Opendoor is using a $1,000 credit to nudge buyers toward its partner agents and homes

The startup is now offering a more prominent $1,000 credit for buyers who choose to purchase one of the homes Opendoor has for sale, whether they do so directly on their own or by using one of Opendoor’s “partner agents.”

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.

Can this app reduce escrow to 10 days for homebuyers?

LoanSnap is an app for iPhone and Android that can streamline mortgage applications and approvals.

100% for Agents: HomeSmart Shows Why Letting Agents Keep All of Their Commission Is in a Broker’s Best Interest

Editor’s Note: This is the cover story in the October issue of RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine. Subscribe today. There is much discussion in the industry about the fate of the residential real estate brokerage. Traditional, commission-split brokerages are anticipated by many to be on their way out. In fact, some industry experts say the steady […]

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‘It’s like buying a first-class ticket’: Opendoor’s acquisition of Open Listings met with mixed reaction

News that Opendoor, the San Francisco-based iBuyer, acquired discount brokerage Open Listings was met with concern and cautious optimism as some agents called the move a “wake-up call.”

Offerpad’s Brian Bair on what you need to know about iBuyers

Offerpad CEO Brian Bair called up Inman to talk about Offerpad’s future three years into iBuying and one month after his co-CEO stepped down.

Why the Northeast is such a tricky market for iBuyers like Opendoor

There’s more than just high prices keeping Opendoor, OfferPad, Knock and Zillow Offers out of Northeast housing markets.

Opendoor set to enter California, Pacific Northwest markets

Opendoor will launch in Sacramento and Riverside, California, along with Denver and Portland, Oregon, as part of its goal to reach 50 markets by 2020.

Opendoor temporarily caps offers in Dallas-Fort Worth at $300,000

Opendoor, the popular iBuyer startup launched in 2014, will temporarily stop making offers on houses over $300,000 in the Dallas-Fort Worth market.

Inside OfferDepot, a Keller Williams team’s answer to the iBuyer wave

In one of the hottest markets for iBuyers, one Keller Williams team is figuring out a way to compete with its own version: OfferDepot.