Homie is a real estate company on a mission to make home buying and selling simple, affordable, and accessible.
Yes! Our agents are local to our service areas. They know the area and have a wealth of experience and knowledge to help you through your transaction. You will have a dedicated agent by your side every step of the way.
No. Homie is not an iBuyer. We are a real estate brokerage that employs licensed real estate agents in all of our service areas. Our buyer’s and listing agents help buyers and sellers save thousands of dollars in real estate commissions during their transactions.
Yes, your dedicated agent will be the one working on paperwork. Your experienced agent + our app makes things streamlined and stress free.
Homie currently serves Utah, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Boise, and Denver. We plan to expand to other states soon. Send us an email if you’re interested in having us come to your neighborhood, and we’ll let you know when we arrive!
Buying and selling a home requires a team of service providers, from home inspectors to movers. Homie makes it easy to find reliable partners for each leg of the journey. You choose who you want to work with, knowing that Homie’s got your back. Browse our list of service providers here.
When our co-founder, Mike Peregrina, was looking to start a real estate company that would look out for everyone, he wanted a name that conveys the feeling of community. Mike, who grew up in South Los Angeles, chose the name Homie, since it’s a term of endearment that he and his friends used often to refer to each other. It’s also a variation on the word “home” which comes together nicely for our business. To us, Homie is more than a name - it means having each other’s backs and standing up for people that need our support.
Homie doesn’t charge buyers any direct fees, but our agents receive a buyer agent commission (BAC) from the seller of the home. You can keep up to 50% of that commission! Terms and conditions apply. Ask your buyer’s agent for details.
Yes. Your local agent can help you purchase a home listed by anyone. You can browse homes listed on the MLS at Homie.com or on the Homie app.
With Homie, you get everything you would with a traditional agent. Your dedicated agent will take you to see homes, help you with offers, negotiations, paperwork, and closing. Through technology, we have made it easy to schedule and tour homes with the Homie app. By streamlining the process, we can pass the savings on and split our commission with you, 50/50. Subject to terms and conditions outlined in the Buyer Broker Agreement.
Homie splits up to 50% of the buyer’s agent commission with the buyer. Some brokerage fees and lender restrictions may apply. To find out if you qualify, ask your Homie buyer’s agent!
A Homie-2-Homie deal is when the seller and buyer are both represented by Homie. This changes the way the buyer’s agent commission works. Instead of paying a percentage, the seller will pay a flat BAC. Learn more about pricing at homie.com/pricing. *See your Buyer Broker agreement or listing agreement.
Locate the home on Homie’s app by searching the address or filtering for homes that match your criteria. Then simply click Request a Tour on the listing. A Homie buyer’s agent will reach out and coordinate with the seller’s listing agent to get you in the home as soon as possible.
If you don’t already have an agent, you can create an account, and simply request to take a tour of any home on the Homie app, which includes nearly every home for sale, not just Homie listed homes.
House hunting is fun! Most buyers find a home by browsing online listings in the areas where they want to live. Start with the listings on the Homie app. You can set up saved searches that match your criteria, and once a home comes on the market that matches, you’ll be notified. You’ll also notice homes with tags like Hot or Price Drop. These markers are great indicators of how popular a home is. Once you’ve found a few you’re interested in, just click Request a Tour in the Homie app. A buyer’s agent will coordinate the time and meet you there in person. It’s easy and low pressure.
Homie’s sister company, Homie Loans™, provides some of the most competitive loan rates and lowest closing costs. Homie Loans uses technology to streamline the loan process and has an app that increases transparency. Homie Loans loan officers are paid differently than others, reducing commissions in order to save you thousands on your home loan. Homie Real Estate and Homie Loans are a match made in heaven. However, you can work with whatever loan provider is best for you. It is not required to work with Homie Loans to buy with Homie.
Your dedicated buyer’s agent will write up the offer that you discuss together. They will advise you throughout the process. Then, you’ll sign the documents online, and your agent will submit them to the listing agent for the seller to review.
Your dedicated agent will be helping you decide what is best to offer on the home of your dreams. Their local expertise is on your side.
Yes. You and your agent can make offers on homes listed with Homie. Our people will speak with your people.
As always, Homie’s got your back. Homie Loans, our sister company, offers mortgage loans and can pre-qualify and pre-approve you for a loan. Get started online at www.homieloans.com.
Homie sellers pay a low flat fee, which varies by state. Our listing agents are salaried and don't rely on high commissions to make a living. See how much you'll save by selling with Homie here. You will need to decide how much to offer them in buyer agent commission (BAC). This is typically 2.5 to 3% of the price of the home, but it's up to you.
In addition to our low listing fee, there are a few additional costs involved in most real estate transactions. As a seller, you can expect to pay:
If you have any questions about these fees, ask your dedicated agent to help you break down the cost.
The market fluctuates in different cities, throughout the months, and even during world events. Our goal is to sell your home as fast as possible for as much money as possible.
No, Homie is not a FSBO platform. Each buyer and seller has a dedicated licensed real estate agent from their local area to guide them through every step of the process. We help sellers sell their homes fast, for top dollar, and with ease. From tours to close, we've got your back.
