Where Jay Thompson’s right about iBuyers plus my 2 cents

This post was written by Rob Hahn first as a hearty “Welcome Back, Kotter” moment to Jay Thompson and second as a warning against misreading Thompson’s last article as a too-comfortable, nothing-will-change lullaby of pretty lies.

Are iBuyers going to ruin everything for agents?

With venture capitalists practically throwing money at real estate companies, what’s to stop the lone agent or indie brokerage out there from being steamrolled by the big fellas? Find out here.

Zillow Offers will launch in Charlotte and Raleigh this winter

The expansion to these two North Carolina cities also puts Zillow’s nascent but quickly expanding homebuying and reselling program up against competing “iBuyers,” namely Knock and Opendoor. 

Agents, don’t fear the iBuyer

So, Keller Williams is jumping into the iBuyer game — but why? Isn’t a brokerage supposed to be all about its agents? Well, yes. It just so happens that there’s a bright future for agents who can offer iBuyer services.

How mergers, money and machines are reshaping real estate

The real estate industry is a space ripe for change and disruption — from the way homes are bought and sold, to how people are paying and who’s doing that buying and selling. With change happening at such a torrid pace, it’s often hard to keep up, so we at Inman have rounded up the five biggest trends that are shaping the industry right now.

Keller Williams gets into iBuying

Keller Williams has been quietly testing an iBuyer program for more than a year in an undisclosed market. Darryl Frost, a spokesperson for Keller Williams, told Inman the company has closed nearly 100 transactions, but it’s not ready to go to market; it’s still in the ideation stage.

Realogy Announces Cash Offer Program

Realogy has announced cataLIST, a cash offer program, in its first foray into the iBuyer space. Realogy collaborated with Home Partners of America, a lease-to-own program provider, on the venture. cataLIST is available through NRT’s Coldwell Banker branded operations, in limited markets at the outset. NRT is a Realogy subsidiary. In the vein of Zillow Offers, […]

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How a small Minnesota brokerage is using Opendoor to its advantage

A Minnesota boutique indie is jumping into the iBuyer game — not armed with the capital of companies like Zillow, Knock, Redfin and Offerpad — but with a partner in Opendoor.

‘We’re building the next Amazon’: Knock CEO Sean Black on Texas expansion and plans to go public

With Knock marking three years since its launch, CEO Sean Black revealed the company’s plans for the future — and why he doesn’t consider Knock an iBuyer.

Inman Archive: Opendoor

All our ongoing coverage of real estate instant offer company Opendoor