Online real estate broker Redfin today announced the opening of a San Francisco office for software engineers and real estate agents. The company launched services in the San Francisco Bay Area in May after receiving $8 million in venture capital financing. Redfin said it will continue to run engineering and real estate operations from its Seattle headquarters, but opened the San Francisco office to support national expansion plans, and aggressive research and development hiring. Today, the office hosts three engineers and three real estate agents with capacity for a dozen people. The San Francisco office allows Redfin to draw on engineers from Silicon Valley as well as Seattle in its effort to build the industry's leading real estate e-commerce site. The office also provides a place for the company's Bay Area agents to meet clients with questions about buying or selling homes online. Redfin hired Sasha Aickin, previously of Plumtree Software, to run the San Francisco development te...
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