How thorough are sites like Zillow, Redfin, etc compared to MLS?

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The title pretty much says it all 

From my (limited) experience from seeing the MLS listing after seeing a property on Zillow/ Redfin/ etc. I noticed that the MLS version had more details. It wasn't that the Redfin version was not accurate as much as many more fields were missing.

Originally posted by @Russell Brazil :

redfin is probably 97% accurate. Zillow 90%

Are you saying Redfin in inaccurate or do they just not have all the details as the MLS?

I've never had Redfin be wrong about anything. 

Originally posted by @Chris Ayers :
Originally posted by @Russell Brazil:

redfin is probably 97% accurate. Zillow 90%

Are you saying Redfin in inaccurate or do they just not have all the details as the MLS?

I've never had Redfin be wrong about anything. 

 I find, and Im estimating of course, that they have inaccurate information about 3% of the time. Anytime you have one source pulling information from a database there are going to be errors. 

Russell Brazil, Real Estate Agent in Maryland (#648402), Virginia (#0225219736), District of Columbia (#SP98375353), and Massachusetts (#9​0​5​2​3​4​6)
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Redfin is a licensed brokerage in most of the market it operates in. 

Their data is pulled and refreshed directly from MLS (MRIS in my DC/MD/VA region), so it's as accurate as the listing agent enters it in the multiple listing service. 


Disclosure: I'm a licensed realtor with Redfin so I can tell you what I know from experience. 

@Bilal Badar I feel like one of the things I keep hearing is how MLS access is so great as an investor and if these sites match the MLS what exactly is the *added* benefit of the MLS when browsing for deals?

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