We have big news for homebuyers and sellers in the nation’s smallest state! Residents in the entire state of Rhode Island can now work with a local Redfin agent to buy and sell homes and can use the Redfin online and mobile tools to search for every home on the market.
Redfin has a unique approach that combines technology and real-person service to create a real estate experience that’s better for consumers. Redfin technology empowers both its agents and consumers with information and tools that make the home-buying and selling process more efficient, less stressful and more fun.
Redfin real estate agents spend zero time looking for new business. This means they can focus all their time on delivering great service while helping clients buy or sell their homes. This efficiency enables Redfin to pass savings on to our clients. For a $400,000 home, a Redfin homebuyer in Rhode Island would receive a $2,300 refund at closing. Redfin charges sellers 1.5 percent instead of the standard 2.5 percent, while providing a beginning-to-end home-selling service, from pricing and staging advice and professional photography through the negotiation and closing processes. Someone selling a $400,000 home with a Redfin agent would save $4,000.
Like other Redfin real estate agents, our agents in Rhode Island earn a salary and receive healthcare and other benefits. Their bonus pay is based on customer satisfaction, not commission.
Redfin agent Jeremy Krause will spearhead the Redfin business in Rhode Island. He started with Redfin in Boston in 2012 and has helped more than 40 people buy and sell homes. The Providence College alum and collegiate soccer star jumped at the chance to relocate to Providence and bring the Redfin blend of technology and transparency to an area where he has deep community ties.
“I thrive on helping my clients feel confident they have received a great deal on one of life’s major purchases: their home. Agent advocacy and Redfin technology makes the buying and selling process a lot easier and even a little fun,” he said. “Rhode Islanders are a caring and tightly knit community, and I have already begun to see them embrace this new, more personalized way of home buying and selling.”
Jeremy is already on the ground in Rhode Island touring homes with buyers and guiding them through the offer, negotiation and closing processes, and helping people sell their homes. If you’re thinking about buying or selling, feel free to reach out to Jeremy, schedule a tour or start a conversation about your home’s value. Redfin.com and the Redfin mobile apps also offer several ways to find out about homes for sale and what the local market is like even before you’re ready to dip your toe in the water, including:
Redfin Matchmaker: Software that recommends unexpected listings to Redfin clients.
Instant Tour Scheduling: Ability to instantly schedule a home tour with a Redfin agent with a single click from a browser, iPhone, iPad or Android app.
Deal Room: A real-time guide through the closing process, including milestones, deadlines and tasks.
Redfin Home Value Tool: A more accurate way to find out what your home is worth using self-selected comparable homes for sale in your market.
Instant Updates: Smartphone or email notifications when new homes are listed or when prices drop.
Search by School: Shows all the homes for sale served by a certain school with one easy search.
Redfin Open Book: Reviews of lenders, inspectors and title companies for buyers and handymen, stagers and more with feedback from Redfin agents.
We’re looking forward to meeting you! Stay tuned for an announcement about our first free home-buying class in Rhode Island.