HomeLight begins offering homeowners access to sale-leaseback programs and new ways to access the value in their homes.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Until now, a homeowner's option with what they could do with their home was limited to traditional financing or selling their home. Starting today in partnership with EasyKnock, HomeLight customers will have new choices to achieve their financial and homeownership goals without having to move.
However homeowners choose to sell their home - from selling to an investor to listing with a traditional agent — it all starts at HomeLight. For customers looking to sell their home faster and for more money HomeLight's powerful agent matching technology and network of Simple Sale iBuyers will be available to EasyKnock customers. But not everyone wants to sell their home, and some need to rely on the value in their current home to buy their next home.
For HomeLight customers, EasyKnock now offers homeowners multiple ways to unlock the value in their homes without having to move. Using Sell and Stay, homeowners have the ability to sell their home without moving, with the flexibility to buy back their home or move at any time. With MoveAbility, homeowners can immediately monetize their home value to fund their next home, and receive residual value and move when they're ready.
"At HomeLight, our mission is to help everyone - homeowners & agents - achieve the best outcomes in their real estate transactions," said Tal Huss, Head of Strategic Partnerships at HomeLight. "We're thrilled to collaborate with EasyKnock and offer our customers a new way to sell their home, while remaining in the home they love. They can use the cash to achieve their other goals, like purchasing a new home, starting a business, pay off debts, all while staying in their current house."
"In today's ever-changing real estate market, EasyKnock is transforming the way homeowners achieve their financial goals," said Jon Bianco, Chief Business Officer at EasyKnock. "Through our partnership with HomeLight, we are committed to empowering our shared customers to optimally manage their most cherished financial asset, their home."
HomeLight is the only objective, end-to-end platform that empowers people to achieve the best outcome when buying or selling real estate. The company's proprietary algorithm crunches hard-to-find home sales data and reviews to determine the best agent or cash buyer to help sellers get the highest return on the sale of their home. To help homebuyers find a local agent, HomeLight analyzes stats on 40+ million transactions using proprietary machine learning algorithms that search through over 1.2M real estate agent profiles. HomeLight is a Google-backed startup revolutionizing the $1 trillion real estate industry. The company has over 150 team members across offices in San Francisco, Scottsdale, Brooklyn and Seattle.
Founded in 2016, EasyKnock is the United States' first technology-enabled residential sale-leaseback company that helps homeowners sell their home without moving, and realize their financial goals. Using Sell and Stay, homeowners have the ability to access the value in their home without moving, with the flexibility to buy back their home or move at any time. MoveAbility, a bridge product, helps homeowners planning on moving in the near-term realize the value of their home immediately while moving on their timeline. Headquartered in New York City and Charlotte, North Carolina, EastKnock currently provides its innovative financial products to homeowners across 47 states.