SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Online real estate broker Redfin
Corporation today announced the opening of a San Francisco office for
software engineers and real estate agents. Redfin will continue to run
engineering and real estate operations from its Seattle headquarters, but
opened the San Francisco office to support national expansion plans, and
aggressive research and development hiring. Today, the office hosts three
engineers and three real estate agents with capacity for a dozen people.
The San Francisco office allows Redfin to draw on engineers from
Silicon Valley as well as Seattle in its effort to build the industry's
leading real estate e-commerce site. The office also provides a place for
Redfin's Bay Area agents to meet clients with questions about buying or
selling homes online. Redfin has experienced strong growth since expanding
its Web site from Seattle to the Bay Area on May 31.
Redfin hired Sasha Aickin, previously of Plumtree Software, to run the
San Francisco development team, and promoted Rosemary Vo, previously of
Century 21, to manage local real estate operations.
"As part of its commitment to local service, Redfin will open a real
estate office in all the major markets we serve," said Redfin CTO Brian
Marsh. "But we have made an unusually deep investment in the Bay Area
because the region is loaded with Internet-savvy real estate consumers, and
great software engineers to boot."
The office is located at 604 Mission Street in downtown San Francisco.
Redfin (www.redfin.com) is the real estate industry's first online
brokerage. By combining maps, listings, tax records and analytics, Redfin
has become Seattle's most popular brokerage site, and is now available in
the San Francisco Bay Area. Customers who use Redfin.com to buy or sell
properties earn a refund of most of the commission traditionally due their
broker, and get full support in paperwork, negotiations and closing. To
give the Redfin service a try, visit www.redfin.com , or keep track of our
daring exploits via our blog, at http://blog.redfin.com .