Real estate Disruptors

Knock Soon to be Knocking on Doors in Texas With Trade-In Platform

By Candy Evans / September 12, 2018 / 0 Comments

  Yesterday, we learned that Opendoor snapped up discount brokerage Open Listings, giving the iBuyer platform company a huge foot up in not just the buying but the selling of real estate.   Today, we learn that Knock has expanded to Texas with the start-up’s first-ever Home Trade-In platform: buy and sell at same time, […]

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News Corp. To Get Texas Real Estate License — But Won’t Be Using It

By Bethany Erickson / August 31, 2018 / 0 Comments

This week news came that Move Inc. (operator of realtor.com and a News Corp. subsidiary) would be ponying up more than $200 million to buy Austin-based lead generation firm Opcity — and that the company would also get a brokerage license. The Austin American-Statesman reported Wednesday that Opcity, which touts a platform it says turns […]

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Dallas-Based Real Estate Tech Start-Up HipPocket Folds After Two Years in The Fray

By Joanna England / August 23, 2017 / 0 Comments

  We got tipped off by a reader that HipPocket, the tech start-up brought to the market by pioneering broker Clay Stapp and his business partner, James Bohan-Pitt, will soon close. In a message to users and clients of the site, Stapp and Bohan-Pitt said that the company, which was launched give agents and brokers […]

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Nextdoor Launches Real Estate Ad Section for More Locally Relevant Content

By Candy Evans / August 9, 2017 / 0 Comments

“Users will also be able to see how many people recommended a real estate agent. Real estate is apparently one of the most popular topics on the site. Nearly 25,000 real estate agents have set up local pages on the social network, more than any other profession, according to Nextdoor.” If you haven’t moved 98 […]

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Agents, Chill. Zillow Instant Offers Will Not Hurt Good Agents, Says DOOR Founder

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / June 15, 2017 / 0 Comments

There is a cottage industry in the world of real state agents of generating an uproar over the continued march of innovation. This cottage industry complains about innovation in general, and the effects of the internet on the brokerage space, specifically.

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Rentberry and Biddwell Skim a Profit off the Misery of Apartment Hunting

By Jon Anderson / April 11, 2017 / 0 Comments

I don’t like Uber and Lyft because they operate on an uneven playing field. I don’t like Airbnb for similar reasons, and for the in/out/party upheaval they can cause to neighborhoods. I don’t like drug companies that raise prices just because they can.  Therefore, it’s no surprise what I think of new apartment rental apps […]

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