Build a place where buyers and sellers come together to accomplish their homeownership goals through a trusted, flexible, and transparent experience.
Aalto was founded in 2017 to change the way homes are bought and sold.
Former founders (and longtime friends) who grew up in families of real estate agents, Nick and Jon deeply understood the problems that face the modern homeowner. To fix these problems, the two built a small team who set out to create a product that put homeowners at the center of the real estate process. That team became Aalto, and that product became the Aalto homeowner marketplace. Learn more about us here.
Creating the right place for our work
Aalto is a distributed team that works from our homes and our Bay Area HQ. Different roles have different in-person requirements. Apply to learn more about our flexible work options.
Start by listening
We understand that communication starts by listening, understanding different perspectives, and caring about others’ success. We don’t jump to conclusions or strategy — we pride ourselves on curiously understanding the problem. Only then can we build real solutions.
Build on trust
We deeply value the trusted relationships we have with our customers and each other. We’re open, honest, and candid every day. This foundation of trust helps us make better decisions, faster, and collaborate more effectively.
Innovate for homeowners
We work to revolutionize the way people buy and sell their homes, building for our customer — not for ourselves or our ego — because their success is our success. We’re never brash or bombastic, we let our unique and superior innovations speak for themselves.
Grow from experience
We are learners, not knowers. Whether from innate curiosity or from setbacks along the way, we overcome problems with determination and never miss an opportunity to improve.
Aim to delight
We don’t take ourselves too seriously, delighting each other and our customers every day through the personalized moments we create. We’re lighthearted, humble, and kind to each other.
How we work at Aalto
- Fair title and compensation policy
- Slack only, no internal email
- Maximum flow time with minimal meetings
- We value output, not hours
Making sure you feel at home—and then some
Aalto offers competitive benefits to maximize happiness and productivity.
100% paid health insurance
We cover 100% of benefits for you and your family, including PPO, HMO, Kaiser, Dental, Vision.
Paid vacation and holidays
We have an unlimited vacation policy, with most employees taking ~3 weeks. Plus, we offer an additional 10+ days off for national holidays.
Paid family leave
We offer 3 months paid time off for maternity leave and 1 month for paternity leave.
Robust savings and insurance plans
We offer the following: 401(k) retirement plan, flexible spending accounts, prepaid legal assistance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, and life insurance.
Frequent employee events
We love getting together. From virtual pie making classes, to in-person happy hours and bi-annual all-company events, taking time to bond is important to us.
Waived/refunded commission when purchasing a primary residence through Aalto.