from start to close
We help self-directed buyers navigate the nuance, complexities and paperwork of the Bay Area home buying process.
We rebate most of the buyer's agent commission, and give you 1.5% cash back.
Our data-driven home evaluation tools give you the insight and knowledge to make an offer with confidence.
We leverage technology to deliver a customer-centric, data-driven and transparent home buying experience.
"Unlocked is an absolutely incredible service - patient, transparent, and collaborative through our entire process."
Monique Y., San Ramon
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
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 1.5% 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.
Send us a message anytime and we'll get back to you ASAP!