Redfin Homes for Sale & Rent

Lifestyle
Rating
4.8 (1.3M)
Size
116.6 MB
Age rating
4+
Current version
525.0.0.19209
Price
Free
Seller
Redfin
Last update
4 weeks ago
Version OS
16.0 or later
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User Reviews for Redfin Homes for Sale & Rent

4.8 out of 5
1.3M Ratings
5 years ago, sm.007
Overall a helpful tool
Redfin is a good app. Simple, transparent, and with good filters to narrow down real estate search. It falls short of a 5-star app because of two strange behaviors: 1. It doesn’t let you view all the homes for sale in a city based on Great Schools rankings. You have to zoom into a very small area for school-based filtering to apply. Until then, the filter simply doesn’t work. The way I like to do property searches is to look at an entire city (or custom area), filter on Great Schools ranking 8+, and then play around with the resulting options. The app doesn’t let you operate that way. 2. In select cities such as New York City, it requires that you re-enter your password to view the complete listing. Even after re-entering, the app takes you back to the restricted version of the listing as if you still haven’t entered the password. You need to kill the app and re-open it immediately to see the unrestricted listing. It’s a pretty annoying bug that affects me almost every session.
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6 years ago, LadyBugV1
Pricing sort is driving me nuts!
I used to love this app but am ready to drop it just because of the pricing sort. I get it has some glitches but I can live with those. THIS glitch, I simply can’t because it affects the entire experience of looking for a home. Each time the search refreshes itself, I have to remind the app to apply the sort order I’ve already selected (Low to high pricing) because the sort is now in some Redfin preferred order. Of note - when you go to change the setting, it still says it’s in low to high pricing sort order (untrue) since the houses are not listed that way. To fix it, I have switch the order to high to low or any other sort, go back to the app to “awaken” sort , then go back again to sort settings and switch to low to high and then back again to the app for the sort to actually reset itself to my preferred sort. Using the map - Imagine you move your search 5 miles east - you have to repeat the above process again because the home results are no longer listed in low to high pricing. In one 15 min use of the app, I have to repeat this insane reawaken and reset sort order several times! It tells me the designers don’t actually use their app. Incredibly annoying especially since it used to work properly a while back!! FIX IT please!!
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3 weeks ago, Salty spider
Most used feature turned unusable
The whole reason Redfin was my Primary Housing Search Tool was the Easy Access and Unlimited Use (looking at you Zillow) of a “I am not interested in seeing this house ever again” X button. I would have liked to be able to use it outside of actually Opening the listing- or, in fact, be able to use it en masse, because one cannot filter by house style. And now it is gone in favor of an eyeball that - at a glance or even to those who might have a hint of myopia - Is unreadable. Is it on or off? I have no clue. I wouldn’t mind having a different indicator in place of X (though I question Why? When it’s a simple graphic that is easy, and everyone knows what it means, across the world?) I wouldn’t have even minded the different location for the button. But now it’s been rendered useless. It feels like something that must have gone through approval processes to get to being published on the app, which is what astonishes me. Change the colour, like the favorites icon. Make the “on” position more bold. Something, so that it’s a recognizable difference! You even have the \ on it in both “on” and “off” - and I get it, you’re trying to state what it does. But it’s superfluous. We figure it out when we press the button.
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7 months ago, ranDMC77
Great! Just a couple minor errors.
Hi! To be honest, I think Redfin is a great way you can look at houses from all around the world. It’s a good app that’s worth downloading and is very fun to look at when your bored. Just a few small problems! I think these bugs and errors are easy to fix, so please consider fixing them. Redfin is very laggy and glitchy, so it takes a while to load when I am first coming into the app. To test if it’s just MY WiFi, I check my internet connections and try out Safari, and everything works perfectly fine, so I hope you can fix that. Also, the app tends to kick me out from time to time, for no reason that I can tell of. Redfin sometimes is very complicated, though. Whenever I scroll through pictures of houses, Redfin brings me back to the very first picture when I’m still looking at one of the rooms or landscapes. It’s very frustrating. If these problems were fixed, I’d definitely give Redfin a five star ⭐️ ! Otherwise, Redfin is great. Thanks for reading my review and maybe you’ll even reply. 👍🏼
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2 years ago, fun2learn1
The best real estate app! Love the features!
I love the features, such as being able to move the interactive map around to quickly search different areas, and the automatic commute time calculator- just input your work address one time under “add a commute” and it saves it forever, so every time you look at a home, it will automatically calculate the commute time for you (you can add up to 6 different addresses to calculate for you, as well!) It also has the “ flood factor” rating for each home,( on the location map) and school ratings! I also like to read the “tour insights “ that Redfin agents can leave about the home! The “ market insights” about an area are helpful as well! You can easily switch from a map- based to list based search and go back and forth, and switch from “ for sale” and “coming soon” to “ under contract” and “solds” (to check out prices in the area!) All the filters are great too- you can filter fir so many features, such as garages, pools, basements, hoa ( or no hoa!), view, waterfront, etc., primary bedroom on first floor, etc. And I also like being able to search the “sales history” for the home as well!! The even have a handy monthly “payment calculator” right u set each home that you can play around with editing how much you are putting down, etc! They keep improving the app, too! It’s great!
