Discount real estate brokers in the San Francisco Bay Area

Discount realtors offering 2% commissions and 2% rebates

Discount real estate brokers in the San Francisco Bay Area
Discount realtors offering 2% commissions and 2% rebates

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Real Estate Specialty:

At Baron & Chestney Real Estate, our discount real estate brokers focus on and specialize in residential real estate sales and real estate purchases. Our Baron & Chestney Real Estate discount realtors also handle commercial and/or investment properties, business opportunities, 1031 tax exchanges, and sales of vacant land, among other real estate activities when they are pertinent to and/or contingencies of the sale of the properties of our clients, or when specifically requested by one of our clients.

By not branching out into property rentals, property management, real estate development, and other real estate fields, Baron & Chestney discount real estate brokers are able to stay focused and specialized in one area of expertise. Also, remember, all of our Baron & Chestney discount realtors are REAL ESTATE BROKERS, not common real estate sales agents. WE DON’T HAVE TO CHECK WITH THE BOSS (the broker) AND GET BACK TO YOU. When you are working with a Baron & Chestney discount broker, YOU ARE DEALING DIRECTLY WITH THE ULTIMATE AUTHORITY! Our discount real estate brokers HAVE THE EXPERTISE AND THE EXPERIENCE THAT YOU DEMAND! Why deal with a common “sales agent” from a 6% commission national chain real estate company, when you can have all of the experience and knowledge and full service of a Baron & Chestney discount realtor working for you AND at a fraction of the price?!

Real Estate Territory:
While Baron & Chestney Real Estate discount real estate brokers are licensed statewide in California, our discount realtors’ primary territories include San Francisco, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, Marin County, Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Sonoma County, Solano County, Napa County, Santa Cruz County, and the Coastal Region from the Sonoma County Coast all the way down to Monterey. Look for future expansion … Following is a list of some of the cities located within the counties that our Baron & Chestney Real Estate discount realtors cover:

SAN MATEO COUNTY:
Atherton, Belmont, Brisbane, Burlingame, Colma, Daly City, East Palo Alto, El Granada, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Hillsborough, La Honda, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Miramar, Montara, Moss Beach, Pacifica, Pescadero, Portola Valley, Princeton, Redwood City, Redwood Shores, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Gregorio, San Mateo, South San Francisco, Woodside;

SANTA CLARA COUNTY:
Campbell, Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Mountain View, Palo Alto, San Jose, Santa Clara, Saratoga, Sunnyvale;

MARIN COUNTY:
Belvedere, Bolinas, Corte Madera, Fairfax, Greenbrae, Inverness, Larkspur, Marin City, Mill Valley, Novato, Olema, Point Reyes, Ross, San Anselmo, San Rafael, Sausalito, Stinson Beach, Strawberry, Tiburon;

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY:
Aptos, Bonny Doon, Capitola, Davenport, Live Oak, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, Soquel;

SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY:
Alamo Square, Anza Vista, Ashbury Heights, Balboa Terrace, Bayview Heights, Bernal Heights, Buena Vista Park, Central Richmond, Central Sunset, Central Waterfront, Chinatown, Civic Center, Clarendon Heights, Corona Heights, Cow Hollow, Diamond Heights, Dolores Heights, Downtown, Duboce Triangle, Eureka Valley, Excelsior, Fillmore, Financial District, Forest Hill, Forest Hill Extension, Forest Knolls, Glen Park, Golden Gate Heights, Hayes Valley, Haight Ashbury, Ingleside, Ingleside Heights, Ingleside Terrace, Inner Mission, Inner Parkside, Inner Richmond, Inner Sunset, Jordan Park, Lake, Lakeside, Lake Shore, Laurel Heights, Lone Mountain, Lower Pacific Heights, Marina, Merced Heights, Merced Manor, Midtown Terrace, Miraloma Park, Mission, Mission Bay, Mission Dolores, Mission Terrace, Monterey Heights, Mount Davidson Manor, Nob Hill, Noe Valley, North Beach, North Panhandle, North Waterfront, Outer Parkside, Outer Richmond, Outer Sunset, Pacific Heights, Parkside, Parnassus, Pine Lake Park, Portola, Portero Hill, Presidio, Presidio Heights, Richmond, Russian Hill, Sea Cliff, Sherwood Forest, Silver Terrace, South Beach, South of Market (SOMA), St. Francis Wood, Stonestown, Sunnyside, Sunset, Telegraph Hill, Twin Peaks, West Portal, Western Addition, Westwood Highlands, Westwood Park, Van Ness;

ALAMEDA COUNTY:
Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Castro Valley, Dublin, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Newark, Oakland, Piedmont, Pleasanton, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Union City;

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY:
Alamo, Antioch, Bay Point, Blackhawk, Clayton, Concord, Crockett, Danville, Diablo, El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Hercules, Kensington, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Orinda, Pacheco, Pinole, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, Richmond, Rodeo, San Pablo, San Ramon, Walnut Creek;

