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EXAMPLES OF HOW OUR DISCOUNT REAL ESTATE COMMISSIONS WILL SAVE YOU THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS WHEN USING BARON & CHESTNEY REAL ESTATE TO SELL A HOME IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

Example 1: Selling a home in the low price range ($500,000): Let's say you own a 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 400 square foot condominium in San Mateo. You list the home for sale with any of the standard 6% commission national real estate chains -- (Century 21, ReMax, Coldwell Banker, Prudential, etc.) Your home sells for $500,000 -- so, the real estate commission that you would have to pay is: $500,000 x .06 = $30,000 realtor commission.

COMPARE: If you had used Baron & Chestney Real Estate instead to list and sell the above home, you would have paid between a 2% real estate commission (best case scenario) and a 4% real estate commission (worst case scenario). Baron & Chestney Real Estate only charges a 1% realtor commission per side of the transaction. Therefore, if we list and sell your home, representing both you (the home seller) and the home buyer, we will charge you a 2% TOTAL real estate commission. Do the math to compare: $500,000 x .02 = $10,000 realty commission. THAT'S A SAVINGS OF $20,000! Buy yourself a new Honda Accord!

Now, how does the 4% real estate commission come about? This happens when the home buyer is represented by one of our 6% real estate commission competitors. They will ask for a 3% real estate commission on their side, we will take our 1% real estate commission, and you will pay a 4% realtor commission in total: $500,000 x .04 = $20,000 -- YOU STILL SAVE $10,000 -- buy a new Fiat!

KEEP IN MIND: The real estate commission RANGE will be between 2% and 4%. We can ask the other real estate agent/company to lower their realtor commission, as well. Sometimes a smaller local company can do that for you, whereas the national 6% commission real estate chain has so many millions of dollars of TV ads running that their overhead is just too big for them to make any room to discount anything!

EPILOGUE, 2018:  Great news for you....thanks to the relentless pressure that our business model has exerted upon the real estate industry, we are happy to report that the age-old, supposedly set in stone 6% commission has been chipped away and broken down in many cases and replaced by a new norm of the 5% commission...so, what does that mean?  It means that our old "range" of 2% to 4% is more often now capped at 3.5%, because the buyer's side agent will now often take 2.5% instead of the 3% that was the old rule...so, if we take our 1% and they take 2.5%, you will now usually pay no more than a 3.5% total commission to sell your home with Baron & Chestney!  Can we get a THANK YOU?! You are quite welcome....and remember, if we bring you the buyer, you only pay 2% TOTAL commission to sell your home!  We were right ages ago, and what we said has indeed come to pass...time has proven it....we have made it so....but is the old 6% still around? Sure....there's a sucker born every minute, as the saying goes...or rather,  some properties need a little extra "help" to get sold... and some sellers want to sell fast, and/or offer a bonus incentive to get those buyer's agents working extra hard to bring them a great buyer and a great price....also, remember, all things change...and most things real estate are cyclical.... in 2008, San Francisco bay area real estate professionals, ourselves included, were sitting in beautiful open houses that were beautifully priced (as in, half, or even a third, of today's going prices!) weekend after weekend, hosting only handfuls of tire-kicking buyers that chanted "the interest rates will keep dropping, and prices will, too....we'll wait!"....will the "bubble" burst and the sky fall and short sales and foreclosures run rampant again? Probably not like in 2008, and not likely as long as Apple, Google, Facebook, and dozens of other bay area companies continue to pay their employees small fortunes, and those folks continue to drive the demand for and prices of bay area homes, but, the point is, in a slower market, the 6% commission can still rear its ugly head....and, as the saying goes, no rest for the wicked....the wily and weaselly will always work hard to find OTHER ways to hoodwink, fleece, and bamboozle you....like the off-market pocket listing, for example, among other tricks both old and new....but, we remain here at your service... your knights, fighting for what is right, defending your castle's equity against any and all foes....put the others to the test, and then call us, the original and the best....as we have always said, our clients are the smart ones...

ALSO REMEMBER: As the home seller, YOU HAVE COMPLETE CONTROL. Contrary to what our competitors may have told you, you can accept or reject ANY offer as you see fit! ( Although you are not allowed to discriminate based on race, sex, creed, religion, sexual orientation, etc, of course.) -- SO, you could say NO to the offer that comes with a 4% realtor commission price tag attached to it, and YES to the offer that comes with a 2% realtor commission price tag on it -- in other words, take whichever one nets you more profit! It's YOUR house! It's YOUR equity! So, why not KEEP more of it?

