FAQs

selling

Roofstock employs a multi-source approach to developing valuations. 

  • We review property characteristics, condition, and sales history of that property. Our sources include Roofstock databases, property inspection reports, county records, and local MLS data.
  • We perform a value analysis of comparable sales that are most similar in physical characteristics, condition, vintage and location to that of our listed properties. 
  • We also consider dollar per square foot and market rent data from specific markets to ensure overall consistency and reliability of the valuations.

Our valuations are provided as a range instead of a single fixed number.

Roofstock will show sellers comparable transactions as well as yields and other financial metrics buyers look at to make an investment decision. Roofstock may provide the supporting market analysis, but does not determine the listing price, which is determined by the seller. Roofstock reserves the right not to list properties that it believes are not priced appropriately.

Properties listed on the MLS do not contain underwriting information, meaning that MLS listings do not provide the financial reports needed to estimate how a property will perform as a rental property. 

In contrast, Roofstock Marketplace provides analytics, tools, insights, and proprietary data that inform investment decisions. Additionally, Roofstock Sellers have access to a vast network of investors and potential buyers outside of their local market, and if the property is occupied, can keep tenants in place with no disruption. With Roofstock, there is no need to stage or host open houses. Sellers on Roofstock also usually pay lower listing fees. We make it easy for real estate investors to transact 100% online. Learn more about selling your home on Roofstock on our Seller Services page.

No. Roofstock’s Marketplace allows rental properties to be bought and sold with tenants in place and no interruption of cash flow. There is no need to stage an open house or otherwise disturb or displace your tenants. This model reduces friction costs, prevents potential acrimony from tenants and streamlines the property selling experience. 

Unlike traditional brokers that charge 6% to sell a property, sellers pay a listing fee of 3% of the sale price or $2,500 (whichever is greater) for tenant occupied and vacant properties. We offer an industry-leading rent guarantee program, allowing investors to collect rent for up to a year on vacant properties. This fee covers the full suite of end-to-end services for sellers, including certification, underwriting, consultation, custom marketing plan and transaction management.

The fee structure for sellers is based on a sliding scale determined by the number of properties sold in a single transaction, as follows:

Commission Rate by Number of Listed Properties Purchased in a Single Transaction

  • 1-5 properties:  3.00%
  • 6-10 properties: 2.75%
  • 11-50 properties: 2.50%
  • 51+ properties: 2.00%