Knock expands to Charlotte and already has a ticker for IPO in 2020

Startup will be listed as KNOC on the NYSE

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Inman Connect San Francisco, Jul 16-20, 2018

Knock is making good on its expansion promises -- and preparing for a 2020 initial public offering. The Atlanta-based iBuyer expanded into Charlotte this month. Throughout the rest of 2019, the startup has said, it plans to move into nine more cities: Raleigh, Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Chicago, Miami, Orlando, Tampa and Denver. At the same time, Knock earned an early vote of confidence from the New York Stock Exchange. The exchange reserved the ticker "KNOC" for the startup, for if and when it's eventually traded on the exchange floor. Knock announced that it plans to claim it -- aka go public -- by 2020. That two-year gap means Knock got its ticker much further in advance than most companies (it usually happens a few months ahead rather than years). Knock is also announcing its own IPO plans pretty early. "We're announcing early because we have an affinity for the New York Stock Exchange," Knock CEO Sean Black said on air with Cheddar earlier this month. "The New Yor...