Our mission is to simplify the path to homeownership.

At HiHome, you don’t search for the best homes. You tell us what you want and the best homes find you. We’re challenging traditional home search and sharing with you the first instant home matching platform. So your goal is our goal: to save time finding the ideal home for you and your family.

Homeownership is still the American Dream...

Owning a home is about more than just having a place to live. It is also about life stability, access to opportunity, wealth-building, self-expression, and so much more. Homeownership can provide individuals with greater stability and confidence to flourish and build meaningful lives. However, there are numerous institutional and structural barriers to homeownership. Technology is not a silver bullet, but is a critical part of making homeownership more accessible and simplifying the homebuying journey.

I was raised by a single mother who immigrated to the U.S. When she purchased her first home, I saw in her eyes how much it meant to her. It helped her realize that she could support herself and her children. It showed her that despite all of the obstacles she faced, that she had made it in America. It showed her that she belonged.

Tony Shu, Co-founder

...but buying a home is still a nightmare.

The old way of buying a home is hard. HiHome is building a platform that makes you wonder “how did people ever buy a home without this?” We are starting by sharing with you the first instant home matching platform, delivering the fastest and most personalized home search experience. We know that choosing the home and neighborhood that you and your family live in is one of the most important decisions in your life. We are here to help you get it right and buy the house with confidence.

40%

of Americans say that buying a home is the most difficult event in modern life. (Source)

52%

of homebuyers say that finding the right home is the hardest part of homebuying. (Source)

Redefining home search.

At HiHome, you don’t search for the best homes. You tell us what you want and the best homes find you. We’re challenging traditional home search and sharing with you the first instant home matching platform. So your goal is our goal: to save time finding the ideal home for you and your family.

Centering human relationships.

Whereas other companies are trying to remove agents from the homebuying process, we believe that real estate is all about relationships. Instead of eliminating the human element of real estate, we are building tools that foster stronger relationships and effective collaboration. We bring transparency to the homebuying process and automate busywork, so you can buy with greater support and ease.

Our team

James Parker

Co-founder

James Parker is a software engineer, previously working for the intelligence community, and a recovering first-time homebuyer. James is a graduate of Harvard Business School and received a Masters of Science in Engineering from Harvard University.

Tony Shu

Co-founder

Tony Shu is a licensed real estate agent and an advocate for people experiencing homelessness. He grew up talking about housing and real estate around the dinner table with his mother, who runs a real estate small business. Tony graduated from Harvard University and was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2021.

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