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The Next Evolution of iBuyers: ‘Power Buyers’

The past year has changed the way people buy and sell homes, with new buying and selling options gaining traction in the marketplace. In addition to the well-known iBuyers, these include a more recent category of companies such as EasyKnock, Homeward, Knock and Ribbon. The details of these programs vary, but one common denominator is…

2021 Midyear zavvie Seller Preferences Report

Read about iBuyers offering above market price for homes, the rise in demand for Power Buyers, and more in zavvie’s exclusive 2021 Seller Preferences Report. Download a free PDF copy of the report here

How COVID-19 sparked a Real Estate Revolution

The COVID-19 pandemic changed the foundation of day-to-day living across dozens of industries. From the widespread adoption of remote work to the emergence of home food delivery, COVID-19 forced the world to see what was truly essential to modern life and what was not. For the Real Estate industry, which is known for its tedious…

Dilbeck debuts new iBuyer and buy-before-you-sell program powered by zavvie

Record-low housing inventory combined with rapid increases in home values provides homeowners with an “extraordinary opportunity to sell” during one of the hottest seller’s markets ever. What’s different today than past seller markets? According to Dilbeck Real Estate, sellers have more options than ever, but they want to understand what all their options are —…

iPro Realty Network partners with zavvie

Utah-based iPro Realty Network recently partnered with zavvie to launch “iPro Seller Solutions“—their new iBuyer and sale-leaseback programs. “Our new iPro Seller Solutions add to the robust benefits we already offer our real estate clients, including our all-inclusive set-up service (that saves our clients substantial time and money when moving) and our Powerhouse Marketing system,” said iPro…

LeadingRE Adds zavvie to Solutions Group Program

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, a global network of 550 top independent real estate firms, has expanded its Solutions Group program of preferred business resources with the addition of zavvie. zavvie, the first end-to-end real estate brokerage platform offering a full spectrum of selling solutions, connects the modern agent and their clients by…

What Do Sellers Actually Want? New zavvie Report Reveals 6 Megatrends

Amidst the seemingly endless speculation and debate about the new ways of selling—including iBuyers, buy-before-you-sell bridge solutions and institutional buyers—one important factor has been neglected. What do sellers actually want? At zavvie, the first complete brokerage selling solutions platform, we realized we were in a unique position to consider this question. Today, zavvie helps bring…

The Group Partners With zavvie on ‘Guaranteed Offer’

The Group, a Northern Colorado real estate company, is launching “The Group Guaranteed Offer” program, powered by zavvie and its Offer Optimizer technology. “The Group Guaranteed Offer” allows for various selling options, including instant offers from iBuyers and buy-before-you-sell from Bridge providers. “Homeowners would love an all-cash offer when they are ready to sell, and…

zavvie and Fathom Realty Partner With ‘Fathom Offers’

zavvie and Fathom Holdings Inc., a holding company that primarily operates through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Fathom Realty, LLC, recently announced that the companies will work together to power “Fathom Offers,” a service that lets homeowners receive and compare multiple offers for their homes. With Fathom Offers, powered by zavvie, agents will have access to additional…

Sellers and Buyers Want a Modern Agent. Are You a Modern Broker?

Some brokerage leaders today are trying to minimize new selling solutions, such as iBuying and buy-before-you-sell bridge solutions. And those brokers might be setting themselves apart in the real estate business—but not the way they’d prefer. Your listing clients are not blind or deaf to the social media posts, ads and news stories about iBuyers…

How zavvie Pro Is Helping to Create the Modern Agent

It’s a false choice to say consumers want either technology or a good agent. They want the newest solutions. They want the latest innovations. Consumers appreciate cool technology, but they also want a great agent. Today, we are seeing the emergence of the modern agent. The modern agent knows how to bring all of the…

zavvie and Samson Properties Unlock iBuyer, Bridge Access for More D.C.-Metro Homeowners With New Seller Platform

zavvie, an end-to-end real estate brokerage platform offering the full spectrum of selling solutions, is working with Samson Properties to bring iBuyer and bridge “buy before you sell” options to more homeowners across Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C., to help them better understand all of their selling options, the company stated in a release…

Are You Targeting First-Time Sellers? Here’s Why You Should Be

Real estate agents are well-acquainted with the first-time homebuyer market. But did you realize that nearly one in three sellers are first-time sellers? Or that the overwhelming majority (88 percent) of sellers aged 22 – 29 are first-time sellers? Millennials are not just driving the home-buying market; they are also a crucial new selling demographic,…

