Pending vs Contingent in Real Estate - What's the Difference?

Pending vs Contingent in Real Estate - What's the Difference?

Many people don't know much about pending vs contingent beyond the fact that they are related to real estate availability.

How to Stage a Master Bedroom When Selling Your Home

How to Stage a Master Bedroom When Selling Your Home

A few important aspects can make a huge difference in the way that your staged master bedroom looks and feels.

8 Questions to Ask A Real Estate Agent Before You Sell Your Home

8 Questions to Ask A Real Estate Agent Before You Sell Your Home

Here are eight questions to ask your real estate agent before you decide to work with them.

To The Door.com Reviewers Who Deserved Love Letters In Response

To The Door.com Reviewers Who Deserved Love Letters In Response

We spotlighted a few of our gracious online reviewers with a sincere love letter. When you choose Door.com, we make sure to say thank you in as many ways possible. Why? Because it's the right thing to do.

Why We've Partnered with Curbio, Inc. & Why That's Good News For Homeowners

Why We've Partnered with Curbio, Inc. & Why That's Good News For Homeowners

The Door.com & Curbio, Inc. partnership will help ease the home selling process – all while helping homeowners maximize their profits.

Everything you need to know about the real estate market in California.

Everything you need to know about the real estate market in California.

The California real estate market is unique. With the tech boom, earthquakes and wildfires, and a push for energy efficiency, people are asking what is happening to home prices on the west coast.

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Decluttering & Downsizing Your Home

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Decluttering & Downsizing Your Home

What’s the upside to downsizing? While there are advantages as well as disadvantages to downsizing, we’re optimists at Door.com and know there’s always benefits to change. And as long as you don’t make these downsizing and moving mistakes, you’ll look back on the experience and be glad you did.

Why I Chose Door.com to List My House for Sale, and Why You Should, Too!

Why I Chose Door.com to List My House for Sale, and Why You Should, Too!

This article was written by Door.com client, Philip Corcoran, who closed on the sale of his family’s home in Summer 2019. Philip reached out to our team to share his experience with homeowners looking for the right fit, hoping this article can save them countless of hours researching and vetting real estate agents.

5 Tips For an Amazing Showing When Selling Your Home This Fall

5 Tips For an Amazing Showing When Selling Your Home This Fall

After confirming the show time, your soon-to-be buyers can't wait to drive up to their future home and be wowed in-person, just like they were online. Make the most of your home selling experience and the fall season by sticking to these easy-to-follow guidelines, and get ready to blow your buyers away.

Why Fall 2019 is Still a Great Time to Sell Your Home

Why Fall 2019 is Still a Great Time to Sell Your Home

How do you sell your home in the autumn months of September, October and November? Within this fall guide to selling your home, we’ve compiled benefits of the Fall real estate market, along with tips on how to make the most out of the season.

Our Happy Homeowners – Clients Who Really Know How to Write a Good Door.com Review

Our Happy Homeowners – Clients Who Really Know How to Write a Good Door.com Review

Why are we demanding change in the real estate industry? Because selling and buying homes shouldn’t have to be so stressful, cumbersome, and expensive. Traditional real estate agents are still using outdated practices and charging high commissions, but we believe homeowners deserve a better option (enter Door.com). Here’s the best ...

What the Fed Rate Cut Means for Homeowners

What the Fed Rate Cut Means for Homeowners

The Federal Reserve decided to cut interest rates for the first time in over a decade. Here's exactly what that means for homeowners.

Homeownership  & Real Estate Market Trends for August 2019

Homeownership & Real Estate Market Trends for August 2019

Need a quick update on the real estate market? We've outlined the trends and insights you need to know about homeowners, markets, and more.

How Much House Can I Afford?

How Much House Can I Afford?

Deciding that you want to purchase a home can be an easy choice but figuring out how much house you can afford is where the difficulty arises. First-time homebuyers often jump the gun and find their dream home before stopping to consider what they can actually afford in the first ...

CNN, Door.com Shed Light on Real Estate Commission Lawsuit

CNN, Door.com Shed Light on Real Estate Commission Lawsuit

Door.com was recently featured in an in-depth CNN article about a lawsuit filed in March that alleges that collusion on the part of the National Association of Realtors and high-profile brokerage franchises resulted in high commissions in violation of federal antitrust laws. In the article, Door, Inc. CEO Alex Doubet ...

