Save thousands when selling your home.

Save $10,000–$40,000 compared to a 6% listing.

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MLS Input &
Online Exposure

$49 Multiple Listing Service input, plus optional worldwide exposure on 100+ real estate sites, including Realtor.com.

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FSBO Paperwork
Services

We will review offers, write contracts, complete escrows, and anything else necessary to close for a flat fee.

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3.9% Full
Service

Don’t pay a 6% commission. Our discount real estate services can save you 1.1% - 2.1% of your home’s sale price.

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Rebates for
Buyers

1% rebate—we will pay you for the right to represent and work for you. This amount should pay most of your closing costs.

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List on the MLS and get international exposure.

When you want to sell your home, one choice is to do it yourself as a For Sale By Owner. However, 95% of all FSBOs give up within two weeks and list with an agent, paying 5–6% of their home's price. There is another way—offer your home as a FSBO with the added benefits of MLS exposure. For less than the price of the average newspaper ad, you can obtain international exposure for your home!

We have had over 5,000 very happy clients in the past 38 years. Whether you are struggling financially or just want to get the best deal possible when selling or buying your home, there is no reason to pay more money to a less experienced broker. As discount real estate brokers, our goal is to save you as much money as possible while still providing the very best service.

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We have used Associated Brokers for twenty years. The level of service, knowledge and professionalism has been outstanding each and every time. It can seem a bit intimidating to sell your home by owner but Ed guides you through every step and makes you wonder why anyone would agree to give up 6% of their selling price to pay commissions. Don't be skeptical about results; we had two full price offers within four days of listing our home.
Jose Galeano
Mr. Pickering is a real estate master and his company’s approach saves the seller from that awful 6% commission. We saved a little over $18,000 on commission costs alone. PLUS after getting three low ball offers his advice brought us an offer $54,000 more than our highest previous offer. So that’s like putting $72,000 more in our pockets. It's easy to see why we are big fans.
Jinner K., Valley Center, CA
We tried selling our home as a FSBO for 2 months with few showings and no offers. We listed our home in the MLS at a higher price...accepted one offer and closed in 40 days. Everything was easy, Nancy and Ed did everything. We saved almost $18,000 compared to a 6% listing.
Linda & John T., San Diego, CA
I was recommended to Ed and Nancy through my co-workers at the FBI. Several of them had used their services to both buy and sell and all came with positive recommendations. I am thoroughly pleased with the services of Ed and Nancy, and would use them again, whether buying or selling. I'll choose money in my pocket over traditional real estate commissions any day.
J.R., San Diego, CA
Nancy and Ed have sold 5 of our rental homes since 1997, always at top dollar, and just sold our residence. They saved us in excess of $85,000 in commissions. Ed just helped me buy my retirement home. There were 40 offers in 2 days, the seller responded to only 5. Ed got my offer accepted over all others, and paid most of my closing costs. With 40 years experience, they really know real estate and how to negotiate. I don't understand why buyers and sellers don't choose these available alternatives to high commissions, and also take advantage of rebates when buying.
R.M., Murrieta, CA
We were selling our home as a FSBO, and were getting ready to list it traditionally with a "friend" who still wanted to charge us 6%. Someone at work heard about our home and wanted to purchase it. We didn't know what to do so we called Nancy & Ed, since we had received a flier from them. We all sat down together the next day, did all the paperwork, and the escrow closed without any problems in 30 days. Nancy & Ed did everything. It cost $2,500 instead of 6% ($35,000), and the savings came in handy for our cross country move.
T.R. & E.R., Oceanside, CA
We had a large, luxury home to rent/lease and were getting little to no activity with our sign and Zillow ad. Ed & Nancy helped by putting our rental ad in the MLS, and installed a lock box since it was vacant. It was leased in a matter of days, and since I was losing $225 per day in rent for a vacant house, the $149 total I paid for the exposure was literally a drop in the bucket.
