Agents OnDemand lets users hail agents like they’re Uber drivers

The app lets homebuyers search for agents “on duty” in their area and connects them directly for showings and other business. Users pay nothing, agents pay $30 a month.

Zillow Offers will launch in Charlotte and Raleigh this winter

The expansion to these two North Carolina cities also puts Zillow’s nascent but quickly expanding homebuying and reselling program up against competing “iBuyers,” namely Knock and Opendoor. 

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.

Keller Williams gets into iBuying

Keller Williams has been quietly testing an iBuyer program for more than a year in an undisclosed market. Darryl Frost, a spokesperson for Keller Williams, told Inman the company has closed nearly 100 transactions, but it’s not ready to go to market; it’s still in the ideation stage.

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.

New iBuyer gets $1B to flip heavily renovated homes at no-haggle prices

A new, extremely well-funded online homeselling startup has entered the fray. It offers a platform that lets buyers search, tour, finance and close on a home and looks positioned to flip thousands of homes in the years ahead.

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.”

‘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.

Offerpad appoints new chief tech officer with a need for speed

Online homebuying and selling startup Offerpad has appointed a new chief technology officer: Gint Grabauskas, previously chief tech officer at Vixxo, an asset management and analytics company.