• Consumers who use personal finance site NerdWallet can now access an agent-matching tool that pairs consumers with agents based on agents' transaction history.
  • OpenHouse, an agent-matching tool and lifestyle-based property search service, is powering NerdWallet's agent-matching tool.
  • OpenHouse gets agent transaction data from MLSs, and pockets a slice of any commission earned by agents who accept its referrals.

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You should choose an agent based on how good they are at selling homes, not because they're your mom's friend.That's a gospel that OpenHouse (formerly AgentAce), an agent-matching and listing search service, has been preaching since it began pairing consumers with agents based on their transaction history more than two years ago.On that front, Santa Monica, California-based OpenHouse has just notched another win by adding NerdWallet -- a personal finance information service that's purportedly visited by more than 3 million users a month -- to the list of websites that have adopted OpenHouse's agent-matching technology.As part of OpenHouse's partnership with NerdWallet, NerdWallet now prominently links to an agent-matching tool powered by OpenHouse's "AgentAce...