Side Partner Agents Named America’s Best by REAL Trends
We’re excited to announce that 30 Side Partner Agents were ranked among the top one half of the top 1% of all 1.4 million licensed real estate professionals in the US.
The 4 bullseyes in real estate for venture capitalists
Paul Levine, a managing director at Sapphire Ventures, expects total funds invested in real estate tech to jump to $10 billion in 2019. During his presentation, titled What’s Next in Real Estate, Levine named iBuyers, “tech-forward” brokerages, new types of financing, and transaction automation as the four bullseyes for investors. Levine explained that Side’s tech-forward, agent-centric brokerage model appeals to top producing agents and hits the nail on the head by evolving away from traditional brokerage structures.
Announcing the 2019 Inman Innovator Award Winners
The annual Inman Innovator Awards honor the creative companies, organizations, and individuals pushing the boundaries of the real estate industry and achieving new feats. Side was honored to receive the first runner-up award for most innovative brokerage.
Vikki Bartholomae Joins Side to Advance Interests of Top Agents and Brokers
Bartholomae said, “When I first heard about Side and realized that it offers true equity in a way that allows agents to own their own business and grow that business without having to operate it, I had to be a part of that. I just had to. Side is a partner, equally invested in the business, that innovates on behalf of top agents and ensures that they continue to have sustainable growth.”
A former eXp president has joined startup brokerage Side
Former eXp Realty President Vikki Bartholomae is officially joining real estate startup Side as the chief of agent success, the company announced Monday.
Side, the most agent-forward brokerage, you’ve never heard of.
“If you’re familiar with California Real Estate, you may have heard of some of the brands that they’ve partnered with – Thrive, City, Elevation, Real Estate Experts, Portfolio, and many more. What you probably didn’t know is that they are all powered by a new brokerage that is flipping the old model on its head.”
Ambassadors announced for Inman Connect Las Vegas 2019
We’re proud to announce that Side’s Director of Partnerships, Alice Pak, was selected to be a distinguished Inman Ambassador this year. An Inman Ambassador is a real estate professional who is recognized for their insight, commitment, and guidance within the industry. These individuals are committed to raising the bar through education and events. Congratulations, Alice!
‘The agents are winning’
With more tech-enabled independence and bargaining power, real estate agents are negotiating better commission splits. Startups such as iBuyers (e.g. Opendoor) are disrupting the status quo. And new brokerages designed to capitalize on this changing landscape (e.g. Side and Compass) are trying to peel away Realogy franchisees, top agents and teams.
Side, a Real Estate Tech Company, Emerges
Receives significant funding from lead investors Trinity Ventures and Matrix Partners; adds real estate veterans to its leadership team to expand nationally
Side Helps Real Estate Agents Shine
Patricia Nakache, General Partner of Trinity Ventures, talks about how she’s “thrilled to be backing an exciting startup called Side that is building the real estate brokerage of the future.”
Side raises millions, aiming to be the best brokerage for teams
Out of the shadows, a new competitor in residential real estate has emerged: Side, a high-tech brokerage focused on empowering real estate agent teams, has quietly earned millions in backing from venture capitalists and is today making its public debut.
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