Home Buying

The New Normal: 2022 Real Estate Trends Report

Discover the latest consumer preferences when it comes to home buying and selling in 2022.

Introducing the most convenient, fastest way to complete your home assessment

Opendoor customers now have the option to conduct interior home assessments in a more efficient way.

What’s Better Than a Competitive Cash Offer? Building your Brand with Opendoor

New Home Consultant Steven Pellegrino shares how he helped his customers and built his brand with Opendoor.

How Real Estate Agent Saved the Sale with Opendoor

Meet real estate agent Andi Blackwell and learn how Opendoor helped save her deal.

Opendoor 2021 Report: The Hearts & Minds Behind Today’s Housing Market

Exploring the home buyer and seller sentiment in the competitive real estate market.

How this retired service member sold his home to Opendoor

We spoke with retired service memberJohnny Op about his home buying and selling experience.

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New year, new home: Tips for making a move in 2020

Whether you’re looking to buy or sell a home in 2020, these are the tips to make it happen the right way.

What is a cash offer in real estate and why consider it?

Learn what a cash offer is and whether to consider it when buying or selling your home.

52 essential real estate terms you should know

Taking time to understand the real estate vocabulary can help you to better prepare for a swift transaction.

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The top 9 questions to ask before selling your home

We share some of the most important questions for the home selling journey - and provide answers as well.

Top improvements that increase home value based on market data

See what improvements have the biggest increase on your value based on Opendoor data.

Selling a house fast with Opendoor

What helps to sell your house fast

Besides selling to an iBuyer like Opendoor, there are a few things you can do to sell your house fast.

How real estate agents are working with iBuyers

Learn how real estate agents are expanding their offering and serving more clients with iBuyers.

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How much does it cost to sell a house in Houston?

Learn about common home selling costs in Houston and what to expect.

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Should I sell my house to an iBuyer?

We break down some of the key factors to consider when selling your home to an iBuyer.

8 critical factors that influence a home’s value

Determining the right list price is crucial. We'll explain the most important home resale value factors.

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How to sell your house for the most money

There is more to consider than the home price. Use these 6 strategies to sell your home for the most money.

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Should I sell my house? 6 questions to ask before you sell

If you’re wondering if you are ready to sell your house, here are some important questions to ask.

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8 top home selling mistakes you should avoid

When selling your house, you’ll want to do everything right. Here are 8 common mistakes to avoid.

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How much are closing costs for the seller

We'll explain what closings costs are, and break down the types of expenses you’ll pay as a seller.

Why do pending home sales fall through?

Insights into some of the reasons why pending sales fall through - and helpful tips on how to prevent it.

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How to choose the best offer on your house

Sometimes the highest offer isn’t the best offer. We'll help you to choose what makes the most sense for you.

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How to maximize the benefits of moving for a new job

There are some great ways to save when moving for a new job. Some of which may even surprise you.

The emotional impact of selling your home

We explore the emotions of the home selling process and share tips on how to embrace them.

How Opendoor saved the day for a couple of hometown heroes

The Rodriguez family received a letter in the mail from Opendoor. It came at just the right time.

Why choosing the right time to move really pays off

Choosing the right time to sell, buy, move and remodel can lead to significant savings.

How long does it take to sell a house?

Selling your house is a multi-step process that can take weeks, if not months.

How to find the best school for your child when moving

Finding the right school for your family is often an important part of any home search.

How to find the ideal home when growing your family

How to find the ideal home when starting or growing a family

Whether you're expecting your first child or your fifth, what you need from a home changes. Here are our tips.

5 technology trends that make buying and selling a home easier

Artificial intelligence, virtual reality and digital transaction services are changing the real estate market.

How to find a multi-generational family home that makes everyone happy

Bringing generations together under one roof requires a house that can handle a range of lifestyle demands.

Selling your Raleigh home: Old way vs. Opendoor (Infographic)

Infographic that compares the traditional home selling process in Raleigh versus selling to Opendoor.

How Opendoor calculates your home’s value

Learn how we leverage our robust valuation model and local pricing experts to determine your home's value.

What buyers and sellers need to know about home appraisals

Having a solid understanding of how the appraisal process works can only benefit you.

Real estate options to consider when planning your retirement

Planning for retirement involves developing a real estate strategy that supports this new lifestyle.

How to sell your home and move in with a blended family

When it comes to navigating merging two families, there are many challenges. Our tips should help you.

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Understanding the fundamentals of the real estate market

We explain five fundamental factors that affect the market and how they impact your buying and selling power.

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The most important things to repair before selling a house

Keeping a home in good repair can pay significant dividends when it's time to sell.

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When is the best time to sell a house? 5 factors to consider

Before you stake a “For Sale” sign in your yard, consider these five factors.

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15 expert tips to increase your home value

In this guide, we share our expert tips on home improvements that can help you fetch a higher sale price.

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The impact of interest rates on home ownership – a primer

How do interest rates rise and fall? What impact does this on housing prices and mortgage rates? We explain.

10 ways to conserve water at home

We share 10 simple steps that help reduce your daily water consumption and waste.

7 eco-friendly spring cleaning tips for your home

Going green while you clean doesn't have to take much extra time, and could actually save you money.

