Relocating From San Francisco

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This section of our real estate website is specifically designed for those who are selling their San Francisco Bay Area home and relocating from the bay area to some other locale. Whether it is for reasons of employment, retirement, family, divorce, health, or simply the desire to be able to afford much more home than one can reasonably purchase in the San Francisco Bay Area, some folks actually do decide to move away from our beloved region. In such cases, the good news for you is that, unless you are moving to, say, Tokyo or Manhattan, you should be able to afford much more house than your real estate dollar will likely buy in the bay area.

Further good news comes in the form of the fantastic price that you can probably get when selling your San Francisco Bay Area property. Still, moving is always a difficult task and there will be much work to do in your relocation process. How about your new destination– have you spoken to a discount real estate broker there yet? Would you like a referral to a discount Realtor in the region to which you are relocating? Why not give Baron & Chestney Real Estate a call today, or use our ASK B & C feature?

We can refer you to a discount Realtor who serves and is located in the community to which you are moving. How about the home which you are selling? Do you know what your home is worth? Would you like one of our discount real estate brokers to perform a complimentary market evaluation of your home for you, at no obligation or cost to you? Our real estate discount commissions simply cannot be beaten — one of our discount real estate brokers will sell your home for you and get you top dollar while charging you a discount real estate commission to do so. In fact, the TOTAL real estate commission that you will pay to sell your home through Baron & Chestney Real Estate will NEVER exceed a 4% TOTAL real estate commission, and in fact the TOTAL realtor commission that you will end up paying when using our discount realty services will often be as low as only a 2% real estate commission!

Why not Contact B & C, and make an appointment for one of our discount real estate brokers to come out and meet you, tour your home, and discuss a plan to help you sell your home and save you THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS in the process? Baron & Chestney Real Estate can help make your relocation process a lot easier by handling the smooth sale of your home, so you can attend to your move and get to your new home at your new destination as quickly and easily, and as inexpensively, as possible. Why not Contact B & C today? You may also wish to see the sections entitled “SELLER’S INQUIRY FORM” and “WHAT’S MY HOUSE WORTH or Shop for Me B & C?”, and complete the forms and submit them to Baron & Chestney Real Estate, so that we may assist you with your real estate needs. Click on their links, above.

Buying a home, selling a home, or selling one home and buying another home are probably among the most, if not THE most, important financial decisions of your life. Whom do you want to entrust with the responsibility of guiding you safely and securely through such a transaction or transactions? Hopefully, you would insist upon a real estate professional with the knowledge, expertise, and experience required to guarantee that everything is handled properly. Here are a few things to keep in mind and factor into your decision making process when it comes to choosing the correct real estate professional to represent you:

1. Is the person and/or company a sales agent, or a broker? Sales agents must be employed by brokers in order to work in the real estate industry and conduct real estate activities in the state of California. A sales agent cannot become a broker without at least 2 years of experience, plus successful completion of 8 college level real estate courses, as well as passing a broker’s exam and criminal background check. You should hire a broker, not a sales agent. Most brokers have WAY more than the minimum 2 years of experience required. Ours have DECADES of experience. Sales agents may try to put all sorts of things on their business cards to impress you (MBA, JD, CPA, GRI, CRS, GIA, PhD, top producer, top 1%, gold circle, diamond star, Team Hotshot, a legend in my own mind, etc.), all of which are just peachy, but the one thing they CANNOT legally put on their card is the one most important thing of all that SHOULD be there: the title of BROKER. Look for it. Insist upon it. After all, don’t you deserve the best? Do you want a doctor, or a nurse? A dentist, or a dental assistant? An attorney, or a paralegal? You are paying good money. Get great help.

2. Is the person and/or company a Realtor? Not all salespeople nor even all brokers are Realtors. Realtors are members of the National Association of Realtors and California Association of Realtors. These are professional organizations whose members voluntarily subscribe to a code of ethics. Look for the term “Realtor” on their business card. Insist upon it.

3. So, just how many years of experience does the person have? Here is a little known fact that is a foolproof, guaranteed way to find out. All California real estate sales agents and brokers have a license number that was issued by the California Department of Real Estate (DRE) (also known as the California Bureau of Real Estate (BRE)). The DRE changed its name to the BRE on July 1, 2013 and then BACK to the DRE on July 1, 2018… it is the same department, whether called DRE or BRE. The abbreviation “CA DRE #” or “CA BRE #” will precede the license number of all real estate licensees in California. BY CALIFORNIA LAW, THE NUMBER MUST BE DISPLAYED ON THE BUSINESS CARD OF ANY REAL ESTATE LICENSEE. Ask for it. Look for it. It must ALSO be displayed on their advertisements, meaning, ALL advertisements, of which the business card is considered one, as well as flyers, mailers, brochures, pamphlets, door hangers, shopping cart ads, magazine ads, billboards, etc. It is very similar to an attorney’s state bar number, or a contractor’s state license number. The beautiful thing about a DRE/BRE license number is that it gives away a lot very valuable information about the real estate licensee — the DRE/BRE # will tell you: agent or broker, number of years of experience, AND, other things as well….but HERE IS THE LITTLE KNOWN FACT that all rookies hope you will never find out about: DRE/BRE License numbers are SEQUENTIAL. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS. IN OTHER WORDS, THE LOWER THE NUMBER, THE MORE YEARS OF EXPERIENCE, AND THE HIGHER THE NUMBER, THE FEWER YEARS OF EXPERIENCE. The agent or broker cannot hide from his or her DRE/BRE license number, nor can he or she change it. There is no amount of money he or she can pay to have it altered, and no one can “purchase” a lower number. It might as well be tattooed an a rookie’s forehead, along with the words, “I have no idea what I am doing”. Ask for it. Look for it.

Hire only a veteran broker and a Realtor with decades of experience. You deserve only the best. Baron & Chestney Real Estate offers you the old world value and full service of the big name 6% national chain companies, paired with the new age progressive discount commission and home buyer rebate business model — the best of both worlds! There is no need to use a rookie, and no need to use an “app” or algorithm or online chatroom or telephone customer service rep in order to save money on your next real estate transaction. Whether selling a home, buying a home, or both, a Baron & Chestney discount broker will save you THOUSANDS of dollars, while working with you locally, live and in person. Your home is your castle. Let Baron & Chestney be your knights!

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Baron & Chestney Real Estate offers FULL SERVICE discount real estate brokers who will sell your San Francisco Bay Area home for a discount realtor commission of only 2% to 4% in TOTAL.  Home buyers who purchase a home using our home buyer rebate program will get a realtor rebate of up to 2% of the selling price of the home.  Serving your discount real estate needs throughout 10 San Francisco Bay Area counties, our discount realtors will save you THOUSANDS of dollars in real estate commissions, whether you are selling a home or buying a home, or BOTH! Call a Baron & Chestney Real Estate discount real estate broker today, and let our home seller discount real estate commissions and home buyer discount realtor rebates save you thousands of dollars in realtor commissions on your next bay area realty transaction! Call US first