Offerpad draws from big companies as iBuyer prepares to go public
Four new members will join the iBuyer's board later this year, including a Zillow executive and the former chief executive officer of Move, Inc.
by Daniel Houston Jun 28
IBuyers are entering the previously untouched Northeast market: Mike DelPrete
Billion-dollar disruptors are coming to the Northeast market, featuring new models like instant offers, cash offers and buy-before-you-sell programs. Are agents and brokers ready?
by Mike DelPrete Jun 28
Offerpad is now a mortgage broker
The pioneering iBuyer is now a licensed mortgage broker in Alabama, Arizona and Colorado, with plans for rapid expansion into other states
by Matt Carter Jun 28
Offerpad goes live in Indiana as part of Midwest expansion
The iBuyer has started buying and selling homes in the Indianapolis area as it eyes new markets in Kansas City, St. Louis and Columbus, Ohio
by Daniel Houston Jul 13
IBuyers are paying above market — and reselling for more: Mike DelPrete
Home prices are record high, and iBuyers are paying above market values for the houses they buy, but they're also reselling them for more than ever before
by Mike DelPrete Aug 11
Offerpad posts first profitable quarter ahead of public offering
The Arizona-based iBuyer took in $376.8M in revenue during Q2 2021 and its net income grew to $9.2M, giving the company its first profitable quarter
by Marian McPherson Aug 18
Offerpad enters the NY Stock Exchange with a $2.7B valuation
The iBuyer went public a day after merging with the Spencer Rascoff-led Supernova Partners Acquisition Company. The company will now be known as 'Offerpad Solutions'
Falling home price appreciation threatens iBuyer profits: DelPrete
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
by Mike DelPrete Sep 8
Offerpad stock surges on second day of trading as iBuyers see gains
The iBuyer's stock spiked 27% on Tuesday before settling back down to $10 per share as investors continued to show interest in companies that make direct cash offers for homes
by Daniel Houston Sep 8
Offerpad launches Kansas City, St. Louis markets in ongoing expansion
The iBuyer's two new metros were the first since the company went public earlier this month; Columbus, Ohio, is next on the list
by Daniel Houston Sep 20
Offerpad launches in 106 central Ohio cities, including Columbus
The publicly traded iBuyer has launched its services in the Columbus metro area, bringing its number of markets to 21
by Daniel Houston Oct 5
As Zillow pumps brakes on buying, other stunned iBuyers forge ahead
Zillow says it's facing supply and labor constraints. But other iBuyers, who expressed surprise over Zillow's abrupt pause, say they aren't suffering from the same issues
by Jim Dalrymple II Oct 18
Zillow stocks plunge as competing iBuyers hang steady amid chaos
Thirty minutes into trading on Wednesday, Zillow Group's stock was down about 16.6 percent to around $70.55 per share
Zillow exits iBuying: 5 things you should know
Opinion
This move that has significant implications for the real estate industry. Here's why
by Mike DelPrete Nov 3
No, BlackRock isn't buying up all of Zillow's homes
Zillow's ill-fated iBuying venture drew detractors online before the program collapsed. But as the company races to unload 18,000 homes, were they right about where it's headed?
by Daniel Houston Nov 5
Offerpad CEO: Zillow's folly was in 'chase' to be the 'fastest'
In a new interview on Thursday, Offerpad CEO Brian Bair explained where Zillow went wrong and his enduring faith in the iBuying business model
by Marian McPherson Nov 5
What to expect as Compass, Opendoor, Offerpad and Keller Williams release earnings today
How will Opendoor and Offerpad respond to Zillow bowing out of iBuying? How is Compass faring as a fledgling public company? And is Keller Williams nearing an IPO?
