Vote Today! Send Redfin to the 2014 SXSW Interactive Festival

Each March tens of thousands of tech fans descend on Austin for the SXSW Interactive Festival  (SXSW). Sessions at this annual conference explore a host of topics from cutting-edge technologies like 3D printing to disruptive start-ups like AirBnB. SXSW is unique not just for the thought-provoking presentations, but also because the community plays a big part in shaping… Read More

Redfin’s Tedx Talk: Take the Red Pill

A few weeks ago, I flew to Chicago for a Tedx presentation on my favorite subject, how software entrepreneurs can build real-world companies. If you’re a coder looking for ideas to start a company, we have a few suggestions for you at 8:45: If you’re just wondering what happens when a software CEO attends an… Read More

Never Tell Me the Odds

In a board call last month, I finally told everyone that the commission savings that Redfin offers home sellers and home buyers dramatically lowers our profits margins and there is no evidence that it drives more revenue. We have, I told our investors, given away $100 million because of my irrational belief that Redfin was… Read More

The Age of Revenues

I was talking to a friend in Silicon Valley last night who told me about a consumer Internet startup that is generating tens of millions of dollars in revenue, with eye-popping year-over-year growth. What was striking about the conversation wasn’t the revenue itself, but that I’d never heard of the company it came from. This has… Read More