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SAVE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS WHEN YOU BUY WITH ME
I REBATE 50% of my Real Estate Commission to my Buyers
80% Buyer Rebate on Brand New Homes!
I must register you at the Community on your 1st visit
Buy a home with me and receive a cash rebate of HALF my commission. To qualify for this offer Buyers agree to tour homes themselves via Open Houses and Broker Tours. Let me know of a property that interests you and I will take things from there. Comparative Market Analysis, Negotiating your offer, All Inspections and Appraisals to Closing. Home sellers normally offer a buyer’s agent commission of 2.5% – 3.0% of the purchase price. Your rebate will be 1.25% – 1.5% of the purchase price*
How will I receive my California real estate commission rebate?
Credit on your closing statement – My rebate will be itemized on your HUD1 closing statement as a credit. Buyers can apply their rebate to closing costs, which include loan fees, property taxes and escrow-related fees. As my commission refund may exceed closing costs by thousands of dollars, I can issue my client a check for the excess. Your Lender will require that you have sufficient funds from your personal savings, Stocks or a Gift (documented with a Gift Letter) to cover your down payment, closing costs and reserves. A Broker Rebate typically cannot be used towards your down payment and you should confirm with you Lender if a Broker Rebate is allowed.
Check after the close of escrow – some clients prefer to receive their rebate outside of escrow. In this case I will mail your rebate check on the day of escrow closing.
Is a California real estate commission rebate taxable?
NO, real estate commission rebates are not considered taxable by the IRS. A rebate will reduce the cost basis of your home (the price you paid). For example: If you purchase a $1,000,000 home and I rebate you 1.5% ($15,000 assuming 3% commission) your cost basis would be $985,000. It represents an adjustment to the purchase price of the home and generally is not part of a purchaser's gross income. When you sell your home any profit would be based on that purchase price. I do not report a commission rebate to the IRS and I will not issue you a Form 1099. With all tax related concerns please verify with your Tax Attorney as individual situations may vary. See this article on the subject from Redfin: "IRS Rules That Redfin Does Not Have to Report Commission Refunds as Taxable Income"
Is a commission rebate legal?
100% YES, The United States Department of Justice has a webpage entitled "Rebates Make Buying a Home Less Expensive". Ten states have enacted laws that forbid brokers from offering refunds, thankfully, California allows me to share my commission with you.
(*subject to a minimum commission of $10,000 to Steve Atkinson, Broker)
Pleasanton Community Information
Pleasanton is located in the San Francisco Bay Area, between Dublin and Livermore. The City has a strong economy and is home to a number of large company headquarters including Safeway Inc., Hitachi and Oracle. Pleasanton with it's preservation of the historic downtown area is known for many surviving examples of differing styles of architecture. These date all the way back to the mid 1800s, the beauty of which can be observed all within close proximity.
Sunny and mild all year round, the city of Pleasanton is blessed with natural beauty and an impeccable quality of life. Over 65,000 people make their homes in Pleasanton with its family oriented lifestyle and old world charm of downtown. Pleasanton, with it's small town feel, is a great city from a recreational perspective boasts parks and community led cultural festivals, concerts and street fairs. With its safe streets, varied real estate and great schools, Pleasanton is a highly desirable place to live.
Pleasanton Real Estate Information
The Pleasanton real estate market is diverse, boasting a wide range of properties of varied sizes, prices and character.
Condominiums and Townhomes throughout Pleasanton range from $170,000 to the $700,000 range. Single family detached homes range in price from $400,000 to the $3,500,000 range for homes boasting beautiful views.
Larger estate-style homes in Ruby Hill are available ranging in price from $4,000,000 to in excess of $7,500,000 where views of the rolling hills can be enjoyed.
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We are a Pleasanton Real Estate Agency hiring Top Real Estate Brokers. We believe experience is of paramount inportance in a real estate transaction. We can negotiate an aggressive price and guide you through the closing process benefiting from our experience gained over 23 years of real estate sales.
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