REX, a full-service residential brokerage operating in 17 major U.S.
markets, today announced it has moved to Texas, opening its new,
burgeoning headquarters in the innovation capital of Austin.
REX currently has 28 employees in Austin, including its CEO, Chief Data
Scientist and Head of National Sales. That number is expected to double
by the end of 2019 with the majority of new hires in technology, data
science, marketing and sales positions. REX also has offices in the
California cities of Woodland Hills, near Los Angeles, and Redwood City
in Silicon Valley.
REX harnesses new technology to take the stress and confusion out of
buying and selling homes, and lowers consumer cost through a
transaction-total commission of 2% compared to the 6% charged by most
traditional brokers. REX was established in late 2015 in Southern
“Texas is a place of outsized ambition and out-of-the-box thinking,”
said Jack Ryan, REX CEO and co-founder, who moved to Austin last year.
“It’s the perfect place for REX to continue expanding its national
business, and to fulfill its goal of radically reducing transaction
costs for consumers so they can get the most value out of their most
important asset — their home.”
By employing data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence,
REX is able to price homes more accurately than traditional brokerages;
then, target them to qualified buyers through Zillow, Google, Facebook,
Trulia and more. Its licensed agents are salaried and incentivized to
focus their attention on the customer experience versus commission. In
addition, REX makes home buying and selling simpler by offering escrow,
titling, mortgage and insurance, all in one place and at competitive
REX has expanded to 17 markets including California, Colorado, Florida,
New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Texas. In 2018, the
company increased listings by 300 percent year-on-year, representing
homes cumulatively valued at over $1 billion and in the process, saved
customers over $12 million in fees they otherwise would have paid to
traditional brokers. For every fifty homes it sells, REX builds one new
home for a family in need.
To date, the company has raised $75 million from prominent private
investors including Scott McNealy, co-founder and former CEO of Sun
Microsystems, Dick Schulze, founder of Best Buy, Gordon Segal, founder
of Crate and Barrel, Amit Singhal, former SVP of search at Google, Diana
Nelson, chair of Carlson, Jack Greenberg, former CEO of McDonald’s and
Muneer Satter, chairman of Satter Investment Management.
REX is the first licensed residential real estate brokerage that uses AI
and big data to push past the outmoded business practices of traditional
realtors by providing dramatically better outcomes and experiences for
both buyers and sellers at dramatically lower cost. To find out more
about how REX saves consumers money and hassles in what’s typically the
most stressful transaction of their lives, visit rexhomes.com and follow
REX on Twitter @rex_change, Facebook, or Instagram.