Redfin Takes Tech-Centric Real Estate To Santa Barbara

Redfin, a tech-centric real estate brokerage firm based out of Seattle, said late last week that it has expanded into Santa Barbara and parts of Ventura County, bringing its website and mobile app into the Santa Barbara and surrounding areas. Redfin employs real estate agents who are paid based on client satisfaction rather than commission, and is centered around iOS, Android apps, and a website, all geared towards clients more comfortable with technology than people. The company also offers up lower fees for both sellers and buyers. Redfin--which has been around since 2006-- has recently been in major expansion mode for its services throughout the U.S. Redfin said it has hired a local agent to head up its efforts in Santa Barbara, where it is centering its expansion.