Zavvie launches updated version of Offer Optimizer

In the updated version of Offer Optimizer, individual estimates from each iBuyer have been replaced with an estimated offer range for all iBuyers based on zavvie’s data, and a buy-before-you-sell option from bridge providers will now be available for c…

Zillow resumes buying homes in 5 more US markets

After the company’s initial homebuying pause, Zillow is now buying homes in 20 of 24 Zillow Offers markets.

Keller Williams ends exclusive deal with Offerpad

Keller Williams will allow other investors to make all-cash offers on homes through Keller Offers, its iBuying division.

Transparency is paramount for future consumers

In the above session from Inman Connect Now, Dan Noma, Jr., of iReal Estate Pro speaks on the importance of both building partnerships and leveraging technology to best serve consumers in the iBuyer era, including: Why consumers consider listing with a…

Zillow is buying homes again in 6 more cities

The iBuyer platform is buying homes again in Atlanta, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, San Diego and Sacramento.

Opendoor returns to homebuying in 5 more cities

The iBuyer is offering homeowners contact-free selling in Dallas-Fort Worth and Atlanta, as well as Charlotte, North Carolina; Nashville, Tennessee; and Tucson, Arizona.

First Offerpad wanted to buy your home. Now it wants to list your home

Consumers can now choose a direct, quick-close sale or a more traditional listing process. The move may raise the ire of real estate agents.

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SoftBank posts record loss, warns some investments may go bankrupt

The investor behind Compass and Opendoor predicted that, of the 88 companies the Vision Fund invested in, 15 could go bankrupt due to COVID-19.

Former surgeon general tapped to help Zillow safely buy homes again

The company is bringing on Regina Benjamin, the former U.S. surgeon general, to consult on and develop new safety protocols as it returns to iBuying.