The essential guide to iBuyers

What you need to know about this fast-growing category of real estate tech, where it’s available and how to use it to grow your own business.

Keep the peace on Thanksgiving with these conversation starters

Forget Donald Trump or Nancy Pelosi — there’s a whole universe of fascinating real estate topics to discuss this Thanksgiving with friends and family.

Cloud CMA’s iBuyer feature has legs

W+R Studios now seeks to patent iBuyer Connect and make it available to Cloud CMA users across the country, potentially helping further integrate real estate agents into the growing iBuyer ecosystem.

Padx offers agents a desk, full-time work and a salary — is it a dream job?

Padx, a cloud-based real estate brokerage with an IDX-fed property search portal for home shoppers, is offering real estate agents an alternative to the traditional commission-based model that might be the perfect gig for agents — or maybe not.

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.