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Jovio vs. REX Homes: Compare Services, Fees & More
Looking for an alternative to traditional home selling? You may have heard of a few new options-including REX Homes-which promise to make home selling simpler and cheaper, but in reality, these alternatives fall short. Learn why Texans choose Jovio over REX Homes.
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How Jovio Compares to REX Homes

The MLS Advantage
As a member of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), we’re able to leverage a powerful network of REALTORS® to get your home in front of tens of thousands of buyers. All of our properties are listed on the MLS and then syndicated to popular real estate sites like Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, Redfin, and more. Since REX isn’t a member, they aren’t able to market homes on the MLS. According to NAR, 87% of home buyers work with an agent to find their home, which means if you list with REX, you’ll be missing out on getting your home in front of 87% of the market.
5-Star REALTORS®
At Jovio, we pride ourselves on offering the very best service for a fraction of the cost of a traditional agent. We’re constantly raising the bar when it comes to our service and if you ask our clients, it shows. When home sellers are deciding what company to work with, a comparison of Jovio’s reviews vs REX's reviews are often the largest determining factor.
Transparent Pricing
Jovio charges home sellers a $495 setup fee plus a 1% listing fee. Sellers also pay 2-3% to the buyer’s agent. Because we believe in 100% transparency, we’ve laid it all on the line with our straightforward pricing. REX advertises an all-in 2% total cost for sellers, but what they don’t mention is how not paying a buyer’s agent fee affects your transaction. Since the buyer is responsible for paying the fee, their buying power is significantly reduced and their agents are much less likely to show REX homes to their clients because of this. In the end, someone has to pay the buyer’s agent fee, and if that someone is you, then the REX fee is effectively 5%. In some cases, REX may even subject you to a minimum of $9,000, although this information isn’t readily available on their website.
Flexible Listing Agreements
When you sign with Jovio, our listing agreements typically only last for 30 days, but REX often locks clients into agreements that span anywhere from 90 to 180 days. If you decide to part ways with REX during that time and cancel your agreement, you may be charged a cancellation fee of $1,200, according to some of their previous clients. At Jovio, we often run promotions waiving our $495 setup fee if we’re unable to sell your home during the agreed time period and we never charge a cancellation fee.
Serving Your Best Interest
When it comes down to it, you want to know the company you’re working with has your best interest at heart. At Jovio, we live and breathe our mission to empower home buyers and sellers to Unlock Ownership® and we always put the interest of our clients first. That means, we don’t force you into long-term commitments or make you sign forms that put our business’ interests above your own. As a member of the Texas Association of REALTORS®, we have exclusive access to all the state promulgated forms, which are used on almost all real estate transactions in Texas and seek to protect the interests of all parties involved. But because REX isn’t a member, they have to rely on forms written by their own attorneys, which often end up being one-sided.
Selling Your Home with Jovio vs REX Homes

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1% Listing Fee ($3,995 minimum)

REX

2%

(minimum fee applies but it isn’t disclosed on their website)

Performance Metrics

% of Homes List to Sold Last Spring

96.6 %

Customer Service Ratings

Response Times

Property Visit

Same Day

Phone Call Requests

< 15 minutes

Text/ Email Inquiries

< 15 minutes

Service Features

Full Service Agent

Professional Photography + 3D Walkthrough on Request

Online Seller Dashboard

Targeted Property Facebook and Google Ads

In app showing request approval and schedule

Automated Showing

Feedback Gathering

Performance Metrics

% of Homes List to Sold Last Spring

74.6 %

Customer Service Ratings

Response Times

Property Visit

30+ hours

Phone Call Requests

1 hour

Text/ Email Inquiries

Not Advertised

Service Features

Full Service Agent

Professional Photography + 3D Walkthrough on Request

Online Seller Dashboard

Targeted Property Facebook and Google Ads

In app showing request approval and schedule

Automated Showing

Feedback Gathering

REX

Performance Metrics

% of Homes List to Sold Last Spring

96.6 %

Customer Service Ratings

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REX

Response Times

Property Visit

Same Day

Not Advertised

Phone Call Requests

< 15 minutes

Not Advertised

Text/ Email Inquiries

< 15 minutes

Not Advertised

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REX

Pre-Listing

Instant + REALTOR® and MLS Sold Data Powered Home Valuation

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Complimentary On-site Staging Consultation

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Property Marketing

Listing on MLS, Realtor.com + All Local Member Websites

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Listing on Zillow and Trulia

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Market to a Network of 13,000 REALTORS® and their Buyers

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Professional Photography + 3D Walkthrough on Request

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Agent Hosted Open House

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Custom Flyer Design and Delivery

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Targeted Property Facebook and Google Ads

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Dedicated Landing Page with Viewable Analytics

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List to Close Transaction Management

Dedicated Team of REALTORS®

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Local Neighborhood Experts

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In-app Showing Request Scheduling and Approval

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Automated Feedback Gathering from Showings

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Online Seller Dashboard

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Streamlined Form Completion and Signing

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Performance Metrics

% of Homes List to Sold Last Spring

96.6 %
74.6 %

% of Homes List to Sold Last Spring

96.6%

Response Times

Property Visit

Same Day

Not Advertised

Phone Call Requests

< 15 minutes

Not Advertised

Text/ Email Inquiries

< 15 minutes

Not Advertised

Pre-Listing

Instant + REALTOR® and MLS Sold Data Powered Home Valuation

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Complimentary On-site Staging Consultation

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Property Marketing

Listing on MLS, Realtor.com + All Local Member Websites

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Listing on Zillow and Trulia

