FAQ

FAQ

Answers to Your Questions About Reali's Products & People

 

With over 200 colorful and distinctive neighborhoods, San Diego offers more than enough choices to fit diverse needs & personalities.

 

A Little Bit of Everything SoCal

What makes San Diego neighborhoods special is that they capture the absolute best of SoCal living: endless coastline, charming historical districts, abundant greenspace, unique nightlife, and top-rated parks. There’s a lot to love about living in San Diego. Throw in picture-perfect weather year-round, and it’s easy to understand why you would want to live here.

Each with Style & Personality

This neighborhood guide will give you a head start on researching your move to San Diego. The following is a list of neighborhoods and communities located in San Diego County. Whether you’re looking for an urban enclave that’s near the hustle and bustle, or a close-knit coastal community with quick access to the beach, here is a full list of places to live in San Diego.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have another question? Give us a call at (858) 880-0195. We’re available 7 days a week from 9AM to 8PM daily.

About Reali

It’s pronounced just like “really,” as in “I really love that home.”

Reali provides the same hands-on, local support that you would expect to receive from a traditional agent. Where we differ is in our streamlined, sophisticated processes, including our one-of-a-kind Reali App, which makes our work more efficient so that we can conduct business faster. For buyers and sellers like you, that means fewer hoops and hurdles in your journey to home.

We’re the best of both!  We have a team of local Reali Agents throughout California supporting both buyers and sellers. For our buyers, we have the Reali App, which allows you to search listings, schedule appointments, chat with your agent, place offers and more. Sellers can use the app to kick off their home selling journey and manage the transaction.

Buying a new home while selling your old one? When you use Reali Buy Before You Sell, we’ll place an all-cash offer to purchase your new home on your behalf. You can move in whenever you’re ready. Meanwhile, we’ll list and sell your old home for top dollar. When it sells, you’ll use the proceeds to repurchase your new home from us at the original purchase price. Learn more about Reali Buy Before You Sell.

With the Reali Cash Offer, we’ll place an all-cash offer on the home you want. Using cash makes your offer much more competitive and appealing to sellers as it eliminates the finance, home sale, and appraisal contingencies. Oftentimes, buyers who use cash close below the asking price. Learn more about Reali Cash Offer.

Reali is currently available to buyers and sellers in most major markets throughout California. If you’re outside our agent service area, Reali Loans may be available in your area.

Selling a Home with Reali

When you use Reali’s Buy Before You Sell (formerly known as Reali Trade-In), we’ll place an all-cash offer to purchase your new home on your behalf. You can move in whenever you’re ready. Meanwhile, we’ll list and sell your old home for top dollar. When it sells, you’ll use the proceeds to repurchase your new home from us at the original purchase price.

Aside from being able to buy a new home before your current one sells, there are several benefits of our Buy Before You Sell program. Reali Buy Before Sell program eliminates the finance, home sale, and appraisal contingencies. You won’t have to move twice, pay two mortgages, or settle for a less-than-ideal home because you were rushed. Plus, when you use Reali Escrow for your transaction, we guarantee a 10 day* close on your new home. How’s that for lightning speed?

To enable you to become a cash buyer and remove the finance, home sale, and appraisal contingencies, we charge a program fee. The standard Buy Before You Sell fee is 1.0% of the purchase price. However, if you choose Reali Loans to finance your home, you’ll receive a 0.5% credit at closing, bringing your program fee down to 0.5%. 

Please note that in addition to the 1% program fee, you will also be responsible for the seller agent commission of 2.5%. This brings the total cost to 3.5% (or 3% when applying previously mentioned 0.5% Reali Loans credit). This does not include the standard buyer’s agent commission or other Buy Before You Sell costs such as rent, transfer fees, or closing costs.

No, we do not mark up the price of the home. You’ll pay the same purchase price we paid for the home plus your rent when you buy back your home from us. We charge a rental fee until the home is repurchased from Reali. We will prorate your rent by the day and defer your rent payments until closing.

Reali will market your home on the MLS and other online search platforms like Trulia, ZIllow, our Reali App and its very own personalized web page with a Matterport virtual home tour and floor plan.

No! We will promote your home on the MLS and other online search and digital platforms like Zillow, Trulia, Google, YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.

Once your home listing is live, you’ll get real-time updates on buyer activity, offers and escrow right through the app. Follow along with the sales process every step of the way, so you always know the status of your listing as our agents negotiate a fast close at the best price.

