Critics of Zillow bash the accuracy of the Zestimate, but the fact is that a home’s worth hinges on what the market is willing to pay. And with the advent of Instant Offers, Zillow is backing up the Zestimate with a check. Consider the fact that Zillow has a platform to help themselves sell homes quickly and it is easy to see how Instant Offers is a game-changer with the potential to create a ‘market-maker system’ of real estate.
Rob and Greg are back to discuss the recent GeekWirepieceon Zillow’s first home purchase in Chandler, AZ. They comment on the irony of the agent’s intention to lean on Zillow for branding as well as the company’s original business model as an auction site. Rob explains the concept of an insta-flip and how it benefits Premier Agents, and Greg offers his take on the one thing that is still missing from the Instant Offers model.
Rob and Greg speak to Zillow’s data around the number of shoppers in a particular zip code and the target market for the Instant Offers model. They address the potential profit Zillow might generate from Instant Offers, the listing lead flow the program will generate, and the possibility of discounted as-is purchases on the platform. Listen in to understand how Instant Offers is likely to foster competition in the space and learn how Zillow continues to change the game of real estate.
Zillow’s first home purchase in Chandler, AZ
The agent’s intention to lean on Zillow for branding
Greg’s questions around double-ending and fees
How Zillow is creating a ‘market-maker system’ of real estate
Zillow’s original business model as an auction site
The concept of an insta-flip and how it benefits Premier Agents
Greg’s take on what’s still missing from the Instant Offers model
How Zillow’s Instant Offers further validates Opendoor
The target seller for Zillow’s Instant Offers model
How Instant Offers differs from We Buy Ugly Houses
The listing lead flow Zillow will generate through the program
What traditional brokers should do in light of Instant Offers
The potential for a discounted as-is purchase through Zillow
Rob’s insight on the possibility of Zillow offering seller financing
How Instant Offers is likely to foster competition in the space
‘An Inside Look at Zillow’s First Home Purchase’ on GeekWire
‘Opendoor is a Bigger Deal Than Zillow’ in Inman
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