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Over the course of the past year, Jacksonville area residents may have noticed the signature blue Opendoor ‘for sale’ signs popping up in local neighborhoods.
In late 2018, Opendoor – an online real estate marketplace that gives people a simple and convenient way to buy, sell and trade-in homes – launched in the Jacksonville metro and brought a new and simple way to sell to the local market. Since then, Opendoor has worked with over 500 local sellers and buyers, and currently has 100+ homes on the market, with more slated to come onto the market soon.
Anyone who has been through the process knows that everything about selling a home is stressful, from setting the price, to decluttering and staging every room to achieve that perfect look, to dealing with strangers rummaging through the closet during open houses. Add in the fact that the market is constantly changing, and, well, are your palms sweating yet?
But it doesn’t have to be that way. Selling a home to Opendoor puts the control back in the hands of the homeowners; sellers can skip the stress and hassle that comes with listing a home on the market and move on their own timeline. Need to close on the 31st of the month so you can move into your new home on the 1st of the next month? Opendoor allows you to do that. Homeowners looking to sell simply go online to Opendoor.com, complete a quick questionnaire, and will get a no-cost, no-obligation all-cash competitive offer within 24 hours. No listing, no showings, no months of uncertainty.
It’s just as simple for homebuyers, too. When you’re on the hunt for your next dream home, the searching and touring can be a full-time job, Opendoor knows that part of the process should be fun and convenient, so it allows buyers to tour Opendoor homes on their own schedule. Every home is available to tour from 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. daily; no appointment is needed.
So, stop by a home at 7 am on your way to work, or in the afternoon when you’ve got time. It’s truly at your convenience. Using the Opendoor mobile app (Android, iOS), potential buyers can enter an Opendoor home in seconds and tour on their own time.
Having access to homes seven days a week with flexible scheduling can put buyers way ahead of the competition. As soon as a home hits the market, potential buyers can tour it and not have to wait for a weekend open house, where they may be touring homes with dozens of other people. When buyers are ready to move forward and make an offer on a home they love, a dedicated expert from the Opendoor team will work with them (or their agent) from offer to move-in.
And the convenience and ease doesn’t end there. Every Opendoor home comes with a 90-day buyback guarantee; so, if for any reason a buyer doesn’t love their new home, Opendoor will buy it back within 90 days of closing.
In Jacksonville, buyers and sellers are clearly loving this new approach that allows them to move on to the next chapter in their lives without the stress and hassles that traditionally come along with a real estate transaction. Who exactly is using this new real estate model? Opendoor’s data shows that the customer-base really runs the gamut. They are not just tech-savvy millennials, young families or retirees. While their life situations are all very different, their reason for selling to or buying from Opendoor is almost always the same: they wanted a simpler way to buy or sell their home.
Since launching in Jacksonville, Opendoor has spent more than $2 million with the local business community via work with local contractors and other homes-related tradespeople. Agents are also loving the ease Opendoor brings, and local agents in Jacksonville have made nearly a million dollars in commissions from Opendoor since launch. Nationally, Opendoor partners with most of the top home builders to help buyers trade-up into a newly built home with ease, and in Jacksonville, the company works with top builders like Lennar, Pulte and KB Home, and more.
Homeowners who want to upgrade to a brand-new, newly built home have the option to sell their existing home to Opendoor and schedule the close date to the completion of their brand new home, up to nine months. By doing this, they never have to worry about the timelines lining up and they can unlock the equity in their existing home in order to commit to the new home.
Interested in learning more? Visit www.opendoor.com or download the Opendoor app to find out just how easy buying, selling, or trading in a home in the Jacksonville area can be!