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Filling the Emerging iBuyer Vacuum

Filling the Emerging iBuyer Vacuum

[Note from editor: We publish a Weekly Transmission for GEM members, a series of long-form articles covering the spectrum from shipping container co-living spaces to the battle for listing acquisition in the first iBuyer world war. Below is this month’s sample Transmission.] NOVEMBER MONTHLY TRANSMISSION BY DREW…

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Unpacking Opendoor’s S-4 Filing

Unpacking Opendoor’s S-4 Filing

[Editor’s note: Originally published on the Thomvest Blog.] Opendoor, the nation’s largest iBuyer, is going public. It is doing so via a merger with Social Capital Hedosophia Corp II (NYSE: IPOB), which is a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) led by investor Chamath Palihapitiya. Opendoor published an investor presentation as…

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A Waking of the iBuying Elephant

A Waking of the iBuying Elephant

[Note from the editor: We publish a Weekly Transmission for the GEM membership that consists of long-form articles covering the spectrum from shipping container co-living spaces to the battle for listing acquisition in the first iBuyer world war. Below is a sample Transmission about the Opendoor IPO announcement.  —Drew Meyers]…

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The Only Voice That Matters In The iBuyer Debate Is The Consumer’s

The Only Voice That Matters In The iBuyer Debate Is The Consumer’s

This may come as a surprise, but I don’t really care what the real estate industry thinks about iBuyers — companies that make quick, all-cash offers on homes and close the transactions in days. Here’s what I do care about: What do consumers think? For…

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Technology Can’t Turn Red Into Black (Part 2)

Technology Can’t Turn Red Into Black (Part 2)

Is Red really the new Black? It’s a catchy phrase and it reflects the apparent sentiment of some of the bigger players and their backers. Along with the other term used in the same discussion, “sustained unprofitability”, it posits that Success in the real estate…

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Technology Can’t Turn Red Into Black – Part 1

Technology Can’t Turn Red Into Black – Part 1

It isn’t the same as turning lead into gold but the latest talk about red and black in the real estate industry is still nice fodder for the pundits even if it doesn’t really reflect reality. Second quarter earnings announcements and SEC filings were released…

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Will Consumers Embrace iBuyers?

Will Consumers Embrace iBuyers?

I’m a perpetual skeptic of “real estate disrupters”. I believe that Redfin and the other discount brokerages pick at the ~5% margin of sellers who would rather save 1% than have a good experience selling their homes. The massive boom of iBuyers seem to pick…

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Uberizing Real Estate with Zillow Offers

Uberizing Real Estate with Zillow Offers

[Note from editor: We publish a Weekly Transmission for Geek Estate Mastermind members that consists of long form articles covering the spectrum from shipping container co-living spaces to the battle for listing acquisition in the first iBuyer world war. Below is a preview of this month’s sample Transmission,…

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Knock Off to the IPO Races, and Meet the Real Estate Tech Founder with CEO Sean Black

Knock Off to the IPO Races, and Meet the Real Estate Tech Founder with CEO Sean Black

Knock CEO Sean Black said ‘We’re building the next Amazon’ and plans to go public. They recently entered Texas, opening in Dallas and Fort Worth, with a goal of being in 20+ markets by 2020. Their vision is an end-to-end transaction platform, the railroad of real…

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CityBldr Moves Closer to Becoming a Built World Powerhouse, and a Founding Member Interview

CityBldr Moves Closer to Becoming a Built World Powerhouse, and a Founding Member Interview

There’s a real estate tech company based in my hometown Seattle that I’m a longtime fan of. No, I’m not referring to that industry tech titan I formerly worked for. Nor am I referring to a certain billion dollar tech-enabled brokerage, with a red logo….

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