T.S., Irvine, CA
We have used Ed’s flat fee listing service to sell our properties on two occasions now. Ed is very knowledgeable about real estate and guided us through the many obstacles of listing, negotiating, and closing escrow. He was always accessible via email on nights and weekends and even on his family vacation. We saved thousands by going with the flat fee listing compared to the traditional 2.5% selling commission. I highly recommend Ed and will use him again in the future.
Jessica B.
After recently moving to San Diego, CA to start a new job, in February 2003 I decided to purchase my first property. Not knowing much about real estate, my co-worker passed me Ed and Nancy Pickering’s telephone number and told me to call them...I immediately called and within a short time period Ed and Nancy had identified the perfect home for me and my family. He patiently walked me through the process as I submitted my first bid...thanks to Ed’s advice, I ultimately secured the purchase. The best part of it all was the money that I received back from Ed through his rebate for buyers program, and discounted real estate services. It’s no wonder why other real estate agents flatly told me that they could not compete with Ed’s services.
Lamont S., FBI Legal Attache U.S. Embassy Manila, Philippines
In February 2017 I finally decided to sell my San Diego property. I worried that since I now reside in the Philippines, trying to sell my property may be too complicated. Without hesitation I re-contacted Ed. He immediately responded and laid out the process of selling a home while overseas, and the benefits of his services. I followed Ed’s advice and had a competitive offer from a strong buyer within 17-days of its listing. I’m very thankful for all of the hard work that Ed put into making my experience (from having seen it on both sides) smooth and easy. I cannot stress enough the professionalism, experience and reliability that Ed and Nancy brought to the table. They truly assisted me and my family through all aspects of the buying and selling process. I will surely be using their services again.
Lamont S., FBI Legal Attache U.S. Embassy Manila, Philippines
After recently moving to San Diego, CA to start a new job, in February 2003 I decided to purchase my first property. Not knowing much about real estate, my co-worker passed me Ed and Nancy Pickering’s telephone number and told me to call them...I immediately called and within a short time period Ed and Nancy had identified the perfect home for me and my family. He patiently walked me through the process as I submitted my first bid...thanks to Ed’s advice, I ultimately secured the purchase. The best part of it all was the money that I received back from Ed through his rebate for buyers program, and discounted real estate services. It’s no wonder why other real estate agents flatly told me that they could not compete with Ed’s services.
Lamont S., FBI Legal Attache U.S. Embassy Manila, Philippines
We moved back east, and several months later our next door neighbor asked to buy our home. We didn't want to pay $40,000 in commission for a transaction between neighbors. The neighbor had used Ed & Nancy Pickering to sell their previous home and purchase 2 others. He suggested we use Ed's paperwork Option 3 to help us sell his, and him to buy mine. Working with Ed and Nancy was an absolute pleasure. We saved over $40k in real estate commission fees and were able to sell the house seamlessly while living on the other side of the country. I would most definitely recommend Ed and Nancy for the sale of your most valued asset.
T. Kelley, formerly Ramona, CA
This is affirming the complete satisfaction of real estate services provided by the broker Ed Pickering. I wanted to sell my house without involving an agent but yet wanted to proceed to list my home in Riverside, California as effectively and professionally as possible. Hence by extensive research online found Ed and Nancy Pickering to list the house on MLS. The process was carried out efficiently and simply through forms and papers forwarded via email at a fraction of the cost. Listing on MLS and the right pricing sold my house! I filled out the forms and forwarded pictures of the property and Ed listed it right away and also posted the house for sale on various websites. There was great interest in the property and I got calls from buyer’s agent every day. The house was sold within four weeks. I accepted the offer and forwarded to Ed and he advised accordingly. In short, all the paper work was conducted scanning documents and attaching via email. Ed & Nancy completed the entire transaction through to closing. I saved 3%, $12,000 on the listing agent’s commission! I would highly recommend Ed Pickering real estate services to any prospective sellers. A very satisfied customer.
A.M., San Diego, CA