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Open Listings raised $6.5M to help you buy a home without an annoying agent

Open Listings, the YC-backed startup that lets buyers purchase homes and get a 50% refund on whatever fee their real estate agent would normally make, has raised $6.5M in Series A funding led by Matrix Partners.Initialized Capital and Arena ventures also participated as new investors. As a refresher, Open Listings is an end-to-end real estate platform for buyers meaning you can find a listing, book private showings, make an offer and complete all the necessary paperwork prior to sale. So how does Open Listings do these things without needing an…

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