IN ADDITION, when we list your home for sale on the real estate home listing service, we will decide upon a maximum real estate commission that you agree to pay the home buyer's agent. The amount of realty commission that you are willing to offer to the home buyer's agent on the Home Search agreement should be reflective of how difficult it is to sell your home. If your home resembles the homes that appeared in the 1960's TV Series "The Munsters" or "The Addams Family", perhaps you should offer a 3% buyer's side realtor commission on the Home Search, as an incentive to real estate agents and real estate brokers to bring potential buyers to see your horrible house. Whereas in a very hot real estate market one can offer a lower (say 2.5%, for example ) real estate commission to the buyer's agent and still get away with it, in a cold or slow real estate market, offering the full 3% real estate commission to the buyer's agent may be a very wise strategy indeed, as it serves as a major incentive for them to bring buyers to see your listing instead of other listings. It simply depends upon the current real estate market conditions, your neighborhood, and your home -- and we will always advise you with regards to the current market conditions in your neighborhood and for your home.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST: For those who say "You get what you pay for" -- WRONG!!! We are FULL SERVICE discount BROKERS -- we give you EVERYTHING that the 6% companies give you (signs, lockboxes, Home Search, open houses, newspaper ads, magazine ads, internet ads, mailers, flyers, etc.), PLUS, even BETTER, we are all BROKERS. We do not even employ agents. SO, you actually end up getting a whole lot MORE than you would with the 6% company, at a fraction of the price.

Example 2: Selling a home in the mid price range ($750,000) : Let's say you own a 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 400 square foot condominium in Burlingame. You list the home for sale with any of the 6% commission national real estate chain companies mentioned in Example 1, above. Your home sells for $750,000. So, the total real estate commission that you would have to pay is calculated as : $750,000 x .06 = $45,000 commission! (OUCH!)

COMPARE: If you had used Baron & Chestney Real Estate to list and sell the above home, you would have paid between a 2% real estate commission (best case scenario) and a 4% real estate commission (worst case scenario). Baron & Chestney Real Estate only charges a 1% real estate commission per side of any transaction. Therefore, if we list and sell your home, representing both you (the home seller) and the home buyer, then we will charge you a 2% TOTAL real estate commission. Do the math to compare: $750,000 x .02 = $15,000 commission! THAT'S A SAVINGS OF $30,000! Buy yourself a new Lexus!

Now, how does the 4% real estate commission scenario come about? This happens when the home buyer is represented by one of our 6% commission competitors. They will ask for a 3% real estate commission on their side, we will take our 1% real estate commission, and you will pay a 4% real estate commission in TOTAL: $750,000 x .04 = $30,000 commission -- you STILL save $15,000 -- buy a new Ford or Chevy!

KEEP IN MIND: Please read the section entitled KEEP IN MIND, under example 1, above, for some important information.

ALSO REMEMBER: To read the section entitled ALSO REMEMBER, under example 1, above, for more important information.

IN ADDITION: Please read the section entitled IN ADDITION, under example 1, above, for still more important information.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST: Do read the section entitled LAST BUT NOT LEAST, under example 1, above, for some final words.

Example 3: Selling a home in the high price range ($1,000,000): Let's say you own a 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 400 square foot condominium in San Francisco. You list the home for sale with any of the 6% commission national realtor chain companies mentioned in example 1, above. Your home sells for $1,000,000. So, the realtor commission that you would have to pay is calculated as: $1,000,000 x .06 = $60,000 commission (OUCH!!!)

COMPARE: If you had used Baron & Chestney Real Estate to list and sell the above home, you would have paid between a 2% realtor commission (best case scenario) and a 4% realtor commission (worst case scenario). Baron & Chestney Real Estate only charges a 1% realtor commission per side of any real estate transaction. Therefore, if we list and sell your home, representing both you (the home seller) and the home buyer, we will charge you a 2% TOTAL realtor commission. Do the math to compare: $1,000,000 x .02 = $20,000 commission. THAT'S A SAVINGS OF $40,000! Buy yourself a new Mercedes!

Now, how does the 4% realty commission come about? This happens when the buyer is represented by one of our 6% realty commission competitors. They will ask for a 3% realty commission on their side, we will take a 1% realty commission on our side, and you will pay a 4% realty commission in TOTAL: $1,000,000 x .04 =$40,000 commission -- you still save $20,000 -- buy a new Toyota!

KEEP IN MIND: Be sure to read the KEEP IN MIND section, under example 1, above, for more information.

ALSO REMEMBER: To read the ALSO REMEMBER section, under example 1, above, for even more information.

IN ADDITION: Please see the IN ADDITION section, under example 1, above, for still more useful information.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST: Please read the LAST BUT NOT LEAST section, under example 1, above, for some final helpful notes.

*** IF ANY OF THE ABOVE HOME SALE TRANSACTION EXAMPLES ARE UNCLEAR TO YOU, OR IF YOU HAVE FURTHER REAL ESTATE QUESTIONS, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT ONE OF OUR DISCOUNT REALTORS, WHO WILL BE HAPPY TO ASSIST YOU WITH ANY OF YOUR DISCOUNT REAL ESTATE QUESTIONS! ***

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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!