The HomeLight story started when co-founder Drew Uher and his wife set out to buy their first home. Finding the right real estate agent was a daunting process. There was no real way to research an agent’s past transactions, and searching through review sites took hours. After working with several different agents, it was clear that not all of them are created equal.
HomeLight is a small team of talented people in San Francisco who are passionate about making real estate better. That’s why we’ve built the best new way to find a real estate agent, and it works by matching you with agents based on their actual skills and experience. Ultimately, we take the guessing game out of finding an agent and allow you to pick from the cream of the crop.
Imagine interviewing someone for a job without a resume; that's how most people find a real estate agent. With over two million agents in our database, we give you the 'resume' of an agent before you decide to work with them. Buying or selling a home is often the largest financial transaction of one’s life, so don’t trust that to just anyone. Having the right agent (with the right resume) can make a huge difference.
Founded in 2012, HomeLight is a privately held company backed by Google Ventures and Crosslink Capital. The company currently operates in 34 major markets nationwide. Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, or let us know your thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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NAR - What the Internet Is Saying About You March 30, 2014
... HomeLight, which ranks agents—in 34 markets so far—based on the transaction metrics that visitors deem the most important. For example, visitors can choose what they value most in a buyer’s agent from one of three choices: an agent who “gets me the best price,” “spends a lot of time with me,” or “has lots of experience.”
Inman News® - Introducing: 2013 Innovator Awards finalists July 3, 2013
Inman News is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2013 Innovator Awards in eight categories, and the opening of voting for the “People’s Choice” Innovator Award. - See more at: http://www.inman.com/2013/07/03/introducing-2013-innovator-awards-finalists/#sthash.b830IpdO.dpuf
Inman News® - First round of Start-Up Alley companies announced May 29, 2013
Inman News has announced the first round of companies that will participate in Start-Up Alley at Real Estate Connect San Francisco July 10-12.
Inman News® - Realogy picks 15 companies as finalists for innovation summit May 22, 2013
Real estate brokerage and franchise giant Realogy Holdings Corp. has selected 15 emerging technology companies from about 100 that applied to compete for a $25,000 cash prize at the Realogy FWD Innovation Summit. - See more at: http://www.inman.com/2013/05/22/realogy-picks-15-companies-as-finalists-for-innovation-summit/#sthash.daGPMC2V.dpuf
MainStreet - Real Estate Matchmaking Sites: The Moola Files April 19, 2013
Would you choose a Realtor based on the same criteria you use for dating? For this episode of The Moola Files Teke Wiggin from Inman News takes us inside the fascinating world of consumer-agent matchmaking with Agent Finder (an eHarmony analog) and Google-backed HomeLight (more of an OKCupid) trying to synch up people's traits to optimize house buying and selling.
Inman News® - Agent matchmaking sites spotlighted on 'TheStreet' April 19, 2013
With shares in companies like Zillow, Trulia, Realogy, ZipRealty, and Market Leader already trading on stock exchanges and others expected to go public in the months and years ahead, the tech-centric side of real estate is of growing interest to investors. - See more at: http://reports.inman.com/news/2013/04/19/agent-matchmaking-sites-spotlighted-thestreet#sthash.VMzwOxUd.dpuf
Inman News® - Transaction histories now visible by neighborhood on HomeLight April 4, 2013
Google Ventures-backed agent matching site HomeLight now allows users to search for real estate agents by neighborhood through a partnership with data firm Maponics Inc., the site announced today.
Inman News® - Real estate's 'New Kids' pitch innovative products January 17, 2013
HomeLight: Backed by Google Ventures, HomeLight is a referral-based site that says it matches homebuyers and sellers with unbiased real estate agent recommendations based on transaction performance data. Today, the site rolled out client reviews of agents
SFGate - HomeLight Launches Reviews and New Features to Help Real Estate Agents Improve Profiles January 17, 2013
HomeLight, the free service that helps real estate agents source new business and showcase their skills, announced the launch of new site features today at the Inman Real Estate Connect Conference in New York City.
Inman News® - Agent matching site HomeLight rolls out client reviews January 17, 2013
NEW YORK -- Agent matching site HomeLight rolled out client reviews today, holding out the tantalizing possibility that reviews will boost agents' ranking on the site and land them more business. Backed by Google Ventures, HomeLight is a...
Inman News® - 25 companies participating in Start-Up Alley January 8, 2013
Inman News announces that 25 companies will participate in Start-Up Alley at Real Estate Connect New York City, which runs Jan. 16-18. "Startups are the heart and soul of Real Estate Connect," said Inman News founder and Publisher Brad Inman....
