Our History

Surefield was founded with a mission to get home sellers the most money possible.  We’ve pioneered the process of selling homes in the multiple listing service without traditional buyer’s agent commissions.  We also invented the modern 3D tour for real estate and were recently awarded a patent for this work.  

Surefield is backed by Skype founder Jaan Tallinn, 500 Startups, Portland Seed Fund and angel investors.

Management Team

 
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David eraker

Prior to founding Surefield, David was a consultant at Microsoft Research working on free-viewpoint video which shipped as part of HoloLens.  Additionally, David founded and ran Mindsite, a consumer Internet and telemedicine offering focused on the mental health market. As the founder and CEO of Redfin, he led product development efforts for a new web-based form of map search, developed a salaried model for residential real estate agents and served on the board of directors through multiple rounds of venture capital. David holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Washington.

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Savan kong

Prior to joining Surefield, Savan worked at Kareo holding various leadership roles, including UX Director, Product Director, Business Operations Director, and finally Entrepreneur-in-residence.

Previously, he worked on the Amazon Kindle as a Design Manager where he supported multi-faceted, high-profile initiatives for the Kindle Fire, e-ink readers, iOS, and Amazon.com properties. In this role he was responsible designing and releasing X-ray pages for the new Kindle Fire HD and shared notes and highlights on Amazon.com. Before Amazon, Savan was the Product Director at Blogtalkradio and the UX Director at Conenza where he designed their white-label social platform and produced schedules for feature teams.

Savan holds a bachelor’s degree in digital communication from the University of Washington.

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Rodger Miller

Rodger is our Designated Broker at Surefield.  Rodger has 15 years of experience in residential real estate selling homes with multiple brokerages and has been involved in the oversight of more than 1000 transactions across hundreds of agents.  Prior to working in real estate, Rodger spent 15 years as a technologist, founding a company called LANcare, which implemented local and wide are network systems for medical offices. Rodger was recruited to manage a team of support and implementations specialists with Medical Manager Health Systems which was later acquired by WebMD, moving into sales of their electronic medical records product line.  Rodger holds a bachelors degree in business from the University of Washington.