Buying a Home with Reali

Reali Cash Offer gives you the edge you need to increase your chances of securing the home you want. Simply apply online with Reali Loans and find out how much you’re qualified to borrow. Once you’ve found a home, we’ll then place an all-cash offer on your behalf. Once the offer is accepted and escrow closes, you’ll move in. Next, we’ll help you repurchase the home back from us at the original price. Learn more about Reali Cash Offer.

Using cash makes your offer much more competitive and appealing to sellers as it eliminates the finance, home sale, and appraisal contingencies. Oftentimes, buyers who use cash close below the asking price. Plus, when you use Reali Escrow, we’ll guarantee to close on your new home in as little as 10 days.* How’s that for lightning speed?

To enable you to become a cash buyer and remove the finance, home sale, and appraisal contingencies, we charge a program fee. Our standard fee for this program is 0.5% of the purchase price, however, if you choose Reali Loans to finance your home, you’ll receive a 0.5% credit at closing. Combining these two services will bring your program fee down to zero. That’s right, zero!

While there is no additional fee for the Reali Cash Offer program when you finance your mortgage with Reali Loans, you will be required to pay rent until you purchase your home back from us. Buyers are also required to pay standard transfer and closing costs.

Buying a home will likely be your biggest purchase, so it’s best to first find out how much you can afford. Our Reali Loans team will work with you to determine your budget based on monthly income, outstanding debts, down payment amount, and the types of loans you qualify for.

Download the app and start browsing homes. Once you are ready to schedule a visit, we’ll get you Verified and connected with your local Reali Agent, who will join you on your scheduled listing visits. From there, they’ll stay with you through the entire buying process, using their knowledge and expertise to help you to find and win the home you want.

Yes! Your local agent will meet you at your scheduled listing visits.

When you find a home you’re interested in checking out, just use the Reali App to schedule a visit. Open the app and browse the listing of the home you want to see and click on the Schedule a Visit button. To keep all parties safe, we ask that you verify your identity before visiting a home with one of our Reali agents. Simply go to your Journey in the app, click on Schedule a Visit, and hit Verify Your Identity to submit your proof of ID.

Yes! You can work with Reali to purchase any property available and listed in the Multiple Listings Service (MLS).

Unfortunately, if you’re already working with an agent, you’re not able to buy your home with Reali. There are many benefits to choosing Reali. If Reali represents you, you’ll be able to utilize the Reali App to manage your home buying journey while you work with your dedicated, licensed Reali Agent to find a home.

No matter where you’re headed, we’re here to help unlock the right solution for your homeownership needs. Our additional in-house services include mortgage, title, and escrow

The Reali App

The Reali App is a first-of-its-kind real estate app for home buyers and sellers. Buyers can use the app to go beyond search and discovery apps that exist today. You can use the Reali App to search for homes, schedule visits, get real-time updates, and more. Sellers can use the app to get the home selling process started and track the sale of the home in step with their Reali Agent.

Yes! The Reali App is compatible with iOS and Android. Download the Reali app today.

So much! The Reali App supports your entire home buying and selling journey. You can search for homes, chat, schedule on-demand visits, request property reports, place offers, and more. And if you’re selling a home, you can find out how much your home is worth and schedule a listing appointment with your Reali Agent right in the app to list your home up to 2 weeks faster. You can also store your important documents, manage your offers, and get live updates throughout the entire process. Everything you do in the app is with the full support of licensed Reali Agents. They work with you throughout your journey to make sure you have the best experience possible!

When you are in the app, click on the chat feature to begin a discussion with your Expert team. You will be able to chat with our extended team to ask questions, request information, and more. Once you are working with a Reali Agent, you’ll be able to talk to your assigned agent via phone and in-person meetings.

Reali Agents are available to chat through the app 7 days a week, from 9am-8pm PT.

When you find a home you’re interested in checking out, just use the Reali App to schedule a visit. Open the app and browse the listing of the home you want to see and click on the Schedule a Visit button. To keep all parties safe, we ask that you verify your identity before visiting a home with one of our Reali agents. Simply go to your Journey in the app, click on Schedule a Visit, and hit Verify Your Identity to submit your proof of ID.

To place offers in the Reali App we ask that you get Reali Verified and provide financial verification. That means, uploading your ID, a written pre-approval letter from your lender stating how much you can borrow, and a proof of funds statement for the down payment and closing costs. If you’re purchasing a home with cash, your proof of funds would show that you have enough money for the entire purchase price plus closing costs.