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    About

    What is Compass?

    Launched in 2013, Compass is a technology-driven real estate platform with offices in New York City, the Hamptons, Miami, Boston, Cambridge, Los Angeles, Aspen, Santa Barbara, Montecito, and Washington, DC. Compass provides comprehensive brokerage services, combining exceptional agents with best-in-class technology to make the process of buying, selling, or renting a home intelligent and seamless.

    I want to buy a home. How do I get started?

    On compass.com or on our iOS app, you can manage your home search in one place, at home or on-the-go. Working collaboratively with an agent best matched for your search, you can view thousands of real, up-to date property listings, submit listings you’re interested in visiting and trade recommendations with your agent.

    To get started, visit the Buy page to find homes you might be interested in. If you find listings you want to visit, click “Contact Agent” and we’ll pair you with the agent best matched for your search.

    I want to rent a home. How do I get started?

    In New York City and the Hamptons, renters can visit compass.com or download our iOS app to manage their search in one place, at home or on-the-go. Working collaboratively with an agent best matched for your search, you can view thousands of real, up-to-date property listings, submit listings you’re interested in visiting and trade recommendations with your agent.

    To get started, visit the Rent page to find homes you might be interested in. If you find listings you want to visit, click “Contact Agent,” and we’ll pair you with the agent best matched for your search.

    I want to sell a home. How do I get started?

    Compass works closely with sellers to ensure your property sells quickly and at the right price. Click “Sell” in our site header to get started.

    I'm a landlord. How do I get in touch?

    Please email us at landlords@compass.com.

    What areas does Compass serve?

    We’re currently serving Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Hamptons, the Washington DC metropolitan area, Miami, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Montecito, Boston, Cambridge, and Aspen.

    Where do Compass listings come from?

    For New York City, listings on Compass come from the REBNY Listing System, landlords, management companies, the NYC Listings Team, and the agents that represent them. We compile these listings into one comprehensive database on our site that users can search to find a great place to live. Listings for our national offices are sourced directly from the local MLS, the most comprehensive source in these regions.

    Where can I find useful information on neighborhoods?

    We’ve created a series of Neighborhood Guides for many of our markets to help you figure out what area is right for you. Check them out by clicking “Neighborhood Guides” below.