Discount Realtor & Discount Real Estate Broker - New Hope Realty, Inc.

We provide full service real estate brokerage services to clients in Los Angeles and surrounding Southern California cities. We offer substantial commission rebates and commission credits to home 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 been involved in prior real estate transactions because of job transfers or through investment property. These buyers and sellers often feel that their agent does not require 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 1%. You will also have to pay approximately 2.5% to the buyer's agent. 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 à 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, as long as they allow broker participation.

From our website you can read about the founder's background at About US. You can see Testimonials from actual clients. Yelp deleted a review from a client for whom we sold two houses, so our website's testimonials are more reliable than those on Yelp. We decided not to advertise on Yelp, so that may be partly why the review was deleted. You can read about our philosophy regarding Commissions and see why we think they are generally too high. You can click MLS Search and find listings and sales. The Industry Resources link has information on demographics, school ratings, crime, real estate news and auctions.

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

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

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406 Broadway, 211C       Santa Monica, California 90401

We get only a one percent listing fee, yes, only 1%, and can you save thousands when you buy or sell, as we provide discount real estate brokerage 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, Rolling Hills Estates 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. If you need a discount Realtor, a discount real estate broker or a flat fee agent - so buyers can get commission rebates and sellers can pay low listing fees - contact us anytime!