The Top 7 Best Neighborhoods in Austin

The Top 7 Best Neighborhoods in Austin

It’s no secret that Austin, Texas is considered one of the coolest places to live in the United States. With a staggering 152 people moving to the Texas capital daily (including young professionals, families and retirees alike) , the growth of this dynamic, vibrant city can be hard to keep ...

How to Choose the Best Real Estate Agent

How to Choose the Best Real Estate Agent

According to the National Association of Realtors, there are 2 million agents in the United States, but the best ones can often be hard to find. Whether you’re buying or selling a home, or whether it’s your first real estate transaction or your 10th, a good agent will optimize your ...

A 6-Week Timeline for Selling Your Home

A 6-Week Timeline for Selling Your Home

Getting ready to sell your house requires planning, but if you’ve never actually sold a house you might not know where to start. After you’ve figured out when exactly you plan on selling your home, follow the steps on this three-month timeline and the process won’t be as stressful as ...

What is an Earnest Money Deposit?

What is an Earnest Money Deposit?

If you are in the process of buying a home and working with a real estate agent and lender you’ve most likely heard the term “earnest money” mentioned. Here’s a guide on what exactly that means. What is earnest money? When a buyer decides to purchase a property, they make ...

6 Pre-Sale Renovations with the Most Bang for Your Buck

6 Pre-Sale Renovations with the Most Bang for Your Buck

Not all home improvement projects are created equal. While some renovations can cost a significant amount, they can also add substantial value and earn you quite a few dollars more than others when it comes to selling your home. If you’re thinking of sprucing up your house before putting it ...

How to Secure Your New Home in 10 Simple Steps

How to Secure Your New Home in 10 Simple Steps

Things can be hectic when getting settled into a new home. However, it’s important to remember that intruders are always a possibility and homes with no visible protection are seen as an easy target, so securing your property should be a top priority. Luckily it’s not that difficult to implement ...

Local Market Knowledge is Dead. Long Live Local Market Data.

Local Market Knowledge is Dead. Long Live Local Market Data.

Ask any old-fashioned real estate agent what they bring to the table that others can’t, and you’re bound to hear some similar answers: plenty of experience, a dedication to customer service, and the real clincher - local market knowledge. What local market knowledge is exactly is almost beside the point. ...

10 Signs it’s Time to Move

10 Signs it’s Time to Move

Making the decision to sell your home and start the next chapter in your life can be tough. It’s easy to avoid change even though the signs that it’s time to move are staring you in the face. For example, if you notice any of these common signs occurring in ...

The Top 5 Best Neighborhoods in Dallas to Own a Home

The Top 5 Best Neighborhoods in Dallas to Own a Home

In a large metroplex such as the city of Dallas, there are plenty of areas that are beneficial to different people. However, when naming the “best” neighborhoods in which to buy a home, there are several factors that come into play: Desirability: How fast do the homes in the neighborhood ...

The Ultimate Guide to Sell Your Home

The Ultimate Guide to Sell Your Home

So, you’re ready to sell your home but you’re not exactly sure where to start. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with our guide that includes everything you need on finding the perfect agent, listing your property and more.

How much does it cost to sell a home?

How much does it cost to sell a home?

The first thing that comes to mind when you set out to sell your home is most likely “how much money am I going to make selling my home?” Sure, your profits will be significant and you’ll have cash to purchase a new house, but you might not realize that selling your home will most likely cost thousands.

Why Disrupting Real Estate is Hard (Part IV): The Fear of Loss

Why Disrupting Real Estate is Hard (Part IV): The Fear of Loss

I am not a gambling man. The thought of hitting it big at the blackjack table is not nearly as appealing as the certainty of not losing hundreds of dollars in one sitting with nothing to show for it. Though it is true that without big risk there is not ...

Why Door.com Agents Really Are the Best

Why Door.com Agents Really Are the Best

In order to say we’re “the best in the business,” it’s important to back it up with proof. Luckily, our top real estate agents have given us more than enough to show you why they truly are unrivaled in their field. They’re experienced While traditional agents typically close around 3 ...

