Our prices

 

Flat-fee Multiple Listing Service (MLS) listing

Our fee:  $199

This service includes: 

  • a 6-month Exclusive Agency listing (which allows you to find your own buyer without paying a buyer's agent's commission)
  • a 6-month listing on your local Realtor Multiple Listing Service (MLS)
  • a 6-month showcased listing on Realtor.com
  • a 6-month listing on secondary MLS internet real estate websites (like GreatHomes.org, BayEast.org, and MetroListMLS.com).
  • Distribution to other websites, like Zillow.com, Google Base, Yahoo! Real Estate, Oodle, Trulia Real Estate Search, CyberHomes, and AOL Real Estate.
  • a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) to help you price your property
  • unlimited changes to the price or status of the listing and up to five free changes to the photos, description, and features of the listing after it's activated.  You may make additional changes for $10 each.
  • Lockbox rental

    Our fee:  $70

    This service includes: 

    • rental of an electronic (Supra) lockbox for six months.
    • delivery and pick up.

     

    Full-service broker representation of seller from contract to close of escrow

    Our fee:  $3,400, payable only if escrow closes.

    This is for FSBO sellers who have received offers from buyers who are represented by other licensed agents.  Our services include:

    • the forms you'll need to complete the deal, including mandatory state and local disclosure forms.
    • help with the negotiations until both parties agree on price, terms, and conditions.
    • preparation of an escrow timeline
    • phone calls to various parties to ensure that deadlines are being met and contingencies are being satisfied.
    • help with disclosures.
    • personal inspection of your property and preparation of the agent's disclosure form.
    • arrangement of the pest inspection.
    • review of all inspection and preliminary title reports.
    • negotiation of any deficiencies found in the inspection reports.
    • arrangement of closing meeting where you sign off on the papers.
    • delivery to you of a file containing all relevant documents for your records.

    Full-service broker representation of both parties from contract to close of escrow

    Our fee:  $5,000, payable only if escrow closes.

    This service is for FSBO sellers who have found unrepresented buyers who want to make offers.  You will not have to pay us a buyer's agent's commission.  Our fee includes all of the services listed in the previous section, plus these for the buyer:

    • a comparative market analysis of the property, so you can determine what price to offer.
    • the forms you'll need to make an offer, including the residential purchase agreement, addenda, and supporting documents.
    • advice on how to fill out the offer form.
    • delivery of the offer to the seller
    • help with the negotiations until both parties agree on price, terms, and conditions.
    • help with shopping for the best financing.
    • arrangement, coordination, and supervision of inspections and appraisal.
    • review of all disclosure, inspection, appraisal, and title reports.
    • negotiation of any deficiencies found in the inspection reports.
    • arrangement of closing meeting where you sign off on the papers.
    • delivery to you of a file containing all relevant documents for your records.

    Signs, photography, flyers, a web page, and other marketing services 

    Our sister "for sale by owner" (FSBO) websites provide marketing services at reasonable prices:

  •    FSBOSonoma.com
  •    FSBOSolano.com
  •    FSBONapa.com
  •    FSBOAlameda.com
  •    FSBOContraCosta.com
  •    FSBOSac.com
  •    FSBOSanMateo.com
  •    FSBOSantaClara.com
  •    FSBOSanFran.com
  •    FSBOElDorado.com
  •    FSBOYolo.com
  •    FSBOFresno.com

  • Home Swap Representation 

    Our fee:  2% of the appraised value of your property, payable only if escrow closes

    This service includes finding you an acceptable trading partner, helping to negotiate a deal that's beneficial to both parties, and providing you with full-service broker representation.  If you wish to trade into a home that's actively on the market, our fee is just 1% of the full market value of your trading partner's property, to be paid out of the buyer's agent's commission.  If the buyer's agent's commission exceeds 1%, we'll credit the balance back to you at close of escrow.  Our fees are payable only if escrow closes successfully.  


    Full-service broker representation, including marketing services

    Our fee:  $6,000 for homes that sell for less than $1,000,0000; $7,500 for homes that sell for more.

    Note that this fee doesn't include the buyer's agent's commission, which is usually 2.5% of the sales price.

    Our services typically include:

    • Advice about staging your home

    • Help with disclosures.
    • Personal inspection of your property and preparation of the agent's disclosure form.
    • Arrangement of the pest inspection.
    • Review of all inspection and preliminary title reports.
    • A comparative market analysis to help you decide on a price.
    • Professional photography

    • Listing on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS)

    • An electronic lockbox for your front door

    • Quality color flyers

    • Broker tours

    • Dissemination of flyers to brokers in the area

    • Open houses

    • Quality signage

    • A web page devoted to your property (e.g., 123ElmStreet.com)

    • Other web advertising

    • Help with the negotiations until both parties agree on price, terms, and conditions.
    • Preparation of an escrow timeline
    • Phone calls to various parties to ensure that deadlines are being met and contingencies are being satisfied.
    • Negotiation of any deficiencies found in the inspection reports.
    • Arrangement of closing meeting where you sign off on the papers.
    • Delivery to you of a file containing all relevant documents for your records.

       

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    We're an Equal Housing Opportunity Brokerage.
    Copyright 2009.  Chalkboard Realty, CA DRE License No. 01811185.  All rights reserved.  All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified.