Ways to get COMPs on the web - Posted by Mark

Posted by Stacy (AZ) on May 16, 1999 at 23:51:56:

First American Real Estate Solutions is a company that provides access to county tax records via online connection or through monthly CD-ROMs sent to you. There is also a powerful program that comes with the service that allows you to do sophisticated searches, such as finding out-of-state owners, finding a certain type of trust deed, performing comps, mapping properties on street or plat maps, etc. It isn’t cheap, but it’s worth every cent if you are going to be doing deals every month (in my opinion).

There are other services like this, such as dataquick. You can get more information by looking on their web-site, and then speaking to a sales rep. The office nearest you is listed at the following URL:

http://www.firstam.com/faf/html/corpdir/html/mires.html

I’m not affiliated with them, but I just started using their service, and I’m VERY impressed. This CD contains ALL sales data for my county, not just the Realtor sales data that you find in the MLS. This is a service that caters to professional Real Estate businesses…title companies, forclosure listing services, appraisers, etc.

Stacy

Ways to get COMPs on the web - Posted by Mark

Posted by Mark on May 16, 1999 at 21:49:26:

Is there a way to get COMPs without going to a Real Estate Agent. I am looking for recently sold homes and their sell prices in the Dallas Market. It would be great if I could go on the web and this infomration without hitting up my agent every time. Any ideas?

Comps in Texas - Posted by MarkHOUTX

Posted by MarkHOUTX on May 16, 1999 at 23:13:04:

Mark, Texas is a closed state meaning that “sale” prices are not recorded at the courthouse. Therefore, comps have to come from the realtor’s MLS system. These 2 companies have access to the MLS and have products to provide comps in Texas.

Try The Real Estate Almanac at www.realdata.NET
or
Try Baca Landata at www.hcad.com

Baca requires you to be an affiliate member of the local Realtor’s Board, so its more expensive.
I use The Real Estate Almanac’s product, I have not used Baca’s product so I can’t compare on value. I just know that Baca was more expensive and had more hoops to jump through.

Re: Ways to get COMPs on the web - Posted by Stacy (AZ)

Posted by Stacy (AZ) on May 16, 1999 at 22:35:48:

You can read my response to a similar question at the following URL:

http://www.creonline.com/wwwboard/messages/24730.html

In addition, there are a few sites on the web where you can buy comps, but be careful. There’s not a lot of information provided, and the homes should be checked further to see what condition they were in before you use the prices given.

$15 at the following address:

https://propval.iown.com/secure/Appraise.dll/start?center=BuyersCenter&source=BuyersCenter

$10 (last time I checked) at the following address. look under home valuation. I think this is the better of the two.

www.experian.com

Also, a free, but very scant report can be had at:

I think there’s another online site, but someone else will have to give the address. I have received the American Real Estate Solutions information I referred to in my previous post, and am astounded at how useful and complete the information is. I highly recommend it if you are serious about this business.
Stacy

Re: Ways to get COMPs on the web - Posted by Mark

Posted by Mark on May 16, 1999 at 22:52:39:

What is “American Real Estate Solution”. Is it a web site, service, etc. Do you have more information on this (cost, etc). Thanks

Mark

Re: Correction, and another site - Posted by Stacy (AZ)

Posted by Stacy (AZ) on May 16, 1999 at 22:47:50:

Here’s another site that gives online home valuations. the same warning holds true here, as well. Check-out the properties to be sure the numbers given apply to your subject property.

http://www.search3.knowx.com/infoam/infoam.exe?form=realprop_options.htm

I guess experian is reworking their site. Here’s the link that used to work:

http://www.experian.com/home.html

Stacy