Shared Favorites

Redfin Shared Favorites is the perfect tool for collaborating with your co-buyer, friend, or real estate agent on a house hunt.

Follow these steps to get started:

 

  1. Log into Redfin and click on your name in the right hand corner. You will see a drop down menu with the option “Favorites”.
  2. Click on “Your Favorites” to change your page to Shared Favorites
  3. Choose whether you want to add a co-buyer, an agent, or a friend. As you can see, a co-buyer can add favorites, comment on your favorites, and invite members. An agent and friend can comment, and add favorites, but they cannot control members.

After you select "manage settings" you will be prompted to send an invite to your Co-buyer/friend/agent. You will want to make sure that whoever you are sharing your favorites with has a Redfin account. If they do not have a Redfin account, they will be prompted to make one. 

Once you have successfully added someone and clicked on “send invitation”, they will get an email that looks like this in their inbox:

 

Now when your shared favorites member goes to see their shared favorites, they can also see any comments that you left on a particular favorite! This is a great way to share what properties you are excited about. (Reference image 1 to see how to get to Shared Favorites section of profile).

 

In order to remove shared favorites, you will want to make sure that all comments are removed first, then you can click on the property, and un-click the “heart” icon, and the property will be removed from your shared favorites.


If you change your mind about sharing, you can edit members of your shared favorites any time by clicking on the “edit members” icon in the right hand corner of your shared favorites page.

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    Todd Saran

    Is there a way to get notifications on Redfin when someone I have shared with makes a comment directly on redfin?

    I do get emails, but I don't see any notifications on the website.

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    Janie

    Hi Todd,

    Thanks for reaching out to us about this! At this time, the website doesn't give notifications like that. We only send you emails once your co-buyer/friend/agent makes a comment on a home. 

    Let me know if you have any other questions!

    Thanks!

    -Janie

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    Megan Peters

    Back in 2013 on the Redfin message boards, a lot of people suggested a ranking system, or a way of rating Favorites beyond the binary "is/is not favorite".  For shared Favorites lists this would be especially helpful.  

    The comments are one way of doing this, I guess, but a built-in way of having each person (or at least the owner of the list) rate the houses would be extremely beneficial.  That way, when you share with an agent you don't have to separately add comments for each one saying "this one is 3 stars" or "this one is 1 star but we're still interested". 

    Back in 2013, someone suggested a ranking system for 1-3 hearts, or light pink/dark pink/red, or something.  Is there a reason this hasn't been implemented yet?  Seems a *lot* of people would really like to see it.

    Thanks!

    (PS, is there a way to turn *off* the comment notification emails? They can get overbearing...)

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    Kaleb

    Hi Megan,

    Thanks for writing in with your thoughts! I will pass your feedback over to our engineers for their future consideration.

    In regards to turning off the comment notification emails, you would need to go into your Email Settings for your account and then access the Shared Favorites Email Preferences to turn off notifications for New Comments.

    I hope this helps but if you need further assistance please send us an email to customer-service@redfin.com.

    Best,

    Kaleb

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    Kristen Rice

    How do I leave a group? My friend is no longer house searching and I do not need to have her in my favorites drop down. I don't think she is using the site anymore so I cannot get her to remove me from her co-buyer group.

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    Emily Cisneros

    Hi Kristen,

    Thanks for writing in!  To remove a person from your Shared Favorites, go to Redfin.com and log in.  Hover your cursor over your name in the top right hand corner and select Favorites from the drop box.  Select Edit Settings, found in the top right hand corner, and then click the Edit button.  Here you will see the option to remove someone from your account.

    For more information on Favorites on Redfin, feel free to check out our Help Center article: https://support.redfin.com/hc/en-us/articles/213797586-Shared-Favorites

    Have a great day!

    Emily

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    Kristen Rice

    Thanks but I asked how to remove myself from someone else's favorites; not remove someone from mine. 

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    Emily Cisneros

    Hi Kristen,

    No worries, the process is the same.  If you click Remove, then your accounts will no longer be connected.  If you'd like to email us your account information to customer-service@redfin.com, we can directly assist with this process.  Happy to help!

    Thanks,

    Emily

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    Douglas Ravski Pereira

    Is there any way to share favorites from the mobile site or Android app? Help center instructions seem to apply to the desktop site only

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    Shannon Augustine

    How do I see the shared favourite that someone just shared with me.  I clicked accept but don't see anywhere to go in and view the favorite?

     

    Shannon

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    Shannon Augustine

    I got it - need a picture of what it looks like - drop down then you will see it.  like this - 

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    Erin Menser

    Is there a way to create multiple share groups? For example I want to share some favorites with my husband, but not my mom...so I don't want them all in the same group for every house.

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    Kelly Noonan

    Hello Erin,

    At this time we do not have a way to create multiple groups for shared favorites. Please know that I am sharing this with our developers for future improvements to our site. 

     

    Best,
    Kelly

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    Mallesh Kunchakureh

    Is there a way to add personal notes to a home, that will be shown on this page?

     

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    Malissa

    Hello Mallesh,

    Thanks for reaching out! At this time, personal notes are not featured on the map page. You can view your notes from your favorites page and when viewing the listings details page.

    I want you to know that I'll be sharing your feedback with our developers.

    Best,

    Malissa

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