The Business of Real Estate

About Us

First Commission Advance Company

COMMISSION EXPRESS was founded in the Washington, DC metropolitan area in 1992 by two highly experienced real estate brokers who, after managing offices and owning their own companies, recognized that agents and brokers needed a reliable solution to their cash flow problems. Their goal was to put their experience to work helping other real estate professionals build their businesses and achieve their dreams.

As Independent Contractors operating small independent businesses, the agents and brokers had marketable accounts receivable from earned but unsettled sales commissions. The founders conceived an idea to purchase the accounts receivable at a discount, a process known as factoring. They operated for five years developing the protocols, computer database, forms and reports that were the basis for the current COMMISSION EXPRESS system.

By 1996, the service had become so popular that the founders began offering franchises of the COMMISSION EXPRESS business model to entrepreneurs nationwide. Today, with offices in most major metropolitan areas, COMMISSION EXPRESS is the most popular provider of cash flow for real estate agents and brokers throughout the country.

COMMISSION EXPRESS has advanced thousands of commissions totaling millions of dollars and is the only franchised real estate commission advance company in the country. We know the business, we know what we’re doing – and we’re here to make the commission advance process work to your advantage.

  •  I can turn one commission into another if I use the commission advance to market other listings. 

    - C.F. Century 21 Associate

     I use factoring as an investment tool and then use the expense as a business write off. 

    - C.M.Coldwell Banker Oklahoma

     Commission Express provides a valuable service to the real estate community in a responsive, efficient and discrete manner. As a broker, I have seen the very happy difference a relationship with Commission Express can make for the agents in my office. You can compare it to the fax machine. How did we manage without it?? 

    - Jack Griffin Broker/Owner, Remax Preferred Properties

     I wanted to thank you for providing such an excellent service. It is clear that the owners of your business have a background in real estate. This makes matters simple as you know what you are doing and you understand how our industry works. Your staff is always pleasant and offers speedy service. I have enjoyed doing business with your company, as have some of my agents. 

    - Judy Cranford Broker/Owner Cranford & Associates

     I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you. December of 2005 will mark my third year in real estate. I do not think I would be as far along as I am if you and your company had not been there for me. Knowing that you and Commission Express was there to fall back on as a new agent gave me peace of mind and allowed me to focus on new business. My urgency was always your urgency and that kind of attention is reassuring to your clients, it made a big difference to me, so thank you and I look forward to doing business with you in the future! 

    - K. N., Kansas City RE/MAX Agent

     I found that Commission Express works and doesn't hurt me! Not always can or will I bail an agent out of financial problems. Commission Express helps the agent when the time is not right for me to help, and I thank you for your services. 

    - LuVerne L. Boes Broker/Owner Century 21