Important Notice to Seattle Area Redfin Users

From noon on Tuesday, May 4th until noon on Thursday, May 6th, the Multiple Listing Service that provides listings from all the brokerages in the Seattle area (NWMLS) will be upgrading its system to better service its broker members and their customers. NWMLS aggregates listing information for the websites of all Seattle-area real estate brokerages. No local agents or real estate brokerages will be able to post new listings or change existing listings between noon on May 4th and noon on May 6th.

Redfin draws most Seattle-area listings from the NWMLS that all brokers use to list homes and record transactions, which is one reason our site offers Seattle’s most comprehensive and up-to-date real estate search. But we also get for-sale-by-owner and bank-owned listings from other sources; those feeds will update normally. For two days, Redfin will not get any updates on broker-listed properties:

  • No new for-sale home listings from brokers will appear on, or any other local brokerage site.
  • You won’t receive a listing alert with any updates from homes listed on the NWMLS.
  • Changes in status, such as a home going from Active to Pending, will not appear on listings.
  • New open-house notifications will not appear on listings.
  • All listings already on will remain on our site.
  • For customers selling a home through Redfin, we will be unable to post listings during this time. We will be able to post your listing before May 4th or after May 6th.

We’ll be working hard to get our listings updated as soon as NWMLS completes the system upgrade. While we’re not anticipating any problems, we’ll let you know immediately if there is any delay in our ability to update listings.