SONOMA COUNTY:
Bodega Bay, Cotati, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Sonoma;

NAPA COUNTY:
American Canyon, Napa, St. Helena, Yountville;

SOLANO COUNTY:
Benicia, Fairfield, Suisun, Vallejo;

MONTEREY COUNTY:
Carmel, Castroville, Marina, Monterey, Moss Landing, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Seaside;

Let’s get to know the counties of the San Francisco bay area a little bit better, by the numbers…

Santa Clara County is the most populous county in the San Francisco bay area, with a population of just under 1.8 million people. It also has the greatest number of total housing units, with just over 650,000. There are just over 350,000 single family detached houses, just under 70,000 single family attached homes (duplex, triplex, fourplex, duet), just under 215,000 apartments, condominiums, and townhomes, and just under 20,000 mobile homes in Santa Clara County. Santa Clara County is the heart of Silicon Valley, and is also referred to as the “south bay”. CalTrain is a commuter train which connects Santa Clara County to San Francisco, passing through San Mateo County with many stops and stations along the route. Alameda County can be accessed from northern Santa Clara County via the Dumbarton Bridge.

Alameda County is the second most populous county in the San Francisco bay area, with a population of just over 1.5 million people. It has the second highest number of total housing units, with just under 600,000. There are just under 320,000 single family detached houses, just under 50,000 single family attached homes (duplex, triplex, fourplex, duet), just under 220,000 apartments, condominiums, and townhomes, and just under 10,000 mobile homes in Alameda County. Alameda County is part of the “east bay”, and many Alameda County cities border San Francisco Bay, which allows for the possibility of homes with bay views and bay breezes. The San Mateo Bridge connects Alameda County westward to San Mateo County, and the Bay Bridge connects Alameda County westward to San Francisco. BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) also connects Alameda County to San Francisco, northern San Mateo County, and eastward to Contra Costa County, as well. There is ferry service to San Francisco from the city of Alameda.

Contra Costa County is the third most populous county in the San Francisco bay area, with a population of just under 1.1 million people. It has the third highest number of total housing units, with just over 400,000. There are just under 275,000 single family detached houses, just over 30,000 attached homes (duplex, triplex, fourplex, duet), just under 100,000 apartments, condominiums, and townhomes, and just under 10,000 mobile homes in Contra Costa County. Contra Costa is part of the “east bay”, with most of the county being even further east than Alameda County and also further away from the San Francisco Bay, which makes for some very warm weather. There are a few cities in western Contra Costa that do border the bay, however, and as a result those cities do offer some homes with bay views and bay breezes and a cooler climate than the cities which lie further east. The Richmond-San Rafael Bridge connects Contra Costa County to Marin County, and the Benicia-Martinez Bridge and the Carquinez Bridge connect Contra Costa to Solano county, which lies to the north. The Caldecott Tunnel connects Contra Costa County westward to Alameda County. BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) connects Contra Costa Couty westward to Alameda County, San Francisco, and northern San Mateo County. There is ferry service from the city of Richmond to San Francisco.

San Francisco County, which is a self-contained city and county unto itself (officially known as “The City and County of San Francisco”), is the fourth most populous county in the San Francisco bay area, with a population of just over 800,000 people. It has the fourth highest number of housing units, with just under 400,000. There are just over 75,000 single family detached houses, just under 50,000 attached homes (duplex, triplex, fourplex, duet), just over 250,000 apartments, condominiums, and townhomes, and just under 1,000 mobile homes. San Francisco, also known as “The City”, is a peninsula of roughly 49 miles square, bordered only by San Mateo County to the south. As a result of its peninsular and somewhat hilly geography, San Francisco has many homes that can offer ocean views, bay views, and a cool climate. Marin County lies north of San Francisco, with the Golden Gate Bridge connecting the two. Alameda County lies west of San Francisco, with the Bay Bridge connecting the two. There is ferry service between San Francisco and Marin County, San Francisco and Alameda County, and San Francisco and Contra Costa County. BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) connects San Francisco to northern San Mateo County, as well as to Alameda County and to Contra Costa County. CalTrain is a commuter train which runs the length of the San Mateo peninsula, connecting San Francisco to Silicon Valley and running all the way through San Mateo County and most of Santa Clara County, with many stops and stations along the route.

San Mateo County is the fifth most populous county in the San Francisco bay area, with a population of just under 725,000 people. It has the fifth highest number of total housing units, with a total of just under
275,000. There are just over 150,000 single family detached houses, just under 25,000 single family attached homes (duplex, triplex, fourplex, duet), just under 100,000 apartments, condominiums, and townhomes, and just under 5,000 mobile homes in San Mateo County. San Mateo County lies between San Francisco and Santa Clara Counties, on “the peninsula”, which spans from San Francisco to Silicon Valley. Many of the cities in San Mateo County enjoy water views, with Pacific Ocean views to the west and San Francisco Bay views to the east, and many also enjoy cool breezes coming off both the ocean and the bay. Alameda County lies to the east, across the San Mateo Bridge. CalTrain is a commuter train which runs the length of the San Mateo peninsula, connecting San Francisco to Silicon Valley, running through all of San Mateo County and most of Santa Clara County, with many stops and stations along the route. BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) can be accessed from northern San Mateo County, thereby providing access to San Francisco, Alameda County, and Contra Costa County.

