Selling FAQ

 

Redfin and Our Agents

How does Redfin work?

What makes Redfin Agents different from other real estate agents?

How can I learn more about Redfin Agents in my area?

How do I contact a local Redfin Agent?

 

The Selling Process

What are the typical steps in the home-selling process?

What’s the least amount of time it typically takes to sell?

How can I find out how much my home will sell for?

Where can I find trusted service providers, such as title companies?

How can I learn more about the market?

How can I compare my home to others around it?

 

Listing Fees

What is the cost to sell with Redfin?

If the home doesn’t sell, do I still have to pay Redfin?

What services are included in the listing fee?

What percentage is paid to the buyer’s agent?

If the buyer doesn't have an agent, do I pay less in fees?

 

Listing a Home on Redfin.com

Can my home be displayed on Redfin.com even if I don't use a Redfin Agent?

Can I list my home on Redfin.com if I choose to sell without an agent?

I have an upcoming open house for my listing. Can I add this to Redfin.com?

Why is my off-market home on Redfin.com?

How can I ensure my home facts are accurate, and the Redfin Estimate reflects that?

 

 

Redfin and Our Agents

 

How does Redfin work?

Redfin is a full-service brokerage that uses modern technology to reach the most buyers and sell your home for more money. We charge lower fees than most traditional brokerages—1% or 1.5%, depending on your market—while delivering better results.

Redfin Agents are local market experts who provide valuable insights about the selling process and buyers in your area, backed by real data. And because we're accountable for your satisfaction, you'll get the best service with zero pressure to sell until you're ready. Learn More

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What makes Redfin Agents different from other real estate agents?

Redfin Agents use modern technology to reach more buyers and charge lower fees than traditional brokerages. Our agents are also customer advocates, accountable for delivering a result you're happy with and never pressuring you to make an easy sale. Customer reviews appear on every agent profile on our site, so you can choose the agent that's right for you.

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How can I learn more about Redfin Agents in my area?

You can see Redfin Agents in your area by visiting our Real Estate Agents page and selecting your location. Click on any agent’s photo to see a profile that displays the agent's transaction history, customer reviews, and contact information. If you already know the name of an agent in your area, you can also search for her or him in any search box on our site.

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How do I contact a local Redfin Agent?

You have several options. You can request a free, no-obligation consultation with a Redfin Agent via our website. You can also call 877-973-3346 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm PST seven days a week, and a customer service agent will connect you with a local team.

If you'd like to contact a specific agent, just call the agent's team number or click the "Ask a Question" button. Both are located on every agent's profile and on the listing pages of homes in their area.

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The Selling Process

 

What are the typical steps in the home-selling process?

Our Home-Selling Guide can walk you through the process of selling your home, from preparing for a sale to handing over your keys. For in-person guidance and the opportunity to meet a Redfin Agent, look for one of our free home-selling classes in your area.

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What’s the least amount of time it typically takes to sell?

The best way to find out how quickly your home might sell is to talk to a Redfin Agent who knows the market in your area.

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How can I find out how much my home will sell for?

The Redfin Estimate is a good place to start. It can give you a good idea of your home's market value based on MLS data that Redfin collects on recently sold homes. For an even more accurate estimate, contact a local Redfin Agent.

If you're thinking of selling and want to test the market before you list your home, our Price Whisperer tool can give you pricing feedback from actual buyers searching for a home like yours on Redfin.

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Where can I find trusted service providers, such as title companies?

Your Redfin Agent can help with recommendations. You can also check out Redfin Open Book, a directory of local service providers, from home stagers to escrow companies, all reviewed by Redfin customers.

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How can I learn more about the market?

Our Data Center offers information about the housing market in metropolitan areas, cities, neighborhoods, and zip codes across the country. Redfin Agents can also answer questions about the market, either one-on-one or during a free home-selling class.

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How can I compare my home to others around it?

You can see homes like yours that are for sale or have recently sold by entering your city or zip code in our search tool. Then use filters to specify sale records or homes for sale, property type, year built, and more. Learn More

Another option is to search for your home on Redfin.com and scroll down to the bottom of your home's page to see similar homes nearby.

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Listing Fees

 

What is the cost to sell with Redfin?

Redfin charges 1% of the total sale price (1.5% in some markets) to sell a home. As the seller, you'll also be responsible for the commission of the buyer’s agent, which is typically between 2% and 3%.

In areas where we don't yet have Redfin Agents, or if our agents are at capacity, you can use a Partner Agent to sell your home. Partner Agents charge a standard listing fee (5%-6%), which is negotiable. 

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If the home doesn’t sell, do I still have to pay Redfin?

No. You only pay the agent’s fees at the time your home sells.

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What services are included in the listing fee?

Redfin is a full-service brokerage with local, experienced agents who will help you every step of the way. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation with an agent who can meet you at your home to discuss the property and offer a comparative market analysis. If you decide to list with us, we’ll arrange for professional photography, an MLS listing, a digital marketing plan, yard sign, fliers, and an open house schedule. We also offer a 3D Walkthrough tour exclusively for Redfin-listed homes.

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What percentage is paid to the buyer’s agent?

The commission offered by the seller to the buyer's agent differs depending on your area, but is generally between 2% and 3%. Feel free to contact a local Redfin Agent, with no obligation, to discuss what you can expect to pay when selling your home with Redfin.

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If the buyer doesn't have an agent, do I pay less in fees?

When a buyer is unrepresented, you don't pay a buyer's agent commission, and we increase our commission to 2% or 2.5%, depending on your area. Selling to an unrepresented buyer can sometimes bring challenges, so as with any offer, you'll want to talk to your Redfin Agent about the potential upsides and downsides of the terms of each offer before accepting.

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Listing a Home on Redfin.com

 

Can my home be displayed on Redfin.com even if I don't use a Redfin Agent?

Yes! Our website and mobile apps pull directly from the local real estate database (MLS), which is updated by local listing agents from a variety of brokerages. If your home is listed on the MLS, the home's details will be pulled onto Redfin.com with the same photos and listing information that your listing agent included in the original listing. Redfin pulls updated information from the MLS every 10 minutes.

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Can I list my home on Redfin.com if I choose to sell without an agent?

We do our best to show as many for-sale-by-owner (FSBO) listings as possible by pulling data from Fizber.com, FSBO.com, ForSaleByOwner.com, and Oodle.com. Please contact their support teams for more details about how to make sure your FSBO home appears on Redfin.com.

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I have an upcoming open house for my listing. Can I add this to Redfin.com?

Redfin pulls all home details, including open houses, directly from the MLS. Please make sure that your listing agent adds the date and time of the open house to the MLS listing, and Redfin.com will show these details from there. Our site does not have a way for agents to log in and add open house information directly, but know that if the details are in the MLS, it will also be on Redfin.com.

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Why is my off-market home on Redfin.com?

Redfin pulls off-market homes from the MLS and the county assessor. We show sold homes for real estate data purposes and to help sellers estimate their home's value by comparing it with other homes nearby.

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How can I ensure my home facts are accurate, and the Redfin Estimate reflects that?

If your home is currently for sale and you notice that your home facts are not accurate, please check with your listing agent to make sure your home's MLS information has been entered correctly into the local real estate database. Redfin uses MLS data to calculate your home's current market value, and updates your home's Redfin Estimate daily.


If your home is not currently for sale, click the Edit Home Facts button on your home's page to update the public facts anytime. The Redfin Estimate for your home will be updated within a week after you make changes. If you decide to sell, remember that any details or photos added by your listing agent will replace the current information showing on Redfin.com.

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