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Sean Black

Knock

Knock saw explosive growth in 2021, thanks to Sean Black, who led the charge to bring certainty, convenience and cost savings to the real estate transaction, keeping brokers and agents at the forefront. Expanding into 59 markets throughout the year, up from 14, he was able to quadruple the number of Knock Certified Agents.

Black also added to the flagship Knock Home Swap, launching Knock GO, a unique home loan for first-time homebuyers. With Knock GO™, buyers are able to make a cash-like offer to win their dream home, while having the assurance that Knock is there to help them should the home appraise for less than the sale price. Both the Knock Home Swap and Knock GO™ are available through partnerships with more than 255 brokerage firms throughout the U.S.

“We’re at the beginning of a tectonic shift in how people buy and sell their homes,” says Black. “In 10 years we think buying a home looks a lot more like renting one on Airbnb, and Knock’s technology platform is leading the charge with the only single solution to buy and sell simultaneously, giving consumers and their agents complete control and transparency into both sides of the transaction.”

Sean Black
CEO

Knock

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