As a licensed brokerage, Bōde empowers users to make informed real estate decisions, leveling the playing field and revolutionizing the way real estate data is accessed and utilized.
Traditional real estate transactions have long operated in a shroud of opacity, leaving buyers and sellers with limited options beyond relying on agents and paying hefty commissions. Enter Bōde. By providing access to extensive transaction data, we are changing the game by offering a transparent and data-driven alternative.
However, challenges to data access and integrity remain an issue for the following reasons:
Despite being a licensed brokerage, we face restrictions in showing comprehensive, timely data in our tools.
Frustratingly, while agents can download and share data from broker platforms without limitations, we are not able to share the same data on our platform after ingesting the MLS data feeds.
Notable examples include restrictions imposed by all Alberta boards which limit data access to sold data in the past two years. There are no such impediments placed on agents.
RAE (the Greater Edmonton Board) hampers daily data refreshment by imposing stringent user requirements that we refuse to pass onto you (ex: forced regular password changes, mandatory phone number capture and ability to audit our user's actions as they see fit). As a result, the data is approximately two weeks out of date.
If you have any questions regarding what you're seeing (or not seeing) in our data tools, don't hesitate to reach out via the chatbot and we are happy to provide you with clarifications.