RealtyTrac has removed all neighborhood information from the for-sale listing pages of its consumer portal just weeks after announcing that it had added data on unpalatable neighborhood characteristics to its listings. RealtyTrac made the adjustment last week after deciding that separating hyperlocal neighborhood data from data that originates on multiple listing services was the “most responsible way to handle the data” and “respectful of all stakeholders involved” in the real estate industry, according to RealtyTrac Vice President Daren Blomquist. Among other reasons, the company said that it removed the data out of sensitivity to MLSs, some of which have rules that prohibit displaying their listings next to non-MLS data if the listings are sourced from an MLS' Internet dat...
Mar 4, 2014 by Teke Wiggin
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