Our CEO, Shelley Janes, is a previous real estate agent and was voted a top Realtor in the Denver/Boulder area (and is also an excellent high-fiver!). After flipping homes on her own and having investment properties, Shelley realized the real estate industry was incredibly inefficient and antiquated. She wanted to empower people to have a new choice to buy and sell homes without any agent involvement and to bring back the human connection through a very easy and streamlined process.
Here at SideDoor, we allow home buyers and sellers to complete their home sale completely online without any agents or their fees. By taking out the middleman, we streamline the real estate process and provide a platform to directly connect buyers and sellers in a straightforward and user-friendly way.
Each year, 5 million homes are sold in the US, and roughly 4.5M are agent assisted, which equates to over $56 billion dollars in realtor commissions. Over 1 million of the total homes sold in the United States each year started as For Sale By Owner (FSBO). Only 450,000 complete the transaction as FSBO annually, and the other half of FSBO transactions end up not selling or hiring an agent. The biggest reason FSBO's switch to agents is primarily due to the sellers not having any tools or guidance to facilitate the sales of their home.
Lenders, real estate lawyers, and title companies are essential to closing real estate transactions nationwide. Through our technology, buyers and sellers are provided a roadmap through the complexities of modern real estate, and are assured the guidance and support of all of our partners.
Our (Side) Door is always open, so feel free to email us with any questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for trusting us at SideDoor to buy or sell your next home!