"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."
Judd Schoenholtz, CEO and Co-Founder of Open Listings, explains how they are able to give back half of the traditional realtor fee to home buyers on Cheddar's "Between The Bells" show.
"For Open Listings, support for organizations that align with our mission has been a win-win. We’re not only promoting a worthy, socially-responsible cause, we’re also increasing housing supply. More housing means more options, lower prices and less competition."
"When Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian started looking for a new place about two years ago, he didn’t opt for a traditional broker or go through a big online service like Redfin. Instead, he looked to a small homebuying startup he helped guide through the Y Combinator accelerator."
"Since Open Listings is closing more homes in less time than a traditional agent, they can refund 50% of the commission to the buyer, resulting in an average savings of $8,000."
"When Wes and Laurel Duquette set out to purchase a home for the first time, the couple chose not to work with a real estate agent. Instead, they turned to Open Listings, a Y Combinator-backed start-up that replaces most of what agents do with an online platform."
"Have your heart set on living in an Eichler? Nuts about Neutra? LA-based real estate startup Open Listings has launched Architectural Listings, a site where you can search for your perfect home—as long as it's by a starchitect."
"You can’t predict the future. But you can protect yourself from getting gouged by a broker. That’s the mission behind Open Listings, a new buyer-friendly virtual database of L.A.’s best homes."