A Maronda Homes Sienna model.
A Maronda Homes Sienna model.

Offerpad and Maronda Homes this week finalized a partnership that will simplify the buying and selling process for new construction home buyers who also have a home to sell.

Maronda Homes buyers in Orlando, Tampa, and Melbourne will be given the option to sell their existing property directly to Offerpad, an iBuyer known for streamlining consumer home sales. Taking advantage of the partnership will allow customers additional benefits designed to offer a smoother experience throughout the concurrent selling and buying process.

Offerpad partners with several top home builders around the country to eliminate the buyer contingency that requires existing homeowners to sell before buying a new-construction home.

Offerpad is now an exclusive partner of Maronda Homes which joins the company's Homebuilder Alliance program in Florida. The private, family-owned home builder is known for making the new-home buying process easier for buyers in a digital world. Interactive floor plans, virtual tours and real-time updated home-site maps have been used by Maronda buyers for years to find their new home. Within the partnership, Maronda Homes customers can sell their home to Offerpad and forego familiar prerequisites like getting the home ready to list on the market, waiting for an offer, negotiating with buyers, managing repairs, and waiting for closing.

Maronda Homes buyers who pursue a home sale with Offerpad will receive a cash offer within one hour instead of Offerpad's general 24 to 48-hour delivery. Sellers to Offerpad will have 270 days to close on the home after accepting the offer – 180 days more than typically offered – and they can enjoy five days extended stay in the home before moving – two more days than what Offerpad usually provides. They will also have their choice of a flexible closing date and get a free professional move if their new build is within 50 miles. In addition, participating buyers also receive a valuable credit of $500 toward in-home upgrades to their new build.

Regarding the new Maronda Homes-Offerpad partnership, Bryan LaFranchi, Offerpad's national director of Homebuilder Alliance, said, "Maronda Homes is a great builder and we're proud to cooperate with them to deliver their Florida buyers an excellent real estate experience and a fresh start in their new Maronda home."