Do buyers on Aalto have agents?


Buyers can use Aalto with or without an agent. In the Bay Area, some buyers have an agent who is typically paid 2.5% of the final sale price by the seller, but the amount is up to the seller.

There is no additional fee to use Aalto as a buyer. If a buyer chooses to have Aalto represent them in their home purchase, we offer up to 1.5% of the closing price as cash back at their close of escrow.

Other questions



How does Aalto compare to traditional real estate?


What is Aalto?


Where does Aalto currently operate?


Is Aalto a For Sale by Owner website?


Who is on my Aalto team?


Does Aalto have real estate agents?


Does Aalto manage the contracts and paperwork for a transaction?


Do I have to commit to selling with Aalto?

Who will I work with?

Can I work with my own agent on Aalto?

Does Aalto work with changing timelines?

Why would I pay a buyer's agent 2.5%?

What is "Your Buyers"?

How do tours work?

Does Aalto have someone present at tours?

Does Aalto hold open houses?

How quickly can my home be ready to tour?

How do I add my home to the Aalto marketplace?

How much does Aalto cost for sellers?

What services are included in Aalto’s 1% transaction fee?

How is the transaction fee so low?

What steps will I need to take to prep my home for sale?

Can I list my home without an agent?

How can I find out how much my home is worth? Will Aalto help me with pricing my home?

What is virtual staging?

Will Aalto be present at all tours?

How long will it take to sell my home?

What are the typical steps in the selling process on Aalto?

Will my home get enough exposure?

What does Aalto handle?

How do buyers find Aalto?

How can I get more interested buyers?

How should I prep my home for tours?


How does Aalto's 1.5% cash back work for buyers?

Does Aalto work with buyers?

How much does Aalto cost for buyers?

I already have an agent. Can my agent help me buy a home on Aalto?

I need to buy and sell at the same time. Can Aalto help me with both transaction?

What’s the best way to find out more about a home?

Do I have to have an agent to tour a home?

How does buying a home on Aalto work?

Can I tour an Aalto home virtually?