Inman reports the news from the real estate trenches every day. But it’s at Inman Connect Las Vegas, July 23-26, that the transformation gripping the world of real estate is synthesized and understood.
From this week’s headlines:
The news: The past few years have seen an avalanche of venture money into the once-staid world of real estate. But last week brought word of an underwhelming jobs report, and the news reported on Inman that Softbank, one of the biggest backers of the likes of Opendoor and Compass, is having trouble raising its new $100 billion fund.
The conversation: What will the changing capital landscape mean for real estate? Find out at Inman Connect Las Vegas, during Capital Connect, which features venture capitalists, start-up founders, private equity professionals, among others, making sense of what it all means for real estate as a whole. You don’t want to miss it.
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From past week’s headlines:
The news: Redfin is responding to initial challenges to its new program (CEO Glenn Kelman to speak on ICLV main stage), the rest of the industry may be headed to court (a topic on which experts will have much to say), and Compass continues to make waves.
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The conversation: Industry CEOs and thought leaders set to share their thoughts at Inman Connect Las Vegas, where they’ll bring insight and candor to the main stage.
The news: “Redfin unveils option to cut out buyer’s agents.” Redfin announced it has been testing a pilot program in Boston, Massachusetts, that allows consumers to make direct offers on Redfin-listed homes through the company’s website — an innovation that could result in less friction than traditional real estate deals while also cutting out buyer’s agents entirely.
The platform, which Redfin has been testing in Boston since late March, is expected to roll out next in Virginia followed by other markets in the future, Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman told Inman.
The conversation: Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman comes to Inman Connect Las Vegas, where he’ll bring his piercing forthrightness to the main stage.
The news: “Keller Williams to debut iBuyer.” Keller Williams is joining the iBuyer craze: The Austin-based real estate franchise is launching its own all-cash, online homebuying program next month in Texas and plans to expand that program to as many as eight metro areas by the end of the year.
The conversation: Keller Williams President Josh Team joins us on stage at Inman Connect Las Vegas to discuss this move and give us a glimpse at what else is going on at the industry giant.
And that’s just the start of the iBuyer conversation at ICLV. Opendoor CEO Eric Wu will join us onstage as well, and noted industry observer Mike DelPrete will offer his latest insights on the iBuyer phenomenon.
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