December 14, 2016
Making the decision to submit an offer on a house can be one of the most exciting and terrifying experiences of a lifetime…in equal parts. After all, this could be your new home, a place to settle and live your life. This could also be the biggest wad of cash you’ve ever laid down for a single purchase. Gulp.
Before Reali, the process of making an offer on a house was in a word, tense. First, you had to find a house you liked, that was actually still available. Then, when you felt like you’d discovered the right place, you had to play a game of high stakes poker to see if the offer you’d just committed to would be accepted amidst a bunch of competing offers. And often, you had to make major decisions to up the ante in a matter of hours, even minutes. All through this, you may or may not have had a real estate agent who would truly go to bat for you, and think beyond how they could collect the highest commission.
With Reali, you now have a better way. Our innovative approach to real estate puts you in control. An interactive mobile app lets you do much of the early legwork on your own schedule, without anyone breathing down your neck. Upon downloading the Reali app from the App Store (Android version coming soon), you can use it to browse listings and learn more about what’s available. If you find homes you like that are listed by Reali, you can use the app to schedule an On-Demand Open House, which is exactly what it sounds like…a home visit that you control.
Throughout the entire process of looking for, looking at and ultimately purchasing a home, you have the services of Reali Experts at your fingertips. These are live, human, licensed real estate professionals, who are available to you through app-enabled chat, email, phone or in-person meetings. They can be reached 7-days-a-week, 8am-8pm.
When you find a home you like, you can use the app to contact your Reali Expert to request disclosures and initiate the offer process. You can submit your offer price, contingencies and pre-approval information (if you have such), all through the app, to be reviewed by your Reali Expert. He or she will contact you if any additional information is required, and will then prepare an official offer for submission to the seller. Your Reali Expert will review all offers and comps with you, and if you do need to negotiate on price, they’ll handle all the details to ensure a smooth and transparent process. While we can’t guarantee acceptance of your offer, we will make sure that you have all the facts at hand, with zero pressure or mystery.
If your offer is accepted, we then spring into action to ensure a timely close. This includes scheduling inspections, reviewing all disclosures and inspection findings, and even referring you to contractors for any needed repairs or renovations. We closely monitor the entire escrow process and keep you informed of every detail. And, perhaps best of all, we reward you at close of escrow with a cash back refund of the traditional buyer’s agent commission, typically 2.5%. This puts thousands of dollars back in your pocket to use toward the house, or anything your heart desires.
If this all sounds too good to be true…well, it is too good and too true. Reali is a new real estate experience, whose time has come. And, while we can’t control your inner excitement or terror in making the decision to purchase a home, we can make the process a whole lot easier. Reali.