Sweetly Dig Into Redfin’s Local Stats

I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend. I spent mine lying on the couch, mewling like a sick kitten, but that’s neither here nor there.

I was a Redfin addict before I was an employee, and sometimes I forget that there’s a lot of stuff on our site that not everybody knows about. Some of these are big things, like the fact that we’re a real live brokerage with real live agents. Others are a bit nittier and grittier, like the sheer number of different ways we try to slice and dice data to share with anyone who wants it.

Example: Our San Diego neighborhoods and zip codes page (or see other cities in SoCal). This page doesn’t get an awful lot of traffic, but it should, because it’s just obscenely useful. It basically shows you the median list price, median price per square footsale-to-list percentage, and number of homes for sale in the entire local area, broken down both by neighborhood name and by zip code.

You can also sort this information by any of the above columns; if you want to see every neighborhood sorted by sale-to-list percentage, just click on that column header and the data will re-sort.

And if you click on any of the neighborhood names or zip codes, we’ll show you another page with information specific to that area, including:

  • New homes for sale
  • Upcoming open houses
  • Price-reduced homes
  • Recently-sold homes
  • Most expensive homes
  • Least expensive homes
  • And most popular (on Redfin) homes

This neighborhood/zip code profile page also gives you trend charts and graphs that you can customize and even import to your own website or blog,  links to related forums posts, comparisons with other nearby areas, and profiles of area schools.

If you haven’t seen these pages, you should check them out. And if you’re already using them, you should drop us a line below to let us know what you think of them. Ideas and suggestions are always welcome! (Cruel, cutting remarks are not particularly welcome, but are taken with a stiff upper lip.)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MPBSPF42X22T4UAL3YFHLWMKUQ SDNC Home Hunter

    I didn't even know this feature was there! Had I known, heck ya, I would have visited often. But how does one get to this info? It might be helpful if you put it in one of the primary navigation menus-or maybe it's there and just named something that I didn't understand.

  • BryanHowell

    Hi SDNC-HH: I agree, it can be a little tricky to find this page. We always try to find the right balance between making everything easily available through the menus and making the menus so huge that they'd be unusable. I suspected a lot of readers didn't know about these pages, so I thought I'd try to give them a little spotlight.

    The links are up in the blog post above, but here's the direct link to the SD-area page for your bookmarks:

    http://www.redfin.com/neighbor

    (lemme know if you want any other specific ones, and I'll try to find them for you. I'll pass along your feedback about our menus)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MPBSPF42X22T4UAL3YFHLWMKUQ SDNC Home Hunter

    One other question-our market is SD North County. Is there similar community data available for other SD County areas? Say for example Bressi Ranch (not where we're looking but the first one I could think of). BTW-Stephanie has been beyond fantastic moving our offer into FINALLY an accepted offer (after a year of looking-only last couple months with Redfin), and Reina-wonderful showing homes.

  • BryanHowell

    Hmm — looks like my reply to SDNC got deleted. Let me try again, and apologies if I end up repeating myself!

    SDNC, you should be able to go to our search map and type the name of a neighborhood to zoom in on that area, including Bressi Ranch as an example. Once you do that, you should see a little results box in the top left corner of the search map. In the bottom of that little search results box, you should see a button that says “Bressi Ranch stats & trends”

    If you click on that button, it will take you here: http://www.redfin.com/neighbor

    This should work for pretty much any zip code or neighborhood in a Redfin-serviced market! Let me know if you run into any trouble.

    (And it's great to hear about your experience with Stephanie! Congrats on the accepted offer!)