted it on multiple websites. He also signed us up for a website that allows us to receive notifications for showings which allows the owner to approve or disapprove/move the showing times. That website also sent reviews of the home by the agents that showed the home, a very helpful feature. A few times we had realtors (and one individual that was unrepresented by a realtor) reach out to Tod to express interest and/or ask questions. Tod was always very prompt and very professional in forwarding information to us to respond. We had a contract on the home within 6 days. Tod helped to facilitate our negotiations by giving his professional advice on the contract and guided us on contractual verbiage and laws. We were able to close on the home in less than one month. All in all, it was a wonderful experience. We would HIGHLY recommend DFW City Homes and Tod to anyone looking for a Flat Fee Service listing.
  • Avatar natalie anderson ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    This is my 3rd time to close on a sale with Tod. The quality of his pictures and knowledge of what is happening at that moment in real estate is in valuable. He will be patient through your search for a new home as well.
  • Avatar Roy ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    Saw listing on MLS this morning. You did an excellent job no one else could have listed any better. Thank you for all your time much appreciated
  • Avatar Lori Van ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    Tod Franklin is very knowledgeable about the condo market. His suggestions helped me quite a bit when pricing my unit. His picture taking was excellent and I'm sure it contributed to a quick sale. He was always there to help me … More with any questions and concerns. I highly recommend him - you will be in good hands with Tod!
  • Avatar Jon Moore ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    Great experience!! Tod is fantastic and have already started referring him to my fiends. Extremely happy with the process and transaction.
  • Avatar Kevin Lillenberg ★★★★ 11 months ago
    We dropped the selling price $76,000 over a four month period.Tod was always available and returned my emails promptly.When the buyer was asking for repairs that I didn’t think were reasonable, Tod stepped in and helped.Thank you Tod. … More
  • Avatar Lawrence Martin ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    Todd sold two rental investment homes and the experience was great. Todd gave excellent service and made the whole process pleseant. I will use DFWCityhomes for all my investment and Personal home sales. FYI, My neighbor used Todd and got … More a above ask price offer on the first day their homes was listed !!!!
  • Avatar Cole Perkins ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    About 2 years ago I sold my house with a "full service" realtor. After a bad experience, I didn't want to pay 3% again when it came time to sell my next house. Tod took better pictures, was more responsive, and did a better … More job walking us through the process than the "full-service" realtor. I never once felt that the cheaper price impacted the service I received. Tod actually found and corrected the mistakes made by the buyer's (3%) agent . We had a full offer within about 2 weeks and closed quickly. I would recommend Tod to anyone.
  • Avatar Practical Faith ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    About 2 years ago I sold my house with a "full service" realtor. After a bad experience, I didn't want to pay 3% again when it came time to sell my next house. Tod took better pictures, was more responsive, and did a better … More job walking us through the process than the "full-service" realtor. I never once felt that the cheaper price impacted the service I received. Tod actually found and corrected the mistakes made by the buyer's (3%) agent . We had a full offer within about 2 weeks and closed quickly. I would recommend Tod to anyone.
  • Avatar Michael Polly ★★★★★ a year ago
    I have now worked with Tod for about 4 years and always have a great result. His service and communication are excellent. I even recommended him to my sister when she had to sell.
    Great experience working with Tod and DFWCityhomes.
    … More As an active real estate investor, I have worked with many agents both on the buy and sell side. Tod absolutely exceeded expectations from start to finish. I will certainly use his service on my next transaction and whole heartedly recommend him to anyone looking for Great service and a reasonable price. Thanks for all your hard work and expertise!!
    Michael P., McKinney, TX
  • Avatar Brad Kresge ★★★★★ a year ago
    Tod was Great! very responsive to questions and helpful through the entire process. Highly recommend.
  • Avatar D McElyea ★★★★★ a year ago
    I recently used Tod Franklin at DFW Cityhomes for the sale of a property that I inherited and I could not be more thrilled about his representation of the home. Tod was able to secure a full price contract and walked me through the whole … More process without me even having to worry about it once. I’m absolutely thrilled with Mr. Franklin’s representation of the sale of the home and I’d use him again if needed for the sale or purchase of the home. I’m happy to refer everyone I know to him.
  • Avatar Jason Breeckner ★★★★★ a year ago
    I needed to sell my house after only living there a year and would not have been able to do so without Todd's Flat Fee Service (i.e. I sold it for what I bought it for without losing all of my equity to commission). I was impressed … More by his photographs, which are the biggest selling point online, and he was just as responsive as a full service agent.
  • Avatar JJ Z ★★★★★ a year ago
    Incredibly reliable & effective company. Tod is a consummate professional & truly assists throughout the entire home selling process. High quality experience from start to finish & excellent follow up throughout. Very grateful … More to have found Tod & his valuable expertise. Highly recommend DFW Cityhomes!
  • Avatar Alina Rhey ★★★★★ a year ago
    I can’t recommend Tod enough!! He was a great realtor from start to finish. He patiently showed us a lot of houses, never pushing us to make a quick decision. He is very observant to detail and knowledgeable about what to look for in … More the structure of a house. He was a skillful negotiator and gave very wise counsel on our contract. We bought and sold our house with Tod and when things were not going well on our selling side, he was very responsive and attentive to get all the issues worked out. He has been in the industry a long time and understands all the intricacies and options available. He is a great professional and a very kind person. This is our second house we bought with Tod and second house we sold with him and we would never consider any other realtor! He has handled every obstacle with incredible skill.
  • Avatar Michael Farber ★★★★★ a year ago
    Working with DFWCityhomes was simple and straightforward. Tod was quick to communicate with us so we were never left with questions. We worked together on a sales strategy which ended in our home selling over asking. I have already recommended … More him to friends and family. I highly suggest you call him and consider his services.
  • Avatar Adam Lucart ★★★★ a year ago
    Tod was very patient helping us sell our home after it fell out of contract many times and had over 50 showings. The pictures he took were very impressive and his communication with me was great during the whole process. Best bang for the … More buck.