Sonoma County is the sixth most populous county in the San Francisco bay area, with a population of just under 500,000 people. It has the sixth highest number of total housing units, with a total of just over 200,000. There are just under 150,000 single family detached houses, just under 20,000 single family attached homes (duplex, triplex, fourplex, duet), just under 40,000 apartments, condominiums, and townhomes, and just over 10,000 mobile homes in Sonoma County. Sonoma County lies just north of Marin County and east of Napa County. Though there are no bridges or tunnels involved in a commute to or from Sonoma County, there is, seemingly always has been, and most likely always will be perpetual round the clock freeway construction along Highway 101, which causes horrendous traffic jams getting in and out of Sonoma County on a routine basis. Sonoma County has no bay access, but it does have coastal access, as it borders the Pacific Ocean to the west.

Solano County is the seventh most populous county in the San Francisco bay area, with a population of just over 400,000 people. It has the seventh highest number of total housing units, with a total of just over 150,000. There are just over 100,000 single family detached houses, just under 10,000 single family attached homes (duplex, triplex, fourplex, duet), just under 35,000 apartments, condominiums, and townhomes, and just under 5,000 mobile homes in Solano County. Solano County lies east of Napa County and north of Contra Costa County, and connects to Contra Costa County via the Benicia-Martinez Bridge, as well as the Carquinez Bridge. The cities of Vallejo and Benicia each border the northeastern portion of San Francisco Bay, and as such some homes enjoy water views. There is water access via boat marinas in both Vallejo and Benicia, as well, with Vallejo offering ferry service to and from San Francisco, in fact.

Marin County is the eighth most populous county in the San Francisco bay area, with a population of just over 250,000 people. It has the eighth highest number of total housing units, with a total of just over 110,000. There are just over 70,000 single family detached houses, just under 10,000 single family attached homes (duplex, triplex, fourplex, duet), just over 30,000 apartments, condominiums, and townhomes, and just under 2,000 mobile homes in Marin County. Marin County lies south of Sonoma County and north of San Francisco, via the Golden Gate Bridge. Marin County has access to the San Francisco Bay to the east and also the Pacific Ocean to the west, so there are some homes with water views, as well as cool ocean and bay breezes There is also ferry service between Marin County and San Francisco, via the Larkspur and Sausalito terminals.

Santa Cruz County is the ninth most populous county in the San Francisco bay area, with a population of just over 250,000 people. It has the ninth highest number of total housing units, with a total of just over 105,000. There are just under 70,000 single family detached houses, just under 10,000 single family attached homes (duplex, triplex, fourplex, duet), just under 25,000 apartments, condominiums, and townhomes, and just over 5,000 mobile homes in Santa Cruz County. San Cruz County lies southwest of Santa Clara County and the Silicon Valley, and north of Monterey County, and is also bordered to the north by San Mateo County. Santa Cruz County is a coastal county, with the Pacific Ocean bordering to the west. While there are no bridges nor tunnels involved in a commute to or from Santa Cruz County, there is the infamous Highway 17, quite accurately nicknamed the “highway to hell”. Highway 17 is a treacherous, steep, and narrow winding road with hairpin curves, rapid and drastic increases and decreases in elevation, little to no road shoulder, and few turnouts; it can make many roller coasters seem tame by comparison. Add in the fact that there is, seemingly always has been, and most likely always will be perpetual round the clock freeway construction all along Highway 17, and it all adds up to horrendous traffic jams getting in and out of Santa Cruz County on a routine and almost daily basis. Because many drivers seem to think Highway 17 is the Autobahn, and attempt to drive it as such, Highway 17 has traffic accidents on almost a daily basis…the question is not if, so much as how many, how severe, how many people died, and how many hours it will take to clear the debris off the road. Wet and sometimes even icy road conditions (due to the elevation as Highway 17 passes through the Santa Cruz mountains) can on occasion make things even worse…

Napa County is the least populous county in the San Francisco bay area, with a population of just over 150,000 people. It has the lowest number of total housing units, with a total of just over 55,000. There are just over 40,000 single family detached houses, just over 3,000 single family attached homes (duplex, triplex, fourplex, duet), just under 100,000 apartments, condominiums, and townhomes, and just under 5,000 mobile homes in Napa County. Napa County lies east of Marin County and west of Solano County. Napa County is a small county by any standard — population, number of housing units, and geographic area. It is the most rural county in the San Francisco bay area. Famous for its Napa Valley wineries and vineyards, Napa County offers a slower pace of life than other San Francisco bay area counties, as well as a very warm to hot climate.

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

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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!

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