About Us

Reshaping the Real Estate Industry In Favor of Homeowners

Our Mission

At Houwzer, we are changing the real estate industry for good—enriching the lives of our clients and agents, while supporting our communities. We’re reshaping real estate from the ground up, providing exceptional services at the fairest price. 

Traditional agents can no longer justify 6% commissions— evolving technology has made it easier to buy and sell homes. From digital contracts to Zillow listings to virtual showings, a lot of agent work has become automated. At the same time, home values are rising rapidly. This means that the typical agent has gotten a huge pay bump for doing less work.

At Houwzer, we believe in bringing commission costs back in line with reality. Whether you’re buying or selling a home (or both), you deserve transparent, fair pricing and agents who put you first. By employing salaried agents and using proprietary software to manage the transactions, we’re able to offer an exceptional experience at a fraction of the typical cost.

Our Values

Houwzer is here to reshape real estate. Our values of simplicity, transparency, and maximize drives everything we do. 


Real estate doesn’t need to be so complicated. Houwzer is using better analytics, streamlined communication, and automation to simplify the transaction. We get rid of the noise so you can focus on what matters.


We lead with clear, upfront, low pricing, with no hidden fees. Then we provide proprietary technology that allows our clients to track the entire process, any hour of the day.


We believe in the fairest price. From saving homeowners thousands when they sell to giving buyers a pressure-free agent experience—we are relentless with helping our clients maximize their next chapter.

Houwzer's Story

In 2015, Houwzer was founded by formal naval officer Mike Maher. After paying commissions on property he sold, Maher was shocked by both the cost and inefficiency of modern real estate. He realized that the industry was ripe for disruption.

The plan was simple: build a brokerage that focuses first on the consumer experience—not commission bonuses. This meant paying agents a fair salary with benefits, while simplifying the transaction process itself. Soon the company brought title services in-house, allowing for more seamless communication between teams and a smoother pathway to successful closings.

In 2020, Houwzer expanded operations to Baltimore and DC; other regional expansions swiftly followed. 

Then in 2022, Houwzer acquired competitor Trelora and established Newfound WHAT HERE. In total, Newfound brands have served over 44,000 clients across the U.S.

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