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Market to a Network of 13,000 REALTORS® and their Buyers

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Professional Photography + 3D Walkthrough on Request

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Agent Hosted Open House

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Custom Flyer Design and Delivery

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Targeted Property Facebook and Google Ads

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Dedicated Landing Page with Viewable Analytics

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List to Close Transaction Management

Dedicated Team of REALTORS®

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Local Neighborhood Experts

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In-app Showing Request Scheduling and Approval

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Automated Feedback Gathering from Showings

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Online Seller Dashboard

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Streamlined Form Completion and Signing

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See What our Clients are Saying

1% Listing Fee, 110% Service

When it comes to selling your home, Jovio is a step above the rest. Unlike REX Homes, we don’t just promise low fees. We go above and beyond to provide you with expert guidance, a simplified home selling journey, and unparalleled service. For free guidance on how to prepare your home for listing and no strings attached advice on pricing, get started by scheduling a property visit with a Jovio Real Estate Specialist.

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FAQs

How is Jovio different than selling FSBO?
When you sell your home FSBO or For Sale by Owner, there’s no agent involved and you’ll be responsible for working directly with the buyer. Although selling FSBO can help you avoid steep commission fees, it can prove to be more difficult and costly overall. When you partner with Jovio, we empower you to sell your home your way and save money, all the while having a trusted and experienced partner by your side.
Will I really save money selling my home with Jovio?
On average, Jovio sellers save $8,305.
How do I list my home with Jovio?
If you’re ready to list your home, you can sign a Letter of Intent (LOI) which authorizes Jovio to represent you in selling your home. Once the LOI is signed, we’ll start the process of listing your home.
Can you help me sell my home if it’s currently being rented?
Yes, your Jovio Listing Coordinator will work with your property management company or directly with your tenants to coordinate all showings as well as inspections and appraisals. Most leases require tenants to comply with showings in their dwelling so long as they have 24 hours notice. Your Jovio Listing Coordinator will handle the scheduling of all showings in accordance with the terms of your lease with your tenants. Tenants will be asked to sign a Keybox Authorization Form so they are aware the property is for sale and that showings will be occurring.
How does Jovio determine my home’s listing price?
To determine your home’s listing price, we take a three-pronged approach. First, we start by examining your specific goals for selling your property. For example, do you want to sell by a certain date or obtain a specific sales price? Next, we’ll examine the current market landscape to see what properties prospective buyers will be comparing your home to. We’ll also use these properties to determine your home’s unique selling points. Finally, we’ll review sold comparables–the properties that an appraiser will use to justify your home’s sales price to the lender–and determine what price the market has recently supported. Together, these three inputs will be used to determine our suggested list price, though as the home seller, you ultimately have the final say!
How quickly will Jovio get my home listed?
We can get your home listed in as little as 24 hours. The majority of Jovio sellers get their home listed within several days of meeting with Jovio. However, we always list on your terms and when you’re ready.
How long are listing agreements with Jovio?
Jovio’s listing agreements are typically 90 days. With Jovio, you won’t be locked into an agreement for any longer than you desire. If at any point during our agreement you feel as though we must part ways, you will be allowed to do so and are only responsible for paying the $495 setup fee. Once paid, we will release all marketing materials to you, including marketing copy, photographs, and flyers.
Where does Jovio list my home?
We list your home on all the major real estate sites including the MLS, Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, and other sites. We also run targeted digital ads to get your home in front of thousands of active buyers. Learn more about how we market your home.
What does it cost to list my property with Jovio?
Jovio charges a listing fee of 1% of the final sales price of your property (subject to a $3,995 minimum), plus a $495 setup fee to cover the costs of professional photography, marketing copy, digital ads, and the creation of your property’s listing page. Learn more about our pricing.
Will I have to pay a buyer agent commission?
Jovio recommends offering a cooperating buyer agent commission that is competitive with other homes in your neighborhood. This is, on average, 2.96% of the final sales price of your property. However, you are free to offer any amount you'd like to buyer agents.
Will I need to pay the buyer’s agent commission if the buyer doesn’t have an agent or if they are represented by Jovio?
With Jovio, if both you and the buyer agree to Jovio acting as an Intermediary, then the buyer agent fee is just 2%. Therefore, you’d pay a total of only 3% commission to sell your property. This is only half of the 6% traditional agents charge.
When do I pay Jovio?
All fees are collected as part of the proceeds from your sale at closing.
What happens if I decide I don’t want to sell my home anymore and take it off the market?
No worries, Jovio will only charge you the $495 setup fee and you'll be transferred ownership of all digital and print marketing materials including your property's professional photos.
Will Jovio handle showings for me?
Typically, buyers will want to see the house alone with their agent. In the event a buyer is not working with an agent, we will schedule a showing with them and be present during that time.
Will Jovio handle all my paperwork?
Yes, Jovio will help you complete all of the necessary paperwork with the exception of documents that, by law, you are required to complete yourself. Your personalized Seller Dashboard will help you stay on top of any documentation that is required of you.
How does the closing process work when I sell with Jovio?
You’ll receive an in-depth analysis of any offers your receive. Once you accept an offer, there will be an option period of 7-10 days during which the home inspection will take place. If all goes well during the inspection, an appraisal will occur, the buyer will receive the final approval for their loan, the buyer will conduct a final walkthrough, and then you’ll hand over the keys at closing!
How will I know who is accessing my property and when they are accessing it?
Jovio leverages tools, such as secure SUPRA lockboxes and our own showing service, to make it easy for our clients to set a showing schedule, manage showing requests, and know who is accessing your property and when.

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