Buy Your Hayward Dream Home,
Get a 1% Cash Back Rebate

Buy Your Hayward Dream Home,
Get 1% Cash Back Rebate

Unlocked: A Better Home Buying Experience

An experienced agent to guide you through the home buying process.

And, 1% cash back!

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A trusted agent,
from start to close

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

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Proprietary home
evaluation tools

Our data-driven home evaluation tools give you the insight and knowledge to make an offer with confidence.

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customer service

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

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1% cash
back rebate

Our agents seamlessly guide you through the home buying process, and give you 1% cash back.

How to Buy a Hayward Home with Unlocked

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1. Find Your Dream Home

Our clients use sites like Redfin and Zillow to track new listings. When they've identified a promising home, they either visit the open house or contract us to organize a private tour.

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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.

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3. Submit Offer With Confidence

When you’re ready to submit an offer, we’ll put 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 of the way!

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Unlocked has helped our clients save over $25 million

See how much money will you save with Unlocked?

Purchase Price:

Your Rebate:

In 2022, the average Unlocked Rebate was $31,038.

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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 New Construction Unlocked Concierge Plus Traditional Agent
Best For: New Construction homebuyers. Homebuyers needing a full-service agent. Homebuyers wanting a local traditional agent.
(subject to $10,000 minimum commission to Unlocked)
(subject to $15,000 minimum commission to Unlocked)
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 / Accompanied Visits:YesYesYes

What Our Customers Say About Their Unlocked Experience

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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 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 big 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 couldn't be happier with the way everything worked out.

Jesse was responsive and incredibly patient in explaining everything to us and answering even our most basic questions. The rebate was really the icing on the cake.

Olivia R., Los Angeles

We had a fantastic experience working with Unlocked.

We were very happy to find Unlocked which provides cash back rebate. 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 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

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Got Questions about Unlocked?
We Got Answers.

What markets do you operate in?+

Unlocked operates in the Bay Area (San Mateo, Santa Clara, SF, Alameda, Contra Costa, and Marin Counties) and Los Angeles (Santa Monica / West L.A. to Pasadena / Northeast Los Angeles).

What services do you provide home buyers?+

Unlocked is a fully-licensed California brokerage that provides all 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.

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 California Association of Realtors (TM) and the National Association of Realtors (TM).

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

With Unlocked, you’ll be working with one of our fully-licensed real estate agents to get all 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 1% cash back. This is the largest buyer’s rebate in California (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 streamlined 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.

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 best mortgage agents at the major banks. If you've already identified a home that you're interested in, we can arrange a private tour and get started with helping to evaluate the home and submit your offer.

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