Knock now grades homes on scale from ‘Awesome’ to ‘Awful’

Home trade-in startup Knock wants to tell you whether to buy that house or wait. This week, it rolled out a new tool that rates listing prices from ‘Awesome’ to ‘Awful.’

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.

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.

iBuyers react to Opendoor’s acquisition of Open Listings

Inman asked iBuyers Knock, Offerpad and Felix Homes to offer thoughts on Opendoor’s acquisition of Open Listings, a deal that instantly raises the stakes.

‘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.”

Knock expands into Dallas-Ft. Worth to take on Opendoor

The launch in Texas was in part fueled by Dallas’ booming housing market  — home prices are up 5.2 percent year-over-year and, due to an influx of jobs, many people are looking to move to the area.

‘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.

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.

Why Opendoor, Zillow and Knock all love Atlanta

Knock, Opendoor, Offerpad and Zillow Instant Offers are all fine-tuning their technology that buys and sells homes online in the city. Each company — known as iBuyers — operates in a handful of cities while strategizing expansion across the country. Along with Phoenix, Atlanta is the city that sees the most crossover among the crop.

A new startup will try to sell your home at the highest price for 90 days — and then go full iBuyer

Based on a model similar to popular iBuyers such as Knock and Opendoor, Felix Homes offers to buy a homeowner’s house for a prearranged price.