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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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Redfin Ends Commission Savings for Oregon Homebuyers

In Oregon today, Redfin is ending our commission savings for home-buyers, for any customers who have not begun touring homes with a Redfin agent by June 15, 2013. We will continue to charge 1.5% of the final sale price as our fee for representing home-sellers, and will continue to offer commission savings to home-buyers in the 21 other markets we serve.

What Price, Beauty?

Well look at that! The Redfin design team made our site red! This morning we launched a site completely redesigned to be more spacious and lively. Last December, we re-designed the Redfin property pages so pictures are 35% bigger, and pages load 31% faster. That effort got into the guts of the page, organizing details …

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Wild, Wild Horses

Silicon Valley has always showered so much money on the deserving and undeserving that it would be hard for any one of us to say which group we ourselves belonged to. But one crucial difference between this boom and the last is that the folks in the last boom had to ship or starve. Today, not shipping pays pretty well.

Why Home Prices Are Rising. And Some Gorgeous, Weird Listing Photos

Here is Redfin’s monthly email newsletter, with a little about Redfin and a lot about what’s happening in the real estate market. Howdy Redfin Fans! Welcome to our action-packed newsletter on the U.S. Housing Market. First, what’s new at Redfin? Redfin Expands to Charlotte, Publishes Details on Bidding Wars For starters, Redfin just expanded to …

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Redfin on TechCrunch: The Maximum, Beautiful Product

Happy New Year! On the last day of 2012, Redfin published The Maximum, Beautiful Product, a TechCrunch post questioning whether the lean startup’s relentlessly incremental approach to shipping the minimum viable product is likely to lead to big technology breakthroughs: If Steve Jobs had shipped the minimum viable iPhone, might we have concluded that people …

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The Best Ideas of 2012

Quartz, the Atlantic Monthly’s new business magazine, recently asked me to compile a list of the best ideas to emerge this year from the technology industry, in an essay published just after Christmas. Here are some of the highlights: The last-second economy: in the I’ll-call-you-when-I’m-close era, consumers expect everything to be available on a moment’s notice, …

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A Beautiful Find

Redfin today launched Redfin Collections, a gorgeous new Redfin.com feature for you to share sets of listing photos with your friends, your real estate agent and the vast Redfin community of real estate aficionados: Already the thousands of Redfin fans invited to a September trial of Collections have created a catalog of desire, collecting photos …

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