Zillow on Monday will begin buying and selling homes in Dallas through its iBuyer platform Zillow Offers. It’s the second market in Texas after Houston and the ninth market overall for Zillow Offers. 

Dallas-ites looking to buy or sell homes have a new option: Zillow’s online platform Zillow Offers is launching in the city today, taking the year-old program to its ninth market nationwide and its second market in Texas after Houston.

Zillow Offers gives consumers the option of an all-cash quick close transaction in exchange for paying Zillow a service fee – which averaged 7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018 – and often taking slightly less than what the home might get if listed on the open market.

“Zillow Offers is helping transform the real estate transaction by giving consumers more of what they what – a seamless, convenient way to sell and buy a home, and on a timetable that they control,” Zillow Brand President Jeremy Wacksman said in a statement. “With such a dynamic and fast-growing housing market, Dallas is a natural place to expand this service next.”

Zillow will work with The Rhodes Team, a local Texas-based real estate team affiliated with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty Texas, to represent it on both sides of the transaction and will give Zillow Premier Agent customers (agents who join Zillow’s paid online advertising program) seller leads if the seller opts not to take Zillow’s offer and chooses to list traditionally.

Now, with the launch of Zillow Home Loans, consumers on both sides of the transaction can experience and end-to-end transaction experience if they opt to get financing through Zillow. Sellers can sell their home quickly and get pre-approved for a mortgage through Zillow Home Loans, adding certainty to the process, Zillow says.

Buyers can use Zillow Home Loans to get into a new home on their timetable, as Zillow lets its buyers pick their move-in date.

Dallas joins Phoenix, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Denver, Charlotte, Raleigh, Houston and Riverside. The platform will also be in Miami, Minneapolis, Nashville, Orlando and Portland by the fall of 2019, according to Zillow.

Since launching the platform a year ago, Zillow now gets a request for an offer every five minutes. In 2018, it purchased 686 homes and sold 177 of them.

Email Patrick Kearns

Show Comments Hide Comments


Sign up for Inman’s Morning Headlines
What you need to know to start your day with all the latest industry developments
By submitting your email address, you agree to receive marketing emails from Inman.
Thank you for subscribing to Morning Headlines.
Back to top
Only 3 days left to register for Inman Connect Las Vegas before prices go up! Don't miss the premier event for real estate pros.Register Now ×
Limited Time Offer: Get 1 year of Inman Select for $199SUBSCRIBE×
Log in
If you created your account with Google or Facebook
Don't have an account?
Forgot your password?
No Problem

Simply enter the email address you used to create your account and click "Reset Password". You will receive additional instructions via email.

Forgot your username? If so please contact customer support at (510) 658-9252

Password Reset Confirmation

Password Reset Instructions have been sent to

Subscribe to The Weekender
Get the week's leading headlines delivered straight to your inbox.
Top headlines from around the real estate industry. Breaking news as it happens.
15 stories covering tech, special reports, video and opinion.
Unique features from hacker profiles to portal watch and video interviews.
Unique features from hacker profiles to portal watch and video interviews.
It looks like you’re already a Select Member!
To subscribe to exclusive newsletters, visit your email preferences in the account settings.
Up-to-the-minute news and interviews in your inbox, ticket discounts for Inman events and more
1-Step CheckoutPay with a credit card
By continuing, you agree to Inman’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

You will be charged . Your subscription will automatically renew for on . For more details on our payment terms and how to cancel, click here.

Interested in a group subscription?
Finish setting up your subscription