Redfin hires a renovations chief as it builds up its iBuyer program

Redfin beefed up its iBuyer program Wednesday, announcing that it has hired its first-ever “national head of renovations” for RedfinNow.

And the next Zillow Offers market is …

The real estate technology giant’s direct-to-consumer homebuying and selling program will be launching in its eighth market in 2019.

The essential guide to iBuyers

What you need to know about this fast-growing category of real estate tech, where it’s available and how to use it to grow your own business.

Zillow selects KW franchise as partner for Charlotte iBuyer

Zillow has selected The Redbud Group at Keller Williams SouthPark to represent the company in all of its buying and selling transactions through Zillow Offers in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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.”

Opendoor CEO wants to make homebuying and selling free

The iBuyer startup currently charges homesellers an average fee of 6.2 percent when they accept its all-cash offers, but leader Eric Wu says it should someday be zero.

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.

Zillow Offers reveals its next market: Houston

Zillow Offers, a consumer-facing program to directly buy a home, prepare it for showings and quickly resell the home, is coming to Houston. 

LeadingRE to arm brokers against disruption with webinar series

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, a network of the top-producing indie brokerages, is launching a series of webinars hosted by Mike DelPrete.

Here’s why an iBuyer company pretended to run for Senate

If you want to get buyers to notice your new home-resale startup, there’s always the option of pretending to run for Senate.