Creating the future of real estate.

We’re building the first modern real estate platform leveraging our talents, passions, and expertise. Come join the journey.

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Aalto team

Our mission.

We’re here to democratize real estate. Our mission is to shift the balance of power in residential real estate, away from industry insiders and toward consumers.

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Our history.

Aalto was founded in 2017 to change the way homes are bought and sold.

Former founders (and longtime friends) who grew up in families of real estate agents, Nick and Jon deeply understood the problems that face the modern homeowner and homebuyer. To fix these problems, the two built a small team who set out to create a self-service platform that put consumers at the center of the real estate process. That team became Aalto, and that product became the Aalto platform.

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Creating the right place for our work.

Aalto is a distributed team that works from our homes and our Bay Area HQ. Different roles have different in-person requirements. Apply to learn more about our flexible work options.

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Our operating principles.


Be Bold.

Go big with ideas, knowing "different" often beats "better."


Drive a little over the speed limit.

Embrace the discomfort of speed, as it’s our core advantage.


Be an owner, not a renter.

Make decisions like it’s your company… because it is.


Disclose often.

Make a habit of sharing your plans and learnings widely.


Demonstrate radical caring.

Go way beyond what other companies consider "normal," both for customers and colleagues.

How we work at Aalto.

Fair title and compensation policy.

Slack only, no internal emails.

Maximum flow time with minimal meetings.

We value output, not hours.

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Making sure you feel at home-and then some.

Aalto offers competitive benefits to maximize happiness and productivity.

100% paid health insurance

We cover 100% of benefits for you and your family, including PPO, HMO, Kaiser, Dental, Vision.

Paid vacation and holidays

We have a flexible vacation policy, with most employees taking ~3 weeks. Plus, we offer an additional 10+ days off for national holidays.

Paid family leave

We offer 3 months paid time off for maternity leave and 1 month for paternity leave.

Robust savings and insurance plans

We offer the following: 401(k) retirement plan, flexible spending accounts, prepaid legal assistance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, and life insurance.

Frequent employee events

We love getting together. From virtual pie making classes, to in-person happy hours and bi-annual all-company events, taking time to bond is important to us.

Happy homes

Waived/refunded commission when purchasing a primary residence through Aalto.

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The other way to buy a home.

Buyer rebate is up to 1.5% of the purchase price and is subject to buyer lender approval.

Aalto, Inc. 2024 • California DRE #02062727

Equal Housing Opportunity