Traditional brokerage or tech company: How is Compass being valued?

Is Compass worth $4.4 billion, and is it being valued as a traditional brokerage or a technology company? Mike DelPrete takes a look at the company’s valuation, revenue, transaction volume, agent count and profitability.

Is Compass a tech company or a traditional brokerage?

The company often refers to itself as a tech company and a tech-enabled brokerage, which is part of the lure of the Compass vision — and the underpinning of its massive $4.4 billion valuation. But is Compass a tech company or a traditional brokerage? Find out here.

How has Compass grown so fast? A look at the numbers

What’s the secret to its meteoric rise, and what is it that investors see that justifies its massive valuation? This deep dive into Compass looks to provide evidence-based answers to those questions — and more.

Is Purplebricks really in turmoil? A closer look

The stock price is significantly down from the highs of last year, the U.S. and U.K. CEOs are out, and revenue guidance has been repeatedly downgraded. Find out what other challenges Purplebricks faces in the U.S. here.

Why iBuying is the new Zestimate

Between Zillow’s powerful grasp over the start of the consumer homebuying journey and the relative ease of instant online offers, it’s no question that the listing powerhouse can dominate this new frontier of buying and selling.

Why iBuying is the new Zestimate

Between Zillow’s powerful grasp over the start of the consumer homebuying journey and the relative ease of instant online offers, it’s no question that the listing powerhouse can dominate this new frontier of buying and selling.

Zillow’s strategy shift: A look at the numbers

Last week, Zillow announced a major strategic shift: Along with a new CEO, it made clear that its top focus is its Zillow Offers iBuyer business. Here’s a look at the highlights from that announcement. 

Why is Purplebricks’ backer betting hard on hybrid agents?

Axel Springer, the $6 billion European media house, is going “all in” with online hybrid agents through its investments in Purplebricks and Homeday. It’s making a calculated bet that competing with its real estate agency customers is the best long-term…

What’s the most dangerous thing about Purplebricks? Its risk tolerance

Purplebricks’ core U.K. market continues to grow and is meaningfully profitable, proving that the model works. Key performance indicators in its other three markets reveal a deeper story of investment, growth and challenges.

Why seller leads are Zillow’s biggest opportunity

Last week, Zillow announced its latest financial results, and the stock dropped 25 percent (losing $2 billion in value). But the story everyone is missing is the Zillow Offers business and its huge potential with seller leads.