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Become a digital agent

Manage negotiations, approve buyers, accept offers and digitally finalise the sale – all from the palm of your hand.

How Openn helps you sell more

Supports multiple sales methods

Enjoy flexibility to adapt the campaign to suit your vendors' needs. Choose from:

  Private Treaty
  Auction
  Tender
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How Openn helps you sell more

Accept offers through your website

Guide buyers through the sales process by adding an 'offer’ button to your website that's customizable to your brand.

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Enhanced communication

Streamline your interactions with: 

  Triggered invites via QR code, SMS, email, unique share link 
  Automated communications 
  Real-time updates via email + app notifications 
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Digital contracts

Enjoy digitised and automated contracts with our electronic signing solution. It’s an efficient and easy process - all that’s required is the final price and the signature.

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How it works

1. Get certified

Undertake specialised training to receive agent status in the platform.

2. List & launch

Win the listing and upload the property onto Openn

3. Invite & qualify buyers

Invite potential buyers via QR code, SMS, email or direct property link.

4. Negotiate a deal

Use the platform features to extract the best result.

5. Sell the property & leverage data

Sign off on the sale digitally and utilise data to secure more listings.
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What agents are saying

Having been in property, new homes and real estate for nearly 20 years, this is the fairest and most fun way to buy and sell real estate. It is bringing an unparalleled level of integrity back to the industry whilst keeping industry professionals thoroughly engaged throughout the process.
Neville Stevens

Neville Stevens

SLP Real Estate
This is a game changer. It is transparent; there's no two ways about it. The buyers can see what other buyers are prepared to pay, and the seller can see what the other buyers are putting in. We're getting sales and results a lot quicker!
Nick Wallace

Nick Wallace

Bellcourt Property Group
This method of sale has given us the point of difference in our area! We are selling homes for more than expected and our clients are over the moon! Love working with the Openn Team!
Nikki Varga

Nikki Varga

Vivid Property Perth
This system is working wonders and I’m looking forward to helping more clients experience amazing results using Openn.
Caro Cunningham

Caro Cunningham

Ray White - Cottesloe | Mosman Park
Best piece of tech in the industry. Openn has made selling homes much more enjoyable and transparent. Makes it fair for buyers and sellers. This is the way all properties should be sold.
Vasco Horta

Vasco Horta

Nest Realty
This is a fantastic platform based on a great process, but also backed up with very user-friendly and clever tech! Openn gives confidence to both buyers and sellers that fair market value is achieved. 
Gus Meikle

Gus Meikle

The Agency

Agent benefits

Works in all market  conditions

Works in all market conditions

Whether the market is going up or down, Openn provides a process agents and vendors can rely on.
Full support and training

Full support and training

Access to your own Campaign Strategist and a huge online library of articles, FAQs, brochures and tips to assist with every campaign.
Buy from anywhere

Buy from anywhere

Generate global interest and allow your buyers to transact end-to-end, online, from anywhere in the world.
Flexibility of process

Flexibility of process

Choose the right sales process for your seller, extend the campaign or bring it forward to sell quickly and switch between sales methods easily.
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Frequently asked questions

What is Openn?

Openn Negotiation Limited (ASX: OPN) is an Australian property technology (‘Proptech’) company offering a proprietary cloud-based software platform to support real estate agents in selling property online with greater transparency.

The Openn platform facilitates a negotiation process, featuring streamlined digital contracting and automated communication tools, which enhances a property transaction. The solution provides buyers with real-time feedback through their device on how much competition exists in the negotiation, resulting in an optimal sales outcome.

Openn keeps everyone informed about property negotiations in real time, allowing for confident decisions about buying or selling real estate.

How does Openn Negotiation work?

Openn Negotiation is a unique sales process that combines the best of auction and private treaty sales methods. This sales method ensures a buyer can’t miss out because they didn’t know what to pay.

In a nutshell, a buyer must start the qualification process by searching for the property they’re interested in and entering a starting price.

They will be asked to complete terms for the owner’s consideration, which can include level of deposit, settlement date, and any other terms that can be flexible. Once the vendor agrees to your terms, the pending price becomes live on the property, and the buyer is allocated a unique paddle number, making them qualified.

Once qualified, buyers can see the paddles representing other qualified buyers, the current highest bid, the final bidding stage date and a bidding timeline. They can improve their price at any time or sit tight for the final stage. Alternatively, if they are the sole qualified buyer and the price submitted is acceptable, the seller can instruct the agent to sell at any time.

An Openn Negotiation campaign is identified by the Openn Negotiation logo on the listing, and you can read more about the differences between an Openn Offer and Openn Negotiation campaign below.

How does Openn Offers work?

Openn Offers is a private treaty/sale process. It gives agents a centralised offer management system and provides buyers with real-time information on the status of their offer and how many buyers there are. 

