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Redfin makes agent performance data available in 14 markets

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Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct a description of NeighborCity.com's coverage area.Technology-based brokerage Redfin says it's making performance data on 1 million real estate agents in 14 major metropolitan areas available to consumers, including how many homes agents have sold and how often they represented buyers in the last three years.The data, culled from multiple listing services that Redfin belongs to, maps the locations of homes sold, and provides pictures of the homes, the average number of price drops for each listing sold, median sale price, and the range of prices."We released this so folks could get the facts about their agent, and make fact-based decisions about whom to use to sell their house," said Matt Goyer, the brokerage's director of online marketing, in an email. "We think more will use Redfin agents."There were also other motivations for making the data available, Goyer said."What we tell ourselves here every day is t...