Redfin CEO talks iBuyer strategy, MLSs and more ahead of ICLV

Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman hopped on a call with Inman to discuss some of his company’s latest news and preview his comments for the upcoming Inman Connect in Las Vegas, where he’ll be speaking on the main stage.

Agent-matching site HomeLight snaps up digital mortgage lender

Homelight’s acquisition of Eave will allow the startup to offer loans to buyers across California, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Texas.

IBuyer startup wants to give Realtors a cut of investment properties

To raise the last half needed to close on a $6.5 million multifamily condo, Commersh is now offering Realtors a unique incentive to bring in co-investors: a 2 percent cut of any investment money that one of their investor clients puts into the project….

Compass COO talks massive shakeup and her ‘constantly evolving’ job

Maëlle Gavet spoke at length with Inman about the results of Compass’ technology push, her working relationship with Robert Reffkin, the departure of multiple executives and what exactly Compass has accomplished.

Opendoor relocates 260 positions to Phoenix to drive ‘efficiency’

Opendoor is “relocating” about 260 operational positions from markets around the country to Phoenix, where the iBuyer first began buying and reselling homes in 2014.

Don’t let iBuyers scare you off! 5 strategies for handling the situation

Change in life and in business is a constant. The only way you can survive is to understand how the industry is changing and navigate based on your insights. Here are five fundamentals to keep in mind as our industry evolves.

Zillow’s Zestimate now uses photos when valuing homes

The update relies on AI neural networks that can judge things like finishes and curb appeal.

The essential guide to investment properties

It’s a huge industry, and one that represents an opportunity for agents. But it’s also a field with quirks, culture, sub-categories and methodologies.

Zillow copyright fight could be headed to US Supreme Court

VHT Studios asked the Supreme Court to take up the case Thursday. The request marks the latest move in a suit that began when VHT said Zillow was illegally using tens of thousands of its photos.

Zillow Offers listings grow, surpassing Offerpad, gaining on Opendoor

In a little more than a year, Zillow Offers has quickly expanded to 11 markets nationwide, and the number of homes it has listed for sale at any given time is rising rapidly, catching up to other major rival “iBuyers” and even exceeding them in some ca…