Redfin has decided to take down the “Agent Scouting Reports” from their website. Over the last few days since the start of the program, various parts of the data have proven inaccurate and troublesome and each of these parts has been pulled down as needed. Ostensibly the w eight of trying to deal with all of it has made it more trouble than it is worth.
While many in the industry were against the Agent Scouting Reports, many welcome them as long as the data was accurate. One of the biggest problems that Redfin (or anyone assembling sales data on REALTORS for that matter) had was that the data provided by the MLS’s was inaccurate. That is not the fault of Redfin. There are simply no accurate sources of detailed sales information currently in the industry that can be relied upon to tell consumers which agent, team or brokerage is more effective than any other.