Save Money on Full Service with Door.com

Save Money on Full Service with Door.com

With Door.com, you pay a low flat fee based on the package you choose, no matter the list price of your home. Plus, you get an even better experience than you would with traditional real estate professionals. It’s easy to make a client think a 6% commission is worth it ...

What Efficient Execution Means to Door.com

What Efficient Execution Means to Door.com

Real estate is what our agents do best – they’ve handled hundreds of selling and buying experiences and are more than equipped to create a selling strategy customized to maximize your transactions and utilize our team-based approach to leverage trained experts every step of the way Specialization We believe in ...

How Door.com Provides High-Tech Transparency

How Door.com Provides High-Tech Transparency

Do you know 95% of buyers look for their new home online, or that 50% of those people looking at your home online will see it in the first seven days? We do … and thanks to our modern technology and efficient communication skills, we put your home in the ...

What (and how much) are closing costs?

What (and how much) are closing costs?

When it comes to buying a home, a lot of real estate fees come into play that add thousands of dollars to the final amount paid. Many first-time home buyers who might think the down payment on the purchase price is all they have to worry about aren’t aware of the impending closing costs that loom in the distance.

Why Disrupting Real Estate is Hard (Part III)

Why Disrupting Real Estate is Hard (Part III)

When the rideshare apps UberX and Lyft burst onto the scene in the early 2010s, car-based transportation changed rapidly. Even as Uber ran into legal challenges and organized protests around the United States and the world, its app spread like wildfire. From the perspective of a consumer, the value proposition ...

Press Release: Realtors Bracing for Potential Disruption in Industry

Press Release: Realtors Bracing for Potential Disruption in Industry

The modern, homegrown Texas real estate company, Door.com, is joining the fight for transparency on real estate commissions after home sellers filed a federal antitrust class action lawsuit on March 6, 2019.

Why Disrupting Real Estate Brokerage is Hard (Part II)

Why Disrupting Real Estate Brokerage is Hard (Part II)

My home’s A/C is broken. It needs to be fixed. On top of the list of things I am not looking forward to next week is paying for fixing my A/C. I can imagine it now: thanking the technician, pulling out my checkbook, and then signing on the dotted line. ...

Why is Disrupting Real Estate Brokerage Hard?

Why is Disrupting Real Estate Brokerage Hard?

This is the first in a series of several pieces I’ll be writing on the question “Why is disrupting real estate brokerage hard?” The pieces will reflect on several of the major reasons why residential real estate brokerage has been so hard to disrupt despite the high fees and dissatisfaction ...

Stonehaven Beauty Hits the Market

Stonehaven Beauty Hits the Market

Enjoy nature trails, pools, splash pads, and a kayak launch in this beautiful neighborhood of Stonehaven at the Tribute. Take a virtual walkthrough with our unique 3D viewing experience

Five Frequently Asked Questions about Door.com

Five Frequently Asked Questions about Door.com

We get asked a lot of questions here at Door, but here are five of our most frequently asked questions: What is a Door Refund? A 6% commission is paid to the Seller’s real estate broker when you close on a home. The Seller’s broker usually pays the Buyer’s broker ...

Five Questions to Ask Before Moving to a New City

Five Questions to Ask Before Moving to a New City

Moving to a new city can be scary, exciting, or fall somewhere in between. Before you embark on your latest adventure, ask these five questions to ease the transition: How will living expenses differ? The cost of living can vary greatly from one city to another. A two-bedroom apartment in ...

Door.com Featured Home of the Week: Spring, TX

Door.com Featured Home of the Week: Spring, TX

This week’s featured home boasts a spacious living room, a dedicated utility room, and soaking tub. This four bedroom beauty is in Spring, TX, and also comes with a $2,835 Door refund. How would you use the $2,835 cash? Take a walk-through of our featured home without adjusting your schedule ...

Three of the Most Costly Repairs Found on Inspection Reports

Three of the Most Costly Repairs Found on Inspection Reports

When purchasing a home, one of the most valuable parts of the process is the property inspection. Inspectors will spend several hours checking the safety, livability, and overall condition of the property, and will provide a thorough report of their findings generally within the same business day. We spoke with ...

How to Design a Kid-friendly Home You Won’t Hate

How to Design a Kid-friendly Home You Won’t Hate

There’s no arguing that having kids in the home changes everything– Sleep patterns, those four-letter words you can no longer use in traffic, and the way you design your space, but a kid-friendly home doesn’t have to mean a drab home. We’ve put together a list of tips to create ...

