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Redfin suspends agent reports in three more markets

Data licensing issues in play in SF East Bay, Sacramento, and Washington D.C.

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Virtual office website (VOW) operator Redfin's decision to publish agent performance data gleaned from multiple listing services has revealed issues surrounding the reporting of sold data to MLSs that could complicate the brokerage's stated goal of providing more transparency to consumers.The Seattle-based brokerage continues to grapple with accuracy and data licensing issues after launching its agent Scouting Reports Thursday in 14 markets and part of Atlanta.On Friday, Redfin announced it had suspended publication of the reports in Phoenix over accuracy concerns, and in Washington D.C. over licensing issues. Today, Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman said the technology-based brokerage had also suspended the reports in the East Bay of San Francisco, Sacramento, and Atlanta."In Washington DC and the East Bay of San Francisco, our data partners have asked for a more careful review process," Kelman said in a blog post. "We are suspending access to the Scouting Report in these areas u...