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Santino Cattaneo Savings Realty Broker

Technology has dramatically changed many things, including the real estate industry. You no longer need to make an appointment with a travel agent to buy a plane ticket, and you no longer need to spend all day driving around with an agent to find the perfect home.

Technological changes now allow buyers and sellers to independently research industry trends, view recent area sales, and identify properties to buy. Real estate professionals are still invaluable when it comes to writing offers, negotiating contracts, navigating changing markets and completing the sometimes daunting escrow process, but there is no doubt that some of the work agents used to do is now done by their clients.

That’s why I created Savings Realty. Quite simply, we are a firm that rewards our clients for their share of the work. We earn what we deserve, but not because it’s what the industry has always charged. That’s why we created the 1.5% Commission Program for sellers and the Commission Rebate Program for Buyers. These programs save our clients thousands of dollars on each transaction. We are a full-service real estate agency that offers exceptional service and expertise. The only difference is that we don’t charge the standard commissions rates. Use the Savings Realty Calculator below to see just how much money you could save.

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How to Sell Your Home for Just 1.5% Commission

Savings Realty saves you money by only charging 1.5% at closing plus 2% if a buyer’s agent is involved. Watch the video below to learn more.
Home Price
Commission
Your Savings*
$500,000
1.5% + 2%
$12,500
$750,000
1.5% + 2%
$18,750
$1,000,000
1.5% + 2%
$25,000
$1,500,000
1.5% + 2%
$37,500
Table based on 6% commission. For homes under $500,000, minimum of $5,000 or 1.5% paid to listing agent, whichever is greater.

SAVINGS REALTY COMMISSION CALCULATOR

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How to Get a 50% Commission Rebate When Buying a Home

Savings Realty gives you a big rebate check if you do some of the home research yourself. Watch the video below to learn more.
Home Price
50% Commission Rebate*
25% Commission Rebate*​
$500,000
$7,500
$3,750
$750,000
$11,250
$5,625
$1,000,000
$15,000
$7,500
$1,500,000
$22,500
$11,250
Rebates based on selling agent receiving 3% commission
*The Savings Realty buyer’s agent receives a minimum commission of $5,000.

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How can you charge so little and still provide great service?

Home Buyer Advantage

The role of the real estate agent has changed dramatically over the last decade for Home Buyers. In the past, agents spent countless hours searching the MLS for properties for their buyers, scheduling showings, and many other tasks that have been improved though technology. For the most part, our clients can do the research themselves here on our website which has every MLS listing available. Our role has shifted to being an advocate for home buyers where we lend our experience to your transaction and focus on negotiating the best price and guiding you through a very challenging and confusing process.

Home Seller Advantage

In many ways, the same is true for clients that list with us. Our sellers come to us with deep knowledge of the real estate market and a pretty good opinion of what their home is worth. We help a lot with pricing by giving you the backstory on recent listings and sales in your neighborhood. Pricing is critical in marketing your home. If you set the list price of the property too high, buyers will avoid it. If you set the list price too low, you are undermining the value of your asset.

One of the hardest things about selling a home a decade ago was marketing. Listing brokers had to have graphic designers building advertising, placing ads in the newspapers, and other old world marketing practices. Today, all of that is automated. Our firm can have your listing posted to Zillow, Realtor.com, Trulia, Homes.com, and hundreds of other websites the same day that you list with us. Moreover, we can make sure that your listing is visible on all of the other local broker and agent websites.

The internet has become the number one source of information for all real estate. The good news for you is that the internet has made it possible for Savings Realty to lower the price you pay in commission while sill offering you a full-service experience with full-service results. Our focus in on customer service. Please contact us for an interview before you buy or sell.

We are local!

Our broker is Santino Cattaneo, lifetime resident of San Luis Obispo County. His grandfather, Charlie Cattaneo started San Luis Garbage Company. He lives in Arroyo Grande. His wife is a school teacher and his three children attend Lucia Mar schools.

Areas of Expertise

While we specialize in serving the Five Cities area of San Luis Obispo County, we’ve helped buyers and sellers as far South as San Diego and as far North as Santa Cruz.
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