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2 years ago, Shutupandjoe
The update is terrible! Zillow much?
I used to love Redfin, I have bought 4 houses using Redfin as my house hunting source, 3 with a Redfin agent and sold 1 with a Redfin agent. What I used to love most about it, was how it wasn’t like Zillow. It was much more user friendly and the experience was smoother and easier to navigate. Their latest update turns the app into a Zillow rip off and quite frankly, it’s terrible. Not only is the layout and navigation nothing short of a copy of Zillow, since the update, the Redfin estimates on homes are sometimes not there now, and I find myself having to go to Zillow anyway, because the 3D walkthroughs and Matterports don’t show up half the time. I see houses that tell you in the description to check out the 3D walkthrough, but there isn’t one. Until you go to Zillow and find it. It’s a real bummer and honestly, when you realize how much they clearly just copied zillows UI, it’s just sad. Please revert back or give me the option to use the classic version of the app. I find myself using Zillow as my regular now, because if I have to experience the same crappy UI either way, I may as well use the one that offers property value estimates and 3D walkthroughs.
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4 years ago, SapphireHearts
Great but with issues
I used to love this app but now I’m starting to get very frustrated. A year ago I was looking for house in another state but ended up moving June 19 to a different state. Today is May 2020 and I’m helping a friend look for a house. I have tried everything to stop getting updates on houses from the first state but nothing will stop them from showing in the update feed. I have emailed support but they are zero help and tell me to unsubscribe to the email. I’ve said 3 times it’s not through email it’s in the app. Anyway on to the next issue. My friend and I are connected as co-borrowers so we can share our favorites and use the comment section. Doesn’t work! It shows her name but she can’t see my comments and I can’t see hers. I get emails that show her comments but nothing under the comment section or in the shared favorites of this app. I don’t even see the houses she has saved. This app used to be the best and now it’s gone to crap. I’m really sad because a year ago I loved it.
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4 years ago, Elliot Haney
Great app with some frustrating bugs
I think this is by far the best real estate app available, but there are a few bugs in recent updates that are very frustrating to work with. 1.) the app continues for forget my saved commuter routes, which is one of the best features of this app, but recently, when I get into the app, 9 out of 10 times, there are no saved commutes. 2.) sold prices almost always reflect the listing price, and to actually see what a home sold for, you have to scroll down to the pricing history to see what it actually sold for. This seems to even out after a few days, but I have instant notifications set for a reason! 3.) the Redfin estimate is essentially useless. It’s usually within $2-3k of whatever the list price is, and in my market, it’s proved to be entirely useless as even an estimate. My Redfin agent would estimate a home would go $50k over ask, while the app based estimate suggested just about $2k over. When it sold? $48k over ask. Long story short, don’t even look at the estimate!
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5 years ago, Blackavar015
Heartbreaking
To the developer: can you please make it more difficult to “unheart” favorites? I’ve now had multiple instances of accidentally “unhearting” favorites while scrolling through them. The heart is located right where a right-handed person would naturally scroll when still trying to be able to see the picture list. Because I’m searching four counties and over multiple months, I can’t always remember exactly where each house is located, particularly if it’s a new favorite. And searching by street name (if I remember it) is ineffectual. There are then literally hundreds of houses that I have to individually search back through to find the favorite. Maybe remove the “unheartable” heart from the scrolling list (so that you have to click on the entry to get to the clickable heart)? When it’s on our favorites list, it’s not like having that heart there adds anything. Or add a “are you sure” pop up? Otherwise, this app has been awesome in helping me keep track of the market as I get ready to purchase. Thanks!
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2 weeks ago, kiki4795)3843
DO NOT USE JENIFER MOORE
Jenifer Moore was not communicative. She didn’t know how to answer our questions. She did a video tour of the wrong house, she could be rude sometimes, she wasn’t prepared, she gave a listing agent for a house I wanted to buy the wrong approval notice after I sent her the correct one, she wasn’t responsible enough to remember the financial aspect that me and my lender had discussed with her. I had to continuously remind her of things. I don’t know if she was extremely forgetful or just didn’t care. She didn’t ask questions. She didn’t dot her i’s or cross her t’s. She didn’t double check anything when she knew she was forgetful. She’d rather try to pass blame. I wouldn’t recommend her to anyone. She lacked experience. Maybe she just never dealt with buyers outside of her own kind before I don’t know but it’s our first time house shopping and we expected better but we have now found a more experienced and reliable realtor from a different platform who will make sure our experience is better than what we had to go through with Jenifer Moore. Then she’ll pass lies to her associates so they won’t work with you either. So unprofessional, it’s ridiculous. But good luck!
