Why Zillow has the advantage over KW, Rocket Homes and others

Zillow benefits from practically unbeatable network effects in the consumer space. Both of these moves ignore basic strategic principles of playing to your strengths and picking battles you can win.

How realtor.com just got way better at lead conversion

News Corp., owner of realtor.com, announced the $210 million acquisition of lead qualification service Opcity. With this acquisition, realtor.com dives deeper into the lead conversion funnel in a major way.

How psychology is holding back real estate tech

When Mike DelPrete thinks about the modernization of the industry and tech adoption, his position is: What’s holding us back is psychology, not technology.

Real estate’s tech boom is getting its own college course

Mike DelPrete will teach an undergraduate and graduate real estate technology course at the University of Colorado, Boulder’s Real Estate Center.

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.

WATCH: Here’s what real estate will look like in 2020

Warburg Realty President Clelia Peters, Zillow President Jeremy Wacksman, real estate analyst Mike DelPrete and Keller Williams group leader Vija Williams joined Brad Inman at Inman Connect San Francisco to debate the future of real estate.

What will real estate look like in 2020?

Zillow’s Jeremy Wacksman, Warburg Realty’s Clelia Peters, analyst Mike DelPrete and Keller Williams lead Vija Williams debate real estate’s future in this ICSF panel.

Global Insights: Analyzing Purplebricks’ FY18 results

Earlier this month, Purplebricks announced its full-year financial results for 2018 with revenues doubling to £93.7 million.

Purplebricks’ Canadian acquisition is an incredible deal, here’s why

Last week, Purplebricks announced that it had acquired DuProprio/ComFree, the leading fixed-fee and for-sale-by-owner business in Canada, for £29.3 million. This is a great deal for Purplebricks and further strengthens its position as the online agency leader with global ambitions.

Global Insights: Crossing the Rubicon (portals vs. agents)

I admit it: I’ve wanted to use the phrase “Crossing the Rubicon” in an update for a while now. Conveniently, real-world events have now aligned to give me that chance. In this instance, the point of no return is real estate portals directly competing with real estate agents. Moves are being made.