David Myers' article (Why Home Price Numbers Don't Add Up" April 23) was a disservice to those who collect and interpret real estate data, as well as to the public, which relies on this information to make a more informed sale or purchase.
The implication that home sales and price data provided by the California Assn. of Realtors (CAR) is less accurate than other sources because our numbers do not include all the home transactions is not an accurate assessment.
In attempting to analyze trends of any type, it is not necessary to survey an entire population. To suggest that surveys that claim to do so are more accurate, or that the size of the survey sample is inadequate for proper statistical analysis, is simply incorrect.
The further suggestion by unnamed "experts" that less-than-all-inclusive numbers may be causing business and government leaders to make faulty decisions is patently absurd.