Say Hello to a Good Buy.

Buy any home with Homie and save thousands.

Can Homie help you buy your dream home?

Before you go looking for the “one” (perfect house, that is), decide which kind of buyer representation you want. Homie helps tech-friendly buyers be in control of a simpler, more transparent buying process. If you’re scrolling through homes on your phone at lunch and love the idea of making an offer from your iPad, Homie is for you.

Sign up to be a Homie buyer

When you’re represented by Homie, you have a whole team of experts ready to help you. It’s free to sign up and you could qualify for a refund of up to $5,000 on homes with a buyer agent commission.

  1. Sign up as a Homie buyer

    Sign Buyer Broker Agreement and become a Homie buyer.

  2. Get Pre-qualified

    Show sellers you’re serious by getting pre-qualified with Homie Loans.

  3. Find a Home

    Search homes on Homie or any other real estate website.

  4. Tour Homes

    Schedule tours at times that work for you.

  5. Create a Stronger Offer

    Homie can help you strengthen your offer through our Homie Buyer Refund of up to $5,000 and Homie-2-Homie deals.

  6. Negotiate

    Your team of agents and attorneys help with counter offers, negotiations, and addenda, which is all handled through email and signed online. We also take care of the paperwork.

  7. Prepare to Close

    We’ll help you through each step of the process to make sure there are no issues with the house and everything is on track with your financing.

  8. Settle and Close

    Your Homie team works with the Title company to prepare your settlement. After you and the seller sign, the transaction funds and is recorded. Then you get the keys.

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*Buyer refund subject to lender approval and buyer agent commission. See full terms and conditions.

Homie Buyer FAQs

  • How is buying a home with Homie different than using a typical buyer agent?

    Homie has automated and streamlined much of the homebuying process so that buyers can do quite a bit themselves (like browsing for homes online to find the ones they’re interested in). As a result, our costs are lower and we’re able to refund our buyers up to $5,000 at closing (some limitations apply).

  • How does the Homie Buyer Refund work?

    If a non-Homie seller has listed their home on the MLS, they’ve agreed to pay a buyer agent commission (BAC), usually around 3% of the price of the home. Homie collects those funds for a Homie buyer and refunds up to $5,000 back to the buyer for closing and loan costs. To qualify for the refund, buyers must have signed a Buyer Broker Agreement (BBA) with Homie and get pre-qualified with Homie Loans. Some brokerage fees and lender restrictions may apply. The Homie Buyer Refund is not available for Homie seller listings.

  • How do I qualify for the Homie Buyer Refund?
    1. Sign the Homie Buyer Broker Agreement (BBA)
    2. Get pre-qualified for a loan at homieloans.com

    Refunds come from any paid buyer’s agent commissions. Check with a Homie attorney or agent to inquire as to whether or not commissions are being paid on any given property and, if so, how much of a refund you could qualify for. Homie Buyer Refunds do not apply to Homie-2-Homie deals, since Homie sellers do not pay typical buyer agent commissions when they accept an offer from a Homie buyer.

  • What if the listing has no buyer agent commission?

    If the listing has no Buyer Agent Commission, Homie’s buyer services are still free, but you will not receive a refund since no commission will be collected.

  • Tell me more about the Homie Buyer Refund, like how much money I can save?

    The exact amount Homie can refund buyers depends on the commission specified in the MLS listing. For instance, on a $300,000 home, if the seller agreed to pay 1% commission, then the maximum Homie could refund a Homie buyer would be 1% minus fees. If, like most sellers, the agreed-upon commission is around 3%, then a Homie buyer could receive up to a $5,000 refund to use for closing and loan costs.

  • How does the Homie-2-Homie deal work?

    Homie-2-Homie is another way we help you get the home of your dreams. When a Homie seller reviews an offer from a Homie buyer, they know they are NOT paying the full BAC listed on the MLS. This means they could be saving thousands of dollars in typical commissions. This makes Homie buyer offers more attractive to Homie sellers. For example, assume you and another buyer both put in the same exact offer for a Homie listing. The Homie seller is financially wooed to take the Homie buyer’s offer instead of the traditional buyer’s offer, giving your offer a much better chance because the seller’s fees are so much lower for Homie buyers.

