Category Archives: Zillow Offers

A Busy Texas Couple Turns to Tech to Simplify Buying and Selling

Seller Stories: Shannon and Robert Rubio   When Shannon and Robert Rubio announced they were selling their Houston-area home of 15 years, their family and friends were shocked.  They never thought the empty-nesters would leave the house where they had raised their two sons, and they never thought it would happen so quickly. “A lot […]

Second Time is the Charm for Colorado Veteran Selling Home to Zillow

Seller Stories: Ken and Susan Patrick   Ken and Susan Patrick are used to packing up and moving cities quickly.  They’ve lived all over the world over their course of their marriage, but every move had been decided by Ken Patrick’s military career or his civilian job as a pilot. “This next move is going […]

How Zillow Gets a Home Ready for Sale

  When you see the Zillow logo on a real estate sign, it means the home has gone through a rigorous process to make sure it’s move-in ready for its next owner. Once Zillow purchases a home through Zillow Offers, Zillow’s field renovations team gets to work.  They check for water leaks, electrical problems, broken windows and other […]

The Cost of Zillow Offers vs. a Traditional Sale

By: Errol Samuelson Zillow launched Zillow Offers in April 2018 to help people who want more control, certainty and convenience when selling their home. By selling to Zillow, homeowners can choose their close date, avoid the stress and cash requirements of preparing their home for sale, and have immediate use of the proceeds from the […]

How Zillow Offers was Built to Thrive in Any Kind of Market

By Matt Kreamer The booming housing market of the past near-decade is slowing and there is growing consensus among economists that the second half of 2020 will mark the start of the next recession in the United States. Though most experts do not see the housing market as a likely cause, investors are casting a […]

Momentum of Zillow Offers home-buying program signals shift in customer expectations

Zillow Group President Jeremy Wacksman painted a picture of the future of home selling and buying for an audience of real estate agents in Las Vegas this week: an always-available trade-in offer for your home, certainty on a closing date, and the ability to self-tour homes and preconfigure renovations with an app, among other consumer-friendly […]

A Retired Marine Turns to Zillow for a Seamless Online Home Transaction

    Seller Stories: Tim Black Retired Marine Tim Black’s latest deployment didn’t come from the U.S. Military.  It came from a tech company that offered him a great job more than 300 miles away in Phoenix, Arizona. Black had to pack up his home near Riverside, California, and sell quickly. “I didn’t have a […]

How a Family Took the Stress Out of a Cross-Country Move

  Seller Stories: Brandon and Amie Mason Brandon and Amie Mason had a dream that turned into a four-year plan.  Once their youngest son graduated from high school, they would move their family from the Dallas suburbs to the Seattle area. They had fallen in love with the culture and diversity of the Emerald City […]

How a Couple Secured their Retirement through Zillow Offers

  Seller Stories: Lee & Peggy Klokow Lee and Peggy Klokow had everything but the white picket fence: a classic five-bedroom suburban Atlanta house in a new subdivision.  It was the perfect family home, but for two empty nesters, the yard work, cleaning and upkeep had become a chore. The Klokows were looking ahead to […]

Zillow Launches First TV Advertising Campaign for Zillow Offers

In 2006, Zillow was founded with a dream of making buying and selling home radically easier. We started by empowering consumers with information such as the Zestimate, for-sale and for-rent listings and then easily connected them with real estate professionals. At the time this was the most significant innovation in real estate in decades. Since […]