2023 Rising Star: Nick Friedman


Nick Friedman is the senior director and growth manager at HomeLight. He is a prominent leader within the proptech industry, spearheading the exponential growth of HomeLight’s financial flagship products to best serve its top agents and their clients. Previously, Friedman was the co-founder, chief operating officer and chief revenue officer of Accept.inc, a Denver-based proptech company. There, he held the responsibility of overseeing the operational and growth aspects of the business. In June 2022, HomeLight acquired Accept.inc in an all-stock transaction, making the two company’s shared vision — to make transactions simple, certain and satisfying while keeping agents at the center of the transaction experience — come to life. Because of this acquisition, HomeLight now forms the largest agent-focused cash offer program in the United States. 

Friedman has been responsible for expanding HomeLight’s flagship financial products to ensure agents have the proper tools to help their clients achieve the American dream of homeownership. In December 2022, he spearheaded the release of HomeLight’s new core product, Buy Before You Sell, bringing speed and certainty to those who need to sell their current home in one of the most challenging markets to date. Under Friedman’s leadership, HomeLight now has the most innovative and streamlined process when working with agents and their clients. 

What is one thing you would tell a younger version of yourself?

Don’t be shy. If you need something from someone high up at a company — or a favor that’s seemingly impossible — just ask. The worst you can get is a “no” and you’d be surprised at how willing people are to help.


Nick Friedman




Senior Director and Growth Manager

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Real Estate

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