Seven Predictions for 2020: The Rat Pack Edition

Earlier this year, Sunny and I made her third (my second) move across this great country of ours in three years, landing in Las Vegas. I have to say, so far, we’re quite in love with this city. Most of you only know Las Vegas from The Strip… which is unfortunate. It’s quite like judging […]

[VIP] Zillow and Opendoor Q3 iBuyer Data: Denver

In the last Phoenix iBuyer comparison, I said I was compiling some data out of Denver. Well, here it is for your enlightenment and entertainment. One thing to note: Offerpad is not active in Denver. Redfin is, but my dataset has no Redfin sales. I hope to see if I can get my hands on […]

[VIP] Q3 iBuyer Comparison: Phoenix Market – Zillow, Opendoor, Offerpad

Q3 earnings reports are mere weeks away, which means that Q3 has been over for a couple of weeks. That means I got my hands on some new iBuyer data. I’m compiling some Denver data (which I’ll post later in a different post) but the easy comparison is for Phoenix. In case you don’t recall, […]

iBuyer and the Issue of Concessions

In a couple of recent VIP posts, I looked through limited number of iBuyer transactions of both Opendoor and Zillow. I then took the most interesting conclusion one can draw from those numbers and put it on Facebook, in the Inman Coast to Coast group, comprised of thousands of professional REALTORS. While some responses were […]

60% of Home Sales by 2024 Will be iBuyer: For My Friend James Dwiggins

Okay, so just had an exchange on the Book of Faces with my good friend, James Dwiggins, the CEO of NextHome. He’s really one of the smartest and nicest guys in the business, and it’s always fun to talk industry issues. And I started to write a response and thought, why not, a short blogpost. […]

Important Lesson for Brokerages from Opendoor’s Eric Wu

Over the weekend, I saw a video from a session at Startup Grind Global Conference in which Eric Wu, the CEO and Co-Founder of Opendoor.com, was interviewed by Elad Gil a “serial entrepreneur,¬†executive (Twitter, Google, Color) and investor at leading companies like Airbnb, Coinbase, Instacart, Pinterest, Stripe, Square, Wish and others.” Inman ran a story […]