Click List Your Home to start the signup process. Fill in the basic information about your home and enter your payment information. You should sign up 3-5 days before you want your listing to go live. Once the listing is live, people can use Homie to schedule tours of your home and make offers. Contact us with any questions about the selling process.
Your agent will be in touch within 24 hours of you completing your listing. You will be able to reach them via phone, text, or email! They'll be your guide throughout the entire process.
Professional photography is included as part of the low fee you pay to sell with Homie. You will be contacted to set up the photography appointment, usually within 48 hours of starting the process. Your stunning photos will really highlight your beautiful home.
We recommend having our professional photographer come out. This service is included and you'll have even more good shots to choose from. If you have certain photos of your home that you'd like to use, you can send a shareable Dropbox or Google Drive link to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will include them in your listing and online ads.
As part of our flat fee, a listing on the local multiple listing service (MLS) is included and most sellers opt to be listed in order to increase visibility and traffic to the home. Some areas in Utah, Arizona, Denver, and Nevada are outside of Homie's MLS coverage but you may be able to list with us still. Contact email@example.com to find out exactly which MLS services Homie uses.
If you choose to list your home on the MLS, you decide how much of a BAC you are willing to pay. The typical BAC ranges from 2-3% but there is no standard. Many sellers choose to offer a commission to buyers' agents to get as many potential buyers in the door as possible.
The MLS requires a percentage of compensation to buyer's agents if the home is listed on the MLS because they bring buyers. You can choose not to list on the MLS if you don't want to, just ask your dedicated listing agent about what that requires.
Homie is a licensed real estate brokerage and provides each seller with a Home Value Report that includes data on active and recently sold comparable properties. The report helps sellers find the right price that's both attractive to buyers and maximizes your profit. Your dedicated agent will walk you through the pricing process and help you decide what is right.
No. Our goal is to help you sell your home for as much money and as fast as possible. The market fluctuates in different cities, months, and even by other world events. It's important to understand that your home is worth what it is, and your Homie agent is going to help you get the most out of it!
Your dedicated agent is ready to answer any questions and provide clarity. Text, call, or shoot them an email for assistance.
Your listing will be published on the Homie website and app as soon as possible. It may take up to 24 hours for it to be published on the MLS and other real estate websites. To help spread the word faster, we also publish your listing on our Facebook page within a day or less.
A buyer's lender will usually require an appraisal of your home to confirm the market value prior to funding the loan.
You can show your home in one of three states: 1) as is; 2) empty; or 3) staged. If you're not sure what you should do, your dedicated Homie real estate agent can offer you guidance. Even if you don't professionally stage your home, decluttering, cleaning, and simplifying your design will make your home look fresh for potential buyers.
Home sellers are invited to host an open house if they would like to. Open houses are optional.
No! A buyer's agent will bring potential buyers to your home. You do not have to be there to let them in or show them around. You will receive a text when a buyer wants to schedule a time to see your home. You can choose to accept the tour or reschedule it.
In a hot seller market, it's not uncommon to receive two or more offers. Your Homie real estate agent will walk you through the offers and point out the pros and cons of each. With more than one offer, you can choose to respond to all open offers by telling interested parties to submit their highest and best offers. At this point, you can choose the offer that works best for you. Your agent will help you manage all of the back and forth.
Most offers include a response deadline of several hours to several days. We'll help you through the entire process.
Homie installs yard signs in most of the areas we serve in Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and Colorado. Upon signing your listing agreement with Homie, your sign will typically be installed within one or two days. If you're outside the coverage area, then your post will be shipped for self-installation. Instructions and a simple video makes it easy to install. It will ship the same business day or the next once you sign your listing agreement. Sellers in every area will receive their actual Homie for sale sign via USPS.
Homie markets homes in a variety of ways, from traditional yard signs to social media listings to get hundreds of eyes on your home. You can expect to see your home listed on:
Homie Loans, LLC (“Homie Loans”), Investors Title Insurance Agency, Inc. d/b/a Homie Title (“Homie Title”), Daniel Eskelson Insurance Agency Inc. d/b/a Homie Insurance (“Homie Insurance”), and any of Homie Technology Inc.’s affiliated Real Estate Brokerages (Homie We’ve Got Your Back, LLC [Utah] and Homie LLC [Arizona], collectively “Homie”) have a business relationship in that all are owned by Homie Technology Inc., a Delaware Corporation, and that each may refer to you the services of another. Because of this relationship, the referral of a customer—including you—by any of these affiliated companies to another may provide Homie Technology Inc., Homie, Homie Loans, Homie Title, Homie Insurance, their affiliates, and/or their employees a financial or other benefit. You are NOT required to use either Homie Loans, Homie Title, Homie Insurance, or Homie. You may use them individually or together. By using Homie, Homie Loans, Homie Title, or Homie Insurance, you agree that your information may be shared between the two companies regarding the home buying or home selling transaction.
There are frequently other settlement service providers available with similar services. You are free to shop around to determine that you are receiving the best services and the best rate for these services.
Homie Loans™ launching in Las Vegas April 2020.