The Tess Advantage

MDT Realty was started by a Certified Public Accountant whose main goal was to provide the public an alternative to high real estate transaction fees without sacrificing quality of service – full service and expertise at reduced fees.  MDT Realty is locally owned and operated.  

High transaction volumes, the absence of brick and mortar sales offices, and targeted online marketing in lieu of print advertising allow us to operate efficiently and pass cost savings to our clients. 

For sixteen years MDT Realty has helped home buyers and sellers navigate the Triangle and Triad real estate markets.   Our nationally recognized programs have consistently placed our firm in the top tier of firms in the Triangle based on closed transaction sides.

Our business model is simple. If we help you buy property, we share the commission we earn with you, our buyer client. If you are selling, we offer professional representation and marketing at a greatly reduced fee.

We have returned over $2.7 million to our buyer clients and we’ve saved our sellers over $15 million compared to the traditional 6% fee charged by most firms.

The Tess Advantage is two-fold:

Cash Savings

  • As listing agents, we give you the marketing, service, and expertise that you expect – all at reduced fees.  Additionally, you retain the right to find your own buyer and avoid paying buyer’s agency fees. 
  • As buyer’s agents, we appreciate you giving us the opportunity to represent you and earn a commission from the listing agent. We provide full service buyer representation and show our gratitude in a way that few other firms dare - with cash back to you at closing.  Since inception we have returned over $2.7 million to our buyer clients. 

Quality Agents

  • Our agents are experienced.  Our high transaction volume and small number of agents ensures that every agent has the experience and expertise you deserve.  Many of our agents have worked with the firm for over 10 years - advanced degrees and certifications are common.  We have one agent who has consistently ranked in the top tier of producing realtors in the Triangle.    

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions and Tess Results - Did You Know? pages for detailed operating statistics. 


My house had a bid on it within a week...I would recommend this service to anyone.