Posted by Tom Brown on November 17, 1998 at 13:26:56:
For a non agent, that could be tough. The expired listings are kept in the MLS system for a period of time, but getting a Realtor to give you a list would be tough, since many of them use the list to prospect for listings.( Don’t give me any ethical arguments, I know it is done.) I have managed to get a list from time to time, so give it a try, you never know until you ask.
If you could get a copy of one of the outdated printed versions of the MLS for your area, you might could use it to find some prospects. You could also keep an eye on properties in your area that have been listed with a Realtor. Watch for the yard sign to disappear.
Expired listings happen to be one of those things that are very hard to find for a non-agent without a lot of hunting.