ClickHome has plans to launch an employee benefit program nationwide in 2005 that provides participants savings in the buying, selling or financing of a home. Available at no cost to companies, ClickHome says it will provide assistance to employees in their pursuit of homeownership by providing full-service real estate and mortgage services at reduced rates.
Included in the pass through savings to employees utilizing ClickHome’s product is:
- a 50% brokerage fee discount on the sale or purchase of a home (1.5% charge vs. 3% commission),
- a reduction in point on any loan by 35-50%, and
- Internet access to deliver access to the multiple listing service (MLS) for employees to browse available properties.
Once employers sign up for the service, ClickHome also said it will host seminars at the company’s offices to educate and inform employees who may be considering a real estate or mortgage transaction in the near future. Seminars address topics such as market trends, how to buy or sell a home, financing techniques and 1031 exchanges. Additionally, topics can also be customized to meet an individual company’s needs.
Currently the program is only available in Northern California, but ClickHome says it anticipates offering services nationwide by 2005. More information is available by calling ( 800) 927-8111, or on the Web at http://clickhome.us .