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6 years ago, NCErinT
I need a reset button
Redfin is my go to house hunting app... & I’ve been following the market for several (like 4) years now. I do not use the desktop version , so I cannot rate that portion. Overall, this app is great. That being said, I am beyond frustrated with the “🔔 New Homes” tab (bottom, middle). Usually, this is a great feature that lists newly listed houses that Redfin believes you will be interested in. One of the reasons I used to like it was that it used to be a shortcut to finding back “that newly listed house” I was talking about so I could show it to them. However, my algorithm has somehow gotten off and it has started to show me homes far outside my price range & occasionally out of my area. There is no way that I can determine to fix &/or reset this. I can’t delete the house from the “New Homes” list nor does “x”ing the house out remove it from the list. It’s not like these houses are showing up in my actual searches, so why bother “x”ing them out? This has basically made the entire feature useless. I would love to reset it and have my “new home” tab back...
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5 years ago, Lovelysvalentine
Love this app!
I usually don’t write reviews but this app is one I enjoy using, its very easy to navigate and understand, you can “heart” houses you love and come back to them to determine which ones you want to view. They also have a function that allows you to contact the realtors and see when they have open houses. It shows when a house you are looking for is already sold or pending so you don’t waste your time. It gives you estimates of pay and has filters to determine what your looking in a house. I’ve used many apps like this to look for houses but this is by far my favorite one and it is now the only one I use. The only thing I wished this app had is a place for the ones you “X” out In the same way they have a place for the ones you “heart” I dislike that I have to scroll through houses I’ve already looked at and don’t want to see. Even with that this app is a 5 out of 5!
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4 years ago, hackajack46
Great app save for an infuriating search filter omission.
I’ve been a long-time user of the redfin app. I think it’s a tremendous tool. But the fact that they do not allow you to add real estate taxes as a filter is beyond comprehension. I can’t tell you how much time I waste looking at listings only to find out the taxes are incredibly high (especially here in Illinois) and I just have to keep looking because the taxes put the listing outside outside my budget. I submitted a improvement request a couple years ago but obviously nothing ever happened. I just don’t understand why you can filter by so many different categories, but one of the most important items like taxes (which is a defined MLS numeric field so I don’t understand why it’s so difficult to add it) remains unavailable after all these years. It’s the same issue on their website. Come on Redfin. One of your web development guys could probably figure out how to add this filter in just a week or so. It’s been ten years. Make it happen!
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5 years ago, Abhi K.
App provides great info, only fails to transition notifications between networks
I have been using Redfin for a while now (more than a year), and have been happy to get updates and notifications regarding houses/real-estate properties, based on my filters. One issue that bothers me though, is this: I have set Redfin to not work over Cellular network; now, if I open a notification while on Cellular network, the app opens to a blank page with a popup; at this point I lose the notification and the page, even if I switch to a WiFi network. I think it would be useful, if Redfin let me “pulldown” on the page to reload it, after having switched the network (if all of this is even possible). But this does not mean I don’t like the app. It works great, and provides me with awesome information about the properties that interest me, allowing me to make well-informed decisions and choices.
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5 years ago, Kara Dv
Needs help
Please add lot size to the thumbnail view. Also please add a sort for lot size in descending order. Some people don’t care about anything but the lot possibility. It’s very cumbersome to search in that case. Also- open house list should be super easy and not require a Redfin agent to be contacted just to glance at a property. Every weekend there should be a suggested Redfin adventure map, plotting a driving map to potential properties to explore. With the incentive for using the Redfin agent on each property. Push notifications could also notify you if there is an open house nearby that fits your search criteria. We have explored areas in the car and not found it easy to get from one open house to the other, driving. App needs to take the open house hours in to account and suggest a route to see all within the “draw” area and search criteria.
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2 years ago, KinaBigWave
Refresh Issue
I absolutely love Redfin and basically live on this app even though I already own a home. THE only thing I cannot stand about the app is the fact that the Feed consistently refreshes and shoots you back all the way to the top. If you were browsing towards the bottom of the feed page, this is extremely frustrating because you immediately lose where you were and if there were any updates to the feed, you now have more homes to comb through. No matter what you do the feed always refreshes itself causing you to start all over. I’ve tested this out multiple times. Even if you leave the app for 1-2 seconds and return, the feed shoots you back to the top (regardless of a feed update). A lot of times I completely give up on my house search simply because of how annoying it is to have to start all over again. Should be an easy fix given they update the app regularly but for some reason they don’t fix it. Feels like the instagram feed from a couple years ago
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2 years ago, WindyCityGal7110
Change is not always for the better.
