Our full-service listing program



      In Northern California, a typical seller pays a 5% commission.  For a $600,000 house, that comes to $30,000, with $15,000 going to the listing agent and $15,000 going to the buyer's agent.


     We think $15,000 for a listing agent is too much.  Our fee for a six-month listing is just $6,000 for homes that sell for less than $1,000,000, and $7,500 for homes that sell for $1,000,000 or more.  This fee is payable only if escrow closes successfully, and does not include the buyer's agent's commission.


     Here's another reason to choose us:  Most listing contracts allow the listing agent to capture the buyer's agent's commission if the seller finds his own buyer.  Our contract is different.  If you find a buyer on your own, we'll waive the buyer's agent's commission.  If the buyer wants representation, we'll provide it for just $2,500.




Our services typically include:


  • A comparative market analysis to help you decide on a price.
  • Advice about staging your home

  • Professional photography

  • Help with disclosures.
  • Personal inspection of your property and preparation of the agent's disclosure form.
  • Listing on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS)

  • An electronic lockbox for your front door

  • Quality color flyers

  • Broker tours

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

  • Other web advertising

  • Dissemination of flyers to brokers in the area

  • Open houses

  • Quality signage

  • Arrangement of the pest inspection.
  • Review of all inspection and preliminary title reports.
  • 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.
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