Meet the Real Estate Tech Entrepreneur: Ben McDougal from OpenOpen

Meet the Real Estate Tech Entrepreneur: Ben McDougal from OpenOpen

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Ben McDougal from OpenOpen.

Without further ado…

Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Ben McDougal. I’m a tech founder, multimedia marketer, aspiring author and entrepreneurial ecosystem builder in our connected era

What problem does your product/service solve?

Open houses generate sales for home builders and create leads for real estate agents. While the value of open houses is clear, coordinating the ongoing schedule between multiple properties and a team of realtors became a recurring hassle.

We built OpenOpen as an internal workflow tool to save time and reduce confusion. This open house scheduler allowed our home building company to have more of our available properties open to the public. For agents, this mobile app made it easy to host more open houses, even if the home was not their own listing. The win/win results were remarkable, so our team commercialized the platform. Welcome to OpenOpen!

What are you most excited about right now?

Creating art that fuels positive change in a time where we can all do more with less. As an entrepreneur, I enjoy solving problems and building within a passionate and hard-working community of fellow founders. I’ve learned the energy of accelerating others is unmatched and while OpenOpen is a slick little tool built to do one thing well, it’s neat knowing our team is helping others continue to build.

What’s next for you?

Our friendly team is now onboarding early adopters. Who’s a good fit? Home builders who want to optimize their open house experience. Also, brokerage owners who are eager to differentiate their agency by expanding access to open house for their team of agents. If you’re ready to save time while unlocking more open houses, activate your free trial by visiting

What’s a cause you’re passionate about and why?

 Using the art of connection to break down barriers to entrepreneurship. One way I’ve taken action is my participation in a program provided by the Kauffman Foundation, called 1 Million Cups. This community-driven event brings entrepreneurs together over coffee every Wednesday morning. With concise presentations from entrepreneurs each week, 1MC connects, educates and accelerates entrepreneurs while helping to unite entrepreneurial ecosystems in over 150 communities nationwide. Why 1 Million Cups? Entrepreneurship is a lonely rollercoaster. Connecting into a community is essential to evolving ideas in reality. Along with the innovative energy I receive from the stories of fellow founders at 1MC each week, it’s provided a consistent way to help others pursue their own entrepreneurial ventures. Keep building!

Meet The RE Tech EntrepreneurThanks to Ben for sharing his story. If you’d like to connect, find him on LinkedIn here.

We’re constantly looking for great real estate tech entrepreneurs to feature. If that’s you, please read this post — then drop us a line (Community @ geekestatelabs dot com).

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