Redfin partners with security giant ADT for program that lets buyers tour homes without an agent

 Redfin partners with security giant ADT for program that lets buyers tour homes without an agent
Redfin’s Direct Access program enables buyers to tour a home by unlocking the door via an app and connected smart lock. (Redfin Photo)

Tech tools such as video tours have increasingly helped power real estate transactions during the pandemic, decreasing the need for face-to-face interactions. Redfin will now build on its tech offerings by partnering with security company ADT to monitor homes in the real estate brokerage company’s Direct Access program, which enables buyers to tour homes without an agent.

Redfin announced the partnership Wednesday, along with a rollout of the Direct Access program to new markets. Direct Access was launched in 2020 in 13 markets in California, Nevada and Texas, and will now be available in 22 markets nationwide, including Seattle, Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.

Direct Access enables buyers to unlock a smart lock on a vacant home with an app after completing an…

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