How HomeLight Trade-In® works

Get HomeLight's purchase price

HomeLight will make an offer on your current home. That's the price HomeLight will pay for your current home as soon as you're ready to move into your new home.

Make a strong offer on your new home

When you and Chris and The Rael Group have found the home of your dreams, you’ll be ready to make an offer with no lending or home sale contingency. This means you’re more likely to close and can do so on your own timeline.

Move in on your schedule

Once your offer is accepted, everything comes together in days, not months. HomeLight buys your home at the purchase price so you get the cash to close on your dream home and control when you move.

Get full market value when HomeLight sells your home

Chris and The Rael Group will prep and list your previous home, so you can get the most value. If the home sells for more than the price HomeLight paid for it, HomeLight will give you the additional cash minus selling costs and program fees. Homes sold through Trade-In sell for 5% more than traditionally listed homes.*

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Why HomeLight?

HomeLight and Chris and The Rael Group are changing the way we transact real estate.

HomeLight’s mission is to empower people to make smarter decisions during one of life’s most important moments: buying or selling a home.

They build data-driven and innovative products that give more control to buyers and sellers while reducing risk and uncertainty.

HomeLight has helped over 1 million clients.


Let us know you're interested here. We'll be in touch to discuss your home buying goals.

We charge a fee to purchase, own, and sell your current home. Details can be found here.

We work with you and Chris and The Rael Group throughout the listing and sale process. Our goal is for you to get into the home of your dreams on your timeline while receiving full market value for your current home. Once we’ve purchased your home, we prepare and list it with Chris and The Rael Group. If the home sells for more than the price we paid for it, we’ll give you the additional cash minus selling costs and program fees. Learn more here.

Work With Christopher

Chris attributes his success to his effective working relationships with his clients. His first priority is always open, honest communication about his client’s particular needs and lifestyle. Finding the right property, or selling a home has its rewards, but for Chris, a life-long relationship with a client brings him genuine personal satisfaction. Above all, Chris is passionate about improving the lives of his clients by helping them find properties that bring them joy and fulfillment. He understands the value of a real estate investment in a way that few can articulate, using his uncanny intuition to maximize returns for his clients. When listing a client’s home, he evaluates the market opportunities, encouraging his clients to be smart and patient to achieve the best outcome.