How to Save $14k (Or More) On Your California Home Sale


Want to save $14,000.00 or more on your California home sale? We can help!

Imagined and built by real estate experts, HomeBay simplifies home selling by enabling you to successfully sell without an agent (saving you 3% in listing commission) in four simple steps:

  1. First, list your home on HomeBay – a process that takes just minutes.

  2. Next, Home Bay submits your listing to the local MLS for free (a service that typically costs $300) and syndicates it to all of the major real estate sites, like Zillow, Trulia, and Redfin. 

  3. Once you start receiving offers, our system will flag any unusual buyer requests and will guide you through the countering process. When you enter escrow, we give you the option to work with an expert transaction coordinator.

  4. When your home sale closes, you pay Home Bay a low, one-time fee and save thousands on commission in the process. Our comprehensive seller service starts at just $2,000 – get a quote!

California home sale success storyOne of our customers, a new empty-nester named Gary, recently sold his California home and saved over $33,000 dollars at closing. This is how he explains selling with HomeBay: 

“Using Home Bay is like having a coach that holds your hand throughout the entire selling process. It’s not intrusive support, but if you need a little extra help, Home Bay is there for you. The information they give you is true and honest and the customer service is remarkable. If I had to describe Home Bay in one word – I’d choose spectacular.” 

See How Much You Can Save On Your Home Sale:

Request a Quote
New Call-to-action

12 thoughts on “How to Save $14k (Or More) On Your California Home Sale

  1. What’s the comission paid to you, will I have people walking thru my house, will there be an open house? Who does them?

    1. Hi Lucia –

      Great questions! You can view our pricing and service details here:

      There are a couple different ways you can manage showings. If you prefer to let the buyer’s agent handle it, you can install a lockbox and have agents to call you directly to schedule showings. If you prefer to be present, you can to schedule and conduct your own showings.

      As for open houses, you’re certainly not required to do any, but you can if you like. Here’s a post that explains the pros and cons as well as what’s involved in the process:

      Also, this link has several great articles on showings and open houses that cover your questions in more detail:

      Please let us know if you have any other questions!

  2. We have a condo in a Senior Citizen Community which has to approve the buyers financial worth and that they meet the age requirement. Is this something that you will be able to deal with as far as the extra paperwork.

    1. Hi, Cheryl. Typically the HOA paperwork itself would be completed by the buyer and seller themselves, so it shouldn’t be an issue. We have definitely sold homes in Senior Communities and Coops that require approvals. I would need to see the specific paperwork to further advise.

  3. We already have a buyer. our friends are buying our condo in CA. we just need the proper forms filed and the settlement handled. Who do i get to help me with this.

  4. To list a home with you as a FSBO. Are you saying you will handle all the paper work, market it and just pay at close. I live here so i can do appts. my self.
    please call to explain. To not pay a broker and a agent
    do make sense.

    1. Hi Vesta –

      You got it! We handle the marketing and the paperwork, you manage the showings (or you can install a lockbox and let buyer agents show your property). We can also help as much or as little as you like with offer negotiations, pricing advice, and so on.

      We’ll be in touch shortly to talk through details! Watch for an email from Home Bay – or if you prefer to chat on the phone, give us a call at 888-404-3557.



  5. I have the same situation as Anne above. I have a friend who wants to buy my house and only need Transaction Coordinator services. I’d love a quote and to know how long this usually takes.

    Thank you,


    1. Hi Pam –

      We’d be happy to send you a quote! The fee ranges from $2,000 to $3,500 and depends on a couple different factors.

      Please send an email to with your zip code and sale price. We’ll also try to reach you via the email address you submitted with your comment.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *