Knock expands to Charlotte and already has a ticker for IPO in 2020

Knock is making good on its expansion promises and getting ready for an IPO in 2020. The iBuyer expanded to its second city and reserved its NYSE ticker …

ICNY 18: The iBuyers are coming for real estate

Heavily-funded, tech-driven investors that make quick offers on homes and close in days are among the latest startups raising eyebrows in the real estate industry. And they’re betting that the promise of fast and easy transactions will help them overtake traditional real estate brands — soon …

Knock announces new home trade-in model and expansion to 10 cities

Knock wants to do more than guarantee market price when they sell your home. The iBuyer will list your old home and buy your new one in a home trade-in …

Who in their right mind would sell to an iBuyer?

SAN FRANCISCO — Why would homesellers choose to pay a high commission while running the risk of selling their home at a discount? Or to ask the question another way: Who would choose to use an “iBuyer?” …

Knock brings former Yelp marketing VP on board

Knock, an Opendoor competitor and consumer end-to-end platform that promises to sell homes within six weeks or buy the home for market value, announced the hiring of former Yelp VP of International Marketing Colleen Curtis and QuickAd founding team mem…

Opendoor, Knock and OfferPad: Growth in new markets

Last December we conducted a wide-ranging analysis of Opendoor, the real estate startup that purchases homes directly from sellers. At the time there were a number of unanswered questions we wanted to dig into: How much money does Opendoor make per tra…

Knock, another Opendoor competitor, raises $32.5M

Knock — a tech startup that promises to sell a home within six weeks or buy the property for market value — has raised $32.5 million in a Series A funding round …

Why home selling will never be the same

In the movie Jack and the Giant Slayer, the towering giants quickly descended from the beanstalks, provoking fear as they tried to conquer the Kingdom of Cloister. With a sudden ferociousness, data scientists are charging into the real estate village, …

After Trulia-Zillow merger, Pete Flint dives back into tech

Pete Flint cooled his heels after selling Trulia to Zillow a year ago. The former Trulia CEO has served on Zillow Group’s board, also advising and investing in startups at his leisure …

Inman Connect speed wrap: Provoking, flipping and dropping bombs

Last week was Inman Connect in San Francisco, one of the best events of the year (and no, not only for the parties). I’m writing to you from a campground in the Cascade mountains, so I’ll try to wrap up a lot of content quickly …