What Opendoor’s latest pivot means for real estate agents

Aligning closer with agents is a significant pivot for Opendoor because it signals that working with the traditional industry is an important part of its growth strategy.

Compass, Opendoor break silence on Saudi controversy

Now, influential leaders at Compass and Opendoor have since weighed in on their ties to Saudi Arabia and the international outcry over Khashoggi’s disappearance and killing.

Is it the end of the world for real estate agents? Hardly

It’s the agent who is more than a paper-pusher, more than a transaction facilitator, who should have no fear of being disintermediated by the big, bad “disruptors.”

Trulia founder: The 3 ways tech will transform real estate next

Generational trends and shifting consumer behaviors are creating an opportunity for a new wave of real estate tech startups with high growth potentials. Here are three major areas of opportunity for real estate tech startups.

Exclusive: Opendoor testing new co-listing partnership with selected agents

Opendoor has selected about a dozen agent teams as partners for its new “preferred agent partnership” program, using them to sell more than 20 properties.

Opendoor is using a $1,000 credit to nudge buyers toward its partner agents and homes

The startup is now offering a more prominent $1,000 credit for buyers who choose to purchase one of the homes Opendoor has for sale, whether they do so directly on their own or by using one of Opendoor’s “partner agents.”

Opendoor, Compass and their big investor are silent on Saudi Arabia controversy

Nearly half of the Softbank Vision Fund’s $93 billion in total value is financed by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, the money controlled by the country’s ruling family — $45 billion. It recently committed the same sum to another mega tech fund that SoftBank wants to raise. SoftBank is also helping the Saudi government with various economic projects, including building a new mega city and a solar firm.

Why real estate tech investment won’t stop anytime soon

A massive amount of money is flowing into the real estate technology space and Jeffrey Berman, general partner at real estate tech investment firm Camber Creek thinks it’s only going to grow.

Opendoor will hand out pumpkins to people who download its app

The well-funded homebuying startup is hosting an extravagant Halloween bash tomorrow, Sunday, October 14, in one of its Phoenix-area homes-for-sale featuring the “world’s first-ever in-home pumpkin patch,” complete with 750 pumpkins representing the 75…

Real estate tech funding reached $2.7B last month, most since 2017

An astounding $2.7 billion was invested in real estate technology in September, a month-over-month increase of 132 percent, according to a new study.