Redfin has expanded its reach in Canada to a second city, launching in Vancouver with a team of full-service agents and a 1% listing fee.
The Seattle-based real estate brokerage firm launched its first Canadian office in Toronto earlier this year and plans to expand to more cities soon.
"We've been encouraged by a few early sales in Toronto and have reason to believe we can start just as strong in Vancouver," said Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman. "As a Seattle-based company, we already have a presence in the region. Given how expensive housing still is here, even after all the changes in the market, we hope that tech-savvy Vancouver homebuyers and sellers will be drawn to our combination of great service and low prices."
The Vancouver office will cover an area from Delta to the Whistler ski resort and is led by Brooks Findlay who will run the operation as managing broker.
"The response to Redfin in Vancouver has been fantastic so far. Consumers have been eagerly awaiting our launch," said Findlay. "Already we have five listings on the market, totalling nearly C$9 million, a testament to the desire for our service here in Vancouver.”
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