Nearly two months after shutting down its iBuyer program across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic, Zillow announced Monday it is resuming home purchases in four markets.
Zillow’s purchase program – known as Zillow Offers – is restarting in Phoenix; Tucson, Ariz.; Raleigh, N.C.; and Charlotte, N.C. Purchases in the other 20 Zillow Offers markets remain on pause, as they have been since March 23.
“We are excited to begin purchasing homes again and making it even easier for home sellers to move — with new cleaning protocols and more virtual tools and services,” Zillow President Jeremy Wacksman said. “These past two months have confirmed our belief that real estate is resilient. In fact, we’ve seen that people – despite these uncertain times – still want to move. Zillow Offers gives them a safe, seamless way to do so, whether selling or buying.”
Buyers in all markets can still shop for and buy homes through Zillow Offers, though there are no open houses.
Zillow also announced Monday that it has contracted with former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin to be the company’s head advisor. See the full announcement here.