Real estate disruptors

Summer’s Hottest Pandemic Moves Happened in Dallas-Fort Worth

By Joanna England / November 12, 2020 / 0 Comments

For folks who were brave enough to move during a pandemic — can you imagine packing without a house full of help? — the Dallas-Fort Worth region was a hot destination. According to iBuyer and real estate disruptor Opendoor, a survey the company released this August showed that 53 percent of respondents were planning to […]

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Need to Sell Your Home Quickly? JPAR Sure Sale Multiplies Your Offers

By Joanna England / September 11, 2020 / 1 Comment

Sometimes, selling your home is a daunting, overwhelming task, and for those who want to get it done as quickly and painlessly as possible, instant offer programs from iBuyer brokerages are a godsend. For the uninitiated, instant offers from iBuyers are typically cash bids for a home that promise fast sales and quick closings. Several […]

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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 ( 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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There’s Room For Everyone, Disruption Panel Proves at Dallas Builders Event

By Candy Evans / February 8, 2019 / 1 Comment

I had the privilege of moderating a panel stuffed to the gills with creative, talented real estate professionals yesterday at the Dallas Builders Association’s luncheon. The panel, featuring some of the top disruptors in the industry, had a lively discussion with one overarching theme: there’s room for everyone in this new playing field for the […]

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Mainstream Media ‘Discovers’ Disruption in Real Estate Sales

By Candy Evans / July 18, 2018 / 1 Comment

I’m sure you caught the Dallas Morning News‘ recent declaration that the start-up discount brokerage Door, while on a tear, is not yet really fully disrupting the buying and selling of real estate. At least not here, not yet. I’m off to Inman in San Francisco, so let’s talk next week. But it’s interesting that the […]

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Three Disrupting Developers Bring Us the Best of East Dallas To Date (Plus Dumbwaiters)

By Candy Evans / February 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

Remember this name: Cobalt Homes. A Dallas-based urban builder disrupting the urban town home concept with not just aesthetics and quality construction, but an unheard of thoughtfulness — like a sixth sense — to provide buyers comfort and true home livability. We all love stories about guys who started famous companies at home. In 1939, Bill […]

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