|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 (www.redfin.com), 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:
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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