Redfin has always been a great app to post and search for real estate, however the new version of the app is awful. Previously when you clicked on a listing you had the option to see all of the property photos on one screen in a grid layout. The updated app no longer offers that feature. The advantage of seeing all property photos at once is that if you’re someone who is looking for a property with a specific feature like a big backyard, walk-out basement, or am like me and want to go straight to the floor plans you could see every photo and click the exact image that you’re looking for. The new version of the app ONLY allows you to scroll image by image. So you could scroll through 20+ images just to realize that the listing doesn’t include a floor plan or doesn’t capture images of the specific feature you’re looking for. BIG mistake for Redfin- I’ve basically stopped using the app because of this. It’s become a waste of time. If I can’t find what I’m looking for quickly then this app is useless to me.
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5 years ago, The Scott
Messy and unhelpful, bordering on useless
It’s almost like this app is actively trying to get users to not use Redfin. No matter how I “tune my recommendations,” I constantly get notifications for houses way, way outside my price range, in cities I’ve never searched for, etc. And I’m not even going to go into how it constantly resets the sort, map view, etc. I do not get at all what the “Recommended” sort option is supposed to be showing me, but you seem set on forcing it on me regardless of what I do. Whatever it is, it’s not at all useful. I have to sort and re-sort again to actually see new properties. This isn’t Facebook, guys. You don’t need some stupid algorithm. You’re selling something. Just show me what I’m looking for in the order I ask for it. Why is that so hard? What are you doing with all this nonsense, other than putting tons of roadblocks and annoyances in the way of your users? Maybe hire a UX expert or something because, man, this entire app is just littered with irritating little things that add up to an entirely repellent user experience.
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6 years ago, ColoMomof4
Much better than the other 2 RE apps
Everyone searching for a home knows about the other 2 RE app (Tr & Zi - which are both owned by the same company). I’ve used both of those apps extensively in my searching. They each have a few features/ available data that the other does not. So in order to get complete info on any given home (taxes, school info, street view of home, sometimes even the written description, etc) - you would have to go to both back & forth between both sites/apps. I’ve only recently learned about Redfin and the Redfin app. Much better! Redfin has ALL of the features/ available data in one place. It’s easy to use in either list or map format. And it seems to be more current as to when homes go on & off the market. I deleted the other 2 apps and am now using RF exclusively. Happy Home Hunting!
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1 year ago, tam rya
I wanted to love it
This is almost a great app, but it’s missing critical filters. I’ve written to their support multiple times, but have never had a response. So, it’s 5 stars if you only look at one area, and never browse in other areas. What I mean is that I once looked at home in an area where friends live, but realized I have no interest there. However, a year later, I’m still being flooded in my feed with listings there. They offer the ability to ask not to receive those listings, but I always get the message that it’s an area I can’t remove. Huh? If you go to settings, it also doesn’t offer the option to turn off that area. Overall, it really could be fantastic, except for their complete lack of support and getting totally undesired feed results each time you use it. I’m resorting to writing this review in the hope it will generate developer support. Like I said, I wanted to love it, but it’s very stressful.
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3 years ago, Sick of Matt B
Awful
So I had two homes for sale. I contacted a redfin agent I had talked to before named Jesse. Jesse or redfin doesn’t respect the customers time. Jesse kept not getting back to me so I had to request another agent honestly I forgot his name already. He was rude and condescending and really thought that I had to adhere to his schedule instead of us coordinating schedules together. He was very condescending and thought he was way too busy to talk to me, even though I had a bad experience with the previous realtor. At this point I had to go over the managers head Cecelia because she kept sending me very rude realtors, so I have to call their headquarters in Dallas and talk to a lady named Lucy, who is actually very nice but turned out to be kind of fake also. Since I can’t really explain why they were that way to me I can only speculate that it was racial but I really don’t know. All I know is that redfin is not a good company to work with. I guess with the percentage that they take, you get what you pay for, which is somebody who doesn’t care about you as a person at all.
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1 year ago, MRosseett
Hate the changes
This app used to be my favorite go to app before all the changes. I would even have paid a small annual or monthly fee, but now with the prices instead of the little houses, it is hard on the eyes and even harder to map out. My other complaint is that now you can only fiter for the last 3 months sold instead of the last month and last 7 days. I used this app everyday but now it is not effective or efficient. Anyone who uses it to it business like I do to reach out to new homeowners, this app used to be a must have and like I stated, if I could get it to be like if was before, I sold gladly pay a small monthly fee. Anyone who targets brand new homeowners would. Keep this app like this of you want but make one just for businesses owners looking for newly sold homes.
