Posted by Bill Mooney on November 02, 1998 at 22:53:02:
Don’t make this that difficult.
Drive the area. Take down numbers off Realtor for-sale signs and call up the realtor. Ask them how they arrived at the asking price (which sales did they use) and take down the information.
Let them know you are looking at a property to buy in the area and want to know if it is the right price. Don’t let them know the address…they’ll be your competition. Let them know you might be reselling and are looking for an agressive realtor.
Don’t forget to get the MLS listing sheets. They disclose good information like how long the comparables took to sell, condition, amenities etc.