Real estate has changed.  So have we.

Useful links, our informational website, provides lots of useful advice to "for sale by owner" (FSBO) sellers.  It's been recommended by The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and other publications. 

Visit our FSBO websites for help in marketing your "for sale by owner" property. 

Bay Area

Central Valley is our sister website for buyers who want to capture some of the buyer's agent's commission for themselves. is the website of attorney/broker Joe DiPaola, a leading real estate discount broker in Northern California.  His website contains a wealth of useful advice.

We offer discount services for sellers and commission rebates for buyers:
Program #1:  Selling "For Sale by Owner" (FSBO)?  We'll put you on the MLS and help with the paperwork.

     Why pay a real estate agent thousands of dollars to show your home and host open houses?  We offer just the help you need, at a much lower price.  Click here for more information.

Program #2:  Commission rebates for buyers

     Real estate agents get big commissions for helping buyers find homes. But what if you want to search for a home on your own? Shouldn’t you be rewarded?

We think so. That's why you can earn thousands of dollars simply by doing some searching yourself.  You'll get cash back if you buy your home through our buyer program.  Click here for more information.

Program #3:  Want to move into a better home or neighborhood?  We'll find you a trading partner.

     If you’re one of those rare homeowners who wants to move into a more expensive home, tell us where you’d like to live and what kind of home you’d like to own. We’ll send letters and property flyers to people whose homes match your criteria, and who have tried—and failed—to sell over the past two years. If we find you an acceptable trading partner, we’ll propose a deal that’s fair to both parties, and then work hard to make it happen.  Click here for details.

Program #4:  Want full-service representation?  We'll do it for less.

     We offer the same services as a quality listing agent, but do it for a flat fee of $6,000 (or $7,500 for properties that sell for more than $1,000,000).  We also give you a way to avoid paying the full buyer's agent's commission.  Click here to learn more. 


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