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5 months ago, Yevster333
Last 2 houses in past 12 years via the app
My last two houses in the past 12 years have been scouted and researched on this app. I never used an actual Redfin agent, however, just the app. I wish RF could get at least a tiny cut of the purchases and sales of the homes because I used it extensively through out the process. On the sale - watching the “viewed count” and popularity indicator. On the buying side I typically know what happened before my realtor and before the attorney emails back with deed entry news. Only once in a while I’ll open up Zillow when some confusion arrises from a condo unit mislabeling. My last house (condo) had 3 different entries on RF, for example. So I’d go to Zillow app to do a sanity check. No guarantees which app would have more accurate info, though.
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1 year ago, J R in DE
Redfin has it all!
Redfin provides the best and most timely notification emails re: new listings & status changes. In addition, Redfin provides all the details one needs, including the extras such as floor plans, virtual tours, & 3D walk throughs (when provided by the listing agents). Other sites, often do not provide these bonus features that can really showcase a property. I find these extras so helpful in really learning more about a property. You would think that the listing agents who go to the extra steps (and costs) to include floor plans & 3D walk throughs, would insist other realtor sites include these great features, as well. Sellers should also make their voices heard when details about their homes are left out. Redfin is the best advertisement for both listing agents & sellers!
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2 years ago, Me is playing
UI glitching and condo added
Great app and pretty user friendly for people trying to find a housing of any kind on the market. The 4 star rating is because of a small UI glitch that happens randomly. When I try to move the map in a certain area it sometimes jumps back to where I was instead of staying in the new area I had dragged to. The second reason is because I have filters on for only single family home or a townhome, but every so often there’s a listing that is considered a “townhome” but in actuality it’s a condo because of it being a “townhome styled condo” which makes it somewhat annoying when I see a home at a fair price range just to find out it’s a condo. If they could remedy that in the filters so that regardless of how a home is “styled” it doesn’t show in categories it shouldn’t belong and give somewhat false hope.
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3 years ago, Aggiechad2005
Lightning Fast
I like how quickly Redfin updates. We’ve known the status several times before our Realtor because of this. I also like how you can opt out of seeing a house pop up on searches over and over. I only wish there were a few more options and that they were all immediately available by the heart icon without needing to open the listing to “X” out. Something along the lines of the two that Redfin already offers “love it”, “hate it” and then add an “eh, this may need a second look” icon would be great. Also since the recent update I am not able to view the shared favorites which is frustrating. Though I can still see the comments left on my favorites. Even still this is my preferred app as we navigate through house hunting. Easy to use and updates super fast! Thanks!
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5 months ago, 503Garry
Real Estate Expenses Are out of control!!!
When I discovered the Redfin app, I was surprised and excited. Now, I am just surprised!!! I’m wanting peace of mind as a location; but, Our society is skewed by so many factors and greed seems to be the main culprit. I shall continue to use Redfin to look for property for me, but I am not holding out hope for my future purchase. Rural communities and surrounding areas, such as Brookings, Oregon are just no longer reasonable to consider as a place to live. Prices are high, and controlling property owners (including corporations) are greedy. Many of the listings have errors and inaccuracies that cause extreme frustrations. Yet, I have faith that there is one place for me that’s just great. I’ll keep looking and enjoy the little things…
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5 years ago, The Insidiator
Almost there, but no shortcomings
This app is so close to being truly useful, but it has several glaring flaws. Generally speaking, I still think it’s better than Zillow (which I find has data accuracy issues), Realtor and Coldwell Banker, but the problems below impair my experience as a buyer. 1) The automated ‘Recommendations’ ignore search settings like price range and city and there is no way to ‘tell’ the algorithm what you don’t want to see. Why show me a house that is 50% above my price range and in a city where I have NEVER CHECKED A LISTING? Training the recommendation algorithm could be implemented using a ‘swipe left’ to eliminate a recommendation. Right now, ‘swipe-left’ circles back through a property’s picture gallery. Not super helpful and a waste of a gesture. 2) There is a ‘commute time’ feature when viewing a listing, which is great, but no way to filter results by it. I would like to be able to specify a commute (a user could select whether that commute is house-to-work or house-to-train) and see ONLY properties within that commute. The others are irrelevant but keep showing up. 3) There is no way to exclude specific cities from results. I don’t want to see properties in cities I do not want to live in, no matter how far I zoom out. Adding these features would make the Redfin app MUCH more useful for buyers like myself.
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2 years ago, Lily1BOS
New “feed” is useless
Not sure what feedback or data you looked at to decide to lump everything into one feed and then only highlight saved searches, but your app should be smart enough to highlight new houses based on a users saved searches without have to highlight them at the top and take away the groupings you used to have. It’s much more useful for the apps data science models to use the saved searches to surface homes and lump them into the old categories you had. Everyday I used to look at new homes and price drops using the categories at the top. Now I have a useless feed of everything lumped together. I’m not going to find homes easily like that. Also, your app will still recommended homes in cities I am not interested in (just looked for fun at it once) and the cities do not show up in the recommendation adjustment. It’s really annoying. Please bring back a way to see updates of homes by groups.
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2 years ago, CALA27!
Go back!
