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iBuyer and the Issue of Concessions

In a couple of recent VIP posts, I looked through limited number of iBuyer transactions of both Opendoor and Zillow. I then took the most interesting conclusion one can draw […]

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[VIP] One Month of Zillow Offers in Phoenix: An Analysis

In a previous post, I looked at some of Opendoor’s transactions in Florida and drew some conclusions on very limited data. Well, I got my hands on some more data, […]

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[VIP] Hot Take on NAR’s Motion to Dismiss

In a previous post, I looked at some of Opendoor’s transactions in Florida and drew some conclusions on very limited data. Well, I got my hands on some more data, […]

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The Department of Justice Demands CoreLogic Turn Over Documents and Answer Questions

Boy, some things are happening this week. Last night, I saw that NAR had filed its response in the form of a motion to dismiss the Moehrl v. NAR case. […]

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iBuyer and Conflicts of Interest

It seems pretty obvious now that the rest of the industry is waking up to the fact that iBuyer is not a blip on the radar, is not We Buy […]

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[VIP] REMAX Q1,2019 Earnings: Refusing Greatness

I don’t often talk about RE/MAX, because it’s not a brokerage. It’s a franchisor, with a business model that doesn’t tell us a whole lot about what’s going on with […]

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OpenBoxMLS: An Open Source Acorn

“All of us are smarter than any one of us.” – Jim Zemlin, LINUX Foundation Remember this day: May 14, 2019. This is the day when BoxMLS announced OpenBoxMLS, the […]

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Just Because You’re Paranoid Doesn’t Mean They’re Not After You

I just spent an hour glued to the TV, absolutely fascinated by what I was seeing and hearing. And no, it wasn’t the latest episode of Game of Thrones (which […]

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[VIP] Zillow Q1, 2019 Earnings: Confidence and Clarity

Zillow reported its Q1/2019 earnings yesterday, and it was the first “real” earnings call with Rich Barton at the helm. As much as I missed hearing Spencer Rascoff on the […]

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[VIP] One Month of Zillow Offers in Phoenix: An Analysis

In a previous post, I looked at some of Opendoor’s transactions in Florida and drew some conclusions on very limited data. Well, I got my hands on some more data, […]

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iBuyer and the Issue of Concessions

In a couple of recent VIP posts, I looked through limited number of iBuyer transactions of both Opendoor and Zillow. I then took the most interesting conclusion one can draw […]

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Glenn Kelman T3 Quote

iBuyer and Conflicts of Interest

It seems pretty obvious now that the rest of the industry is waking up to the fact that iBuyer is not a blip on the radar, is not We Buy […]

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paranoia

Just Because You’re Paranoid Doesn’t Mean They’re Not After You

I just spent an hour glued to the TV, absolutely fascinated by what I was seeing and hearing. And no, it wasn’t the latest episode of Game of Thrones (which […]

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[VIP] Realogy Q1/2019: Things Done Changed

In my final Red Dot, where I looked at the full year 2018 earnings results for the public companies in real estate, I titled the section on Realogy as “The […]

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[VIP] Hot Take on NAR’s Motion to Dismiss

In a previous post, I looked at some of Opendoor’s transactions in Florida and drew some conclusions on very limited data. Well, I got my hands on some more data, […]

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acpera-slide-notext

The Department of Justice Demands CoreLogic Turn Over Documents and Answer Questions

Boy, some things are happening this week. Last night, I saw that NAR had filed its response in the form of a motion to dismiss the Moehrl v. NAR case. […]

Glenn Kelman T3 Quote

iBuyer and Conflicts of Interest

It seems pretty obvious now that the rest of the industry is waking up to the fact that iBuyer is not a blip on the radar, is not We Buy […]

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paranoia

Just Because You’re Paranoid Doesn’t Mean They’re Not After You

I just spent an hour glued to the TV, absolutely fascinated by what I was seeing and hearing. And no, it wasn’t the latest episode of Game of Thrones (which […]

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iBuyer and the Issue of Concessions

In a couple of recent VIP posts, I looked through limited number of iBuyer transactions of both Opendoor and Zillow. I then took the most interesting conclusion one can draw […]

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OpenBoxMLS

OpenBoxMLS: An Open Source Acorn

“All of us are smarter than any one of us.” – Jim Zemlin, LINUX Foundation Remember this day: May 14, 2019. This is the day when BoxMLS announced OpenBoxMLS, the […]

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Shiva Wept: NAR Reach 2019 and Industry Mindset

A couple of weeks ago, NAR’s Second Century Ventures announced the 2019 class of companies in its REACH program. What is REACH? Here’s the official description: “The REACH® accelerator focuses […]

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[VIP] Don’t Tell Yourself Pretty Lies, Part 2: Opendoor Sales Analysis

In Part 1, I looked at the economics of iBuyers generally, and concluded that we need to analyze them as market makers, using market maker economic models, rather than as […]

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