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Redfin Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 3 months ago

Be a Part of Something Better

Our mission is to redefine real estate in the customer's favor. From the technology we build to the brokerage services we provide, every Redfinnian plays a part. Whether you're starting your career, perfecting your skills, or changing gears, there's a place for you at Redfin.

Redfin is revolutionizing the $75 billion real estate industry. We are combining our own technology and agents to create a service that's better, faster, and costs less. As a Redfinnian, you'll make a difference in one of life's most important eventsbuying or selling a home. Our hiring standards are high, yet our culture is humble. No matter what role you have, you'll be both challenged and inspired every day. We've got all the perks, but if what you value most is doing great work in a creative, collaborative, and disciplined environment, join us!

Be yourself

We promote and maintain a diverse community where people feel supported, valued, and included, regardless of who they are or where they came from.

Make a difference

Buying or selling a home can be the most important event in a person's lifetime. At Redfin you'll work to make that process better for customers, affecting their everyday happiness and financial well-being.

Learn from the best

Redfin attracts the most talented people from all fields. Whether you're an engineer, marketer, real estate agent, or something else, you'll be challenged and inspired every day.

We live our values

Thrive in an environment that fosters diversity, hard work, innovation and fun.

  • Genuine
  • Everyone sweeps the floors.
  • Fire
  • Fire in the belly to change the game.
  • Honorable
  • Do the right thing.
  • Rally
  • Everyone can be a leader.
  • Wow
  • Insist on greatness.

All work and no play? No way!

You'll love letting loose at our many company and team events. We're into summer boat rides, game nights, ultimate frisbee, taking part in Pride parades, and so much more.

Redfin is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce.


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