How Opendoor helped a couple go from “her house” to “our home”

For Nikki and Pierre Penda, a new home was long overdue. Opendoor helped them to move on to the next chapter.

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How to sell a home with a pool

Depending on the area of the country you live in, an in-ground pool can boost your home's value significantly.

10 ways to keep your emotions in check when it’s time to sell your home

The time has come when you realize you need to break up with your current home & move on to something better.

How selling her home to Opendoor helped a writer keep her deadlines

Miriam ran her business out of her home and knew a traditional sale would disrupt her work.

How Opendoor put a Phoenix family on the fast track to their forever home

When Cassie and Brandon decided they needed a bigger home, the timing was critical.

5 tips to show your home some love

We’ve dedicated this Valentine’s season to a place close to our hearts: the home.

Less home sales stress, more time for family togetherness

Crystal saved time & skipped stress by trading in her old home for a new Opendoor home in competitive Frisco, TX.

10 romantic ideas for Valentine’s Day at home

Home is where the heart is. So why go anywhere else for Valentine's Day?

How a busy entrepreneur used Opendoor to simplify selling his rental property

Eric Somers and his wife bought two homes without a hitch — but when it came to selling a rental property...

For an experienced Phoenix seller, Opendoor was a ‘no-brainer’

Adam Leon, a family nurse practitioner, and his wife, Lori, an attorney, are accustomed to doing their homework.

Buying and selling with Opendoor adds up to a dream home for this Texas accountant

Like many first-time homeowners, Ginelle Cross suffered buyer's remorse.

A smooth, easy sale for a Tempe family of four

Jennifer found the perfect home. To buy it, she'd need to move fast—but her current home wasn't ready to sell.

How Opendoor helped three generations find a forever home

Keith Westergaard and his wife Erin lived in a charming home in Paradise, Nevada.

How a Dallas couple created a smooth, stress-free move

Timing is everything when buying your dream home. Kurt and Christi learned how Opendoor can help.

5 ways to prepare your home for selling in the new year

The quiet of January is the perfect time to start tackling the to-do list to preparing your house for a sale.

Opendoor turns doubtful salesman into a believer

To sell his home, Shane looked for a company that shares his values of honesty and transparency.

The paint colors that can boost your home’s value

One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways that can help to increase its value is also one of the simplest: paint.

How Opendoor and Bernie Lake worked together to fulfill a promise to a friend

Bernie executed his late friend Don's will. He sold to Opendoor to get the best deal for Don's sons.

How Opendoor helped a growing family find their future home

The Boldins knew they had a lot of work to do to get their home in list-ready condition.

The Bertotys used Opendoor to skip the home-selling stress and retire in style

George and Carol Bertoty were ready to quit taking care of their house and start fully enjoying retirement.

Five holiday houses and where to find them

Classic holiday flicks shine from every corner of the cableverse this holiday season.

A miracle move for a family that beat all the odds

Chantelle used Opendoor trade-in to swap her old home for a new, next-gen home to care for her parents.

Real estate photography tips to make your listing stand out

Having high-quality photos could potentially boost your home's value.

Top things homeowners hate about the home selling process

Being prepared for some of the more tedious aspects of selling your house may help you weather the process.

Opendoor Halloween: what a boo-tiful night!

Spoiler alert: It was a blast. Thank you to everyone who stopped by at our Halloween Block Parties in Phoenix.

How a postcard led an Atlanta couple to a better future

Thanks to a fast & easy selling process with Opendoor, Abby & John were able to buy their dream home.

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How does Opendoor make money?

We explain our business model for our mission to radically simplify the home selling and buying experience.

Essential steps for selling a home with pets

Follow these steps to ensure nothing gets in the way of selling your pet-friendly home for maximum value.

How school ratings impact home prices

As school test scores rise, so do home values. A sale inside a good school district will likely reap dividends.

The essential first-time home seller guide

Ready to sell your first home? The good news is that you're already familiar with real estate markets.

Days on market: what they are, why they matter

We explain the term "days on market", one the most scrutinized statistic in real estate.

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How selling to Opendoor led a couple to their forever home

In this customer story, JoAnn and Guy explain how selling to Opendoor helped them to snag their dream home.

When is the best time to sell a house in Phoenix?

We explore seasonality and share are some of the factors that indicate whether if it's a good time to sell.

How to calculate the value of your home

Do you know how much your house is worth? We’ll explain how to evaluate your home the way real estate pros do.

How much does it cost to sell a house

We provide a comprehensive overview of all the fees that you need to anticipate when selling your home.

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Steps for selling your home

Selling a home can be overwhelming. This comprehensive step-by-step overview will guide you through the process.

7 tips on how to sell your home in Phoenix

We’ve collected knowledge from 3 years of experience to put together this guide on how to sell your home fast.

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The upside of downsizing

When is the best time to downsize? We set out to put this question to rest with Opendoor data at our disposal.

Packing your pod: preparing for a multi-stage move

Use these five tips for packing your pod, and you'll get your move off to a great start.

Flipping the real estate industry on its head vs flipping homes

Opendoor is rebuilding the home buying & selling experience, empowering everybody with the freedom to move.