How to Find a Family-friendly Home

How to Find a Family-friendly Home

Shopping for a home when you have children or plan to grow your family presents a unique set of challenges for homebuyers. You’ll need to consider amenities for your present family situation, as well as your family’s future needs. Set your pre-requisites for the perfect home before you start shopping. ...

Is my Home Warranty the Same as Homeowners Insurance?

Is my Home Warranty the Same as Homeowners Insurance?

A home warranty is often mistaken for homeowners insurance, but the two offer completely different coverage and advantages. A Home Warranty A home warranty is a one-year policy that covers the repair or replacement of most major appliances and home systems that breakdown over time due to normal wear and ...

How to Find a Great Real Estate Agent

How to Find a Great Real Estate Agent

Finding a real estate agent shouldn’t be so difficult. At Door.com, we’ve take the guesswork out of finding a great agent by creating this list of questions you should be asking your potential agent. Ask About Their Experience Door.com Agents, while licensed to work on both the buy and sell ...

Three Smart ways to Build Home Equity

Three Smart ways to Build Home Equity

Homeowners are often looking for ways to increase their home equity, and while building equity is a slow process– it doesn’t have to be a daunting one. Before you can take proactive steps to increase your home equity, it’s important to understand what home equity is. In simple terms, when ...

How Sellers can Simplify the Selling Process

How Sellers can Simplify the Selling Process

Selling your home is just as time intensive as shopping for a new one. Check out what Lead Agent Savannah Detten recommends to her Door.com clients in Austin for making the process as easy as possible: Be Transparent with your Agent Transparency and clear communication are key to ...

Five Ways Buyers Stall Negotiations

Five Ways Buyers Stall Negotiations

Unclear Communication Communication is key during the home buying process. Be sure you are clearly communicating with your agent throughout the process, and be honest with them. Your Door agent is on your side, so share your preferences, concerns, and questions with them. Their job is to secure the best ...

How to Sell your Home to Millennials

How to Sell your Home to Millennials

Millennials are the largest generation since the Baby Boomer era, and many are shopping for their first homes. Millennials are known for their trendy, tech-savvy, and sustainability loving ways, but what does that mean for the real estate market? Millennials are disrupting shopping trends, and finding ways to shop smarter– ...

Three Easy Ways to Research Property Online

Three Easy Ways to Research Property Online

Shopping for a new home is time intensive. Thankfully, you can reduce some of the legwork by using these three easy ways to research properties without leaving your chair. Google Street View Google street view will let you take a virtual walk through your potential neighborhood using real images captured ...

How to Prepare your Home for Inspection

How to Prepare your Home for Inspection

Ito Group Home Inspections created this quick guide to help prepare your home for inspection, and reduce the amount of items that appear on the inspection report for buyers: All utilities need to be on. Water Electricity Gas The areas around the electric panel, water heater, furnace, and A/C need ...

Three Surprising things Buyers Value in the Houston Market

Three Surprising things Buyers Value in the Houston Market

Real estate markets are rather predictable when it comes to where buyers place value. Kitchens, bathrooms, closet space, and flooring are major selling points across the national real estate market, but Door clients in the Houston market are focusing less on cosmetics and more on flooding. Contrary to Dallas, Austin, ...

5 Reasons to Buy a House this Fall

5 Reasons to Buy a House this Fall

Tax Deductions Property tax and mortgage interest are both tax deductions. As long as you close before the end of the year, you’ll be able to deduct these amounts from your taxable income for the entire year. Negotiating Power Sellers are more motivated to close in the Fall, so you’ll ...

Top Three Factors that Influence Home Buying

Top Three Factors that Influence Home Buying

Which factor has the most influence on your purchasing decision? Niche needs are things potential buyers would love to have in their new home. Pet owners prefer homes with fenced yards, gardeners want homes with a large lot to stretch their green thumbs, and socialites want plenty of square footage ...

Five Ugly Truths about Traditional Real Estate Agents

Five Ugly Truths about Traditional Real Estate Agents

Most people tend to think of real estate agents and car salesmen in the same way– a necessary evil. When you need a new car you work with the sales team, presumably whoever found you first in the parking lot, and when you decide to buy or sell a home ...

