By now you’ve heard the news. In just 4 short years, Side has grown into a company worth $1 billion.
We now have over $150M to invest in service of our mission, to transform the best real estate professionals into boutique brands that are the service leaders in their communities.
We have achieved a lot in the last 4 years, partnering with agents, teams, and indies to launch hundreds of leading real estate boutiques in California, more recently in Texas and Florida, and shortly across the entire nation.
It’s the privilege of my lifetime to enable and empower our amazing agent partners to own and grow their businesses. It’s inspiring to see them express their creativity and exceed their own expectations.
And it will be a privilege to partner with more agents across the nation to help them own and grow the business they are already running, but don’t yet own.
This “unicorn” milestone is less about what we’ve achieved to date and more about what we’re going to achieve over the next 4 years.
Side is the future of real estate, a future where there are thousands of distinct agent-owned businesses and brands expertly serving clients across this country, as opposed to millions of agents working in service of a small handful of national one-size-fits-all brands and corporations.
These agent-owned boutiques will always outcompete the corporate brokerages because clients prefer a boutique real estate experience at every price point and because Side powers these boutiques with way more technology, marketing, and operations sophistication than existing brokerages. The best part is that our ability to do that is about to get even better.
And that’s why I say, we’re just getting started.
We’ve come a long way, but we’re just getting started.
We’re good at helping agents grow their business, but we’re just getting started.
We’re good at saving agents time, but we’re just getting started.
We know we’re not perfect, but we’re just getting started.
Getting here would not have been possible to accomplish without a lot of faith, patience, support, empathy, and determination from our inSiders, investors, and service providers.
But true to form, the most important supporters were and always will be the incredible agents that have partnered with Side over the years. They are and will always be the center of Side’s universe, the reason why we exist.
It’s a privilege to be in their service.
And we are just getting started.
Here’s to the future 🚀
Co-Founder and CEO, Side