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Top story of the week:

1. Zillow launches ‘Instant Offers’ pilot program for homesellers

Zillow launched a pilot program in two cities — Las Vegas and Orlando, Florida — called “Zillow Instant Offers,” with the promise that a home sale transaction can be completed in as little as a week.

The new Zillow product allows prospective homesellers to receive all-cash offers from a hand-selected group of 15 large private investors along with a side-by-side comparative market analysis (CMA) from a local Zillow Premier Agent.

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3. Zillow Instant Offers: What’s the real estate industry’s response?
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5. Zillow Prize will award $1M to the person or team who most improves Zestimate
6. Would charging fees for Instant Offers make Zillow a broker?
7. Avoiding the price reduction conversation? 5 tips to nail it
8. NAR politics, Instant Offers and a noisy week in real estate
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