Welcome to Homeward
I’m a homebuyer
I’m a real estate agent

We’re redesigning the homebuying experience.

We're a modern home finance company that partners with agents to help homebuyers overcome the limitations of traditional mortgages. This is homebuying the way it ought to be.
+900%
12-month growth in agent-referred customers
+375%
12-month growth in homes under contract
4.7 Stars
average Google Review

We’re a new kind of
home finance company

Most alternatives to traditional real estate minimize or replace the agent. We’re an agent-led company. We believe agents are more important than ever, so we team up with some of the best.

Keller Williams, Homeward PartnerRealty Austin, Homeward PartnerMetrobrokers, Homeward Partner
Porchlight Real Estate, Homeward PartnerCompass, Homeward PartnerBetter Homes Real Estate, Homeward Partner

Our Story

Tim Heyl became a real estate agent in 2009 and soon noticed a pattern. “The traditional real estate transaction was broken,” he explains.  “I kept running into the same problem: buyers couldn’t make an offer on a new home until they sold their old home.” Heyl watched his buyers get stuck paying two mortgages, moving twice, or worse — missing out on a home they loved.  

"Buying a home should be fun and exciting, but many of my buyers were anxious," he remembers. "They felt rushed to make decisions and sometimes they made really bad ones." Unlike most tech companies and other players who were trying to displace agents from real estate transactions, Heyl  firmly believed agents should be part of the solution. "People want a local real estate expert in their corner when they make this big purchase," he explains. "People need that guide."



So he stopped waiting for someone else to solve his clients’ problem and tried something radical: In December of 2018, he bought the home his clients wanted with his own money. “That cash unlocked the home equity my clients had tied up in their house,” he explains. Then they sold their old house and got a mortgage to buy the new house back from him. Homeward’s first service, Buy before you sell, was born.  “My cash made the process easier, calmer, and more certain,” explains Heyl. It also gave his clients the ability to move  on their own timeline instead of someone else’s. Heyl’s workaround solved the problem, but it wasn’t scalable. 



And Heyl wanted to provide other agents the ability to do the same for their clients. Heyl knew his experience wasn’t unique. He understood that other agents were hamstrung by the traditional real estate transaction, too, and that they needed more innovative ways to attract and help clients. 



So Heyl founded Homeward and began working toward our first round of funding — $25M — which closed in July 2019. In May 2020, less than a year later, we closed our second round of funding, this time for $105M. 



“Without Homeward, I never would have been able to help my clients get the home they wanted,” wrote one agent in an early review. “Homeward has helped my business and my clients. Real estate is changing and Homeward is on the forefront of those changes.”



In fact, Homeward’s first solution, Buy before you sell, was so popular that agents clamored for a service for their clients who didn’t have a home to sell. In January 2021, we introduced Buy with cash.  

Since cash offers are three times more likely to beat financed bids, this product empowers agents to make every client a cash buyer, helping them compete in multiple offer situations and command better terms in less competitive markets. 


Most alternatives to traditional real estate minimize the agent or require homebuyers to work with an agent they don’t know, an agent who may not even live in the market where they’re buying. At Homeward, we’re innovating with agents, positioning them to do more for their clients without earning any less — and homebuyers benefit. We’re proud to play a part in one of the biggest financial decisions of a consumer’s life and work hard every day to make it easier and more enjoyable.

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The Homeward Way

The Homeward Way

Three companies.
One seamless experience.

Becoming a homeowner involves several steps. Once the seller accepts your offer, you still have to finance your home loan and close the purchase. The paperwork and process involved can be expensive, inefficient, and cumbersome. So we created The Homeward Way. After we help you buy with cash, you can finance your home with Homeward Mortgage, and then close on it with Homeward Title. We bundle our services to save homebuyers money, time, and effort. That’s the Homeward Way.

Our Founder

Tim Heyl grew up in real estate. His father founded one of Austin’s biggest home builders, inspiring Heyl to become an entrepreneur, too. So it should come as no surprise that by the time he was 24, Heyl was named the city’s number-one real estate agent by The Austin Business Journal. He ultimately led his brokerage, The Heyl Group, to be a five-time Inc 5,000 business and one of the top 25 agent teams in the country. Heyl has also built — and sold —  several other real estate businesses, including Mint Title, a settlement company, and Phone Animal,  an agent lead converter.  

“I love helping real estate agents build sustainable businesses,” explains Heyl. “And I want to make it easier for people to buy and own homes. We have to modernize this industry. I want to partner with agents to do that.”

Heyl founded Homeward in 2018 and was named Inman News Innovator of the Year in 2019. Heyl is now a father himself: he has two daughters and a son. He and his wife, Liz, mentor engaged couples at their church, and love spending time with their children at their lake house outside Austin.

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Our Markets

We’re a fully remote company with a headquarters in Austin, TX, and team members scattered across the United States. Today we operate in Texas, Georgia, and Colorado. Tomorrow, we could be coming to your hometown.

