Reporters discuss bombshell story on Better.com’s CEO

An exclusive interview with the Forbes reporters who recently wrote a bombshell article about Better.com CEO Vishal Garg’s controversial workplace culture.

Now is the time to double down on diversity and inclusion efforts

Quicken Loans Mortgage Services is proud to partner with a diverse set of brokers, which broadens the pool of potential clients they serve together.

How to Accelerate Closings in 2021

In this webinar, we’ll provide you with actionable insights to help you accelerate your closing process from point-of-sale through post-closing.

Why are sellers sitting on the housing market sidelines?

Why aren’t more homeowners selling in this hot housing market? According to new research from Zillow, a number of factors are at play.

Awards

2019 HW Vanguard: Ian Wong

Opendoor Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder

Ian Wong built his career helping businesses make smarter, data-driven decisions. As the co-founder and chief technology officer of Opendoor, he leads a team of engineers and data scientists focused on modernizing the real estate industry.

Together, they are responsible for the development of Opendoor’s products and technology that are rebuilding every component of the real estate transaction to make it automated, frictionless and low-cost for consumers.

Wong’s goal is to make it as easy to buy and sell a home as it is to hail a ride, buy something online, or book a flight. That requires rebuilding every part of the home buying and selling process to make it automated, frictionless and simpler. In the past year, Wong’s team has created an on-demand buying experience for customers and continued to build out Opendoor’s home selling service, which integrates home assessments and valuations, repair and financing into one seamless model.

Wong also is leading the development of Opendoor’s pricing model which leverages machine learning and advanced algorithms to ensure sellers and buyers get the most accurate price possible. Opendoor’s pricing model delivers accurate pricing for billions of dollars of real estate.

His team builds the product that delivers simplicity, certainty and speed to sellers and buyers. His product team has transformed a home sales process full of hassles into a simple online experience giving customers control of their move. And as for homebuyers, the product can help consumers find, tour and even purchase homes on their schedule and right from their mobile device.

What is one thing you cannot do without?

“I cannot do without a blank sheet of paper and a pen. When I come across something complicated, I will try to distill the core idea until it fits on a single, hand-written page.”

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The downside of the hot 2020 housing market: rapid home-price growth

The mismatch in the COVID deflationary impact toward the economy overall and the strength of the housing market due to demographics makes for a troubling formula for home-price growth, which we are seeing. The recent NAR existing home sales report showed 15.5% year-over-year growth in prices. HW+ Premium Content

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