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How Does an Agent Submit an Offer on a Home Bay Listed Property?

We make it easy for an agent to submit an offer. How To varies depending on whether the property is in California or outside of California. 

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How Does a Buyer Without an Agent Submit an Offer on a Home Bay Listed Property?

Having a buyer without an agent is a win/win for the buyer and seller because the real estate agent fees go way down, and in some cases, the buyer gets a rebate toward downpayment and closing costs. Submitting an offer without an agent is easy. 

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The Best Pricing Strategy

The best listing price strategy is to list at or below market value. A wealth of data supports this conclusion.

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Closing 101: A Guide for Home Bay Sellers

The biggest difference between selling a home with Home Bay and hiring a traditional agent is we work remotely, not on-site. So what happens when it's time to close on your home sale? Here's everything you need to know.

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California Natural Hazard Disclosure Report 101

SnapNHD is dedicated to providing home buyers and sellers with comprehensive natural hazard disclosure reports. In this post, you'll learn what a natural hazard disclosure (NHD) is, what the report covers, and what to look for. 

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Seller's Guide: Preparing for Your Appraisal

There are a number of things you can do to ensure your home appraisal goes smoothly and the appraiser's findings come out in your favor. Keep reading to learn how to prepare for your appraisal.

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Why We Don’t Redo Real Estate Purchase Agreements on the CAR Form

We sometimes get agents who submit offers that get accepted on the Home Bay California real estate purchase agreement, and thereafter they ask us and the seller to switch over to the CAR purchase agreement for purposes of escrow. We do not generally accommodate this request. This post explains why.

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Why Home Bay Related Brokers Don't Sign Disclosures or the Residential Purchase Agreement

When Home Bay affiliated brokers sign listing agreements, the listing agreements state the listings are "limited service." Limited service is a term of art that came out of the Justice Department anti-trust settlement with the real estate industry several years ago. The designation means the broker does some, but not all, of what a full service broker would do.

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Home Pricing Template for Soon-to-be-Retirees

Retirees can't afford to make financial mistakes because they don't have a lifetime of work to make up for their errors. So if you're preparing for retirement and are planning to list your home, getting the pricing right is critical. This post explains exactly how you should go about pricing your home for sale.

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5 Pricing Questions All Home Sellers Should Ask Themselves

Pricing your home requires a thoughtful evaluation of your local market, recent home sales in your area, the unbiased value of your home and more. To make sure our sellers set an accurate list price on their home, we ask them to answer the following last minute pricing questions prior to listing.

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