The Phoenix iBuyer Report: featuring Zillow as iBuyer

How much traction will Zillow get in the market, and will it be able to hit its stated assumptions? These are the questions that will be answered in Mike DelPrete’s new Phoenix iBuyer Report: the definitive source of data for iBuyers (Opendoor, OfferPad and Zillow) in their biggest market, Phoenix. 

Global Insights: Crossing the Rubicon (portals vs. agents)

I admit it: I’ve wanted to use the phrase “Crossing the Rubicon” in an update for a while now. Conveniently, real-world events have now aligned to give me that chance. In this instance, the point of no return is real estate portals directly competing with real estate agents. Moves are being made.

As homebuyer, Zillow delivers the ultimate lead

Last week, Zillow announced it was going to start directly buying and selling houses. More specifically, it will actively participate in its Instant Offers Marketplace, which allows consumers to get instant offers on their homes (the iBuyer model).

What can Zillow do to offset slowing revenue growth?

My analysis on realtor.com earlier this week surfaced a particularly interesting chart on Zillow’s revenue growth. The slowing growth piqued my interest, so I dug deeper into the data and strategic implications …

Is realtor.com in it to win it?

On March 7, this report on realtor.com owner News Corp piqued my interest. Chief Executive Robert Thomson, referring to realtor.com, said, “Obviously we’re in a competition, long term, to be no. 1 …” …

The ones to watch: Emerging real estate models across the globe

In this report, global real estate tech expert Mike DelPrete covers the trends that are changing the industry and the major players gaining traction around the world.  …

Zillow trending toward profitability, earnings analysis shows

Seattle-based Zillow Group cracked $1 billion in annual revenue last year, the company revealed yesterday in its fourth quarter and full-year 2017 earnings report …

The more Opendoor succeeds, the more competitors will emerge

As Opendoor’s success heightens, more incumbents will be forced to react, and when they do, it will harm Opendoor’s growth and profitability …

Is Facebook coming for Zillow?

Facebook has always played a supporting role in the marketing portfolio of real estate professionals: historically, real estate agents have been twice as likely to admit advertising on a listing portal than on social media …

4 key metrics telling the story of Opendoor’s growth

Opendoor, the real estate startup that purchases homes directly from sellers, leads the pack of a new breed of real estate tech companies. It continues to innovate and improve the experience of buying and selling a home, and as the analysis below shows…