This is a cool company whose value is becoming exceedingly apparent during this devastating housing meltdown. Redfin is a fixed-fee online real estate brokerage that will facilitate the sale of your home without raping you for the 3% seller commission. Instead, they charge a flat fee of $4,000 which saves sellers an average of $10K in broker commissions. Bricks-and-mortar realtors tend to provide an end-to-end service; they handle the entire process of selling a home, even the tasks that the homeowner is capable of doing him/herself (and yes, like lawyers, they charge you for everything). With Redfin, you manage the staging, open houses, and all showings to potential buyers. Redfin does the rest - MLS entry, professional property photographing, flyer creation, online marketing, pricing and negotiations, and of course all of the paperwork. By making selling a home more affordable, sellers can price properties more favorably to buyers, which will in turn get their homes sold that much quicker.