New Hope Realty, Inc. provides full service real estate brokerage and offers substantial commission rebates to buyers and substantial commission savings to sellers. Because of the proliferation of free real estate information on the Internet, including sales history, listings, school ratings, demographics and even walk-ability scores, many buyers and sellers do much of their own research. Many have also been involved in prior real estate transactions because of job transfers or through investment property. These buyers and sellers often do not feel the commission structure in the industry is rational (see COMMISSIONS tab above) and do not feel their agent requires a huge commission to facilitate a transaction. Our niche is servicing this clientele.

http://www.tomhallen.comIf we represent you when you buy a home, you will receive a rebate of up to 50% of our commission, subject to your lender's approval. A typical commission for a buyer's agent is about 2.5%, so a 50% rebate, equal to 1.25% of the purchase price, can save you thousands of dollars.

http://www.tomhallen.comIf you choose us to list your property we charge you a one percent listing commission, yes, only a 1% listing commission. You will also have to pay a commission to the buyer's agent of approximately 2.5%. That's a total of only 3.5%! A typical broker may charge you 5% or more to list your property, so our 3.5% commission could save you lots of money. If you need less than 3.5% to make a flip work, ask us.

http://www.tomhallen.comIf you want a Flat Fee Broker or if you are a For Sale By Owner (FSBO) seller we will provide la carte services. As a Flat Fee Broker we would list your property on the MLS and could assist you with all the services you need before you close escrow, such as filling out the disclosures and other forms, and providing a lock box and yard signs. Let us know your budget, and we will try to work with you!

Our commission rebate is available if you buy a home listed on the MLS or if you buy online through companies like,, Hubzu, Williams & Williams, and others, so long as they allow broker participation.

Thank you for visiting our website. Kindly contact us if we can help you or if you have any questions.

Carl 'Tom' Hallen, Broker/REALTOR, BRE 01893150

We get only a one percent listing fee, yes, only a 1% listing fee, and can you save thousands when you buy or sell, as we provide discount real estate broker services in Southern California, in Los Angeles County, including the cities of Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, Culver City, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, West Hollywood, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, Marina del Rey, Venice, Hawthorne and Inglewood; in the South Bay, including Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Playa del Rey, Palos Verdes and El Segundo; in the San Fernando Valley, including Van Nuys, Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Woodland Hills, Encino, Reseda, Tarzana and Northridge; and in the San Gabriel Valley, including Alhambra, Monterey Park, Rosemead and Temple City; and in Pasadena, Long Beach and other counties in the State of California, including Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego, Ventura and San Luis Obispo. Do you need a discount real estate broker or a discount real estate agent? Call us as we get a one percent commission, yes 1% commission!

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