The latest news on Zillow’s move to buy and sell homes directly

Seattle-based real estate tech giant Zillow sent shockwaves throughout the industry last week by announcing it would be launching a major new business initiative: buying and re-selling homes directly from consumers…

As homebuyer, Zillow delivers the ultimate lead

Last week, Zillow announced it was going to start directly buying and selling houses. More specifically, it will actively participate in its Instant Offers Marketplace, which allows consumers to get instant offers on their homes (the iBuyer model).

Making the Next Play: With Instant Offers, Zillow to Begin Buying and Selling

Zillow announced on Thursday it is becoming a buyer and seller through its Instant Offers platform, beginning in Las Vegas and Phoenix with Premier Agents this spring. Arik Prawer, formerly chief integration officer at Invitation Homes, has been appointed chief business development officer to oversee the participation of Zillow on the platform. On Instant Offers, […]

The post Making the Next Play: With Instant Offers, Zillow to Begin Buying and Selling appeared first on RISMedia.

Open Listings, the ‘no-agent’ instant offer platform, has a new iPhone app

The real estate hunting platform Open Listings has unveiled a new iPhone app. The company, which launched in 2015, functions as an online directory of residential properties in which users can make offers directly online without an agent (although it will connect customers with an agent if they want).  …

Opendoor raising $200 million at $2 billion valuation: report

The startup Opendoor, which lets prospective home sellers offload their properties quickly and entirely online for a guaranteed price derived by an algorithm, is in the process of raising $200 million at a $2 billion valuation, according to a report in…

Building a Reputation of Trust and Honesty

In the following interview, Phyllis Staines, broker associate at RE/MAX Coastal Real Estate in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., discusses disruption, marketing and more. Region Served: Jacksonville, Fla. Years in Real Estate: 20 Number of Offices: 1 Number of Agents: 16 Favorite Part of Your Job: The freedom and unlimited potential for earning. I also enjoy solving problems, and those who […]

The post Building a Reputation of Trust and Honesty appeared first on RISMedia.

Is Opendoor testing a new listing brokerage service?

If the Yelp review is authentic, Opendoor’s test suggests the company is willing to explore a new business model that doesn’t see it buy homes …

Startup aims to speed up property buying with digital currency blockchain

With ShelterZoom’s “Offer Now” widget, buyers and buying agents can directly submit an offer on a property on a real estate website …

Unleashing innovation on the homeseller

Watch Zillow Group COO Amy Bohutinsky and Brad Inman discuss how Zillow Instant Offers is changing the game for homesellers and Zillow’s plans for the future.  …

Why Zillow ‘Instant Offers’ seller leads are yours to lose

Most real estate agents know that a lead is nothing without follow-up. That holds true even when that lead is coming from a shiny new — if controversial — tech product. When Realtor Veronica Figueroa receives a home seller lead from Zillow Group’s In…