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FlyHomes Offers Sellers Guaranteed Closing

by Drew Meyers on 11:23 pm October 29, 2017

How often do deals fall through due to financing? 5%? 10%? 20%? FlyHomes is guaranteeing the financing for their buyers to give them an edge in a bidding war (via GeekWire). If a seller agrees to an offer and the deal falls through for any reason, Flyhomes will purchase the home no matter what. That certainly makes it more likely sellers would choose a FlyHomes offer, even if it’s not the highest. That’s a win for buyers in a competitive market like Seattle — and hence a … Read More »

FlyHomes Brings in $4 Million

by Drew Meyers on 10:09 am October 5, 2017

Congrats to the team at FlyHomes for closing $4 million in funding. From GeekWire, the round was… led by e-commerce pioneer Mark Vadon, with participation from Pritzker Group Venture Capital and Avant CEO Al Goldstein. Vadon, who previously co-founded Zulily and Blue Nile, will join the FlyHomes board as part of the investment. The startup has also raised an additional $2 million in debt financing. The funds will help FlyHomes increase its marketing horsepower and expand to more cities. I’m a big, big fan of … Read More »

FlyHomes – A Lifestyle Brokerage for Millenial Travelers

by Drew Meyers on 9:51 am February 6, 2017

I met with one of the founders of FlyHomes, Stephen Lane, a month or so ago at Impact Hub. On the surface, FlyHomes is a real estate brokerage for millennial travelers. In the background, it’s a discount model — but instead of giving the consumer cash back, the money is spent on rewards (Alaska miles, Lyft rides, etc). That largely removes the consumer perception of inferior real estate service, because they are not branding a discounted rate / rebates. Their lifestyle focus — branding themselves to a specific … Read More »

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