Zillow Creating a More Streamlined Experience for Offers Customers With Lender Acquisition

Company Is Developing Opportunities for Broker Partners as It Builds Out New Mortgage Technology Zillow Group’s Zillow Offers (formerly Instant Offers) program continues to make its presence known, expanding into new markets and offering new tools to consumers. Recently, Zillow made news again with the announcement that they’ll be acquiring Mortgage Lenders of America, based […]

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A deeper look at Zillow Offers numbers

Zillow announced that it bought 19 homes during the second quarter for a total of 62. That’s an additional 43 homes purchased in five weeks — a good ramp up. Dig deeper into the numbers here.

IBuyers as a service: How OfferDepot could do instant offers right

A Keller Williams team in Phoenix recently launched OfferDepot, an instant offer program. This is the first move from a traditional real estate company to enter the instant offer space. Rob Hahn talks through the pros and cons.

Zillow eyes acquisitions and growth in new $650M offering

Zillow could use the money generated to fund future acquisitions and growth, it hinted in an investor press release posted Wednesday.

Zillow puts its first home under contract as a seller — but reduces price by 1.6% on another

Zillow has put its first home under contract as a seller, with an expected closing in mid-July, listing agent George Laughton confirmed to Inman.

How is Zillow deciding which Premier Agents get Instant Offers leads?

Becky Garcia, an Arizona-based agent with The Garcia Group, and George Laughton, of the Laughton Team, became early adapters of Zillow’s Instant Offers program. Here’s how shrewd business sense and steely focus helped them reap the benefits.

Opendoor rivals don’t fear Silicon Valley upstart’s $325M round

Opendoor’s competitors are optimistic that the company’s massive $325 million funding round shows confidence and interest in their industry from investors.

Inside Zillow’s Instant Offers expansion

Zillow is launching its direct-to-consumer homebuying service in Las Vegas Wednesday after strong demand in Phoenix, its first market. And local agents are sharing in the success.

What’s it like to be the first agent to sell a home owned by Zillow?

A listing in Chandler, Arizona, looks a lot like others in the area. There’s high-resolution photos, two open houses scheduled and a description of a gas fireplace and back patio. The only difference? It’s being sold by multi-billion-dollar real estate technology giant Zillow.

Zillow’s an iBuyer: What does that mean for you?

Now that a little time has passed since the announcement by Zillow that it will be “collaborating” on the purchase and sale of properties using its Instant Offers platform (currently being tested in Las Vegas and Phoenix markets), I’ve had the chance to think about what it might mean for organized real estate.