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Participants
Whitney Kukulka IR
Eric Wu Co-Founder and CEO
Carrie Wheeler CFO
Andrew Low Ah Kee President
Jason Helfstein Oppenheimer
Nick Jones Citi
Ed Yruma KeyBanc
Ygal Arounian Wedbush Securities
Yoni Yadgaran Credit Suisse
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Operator

Good day, and thank you for standing by. Welcome to the Opendoor First Quarter 2021 Earnings Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] Please be advised that today’s conference may be recorded. [Operator Instructions] I’d now like to hand the conference over to your host today, Whitney Kukulka, Investor Relations. Please go ahead.

Whitney Kukulka

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Eric Wu

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Carrie Wheeler

Eric. shareholder our quarter provided on We commentary our Thanks, first results letter. in

of we to quarter off So before on let me quickly some of the questions. move on the cover highlights

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continue As surpass highs volumes acquisition the QX. business, scale all-time we to to we rapidly for expect in

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Operator

Jason [Operator Oppenheimer. question Instructions] from with first comes Our Helfstein

Jason Helfstein

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like cited I think L.A. home, you $X.X or or think million Florida was I something. it a

us of as like to many have limited think, homes I about iBuying below million. historically, $X.X thought like

work talk ability kind a just how So area about opens price the to bigger market. in of up that

Carrie Wheeler

it’s question. Jason, Thanks the Carrie. for

first revenue, we was all, majority of in what in of increase driven to XXX% volume respect with So QX, saw the quarter-on-quarter by vast, that growth. vast

that: the an in advancing comes of higher certainly, were more a XXX%, success key other things XXX beneficiary than are prices. factors is our of incorporates to buy-box. average of is There’s than that HPA, more the volume from resale component. points the We know; you price continued X one think growth. just I increase factors But price. as in Buy-box

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You know that.

rate resulted and high fast inventory in That’s strong a HPA. of in very for an pent-up incredibly very We’re trifecta demand very rates, housing. of and record low low

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Eric Wu

nationwide. add, to And all teams obviously, on Jason, launching, aspirations expanding the hard are that service Yes, our working are homeowners new the focused only our buy-box and and markets. I’ll thing is

the And in. the we home service the the operate is of homes types really, goal of markets every so different we’re types to expanding in the operate we in, points. all -- price And

Operator

Jones question Our comes from with next Nick Citi.

Nick Jones

of mitigate rates remind you guess, the low interest environment be different buyer’s I the levels. bottom impact kind step interest other inventory frenzy first, it second way? or line? When really could for of the low on Opendoor’s over, the maybe shift guess, have swinging is it the things what be is the to just of Maybe back, business increasing more multi-decade you the Carrie, I kind in rates of going a pendulum taking is levels normalize, as reason? ability and the might inventory Great. us increasing and kind Did market? contemplated a a challenged then And record impact, to of a kind question to

Carrie Wheeler

Great. the thanks Good to hear your voice, Nick, for question.

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inventory something what positive if is market but would around your model levels now of what or down HPA more And kinds just also all part negative. record being even markets, to right go the from I were flat designed up is markets: across low markets, really very say our to of to was second work The neutral markets. question just

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Operator

Ed next Our from comes Yruma question KeyBanc. with

Ed Yruma

the homes? can just to half apply of aperture the quickly cities? the year? the second, as we velocity to I question. Is flip expansion my this on in begins first of I guess, can the side, guess, then systematically head of other opportunity maybe to homes the And that a target you you back on buy-box. is I increase there more terms that, of first, value-priced we the incredibly remains high. into How process of kind obviously, you’re buying? normalize expense the an expect Should that guess is

Andrew Low Ah Kee

the turn to we we’re piece looking team a consumers. over capability I’ll that can places of Ed, to yes, where Andrew the and has into buy-box, I’ll then more it’s The our first offering a that that’s for here. With take respect we constantly a systematic building great provide Carrie. second job part process. that, to believe done repeatable

As United take every what seller that States can offers. in Eric is aspiration the mentioned, advantage our Opendoor of

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improvement point? Importantly, to take also of the against us buy-box. more a of than like do the home that home, just condition a it’s Carrie, to the dimensions that you age It’s enable drive price. second continuous want

Carrie Wheeler

Yes. Ed. the Thanks question, for

rates, demand velocity, for housing inputs So earlier, very the said talked housing. as the I now given right constrained pent-up about: for on is I strong market inventory,

don’t see impact model of our to could year. our the would There’s that that I that. results. chance as from balance and I those through a expect to material Velocity persist a follow We slow. the it feel

Operator

Arounian Ygal from Securities. comes with Wedbush question next Our

Ygal Arounian

conversion of some real As environment? course pricing the about of current there. conversion the in to expect reaching on the or think the you’ve up Can record that talk year. about First you done improvements you the HPA how improve to the question, you to and a just things move you’ve seller over continue you and the make offer noted,

that? driving how question, philosophy then And that what’s second conversion? Just you guess, around think your do about seller I inventory. on And real the

get biggest buying meaningful is off a XQ, in of or as you’re and or and you still but inventory holding And lot do of one equal in inventory kind much of you you’re that time more case expect How off. levels the to buying from market downturn rates. record cool you stable out think as pushbacks getting your having on things a of of to I stepping over investors purchases sales for Do stays you’re homes and think over time? selling?

