Zillow Offers expands to Texas' largest market

The company's homebuying arm is now in seven markets nationwide

Zillow Offers expands to Texas' largest market

Zillow has announced the launch of Zillow Offers in Houston, one of the largest markets nationwide.

"Texas is home to some of the largest and most vibrant housing markets in the country, and we're thrilled to bring Zillow Offers to Houston today," said Jeremy Wacksman, president of Zillow Brand.

Houston is the first Texas market and for Zillow Offers and the seventh nationwide. Zillow Offers is also available in Atlanta, Denver, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Charlotte and Raleigh.

Zillow Offers allows potential home sellers to request a cash offer from Zillow to purchase their home. Once the deal is made, sellers are then able to pick a convenient date that works best for them.

"In just nine months, Zillow Offers has already helped thousands of homeowners sell their home in a simple and stress-free way. What we've overwhelmingly heard from these consumers is that they love the control we give them over the entire process,” Wacksman said. “Starting today, Houston-area homeowners are able to use this innovative, consumer-first service for one of the largest financial transactions of their lives."

The Seattle-based company directly buys homes, set them up for showings and lists them for resale. Zillow works with local agents and brokers on every transaction in every market where Zillow Offers is available.

Zillow recently announced plans to launch in Dallas, Miami, Minneapolis, Nashville, Orlando, Portland, Ore., and Riverside, Calif., by fall 2019.