Buy Your Dream Home,
Get a 2% Cash Back Rebate

Buy Your Dream Home,
Get 2% Cash Back Rebate

Buying A Home During Shelter In Place (SIP)

The coronavirus-related Shelter In Place is changing how homes are bought and sold in the Bay Area. Unlocked is adapting our services to ensure we can continue to help Bay Area homebuyers buy their dream home. Click here to learn more about buying a home with Unlocked during the Shelter In Place.


Unlocked has helped 30+ families buy their dream home since Shelter In Place went into effect. Contact Us to learn the latest on the state of the Bay Area real estate market during Shelter In Place.

Unlocked: A Better Home Buying Experience

unlocked agent buy home

We are a fully-licensed California real estate brokerage that only represents Bay Area home buyers.

unlocked agent buy home

Our agents seamlessly guide you through the home buying process, and give you 2% cash back.

unlocked agent buy home

We leverage technology to deliver a customer-centric, data-driven and transparent home buying experience.

unlocked home buyer agent rebate commission

Unlocked has helped our clients save over $10 million

See how much money will you save with Unlocked?

Purchase Price:

Your Rebate:

In 2019, the average Unlocked Rebate was $27,830.

unlocked home buyer agent rebate commission

Why Buy a Home with Unlocked

A licensed full-service agent to help you buy your dream home.

And, 2% cash back!

unlocked home buyer agent rebate commission

A trusted agent,
from start to close

unlocked home buyer data rebate commission

Data-driven
valuation tools

unlocked home buyer agent rebate commission

Seamless
buying process

unlocked home buyer agent rebate commission

2% cash back
rebate

What Our Customers Say About Their Unlocked Experience

unlocked home buyer agent rebate commission

Couldn't have done it without them

Their data driven approach, focus on detail and amazing attitude towards providing the best possible service really made buying a house as smooth as possible. Oh, and the 2% cash back is a game changer!

Paul B., San Francisco

We had a great experience!

My husband and I were were looking for an alternative to the traditional home buying process and we found that with Unlocked. They helped us with every step of the process, and we closed on our house in only three weeks and walked away with a 2% rebate!

Stephanie L., Napa

A MAJOR thing was the way they treated me.

As a single young woman, previous realtors have been condescending to me, however this was not my experience with Unlocked. They were very professional, but down to earth, and very easy to talk to. Thank you for taking the stress out of the home buying process!

Alina B., Los Altos

We had a fantastic experience working with Unlocked.

We were very happy to find Unlocked which provides 2% cash back. To our surprise, the service was also - by far - the best we have experienced working with real estate professionals.

Amia L., San Francisco

They were swift in putting in our offer within 12 hours of being informed.

They are very very prompt on emails, answering questions within the hour and getting on a call when needed. They are upfront about everything.

Vivek T., Mountain View

We would use them again in heartbeat.

Their valuation analysis was thoughtful and detailed, and they gave us good insights on the disclosures. They were responsive throughout the process and did a great job of making us feel as if we were their only client.

Andy A., San Francisco

Extremely impressed with the service.

Their competitive analysis was especially helpful and they were always very responsive. The 2% cash back was a huge deal for us and we're so happy the quality was even better than most agents we've interacted with on top of it!

Sara T., Burlingame

It always felt like Unlocked was on our team, never pressuring us.

The biggest highlight was how incredibly responsive he was. Since we're first time buyers, we had a ton of questions about the process, and he was always great about replying quickly to our many, many emails, even on the weekends.

Ritu V., Alamo

I'm a big fan of Unlocked. You just couldn't find a better agent.

We had worked with other real estate agents in the past, but Unlocked's analysis blew away all the competition. Because of their research, we felt very confident putting in bids.

Stu S., San Francisco

Thanks to Unlocked, we closed on our dream home.

We are so happy that we found Unlocked. They are very detail-oriented and data driven to help us make well informed decisions to place offers. The whole process was seamless and smooth.

Thea Z., Pacheco

One of the best decisions we made.

I was impressed from beginning to end, from the custom Unlocked reports that gave us confidence in making the right offer price, to the post-sale support. Their knowledge, communication, negotiation skills, and professionalism are simply top notch.

Austin L., Mountain View

Check Out More Reviews on Yelp!

unlocked home buyer rebate commission yelp

How to Buy a Home with Unlocked

unlocked agent find home

1. Find Your Dream Home

Our clients use sites like Redfin and Zillow to track new listings and open house times. They tour homes on their own schedules without any agent pressure, and contact Unlocked once they’ve toured a promising home.

unlocked agent buy home

2. Leverage Unlocked's Expertise

Unlocked puts together our proprietary Custom Valuation Report (CVR) and Disclosure Review Summary (DRS), so you have data-driven insight and transparency about the home you're interested in.

unlocked agent buy home

3. Submit Offer With Confidence

When you’re ready to submit an offer, we’ll ensure you’re putting your best foot forward. We’ve streamlined the offer process to make it simple, fast and seamless. Your Unlocked agent is with you every step - from discussing offer strategy to closing on your dream home!

Different Service Tiers Matched To Your Home Buying Needs

At Unlocked, we understand that different homebuyers have different needs and preferences. We have created different service offerings to offer more choices to Unlocked homebuyers.

