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 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 ...

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 ...

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 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 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– ...

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 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 ...

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 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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.”