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If you’re buying and selling at the same time, why do it the hard way?

Meet Buy Before You Sell (formerly Reali Trade-In). Sidestep the competition and use our cash to land a new home faster than ever before. Then we'll help sell your old home for more.

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Increase in Offer Acceptance Rate

Cash offers can increase your odds of winning your dream home by 4X. No small thing in California.*


Average Savings with an All-Cash Offer

Buyers are more likely to accept cash offers – even over higher, mortgage-backed ones. That’s $15K in savings on a $500K home.*


Fewer Days Lingering on the Market

Once you’ve moved, we’ll sell your home faster — on average two weeks compared to traditional agents — and for more!*


From here to there without a care.

  1. Get Pre-Approved

    Fill out a mortgage application online and together we'll discuss your loan options.

  2. Find Your New Home

    Browse new listings with our app and tour homes with your agent.

  3. Win the Home and Move In

    Once you find a home you like, we'll place an all-cash offer on your behalf.

  4. We Sell Your Former Home

    We’ll help get your home looking its best and sell it for top dollar.

  5. Buy Your New Home Back from Us

    Last but not least, you’ll close on your new home by buying it back from us.

Stars Qualification

“We participated in the Reali Buy Before You Sell program. Having a cash offer and a quick close were key in our purchase. Selling our home was smooth as well! Thank you Reali!"

Jonathan P.

Bay Area

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"Our experience with our agent Kathy was excellent. She was available morning, noon and night to answer our questions and concerns as we worked through the process."

Howard L.

Long Beach

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“After being outbid on several homes, we decided to take a chance on Reali's Buy Before You Sell. It was one of the best decisions we have ever made.”

Lydia S.


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"We used Buy Before You Sell to ease up the complexities of buying a house in COVID times… We got the home we wanted and they were also quick to sell our old home!"

Ricardo H.

Bay Area

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"Buy Before You Sell was stress-free. With a toddler to be able to just move once really helped us a lot. Overall great experience with Reali and our agent Matt!"

Rahul B.

Bay Area

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What keeps our competition up at night?
Us, apparently.

Finding a real estate agent is easy. Finding one backed by smarter financing tools to unlock the power of your investment is another story. Here’s what sets Reali apart from traditional agents and other online competitors.

The Easy Way:
Reali Buy Before You Sell

The Hard Way:
Traditional Real Estate

Average Transaction Length

As fast as 30 days

90 days

Buying Process

Buy first with a Reali-backed, all-cash offer

Make an offer on a new home once your old home sells

Selling Process

We help get your home looking great. And because it’s empty, it’s likely to sell for more.

Contractor recommendations provided

Application Process

Completely Online

Half online, half off

Support Model

Dedicated Local Agent & Transaction Coordinator

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Have questions? We’ve got answers.

Browse our FAQs for all the answers about Reali products, services and our team.

What is Reali Buy Before You Sell?

When you’re trying to buy and sell a house at the same time, the logistics can be tricky. With Reali Buy Before You Sell, you can use our cash to buy first and let our real estate experts sell your old home on your behalf. Imagine not having to time the sale of your old home with the closing of your new one.

What are the benefits of Reali Buy Before You Sell?

Aside from being able to buy a new home before your current one sells, there are lots of other benefits to the program. Buying a home in all cash means fewer contingencies, which is almost always preferred by sellers as it eliminates the need for loan approval. With no mortgage contingency, which typically extends the process, you can close faster and with fewer uncertainties. What’s more, all-cash offers often close for less than the asking price.

How exactly does the Buy Before You Sell process work?

When you use Reali Buy Before You Sell, we’ll front you the cash to place a competitive all-cash offer on the new home you want. You can move in whenever you’re ready. Meanwhile, we’ll list and sell your old home for top dollar. When it sells, you’ll use the proceeds to repurchase your new home from us at the original purchase price.

Where is Reali Buy Before You Sell available?

Reali is currently available to buyers and sellers in most major markets throughout California.

How will you market my home?

Reali will market your home on the MLS and other online search platforms like Trulia and Zillow, PLUS our Reali App and its very own personalized web page with a Matterport virtual home tour, floor plan, and paid advertising. Learn more about how we will market your home.

Is Buy Before You Sell right for me?

If you’re in our service area, need to buy a new home as well as sell your current one, it could be just the ticket. But if not, there’s more to Reali than just Buy Before You Sell. To see what else is available, contact us to discuss your unique situation.

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Ready for greener pastures? When it's time to make a move, our friendly local agents are ready to advocate on your behalf and help reach your homeownership goals.

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Your buying and selling journey in the palm of your hand.

Navigating home buying and selling used to be complicated and painful. With the Reali App, you can browse homes, take 3D tours, chat with agents, and even make offers. Discover for yourself.

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No matter where you’re headed, we’re here to help unlock the right solution for your homeownership needs. Let’s discuss all that we have to offer!

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