Zillow has launched its homebuying business, Zillow Offers, in Sacramento.
Zillow Offers buys a seller’s house, prepares it for showings, and then lists the home on the market. The firm also offers mortgage lending services to homebuyers and sellers through its affiliate lender, Zillow Home Loans.
Zillow Offers first launched in Phoenix in 2008, and since then has expanded to 15 states. It now operates in markets including Las Vegas, Atlanta, Denver, North Carolina, California, Dallas, Minneapolis, Florida, Oregon, Colorado, Tennessee, Miami, San Diego, Austin, and San Antonio.
The company said Zillow Offers would to enter Cincinnati, Jacksonville, Fla., Los Angeles, Oklahoma City, Tampa, Fla., and Tucson, Ariz. by mid-2020.
"Selling a home is hard, and managing the work it takes to prepare it for sale, and host showings or open houses can feel like a full-time job," said Jeremy Wacksman, brand president of Zillow. "With Zillow Offers, we do that work for you. We're really excited to bring this service to the California state capital today and take the friction out of a stressful experience."