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2022 Rising Star: Derek Schairer


As Opendoor’s General Manager of Homebuilder Partnerships, Derek Schairer has spent the past four and a half years spearheading Opendoor’s Homebuilder Partnerships division. He and his team have worked to solve one of the homebuilding industry’s biggest challenges: converting contingent customers into buyers. Today, this program includes the nation’s top homebuilders, spans Opendoor’s nearly 50 markets, and, since launching in 2017, has unlocked over $4 billion in sales for Opendoor’s builder partners. Most importantly, it solves one of the industry’s biggest challenges by lining up the sale of a buyer’s existing home with the construction and completion of their new-build home.

Schairer aided in the development of a new platform, launching later this year, that will enable builders and homebuyers to conveniently connect and transact in a completely new way. He has expanded the Opendoor homebuilder program to 44 markets and manages partnerships in over 2,000 homebuilder sales offices across the country. 

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

Fall in love with the process. It’s the key to being successful in any endeavor, long or short term. If you can do this, you can focus your energy in the correct places, be able to determine steps to succeed, and sit back and watch your plans come to life.


Derek Schairer




General Manager of Homebuilder Partnerships

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