2022 by the numbers: The dirty data that drove a weird year in real estate
To better illustrate how capricious the real estate industry was in 2022, Inman searched high and low for rogue data points that drove the housing market and best reflected this year's wild tumble
by Ben Verde Dec 27
Proptech in 2022: Zillow rebounds, iBuyers stumble and MLSs grow up
Zillow bounced back after folding its iBuyer in 2021, multiple listing services finally caught up, enterprise solutions arrived and other signs property technology approached maturity in 2022
by Craig C. Rowe Dec 21
NYSE threatens to boot Offerpad over plummeting share price
Offerpad's stock slipped below $1 per share in late October, positioning the iBuyer to be delisted from the New York Stock Exchange, which could make it more difficult to buy and sell shares
by Ben Verde Nov 21
Billions in losses, a brutal market and more from Q3 earnings season
A slowing market is taking a toll on big real estate companies, though not every firm is suffering equally. A look back on the past 3 dramatic weeks of third-quarter wins, losses and draws
by Jim Dalrymple II Nov 14
It's the disruption, stupid! Redfin Now and the end of iBuying as we know it
Opinion
As Redfin winds down its operations, Opendoor and Offerpad are the last ones left for the most part — and they're both struggling. Was iBuying a flash in the pan or is everyone simply looking in the wrong direction?
by Troy Palmquist Nov 10
Opendoor lost nearly $1B in Q3 in 'once-in-40-years market transition'
In total, Opendoor suffered a net loss of $928M between July and September, according to an earnings report Thursday. That's up from a loss of just $57M during the third quarter of 2021
by Jim Dalrymple II Nov 3
Offerpad posts net loss of $80M, ending profitability streak
The iBuyer brought in higher-than-expected revenues but racked up a much higher net loss than the previous year, according to a Q3 earnings call on Wednesday
hunt, predator, prey, hunter
Cash is king. In today's market, a company’s cash flow determines if it is in control of its own destiny
by Mike DelPrete Oct 24
Opendoor, Offerpad, Redfin shares hit all-time lows on Wall Street
Shares in Opendoor, Offerpad and Redfin all just hit all-time low prices. The milestones come after months of declines for companies across the real estate space
by Jim Dalrymple II Oct 7
Offerpad hangs on to profitability for 3rd-straight quarter amid shift
Offerpad recorded a gross profit of $93M, an 83 percent annual increase and its third straight profitable quarter, according to a Q2 earnings report released Wednesday afternoon
by Daniel Houston AND Ben Verde Aug 3
Congress targets investors and asks: ‘Where have all the houses gone?’
Committee takes up the growing reach of institutional investors at a hearing this week. The biggest companies now own more than 280,000 single-family homes to rent
by Taylor Anderson Jun 28
Don't blame investors for run-up in home prices, Freddie Mac says
Researchers at the mortgage giant point to 4 things that drove the meteoric rise in home prices over the past few years. Investors weren't one of them
by Taylor Anderson Jun 13
IBuyers, Power Buyers saw explosive growth in 2021. What about 2022?
Services promising a more streamlined, less painful transaction experience have become more popular and are likely to stick around, according to a new report released Tuesday from zavvie
by Jim Dalrymple II Jun 7
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
OfferPad for sale sign
The company's expansions come on the heels of its second straight profitable quarter.
by Ben Verde May 5
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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