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Posts by Garrett Hickman

What is zavvie, what we do, and our Core Values

New technologies continuously disrupt the process of buying and selling houses. As an agent or broker, it’s daunting to keep all these new technologies straight, and brokerages dread falling behind in this changing environment. Enter: zavvie, the marketplace platform that brings modern solutions under your brand umbrella.   zavvie was founded in 2016 by Lane…

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Learn About zavvie’s Modern Marketplace Report for Q1 in 2022

The zavvie marketplace combines alternative buying and selling solutions for agents to offer their clients.    The modern marketplace has grown substantially; in 2021, we launched buying solutions to cater to clients on both sides of the transaction.    Of those solutions, Cash Offer and Modern Bridge have seen impressive adoption, allowing clients to make…

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New Report from zavvie Explores How Innovative Buying and Selling Services are Changing the Real Estate Landscape

The way Americans buy and sell real estate is changing forever as new, innovative solutions are now available nationwide. iBuyers provide sellers with instant offers. Power Buyers employ “cash offers” and “buy before you sell” bridge solutions for home buyers. Rent-to-own programs create new buyers and expand the marketplace. Presale renovation services help sellers maximize…

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Strategy first — then technology, proptech leaders emphasize at ICNY

Building an effective tech-stack for your brokerage has to begin with a sound business strategy. That was the prevailing sentiment among three proptech leaders at Inman Connect New York’s Broker Track. In a session sponsored by Zavvie and Radian, developer of Homegenius, Inside Real Estate CEO Joe Skousen said one of the biggest problems he encounters is…

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Financing? Title? Brokerage? What blockchain holds for real estate

To its staunchest supporters, blockchain technology appears tailor-made for revolutionizing the home transaction process. This technology’s ability to create unique ownership tokens for physical and digital assets holds tantalizing prospects for real estate, Lane Hornung told an audience of real estate professionals at Inman Connect New York. But this same technology is also a long way off from widespread…

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Latter & Blum Launches zavvie-Powered Program for Sellers, Buyers and Renters

Latter & Blum has launched Latter & Blum Select, powered by zavvie, to help their customers better understand all the buying, selling and renting options available to them, the company has announced. The new technology helps connect Latter & Blum agents and their clients with the widest range of options available to them at any given time,…

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Power Buyer clients made 1 offer on average. Traditional buyers? 7

As homes continue to fly off the market for five to six figures above sellers’ asking price, real estate startup zavvie said homebuyers are increasingly turning toward Power Buyers — platforms that offer cash-backed offers and buy-before-you-sell solutions — to help them effectively win against well-funded institutional and individual competitors. “Consumers gained a huge advantage…

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iBuyers Rebound as Power Buyers Rapidly Expand

According to our latest zavvie Seller Preferences Report, iBuyers rebounded last year, increasing business fivefold year-over-year during an historic seller’s market. Even as skeptics asked, “Who needs an instant offer from a tech company if you can sell your house on the open market faster than you ever thought possible for more money than you…

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Helen Adams Realty provides new help to sellers, buyers including an iBuyer offer

With record low housing inventory fueling homes selling at breakneck speed and often above the initial listing price, local homeowners ready to sell are discovering new ways to maximize their profit. The sellers’ market also makes it difficult for many home buyers to compete with multiple offers. What’s different now versus past seller markets, according…

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