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Homie helps those struggling during coronavirus crisis stay in their homes

Posted at 10:06 AM, Jul 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-08 13:06:35-04

Homie, the number one listing broker in Utah is revolutionizing the real estate industry in Southern Nevada by offering virtual tech solutions and experienced local agents to provide homebuyers and sellers with unprecedented savings, simplicity, and service. Just as Uber and Lyft transformed transportation, Homie is disrupting the real estate industry by combining technology with full-time, experienced local agents for a fraction of the price. While traditional real estate companies charge percentage-based commissions, Homie breaks the mold by charging a flat fee of just $2,500* and still providing a full-service real estate experience - saving home buyers and sellers thousands of dollars in this challenging and tumultuous economy.

In addition to improving the real estate process for local homebuyers and sellers, Homie partnered with the United Way of Southern Nevada (UWSN) in April to create the Homie Fund to help Las Vegans most impacted by COVID-19 avoid home foreclosure and pay utility bills. Homie started the fund with a $10,000 cash donation. Homie also committed to provide $500 to the Fund for every home bought or sold with the company in Southern Nevada through June and has now extended that commitment through September.

“Finding out my 5-year-old son Benji had cancer again while we were in the midst of a business shutdown and global pandemic was overwhelming,” said Azalea Sanchez, Benji’s mother and recipient of funding from the Homie Fund. “I am so grateful for the financial assistance the Homie fund provided to the United Way of Southern Nevada to support Ayden’s Army of Angels that has enabled us to stay in our home and give us a bit of hope during this horrible time.”

In addition to the UWSN partnership, for those in Las Vegas who were directly impacted by the economic crisis stemming from the government shutdown and need to now sell their homes, Homie will rebate the entire $2,500 listing fee back to the seller at closing.

“Many home buyers and sellers are strapped for cash due to the current economic downtown,” said Homie co-founder Mike Peregrina, who grew up in Las Vegas, attended University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV) and has diverse experience in the local real estate market. “Thanks to our streamlined, less complicated real estate process with a single flat fee instead of percentage-based commission, buyers and sellers can save thousands of dollars – now when they need it most.”

“Homie’s tech capabilities and commitment to providing customers with unparalleled service and savings are critically important now,” added Peregrina. “Due to social distancing to prevent the spread of coronavirus, there is an increased demand for virtual interactions, including virtual home tours and open houses, but people also want to have the expertise of a real estate agent to guide them through the process. Homie can meet both these needs.”