Mike's Stories

Real estate portals around the world are making huge bets on next-generation lead generation tools that target buyers and sellers and include lead qualification standards and commission sharing, otherwise known as success fees
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Seasonality and the Zillow exit will certainly impact this, but for the time being, iBuyers are at an all-time high, with Opendoor leading the pack
Nov 17
This move that has significant implications for the real estate industry. Here's why
Nov 3
Within the context of long-term industry disruption, Zillow's loss may simply be an embarrassing detour on its inexorable march to transform real estate
Oct 25
Other iBuyers saw the signals and made adjustments while Zillow kept on buying; either it missed the signs or proceeded anyway. Regardless, it’s a timely reminder that growing an iBuyer business is challenging
Oct 19
Compass' growth over the past 3 years has been remarkable. It is one of the fastest growing real estate brokerages of all time — yet its stock price continues to decline
Oct 7
Real estate tech companies are going after mortgage, but now mortgage is going after real estate
Sep 14
IBuyers are closer than ever to profitability. But the overwhelming majority of profits are coming from record home price appreciation, which won't last and is on the decline
Sep 8