The HomeFinder Group

THFG Is owned and operated by entrepreneurial Real Estate Tech team members who are focused on elevating to the status of a world class portal, giving the consumer the most efficient online environment for home shopping while providing the most interactive experience available for real estate industry professionals. and its predecessor,, has been online serving consumers since 1999, making it the oldest surviving real estate portal in the country. The website was recently acquired in February of 2017 by a group of entrepreneurs from Orange County, California and currently has offices in Irvine, CA; Chicago, IL; Gainesville, FL. and Baltimore, MD.


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The company has been focused since the 2017 acquisition on converting the well-known 19-year-old legacy website to a modern, cloud hosted, and mobile-first website that will perform like a lightening quick world class portal.

This July 2018 release of the NEW is simultaneously focused on simplifying home search for the consumer. While other real estate portals have become more complicated and busy, we have laser focused on the consumer experience giving the perspective home buyer a friendly, simple user experience while accessing the critical information it needs to make a sound home buying decision.

We at The HomeFinder Group welcome you to the NEW and hope you enjoy your experience!


The HomeFinder Group is led by its CEO, Michael Sawtell, who is a 17-year veteran of internet businesses focused on the consumer. Michael was most recently an executive consultant for the real estate leader Keller Williams Realty, prior to that he was the EVP/GM of Consumer Solutions for Realty Trac (AKA Attom Data Solutions), in this capacity Michael led the two real estate focused consumer portals,, while also leading the development and product release of the award-winning home diligence website,

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