Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)


Cover - USD ($)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2020
Feb. 10, 2021
Jun. 30, 2020
Cover [Abstract]      
Document Type 10-K    
Document Annual Report true    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2020    
Document Transition Report false    
Entity File Number 001-38160    
Entity Registrant Name Redfin Corporation    
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE    
Entity Tax Identification Number 74-3064240    
Entity Address, Address Line One 1099 Stewart Street    
Entity Address, Address Line Two Suite 600    
Entity Address, City or Town Seattle    
Entity Address, State or Province WA    
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 98101    
City Area Code (206)    
Local Phone Number 576-8333    
Title of 12(b) Security Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share    
Trading Symbol RDFN    
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ    
Entity Well Known Seasoned Issuer Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes    
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer    
Entity Small Business false    
Entity Emerging Growth Company false    
Entity Shell Company false    
Entity Public Float     $ 4,018,176,739
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   103,206,434  
Documents Incorporated by Reference The portions of the registrant's proxy statement to be filed in connection with the registrant’s 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders that are responsive to the disclosure required by Part III of Form 10-K are incorporated by reference into Part III of this Form 10-K.    
Entity Central Index Key 0001382821    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2020    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Amendment Flag false