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OpenHouse

February 17, 2016 11:00 ET

OpenHouse Brings You One Step Closer to Home With In-Depth Neighborhood Insights

Launch of City-by-City Showdowns and Curated Daily Real Estate Collections Simplifies the Home Buying Experience

SANTA MONICA, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 17, 2016) -

Core News Facts:

  • There's a new kid on the block. Today, OpenHouse, the only real estate company that fuses home listing information, social media and demographic data to recommend the best homes, neighborhoods and real estate agents based on your needs, launched a tailor-made home buying experience.
  • Now available for iOS, desktop and mobile web platforms, OpenHouse makes you the center of your own neighborhood by learning about your preferences and creating in-depth profiles for your current residence, dream home and areas of interest to drive more personalized recommendations and context than any other real estate site.
  • Based on your preferences, geo-location and app interactions, OpenHouse will send you curated daily real estate collections using deep data insights to educate you on the overall real estate market, your current neighborhood and other topics as identified by your profile (ex. shifts in buyer and seller markets, architecture styles, desired design details, etc.).
  • To further simplify the home shopping experience, OpenHouse provides showdowns via side-by-side comparisons of homes, neighborhoods and cities to help you make the most informed home buying decisions.
  • Home listings go beyond the basic housing information such as square footage and number of bedrooms to include demographic information about your neighborhood, like local school ratings for each institution, neighborhood income levels and eyebrow-raising statistics like age, ethnicity and even the types of magazines your neighbors read and the cars they drive.
  • OpenHouse is the only company that aggregates and translates real-time real estate transaction and social media data to give consumers true insight on their desired neighborhood and the neighbors that live there.
  • A product of the Fall 2015 merger of Agent Ace's objective and unbiased real estate agent recommendation service and fypio's lifestyle home search, OpenHouse gives consumers the most comprehensive and compelling way to find their dream home and a smarter way to connect with the agent that can make it a reality.
  • OpenHouse is available in 14 metropolitan areas including, San Francisco, San Jose, Greater Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Denver, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Chicago, Detroit, Washington D.C./Bethesda, Miami, Boston, and will continue rolling out to additional metros nationwide. Download the app today from the App Store.
  • For more information, please visit TheOpenHouse.com and @getopenhouse.

Quotes:
Mazen Fawaz, CEO and co-founder of OpenHouse
"Mobile technology and social media have fundamentally changed the way we live, explore and buy a home. It has been a challenge for the real estate industry to catch up with that evolution, but OpenHouse is excited to be that catalyst for change. Adding the demographic data and social media component is a natural next step for buyers, sellers and agents, who are frustrated by the search-based processes. With the launch of OpenHouse's more personalized profiles, curated real estate collections and side-by-side showdown comparisons, people can now engage with real estate through a level of transparency never before seen by the industry."

John Kvasnic, Chief Product Officer of OpenHouse
"Buying a home is an emotional process, particularly because everyone has a different definition of their 'dream home'. That realization drove us to tailor our recommendation engine not only to provide information about the architecture of a house, but also the experience of living in a home and neighborhood. Launching more personalized profiles arms us with the data we need to deliver powerful and unique information in curated real estate collections and side-by-side showdown comparisons using deep analytics and social data."

About OpenHouse
OpenHouse helps buyers and sellers make smarter decisions about the biggest transaction in their lives by answering the most important question: "what could my life be like in this home?" The right house is more than a zip code, a price tag, a floor plan. It's you. Powered by data, OpenHouse is a better way to find your dream home, and a smarter way to connect you with the agent that can make it yours. Founded in 2010 as Agent Ace, OpenHouse is headquartered in sunny Santa Monica, Calif. To find the life you want to live, visit TheOpenHouse.com.

Contact Information

  • Contact info:
    Cristin Zweig Culver
    Email Contact
    619-865-7019

    Julie Noble
    Inner Circle Labs for OpenHouse
    Email Contact
    415-684-9564