Zillow Instant Offers lands Realtor 48 seller leads Fri, 26 May 2017 9:39:30 Realtor Veronica Figueroa has nabbed 48 seller leads through Zillow Instant Offers since it launched on Monday, and she’s working to see how many she can convert into listings. “The numbers just keep on coming in,” she said ... read more»
Rents are rising in the suburbs Fri, 26 May 2017 2:10:45 Buyers look to rent in the 'burbs to save money, but Zillow's latest rental study shows rents in suburban and urban areas are facing affordability issues.
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Craigslist: Forget the ‘it’s so ancient’ mantra Fri, 26 May 2017 0:10:44 Craigslist, the granddaddy of all horizontal classified websites, hasn’t taken a single step to focus on verticals like real estate and recruitment. And yet it is active in the verticals, nonetheless ... read more»
Would charging fees for Instant Offers make Zillow a broker? Thu, 25 May 2017 13:58:26 For years, Zillow has promised not to become a real estate broker, and the company says that it still has no plans to do so -- Instant Offers doesn't represent buyers or sellers, nor does Zillow hold active broker licenses in Nevada or Florida. But one big question that remains is whether Zillow would need broker's licenses to operate its Instant Offers program legally if it were to begin accepting compensation. ... read more»
Reali, mobile app-based brokerage, nabs $5M Thu, 25 May 2017 13:33:16 A real estate brokerage that uses a mobile app, beacons and low fees to service homebuyers and sellers has closed a $5 million Series A funding round. Palo Alto, California-based Reali will use the cash to expand to all markets around the San Francisco Bay Area, including San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose, and continue to build out its technology and brand.
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