Looking for more information?


We have compiled a list of FAQs, helpful links, and services to aid you in your real estate experience.



How does Foundation help home sellers?


  • Weekly ad in the Santa Barbara Newspress every Sunday.
  • Featured on www.foundationrg.comwww.realtor.com, www.sbaor.com, and others subject to availability.
  • Personal website for your property at www.youraddress.com with showing information, photos, features and directions.
  • Colorful property brochures including a description of the property will be designed to give to buyers and other agents.


  • The easiest way for potential buyers to view properties is to be able to see the property via a Lock Box along with a Realtor. The Realtor can be instructed of your specific needs, either leaving a message at your home or cell phone number with the time the showing is going to be arranged or by appointment with you directly.
  • You will be given feedback on all showings within 48 hours of showings.

Multiple Listing Service (MLS)

  • The listing will be submitted to the MLS service immediately upon taking the listing.
  • An email announcing this new listing and all subsequent open houses and caravans will be sent to each of the agents and associate members (approximately 1,200).

Brokers' Caravan - Subject to Seller Approval

  • A Caravan where Brokers and Agents tour properties in your area will be scheduled for the first week the listing has been on the market. It will be held from 10:00-1:00. This is a great way for many agents to view the property in a short period of time.

Sign - Subject to Seller Approval

  • Subject to seller’s approval, a sign will be placed in front of the property with our phone number to facilitate calls directly to our company by any buyers or agents passing by.


What are the steps to buying a home?
  1. Initial Meeting
  2. Loan Qualification
  3. Find a Home
  4. Present and Negotiate Offer
  5. Open Escrow
  6. Contingency Period
  7. Obtain Homeowner’s Insurance
  8. Sign Documents
  9. Down Payment
  10. Close the Escrow
How much can I afford?

Every buyer’s situation is different. We recommend using one of the online calculators to help you determine your loan qualification and financial needs.

How long does the buying/selling process take?

On average, it can take up to [X] months from listing a property for sale to closing escrow. For buyers, we average [X] months on finding a suitable property for our clients.

Where can I learn about nearby schools and colleges?

We recommend using Great Schools, School Matters and the National Center for Education Statistics search tool to look up information.

Should I buy or continue to rent?

Answer here

Who pays the Realtor fees when buying a home?


How long does the seller have to respond to my offer?


What if my offer is rejected?