August 24, 2017
Redfin Rolls Out New Search Filters Including the Ability to Search Only for Single-Story Homes

New filters address aging population’s desire for accessible homes to age in place

SEATTLE — Aug. 24, 2017 — (NASDAQ: RDFN) — Redfin (, the next-generation real estate brokerage, released five new search filters to help homebuyers zero in on the homes for sale that best meet their needs. With a few clicks, homebuyers can now filter for homes in these new categories:

  1. Single Story Only
  2. Accessible Homes Only
  3. Green Homes Only
  4. Must Have Pool
  5. Must Have Basement

Speed matters in today’s record-fast housing market. Allowing searchers to instantly narrow their results to only the homes that meet their criteria saves time and effort, so buyers can act fast and book a tour when a promising home hits the market.

Not only do the filters improve the search experience, they support our mission to build inclusive products and serve a diverse population. The aging population and people with limited mobility can more easily find accessible homes without sifting through irrelevant listings.

“Over the next decade, eight out of 10 new households will be headed by an adult age 65 or older,” said Nela Richardson, Redfin chief economist. “Baby boomers today are looking for homes where they can comfortably age in place, so there is an increasing desire for single-story living.”

Because Redfin is a real estate brokerage with complete, direct access to multiple listing services (MLSs), the databases real estate agents use to list properties, we can offer more information about every home for sale than many other real estate websites.

Not only does Redfin have the most thorough data, a recent study found that Redfin notifies its subscribers hours faster than other leading real estate websites when a newly listed home hits the market.

Redfin built these new filters at the request of Redfin customers and agents. The new search filter feature is just one way that Redfin is delivering on its mission to make the home-buying and selling experience faster, easier and better.

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About Redfin
Redfin ( is the next-generation real estate brokerage, combining its own full-service agents with modern technology to redefine real estate in the consumer's favor. Founded by software engineers, Redfin has the country's #1 brokerage website and offers a host of online tools to consumers, including theRedfin Estimate, the automated home-value estimate with the industry's lowest published error rate for listed homes. Homebuyers and sellers enjoy a full-service, technology-powered experience from Redfin real estate agents, while saving thousands in commissions. Redfin serves more than 80 major metro areas across the U.S. The company has closed more than $50 billion in home sales.

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