The Truth Behind For Sale by Owner Listings

The Truth Behind For Sale by Owner Listings

Curious about for sale by owner (FSBO) listings? Here’s why Lead Agent and Broker Associate Sean Thomas advises against entering the real estate market without proper representation: The Contract The contract in a real estate transaction is one of the most important, and lengthy, documents you will likely ever encounter. ...

REALTOR VS. Agent - What's the difference?

REALTOR VS. Agent - What's the difference?

Real estate titles and jargon can be confusing, especially since it’s language most people only encounter two or three times throughout the course of their lives. To help you make the most informed decision when choosing a real estate professional, we’ve created this brief summary explaining the differences between a ...

Who Owns a Home When There are Multiple Names on a Mortgage?

Who Owns a Home When There are Multiple Names on a Mortgage?

A Mortgage and title are not the same. Mortgage and title are sometimes used interchangeably, but the two are not the same. A mortgage is the loan used to secure and purchase the property. The title, or deed, is a certificate of ownership for the property. When you’re on the ...

6 Staging Musts When Selling Your Home

6 Staging Musts When Selling Your Home

Staging is a key component to maximizing the selling speed and price of your home, but if you’re like many sellers, the idea of staging your home for potential buyers is overwhelming. Here at Door, we understand that it takes more than making your home smell like baked goods to ...

5 Steps to Submit a Competitive Offer in Fast-paced Markets

5 Steps to Submit a Competitive Offer in Fast-paced Markets

The real estate market is competitive, especially in larger markets like Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, and Houston. Submitting a great offer is a must, but how do you make sure you’re submitting an offer that will beat the competition? 1. The first step is to set your buying parameters. Decide ...

3 Important Items to Look for on an Inspection Report

3 Important Items to Look for on an Inspection Report

Depending on the type of financing you’re using to secure a property, your lender may or may not require a home inspection. In some cases, like VA loans, banks may even require additional inspections to verify that the condition and value of the property are worth the loan you are ...

How You Can Move For Less Than $300

How You Can Move For Less Than $300

Hiring moving professionals is generally the most efficient way to move, but it can also be the most expensive. Depending on the type of service you choose, packages include hourly rates of labor, packing services, packing materials, etc. You can even hire out unpacking services if you’re inclined. Moving companies ...

13 Ways to Lower your Electric Bill

13 Ways to Lower your Electric Bill

With recent heat waves setting new records, many Texas residents are looking for ways to reduce their electric bills. In an ideal world, we would have four seasons, a reasonable summer, and solar panels lining our roofs to capture those abundant Texas rays. Unfortunately, Southern weather has a mind of ...

Dallas real estate startup Door.com is on a tear, but is the disruption in full effect?

Dallas real estate startup Door.com is on a tear, but is the disruption in full effect?

In June 2016, Alex Doubet was a 28-year-old upstart with a Harvard degree and a new, untested company.

Safe Home Selling Tips for Seniors

Safe Home Selling Tips for Seniors

Alex Doubet, founder and CEO of Door.com, joining former client Mary Anderson on Good Morning America to discuss safe selling tips for seniors.

Alex Doubet awarded the Dallas EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2018

Alex Doubet awarded the Dallas EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2018

Reeling in venture capital. Figuring out online solutions to bring down costs. Incentivizing employees and renegotiating contracts. Prioritizing future growth. Those are things the entrepreneurs on the following pages do very well.

Innovative Texas real estate service saves San Antonio homebuyers serious money

Innovative Texas real estate service saves San Antonio homebuyers serious money

Alex Doubet has a plan to shake up Texas real estate. The innovative businessman is taking his disruptive brokerage company statewide.

Real Estate Sale Inspires Highland Park Grad to Open Door, Try Flat-Fee Approach

Real Estate Sale Inspires Highland Park Grad to Open Door, Try Flat-Fee Approach

“Upending the way people buy and sell their homes.”

A Doorway to Change

A Doorway to Change

“The idea here is to radically expose the information that is fully available online.”

Door, Inc. Raises $12 Million Series A For Flat-Fee Home Brokerage

Door, Inc. Raises $12 Million Series A For Flat-Fee Home Brokerage

“The company closed the final chunk of an approximately $12 million Series A round, which was raised in multiple tranches.”

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