Atlanta is now ground zero for iBuyer war

Will iBuyers like Opendoor go mainstream or stay niche? Keep your eye on Atlanta for the answer. The market has became the first where the major iBuyers — Opendoor, OfferPad and Knock — are all going toe to toe, setting up the city to be a battlegrou…

Brokerage claims Texas’s first bitcoin home purchase

A Texas brokerage claims to be the first in the Lone Star state to have closed on a home purchased with bitcoin …

Realtor.com owner tests the ‘holy grail’ of agent software

Take FiveStreet’s lead-follow up, mix it with Top Producer’s CRM and add Reesio’s transaction management. What do you get? One system to rule them all, and a big real estate tech experiment from realtor.com-owner Move Inc …

Purplebricks is here: UK low-fee brokerage invades LA

U.K. hybrid brokerage Purplebricks launched in the Los Angeles area today, marking its official U.S. debut. The renegade’s expansion from across the pond draws on more than $60 million raised in a special stock offering …

Roomeze wants to find you a roomie who doesn’t suck

Dirty dishes for days. Parties while you’re trying to sleep. Country music blaring from the basement. Everyone has a roommate horror story, and trying to nab an apartment to share with suitable company can be extremely difficult.  …

‘Not sexy,’ but needed: Hurdlr wins Realogy FWD

Hurdlr, a business expenses and income-tracking app, was voted the most innovative startup at Realogy FWD, Realogy’s annual startup competition …

Live blog: Realogy’s startup competition

Fifteen startups are presenting at Realogy’s annual competition, the Realogy FWD Summit in New York today. On the line is $25,000 and placement in Realogy’s ZapStore. Which of these companies has the potential to change your business? Follow our live u…

Updater raises $45M, plans to acquire 2 companies

Updater, whose platform helps real estate agents streamline the moving process for clients, has closed a $45 million funding round and inked agreements to acquire two companies …

Redfin’s 1% listing fee: Coming to a market near you

In its first earnings report since going public in July, Redfin posted a slight profit on strong revenue growth, as the high-tech brokerage’s website traffic spiked and its market share “accelerated.” …

Realogy buddies up to Zillow, undercutting boycott

Real estate giant Realogy has extended a listing feed agreement with Zillow Group, tacking on a provision that allows its NYC brokerages to feed listings directly to NYC listing portal StreetEasy …