Unlocked Buyer Concierge Unlocked Concierge Plus Traditional Agent
Best For: Self-directed homebuyers who can identify and tour homes without an agent; New Construction homebuyers. Homebuyers needing a full-service agent, including private home tours. Homebuyers wanting a local traditional agent.
Rebate:2%
(subject to $7,500 minimum commission to Unlocked)
1.5%None
Dedicated Agent:Dedicated agent, plus back-up coverage 7 days a weekDedicated agent, plus back-up coverage 7 days a weekSingle agent, often with no back-up coverage
Valuation Analysis:Unlocked’s proprietary Custom Valuation ReportUnlocked’s proprietary Custom Valuation ReportNon-data driven
Disclosure Review:Unlocked’s proprietary Disclosure Review SummaryUnlocked’s proprietary Disclosure Review SummaryCursory review
Offer Strategy Advice:YesYesYes
Negotiation Guidance:YesYesYes
Support During Closing:YesYesOftentimes handed off to Transaction Coordinator
Private Tours:NoYesYes
unlocked home buyer agent rebate commission

Got Questions about Unlocked?
We Got Answers.

What services do you provide Bay Area home buyers?+

Unlocked is a fully-licensed California brokerage that provides most of the services of a traditional real estate agent, with better data-driven tools, increased transparency and more responsive customer service.

We can help with as little or as much of the home-buying process as you require. Some clients come to us with a home already found and a price in mind, and require Unlocked's expertise with evaluating the home and executing the transaction. Others are still figuring out their budget, what they're looking for, and advice on where to focus their search.

Either way, Unlocked is here to seamlessly guide you through your home buying process - finding the right home, valuing it, understanding the disclosures, submitting a competitive offer, and closing the transaction. We're with you from start to finish.

Please note, in order to provide our 2% rebate, we work very lean (and hard!), and focus on value-add decision points like valuation analysis, disclosure review and offer strategy. This does not afford much time for accompanied open house visits or private home tours. Most Unlocked clients tour homes during the public open houses, and then leverage our expertise to evaluate the home and negotiate the best possible price. If you require private home tours as part of your homebuying process, please consider Unlocked's Concierge Plus tier.

Is Unlocked fully licensed?+

Yes. Unlocked is a fully-licensed California brokerage (CalDRE #02060530) and all of our agents are fully-licensed California sales agents and members of the San Francisco Association of Realtors (TM), California Association of Realtors (TM) and the National Association of Realtors (TM).

How is Unlocked different than a traditional real estate agency?+

With Unlocked, you’ll be working with one of our fully-licensed real estate agents and get most of the services provided by a traditional real estate agent, with better data-driven tools, increased transparency and more responsive customer service. So in many respects, your buying experience will be the same as working with a traditional real estate agent - only better!

In terms of how we’re different, firstly, we offer 2% cash back. This is the largest buyer’s rebate in the Bay Area (that we know about)! That is tens of thousands of dollars that you can put that towards buying new furniture, renovating your kitchen and bathrooms or throwing that all important housewarming party (or more responsible uses like paying down your mortgage).

Secondly, our backgrounds are different than traditional real estate agents. We are a Stanford MBA and a Yale Law JD, who have also worked at some of the top management consulting, law and private equity firms (Bain & Company, Boston Consulting Group, Wachtell and Bain Capital). We leverage our data-driven, customer-oriented experiences to deliver a more insightful, analytical and responsive home buying experience.

Thirdly, Unlocked has built custom analytical tools to bring data, insight and transparency to the key buying decision points and streamline the buying process. For every home you’re interested in, we provide our Custom Valuation Report, an easy-to-interpret spreadsheet of recent comparable transactions, competing listings and third-party valuations, as well as our Disclosure Review Summary, a comprehensive summary of the 200+ pages of disclosures.

Please note, in order to provide our 2% rebate, we work very lean (and hard!), and focus on value-add decision points like valuation analysis, disclosure review and offer strategy. This does not afford much time for accompanied open house visits or private home tours. Our clients tour homes during the public open houses, and then leverage our expertise evaluating the property and negotiating the best possible price. Most of our clients prefer to tour open houses on their own schedule, without any agent pressure, spending as much or as little time as they need at each house. If you require private home tours as part of your homebuying process, please consider Unlocked's Concierge Plus tier.

All-in-all, we’ve designed the buying experience that we would have wanted when we bought our homes, and we’re sure you’ll love it, just like our current and past clients have (check out our Yelp reviews).

Sounds great! How do I start?+

Simply Contact Us! We can answer any questions you may have, and ensure you kick-off your home buying process on the right foot. If needed, we can introduce you to the Bay Area’s best mortgage agents at the major banks. If you've already home a home that you're interested in, we can get started with helping to evaluate the home and submit your offer.

Contact Us

Send us a message anytime and we'll get back to you ASAP!

...or send us an email or give us a call!

unlocked-contact

Email

Email us 24/7 at support@unlocked.com

unlocked-contact

Phone

Call us 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday (650) 797-0633

unlocked real estate rebate X

Interested in getting $50,000 cash back when you buy your Bay Area home?

No thanks, I'd rather buy my real estate agent a new BMW :)

X

Interested in getting $50,000 cash back when you buy your Bay Area home?

Get in touch to learn more