Looking to buy a new home but not sure where to start? Enter Open Listings—the all-in-one home buying site designed to give you an edge in any competitive market.
"(Open Listings) helped me buy a home in San Francisco. The entire process was so seamless and all happened digitally, which naturally, I loved. Over 95 percent of homes in the U.S. are still sold via traditional buyer and seller agents — which means there is a lot of market to capture since the Open Listings offering is better, cheaper and faster."
"It’s no surprise that good design and a stellar user experience has moved from “nice to have” to a top priority for nearly every company.There’s no way to fake it: customer empathy that actually impacts your business takes legwork, a willingness to listen, and a real desire to improve."
"That’s according to the Y-Combinator-backed real-estate startup Open Listings, which looked at median home sales prices near the headquarters (meaning within a 20-minute commute) of some of the Bay Area’s biggest and best-known tech companies."
"The region’s explosive housing costs are shutting out even the prosperous. 'These highly paid, highly coveted people that are being recruited from all over the country or the world … they’re unable to afford the housing that’s available nearby,' said Open Listings CEO Judd Schoenholtz."
"According to a survey from real estate company Open Listings, the average Silicon Valley software engineer at a successful company like Apple — with a $188,000 salary — is struggling to afford a home close to work."
"My founding team were driven to start Open Listings after having frustrating experiences with homebuying. Anyone who’s gone through the process knows that there are countless ways to improve it. Tech-savvy buyers don’t want an agent — they want a home."
"Open Listings provides home buyers a platform that lets them manage the home buying process, while also granting access to expert support should it be needed, all for half the commission that would normally go to a dedicated agent."
"Why It Made the List: Open Listings is one of a new crop of startups aiming to disrupt the way people buy homes. It’s a market that is drawing increasing interest from venture capitalists, thanks to Redfin’s surprising success on the public market and SoftBank’s investment in another firm, Compass."
"A mere 8% of luxury homes sold in October went for more than the asking price, far fewer than the 30% of homes that sold for a premium in the rest of the market, according to data from real estate startup Open Listings."
"Sites like Open Listings are making it easier to find properties you can purchase with bitcoin with a search tool that allows you to look for the words 'bitcoin' or 'ethereum.'"
"In this episode of the The Unsexy Startup, we sat down with Judd Schoenholtz, CEO & Co Founder of Open Listings, to talk about how enjoy the small wins during the long term process of building a start up."
“For first-time homebuyers trying to save for a down payment, the prospect of having to sacrifice more to get there or lower their expectations can be disheartening. Online real estate brokerage Open Listings published a homebuying survey of 500 millennials this week that examines affordability.”
"We’re putting the control back into those buyers’ hands by letting them do all the things they’d normally have to wait for a real estate agent to do," says Open Listings CTO Alex Farrill. By using a mix of software plus real estate experts, we’re able to make the homebuying process more efficient."
"Today’s home buyers primarily want their real estate agents to be helpful, according to a new study from Open Listings. The study, which looked at the volume of certain keywords across five-star agent reviews on its proprietary platform, found “helpful” appeared the most out of all terms tracked."