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Our Leadership Team

Tim
CEO and Founder
Andrada
Head of Talent
Anna
Head of FP&A
BJ
VP, Legal
Brad
Head of Title Ops
Brian
Chief Real Estate Officer
Caroline
Head of Marketing
Claire
VP, Operations
Colin
VP, Product
Daniel
Director of Biz Ops
Eric
Chief Operating Officer
Izabel
Director of Growth Ops
Katie
Director of Customer Experience
Jeremy
Head of Engineering
Jon
Head of Accounting
Matt
Chief Strategy Officer
Monzoor
Head of Capital Markets
Roxana
Director of Loan Origination
Sam
Head of Growth
Sarah
Head of Mortgage Lending
Sehr
Head of People
Srini
Chief Financial Officer

Our Investors

Javelin, Homeward InvestorAdams Street, Homeward InvestorLive Oak Venture Partners, Homeward Investor

Our Advisors

We benefit from the expertise and counsel of leaders in real estate and tech.

Mike DelPrete
Real Estate Tech Strategist and Scholar-in-Residence, University of Colorado Boulder
Jed Katz
Managing Director, Javelin Venture Partners and Co-founder, Move.com
Keith Zoellner
Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, CS Disco
Ben Rubenstein
Chief Revenue Officer, Realtor.com and Founder & CEO, OpCity

Our Mission, Vision, and Values

Mission

We build innovative home finance solutions to overcome the limitations of the traditional mortgage.

Vision

In the future, our cash offer, flexible financing, and convenient closings will make buying a home as simple and seamless as any other online purchase.

Values

The Golden Rule

Whether we’re dealing with colleagues or customers, we follow The Golden Rule, treating others the way we want to be treated. It’s a simple rule, but it’s also significant: we don’t prioritize money or growth over people, and we practice empathy at every opportunity.

Calm Focus

We work in tech and build solutions for real estate. Both are fast-paced and stressful industries. So it’s important that  we focus on the larger objective rather than rushing from one task to the next. If something is out of scope, we say “No.” If something feels rushed, we pump the brakes. This calm focus helps us create solutions our customers love.

One Team, One Dream

Big problems require big solutions. We look at our customers’ experience holistically, and recognize that solving them requires collaboration across teams. This approach extends to cooperation among our three affiliate companies — Homeward, Homeward Mortgage, and Homeward Title — and results in a better homebuying experience.

Katie
,
Software Engineer

I’m growing so much as an engineer thanks to the mentorship and trust given to me. And I get to do it while working on a product I believe in.

One day, I want to own a home with a music room.
Mike
,
Senior Credit Officer

What I enjoy most about working here is that no two days are the same. Each day brings new challenges and opportunities for growth.

Our house has a little shower in the mudroom for our dogs, which also frequently gets used for kids.
Duri
,
Senior Manager, Customer Advisors

I’m grateful for the opportunity to be part of a mission bigger than all of us. The culture we are creating is changing the lives of our team members and our clients at the same time.

I look forward to building an art studio in my next home.
Awele
,
Loan Advisor

I love our customer-centric culture. I am constantly pushed to be my best for our customers and empowered to find creative solutions for each unique transaction.

I love shipping container homes and hope to build my own one day.
Ellie
,
Customer Experience Manager

I love how collaborative Homeward is: every single department works together to get each customer to the finish line.

The house I currently live in resembles a treehouse — and I love it!
Blake
,
Partner Lead

At Homeward, we provide agents with solutions that clear hurdles for their clients. We get to make people’s home ownership dreams come true. How cool is that?

I bought my first home just a few months after my 21st birthday.
Katie
,
Software Engineer

I’m growing so much as an engineer thanks to the mentorship and trust given to me. And I get to do it while working on a product I believe in.

One day, I want to own a home with a music room.
Mike
,
Senior Credit Officer

What I enjoy most about working here is that no two days are the same. Each day brings new challenges and opportunities for growth.

Our house has a little shower in the mudroom for our dogs, which also frequently gets used for kids.
Duri
,
Senior Manager, Customer Advisors

I’m grateful for the opportunity to be part of a mission bigger than all of us. The culture we are creating is changing the lives of our team members and our clients at the same time.

I look forward to building an art studio in my next home.
Awele
,
Loan Advisor

I love our customer-centric culture. I am constantly pushed to be my best for our customers and empowered to find creative solutions for each unique transaction.

I love shipping container homes and hope to build my own one day.
Ellie
,
Customer Experience Manager

I love how collaborative Homeward is: every single department works together to get each customer to the finish line.

The house I currently live in resembles a treehouse — and I love it!
Blake
,
Partner Lead

At Homeward we provide agents with solutions that clear hurdles for their clients. We get to make people’s home ownership dreams come true. How cool is that?

I bought my first home just a few months after my 21st birthday.

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