Genuine communication is the anecdote to iBuying

The Agency founder Mauricio Umansky believes that art of genuine communication is dying, and it’s up to real estate agents to keep it alive or lose ground to disruptive real estate tech companies pushing things like iBuying.

Redfin Direct expands into Texas, marking third market since launch

Texas is the first state where all of Redfin’s services — from iBuyer to mortgage and title and escrow — are available.

Cloud CMA will now include all-cash offers from Opendoor

The move is the latest step in Opendoor’s evolving relationship to real estate agents and the industry as a whole.

Tales from the field: A mishandled dual agency and iBuying fail

Welcome to our new recurring column, “Tales from the field.” Sourced from various pros all over the country, these short stories recount what agents are seeing on the front lines and what others can learn from them. This week, broker-owner Laurie Weston Davis shines light on a badly handled dual agency situation.

Realogy launches new, improved iBuyer platform for bevy of brands

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Century 21, Coldwell Banker, ERA and Sotheby’s International Realty are all rolling out the new iBuyer program.

RedfinNow rolls into Las Vegas

The iBuyer platform will join Zillow Offers, Opendoor and Offerpad in a crowded but popular market.

EXp launches its own instant offer platform

With Express Offers, eXp Realty is the latest real estate company to jump into the iBuyer business, following in the footsteps of NRT, Redfin and Keller Williams.

RedfinNow joins crowded Houston iBuyer market

Starting Wednesday, homeowners in the Houston metro area can get an all-cash offer for their home from the Seattle-based real estate brokerage.

Will SoftBank’s iBuyer investment flounder as agents adapt?

Valuations, such as that ascribed to Opendoor by SoftBank, are based on the assumption that iBuying operations advance the technology and antiquated nature of the real estate sales process. What if the same flawed thinking that saw WeWork valued at mul…

Real estate vlogger slams NAR for failing to defend against iBuyers

“Why don’t you help us,” Frank Garay pleas of the National Association of Realtors in a video posted to YouTube Tuesday.