Disruption!

Realogy Shutters "Climb" Real Estate Brokerage Offices in San Francisco

By Candy Evans / January 10, 2020 / 0 Comments

It’s not looking good for another real estate disruptor thus far in 2020, this one in the San Francisco Bay area. Thursday we reported that Dallas-based DOOR (Door.com) has laid off 37 employees. Now Inman reports that real estate giant Realogy is closing the offices of a uniquely creative real estate firm called Climb, which […]

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Redfin Launches Redfin Direct in Texas, Chris Kelly and Mike Delprete Weigh In

By Candy Evans / October 18, 2019 / 0 Comments

Redfin, the Seattle-based brokerage that launched as a disruptor, has brought it’s Redfin Direct service to Texas. Announced publicly last week, Redfin Direct soft-launched two weeks ago and already has active participants. Redfin Direct gives real estate buyers in Dallas, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio the ability to make direct, online offers on Redfin-listed homes without […]

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Prevu Challenges Industry, Puts Commissions Back in Client’s Hands

By April Towery / September 24, 2019 / 0 Comments

A new real estate start-up could completely flip the switch on traditional brokerages in Dallas. Prevu has announced the closing of its $2 million seed funding for a customer-focused digital home-buying platform. It promises to “deliver industry-leading efficiency and savings,” according to Matthew Chudoba, a publicist with ICR, Prevu’s outside public relations counsel promoting the company’s […]

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Exclusive: Geoff Lewis, Former RE/MAX President, Joins JP & Associates

By Candy Evans / June 24, 2019 / 0 Comments

Disruption is hitting the real estate industry more than other industries, and at a faster rate, or so it seems to those of us who watch the daily, sometimes hourly, changes from our North Texas perches. Speaking of Perch, there are iBuyers looming on the horizon — even mainstream media is starting to pay attention. […]

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The Profit Age vs. The Digital Age: A Reckoning For Real Estate

By Joanna England / February 27, 2019 / 8 Comments

By Matthew Templeton Managing Principal KW Urban Dallas It feels like there have been fundamental shifts in the real estate industry within the last few months. Technology is the buzz word, money is being thrown around, and CEOs of just about every top real estate-related company are out. The last few weeks’ news sums up […]

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Purplebricks Stock takes Nosedive, CEOs Depart: Trouble in Disruptor Land?

By Candy Evans / February 26, 2019 / 0 Comments

There could be rough waters ahead for the flat-fee, UK-based brokerage disruptor Purplebricks, which is now in four U.S. states: California, Arizona, Florida, and New York. I had heard they were planning to come to Dallas and Texas also — maybe not so after this news. Purplebricks is NOT an iBuyer. It is more akin […]

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