Who in their right mind would sell to an iBuyer?

SAN FRANCISCO — Why would homesellers choose to pay a high commission while running the risk of selling their home at a discount? Or to ask the question another way: Who would choose to use an “iBuyer?” …

Zillow Instant Offers expands to Phoenix

Zillow Group will expand Zillow Instant Offers, a pilot program that helps homeowners to sell directly to investors, to Phoenix in mid-September …

Opendoor takes aim at Florida, posts jobs in Orlando and Tampa

Opendoor, an “iBuyer” that makes quick offers on homes and can close in days, is gearing up to expand to Orlando and Tampa, Florida. The expansion will mean squaring off in new markets against competitor OfferPad and Zillow Instant Offers, an iBuyer marketplace that includes OfferPad but excludes Opendoor …

3 things real estate agents will always do better than tech disruptors

Last month’s announcement of Zillow Instant Offers has led to a lot of chatter (and some noticeable silence in the public realm) as real estate agents worry about whether technology will take away their jobs …

3 things real estate agents will always do better than tech disruptors

Last month’s announcement of Zillow Instant Offers has led to a lot of chatter (and some noticeable silence in the public realm) as real estate agents worry about whether technology will take away their jobs …

Why you have to stay competitive in an instant offer world

We’ve already established that Zillow’s Instant Offers, OfferPad and a plethora of other companies like them that have an instant offer program model that has proven to work and is here to stay. And it’s a waste of our precious time to fight them in this free market society.   …

Why we need to get over our instant offer outrage

After weeks of listening to the backlash against Zillow Instant Offers, we figured, if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em! In this multi-part series, we’re going to unpack the realities of instant programs and show you all the opportunities you’re missing out on by getting swept up in the drama.  …

SURVEY RESULTS: 87% Say Instant Offers Signals Shift by Zillow to Become a Brokerage

RISMedia to Release White Paper Investigating Industry ‘Disruptors’ Thousands of real estate professionals have spoken, and the vast majority have concluded that Zillow Instant Offers represents a negative addition to the real estate market for consumers, and another step towards Zillow’s alleged attempt to disintermediate brokers and agents and go directly to homebuyers and sellers. […]

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Why Bob Goldberg, NAR’s new CEO, has some convincing to do

In the middle of the afternoon on Friday, June 23 — a curious time to be releasing such major news — NAR announced that it had chosen NAR Senior VP Bob Goldberg to be the next CEO, replacing the retiring Dale Stinton …

Why Bob Goldberg, NAR’s new CEO, has some convincing to do

In the middle of the afternoon on Friday, June 23 — a curious time to be releasing such major news — NAR announced that it had chosen NAR Senior VP Bob Goldberg to be the next CEO, replacing the retiring Dale Stinton …