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Redfin.com’s Glenn Kelman comes to Scottsdale to beard the MLS lion.

Redfin.com CEO Glenn Kelman is in Scottsdale today and tomorrow for the MLSCOVE Conference, a gathering of MLS executives from all over the country.

Glenn made time for Cathleen and me this morning, buying us breakfast and regaling us with stories of the not-always-smooth path Redfin is traveling.

In real life, the man has a sweet and gentle — even beatific — nature. We saw this when he spoke at the first BloodhoundBlog Unchained event, winning a hostile audience over with a quiet, unaffected honesty.

That shone through again this morning, and, allowing time for Glenn’s son and our pets, we spent most of our time talking about real estate marketing issues: REOs versus short sales, new builds versus resale, the prospects for recovery, etc.

It’s funny, actually, to talk this way, because Glenn Kelman is a star in the real estate firmament, but in person he is fun and personable and very empathetic. Whatever our past differences, I respect and admire what he has been able to achieve with Redfin in such a short time. It was an honor to be able to spend some time with him.

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    1. Tom Johnson February 1st, 2010 10:15 pm

      Glenn Kelman=Class Act. He won me over with his gallant defense of “Barbie”.

      Since the NAR is into the RPR for $20 mill already, I wonder what the RPR stop loss “in for a penny in for a pound” hospitality suite is like?

    2. Glenn Kelman February 1st, 2010 11:21 pm

      Greg, Cathleen (and Tom) you are too kind, far too kind. The pleasure was all mine, really. I liked hearing about the scorpions and the feral cats and I didn’t know that Hercules dog had a name… suffice it to say that it was fun to talk to you, as always…