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The Redbud Group to Represent Zillow as it Buys and Sells Homes in Charlotte

The Redbud Group to Represent Zillow as it Buys and Sells Homes in Charlotte

Zillow will also be partnering with RE/MAX Executive, Century 21 Vanguard, Stephen Cooley Real Estate Group – Keller Williams and IDEAL Realty when Zillow Offers launches in Charlotte this year.

Zillow today announced that The Redbud Group at Keller Williams SouthPark, a Charlotte, N.C. based brokerage, will represent Zillow in all of its transactions when Zillow Offers launches in Charlotte by the end of the year.

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The Redbud Group will be Zillow’s agent when buying each home and will also represent Zillow when each home is listed for sale on the open market.

Zillow announced in October that it is bringing Zillow Offers to Charlotte. Zillow Offers is a service for consumers to remove the hassle and uncertainty of selling a house. Zillow directly buys a seller’s house, prepares it for a showing, and quickly lists it for sale – so they don’t have to. Home sellers in Charlotte will soon be able to use Zillow Offers to request a no-obligation cash offer from Zillow to buy their home.

“Getting the chance to work with Zillow as they begin buying and selling homes in Charlotte was an opportunity we didn’t want to miss,” said Trent Corbin, founder of The Redbud Group. “The real estate market is constantly changing, and Zillow understands the value of working with real estate agents to make the home selling process as simple and stress-free as possible. We’re very excited to represent Zillow in the Charlotte market and we can’t wait to get started.”

Zillow Offers is currently available in Phoenix, Las Vegas, Denver and Atlanta, and will be launching in Charlotte this year, and in Raleigh and Houston this winter.

Zillow works with local agents and brokers in every market where Zillow Offers is available. Zillow pays a commission to local real estate agents when it buys and sells each home. The program also gives brokerages and Premier Agents the opportunity to acquire new listings by connecting them with motivated sellers who have taken a direct action to sell their home.

Consumers who request a Zillow Offer, but instead decide to sell their home traditionally with an agent or do not receive a Zillow Offer, will be connected to a local brokerage or Premier Agent. In Charlotte, Zillow will be partnering with Premier Team at RE/MAX Executive, Century 21 Vanguard, Stephen Cooley Real Estate Group – Keller Williams and IDEAL Realty.

“As realtors, our number one focus is to support and provide great service to our customers,” said Hadi Atri, CEO of RE/MAX Executive. “Zillow is 100 percent focused on the consumer, so we were thrilled to learn The Premier Team of RE/MAX Executive was chosen to be Zillow’s partner in Charlotte. Everybody’s situation is unique, and we’re looking forward to working with Charlotte sellers who want to sell their home with assistance of a realtor.”

“My team and I are firm believers in staying ahead of the curve, and when I heard that Zillow Offers was coming to Charlotte, I knew we had to get involved,” said John Bolos, owner of Century 21 Vanguard. “I have been working with Zillow since 2010 – Zillow helped change the way I do business and gave me the opportunity to take my brokerage to the next level. Now, with Zillow Offers, we’ll be able to help even more consumers move on to the next chapter of their lives. Listing a home for sale is truly an art form, and we couldn’t be more excited to be part of Zillow’s new cutting-edge program in Charlotte.”

“By partnering with Zillow, my team and I will be able to concentrate on what we’re most passionate about, which is working with consumers to sell their home,” said Stephen Cooley, owner of Stephen Cooley Real Estate Group – Keller Williams. “Zillow Offers is all about helping people sell their home in a way that’s right for them, and if selling traditionally turns out to be the best fit, we’ll be there for them. We’ve seen huge success working with Zillow on the buyer side, and we can’t wait to start working with them on the seller side, too.”

“My team and I have been huge fans of Zillow for many years – their platform, process and deep understanding of what home sellers and buyers truly want is unmatched,” said Kris Boschele, CEO of IDEAL Realty. “By partnering with Zillow, we’re able to connect with motivated sellers who are looking to sell their home the traditional way, and possibly help them buy a home as well. We can’t wait to start working more closely with Zillow in the Charlotte market.”


Zillow® is the leading real estate and rental marketplace dedicated to empowering consumers with data, inspiration, and knowledge around the place they call home and connecting them with great real estate professionals. Zillow serves the full lifecycle of owning and living in a home: buying, selling, renting, financing, remodeling and more. Zillow Offers provides homeowners in some metropolitan areas with the opportunity to receive offers to purchase their home from Zillow. When Zillow buys a home, it will make necessary updates and list the home for resale on the open market.

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