by Lillian Dickerson Nov 10
Offerpad sees surging growth in Q3 across revenue, profits, homes sold
CEO Brian Bair offered reassurance in the wake of Zillow's iBuying exit that Offerpad's business model is working
by Lillian Dickerson Nov 10
Seasonality is back, iBuying is alive, and other big earnings takeaways
This week saw a flood of real estate company earnings reports. Overall, they indicate the market is well-positioned and maybe returning to some semblance of normalcy
by Jim Dalrymple II Nov 11
Zillow Offers is dead. But Zillow (and iBuying) is here to stay
At Connect Now on Tuesday, real estate analyst Mike DelPrete shared with Brad Inman where Zillow went wrong with Zillow Offers and what 'Zillow 3.0' could look like
by Marian McPherson Nov 16
Spencer Rascoff: The transaction facilitator category needs a rebrand
Rascoff: iBuying will survive without Zillow, but companies that 'take the friction out of transactions' need a new name for their services
by Matt Carter Nov 16
'IBuyers have never been bigger': Mike DelPrete
Opinion
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
by Mike DelPrete Nov 17
2022 will be pivotal for Offerpad as it competes for the iBuyer crown
With the implosion of Zillow Offers in October, all eyes will be on Opendoor and Offerpad as they duke it out for marketshare in 2022. Here are the biggest challenges Offerpad faces next year
IBuyers net record-high sales in Q3 amid skyrocketing purchase volume
Phoenix homeowners unloaded a mind-blowing $1.47B worth of housing stock to an iBuyer in the third quarter, the first instance an individual housing market has exceeded $1B in iBuyer sales
by Marian McPherson Dec 7
The 6 tech trends that defined real estate in 2021
Finally, COVID-19 wasn't at the heart of the year's prevailing real estate technology trends. Instead, 2021 was marked by notable acquisitions and the fallout from the biggest of them all
by Craig C. Rowe Dec 10
News Quiz: Test your knowledge of real estate's biggest stories of 2021
Acquisitions, spats, implosions and brawls: As the year wraps up and real estate professionals wish for the best in 2022, test your knowledge of the biggest real estate stories of 2021
by Inman Dec 31
All the biggest challenges facing all the biggest companies in real estate
As Inman's '5 Challenges' series wraps up, take a look back at how Keller Williams, Compass, Zillow and 6 other major players will contend with low inventory, rapid growth and more in 2022
by Jim Dalrymple II Jan 2
Offerpad secures over $600M in credit in bid to expand iBuying
Following the demise of Zillow Offers in November, Offerpad sought more than $600M in credit from an unnamed lender in December, according to an SEC filing reviewed by Inman
by Ben Verde Jan 5
Offerpad's market cap slips below $1B amid slide on Wall Street
Stocks slid for major iBuyers and tech companies on Wednesday, continuing a difficult start to the year on Wall Street for Offerpad
by Taylor Anderson Jan 19
Offerpad stock reaches lowest level ever on Wall Street before rebound
It’s not the only publicly traded real estate brand to face headwinds in the market in January, but it is leading the pack
by Taylor Anderson Jan 28
How to make sense of iBuying in 2022, post-Zillow
IBuying has existed for years, but it's growing faster than ever and now approaching the scale that could finally make it profitable
by Jim Dalrymple II Feb 2
How real estate agents can work with Offerpad
For agents looking to enter the iBuyer market or merely up their iBuyer game, Offerpad is but one choice for a partner. Here's what agents who want to work with the iBuyer should know
How real estate agents can work with Opendoor
Some agents use the iBuying leader as a tool to help clients find the best path for their needs. Here’s how to get started
by Taylor Anderson Feb 14
How real estate agents can work with RedfinNow
Redfin's iBuyer, RedfinNow, forgoes incentives for agents but offers a dedicated customer service team and local title options. Here’s how to get started
by Daniel Houston Feb 22
Offerpad turns a profit and tallies a revenue spike in Q4
The iBuyer earned a profit of nearly $13M during the final 3 months of 2021 while also beating revenue forecasts, according to a Q4 earnings report issued Wednesday
by Jim Dalrymple II Feb 23
Opendoor revenue rises more than 1,400% in Q4, but losses mount too
The iBuying giant earned $3.8B in revenue between October and December last year. The latest numbers highlight the uniqueness of Opendoor's growth strategy
by Jim Dalrymple II Feb 24
IBuyers purchased over 70K homes in 2021, doubling previous record
'IBuyers purchased 70,402 homes in 2021, more than double the previous annual high of 32,726 homes in 2019,' according to Zillow's Q4 iBuyer report
by Taylor Anderson Mar 2
Offerpad expands California reach with Sacramento entry
The iBuyer’s newest market comes just two weeks after its first launch in the Golden State, where it is avoiding costlier coastal cities
by Taylor Anderson Mar 3
Spencer Rascoff is bullish on iBuying. Here’s why
Ahead of Inman Connect New York, the former Zillow CEO and 'serial entrepreneur' spoke about how he leads teams, the value of Pacaso and why he's sticking with iBuyers
by Taylor Anderson Mar 8
Inman Connect Now Series
Tim Heyl shares his insights on what's ahead and how to prepare at Inman Connect Now
by Jodie Cordell Mar 16
Inman Connect New York
Are you ready to grow your real estate business? Connect with the smartest real estate pros and learn their secrets at ICNY
by Jodie Cordell Mar 22
Opendoor cashes in on record home price appreciation
Opinion
Home price appreciation is through the roof, and that's good news for Opendoor. Its current listings are averaging 17% increases over the purchase price
by Mike DelPrete Mar 23
Opendoor brings iBuying services to New Jersey, New York state
The move will see Opendoor make cash offers in 17 counties in the two Northeastern states. New York City is not included in the expansion. It also brings Opendoor's market count to 46
by Jim Dalrymple II Apr 5
Power Buyer clients made 1 offer on average. Traditional buyers? 7
A new report from Power Buyer and iBuyer marketplace zavvie says that Power Buying 'could eventually become the norm,' citing its success in helping buyers quickly purchase a home
by Marian McPherson Apr 13
Offerpad stays profitable for second quarter in a row
The iBuyer earned about $41M in profit during the first 3 months of 2022, beating the results of its also-profitable run at the end of 2021, according to an Q1 earnings call on Wednesday
by Jim Dalrymple II May 4
OfferPad for sale sign
The company's expansions come on the heels of its second straight profitable quarter.
by Ben Verde May 5
Brokerages push back on NAR ad campaign targeting 'competitors'
The trade group highlighted its own members — including Zillow, Compass, Redfin, Homie, Opendoor and Offerpad — among those whom it's competing with for consumer mindshare
by Andrea V. Brambila May 12