Redfin has been one of the greatest apps to find available housing. Recently though, they have changed their app (for what reason I don’t know) at least on the mobile version. The prior version gave you an exterior picture of the given property then a full description of the house, mortgage rates, schools, comps and so on to scroll through. If you desired to see the additional pictures you could either click on the picture or scroll to the bottom of the description. Since they have changed their app all you see is the pictures of the house and almost no description making it look clunky and non descriptive. For the longest time it was what made them stand out from competitors like Realtor or some of the other search sites that have been confusing and useless over the years. GOD BACK TO THE PREVIOUS FORMAT!!! Between that and keeping up to date, it was what set you apart!
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3 years ago, Sabos
Needs a lot of refinement
Redfin’s app is great at the basics, from searching and reviewing properties right on through scheduling a tour. But once you move beyond your first few searches and want to refine things, it falls down fast. For example… Redfin caches the locations you’re searching and keeps serving up recommended properties in areas you’ve written off. The app doesn’t tell you it’s doing this so you probably don't know to turn them off. And finding this isn’t intuitive. You might think you could training this feature but that isn’t easy either. And you can’t manually create a cache for a specific area. When you reject a property, its removed from the map but still shows up in recommended properties and the feed. And creates notifications from status changes. The app uses your location, if turned on, as a starting point for searches and ignore the location you’re actually searching in. You need to keep adjusting manually. The app lumps all your favorite properties together and doesn’t allow you to group them by location like a building, town, or area. These are just a few nits, but together they make for a very frustrating user experience. I still use Redfin from time to time, but this keeps me using other apps to look for properties.
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2 years ago, rich richie
We used this app and worked with Redfin to find and purchase our home. It’s very user friendly!
A friend referred me to this app and I love it! We were looking for a home in Portland, OR and used the filters to narrow our search. The alerts are helpful when a new listing is added. The home details and photos are extremely useful and we benefited by seeing the estimated monthly payments and taxes. Also we used a Redfin agent to help us purchase our home. She was helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. All and all the house hunting and buying experience on Redfin is seamless and easy. I continue to use the app to see new listings, check the state of the housing market in my neighborhood and compare similar new listings with our home.
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1 year ago, Küštøm
Fixing my review. My favorite real estate app!
Edit: Previous review is for context only. This is my favorite real estate app and I love that they added more favorite folder options and options to add more to the short list. I use this app over my real estate agent’s app. Something was off with my phone, I reset my phone several times and closed the app out. It finally started working an hour after I started this review and no app update. I’m guessing this was a server side issue. Old review: The new fancy animation that was added to the feed completely lock up the app. Only way to use it now is to force closes the app, reopen then try to scroll down the feed before the saved searches load at the top.
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6 years ago, Tigerlady6409
So close
I love the layout of Redfin. I LOVE that it factors in things like tax and ins on the payment estimates. And if this app would stop being glitchy, it would be a 5 star HANDS DOWN. I’m looking in a crazy sellers market. House go up and HOURS later they’re pending. I need an app that allows me to SEE the houses. I can click on a house. I can look at the pictures, but since your last update, whether or not I can scroll down to see the amazing details is random AF. Before that, it liked to close out at random times. I can’t say if it’s still doing it, because I rage quit after the 4th or 5th swipe up to see the details. For buyers, this is an amazing app. At least on IOS, be prepared for the glitches. I hope you work it out soon! I’ve have 7 weeks before we move and I need to find a house ASAP! I LOVE this app enough to leave a review and hope you get it worked out!!
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6 years ago, Just Your Usual Reviewer
Stuck in landscape mode!
The functionality of the app is pretty good, it works more smoothly and consistently than the web site which frequently fails to load maps or other features. The problem is the app is locked into landscape mode forever! You’re going to spend hours with this app and having to hold your iPad sideways to a couple of hours gets pretty uncomfortable. For the first time in several years as a heavy iPad user, I felt physical pain from being forced into a sideways grip. If you can get over that or you already customarily use your tablet in this way, with a kickstand or keyboard stand for example, you’ll adore how well the app works. I’d gladly give this thing five stars if it didn’t cause me physical pain to use. Just don’t zoom in too much or the app will for some unknown reason deluge you with already sold homes instead of homes for sale!
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5 years ago, IrishLuck87
Fastest updates from MLS!
We had been house searching for months and I had EVERY other app on my phone with search notifications enabled. I had heard Redfin was the fastest so I downloaded it as well and saved a search with notifications set up. This app is the reason I was notified within minutes of my dream home coming on the market. The other apps had a few hour delay before I received the same notification from them. Because of Redfin notifying us so quickly we were able to schedule a prompt showing with our agent and were the first to submit an offer in a very competitive market. We just closed on the house. THANK YOU Redfin! If you download more than one app I would recommend this one and Estately.
