Aalto is an online marketplace that is built for sellers and buyers, not real estate agents. We've built Aalto to remove all the traditional real estate friction, saving you time, stress and money. Unlike traditional brokerages, sellers can try Aalto without signing a contract as they build up a waitlist of buyers. This leads to less stress and more profit than a traditional process. Get started today.
Yes, Aalto is a licensed broker in the state of California (DRE 02062727) and Aalto Advisors are all licensed salespersons. Advisors have a wealth of local experience and knowledge to help you through your transaction. Sellers have a dedicated licensed Advisor by their side every step of the way.
Aalto strictly follows all CDC and DRE guidelines at showings. We offer no contact showings with all doors open and lights turned on to ensure minimal contact is required. Please contact us at email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns.
Adding your home to Aalto is free and easy with no contract required. To get started, click here to begin building your listing. Once you’ve completed a few questions you’ll be able to see buyer demand and work on your Preview Listing.
Ready to accept showings and get offers? Our experienced Advisors are here to walk you through pricing, home prep and the paperwork required to add a fully active listing to the marketplace. You can access your Advisor by going through our seller questionnaire here.
A Preview Listing is a no-obligation way for home sellers to generate buyer demand on Aalto. Sellers who add a Preview Listing will be able to put their home in front of active buyers, building an early interest list for their home while they prep for sale. Once a seller is ready to schedule showings or accept offers, they can transition their home to become an active listing by speaking to one of Aalto’s Advisors.
There is a 1% transaction fee to sell your home on Aalto, paid at close. You can also elect to offer the buyer’s agent a commission. Generally, sellers offer 2-2.5% to the cooperating buyer’s agent. Your Advisor can help you understand the pros and cons of buyer’s agent commission.
At Aalto, you’ll partner directly with your licensed Advisor. Dedicated members of our Client Success and Market Operations team will also participate in your transaction. Our experienced teams ensure that you receive expert advice at each stage of the process, from pricing and inspections to showings, negotiations, and the completion of your sale.
Our proprietary technology has dramatically streamlined the experience, allowing consumers to transact directly instead of relying on expensive middlemen. We pass these savings directly back to homeowners.
You do not need a traditional agent to list on Aalto. You can post a Preview Listing on your own, at any time. In order to post an active listing, or a listing that’s open to offers and showings, you’ll need to sign an agreement with an Aalto Advisor.
Interested in trying Aalto first? You can post a Preview Listing without a contract - it’s free and takes just a few minutes. Get started here.
Virtual staging is a type of home staging that’s completed using cutting edge digital tools that can remove and add furniture to a photograph. Virtual home staging gives buyers the same great opportunity to envision an alternate version of your home without costly fees or the hassle of uprooting your life.
If desired, an Aalto representative can be present at all showings. In order to easily facilitate showings, Aalto may suggest that you allow licensed agents to show the home without an Aalto representative present.
There are 5 main phases to selling your home on Aalto.
1. See Buyer Demand: Answer a few questions to see the buyer demand on Aalto for your home.
2. Add a Preview Listing. Fill out a few more details about your home to put it on the Aalto marketplace as a Preview Listing, allowing buyers to “watch” your property for when it goes live.
3. Prep your home for sale. Our advisors will provide custom advice on what inspections or repairs you may want to consider before listing your home. Often this takes place while your home is posted as a Preview Listing.
4. Open to showings and offers. Your home is listed on Aalto and you’re ready for showings and offers.
5. Escrow and closing. Congrats, your home is under contract! Aalto will support you throughout the process to ensure a smooth closing experience.
Not at this time. We’d be happy to connect you with a partner agent if you are looking for buyer representation. Our partner agents have been thoroughly vetted and we can attest to their expertise having sat across the table from them on past deals. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like a recommendation.
The fastest way to learn more about a home is to either submit a question to the seller on the home’s listing page or contact the associated Advisor. The name and contact information of the Advisor can also be found on the listing page.
Yes, you can tour homes virtually and in person. To schedule a virtual tour please navigate to the listing page and click ‘Schedule a Showing’. From there, follow the prompts to schedule your preferred showing type, virtual or in person.