Residential Real Estate Data – Current, Complete & Compliant.
DIH offers residential real estate data sourced from local brokers and their listing services across the USA that includes:
- Listing histories
- Property characteristics
- Listing comments
The raw information is standardized, cleaned, and validated to ensure the most complete & accurate aggregated data.
Great care has been taken to ensure our data is complete, accurate, and compliant with real estate rules & regulations. You can be assured that every contract with contributing brokers and listing services has been double-checked in order to deliver a truly compliant solution. A dedicated compliance team works daily to ensure our data meets and exceeds industry security and legality.
Integrate our data into your existing valuation practices and financial decision-making workflow. Our data can help you:
- Improve your existing valuations
- Review real estate assessment data
- Fuel the most accurate analytics
- Generate automated valuation models (AVMs)
Note that you may not publicly display or resell our real estate data — it is for your internal use only.
Coverage: We currently cover approximately 90% of the USA residential real estate market, and we continue to expand our coverage.
History: Most of our data goes back as far as 2007, with some counties going back as far as the early 1990s.
Updates: Our data is updated as soon as new information becomes available. Bulk files are available for download each day from between 4:30 am – 11:30 am (New York time), depending on the amount of data licensed.
Delivery: You can receive our data in bulk files via download, S3 to S3, or request data for individual listings via API.
Pricing: Several inputs go into the pricing for our data. For example, do you want data for all available counties/states in the USA or a subset? How much history do you want? Do you want updates going forward? Contact us to learn more.
Not All Real Estate Data Solutions Are Created Equal – So Be Careful!
A multiple listing service (MLS) is a database maintained by cooperating real estate brokers to provide data about properties for sale. MLSs began in the late 1800s as a way for real estate professionals to see one another’s property listings with the goal of connecting homebuyers to sellers. Under this arrangement, both the listing and selling broker benefit by consolidating and sharing real estate data, and by sharing commissions.
Today there are over 600 MLSs in the USA who have databases of robust property information, allowing real estate professionals to see historical information, view and update listings, and see photos and commentary.
Real estate data from these listing services is widely considered the gold standard of accurate property information, but gaining access to this information is difficult for a few reasons:
- There are more than 600 databases across the nation
- Each organization maintains its database in its own way (i.e. there is no one central repository)
- Each organization has its own rules and fees associated with licensing information.
Unfortunately for financial institutions, some questionable companies masquerade as legitimate MLS-based solution providers but gather their data using unethical or illegal tactics. For example, these bad actors use computer bots or armies of humans to screen scrape data from websites. Financial institutions that use these questionably sourced data sets are opening themselves up to headline, regulatory and other types of risk in what is already a complex industry.
DIH offers a reliable, compliant real estate data solution that financial institutions, large and small, can rely upon. Great care has been taken to ensure the data is complete, accurate, and compliant with each multiple listing service’s terms and conditions.
Financial institutions rely upon DIH’s residential real estate data to fuel their decision making for several reasons:
Compliant Solution — All of our real estate data is sourced under contracts with local brokers and their listing services (not illegally scraped by bots).
Coverage — Our real estate data currently covers over 90% of the USA.
Freshness — Updates to our real estate data are made throughout the day to ensure it is as current as possible.
Quality — All of our real estate data is standardized, cleaned, and validated to ensure its accuracy and completeness.
DIH’s real estate data includes listing histories, property characteristics, listing comments, and photos.
All of our raw real estate data is sourced from local brokers and their listing services across the USA – we do scrape data from websites. The raw data is then standardized, cleaned, and validated to ensure the most complete and accurate aggregated data set. Finally, a team of data experts works very hard to ensure our real estate data is compliant with each multiple listing service’s terms and conditions.
We currently cover over 90% of the residential real estate market, and we continue to expand the data set. Our historical real estate data goes as far back as 2007, with some counties going back to the early 1990s.
We deliver the data via download in bulk files with history and daily updates or individual listings via API.
Financial institutions integrate our data into their valuation practices and financial decision-making workflow to improve their valuation products, and fuel the most accurate analytics, including automated valuation models (AVMs).
Who Can Benefit from DIH’s Real Estate Data?
A variety of financial institutions use our real estate data to fuel their workflows, including:
- Mortgage lenders & servicers
- Investment firms
- Research & analytics providers
Such firms utilize our data in various ways, especially in their research and risk management departments. They generate internal property valuations, review 3rd party valuations, and market analytics.
DIH provides its real estate data to small startups and billion-dollar financial institutions alike.
How Firms Use Our Data.
We see firms using our data to accomplish several tasks:
- Generate internal valuations of a property or portfolio of properties.
- Evaluate existing property valuations.
- Create their own products such as automated valuation models (AVMs) and real estate analytics.
- Identify potential investment properties.
Flexible Updates & Delivery.
Our data is updated on a daily basis.
You may customize our data to best suit your needs. For example, specify the counties from which you’d like to receive data, along with the number of fields.
We offer several ways to access our data:
Bulk File Download – For most of our clients, downloading our data in bulk files is most convenient. We deliver files in .CSV format via download or S3 to S3.
API – Some use cases are better suited for on-demand delivery of data for specific properties via an API.