Zavvie is bringing its tech platform directly to agents

Through zavvie Pro, agents can provide their clients a variety of selling options, including iBuyer offers or bridge loan solutions. Real estate tech company zavvie on Monday introduced its new zavvie Pro platform, an agent-facing tool that allows agents to present selling options to their clients on an individually-branded platform. Zavvie CEO Lane Hornung called…

How Every Agent Can Help Solve Our Inventory Shortage

Every agent today needs more listings. If you had another listing, you would have another sale; it’s that simple. What’s not simple is solving our inventory shortage. According to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), inventory in July 2020 was 21 percent lower than 2019’s already anemic levels. Making things worse, homeowners move once every…

zavvie powers John L. Scott Real Estate Instant Purchase Plus+ giving Portland homeowners access to more iBuyer offers

zavvie, the first end-to-end iBuyer platform for real estate brokerages, is teaming with John L. Scott Real Estate, one of the top 20 residential real estate brands in the nation, to power John L. Scott’s new Instant PurchaseTM Plus+ program. Debuting in the Portland, Oregon market first, Instant Purchase Plus+ gives local homeowners access to…

zavvie Teams With JPAR to Introduce First Nationwide All Seller Options Platform

JPAR Sure Sale J.P. & Associates REALTORS® (JPAR) is teaming with zavvie to introduce Sure Sale, the first nationwide all seller options platform. America’s fastest-growing 100% commission real estate brokerage and franchise, JPAR is one of the largest brokerages in the U.S. with more than 3,000 agents in over 50 locations. JPAR Sure Sale helps…

The New Bridge Solution: How to Turn Homeowners Into Sellers

The biggest problem for home sales today remains a lack of inventory. So, how do we keep the bounce-back from COVID-19 going into Q4? We need more listings! To create more listings, we need to get homeowners off the sidelines. The problem is that homeowners are nervous to make a move for the same reason…

RE/MAX Results Launches ‘Simple Offer’ for Twin-Cities Homeowners

Twin Cities-based RE/MAX Results announced a new service that delivers to homeowners more selling options. The RE/MAX Results Simple Offer program provides homeowners throughout the Twin Cities, St. Cloud, Rochester, Duluth/Superior, Mankato and Western Wisconsin markets more options to sell their homes. “Homeowners now have one place to see what iBuyers will offer for their…

The 4 Pillars That Will Drive Real Estate Forward

For over a hundred years, selling a home involved one option: offering it for sale on the open market. While that’s still how most homes sell today, innovations in fintech backed by billions in capital are giving sellers more options than ever. If agents don’t bring more options to the table themselves, they will be…

EasyKnock and zavvie partner for new bridge solution

Homeowners have easier access to equity. iBuying platform zavvie has announced its partnership with EasyKnock, with the goal of offering homeowners a solution to sell, leaseback and move when they are ready. Through the partnership, EasyKnock purchases a home on the behalf of a buyer, allowing the homeowner to have access to their equity to…

Real Living Realty Professionals Launches iBuyer Program

Real Living Realty Professionals, the largest real estate brokerage in Western Massachusetts, is launching the area’s first iBuyer service. Real Living Realty Professionals’ new Offer Optimizer™ gives its team members the ability to provide homeowners the most options to sell their homes. In addition to providing an iBuyer option to sellers throughout Western Massachusetts and…

iBuyer platform provider zavvie launches new streamlined Offer Optimizer

zavvie, the nation’s first iBuyer platform for real estate brokerages, announces the release of an improved Offer Optimizer to bring home sellers all their options with unprecedented accuracy and clarity. The pro-consumer Offer Optimizer helps agents engage clients with all the newest selling options, including instant offers from iBuyers, a buy-before-you-sell option from Bridge providers,…

zavvie selected to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Real Living Real Estate Preferred Alliance Program

Preparing for the coming real estate rebound, zavvie, the nation’s only complete iBuyer platform for real estate brokerages, today announced its selection as a Preferred Alliance Program member of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Real Living Real Estate, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks. As a Preferred Alliance member,…

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties Launches New iBuyer Service to Help Southern California Homeowners

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, one of Southern California’s largest real estate companies with offices spanning from Anaheim to Palm Springs, announces a new iBuyer service for homeowners. BHHS California Properties new Offer Optimizer provides homeowners throughout Southern California more options to sell their homes than ever before. “Homeowners throughout Orange County, San Bernardino County,…

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties Offers New iBuyer Service to Help Homeowners

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties, one of the largest real estate companies in Nevada, announces a new iBuyer service for homeowners. BHHS Nevada Properties new Offer Optimizer provides homeowners throughout the state more options to sell their homes than ever before. Mark Stark headshot“Nevada homeowners who want to sell their home can now push a…

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties launches iBuyer service

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona announces partnership with zavvie to provide Offer Optimizer technology to homesellers considering iBuyer services.

