Glenn Kelman

Chief Executive Officer

Glenn is the CEO of Redfin. Prior to joining Redfin, he was a co-founder of Plumtree Software, a Sequoia-backed, publicly traded company that created the enterprise portal software market. Glenn was raised in Seattle and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley. Redfin is a full-service real estate brokerage that uses modern technology to make clients smarter and faster. For more information about working with a Redfin real estate agent to buy or sell a home, visit our Why Redfin page.

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Real Estate Brokers Can Coexist With National Portals by Changing the Way We Share Data

Rather than the brokers “completely reorienting” to the reality of the portals as they are today, the two parties have to work together to give real estate consumers a cohesive online experience.

The State of My Industry: Why Real Estate Is Taking So Long to Change

Why, people often ask me, hasn’t technology made real estate better? The answer always surprises them: that technology mostly hasn’t tried.

How to Be Unreasonably Happy

My friend, Jon Kraft, the founding CEO of Pandora, asked me to write an essay about a childhood extracurricular activity as part of the launch of his new startup, Thrively, which helps children from all backgrounds discover and pursue their passions in life. With Jon’s permission, we’re republishing the essay.

The End of Search: Introducing Redfin Matchmaker

Finding what you’re looking for is easy. Finding what you never knew you wanted is divine. This is especially true in real estate: we swoon for the perfect property, but often look for it in the wrong places or just stop looking entirely. So after years of letting people search on every possible attribute of a …

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Redfin Launches Price Whisperer to Ask Buyers What Your Home is Worth

There’s no arguing with people about what their home is worth. Last winter, I tried convincing a neighbor who has long wanted to move that he could sell his place for more than he owed on the mortgage. After every argument had failed, I told him there were 200 people on right now looking …

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