Nearly Half of New Listings Pending in Two Weeks

Full disclosure: The Tim is employed by Redfin. Redfin released February housing market data last week, so let’s take a look at the rate at which new listings are going under contract in two weeks or less in the Seattle area, compared to San Francisco and the national rate: I was concerned when this number […]

Distressed Inventory Shortage to Blame for Listings Drought

Full disclosure: The Tim is employed by Redfin. Let’s take a brief follow-up look at new listings. When we checked in two weeks into the new year, new listings in the Seattle area were down 25% from 2012. The data from this post is largely pulled out of a larger-scale analysis I did at work […]

Reader Question: Can I Negotiate a Commission Discount?

Full disclosure: The Tim was employed by Redfin (is just a shareholder as of October 2013) and WaLaw Realty and Quill Realty are Seattle Bubble advertisers. A reader wrote in with the following question about real estate agent commissions: In the near future my wife and I are going to need to sell our respective […]

Tim’s New Obsession: Redfin Collections

Full disclosure: The Tim is employed by Redfin. Redfin (my employer) just launched a fun new feature today: Redfin Collections. With Collections you can curate publicly-visible galleries of listing photos from nearly all of Redfin’s markets across the country. Although I was not at all connected to the team that developed this feature, as an […]

Market Heated Up in October as Inventory Collapsed

Full disclosure: The Tim is employed by Redfin. Redfin released October housing market data today, so let’s take a look at the rate at which new listings are going under contract in two weeks or less in the Seattle area, compared to San Francisco and the national rate: Yikes! That’s a big spike in Seattle […]

MLS-Powered Search Sites Hold Major Advantage Over Zillow & Trulia

Full disclosure: The Tim is employed by Redfin. Earlier this month, Redfin released the results of an in-depth study of real estate listing accuracy across various websites, including Redfin, Windermere, Zillow, and Trulia. The results will not surprise anyone who has attempted to do any serious home searching on these sites, but I still wanted […]

Over a Third of New Listings Pending in Two Weeks

Full disclosure: The Tim is employed by Redfin. Last week Redfin released September housing market data, so let’s take a look at the rate at which homes are going under contract in two weeks or less in the Seattle area, compared to San Francisco and the national rate: No big change in the relationship between […]