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marketing

Will Home Bay write a listing description for me?

Home Bay automatically creates a short listing description from information we pull from tax records. You are welcome to use that description, but we encourage you to improve it by putting your own spin on it.

Pricing Your Home
For Sale Signs
Photos
Staging Your Home

How to get a For Sale sign from Home Bay

One of the many perks of working with Home Bay is that you get a for sale sign when you list with us. Read on to learn how we get your sign to you and how soon after you come on board that we post it in your yard.

What does the Home Bay For Sale sign look like?

Here is what the Home Bay For Sale sign looks like. We are quite proud of it -- a marked improvement relative to the cheesy listing FSBO signs of the past!

How to customize your For Sale sign

You can customize a Home Bay For Sale sign by purchasing a real estate sign rider. Example sign riders might show your phone number, pool, coming soon, price reduced, etc. All of our sign posts have a slot at the top where you can add a rider of your choosing. 

How to add your phone number to a Home Bay For Sale sign

To add your phone number to a Home Bay For Sale sign, you would purchase a real estate sign rider online or through a local sign company. They typically cost about $30. An example is shown below.

Pro Photography Leads to More Showings and Offers

We believe pro photos are so important in selling your home that we pay for it! Pro photography leads to more showings and offers because standing flashes and wide angle lenses make your home look bright and big.

Does Home Bay arrange photography for me?

Home Bay pays for pro listing photos for all of our clients. Here's how the listing photo process works:

Can I use any photographer I want for my listing photos?

We will reimburse the expense of photography, 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.

Pricing Your Home
For Sale Signs

How to get a For Sale sign from Home Bay

One of the many perks of working with Home Bay is that you get a for sale sign when you list with us. Read on to learn how we get your sign to you and how soon after you come on board that we post it in your yard.

What does the Home Bay For Sale sign look like?

Here is what the Home Bay For Sale sign looks like. We are quite proud of it -- a marked improvement relative to the cheesy listing FSBO signs of the past!

How to customize your For Sale sign

You can customize a Home Bay For Sale sign by purchasing a real estate sign rider. Example sign riders might show your phone number, pool, coming soon, price reduced, etc. All of our sign posts have a slot at the top where you can add a rider of your choosing. 

How to add your phone number to a Home Bay For Sale sign

To add your phone number to a Home Bay For Sale sign, you would purchase a real estate sign rider online or through a local sign company. They typically cost about $30. An example is shown below.

Showings
Open Houses

Home Showing Advice: Give Buyers Some Space

If you want to be present for showings or if you want to host them yourself - that's great! Just make sure you know how to allow buyers to take in the space during their home tour. One of the most common mistakes sellers make when they conduct home showings is they crowd the buyer and overwhelm them with information. Buyers want to have a chance to look around, discuss what they like and don't like about it and figure out whether it could be a good fit. Read on for tips on how to allow them to do that!

Offers & Counters

How Long Does it Take to Close Escrow?

The time it takes to close escrow can vary from a few days for all-cash buyers to a few weeks for buyers who need to obtain a loan… or longer, if the buyer isn’t ready to move. This post will explain what happens during escrow and will explain several things that can impact your escrow closing timeline.

Notices to Perform
Completing Disclosures

3 benefits of completing Seller's Disclosures ASAP after listing

Many sellers agree their most tedious task is gathering forms and completing their seller's disclosure packet. Disclosure questions are drafted by federal and state agencies and they can be repetitive and sometimes confusing. Luckily, Home Bay can prepare your disclosure packet for you and can answer any questions you have along the way. Learn more about seller's disclosure packets and why it's worth it to fill yours out immediately after you list.

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.