Buyers will submit a starting price, terms and personal details for review by the agent and vendor. The starting price is then progressed to the next stage where they can see how many other buyers are involved.

While the platform will display a date and time indicating when the final offer stage will begin, the vendor can accept any offer, at any time. The offer accepted may not be the highest offer, but it will have more favourable terms for the vendor.

An Openn Offers campaign is identified by the Openn Offers logo on the listing. You can read more about the differences between an Openn Offers and Openn Negotiation campaign below.

Is this replacing real estate agents?

Openn was created by agents, for agents. Only licensed real estate agents can list with Openn.

How much does it cost? 

It costs $550 (incl GST) to upload a listing to the Openn platform, which is refundable if the property does not sell.

How do I list a property? 

Before you receive full agent access to the Openn app, you are required to undergo certification training. We have a range of options to help you get certified. The process takes less than 90 minutes and is available whenever you need it. You can register for training here.

As a Certified Openn Agent, you’ll also receive 1-on-1 specialist coaching, marketing and promotional materials, access to our resource centre and entry to our private Facebook group of certified agents. 

What is the final offer/bidding stage?

The final offer or bidding stage brings the Openn process to an end. The platform will display a date and time indicating when this will begin. Once this starts, new buyers cannot be accepted and qualified buyers will participate and decide if they wish to improve their bid or offer further, under a countdown timer.

Each time someone improves their bid or offer, or the increment is adjusted by the agent, the countdown timer resets. This is designed to provide plenty of time for each buyer to determine their next improvement on price. The agent can pause the timer and speak to the owner to set new increments, determine when the home meets the reserve or call buyers direct to encourage an additional bid.  The agent is also able to adjust the final bidding stage date, if needed. 

In an Openn Negotiation, after the clock runs out, if the property has met reserve then it is sold to the highest bidder. If it has not met reserve, it is passed in and the agent will continue negotiations. In Openn Offers, while there may be a final offer stage date set, the property can still sell at any time. 

Can we change the reserve price? 

In an Openn Negotiation, the reserve price can be changed at any time during the campaign; however, once the reserve price is reached, no additional changes can be made to ensure the legitimacy of the process. 

Can the property sell early?

Yes, in an Openn Negotiation, if a sole bidder enters a price that is acceptable to the seller, the property can be sold to them immediately.  

If there are other qualified bidders on the property, the final bidding stage must be conducted to give other bidders a fair chance to purchase the property; although, this final stage can be brought forward.

In an Openn Offers campaign, the property can be sold at anytime to anyone, on the vendor's instructions.

How do I know the buyers are real?

In an Openn Negotiation, all buyers are required to complete and sign a fully binding contract as part of the qualification process, which is then signed by the seller. As a result of this process, buyers will have confidence that each paddle on the bidding timetable is linked to a legally binding contract.

The contract documentation and verification process all bidders and sellers sign before being allowed to bid is more rigorous than traditional selling methods. This process has been through a thorough legal review to ensure compliance with the Auction Act. Dummy bids are impossible with an Openn Negotiation.

In an Openn Offers campaign, each buyer accepts the terms of use before their offer is placed. The real estate agent undertakes a comprehensive identity check before progressing their offer, and each buyer is represented by a unique paddle number.

What if a buyer withdraws? 

As with any sales process, if the buyer does not wish to participate, they can pull out at any time. 

Are we obligated to take the highest bid? 

In an Openn Negotiation, if the highest bid is above your reserve price, the property will sell on the agreed terms to the highest bidder; however, in an Openn Offers campaign, the vendor is not required to accept the highest offer.

Can the sellers make a vendor bid? 

Under the terms and conditions of an Openn Negotiation, the seller is not allowed to instruct or make a vendor bid or cause a bid to be made on their behalf.

In the case that they are a co-owner and want to purchase the property, they will go through the qualification process just like any other bidder and will be identified on their paddle number as a vendor.

Is Openn legal?

Absolutely, yes. All sales methods facilitated through the Openn platform have undergone a thorough legal review to ensure compliance in all states.

Additionally, the contract documentation and verification process all bidders and sellers sign before being allowed to participate in an Openn Negotiation is more rigorous than traditional selling methods.

Who can watch the Openn process?

Openn has an 'observe' feature, which allows people to view the process as it progresses.    

This feature is controlled by the agent and can be turned on or off at any time.  

What is the 'observe' feature?

This feature is made available by the agent. If you are unable to observe via the app, please contact the agent who will be able to assist.

It’s important to remember that being an observer does not mean you are qualified to participate in the negotiations, but it will allow you to observe the process.

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Place bids, make offers, track negotiations and digitally finalise a property purchase - anytime and from anywhere. The Openn app is available online and can be downloaded via the App Store and Google Play.

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