Opendoor expands to show listings from rival brokerages

Opendoor has launched a full-fledged push into the discount brokerage business in Dallas.

Redfin iBuyer offers usually rejected: Redfin chief executive

Glenn Kelman said most who receive offers from his company’s iBuyer program reject those offers, but he argued that the program still helps sell houses.

Redfin Now’s all-cash homebuying offers are usually rejected

Glenn Kelman said most who receive offers from his company’s iBuyer program reject those offers, but he argued that the program still helps sell houses.

Yelp hides reviews pages for Opendoor, Offerpad

Yelp has made it extremely difficult for people to find reviews for Opendoor and Offerpad, two of the country’s leading online homebuyers and resellers.

Opendoor’s ‘nightmare’: KW agents backed by their own iBuyer

In a presentation at Inman Connect, real estate consultant Mike DelPrete said Opendoor’s “nightmare scenario” is 160,000 Keller Williams agents “in people’s living rooms and kitchens waving around an iBuyer brochure and saying, ‘We do that, too.'”

Consumers want an Amazon-like experience when closing

Consumers who are used to being able to buy things with a single click want a similar experience when purchasing real estate — and they’re pushing the industry to innovate in complex areas that have long resisted disruption.

Bain Capital execs: iBuyers are foes of brokers and homebuyers

Merritt Hummer, a principal at Bain, who spoke with Matt Harris, a partner at Bain, during a second Inman Connect session Friday also painted iBuyers as antagonists to consumers themselves.

KW iBuyer ‘probably’ coming in Q2, Gary Keller confirms

Keller Williams will “probably” launch its own iBuyer program in the second quarter of 2019, Gary Keller confirmed during a multihour presentation of the company’s 2019 technology plans on Friday, Jan. 11. In audio obtained by Inman, Keller said the fr…

Redfin Now is buying homes for cash in Los Angeles

The company had previously been operating its iBuyer program in other parts of Southern California, including San Diego and Orange County, but it revealed Wednesday that it has closed on 150 homes across the region.

The biggest mergers and acquisitions of 2018

The year in real estate was marked by big-name brokerages and franchises using their capital to gobble up market share and boost their value propositions with enhanced agent technology.