buyer stories

Read up on real stories of past buyers who provide a birds-eye view of what it was like to buy a home through Open Listings!

Bought with Open Listings: Summer edition

Summer’s officially here. For some, this means fun in the sun and ice cold beverages with every meal. For us, that means helping buyers locate the homes of their dreams, taking advantage of those long days for private house tours, submitting offers, and, of course, splitting our buying commission for buyers who close on their homes with us. We’re proud to help our buyers seal the deal on their home sweet homes and figured we’d share their

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OL buyer story: Tiffanie & Brett

From renters for life to SoCal homeowners When Malibu, CA-based blogger and Mom Tiffanie Anne and her soon-to-be husband Brett started looking for a new place for them and their 1.5 year old daughter, Tenley, the idea of buying a home in Southern California seemed completely out of the picture. As her apartment hunt grew fiercer — finding a 2 bedroom apartment in the Calabasas / Malibu / Agoura Hills neighborhood area for under $2,400 is no small feat — Tiffanie would

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OL buyer story: Jessica & Sam

First-time homeowners find stability in a hectic market After a decade of renting, Jessica and her fiancé Sam grew tired of the volatility that came with the increasing costs of living in Los Angeles. So, as median monthly rents creeped up ~5.5% each year, the couple looked to home ownership for greater financial security and peace of mind. “I mainly wanted to get out of renting because I was scared of getting pushed out [of my place],” says Jessica.

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OL buyer story: Patrick & Akshay

Buying a home in San Francisco is no easy feat, even if it’s your fourteenth time. So, when Patrick and his husband Akshay embarked on their latest house hunt — and first one as a couple — they knew it would take a lot of resolve to get an offer accepted in the Bay Area. “It’s unlike any other real estate market” With such limited inventory, finding a home in San Francisco can prove to be a challenge. “We’d

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OL buyer story: Elisabeth

“Time for us to grow up and get a house” How Emerald the German Shepard sparked Elisabeth’s house hunt For those doing a double take at that headline, don’t be too surprised: last Summer, a Harris Poll survey found that Fido was the top reason a whopping 33 percent of millennial homebuyers decided to buy a home — more than having kids or getting married. So, after spending years living the apartment life in Sacramento, Elisabeth grew tired of

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OL buyer story: Trinity & Justin

Patience makes the hunt grow stronger How a layoff & falling out of escrow on their dream bungalow led Trinity & Justin to ‘the one’ Since getting married in 2015, Justin and Trinity spent most weekends working the open house tour route in Northeast Los Angeles. Their home goal? Find a charming place with character and aesthetic appeal that would inspire them creatively, all while fitting in their price range — which was no small task in a hot market like

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