Redfin Opens San Francisco Office

Aug 30, 2006, 01:00 ET from Redfin

    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.
     About Redfin
     Redfin ( 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 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 , or keep track of our
 daring exploits via our blog, at .