August 29, 2016

Research Tools: Redfin Now Offers Downloadable U.S. Housing Market Data

New from Redfin, a real estate brokerage, database, and app.
From the Launch Announcement:

Redfin [recently] launched the Redfin Data Center, a free resource for downloadable housing market data.

Since Redfin is a brokerage, it has access to data from the multiple listing services (MLSs) in the areas where Redfin has agents, as well as data on the change in the number of Redfin clients requesting home tours and making offers, which no one else in the industry offers. With the launch of the Redfin Data Center, Redfin is making this data accessible to everyone.

Data Redfin Data Center Offers

Data Available in New Redfin Data Center

The Redfin Data Center can be used to create interactive dashboards that can be shared using the Tableau link or embed code, or downloaded and shared as an image or PDF. For example, a journalist could go to the Median Sale Price tab and select her metro area, as well as “National,” to compare home prices in her market to all markets Redfin covers nationwide. Then she could select the Share button to get the Tableau embed code, which she can use to publish the visualization on her own website, or she can select the Download button to download the dashboard as an image.

The Redfin Data Center is powered using technology from Tableau.

Btw, another real estate resource, Zillow, also provides some free downloadable datasets.

Direct to Redfin Data Center

Gary Price About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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