Matt's Thoughts on Real Estate

Services for Real Estate Pros - Redfin
With all the talk of Redfin recently I thought ActiveRainers might be interested in this post from a Seattle agent on Rain City Guide, Is Your Open House In The NWMLS For ALL To See?. In the post Courtney talks about the Redfin buyers she sees at her open houses: Redfin buyers seem to almost alwa...
It's been a great week at Redfin! First we broke into the Hitwise top 20 list of real estate sites: This has been a long time coming! And it's great that we're able to do it being in only 7 metro areas (Seattle, Bay Area, LA, DC, Chicago, Boston, NY). Once we expand to few more cities (Atlanta, P...
This past weekend I attended my first open house where the tables were turned and I was the one working the open house instead of attending. I'm not a licensed agent so I shadowed Chelsea, one of our associate agents, as she hosted 431 Bowdoin Pl in Fremont. It's a charming Tudor that looks small...
I wrote this for our Redfin corporate blog and re-posting it here because I thought many of you would be interested to see how our partner agent program is doing. See the original post. In February (has three months already gone by?) we launched our partner agent program giving home buyers and se...
We launched in Westchester, NY about three weeks ago. Adam, who manages our pay-at-close partner program, pulled the numbers for the opportunities we've sent our partner agents there (okay, we only have one partner right now, Philip, who wrote a good blog post on the program): Average price: $366...
In Seattle only a fraction of open houses have their open house times entered in the NWMLS (our local MLS for Western Washington) as a result our site, Redfin, only shows a fraction of the open house times since we got our times solely from the local MLSes. This is a big bummer for home buyers be...
Just checking out ActiveRain as a place to blog about real estate industry topics since my usual haunts, Redfin Sweet Digs and my Seattle condo blog, are much more home buyer focused. Also, with Redfin's number of agents expanding - between our own agents, field agents and partner agents we're cl...

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