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6 years ago, ToriLovesSoftware
Love the notifications based on your filters
This app really helped me find our dream home. It helped us understand the local market. I love how you can pull a report on what houses were listed for vs what they actually sold for with days on the market. Zillow does not offer this capability. It helped us understand how to negotiate our offer to purchase a home by including enough time to sell our current home. I also love the updates on how our home is appreciating. They only throng they could do better is the estimates on current value. I feel like this is too conservative because I have seen the Redfin value of 2.0m and then the home is listed for 2.6m and sells within a week all cash offer. I have seen a few of these examples.
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9 months ago, RMK1107
Website limitations
While we deeply appreciate the usefulness of your website the user would greatly benefit if the “rules”were followed. We set upper sales price limits but cannot set minimums. Further, why are Mobilehomes included when we have not asked to include them in our list? Why can’t you set the list of homes from high to low or low to high sales price? Why are homes listed as a new listing when in fact they aren’t? Why can I see the listings by age of the dwelling? Or see the homes within a. Certain radius of a major building or commercial center? Why can’t we limit our search within a certain radius? Please improve our search features. Thank you so much.
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2 years ago, Sweetonsno
Useless for viewings
Last night, I tried to set up a private viewing on the app. No matter what I did, I got an error message suggesting that I try again. Refreshing the app didn’t help. I tried to set up an appointment by texting the realtor. The text sent, but nobody responded despite the app saying that it would be a 40-minute wait. (As of now, it has been 16 hours and no response.) I tried to view two properties today, both of which were (and are) listed as having current open houses. The homeowner was present at one and confirmed that there was not an open house—he was surprised to learn that one was showing on Redfin. At the other, the house was clearly empty. The information is obviously not updated, the scheduling feature obviously doesn’t work, and the direct contact option is obviously failing as well. I was able to set up a viewing via Zillow. The response was immediate. It’s a shame; I prefer Redfin’s map.
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4 years ago, AV1080
Why remove driving times?!?(edit... it’s back!)
Edit:(they listened!! Thanks for putting the driving times back in the app. Can’t overstate how great that feature is. Back to 5 stars) Why in the world would you remove the driving times from the app in this latest release?!?? That was arguably one of the best features. It still shows online so maybe it was unintentional or is simply a bug. PLEASE BRING IT BACK!!! (Thanks for the dev response but clicking driving directions to launch google maps is pointless. I want to see the driving times to multiple places, none of which are where I live or am situated currently. Still hoping that feature is put back in the next release. )
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9 months ago, AK2237
Very frustrating user experience for me
It's all good right up until you click on a specific listing to see more details and photos. It has this weird interface pop-up that keeps intruding and covering up half the screen so that one feels like one is viewing one photo bit by bit (getting revealed as you scroll up) instead of seeing the whole photo. It gives me the feeling of tunnel vision. I can't get this stupid pop up to move down/out of my view. When I try to, it throws me into a different page with no photos, just standard info about the property. I finally got so frustrated with this, I left the app and immediately deleted the app off my phone. I felt better immediately. I like other apps better: Homes, Trulia, Realtor. Don't download Redfin unless you want to spend the entire in-app time getting frustrated by the interface.
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1 year ago, ihillray
Change city, manually scroll to the top
I’m not sure if it’s just a glitch or what the problem is? When I want to look at a different city and change the location in the search bar, I will have to manually scroll all the way back to the top of the page in order to see the lower price range. This wouldn’t be so bad if it didn’t take so long for the pictures of the homes to load along with the information. It’s so tedious. I will usually close the app, and reopen in order to change the location to avoid this problem. Other than that, I don’t mind the app. I can program my down payment and see the potential mortgage payment which is extremely helpful. If you can please just fix the scrolling issue, I’d be using Redfin more than Zillow.
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5 years ago, lex-sf
You Broke a Good Thing :(
I used to love this app - the MOST user friendly app out there. Easy to show favorites, flag open houses, and really appreciate the way you show total costs up front, including any HOA fees, when calculating a monthly cost. However suddenly lower priced homes are no longer selectable for the open houses. Message says only that it's below Redfin's minimum price limit (that message used to be there, but you could ALSO click on the open house to add it to your list - that is no longer working). Also, when zooming in/out the map has changed so that it groups listings into "10" or "20" too easily instead of showing the individual listings. Not helpful at that level of zoom, should only happen when zoomed way out. Then zoom in and you're too close, seeing all the sold listings. Takes a lot more manipulation to get to the right view, esp where there a lot of homes on the market. If I'd done this a few months ago, it would've have been a 5-star rating, but can no longer do that given the new glitchy feel to the experience using the app. :(
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6 years ago, GratefulDean1
The layout is great, notifications are terrible.
