the Scoop on Ribbon for Tech assisted Home Sales

The Scoop on Ribbon For Tech-Assisted Home Sales

Published On: October 31st, 2018Last Updated: October 30th, 2018Categories: Flipping, Investment Properties, RealtorsTags:

If you are a home flipper, you may have heard of Ribbon. Ribbon is a new real estate tech startup. It’s only a year old, but it was founded by former executives of Twitter and Lending Tree. Ribbon saw a market, in which tech-assisted sellers ended up having to pass up multiple potential home buyers who would have to take out a mortgage to buy the seller’s home. This means that a majority of home buyers are absent from the buying pool with these tech-assisted sales.

Ribbon offers a risk algorithm that figures out if a buyer is actually likely to secure a mortgage. Then, if the potential home buyer passes the threshold, Ribbon guarantees the transaction. This removed the risk for the seller substantially. See, if the mortgage falls through after screening, then Ribbon fronts the money to close the transaction. Then, the buyer is able to move in and start paying rent while waiting to secure a different mortgage!

Ribbon charges a 1.95 percent transaction fee and they don’t eliminate the real estate agent out of the transaction. This means that a real estate agent will be likely to actually show a house that is sold through Ribbon’s platform. This is all good news for Charlotte sellers and buyers. Ribbon is active in Charlotte right now. See, Charlotte is the fourth most active real estate market and also the third fastest growing. Ribbon expects to expand to 10 new markets in the next 18 months.


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