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Frequently Asked Real Estate Questions

What is a Flat Fee MLS Listing?

A “Flat Fee MLS Listing” refers to the practice in the real estate industry of a seller entering into a service agreement with a Realtor® that accepts a flat fee rather than a percentage of the sale price for the listing side of the transaction.

What is a Buyer Rebate?

When buying a home, the seller pays a buyer agent commission. Our rebate is one-third of that commission paid back to you as an incentive to do business with us. You save a lot of money and can use your rebate for anything you want.

What is a Multiple Listing Service (MLS)?

Today, through more than 800 local and regional MLS Realtor® associations across the USA, brokers share information on properties they have listed and invite other brokers to cooperate in their sale in exchange for compensation if they produce the buyer. Sellers benefit by increased exposure to their property. Buyers benefit because they can obtain information about all MLS listed properties while working with only one broker.

What is a For Sale By Owner (FSBO)

Abbreviated as FSBO, a home offered for sale without the assistance of a Realtor®. As a FSBO, you’re responsible for everything from start to finish. Pricing, staging, listing, marketing, negotiating, forms, contracts, legal compliance, and closing the transaction are your responsibility. FSBO’s receive a ton of calls from agents trying to get an MLS listing.

What is the difference between a Flat Fee MLS Listing and traditional Realtor® 6% listing service?

The cost of the listing is a fixed amount not a percentage.
Upfront set up fees are common with Flat Fee MLS Listings.
Features are bundled differently and vary with different providers.
Flat Fee MLS Listings avoid conflicts of interest.

What is the difference between a Flat Fee MLS Listing and a FSBO?

We know the FSBO seller does all the work to avoid agent fees and commissions. For starters, to market any property in MLS, you have to pay a buyer agent commission. Typically, that is 3% or 50% of what would have been paid to a traditional 6% Realtor®. When you go the bare bones Flat Fee MLS route, the broker at a minimum is responsible for creating the listing, scheduling open houses and making any updates. If you want additional help with pictures, lock box, signs, flyers, showing service, negotiating, closing, market analysis, you may pay more.

What questions should I be asking?

What are all the fees and commissions? (Avoid hidden fees)
Do you help with pricing strategies? (Get a market analysis and explanation)
How will you market my property? (MLS, photos, web sites, sign, flyer)
How will you schedule appointments? (You or a showing service)
What is your track record? (Past performance, how many deals are you working)
How do you provide representation? (Who is the point of contact, who handles negotiation)
Do I have to speak to buyers and their agents? (You or agent)
Do you provide transaction and closing assistance? (You or agent)
How long will it take to get my listing in MLS? (Days or weeks)
How do you communicate with me? (Email, text, phone, help desk)

What are my closing expenses?

It is critically important that you fully understand your costs and timing obligations before pricing your home, executing and negotiating a contract. Your agent should help you understand your closing expenses at the time of the listing based on your approximate list price. When an offer is received, contract terms can be different based on timing and terms and another evaluation is required to correctly understand the offer in hand.

How does the buyer agent get paid? Why am I paying his commission?

Buyer agent fees are always confusing. Real estate is a unique industry in that the Seller sets and pays the representation fee for the Buyer. The compensation system was developed to encourage cooperation between Brokers and promote fairness. With this system, cooperating agents can know what earnings to expect without becoming a party to a transaction. The amount you pay is negotiated in your listing agreement, typically 3%.

What should I do to get my home ready to sale?

The way you sell a home and live in a home are different things. The foremost number one thing to do is, “declutter” counters, walls and rooms. I walk into showings all the time and the garage is stacked floor to ceiling with Tupperware crates of removed clutter. Clean and make attractive all rooms, furnishings, floors, walls and ceilings. Make sure the basic appliances and fixtures work and get rid of leaky faucets and frayed cords. Make the house smell great.

Should I make repairs to sell my home?

Making repairs leads to a better sales price and a faster sell. It’s not always an easy decision about what to do and how much to spend. Your market analysis and agent should assist you in making repair decisions.

How will I see where my home is shown on the Internet?

It is simple, in considering listing services, enter the property address and Google search some of their active listings. After your listing is live, Google search your property address. You will see all the major sites on the first page. 

What are the steps involved in selling my home?

When making a decision to sell your home, you need to establish a strategy that covers timing and cost based on your needs. While some sellers successfully sell their homes on their own, a For Sale By Owner (FSBO) arrangement is complicated and risky requiring a great deal of personal time and expertise through the process. For this reason, most people consider the fee paid to a real estate Broker worth the investment, for the convenience, time savings, and overall guidance provided. In choosing any MLS Listing Service, make sure you understand what will be provided and at what cost.

What is a REALTOR®?

REALTOR® is a federally registered collective membership mark which identifies a real estate professional who is member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.

DFWCityhomes is a member of MetroTex, the largest REALTOR® association in North Texas and fourth largest real estate association in the USA. MetroTex operates its MLS and provides programs to its over 20,000 member professionals involved in all aspects of real estate.

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