Greg Glaser

California FSBO Attorney

Full Service, No Commission

Helping You Buy Or Sell A Home in
California Without An Agent

Greg's Simple, 3-Step Process

1
Free Call
Book a free FSBO consultation call with Greg to discuss your goals, learn about the process, and get your questions answered.
2
Proposal
If this looks like a good fit, Greg will send you an attorney-client agreement for your consideration.
3
Documents & Coordination
Greg gets started right away preparing your documents and coordinating with everyone who will be involved.

FSBO Service Package:

Why Clients Work With Greg

Perfect Record of Client Reviews

Greg has a perfect 5-star rating of client reviews, and is AV rated. He has 20-years of experience, and has saved clients millions of dollars in commissions.

Full-Service for A Modest Flat Fee

Everything you need to buy or sell a home in California. Clients appreciate Greg's same-day availability. For a smooth transaction, Greg uses the standard forms and Docusign. He manages every step of the process.

Professional

Greg is always professional, good natured, and enjoys answering questions.

What Clients Say / AVVO Reviews

FAQ

No. Buying and selling real estate is as simple as having a series of conversations over a couple months with people whose job it is to help you: your lawyer and your escrow (also your lender, if any). We all work together to guide you every step of the way. If you’re ever unsure about your options or what you want, it’s the job of your supportive team (lawyer, escrow, lender) to advise you and assist. We handle sales daily and are good with answering questions, discussing available options, and customizing your transaction to meet your goals.

 

For more info, read my blog: Who handles each task in a purchase/sale without real estate agents?

No. Statistically, most people use an agent, and you may benefit greatly from an agent. But legally and practically it’s not required. With an attorney to assist you, buying or selling your home is quite simple and straightforward. A lot of people today like the DIY approach, and are smart to avoid the commissions. The internet is changing the real estate industry.

It’s not difficult. Some sellers do find it challenging to show their own home to prospective buyers. For example, they may be unsure if they should try to negotiate verbally during a home tour. The best practice is to just enjoy the tour and the experience. All the contract details come later with standard forms. So you don’t need to verbally negotiate anything upfront unless you want to.

 

For more detail, read my blog: What are the most important terms in a purchase/sale contract?

It’s usually about 60-days from start to finish.

Week 1: list the home, complete disclosure forms.

Weeks 2-3: show the home, receive offers, send counteroffers.

30-day escrow: allow buyer to complete inspections, answer questions from the escrow company, and coordinate with the buyer for transfer of possession.

 

For more details, read my blog: What is the typical step-by-step timeline for a real estate purchase/sale without agents?

It’s usually about 60-days from start to finish.

Week 1: tour homes you like, review disclosures and make offers (you’ll need a preapproval letter if you’re getting a loan).

30-day escrow: complete inspections.

 

For more detail, read my blog: What is the typical step-by-step timeline for a real estate purchase/sale without agents?

There are flat fee services that get your home on the MLS and all search engines for a small fee. I have learned some of these companies are better than others.

 

For more detail, read my blog: How do I get my home on the MLS?

The seller should budget about 1% or less in costs (i.e., taxes), and the Buyer about 1% (i.e., title insurance, lender fees).

For more detail, read my blog: What should I expect to pay for closing costs in escrow?

Most sales are as-is (so the seller is not required to make repairs), but the buyer still has contingencies (meaning the buyer is free to do inspections and cancel during the first 17-days of the escrow period), in case something comes up (i.e., inspection or lender issue).

 

For more detail, read my blog: What is a contingency and what do people normally do?

Latest Blog:

What is the CAR contract when you buy or sell a home?

 

The CAR contract is the standard form everybody uses. It is signed by the buyer and seller for California home sales.

 

Click here for an example of a CAR contract. And for good measure, here’s the accompanying estimate of closing costs.