We’ve tried all the various real estate apps while searching for a new home. Redfin has the best and most intuitive layout. Street view is great, the way they show pricing on the map is great. But, and this is a huge but, the notifications are absolutely atrocious. Let’s say you come a cross a house that looks amazing but is double your budget but you want to check it out , or a ridiculously expensive condo that you just want to take a peak at but your main search is for single family homes. Well, you will then be inundated with notifications for those types of property at the larger cost. There doesn’t seem to be a way to say: “I want notifications for houses between $400k and $500k in these areas only”. Or, for my wife and I “We want house in that price range with schools that are ranked 7 and above” (that would be money. I wish I had some coding skills) We are in a city where homes move fast, like 3 days tops for properties in our budget. So, we need valuable notifications that will help us on our search. Not cascading notifications in awful neighborhoods for homes that we would never consider buying. I hope the folks at Redfin read these reviews.
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12 months ago, Cedarvic
Review estimates
Redfin and similar sites are good in subdivisions in normal neighborhoods or urban town areas, since comps are readily available thru multiple listing Realtor sites . However in rural sites with a lot of unique properties such as one of a kind building systemss ( example post& Beam or log or conversion units. The comps aren’t plentiful or consistent. (geographic radius and length of time since sale needs to be expanded. .). Also these frequently custom built, unique properties sometimes transfer by owner, so would need check court house or newspaper conveyances for accuracy. Obviously 12 acres of Dhenandoah River front for example with Lindal log home post& Beam pkg would sell for approx 2x min neighbor down rd on small lot, non riverfront and modular construction for example. bedroom number doesn’t equate in that market sf. Will however.
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4 years ago, D'anne T
Searching on Redfin
I have read the reviews and agree with the frustration level your App causes! And, I just experienced that frustration fully! I assume Redfin is trying to get people to come to their site as one of the leading online Real Estate companies in the So Bay! But that will not last long if you don’t pay attention to the ease of functionality on your site, which currently is not user- friendly, nor is it organized in a new-user way which means Redfin is probably losing out on a great deal of traffic because your site is so frustrating! Pay attention and be competitive if you want to create a good reputation in our small beach towns! Word travel fast in small towns! D’Anne T
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5 years ago, JKDK28
Good info, UX needs some work
Love the layout of the app and the info it provides. Very easy to navigate broadly speaking. However The recommended homes feed needs some serious work. You have to click on a home to get details before you can X it out (but apparently you can love it without going into the detailed view). There is also apparently no way to say “limit all results to less than $XXX” in the feed (Even if you already did that in your saved searches). Instead, you have to go city by city (or listing by listing?) and say limit my search results to less than dollar amount. App refreshes the page and lo and behold, another house listed above your budget just in a different city. This is annoying since if you are looking to buy a home, you probably have a set budget regardless of where you are looking. I also wish there were a way to filter homes that met certain criteria (for example school rating and whether it has a yard). Would also be nice if the app could suggest homes based on your top criteria even if that means suggesting a new city (eg, homes with a yard under $X with a school rating of >X —> have you considered )? Fix that and I think the app will be great.
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1 year ago, nikkoblue118
Needs to be fixed
I have always used Redfin for my property searching needs. It has been a favorite of mine for a few years now. However, this recent update has ruined the App for me, especially when it comes to saving/favoriting properties. I hit the heart to save, it won’t even load the list of “folders” I pre-created. So, I figure ok fine I will just hit save and it’ll go to the saved list they have. I hit “Save” and it doesn’t save. Heart doesn’t turn red and I go to my saved list to check to see if it worked and nope newly favorited property not there. I try to move a currently favorited property to a newly created list or even just delete it from the saved list altogether and I get an error that reads “Sorry Something went wrong, please try again later.” Please fix asap!! Or go back to the way it was, there was nothing wrong with how it worked before.
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5 years ago, Vixyswillie
Best Real-Time Push Notifications
Of the Redfin, Trulia, Zillow and Realtor apps, Redfin hands-down gives me the best real-time push notifications. None of the other apps can come close to touching it. Today, I received scores of “new to market,” “now pending,” “sold” and “back on market” notifications on homes for my areas of interest - all well before similar notifications from the other apps mentioned... and often not at all from them. Especially helpful are the “sold” notifications, which allow me to quickly see how the sale price of a home relates to its most recent listing price - an incredibly useful feature! Also love the “now pending” and “back on market” notifications. Keep up the fabulous work!!
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4 years ago, Whiskersdjsjs
Best App To House Hunt
I love the app! Better than all the other ones out there when searching and comparing all of your options. We actually bought and sold through Redfin as well! I use the app frequently to see how our home is increasing in value and comparing to the other homes on the market in our neighborhood. I use it almost every day, even helping friends search for homes. My only gripe, and it’s super small, is that the email updates and links that Redfin sends out is very inconsistent with opening the app vs opening a web browser when clicking on a link. It’s like it can’t recognize that the app is downloaded on my phone. Must be a bug. Other than that, I highly recommend Redfin!
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