Frequently asked questions

General

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What is Aalto?

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How does direct real estate compare to traditional?

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Where does Aalto operate?

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Is Aalto a For Sale by Owner website?

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Does Aalto have real estate agents?

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Does Aalto manage the contracts and paperwork?

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What is Aalto doing to ensure the safety of Aalto Advisors, local agents, sellers or buyers who tour Aalto homes?

Seller

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How much does Aalto cost and how much is paid to a buyer's agent?

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How do I add my home to the Aalto marketplace?

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Who is on my Aalto team?

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What services are included in Aalto’s 1% transaction fee?

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How is the transaction fee so low?

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What steps will I need to take to prep my home for sale?

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Can I list my home without an agent?

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What is virtual staging?

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Will Aalto be present at all tours?

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How long will it take to sell my home?

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What are the typical steps in the selling process on Aalto?

Buyer

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How does buying a home on Aalto work?

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What does it mean for a seller to only be sharing their home with preapproved or cash buyers?

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Does Aalto work with buyers?

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I need to buy and sell at the same time. Can Aalto help me with both transactions?

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How do I submit an offer on an Aalto home?

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I already have an agent. Can my agent help me buy a home on Aalto?

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What’s the best way to find out more about a home?

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Do I have to have an agent to tour a home?

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Can I tour an Aalto home virtually?