Over the weekend Urban Turf broke the news that we had the White House listed for sale. The news was subsequently picked up by Gawker, Slashdot and NBC Washington.
Of course the White House is not for sale, and if it were, $10 million would be a steal!
So how did the White House end up for sale on Redfin?
At Redfin we want to show all the homes for sale. So in addition to showing you homes for sale from MRIS, the MLS in DC, we also get for sale by owner homes for sale from Zillow, ForSaleByOwner.com and Oodle. Oodle in turn pulls for sale by owner homes from a number of different sources. Turns out one of those sources, Owners.com, shows the White House listed for sale. When we found out that we received this home for sale from Owners.com via Oodle we removed the listing from Redfin.
Our data team is obsessive about showing correct information; if you ever see something that doesn’t look right please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll take a look.