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Redfin shakes up executive ranks: CMO and 2 VPs to depart

Just days after raising a $50 million venture financing round, Seattle-based Redfin is parting ways with three key executives, GeekWire has learned. Leaving the company effective Dec. 1 are Vice President of Marketing Matt Goyer; Vice President of Product Bryan Selner and Chief Marketing Officer Tom Vogl. Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman confirmed the departures in… Read More

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Redfin looking to expand in Minneapolis

Redfin expanded in a big way earlier this year — announcing in February that it had opened for business in Houston, Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, New York City’s Bronx borough and the state of Delaware. At the time, that pushed the company’s market total to 21. But since then, it has been a bit quiet for the Seattle… Read More

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Redfin suspends Price Whisperer service in Seattle after one week, apologizes for violating MLS rules

Redfin has bumped into those pesky rules and regulations again. The Seattle online real estate brokerage, which is known for pushing the envelope with new products and services, has removed its week-old Price Whisperer service in Seattle after overstepping rules from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service. It continues to offer the service in California, Oregon,… Read More

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Redfin, Zillow and Trulia agree on the next big thing in real estate: Finding a home through automated recommendations

SAN FRANCISCO — The titans of the online real estate business took the stage Wednesday at the Real Estate Connect conference to talk about the future of real estate. Execs from companies Trulia, Redfin and Zillow were all on stage, and vocally weighing in about what they think is the next big thing. In at least… Read More

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Redfin vs. Estately: Which tech company is most innovative in the real estate biz?

Seattle, grab your popcorn and get ready for a real estate rumble. Inman News, an industry publication for real estate professionals, has announced the finalists for their annual Innovator Awards, and two of Seattle’s own are in the running to be named 2013′s most innovative brokerage or franchise. Redfin and Estately, already competitors in the… Read More

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Commencement speech showdown: Advice to recent grads from Redfin’s Kelman and Zillow’s Rascoff

It’s that time of year when commencement speeches ring out across the nation, with everyone from President Barack Obama to philanthropist Melinda Gates to comedian Jimmy Kimmel offering words of wisdom to recent grads. Now, LinkedIn is taking a very special approach to the commencement speech tradition, asking several of its so-called “influencers” to write “Commencement… Read More

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Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff responds to Redfin question: ‘We sell ads, not houses’

Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff appeared this week on Bloomberg TV, declaring that the housing market is “back” and noting that some markets like San Francisco are seeing values skyrocket to unstainable “bubble-licious” levels. But what caught my ear was Rascoff’s comments, yet again, on the potential challenges facing discount brokerages such as Redfin. “For most… Read More

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Redfin to top $50M in sales: Kelman says there’s more to the Internet than ‘just running ads for other people’

Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman popped by the TechCrunch offices earlier today to talk about the company’s new Collections photo service, which we wrote about earlier. But that’s not what caught our attention. For the first time that I can recall, Kelman disclosed the company’s annual revenues, noting in the interview that Redfin will do north… Read More