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...
- 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.