Bottom Line Title Guy - Real Estates Leads through HomeLight.com November 29, 2012
HomeLight is a referral-based site that claims to match homebuyers and sellers with unbiased real estate agent recommendations based on transaction performance data.
Tech Savvy Agent - HomeLight - A New Way for Consumers to Find You November 29, 2012
HomeLight is a new web platform that matches buyers and sellers with real estate agents, but they do it in a very unique way. Rather than relying on reviews and recommendations, HomeLight seeks to match buyer or seller with an agent that has...
1000WATT - Smart consumers and the path of opportunity November 27, 2012
Perhaps you read about the launch of HomeLight last week. It’s an agent review and data site launched by a Google-funded company that went out and got brokerage licenses, grabbed MLS data… but doesn’t actually operate as a brokerage.
Killer Startups - HomeLight – A Better Way To Find The Best Realtor November 26, 2012
When I was first lured into the housing market, friends were eager to help me find the right real estate agent. I was extremely grateful for their recommendations, but soon found out that their good intentions often made the biggest financial decision of my life even more difficult. I would have been ecstatic if HomeLight had been available to help me choose the best realtor.
Bubble Info - Researching Realtors -
It is getting easier to investigate realtors on-line. November 17, 2012
In a different twist, www.homelight.com allow you to search your preferred neighborhoods to find an agent, and then screen by price range, and agent characteristics too.
1000WATT - Friday Flash: Gas on the fire, deep thoughts at 30,000 feet November 16, 2012
HomeLight launched this week. It’s funded by Google Ventures and is the best agent-matching site I have ever seen.
Dow Jones - HomeLight Launches Real-Estate Service With $1.5M Led by Google Ventures November 15, 2012
HomeLight Inc., a real-estate technology company that matches homebuyers and sellers with real-estate agents, has launched with the help of $1.5 million from investors.
TechCrunch - Backed By Google & Eric Schmidt, HomeLight Launches A New Way To Find The Best Real Estate Agents November 15, 2012
You’ve heard this story before: Person sets out to find an apartment or buy their first home. Person struggles to navigate the noise of Craigslist, manage applications, impressions, notes, scheduling open house times, and find quality, searchable recommendations on apartments, houses, landlords and real estate agents. Person becomes frustrated and either moves to Canada, blogs about it, or begins developing a solution. HomeLight, a San Francisco-based startup which launched on Thursday, was born out of those very same frustrations.
VendoRalley - Google Ventures launches HomeLight November 15, 2013
“Finding the Right Agent” sites have been around forever, but I like the simple way HomeLight walks you through defining your needs. Showing the history of each agents number of transactions is also very helpful.
FinSMEs - Homelight Raises $1.5M In Funding November 15, 2012
HomeLight, a San Francisco, CA-based real estate technology company, has raised $1.5m in funding.
Venture Beat - Funding Daily: Sweet 16 November 14, 2012
Google Ventures’ latest portfolio company to launch is HomeLight, a startup that’s all about buying and selling real estate. More specifically, it helps you find the real estate agent — the best one for your price point and neighborhood and experience level — and agents only pay for the service if they end up with a new client out of the process.The startup has raised a total of $1.5 million, all announced today, from Google Ventures, Crosslink Capital, Innovation Endeavors, and a handful of unnamed angel investors.
PRWeb - Introducing HomeLight, the Most Intelligent Way to Find a Real Estate Agent November 14, 2012
HomeLight (http://www.homelight.com), the real estate technology company that expertly matches homebuyers and sellers with top real estate agents, today announced the company’s official public launch. The HomeLight proprietary algorithm creates unbiased personalized agent recommendations for prospective homebuyers and sellers by analyzing transactional data and the licensing records of over two million real estate agents.
SFGate - Introducing HomeLight, the Most Intelligent Way to Find a Real Estate Agent November 14, 2012
HomeLight announces $1.5M funding round led by Google Ventures; new service identifies top real estate agents based on transactional data
Venture Beat - HomeLight aims to change the real estate business with Google funding November 14, 2012
Google Ventures' latest portfolio company to launch is HomeLight, a startup that's all about buying and selling real estate. More specifically, it helps you find the real estate agent — the best one for your price point and neighborhood and e...
Yahoo! News - Introducing HomeLight, the Most Intelligent Way to Find a Real Estate Agent - Yahoo! News November 14, 2012
HomeLight, the technology company that expertly matches homebuyers and sellers with top real estate agents, today announced the company's official public launch. The HomeLight proprietary algorithm creates unbiased...
Inman News® - Google Ventures backing agent matching site November 14, 2012
A new real estate technology company backed by Google Ventures, among others, officially made its debut into the fractious world of agent rankings today. HomeLight is a referral-based site that claims to match homebuyers and sellers with...
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