SEATTLE, Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Seattle Business magazine, together with the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA), today honored Redfin with a 2012 Technology Impact Award in the Real Estate category. Seattle Business magazine's Tech Impact Awards program recognizes companies and individuals that are creating or using information technology in important and innovative ways to significantly improve a company or industry's business performance or to provide an important public benefit.
The awards committee received more than 100 nominations from companies across Washington and in a broad range of industries. Award winners were announced last night at a gala event on the Skybridge at Washington State Convention Center. The winners will also be featured in the October issue of Seattle Business Magazine.
"Redfin began as the creator of map-based home search and has since deepened our technology to make every step of a home purchase more convenient and transparent," said Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman. "But what really sets us apart is the pairing of this technology with Redfin real estate agents who focus on the customer, not the commission. The result is a profoundly different way for people to buy and sell homes."
Finalists were determined by a panel of eight technology leaders: Benjamin Beberness, CIO, Snohomish PUD; Patti Brooke, former assistant director, Washington State Department of Commerce; Elon Gasper, director of research, Corum Group; Ed Lazowska, chair, UW Department of Computer Science and Engineering; Matt McIlwain, managing director, Madrona Venture Group; Sujal Patel, cofounder, Isilon Systems; Bharat Shyam, CIO, state of Washington; Peter Wilson, engineering director, Facebook Seattle.
Redfin (www.redfin.com) is a technology-powered real estate broker that represents people buying and selling homes. Founded and run by technologists, Redfin has a team of experienced, full-service real estate agents who are advocates, not sales-people, earning customer-satisfaction bonuses, not commissions. Redfin's online tools feature all the broker-listed homes for sale, as well as for-sale-by-owner properties that don't pay brokers a commission. The company serves 19 U.S. markets, and has closed more than $5 billion in home sales. Follow us on blog.redfin.com or our Twitter feed @redfin.
SOURCE Redfin Corporation