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Introducing RAD: Redfin Agent Development Program

By Renee Fujii, Early Career Talent Recruiter at Redfin 

RAD ImageWhen I was a child, I answered this question with “I want to compose musical scores for Disney animated movies.” (Yes, really.) Today, I answer it a little differently: I want to be awesome.

What’s more awesome than being awesome? Being RAD!

RAD is the Redfin Agent Development program. It’s a paid, 18-month apprenticeship that combines classroom learning, on-the-job training and one-on-one mentoring to help teach participants real estate the Redfin way.

The RAD program immerses participants in our technology-powered, customer-first philosophy. The comprehensive training and development program begins with earning a real estate license and then progresses as participants learn how to help Redfin clients buy and sell homes. RAD agents work closely with their mentors and a dedicated team of trainers whose job it is to develop the next generation of the best, most customer-obsessed and technology-driven real estate agents yet. RAD participants are paid employees of Redfin. Once they start helping clients buy and sell homes, they earn bonuses based on customer satisfaction just like other Redfin agents.

Redfin is investing in building the next class of Redfin agents as we rapidly expand to new cities and serve a growing number of homebuyers and sellers in our current markets. As the housing market has heated up recently, so has the number of people looking to become real estate agents. We’re not looking for people who want to make a quick buck in real estate. We want agents ready to put customers first and build a career with Redfin.

After successfully launching as a pilot program in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C areas, RAD is expanding to seven more locations: Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle. The next RAD class will start June 2015.

Do you have what it takes to be RAD?

We’re looking for people hungry to start a real estate career with Redfin. No previous real estate experience needed. Whether you’re an upcoming college graduate or looking to change careers, you should be customer-focused, tech-savvy, confident and resourceful. You’ll do work that matters and be part of something much bigger than just a job. Learn more and apply for the RAD program by clicking here and scrolling to the bottom of the page for RAD opportunities.

My dreams of writing music didn’t pan out, but I’ve found something better. At Redfin, I get to be part of a huge and impactful mission to change the real estate industry in consumers’ favor. As a recruiter, it’s my job to find people who want to join the Redfin revolution.

So, what do you want to be when you grow up?

Renee Fujii is a Redfin early career talent recruiter. She’s on her way to being awesome and wants to help you be RAD. Meet Renee or one of her colleagues at an upcoming college career fair. Redfin will be represented at career fairs and recruiting events on the following campuses this Fall semester:

  • University of Maryland, Sept. 17
  • San Jose State University, Sept. 18
  • Towson University, Sept. 24 (On-Campus Interviews)
  • Bentley University, Oct. 1
  • Northeastern University, Oct. 2
  • George Mason University, Oct. 2
  • Loyola Chicago, Oct. 8 (On-Campus Interviews)
  • DePaul University, Oct. 9
  • University of Washington, Oct. 14
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Oct. 15
  • Whitman College, Oct. 21 (Info Session)
  • San Diego State University, Oct. 22 (On-Campus Interviews)
  • University of California, San Diego, Oct. 23
  • University of California, Irvine, Oct. 30
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