Compass CEO reveals more ambitions to be real estate’s ‘one-stop shop’

Compass CEO Robert Reffkin believes the real estate industry is experiencing a “Netflix versus Blockbuster moment,” and he wants his company to emerge as a one-stop shop that provides all services associated with moving.

Zillow has been buying homes for a year now. How’s it going?

It’s been a year since Zillow’s ambitious undertaking to buy and sell homes to consumers with quick-close, all-cash offers under the “iBuying” model.

Tour24’s self-guided apartment tours are catching on — is residential next?

Tour24 is an app that helps prospective renters tour apartments on their own. A leasing office can determine the hours the app allows, monitor time-in and out, and set the schedules for the validity of the smart lock’s access code.

Attention, agents: Opendoor launches new referrals program

Opendoor introduced on Tuesday a new program to refer clients outside of the company’s buy parameters to partner real estate agents. 

Raising the real estate bar, the Zillow and Compass way

A few years ago, a real estate veteran allegedly wore a hat with the number “40” emblazoned on the crown, which was his purported ranking on the Stefan Swanepoel 200 Power List.

Why iBuying is the new Zestimate

Between Zillow’s powerful grasp over the start of the consumer homebuying journey and the relative ease of instant online offers, it’s no question that the listing powerhouse can dominate this new frontier of buying and selling.

Why iBuying is the new Zestimate

Between Zillow’s powerful grasp over the start of the consumer homebuying journey and the relative ease of instant online offers, it’s no question that the listing powerhouse can dominate this new frontier of buying and selling.

SoftBank eyeing additional $15B for its Vision Fund: Report

Softbank’s Vision Fund, the venture capital arm of Japanese conglomerate SoftBank, is seeking to raise an additional $15 billion to invest in tech startups.

PREVIEW: New massive iBuyer report from Mike DelPrete

Mike DelPrete, a real estate tech adviser and strategist, has a new comprehensive iBuyer report out to help educate the real estate industry about the growing presence of the quick-close, all-cash investor-backed companies that have begun to percolate …

Here’s why this broker started his own iBuyer

Lamacchia Development, a sister company to the Massachusetts-based Lamacchia Realty, closed on its first home through the company’s iBuyer program, Offer Now.