Redfin.com, the Seattle based real estate company, just raised an additional $14.8 Million to change the way real estate works.
From their website:
Redfin is a company of real estate agents and software engineers working together to change the real estate game in your favor.
Already, we’ve helped tens of thousands of people, buying and selling more than $5 billion in homes. Among first-timers and old-hands, we’re growing faster than any other major brokerage.
Like any agent, a Redfin agent supports you at every step, selling your old place, and helping you find a new one. We do it all, from touring properties and hosting open houses, to writing contracts and negotiating deals.
Well, yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting up with the legendary real estate blogger Ardell in Seattle. Myself and Ian Watt of Century 21 drove down to Seattle to meet up with Ardell and Rudy and Joe from Sellsius. The Sellsius guys are on the last leg of a cross country RV tour meeting with real estate bloggers and agents that started in New York. The plan is to finish in San Francisco in time for the Inman Connect Conference.
A few Seattle real estate bloggers joined up with Ardell and crew and we went into downtown Seattle to meetup with Zillow.com and Redfin.com.
Zillow.com was outstanding. I have had the opportunity to check out the office before but this time we were treated to a tour of their offices so that we could get a feel for what goes on at Zillow.com. It was really great to finally meet Drew and DavidG who are the social networking face to Zillow. For those that don’t know Zillow.com is an online real estate service dedicated to helping you get an edge in real estate by providing you with valuable tools and information.
Next we went over to Redfin.com the industry’s first online brokerage for residential real estate. Redfin was interesting. A very different office environment compared to Zillow. It was more of a startup feel with agents and marketing people running all over. We were given a quick tour from Glenn Kelman the President & CEO of Redfin around the office. It was great to be there.
All in all we had a great day.
Here are some pictures from the day:
(L – R) – Drew Meyers, Rhonda Porter, myself, (forgot her name, sorry) and David Gibbons
Some Redfin.com for sales signs
(L – R) – Ian Watt, Glenn Kelman, President & CEO of Redfin, and myself
Ian Watt in front of the Sellsius Real Estate RV
(L – R) – Rudy of Sellsius, myself and Joe of Sellsius