  • How do I tour homes as a Homie buyer?

    If the home is listed on Homie’ website, simply click “Request a Tour” on the listing to set up your tour directly with the seller. If the home is not listed on Homie’s website, contact tours@homie.com to set up a tour.

  • I want to buy a home using Homie, how do I get started?

    Sign up to be a Homie buyer here.

  • How do I find the house that’s right for me?

    House hunting can be both fun and frustrating. Most buyers find a home by browsing online listings in the areas where they want to live. Start with the listings on homie.com. If you don’t find the home of your dreams there, search other sites like Zillow, Trulia, and MLS sites. Once you’ve found a few you’re interested in, it’s a good idea to do a drive-by. Is the house next to a train track? The only decent house in a crummy neighborhood? On a busy street? These things are difficult to assess online. After you’ve done your drive-by, and you’re still interested, it’s time to set up a tour.

  • How can I use my Homie Buyer Refund?

    Any allowable buyer refund can only be applied to closing costs. It is applied to the settlement statement at the time of closing. The refund cannot be deducted from the sales price or given out as cash at closing.

  • After I pre-qualify, do I have to use Homie Loans for my loan?

    No, the only requirement for receiving your Homie Buyer Refund is that you pre-qualify. We know how competitive Homie Loans’ rates are and they can almost always get our buyers the best deal. If, however, you choose to get your loan elsewhere, you can still qualify for the Homie Buyer Refund.

  • What if I’m already pre-qualified with another lender? Do I need to pre-qualify with Homie Loans as well?

    Yes, to receive a Homie Buyer Refund you need to pre-qualify with Homie Loans. Start the simple, quick process here.

  • What do I tell a listing agent when they ask if I’m represented by an agent?

    Yes, you are represented by Homie and have signed a Buyer Broker Agreement, this makes Homie your buyer’s agent.

  • What if I don’t understand something when I’m filling out my online offer?

    No worries. We have real estate attorneys and agents available to answer any questions you may have on the official offer form. Just contact us.

  • How do I decide on an offer price?

    The most important aspect of your offer is typically the sales price. Before you decide how much to offer, find out what your dream home is worth. Homie will send you a Home Value Report on the home you’re interested in for free. Use the report to make an educated offer on the home.

  • What is earnest money?

    Earnest money is a deposit that you make as a buyer to confirm the contract and show the seller that you are serious about your intent to purchase the home. Earnest money can be returned to you or forfeited to the seller depending on the terms of the purchase contract and whether you decide to move forward with closing once a contract is in place. As a buyer, make sure you understand the terms of the earnest money deposit and the circumstances under which you can cancel the contract and retain the earnest money.

  • How much earnest money should I put down?

    The earnest money deposit is usually at least 1% of the home’s sale price. When making offers, offering more earnest money makes your offer stand out and shows you’re serious. You need to have the funds available to cover your earnest money deposit because you will have to deposit it with a title/escrow company when your offer is accepted.

  • I already have a buyer’s agent, can I still buy a home that’s listed on Homie’s website?

    Yes. You can make offers on homes advertised on Homie and use your agent to do that for you.

  • Can Homie help me get pre-approved?

    Yes, Homie’s got your back. Homie Loans, a sister company, offers mortgage loans and can pre-qualify and pre-approve you for a loan. Get started online at www.homieloans.com.

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Homie Buyer Refund. Estimated Homie Buyer Refund amount is not guaranteed. Homie Buyer Refund amount may vary according to purchase price, prevailing market conditions, and other factors. The Homie Buyer Refund is subject to the commission received by Homie at closing from the cooperating broker minus any fees that Homie pays out. Lender approval is required for commission refunds. In some circumstances, Buyer’s lender may not allow Buyer to receive a refund and Homie cannot guarantee that all lenders will allow 100% distribution of the Homie Buyer Refund—as a result, Homie strongly recommends that buyers discuss with their lenders, in advance, the anticipated receipt of the Homie Buyer Refund.