Redefy teams up on referrals with Home Captain

The flat-fee brokerage will now connect unrepresented buyers to agents in Home Captain’s network of 32,000 real estate pros.

Offerpad hires Zillow vet, promises cash offers within 1 hour

Offerpad, the Arizona-based online fast homebuying and reselling company, announced Wednesday that it has hired Bryan LaFranchi to lead its program in which homesellers can get all cash for their old properties and put the money toward the purchase of a newly-built home. 

‘Outside the box’: HomeSmart franchisee acquires Realty One Group brokerages

A fact sheet explaining the new franchise arrangement, reviewed last week by Inman, states both the Realty One Group and the HomeSmart offices will continue operating independently of each other.

Realtor.com lays off Arizona sales team, consolidates in California

The team in Scottsdale had been working on realtor.com’s lead generation and marketing products, which are geared toward real estate agents. Now, all those sales efforts at realtor.com will be consolidated into an office in Westlake Village, California…

Zillow Offers opens Southwest hub, plans to add 160 new jobs

Zillow’s cut the ribbon Wednesday on a new Southwest hub that will serve as the operations center for its year-old Zillow Offers platform.

Flat-fee brokerage agrees to end political campaign-style ads

Homie first made headlines in October when voters in Maricopa County noticed teal signs encouraging them to “vote for homie.”

Why is Arizona cracking down on real estate licenses?

A recent crackdown by the Arizona Department of Real Estate has caused two online companies to pull out of the state, raising questions for others in the industry.

Danny McBride targets real estate agents in dark comedy ‘Arizona’

“Arizona” is a movie about a subprime mortgage holder who strikes back at the agents who sold him a recession-era home, starring Danny McBride.

Veteran broker joins eXp to oversee Arizona operations

Holly Mabery, a 20-year veteran of the real estate industry, is joining eXp Realty as Arizona Broker and will oversee the company’s operations in the state.

Zillow unveils new app for capturing 3-D home tours

A Zillow executive billed the technology as the only mobile app that can capture 3-D tours at no cost, and said a 3,000-square-foot home takes 30 min. to capture …