Wednesday, November 22, 2006

My Interview at Redfin

I recently interviewed for a Real Estate Agent position at Redfin, an Internet based discount brokerage here in Seattle. I met with Allie Howard, Manager of Washington Operations and Rob McGarty, Manager of West Coast Operations. My already high opinion of Redfin has gone up another notch after meeting these two wonderful people.

Allie and Rob were relaxed, positive, and sharp people. They interviewed me by truly getting to know me - allowing me to express my passions and experiences freely. They shared their vision and passion for Redfin and helping real estate consumers as well. As I left our meeting, I knew that despite if I get hired or not, I had found an ally in the real estate industry.

It wasn't just Allie and Rob that impressed me either. Aime Cook, Redfin's Recruiting Director was incredibly responsive in communicating with me and giving me feedback on the interview. Another Redfin employee (please forgive me I forgot her name) even recognized me from my blogging. The whole company truly felt like a community.

I am hopeful of receiving this position. I know they have some more interviews to complete, and it will be at least a week before I hear back.

Redfin has the feeling like "Something big is going to happen." I wonder if this is what Google felt like in 1998, or Microsoft in 1988? I am hoping to be on the ground level of this amazing company.

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