Inland home sellers have new iBuyer portal

Berkshire Hathaway HomeService Perrie Mundy Realty Group & California Realty, which has five offices in the Inland area, has debuted Offer Optimizer. The online program allows sellers to post homes for sale, get an in-depth view of the local housing market and potentially get quick offers. The platform was developed by technology firm zavvie and is being used in several other markets.

RE/MAX Alliance Launches New iBuyer Service to Benefit Front Range Homeowners

RE/MAX Alliance, one of the largest RE/MAX franchises worldwide with more than 850 licensed REALTORS® and 24 office locations across Colorado’s Front Range, has announced a new iBuyer service. Offer Optimizer™ gives RE/MAX Alliance REALTORS® the ability to provide Front Range homeowners the most options to sell their homes. “Front Range homeowners who want to…

BHGRE Paracle Offers New iBuyer Service for Local Homeowners

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Paracle, a leading Charlotte and Fort Mill area residential real estate brokerage known for providing concierge-level service, announces the launch of its new iBuyer service. BHGRE Paracle’s new Offer Optimizer gives local homeowners more ways to sell their homes than ever before. “Homeowners throughout Charlotte and Fort Mill can…

Brokers: How to Tap Into a $3 Billion Opportunity

Brokerages shouldn’t fear iBuyers; they should embrace them. Savvy brokerages understand the opportunities that iBuyers provide agents. By offering all options to agents’ selling clients, they are giving sellers what they want and remaining at the center of the transaction.

Seven Gables Real Estate Launches New iBuyer Service for Homeowners

Leading Orange County brokerage, Seven Gables Real Estate, partners with Offer Optimizer™ Suite technology by zavvie to give homeowners more ways than ever to sell their homes.

BHGRE Lifestyles Realty Offers Homeowners New iBuyer Service

BHGRE Lifestyles Realty in Jacksonville, Florida launched the zavvie iBuyer Platform, joining the ranks of top brokerages across the country who offer a comprehensive iBuyer solution. By offering the new iBuyer service, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Lifestyles Realty agents are gaining a local advantage in the marketplace by providing homeowners the ability to…

Smith & Associates Brings Tampa Bay Homeowners iBuyer Instant Offers

Smith & Associates, the largest locally owned independent real estate brokerage in Tampa Bay, announced today its Smith Offer Optimizer to provide local homeowners multiple instant offers on their home with the push of a button. Smith Offer Optimizer allows homeowners throughout Greater Tampa Bay to easily compare iBuyer offers from Opendoor and Offerpad side-by-side…

HomeCity Offers New iBuyer Services to Homeowners in San Antonio, Austin

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate HomeCity, a leading forward-thinking real estate brokerage based in San Antonio, announced today it is offering HomeCity Offer Optimizer to give homeowners multiple instant offers on their home with the push of a button. Offer Optimizer allows homeowners throughout San Antonio and Austin to easily compare as many as…

New iBuyer Service for Homeowners Launched by BHHS Drysdale Properties

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Drysdale Properties, Northern California’s and Nevada’s fastest-growing, full-service and 100% woman-owned real estate brokerage, today announced its launch of Drysdale Properties Offer Optimizer™. The new service will provide homeowners with multiple instant offers on their home with the push of a button.

Skip the home showings, keep the agent: Brokerages, iBuyers team up

R.A. Schuetz of the Houston Chronicle examined the growing iBuyer presence in Houston as well as the partnerships brokerages -- specifically Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene  -- are creating to benefit homeowners (more access to more options) and agents (by simplifying the process).

Allen Tate Realtors® Launches iBuyer Platform for Carolina Home Sellers

Another zavvie brokerage partnership makes the news. Allen Tate Realtors® has announced the launch of Offer OptimizerTM to give homeowners multiple instant offers on their home with the push of a button. Offer Optimizer helps Carolina homeowners easily compare iBuyer offers with selling their home on the open market. A professional Allen Tate REALTOR® provides local…

Middle Tennessee’s Parks Realty Offers a New iBuyer Platform for Home Sellers

PARKS Realty announced the launch of PARKS Go, giving homeowners access to multiple instant offers with the push of a button, in partnership with zavvie in the Nashville metro and surrounding areas. 

