The latest news on Zillow’s move to buy and sell homes directly

Seattle-based real estate tech giant Zillow sent shockwaves throughout the industry last week by announcing it would be launching a major new business initiative: buying and re-selling homes directly from consumers…

As homebuyer, Zillow delivers the ultimate lead

Last week, Zillow announced it was going to start directly buying and selling houses. More specifically, it will actively participate in its Instant Offers Marketplace, which allows consumers to get instant offers on their homes (the iBuyer model).

Zillow shares take a tumble amid plans to get into iBuyer business

The market hasn’t responded kindly to Zillow’s announcement that they’re expanding their Instant Offer program to new markets and getting into the business of buying and selling homes.

New iBuyer platform Offerai inspired by Zillow Instant Offers

Offerai is a recently launched ibuyer platform that uses a Facebook Messenger bot to gather home information. …

Opendoor raises $100M in debt financing from homebuilder Lennar

National homebuilder Lennar has been disclosed as a key investor in San Francisco-based real estate startup Opendoor, Opendoor confirmed to Inman …

Knock announces new home trade-in model and expansion to 10 cities

Knock wants to do more than guarantee market price when they sell your home. The iBuyer will list your old home and buy your new one in a home trade-in …

4 key metrics telling the story of Opendoor’s growth

Opendoor, the real estate startup that purchases homes directly from sellers, leads the pack of a new breed of real estate tech companies. It continues to innovate and improve the experience of buying and selling a home, and as the analysis below shows…

Is Opendoor testing a new listing brokerage service?

If the Yelp review is authentic, Opendoor’s test suggests the company is willing to explore a new business model that doesn’t see it buy homes …

OfferPad expands to Charlotte metro area

OfferPad, an iBuyer program that lets buyers hail agents like Uber, announced the opening of a new office in Charlotte, North Carolina …