March 18, 2005  


ClickHome Offers SLAC and Stanford Staff Low-Cost Real Estate and Mortgage Services

SLAC and Stanford staff can take advantage of low-cost real estate and mortgage services from ClickHome, a Santa Clara based company. Since last May, the University has partnered with ClickHome in order to make home buying more affordable for employees and their families.

The company offers a significant brokerage fee discount to buyers and sellers. Buyers using ClickHome to represent them receive a rebate of typically 1.5 percent of the purchase price of the property they buy. Sellers using the firm to sell their home will save 1.5 to 2.5 percent, lowering their total brokerage fee to 3.5 to 4.5 percent! ClickHome is a full service real estate firm, with you every step of the way when you are buying, and offering a complete marketing plan when you sell.

ClickHome Mortgage offers loans from over 80 lenders, giving you tremendous market selection on loans of every kind, including Interest only, Zero Down, MCC and Neighborhood Advantage for first time buyers. Pre-approvals are always complimentary to Stanford employees and their families. ClickHome loan officers will analyze your situation and help you determine which loan best fits your needs. Securing a loan through ClickHome can save you anywhere from about 25 to 50 percent off the average loan points.

On a $500,000 purchase, your typical savings with ClickHome can exceed $9,500 when you use a ClickHome realtor and loan officer.

ClickHome can offer these savings by enrolling larger employers and Institutions in their unique program, avoiding the high cost of conventional marketing. By providing their Realtors with buyers and sellers from their corporate program, ClickHome reduces the transaction costs and passes the savings on to Stanford employees and their families. ClickHome realtors, who average more transactions than commission only realtors, are salaried employees, not independent contractors. ClickHome realtors also earn bonuses which are paid based on the results of a Customer Satisfaction Survey that clients fill out at the end of their transaction. Realtors must achieve a score of 90 percent or better to earn their bonus.

Staff can access services and information at (click on “Why ClickHome” and take the tour) or call (408) 615-1000 and simply say they work for Stanford. ClickHome offers everything from an online mortgage calculator and accurate MLS home searches for available properties to refinancing and home-selling services.




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Last update Thursday March 17, 2005 by Emily Ball