How to Scrape Redfin: Using Code and No Code Approaches

This article outlines a few methods to scrape Redfin. This could effectively export Redfin data to Excel or other formats for easier access and use.

There are two methods to scrape Redfin:

  1. Scraping Redfin in Python or JavaScript
  2. Using the ScrapeHero Cloud, Redfin Scraper, a no-code tool

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Building a Redfin scraper in Python/JavaScript to extract

In this section, we will guide you on how to scrape Redfin using either Python or JavaScript. We will utilize the browser automation framework called Playwright to emulate browser behavior in our code.

One of the key advantages of this approach is its ability to bypass common blocks often put in place to prevent scraping. However, familiarity with the Playwright API is necessary to use it effectively.

Here are the steps to scrape Redfin data using Playwright:

Step 1: Choose either Python or JavaScript as your programming language.

Step 2: Install Playwright for your preferred language:

Step 3: Write your code to emulate browser behavior and extract the desired data from Redfin using the Playwright API. You can use the code provided below:

This code shows how to scrape Redfin using the Playwright library in Python and JavaScript.
The corresponding scripts have two main functions, namely:

  1. run function: This function takes a Playwright instance as an input and performs the scraping process. The function launches a Chromium browser instance, navigates to Redfin, fills in a search query, clicks the search button, and waits for the results to be displayed on the page.
    The data_to_save function is then called to extract the listing details and store the data in a data.json file.
  2. data_to_save function: This function takes a Playwright page object as input and returns a list of dictionaries containing listing details. The details include each listing’s price, specifications and address.

Finally, the main function uses the async_playwright context manager to execute the run function. A JSON file containing the listings of the Redfin script you just executed would be created.

Step 4: Run your code and collect the scraped data from Redfin.

Using No-Code Redfin Scraper by ScrapeHero Cloud

The Redfin Scraper by ScrapeHero Cloud is a convenient method for scraping housing data from Redfin. It provides an easy, no-code method for scraping real estate data, making it accessible for individuals with limited technical skills.

This section will guide you through the steps to set up and use the Redfin scraper.

  1. Sign up or log in to your ScrapeHero Cloud account.
  2. Go to the Redfin Scraper by ScrapeHero Cloud in the marketplace.
    Note: The ScrapeHero Cloud’s Redfin Scraper falls under the premium scrapers category that does not include a free tier. To access this scraper, the user should be subscribed to a paid plan.
  3. Add the scraper to your account. (Don’t forget to verify your email if you haven’t already.)
  4. You need to add the search results URL for a particular location to start the scraper. If it’s just a single query, enter it in the field provided and choose the number of pages to scrape.
    For instance, if you have to scrape all the listings from Washington, DC copy the URL:To scrape redfin using ScrapeHero Cloud, first input the location of choice in the search field of redfinto scrape Redfin using ScrapeHero Cloud- copy the Search results URL and paste it in the input field of the scraper
  5. To scrape results for multiple queries, switch to Advance Mode, and in the Input tab, add the search results URL to the SearchQuery field and save the settings.
  6. To start the scraper, click on the Gather Data button.
  7. The scraper will start fetching data for your queries, and you can track its progress under the Jobs tab.
  8. Once finished, you can view or download the data from the same.
  9. You can also export the Redfin data into an Excel spreadsheet from here. Click on the Download Data, select “Excel,” and open the downloaded file using Microsoft Excel.

Uses cases of Redfin Data

If you’re unsure as to why you should scrape Redfin, here are a few use cases where this data would be helpful:

Real-Time Price Assessment

Redfin data enables the collection of historical factors such as the age, condition, and location of properties. This enables both buyers and sellers to access dynamic pricing models, making their decisions more accurate and timely.

Efficient Buyer-Seller Pairing

Utilize Redfin’s database to align buyers with properties that match their criteria, like budget and desired location. This targeted approach conserves time and resources for real estate professionals.

Pulse on Market Trends

Redfin data can reveal emerging popular neighborhoods, essential amenities, and the impact of demographics on property values. Businesses can adapt more rapidly to market changes by staying informed.

Predictive Investment and Development

Scraping Redfin helps in identifying patterns influenced by factors like local policies and economic conditions. This predictive analysis enables investors and developers to focus on areas with growth potential.

Cost-Effective Construction

Data from Redfin allows real estate companies to smartly manage land acquisition and construction expenses. Insight into property and material costs leads to better financial decisions in development projects.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Redfin scraping refers to extracting real estate data from the real estate listings available on This process allows for systematically collecting housing data displayed on this prominent online platform.

To extract data from Redfin, you can either manually build a scraper using Python, JavaScript,etc., or you can use a pre-built scraper like the Redfin Scraper from ScrapeHero Cloud

You can build a scraper or use a pre-built Redfin Scraper to extract housing data and gather multiple data fields from the search results page on

No, Redfin does not have an API that you can use to gather publicly available data on their website, but you can use a Redfin Scraper to do the same.

Legality depends on the legal jurisdiction, i.e., laws specific to the country and the locality. Gathering or scraping publicly available information is not illegal.
Generally, Web scraping is legal if you are scraping publicly available data.
Please refer to our Legal Page to learn more about the legality of web scraping.

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