Regarding, "From Flips to Flops" [Pipeline Column, April 22], we strongly disagree with the assertion that broker price opinions are unreliable for short sale or loan modification purposes.

First, the issue is about the collection and analysis of data — not just who gathers the data. In today's complex world, technology allows us to gather and assimilate data quickly and efficiently. The accurate and efficient collection and analysis of real estate data is what lenders and investors are demanding.

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