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Nasdaq marks the Redfin IPO in New York’s Times Square. (Pamela Hayes-Kong Photo)

Redfin went public Friday morning in the Seattle region’s first IPO of the year, and on this special edition of the GeekWire Podcast, we analyze the tech-powered real estate brokerage’s trading debut and talk about its prospects going forward.

The company, founded in 2004, operates in 80 markets across the U.S., and touts its technology prowess as a way to create efficiencies in real estate buying and selling that it then passes along to customers in the form of savings and lower transaction fees. Redfin’s revenue rose 43 percent to more than $267 million last year, but the company also posted a $23 million annual loss.

We talk about Wall Street’s initial reaction to the stock and look ahead to the company’s future, with perspective from GeekWire co-founder John Cook, who has covered the Seattle-based company almost since the beginning.

Listen below, download the MP3 here, and see our Redfin IPO coverage below.

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