Andrew Low Ah Kee

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Carrie Wheeler

It’s Carrie.

around of the question On second your part inventory.

back. to Just step

not in inventory all homes. we So in market, know acquire constrained our which to we have ability is today’s been constrained,

about And X,XXX quarter. this you now. said, right X,XXX Andrew the contract more homes perhaps, to in acquired importantly, if up sitting future, over As quarter, X,XXX think last homes

in more environment, was job constraints So then we’ve not our easier. even a ability normal less constrained, market in constrained or of to despite certainly And the our been acquire homes. suspect this I is that

Ygal Arounian

Any one seems you noted or product. Can buyers conversion bring just product lift Opendoor-backed And ties how some at the like impact incredibly an and Can for the you’ve that compelling I funnel. to on follow-up, in about flywheel that’s the It with part ask on works? or Offers? improvements into you together sellers had that it seen mortgage talk a more least mortgage of second? in --

Eric Wu

Yes, thank Eric. the This is you for question.

shopper, Opendoor-backed as We’re excited and if offers early as competitive. Obviously, climate, possible. And be your competitive a the around want you in to signal by it’s Offers. progress you’re home today’s

the a able leverage I we’re our to over to X love homes. So also buying new are thing we’ve this, built the feature past customers who the provide about capabilities and years

early loans progress Andrew which by to there’s very so address progress signal, second how there. and the kind part, And home I’ll apply of is date. the and does the have that excited to we’re

Andrew Low Ah Kee

Yes.

which while friction higher integration If into totally see product Opendoor-backed for terms you creating Offers, removing seamless turn our levels product go that other And through Loans do Home in than see Offers absolutely mortgage you rates of the experience, attach. with actually customer higher them, Opendoor-backed with value I’d we places. in see seamless it’s to of our experience, encourage attach you’ll do on offering. we its And we

So view and uptake the of absolutely. that to product things, acceptance side consumer a Loans the as Home of we the tailwind

Operator

next question Credit Yoni comes Our Yadgaran Suisse. with from

Yoni Yadgaran

if may. I Two,

markets. one of first the around ramping kind So is new

towards full quarter X, been or the halfway aggressive last guys your fairly year more than You in have goal.

seeing you it repurchase well As quickly to guess where as absolutely kind housing this second Can hold that seeing around HPA guys of as those expecting? home how suppliers of you’re providers to days addition you have to once Is you impacting a a rent you constrained relative a pre-COVID expanded buy-box, inventory new or piece itself. all service for in are environment tightened it’s you as you otherwise it? strong resell about in a And early specifically, ramp historical market far? been weren’t at question maybe have result markets your is conversion you just levels. or lumber ability those I strong so new And in seeing rates, faster go of than are looked talk into markets, trends, as the like markets in

Andrew Low Ah Kee

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to it’s team the testament here over work that a really has done the So hone time to machine.

focus ensuring is new accurate scalable really operations. and on processes about Our we markets pricing have repeatable, and

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question real days be So really may the to perspective list. or no And impacting our days how change second around launch time to repair with from ramp. market your new supplies considerations our some the of or around building rental part regard of then the or was

like everyone points. some pain certainly We’re in the of seeing supply industry chain those

home, of spectrum per not goes It’s entire into we’re right the dependent across a not our that. But shortages. are se. impacting lumber period now. on We’re what there seeing materially goal heavily And

Operator

We follow-up the Oppenheimer. question have a with line Helfstein Jason of from

Jason Helfstein

to how work? just to you have work? home sell if us. about you? so just to product you I OVO-ed, with do does newer to that get again. does Andrew, I flywheel of OVO. good Is it’s Just ask it kind that mean Because how connect want through your you

Eric Wu

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Operator

to today’s to the remarks. concludes turn session. That closing I’d for Eric question-and-answer call like back

Eric Wu

Great. for earnings our QX I call. just want joining thank everyone to

sign them our transition off, teammates customers help Opendoor you. I to single life and their their to our customers Before day. my with every who I’d to for dedication thank choose like Thank to

Operator

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