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Finding out the price when it's not listed

Discussion in 'General Property Chat' started by Jess Peletier, 12th Oct, 2016.

  1. Jess Peletier

    Jess Peletier Mortgage Broker - Australia Wide Business Member

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    Hi All,

    Recently there was a thread that showed a tricky way to show the price when it's not listed in the advert - from memory it may have been @Dan Donoghue who posted it? It required a few tricky keystokes and I can't for the life of me remember what they were.

    Can someone point me in the right direction please?
     
  2. zlatan9

    zlatan9 Well-Known Member

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    I think it was - if you're using Google Chrome and looking at real estate dot com,

    - click on the 3 dots on the far right next to the address bar
    - "more tools"
    - "developer tools"
    - on the top right screen, press "Ctrl-F" to get the search box
    - look for "listprice".
     
  3. Toon

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    I can't remember the thread it was on, but when you're on the web page, right click, select 'view page source' then if you're using chrome go to the right hand top corner 'customise & control button' and select 'find' then search for 'price' & tab through all the instances until you find one which will have a price range next to it.

    Hope that makes sense. I've been flogging this tip since I read it, so many ads don't show prices.
     
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  4. Gwynneth

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    I could not find this in the thread either but the trick is to right click and select view source. It will open a new tab. Ctrl+F and search for keyword listPrice
     
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    That's so much more concise than my effort.
     
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  6. Jess Peletier

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    OMG... Love this tip. I can't believe they are using CCS to hide the value.
     
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    If you're using Chrome, you can also use the Inspect tool - right click on page, select 'Inspect', then if on Mac press 'Cmd + F' or 'Ctrl + F' on PC, then search 'listprice' as previously mentioned.

    They're not using CSS to hide the value, it's actually sitting right there for the world to see in one of the script tags in the body of the HTML. Pretty funny really!
     
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  9. Raydar

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    Yet to try... I just assumed.
     
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    As I use IE it is Crlt+U to bring up source and then Crlt+F to find 'listprice'
     
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    No more "Contact Agent" This is brilliant!
     
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    Wondering the realestate.com.au knows how the internals of their website is discussed on a public forum ?
     
  15. Perthguy

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    Isn't that more for sort order than the intended sale price?

    Also in Melbourne, you need to add 20% to 30%+ to guess the intended sale price ;)
     
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    Just read help on browser on reading the source, it will be in there, search for "listprice"

    Keep in mind, the agent could put anything as it is not advertised (although that could be argued maybe), so if a place is worth 650+ they could list it as anything, 100, 300, 400 etc etc, in other words, I do not think it is any sort of reliable indicator :)
     
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  17. Jess Peletier

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    They do want it to show in the right searches though - if people are looking in the $900k+ range, you want it to show there.
     
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  18. Jerry O

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    Yes. I used this trick all the time. View Page Source then search listprice from there.
    Apparently, listing agents can't post the ad without the price. So they have to enter a price, even if its a wide price range. Then they can opt to show or not show the price. Since the search filters can affect their ad, they try to be reasonable with the price range that they enter.
     
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    You would think they would do the logical, sensible thing, but.......
     
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    If the Agent won't reveal the price in the advert I always think they are trying to hide something. I have never contacted an Agent for a price. I just move on to other properties.
     
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