The new way to buy a home
From start to finish, the entire buying process is easily done on YELLOW. It's completely free to do on your own, or a small fee with our help. You're never alone with YELLOW.
FIND A HOME
Our goal is to provide as much transparency as possible to make it easy for you to buy a home on your own. For example:
We want to make it as easy for you as possible. Simply find a home on our listing map and click to find out everything about it.
See a home you like? On the listing page you'll see the option to "Visit Property" where you can request an appointment time. You can take a visit in-person or virtually.
MAKE AN OFFER
Easily make an offer online. The sale contracts are completed on the legal Florida Realtor forms, with helpful explanations along the way.
Closing can be a complicated time for buyers, but we provide an interactive closing timeline that lays out what you need to do for closing and when. We’re always here to help, too!
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With YELLOW, you’re able to complete the entire buying process on your own at no charge.
A real, live person is here to answer any questions you have. We offer extremely low-cost Realtor services if you'd like a guiding hand along the way or at certain times during the process.
HOW REALTORS GET PAID
$6,000 in fees for every $100,000 of the sale price!
In a sale, the real estate agents get 6% of the sale price. This fee is added to the price of the home - so when you buy a home, you're paying 6% more for the home just for their fees!
With YELLOW, there is no fee built into the sale price. That's a lot of savings!
Transparency is what makes the buying process easy to complete on your own. Here's a few features you'll find only on YELLOW:
AN ONLINE PROCESS
The internet has revolutionized how homes can be bought - but the fees of real estate agents have never come down. Here's how we use the internet to make the process easier and low cost:
SEARCH FOR HOMES
Our search map shows all current listings and details.
FIND EVEN MORE FEATURES
In addition to the features listed above, on YELLOW you’ll also see useful info like:
Check out our BUYER GUIDE for more info on finding a home on YELLOW:
See a home you like? Take a visit in-person or virtually.
On the listing page for every home you'll see the option to "Visit Property" where you can request an appointment time.
BUYERS MUST BE QUALIFIED
Important note: To visit a property, you must submit your financing preapproval and ID. You will only be able to visit the property if your preapproval is above a level set by the seller, which is usually slightly below the listing price. This is for the safety of the seller.
For example, say a seller lists their home for $200,000. They can specify that they only want buyers preapproved for $180,000 or more to visit their home.
It's easy to verify your financing with YELLOW - just upload or send your preapproval document to YELLOW and you're set!
Don't know how to get financing? Check out our RESOURCE page on mortgage preapprovals:
Other useful info from YELLOW:
You'll use the video function on your mobile device to watch as the home seller walks through their home.
With YELLOW, you're able to see guided tours of a home using the video function on your phone.
We’ll create a video portal between you and the seller, so the seller can communicate with you as they walk through your home.
For privacy reasons for both parties, the seller will not be able to see the buyer.
LIVE (IN-PERSON) SHOWING
Buyers can safely visit a property on their or or with their agent. We've encouraged sellers to have a digital key lockbox, where visitors enter a temporary code to get access to the door key.
LIVE VIDEO TOUR WITH YELLOW AS YOUR GUIDE
Sellers can request for YELLOW to provide a guided tour of their home. If this is the case with your showing, you will use the video function on your phone to connect with YELLOW as we walk you through the home.
Check out our BUYER GUIDE for visiting a home on YELLOW:
MAKE AN OFFER
Find the right home? Make an offer online.
Every listing has a "Make an offer" link where you can enter your offer terms - all filled in online. The sale contracts are completed on legal, downloadable Florida Realtor forms, with helpful explanations along the way.
Be comforted in knowing that 6% of the price you’re paying isn't going to real estate agent fees!
Making an offer on a home is a simple process, but it helps to have all your information ready before getting to that page. That's why we created a fillable pdf document with every question asked when making an offer.
Check out our BUYER GUIDE for making an offer on YELLOW:
We'll walk with you through the closing period.
Your offer was accepted – that's great news! But now things get a little more complicated.
Depending on your source of funding, it could take several weeks before you are able to close and you'll have a lot of work to do in the meantime. To help, we've created a real-time progress tracker to keep you updated throughout the closing period.
We've also put together a guide for what to expect in the closing process, which can be found in our BUYER GUIDE.
Is a real estate agent worth the cost?
We don't think so. Because of their fees, you’re paying 6% more for the home than you should be. That's a lot of money.
Most buyers don't realize that it's the title company who does the work of the actual sale. And the financing is handled by the mortgage company. The real estate agent simply helps you find the home and makes sure the title and mortgage companies stay on track. For this they get 6%?
Read in-depth analysis on this subject and many others in our ARTICLES section.