Infographic: 5 Reasons to Sell Your Home with Home Bay vs. Traditional Real Estate Agent

Listing your home with Home Bay instead of using a traditional real estate agent will save you time and money without sacrificing quality. Here are five reasons why you should sell your home with Home Bay.

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1. Save Thousands without Sacrificing Quality

While the average realtor has 2-4 listings per month, Home Bay has the team and technology to support more than 100 listings per month. By simplifying and streamlining the process, Home Bay saves you money without sacrificing quality.

If you’re selling a $541,800 home (the median home value in California) and you plan to list it with an agent or broker, you can expect to pay a 2-3% listing commission. That means handing over $10k to $16k in home equity you built. With Home Bay, we list and sell your home, just like an agent would but we don’t charge a commission. Instead, we charge a flat fee rate that starts as low as $2k. That fee includes access to our easy-to-use technology platform, support from an expert team that helps you through every stage of your sale, professional home photography, prominent marketing, and an eye-catching “For Sale” sign to place in your yard.

2. Professional Photography

Have you ever looked at a listing and wondered, What were they thinking when they took these photos? Let’s face it – not everyone has an eye for photography (nor the right equipment). Too many traditional real estate agents take photos of properties, both low and high-dollar, with their smartphones. Professionally taken photos is the key to marketing and selling your home. When you list your home with Home Bay, we’ll send a professional real estate photographer to your home to take the best photos with the optimal lighting, using the best camera and equipment. And the best part of all? It’s included in our low flat fee.

3. Help When You Need It

When working with a traditional real estate agent, you’re on their clock. In other words, if you have an urgent, time-sensitive matter, you’ll have to wait until your agent is available. With Home Bay, you’ll have a dedicated, experienced support team readily available 7 days a week to help you with whatever you need. Our goal is to always to provide you with the best home-selling experience possible. When you list your home with us, you’ll enjoy prompt answers to all your questions, attorney-reviewed paperwork, and professional analysis and interpretation of offers on your home. Saving money shouldn’t sacrifice quality of service when selling your home.

4. Maintain Control

What sets Home Bay apart from so many other methods of listing and selling a home is that we allow you to control your sale – to the extent that you’re comfortable. Every seller is different. Some are confident flippers well versed with the selling process and need very little guidance. Others are first-time sellers uneasy about listing and prefer to get lots of advice throughout the sale. Our expert team is always available to offer guidance – but you decide how much help you want. We defer to you to tell us how much or how little guidance you want. We’ve found that offering a flexible level of control is something today’s home sellers desire and appreciate about Home Bay.

For example, when it comes to creating a listing description, Home Bay automatically creates a short listing description from information our system gathers. You are welcome to use that description, or you can enhance it with unique details to attract more buyers.

Additional details might be:

  • Is the home near a great hiking trail?
  • Is the home in an award-winning school district?
  • How’s the commute to the freeway or a nearby metro?
  • Are there great shops and restaurants in the area?
  • Is there a room that can be converted into an additional bedroom?
  • Was the home designed by a well-known architect?

5. Premium Marketing

Home Bay advertises your home for sale on Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, Realtor.com and the other major sites searched by buyers. As a Zillow Premier Agent, listing your home with Home Bay ensures your home will receive premium placement on Zillow, above other listings. Through our brokerage partnership, we also advertise your home in the MLS system. Lastly, we install a professional For Sale sign on a post in front of your home. Unlike traditional real estate agents, we don’t do any print advertising or post on Craigslist. Statistics published each year by the National Association of Realtors show print advertising to be an ineffective form of selling a home. With Craigslist, we’ve found that real buyers generally do not search Craigslist to purchase homes. Most of the activity on Craigslist consists of real estate agents fishing for listings.

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