Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Even Better...not JUST DENVER!

The stats everyone is quoting as gospel from Metrolist, the Denver MLS service, are based upon statewide data, not Denver data. As an example the 15,302 active residential listings at the end of August include the Pikes Peak MLS (Colorado Springs) and Boulder MLS listings, two areas just a little seperated from DENVER. The real number for metro Denver is more on the order of 12,840, but no one knows for sure as Metrolist has not defined their core area of business as metro Denver. 90% of their data is from that demographic, but there is no "metro Denver in their searches. Gotta love an outfit that grabs data from all over and then , by default, it assumed that it is local data only. Therefore, understand that any data you see coming from Metrolist could be off by as much as 16-17%. Could that change a perspective or 2?
So I guess the purpose of this post is:
Be careful what dat you rely on.

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