Category: Getting Started with Home Bay

  • Why & How to Use a Lockbox

    By Home Bay

    Posted on April 13th, 2015

    A lockbox is a small key safe that allows you to show your home to prospective buyers without having to be there yourself. Read on for some FAQs on how and why you should use one to simplify your home showings. 1. Should you use a lockbox? Unless it makes you uncomfortable, yes. Making your home more accessible to agents can increase your showings and therefore the number of offers you receive. It's also more convenient for you. 2. Is it safe to use a lockbox? When

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  • If you work with Home Bay, our low, one-time fee replaces the commission you would typically be paying to a listing agent. But do you still have to pay commission to a buyer's agent? Read this post to learn.Most of our sellers choose tooffer 2% to 3% to a buyer's agent. But it is your choice what to do here. Understand that by not offering a buyer's agent commission, you will severely limit the number of buyers who tour and put in offers on your listing. Prospective buyer agents are likely to s

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  • Home Bay's broker frequently represents both seller and buyer, and in such case, your savings will be significantly more. Buyers can submit offers to you directly without a real estate agent by clicking the "Make Offer" button on your property detail page and answering simple questions like: * What purchase price are you offering? * When can you close? * Are you pre-approved? At the end of approximately 20 questions, our software generates a legal offer. After the buyer electronically signs

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  • You know selling a house costs money, but how much? What fees are you going to be responsible for? How much do they cost? First, let's take a look at a few minor fees that sellers are responsible for by default in most home sales. Keep in mind, all these things are negotiable in your real estate contract.Minor Fees * Natural Hazard Disclosure Report What it is:This report tells the buyer if the home lies within a zone that has a high risk of natural hazards, including floods, earthquake,

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  • Because we operate from a centralized location, we are able to serve hundreds of listings, whereas local agents typically serve only a small number. Unlike your local agent, we don't spend any time driving to properties and opening the door for buyers or property inspectors. In short, we save time and the associated cost savings get passed on to you [https://www.homebay.com/sell/how-selling-works].

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  • Yes. If you start working with us after you already have a buyer lined up, we charge $1,500 to help with all the paperwork. The $1,500 fee covers assistance with all of your seller paperwork and includes review by a real estate expert who has sold at least 500 homes. If your buyer isn't already working with an agent, we can also manage their portion of the transaction for an additional $500 fee.

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  • We pay for pro photography because it is so imporant to selling as quickly as possible for the highest possible sales price. This video explains, in detail, the importance of pro photography. It specifically focuses on the importance of wide angle lenses and standing flashes. Better photos mean more internet clicks, showings and offers.

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  • We will reimburse the expense of photography [https://www.homebay.com/resources/does-homebay-arrange-photography-for-me/], up to $150, for any photographer who has standing flashes and wide angle lenses. As noted in this video, we think both are critical to top quality photos. The better your photos, the more clicks, showings and offers you will receive.

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  • Home Bay pays for pro listing photos [https://www.homebay.com/tips/why-having-really-nice-pictures-of-your-home-matter-a-lot/] for all of our clients. Here's how the listing photo process works: 1. Home Bay pays for listing photos and will send you a list of recommended listing photographers in your area. 2. You contact one of these companies, or any other photographer of your choosing, to schedule the time of the photo session. 3. Home Bay will pay up to $150 to

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  • In remote areas, finding a real estate photographer can be more of a challenge. The best starting point for you may be Yelp, and you may have to work with a photographer who doesn't solely specialize in real estate photos. Regardless of where you live, our policy is to pay up to $150 [https://www.homebay.com/resources/does-homebay-arrange-photography-for-me/] towards your photo session. In metro areas, this amount typically covers the entire photo session. -------------------------------------

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