Now We're Showing More Homes for Sale, Even Faster!

Redfin’s database of homes for sale just got more comprehensive and faster in the greater LA area. Before, we got homes for sale directly from CLAW, which serves Los Angeles County, and MRMLS, which serves the Inland Empire and the South Bay. Now, we get those listings even faster from CARETS, (California Real Estate Technology Services), a larger database of Southern California Multiple Listing Services that real estate brokers use to list homes for sale.

Here’s what changed:

  • Updated on the hour, every hour: We get updated listings from CLAW every hour. Before, we only could update them once a day.
  • More homes for sale: We just added 145 more listings from CLAW and 217 more from MRMLS that we previously couldn’t show. There’s one catch: to see all the details for these homes for sale, MLS rules require that you sign in with a Redfin account or register with a verified email address before we can show you all the information.
  • More amenities: Before, we couldn’t tell you whether the home has wood floors, if there’s a fireplace, whether the kitchen’s got marble counters. Now we can show all these details.

We plan on switching over even more Southern California MLS’s in the near future.

Questions about the updates? Just comment below or ask a question in our website forum.

  • Sam Patell

    Looking for single family home up to 400K in northridge, porter ranch, granada hills,sherman aoks, encino

  • hijab

    I sent many houses from redfin to my agent but they say that they are already sold pr have back up offers in other words they are not available,which means that they are not updated. I rely on redfin so much that I always send new properties from the redfin listing.

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  • jas

    Well I’m seeing the geographical area that I’m interested in is slowly having new popups. It has been getting rather depressing, hope for a change.

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