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Buy First. List for 0%.

Skip the hassle and save big.

Selling your current home first often means multiple moves and a ton of wasted money. We built a Better way.

Buy First with an offer backed by our cash.¹ Then list your home for 0% and save big.²

Buy your next home stress-free

Here’s why Buy First is just plain Better

Better Cash Offer lets you Buy First with an offer backed by our cash

We’ll buy the house on your behalf with cash. Sellers may even accept a lower cash offer, since there's no risk of a mortgage falling through.

Buy First means you move once. Phew.

No temporary moves, no paying for storage units. Move straight into your new home.

Sell and save big with 0% listing fee

Now you can properly stage and sell your empty old home. Plus, we’ll list your house for 0% when traditional agents charge 3%.²

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0% listing fee means you could save


No 3% seller’s listing fee when you sell with a Better Real Estate Agent. Listing Fee Discount Terms.

Aaron blew all the other agents I've worked with out of the water with his home knowledge and his attention to detail.

It has been a very pleasant experience and I’d highly recommend him.

Adam C in Charlotte, NC

Bought and sold with Better Real Estate Agent Aaron Pinkston

How it works
Partner with a local expert and start shopping
A Better Real Estate Agent will help you find the right home and craft an offer.
Buy First with a Better Cash Offer
We buy the home with our cash, so you can close fast, get the keys, and move right in.
Since we’ve fronted the cash for your new home, we’re invested
We’re incentivized to quickly help you get the best value for your existing home.

Stage and sell. Save with 0% listing fee.

Traditional agents charge 3% to list. That’s $9,000 savings on a $300,000 home!

Buy back from Better Real Estate
Once your mortgage is complete, we’ll sell the home back to you at the same price as the original sale.
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Single mom buys home quickly with the Better Cash Offer

As a newly single mom of two boys, Sandra had just 60 days to find a new home. With the Better Cash Offer, Better Real Estate Agent, Renee, handed Sandra the keys to her new home with days to spare.
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Frequently Asked Qs this for real?

We get this a lot. Yes, Buy First is absolutely real. At Better, we’re constantly looking for new ways to help level the playing field for hard-working homebuyers and homeowners.

Who is Buy First for?

Buy First is designed for ALL homeowners who want to buy a new home and sell their old one. It especially makes sense if you:

  • Feel like you have to sell before you buy in order to have the money for a down payment.
  • Want to avoid the headache and stress of selling your home first, like moving twice and showing your home while you live in it.
  • Want to sell for more. Staging your home once you’ve moved out can increase sales price by 20%, on average.⁴
  • Need to move quickly. Buy your new home, then sell your old one after.
  • Think listing your home for 3% is outrageous. We do too, so we made it 0%.

Where is Buy First available?

Buy First is a combination of our Cash Offer and Listing Fee Discount programs. Both programs are available to qualified buyers in AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IL, MD, MI, NC, PA, SC, TX, VA, and WA.

Better Cash Offer and Better Real Estate’s standard 1.5% listing fee (still well below the traditional 3% fee) is available to qualified buyers in AL, NJ, OR, and TN

The Listing Fee Discount is available to qualified buyers in NY.

¹ Cash Offer Terms and Conditions

² See here for the Better Real Estate Listing Fee Discount Terms and Conditions. Available to customers using a Better Real Estate Agent in AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, MD, MI, NY, NC, PA, SC, TX, VA, WA and DC.

Better Real Estate's standard 1.5% listing fee applies to buyers in all remaining states wherein Better Real Estate is licensed and performs listing services: AL, NJ, OR, TN.

³ The Mortgage-Cash Premium Puzzle

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