- 5.0Sep 25, 2023RealtorCurrent Employee
loved the freedom on my calendar and flex time
very little opportunity for promotion from AA to other position
- 2.0Sep 20, 2023Lead AgentFormer Employee, more than 5 years
In previous years, prior to 2023, the pay can exceed an average traditional agent's pay. Now in 2023 it will likely take a decade before that pay is realized again - if ever - due to the economy, industry and changing company Agent goals. Benefits are above average (medical/dental/vision/401K).
Pay comes at an *extreme* personal cost. Be prepared to lose all work/life balance as "good pay" at Redfin means quadrupling an average Agent's amount of sales. High volume = higher pay. Agents are on-call 7 days a week, every day of the year - inclusive of nights, weekends, holidays and vacations. There are no days off and Mgmt nor Corporate will address this. Top-level Mgmt requires you be available at all times since you are in "sales," meaning customers are welcomed to phone/text/email you at all hours. Your response times are critical to your company-induced metrics and public-facing customer service reviews, which is tied to your pay. Agents that succeed financially at Redfin are those willing to be available 12+ hours a day, at all times. They'll make the sacrifice for the potential pay, though Agent pay capability has now declined with recent changing company goals and the overall market. It's a very, very hard life to sustain. I did it for years with success; however, I lost out on an incredible amount of life. I cannot stress enough for someone to understand this prior to going into it; you will suffer mentally and physically at many points.20