January was a month of new beginnings and great possibilities! It definitely felt that way for Offerpad a couple years ago when we took our streamlined real estate services to Houston, Texas, and Raleigh, North Carolina.
January 2021 we celebrate their second anniversaries!
Before January 2019, Offerpad was already available to homeowners and buyers in other parts of Texas and North Carolina. Our local experts were sure Offerpad would be welcomed by home sellers and buyers in Space City and the City of Oaks, too – and they were right! Two years on, people in Houston and Raleigh are loving how easy Offerpad is making buying and selling a home.
You like us! You really like us!
In just two short years, Raleigh and Houston are proving that they like us – they really like us! — with faster than average home sales in both markets.
In its first two years in Houston, the number of homes sold to Offerpad grew by more than a third. This year, Offerpad and its Houston Team look forward to helping even more people experience the new way homes are sold and purchased.
Not only are a growing number of people selling to Offerpad in Houston but people there are buying faster, too – in fact, 45% faster!! Offerpad move-in ready homes in Houston are selling in about three and a half weeks, on average, whereas at the end of 2020 the average “days on market” for all Houston homes for sale was about 46, according to Houston Association of Realtors’ stats.
With thousands of top-quality homes on our website, available Offerpad homes for sale in Raleigh also went fast! Average time on the market for all homes in the area averaged 26 days in 2020, while Offerpad homes there went in just 8 days! And with our superior listing services introduced to both markets last year, we expect the number of people buying and selling with us to grow even faster in the coming year.
Offerpad Home Listings in Houston and Raleigh
In June of last year, Offerpad began offering homeowners in Houston and Raleigh (and in the 830+ other cities and towns where we work) a new way to list and sell their home. Home sellers can now choose from a menu of custom selling solutions through Offerpad’s exclusive Solutions Center to decide on what works best for them. You can always get a free cash offer and sell direct to Offerpad, but if listing your home is the way you’d like to go, you can now partner with us to do that, too.
When you list with Offerpad, we’ll help you maximize the value of your home, so you hit the market with the strongest listing possible. We make listing your home easy with your own dedicated Offerpad-employed real estate agent to guide you through the process; a home improvement advance to help you sell for more; the power of Offerpad’s real estate marketing expertise to attract buyers; free in-home concierge services to make sure your home is always “show ready;” and even a back-up cash offer should your needs change. Listing with Offerpad puts you in control. It really is the new way to list a home!
In Raleigh, Offerpad-listed homes are going really quickly, and they typically sell over their listing price! In Houston, Offerpad’s home listings are going great, too. Our team of expert real estate professionals there is growing steadily and is expected to double in 2021!
Offerpad’s Availability in Houston and Raleigh
Offerpad is available to homeowners in seven counties, 188 zip codes and 51 cities in Houston – that’s about 7.1 million residents who can use Offerpad’s home selling and buying capabilities to their advantage!
Whether you’re in Katy, Spring, Cypress, or 48 other Houston-area cities from Willis to Galveston and between Baytown and Brookshire, Offerpad has you covered. Just visit Offerpad.com/Houston to learn how we can make buying and selling a home there easier than ever before.
In and near Raleigh, Offerpad is available to homeowners in about 30 cities and towns, including Fayetteville and Pinehurst. In fact, Offerpad is currently the only major iBuyer offering real estate solutions to homeowners and buyers in Fayetteville. Offerpad can also help buyers and sellers in Clayton, Apex, Garner and Durham. You can check out everywhere we’re available in the Raleigh area here: Offerpad.com/locations.
Real estate agents in Raleigh and Houston – We’re Here for You, too!
Did you know that Offerpad works with outside real estate agents, too? If you’re looking to sell your home but you don’t want to bail on your trusty agent friend, no worries! Loop them in – we love working with agents. In fact, Offerpad gives sellers’ agents a bigger payout in referral fees – an industry-high 3%! – when their sellers sell to Offerpad. The “industry standard” for this kind of referral fee is only 1%, which is what other iBuyers give. We just thought that was too low. 😊
Houston agents and home sellers already know this well. In fact, Houston is where agents and sellers work together the most with Offerpad to sell homes. Agents in the Raleigh area are picking up on this, too. It’s a great time to be a seller and a great time to be an agent. And working with Offerpad, it’s a win-win-win for everyone!
Offerpad’s Homebuilder partnership in Houston and Raleigh
Speaking of win-wins, Offerpad is now working with just about all the big new-home builders in Houston and Raleigh, too. Through our Homebuilder Alliance partnership program, we’re helping new-construction buyers and builders streamline the process of purchasing a new home and removing the contingency of selling an existing one with access to our direct sale and listing services available through Offerpad’s Solutions Center.
Our homebuilder program is proving so popular in all of our markets that we’re planning to extend it to nearly 40 more new–build communities in Houston this spring alone! Raleigh expects to see our builder partnerships extend into 25 new communities in that area within the next quarter, as well as in the Fayetteville area where we’ll be announcing a new homebuilder partner very soon.
Looking toward a great 2021
Offerpad has even more awesome things planned for this year to help home buyers and sellers in Texas and North Carolina, as well as all our service territories. From growing our local teams to providing exciting new services to meet all of your real estate needs, keep up to date and learn more about Offerpad in Houston here. To find out more about us in Raleigh, click here.
*Referral Fee Qualifications: (1) The property cannot be listed on the MLS within 30 days from the time of submission, while under contract, or after COE; (2) The agent or current homeowner has not submitted a request to Offerpad on the property within the last 30 days; (3) The agent must present current interior and exterior pictures at the time of offer submittal (previous listing photos do not qualify); and (4) The agent must be identified in the offer request, continue to represent the seller, be available throughout the process, and the sale must successfully close. Agents with current sellers listed on the MLS may still request an offer, however they will not be eligible for a referral fee.