Industry Technology, Real Estate Technology

Opendoor buys Open Listings to boost its home-flipping business model

By Mike Wheatley | September 13, 2018
Online real estate marketplace Opendoor is making its first acquisition, snapping up a discount brokerage called Open Listings. Open Listings is an end-to-end real estate platform aimed at buyers that offers them a 50 percent rebate on the buyer’s agent commission. The idea is that people can search through listings, book private showings, make an […]
Industry Technology, Real Estate Technology, US Real Estate

Opendoor plans major expansion into more U.S. markets

By Mike Wheatley | September 3, 2018
Real estate listings website Opendoor, which buys homes directly from sellers before doing them up and selling them on, says it’s planning to expand nationwide after enjoying significant success in the ten markets it currently operates in
Facebook, Real Estate Marketing

Facebook partners with Rental Beast to add more listings to its Marketplace

By Mike Wheatley | August 28, 2018
Facebook is getting more serious about the home rental market, teaming up with Rental Beast, a software as a service listings platform that provides millions of rental listings.
Real Estate Marketing, Real Estate Technology, Smart Home Tech

Compass rolls out smart for sale signs to help your listing stand out

By Mike Wheatley | July 26, 2018
Digital real estate listings company Compass is making its homes stand out with a new breed of high-tech and “iconic” for sale signs.
Real Estate Technology, US Real Estate

European Airbnb rival Spotahome lands $40 million funding round

By Mike Wheatley | June 8, 2018
Spotahome, a company that provides listings for rental listings, has raised $40 million in a new round of funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. London-based Passion Capital and Madrid-based Seaya Ventures also participated in the round, which brings Spotahome’s total funding to just shy of $64 million. Bloomberg said the company rivals AirBnb […]
Featured News, Home Design, Real Estate Resource

These are the features you need to sell an entry-level home above price

By Mike Wheatley | May 4, 2018
Homebuyers, especially first-time buyers shopping for entry-level homes, can expect to pay a significant premium for houses with listings that tout popular farmhouse or craftsman-inspired features
SEO, US Real Estate, Zillow

Home listing description keywords that can boost your sale price

By Mike Wheatley | April 10, 2018
Although other factors including timing and location are important, analysis shows that simple keywords used in a listing description can also have a big impact on its final selling price.
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