Hat tip to MDS for posting that Redfin has already shut down the agents’ scouting reports.  Check their blog; the comments from competing agents were running hot:

Scouting Report Data No Longer Available

Dear Customers,

Redfin is suspending access to Scouting Report, the online tool that publishes deal histories and performance metrics for agents across the United States. We will continue to show this information for our own agents.

Our primary reason for excluding other agents is that the data we exposed has too many inaccuracies, mostly because agents work informally in teams, or don’t formally record who represented a buyer in a deal. You can read more about the decision on our blog.

We apologize to consumers and agents alike for discontinuing the service, and hope to restore it in the coming months.

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