|[September 03, 2014]
Redfin Brings Its Real Estate Brokerage to Tucson
SEATTLE --(Business Wire)--
the customer-first real estate brokerage, today announced the launch of
its home-buying and selling services in Tucson,
Arizona. People can now work with Redfin agents to buy and sell homes
throughout Pima County, including Northwest, Northeast and Central
"Arizona is one of the most interesting and exciting markets for real
estate junkies to watch, as shifts there tend to precede similar trends
in other parts of the country. Over the past four years, Redfin agents
have been helping homebuyers and sellers in Phoenix
navigate dramatic changes in home prices and inventory," said Redfin
regional director Mark Reitman. "Feedback from our customers there
confirms how critical it is to have an agent who's truly on your side,
no matter what kind of market you're facing. We're excited to offer the
same brand of advocacy and technology to the people of Tucson
and those looking to relocate there."
Redfin model is different from that of other brokerages because it
uniquely aligns agent and customer interests. Redfin agents are paid a
salary and receive benefits, with customer satisfaction ratings -
not transactions - determining each agent's bonuses. All reviews
for all Redfin agents are published on their online profiles, and 97
percent of customers would recommend their Redfin agent.
Redfin real estate agents spend zero time seeking out new clients. 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 $350,000 home, a Redfin homebuyer
in Tucson would receive a $1,550 refund at closing. Redfin charges
sellers 1.5 percent instead of the standard 3 percent, while providing a
service, from pricing and staging advice and professional
photography through the negotiation and closing processes. Someone
selling a $350,000 home with a Redfin agent would save approximately
Fischer is leading the team in Tucson as the local Redfin market
manager. Fischer originally hails from San Diego where she started her
career as a real estate agent 19 years ago. In Tucson, she will be
responsible for building a team of local agents and helping people buy
and sell homes. Fischer has friends and family in Tucson and has long
considered it her second home.
"I am really excited to bring Redfin's customer-oriented approach to
real estate in Tucson. A a Redfin veteran, what I love about my job is
working for a company that emphasizes doing the right thing no matter
what," Fischer said. "I utilize creativity, patience and perseverance to
help every person I work with have the best experience possible selling
their current home or finding their next dream home."
With the arrival of Redfin, people in Tucson can now use state-of-the
art online and mobile tools to quickly access the most accurate and
up-to-date information about homes for sale:
Home Dashboard: A comprehensive online resource for
home sellers that provides real-time data about their home.
Matchmaker: Software that recommends unexpected
listings to Redfin clients.
Tour Scheduling: Ability to instantly schedule a home
tour with a Redfin agent with a single click from a browser, iPhone (News - Alert),
iPad or Android app.
Room: A real-time guide through the closing process,
including milestones, deadlines and tasks.
Home Value Tool: A more accurate way to find out what
your home is worth using self-selected comparable homes for sale in
Updates: Smartphone or email notifications when new
homes are listed or when prices drop.
by School: Shows all the homes for sale served by a
certain school with one easy search.
Insights: Real-time statistics and notes from Redfin
agents about thousands of homes and offers.
Open Book: Reviews of lenders, inspectors and title
companies for buyers and handymen, stagers and more with feedback from
To find or sell a house and to connect with a local agent, please visit redfin.com.
To learn more about working at Redfin and to apply for open positions in
Tucson and other locations, please visit redfin.com/jobs.
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the Redfin mobile app
is a customer-first real estate brokerage that represents people buying
homes. Founded and run by technologists, Redfin has a team of
experienced, full-service real
estate agents who are advocates, not salespeople, earning
customer-satisfaction bonuses, not commissions. Redfin.com features all
the broker-listed homes for sale, as well as for-sale-by-owner
properties that don't pay brokers a commission. Redfin also offers online
tools that make the entire process of buying or selling a home
easier and more fun. The company serves major markets across the U.S.
and has closed more than $13 billion in home sales. In 2012, Redfin was
named one of The DIGITAL 100: World's Most Valuable Private Tech
Companies by Business Insider.
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