BHGRE Winans Launches iBuyer Comparison Platform

BHGRE Winans announced the launch of their FlexMove program in partnership with zavvie.  With their white-labeled Offer Optimizer™ Suite iBuyer platform, Winans agents are able to better compare offers from a variety of iBuyers including Opendoor, Zillow Offers, RedfinNow, Perch and Offerpad for home sellers to show what they can actually net from a sale to each one.

zavvie Announces 6 New Partners

zavvie launches 6 new brokerage partners including Allen Tate, multiple Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate franchises and a Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchise among the new partners. Now serving 8,000+ agents on their brokerage iBuyer Platform.

zavvie keeping Agents and iBuyers United

Tracey Velt shared the latest offering from zavvie, the Offer Optimizer™ Suite, in the Tech Roundup for Real Trends. The Offer Optimizer™ Suite answers the question of how brokerages and iBuyers can work together seamlessly. zavvie Releases Complete iBuyer Solution for Brokerages: zavvie, the Kayak of iBuyers, announced the release of the industry’s first end-to-end…

Offer Optimizer™ Suite: Broker iBuyer Solution

zavvie released an end-to-end iBuyer solution for brokerages:  Offer Optimizer™ Suite. The original Offer Optimizer™ is now complimented by a host of additional features and tools. “This upgraded Offer Optimizer Suite, with its clean user interface and streamlined instant offer generator form, lets home sellers evaluate their options and potential proceeds with the push of…

zavvie: Most Innovative Real Estate Technology

zavvie Offer Optimizer™ was announced as an Inman Innovator nominee for Most Innovative Technology in Real Estate for 2019. This is zavvie's second year as an Inman Innovator nominee.

The Startup: Real Estate iBuyers

Ganesh Raj documents deep dive into the iBuyer process as a seller. He found zavvie a bit too late in the process to take advantage of our stellar concierge service. The legwork he put in definitely shows the advantages of comparing iBuyers. Next time, Ganesh…zavvie is ready to help! His perspective is worth a read…

zavvie Partner – 8z – Launches iBuyer Competing with National iBuyers

zavvie partner, 8z Real Estate, announces their iBuyer 8z Offers in the Front Range. They are joing the national players -- Zillow, Redfin, Opendoor -- in making offers on homes in the Denver market and beyond.

Offer Optimizer Overview: Lew Sichelman

zavvie‘s Offer Optimizer is getting noticed. Nationally syndicated columnist, Lew Sichelman, published an overview of the first consumer facing Instant Offer comparison tool – Offer Optimizer. To quote Lew: Sellers who receive offers to buy their homes from a third party who will fix the place up a bit and resell it are always left…

Technology Competition: Steve Murray

Steve Murray, REAL Trends president and real estate expert extraordinaire, shared insights on technology trends impacting brokers and agents. zavvie’s release of the Offer Optimizer – the Instant Offer side-by-side comparison tool – made the list. One of our favorite take aways: Zavvie, a company based in Boulder, Colorado, launched a new tool that allows consumers…

Why zavvie’s Offer Optimizer is an iBuyer Game Changer

The real estate iBuyer space has been growing at a rapid fire pace. Enter zavvie. zavvie has added a new layer of transparency to the Instant Offer process with Offer Optimizer. Side-by-side comparisons, built-in logic and straight-forward explanations of the home selling experience is packed into the zavvie Offer Optimizer. Kevin Hawkins with WAV Group…

zavvie launches the Offer Optimizer in 21 markets

Housing Wire announced the zavvie Offer Optimizer launch. Jessica Guerin writes: A number of companies – like Offerpad, Opendoor, Zillow and Redfin – have launched iBuyer initiatives that present home sellers with an instant cash offer for their properties. Now, publishing platform zavvie is launching a tool to help home sellers navigate these instant online bids. It’s called the Offer Optimizer, and it…

iBuyers | zavvie | Offer Optimizer

The Real Deal South Florida Real Estate News announced the zavvie Offer Optimizer launch. With the zavvie partnership with Florida real estate brokerage, Robert Slack, it is news worthy on many levels. zavvie is offering consumers side-by-side Instant Offer comparisons, easy access to local iBuyers, market specific data, consumer insights — the list goes on.…

