Real Estate Brokerage Services

Eco Realty - Residential Real Estate Brokerage Services

Buyer Broker Services:

  • Consultation: learn buyer requirements, priorities, and budget; adjust to current market realities and trends.
  • Financing: provide evidence of cash liquidity, or arrange financing by a conventional loan, FHA, lease-to-own program, or a bridge loan.
  • Home Search: establish parameters, create instant alerts (every 15 minutes), and custom monthly market reports.
  • Free Mobile App "MoveTo:" searches on the go are location-enabled and customizable.
  • Schedule Home Tours: advise on pros and cons; side-by-side comparisons; adopt a strategy.
  • Regular Check-In's with Buyers: the process can be an emotional roller-coaster.
  • Prepare Offer: review disclosures; determine offer price and terms; negotiate counter offers and addenda.
  • Open Escrow: contact title office; inform lender; schedule inspections; review all disclosures.
  • Inspections and Reports: accompany buyers, inspectors, and appraisers.
  • Monitor Loan Approval: facilitate buyer sign-offs and agent coordination. 
  • Final Decision: request concessions, remove contingencies, or terminate the agreement.
  • Transfer of Title: attend escrow signing; information on utilities, do the final walkthroughs.
  • Congratulations: hand keys to Buyer.

Seller Broker Services:

  • Consultation: prepare applicable Market Report; identify comparables; determine Seller priorities.
  • Advise Seller: determine repairs, renovations, and staging alternatives.
  • Listing Agreement: document decisions on price, duration, and commission.
  • Property on MLS: as Coming Soon.
  • Disclosure Package: use Glide App and digital signatures to facilitate sharing and tracking viewings.
  • Set On-Market Date: monitor improvements and staging.
  • Photograph Property: hire a professional photographer & videographer.
  • Market Property: sent to selected leads in the CRM database.
  • Google & Facebook Ads: feature property on YouTube.
  • Broker Tour: blitz the market in the first week.
  • Property Showings: track lock-box use, and ask for agent feedback.
  • Update Seller: provide details of showing activity and status changes of comparables.
  • Present Offers: help Seller with strategy and decisions.
  • Co-Agent: schedule, inspections, disclosure sign-offs, and releases.
  • Coordinate Escrow: deposit of funds, title report, estimated closing statements, and Seller signing.
  • To-Do's for Seller: disconnect utilities, moving service, and meet the Buyers.
  • Congratulations: notify Seller of recording and ensure receipt of escrow proceeds.

Continuous Improvement:

  • Maintain relationships with lenders, inspectors, title and escrow officers, and appraisers.
  • Utilize cloud systems for forms library, contract preparations, digital signatures, and transaction management.
  • Utilize digital communications tools like zoom meetings, video emails, and text messaging.
  • Monitor new and sold listings and market trends throughout Marin and Sonoma Counties.
  • Keep clients and prospects informed on market changes in real-time.
  • Keep upgrading MarinSonoma.com and adopt best practices.
  • Take Realtor Association and MLS continuing education on legal, forms, and technological changes.

Why work with Eco Realty and Bernie Stephan?

  • Bernie Stephan is an involved citizen of both Marin and Sonoma Counties, familiar with its human communities and watershed ecosystems for the past 50 years.
  • Bernie Stephan has been an experienced Broker/Owner within the real estate industry and associations in the North Bay for the past 30 years.
  • Bernie Stephan is a technology geek who has adopted the latest and best tools to serve his clients.
  • Eco Realty focuses exclusively on Marin and Sonoma homes valued at $300,000 and above, staying within our area of expertise. 
  • Eco Realty is a personal, full-service brokerage providing leadership in the North Bay; Bernie sticks with its clients until their goals are realized, no matter how long it takes.
  • Eco Realty does not engage in Dual Agency, ensuring faithful fiduciary representation on either the buying or selling side.
  • Unlike Zillow, Trulia, and most others, Eco Realty does not inflate its active listing shown in MarinSonoma.com with properties already in Escrow but with a status of "continue to show" looking for backup offers.
  • Eco Realty is a low overhead operation with the Broker, Owner, and Agent roles handled by one person, who provides consistency for his clients.
  • As a RE/MAX Managing Broker, Bernie oversaw over 3,000 successful closings in Marin and Sonoma Counties.

Eco Realty Rewards Referrals:

  • Qualified leads from a licensed agent receive a 25% commission share.
  • Referrals from past clients receive a 15% commission share, provided they are not soliciting on behalf of Eco Realty.
  • Referrals from friends and acquaintances of Bernie receive a 10% commission share, provided they are not soliciting on behalf of Eco Realty.


 

 

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