Six things to know about the real-estate company Redfin before it goes public

Redfin Corp. is ready to test its online-offline business model, which combines modern technology with a corps of traditional real-estate agents, on Wall Street.

The Seattle-based Redfin RDFN, +0.00% has filed for a public offering raising up to $100 million, which is likely a placeholder sum, and has not yet specified the number of shares it plans to offer. The company has applied to list its common stock on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “RDFN,” with Goldman Sachs GS, +0.33% and Allen & Co. listed as the lead underwriters on the offering.

Here are six things to know about the company — which enables home shoppers to browse online listings on the Redfin.com site and then book an agent to bring them to see desired properties — as it prepares to go public:

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