New tool allows consumers to compare iBuyer offers nationwide

The official launch of zavvie’s Offer Optimizer was reported on by Inman’s Patrick Kearns. He highlights the practical use of consumer facing iBuyer comparisons and the growing interest of brokerages to enter the iBuyer field. zavvie’s local partners for the launch include Robert Slack in Orlando and Tampa; BRIX Real Estate in Minneapolis-Saint Paul; Path and Post…

Consumers: The Only Voice That Matters in the iBuyer Debate

Lane Hornung, zavvie co-founder and CEO, is many things: an engineer, tech guy, real estate broker owner, business man – the list goes on. One thing he is not, is someone who is willing to follow the status quo blindly. He wants facts. More than that, he wants to use those facts to make decisions…

Smart Real Estate Investment Signs

Learn some of the "tell-tale" signs of SOLID real estate investments from a panel of thirteen industry experts on the Forbes Real Estate Council -- including zavvie CEO and co-founder, Lane Hornung.

The Fate of Traditional Starter Homes in Review

Location, location, location. One of the major factors in first home purchases is finding inventory in desirable areas. Quality of life is paramount -- and a local agent is the key to unlocking inventory and sharing the most up-to-date market insight. 

The research & reality behind real estate agent marketing

Lew Sichelman shares an in-depth review of the WAV Group study of home buyer and seller needs versus real estate agent priorities in their marketing efforts. 

Real Estate Leads: Debunking Common Myths

Many leads agents are getting today are people in the earliest stages of the homebuying process. Review best options for nurturing these valuable contacts.

Launch of zavvie’s 100% Merit-based HyperLocal Certification

Any real estate agent can claim to be a neighborhood expert — and in the past, many who have never sold a single house in a given area have done just that.

REAL Trends talks zavvie + Hyper Local Real Estate Marketing

The buzz around HyperLocal  is becoming a roar, with zavvie staying in the forefront. "Hyper Local Real Estate Marketing: Time To Get On Board" by Brent Driggers

How To Build A Strong Real Estate Business – Forbes RE Council

Lane Hornung, zavvie CEO and co-founder, shares the top five ways to get HyperLocal in this Forbes article. Spoiler: work where you live makes it into the #1 spot.

2018 Inman Innovator Award Finalist

zavvie is proud to have it's partnership with Boulder-based brokerage, 8z, recognized by being included as an Inman Innovator Award Finalist in the Marketing category. HyperLocal marketing and outreach works!

zavvie Selected for 2018 REach® Class!

zavvie joins the 2018 REach Class, a growth technology accelerator program helping launch companies into the real estate, financial services, banking, home services and insurance industries.

Professional Builder + zavvie

Hear the results of the zavvie HyperLocal White Paper from our COO, Stefan Peterson, in this Porfessional Builder market update - including what consumers prioritze most when looking for an agent.

3 Brokerage Tech Trends to Watch in 2018

95 percent of the 350 real estate agents, team members, and broker-owners who responded to a recent survey said that local market knowledge is “very important” or “extremely important” to their clients.

Real Trends Podcast Featuring Lane Hornung

Lane Hornung interviewed by REAL Trends – give a listen and let us know what you think! https://www.realtrends.com/publications/podcasts

New Markets: zavvie Heads West!

zavvie announced its expansion to seven metropolitan areas in California. The marketing platform provides HyperLocal content and consumer engagement for residential real estate agents.

zavvie to Break Status Quo at Big Tech Show

zavvie is breaking with marketing convention by assembling some of the marketing and real estate industry's most accomplished professionals for a Learning Lab at Inman Connect.

zavvie is Finding “savvy” Real Estate Agents

"I have never felt like anything other than a client," Michael explains. That is until he says they discovered through a new Colorado startup -- zavvie -- their agent Chris Cote

Colorado “Top Workplaces” Honor

The changing landscape of real estate is making waves in the office -- ours included. Learn why zavvie and its parent company, 8z Real Estate, are such great places to work.

zavvie: The Emerging Real Estate Content Age

Content + digital marketing are quickly becoming the kings of real estate’s maturing internet age.

Boulder Daily Camera talks zavvie

'Real estate 2.0' courtesy of 8z Real Estate and zavvie. Learn about zavvie's inception and consumer needs focus.

Check Out zavvie in the News!

Traditional farming, when done right, is the best kind of local marketing a real estate agent can do - until zavvie