Instant Offers works much like Opendoor, but operates as a marketplace instead of an operator. It provides owners with more options than simply just an offer from one of its investor partners. It also includes a Comparative Market Analysis, an evaluation of how the home might perform on the open market if listed with a broker, from a local real estate agent. Two (or more) proposals to consider, both anchored against an ever-improving Zestimate.
It’s easy to understand why agents would rally around such defensive narratives, but protectionist themes sound wildly more anti-consumer than what they were initially in response to in the first place, and certainly don’t look good on an industry suspected of maintaining status quo at all costs.