Redfin differentiates itself from other real estate websites by its Maps-centric interface, which the company believes makes it easier for buyers to find homes for sale.

increase in completed Maps-based home searches
10 million
unique visitors per month on website
$25 billion
closed in home sales since launch
"Our customers and agents rely on our technology, so we need to create reliable and efficient tools that help streamline the buying and selling process. Google Maps has helped us do that with its maps, searching and other tools like traffic navigation."

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Redfin launched as a real estate brokerage in 2006, with the mission to redefine real estate in the customer’s favor. Unlike traditional real estate brokerages, Redfin real estate agents are paid based on customer satisfaction, not just commission, so the agent’s and client’s interests are aligned. At launch, Redfin “hand-stitched” its maps together for its website at launch, but as a a technology-powered real estate brokerage, they quickly realized they needed to scale the solution.


Redfin developed location-centric website and mobile app, using Google Maps APIs to help buyers find houses in specific locations. Redfin also allows users to search for houses based on places-of-interest, such as a park or a landmark. They can also find houses for sale in specific neighborhoods by drawing a polygon on a map and then searching within that area. When it's time for users to tour properties, Redfin also helps users estimate the time it takes to drive between homes.

Lợi ích

  • Redfin has developed an easier way for people to buy and sell houses, from finding the right homes in their desired neighborhoods, to tours and open house visits, as well as comparable home pricing
  • The map-centric real estate search website and mobile apps have attracted more than 10 million unique visitors per month
  • The successful brokerage has closed more than $25 billion in home sales
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APIs used

Millions of apps and sites use Google Maps APIs to benefit from a powerful mapping platform. Discover which set of APIs Redfin has used to create their website and mobile application:


Google Maps Distance Matrix API

Accurately estimate the time it will take to drive between homes


API mã hóa địa lý Google Maps

Accurately identify locations


Google Maps Javascript API

Build the web interface


API Android Google Maps

Mobile app for Android users


Dịch vụ web API Google Địa điểm

Search places and locations


API Google Địa điểm dành cho Android

Search places and locations

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