How to find listing date & Assorted questions?

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  1. Mark0001

    Mark0001 Member

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    HI All,

    I've searched the forum but can't seem to find the answers to my questions,
    Looking at buying but have limited funds (around $750k budget) & trying to get into Melb South East With the current market I was thinking about waiting a couple of months then putting a few lowball offers in on a places that would normally be a little bit outside my budget.

    So I'm hoping someone can help with advising;
    1. How do you find the date a property is listed?
    2. How do you find the recent sale price i.e. the 6 most recent sales in Paskdale don't have the price. https://www.realestate.com.au/sold/...?activeSort=solddate&includeSurrounding=false
    Or do I just need to ring the agents ?
    3. What sites do you use for finding a property ? I'm currently using realeastate.com.au
    4. Are agents still obligated to present all offers to the vendors ?

    Thanks for the help.

    Cheers
    Mark
     
  2. Property Twins

    Property Twins Mortgage Brokers & Buyers Agents Business Member

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    Pricefinder or RP data will have days on the market. You will need to get a subscription for those... unless someone here has an alternate recommendation.
     
  3. Biggbird

    Biggbird Well-Known Member

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    I find that often Domain has the date of first listing in very fine print somewhere on the page. I often have to scroll around for a while to find it. Sometimes I can't find it though, which is weird.

    Regarding the contact agent business, yep, you're gonna have to give them a call in my experience. If you wait for long enough (2-3 months), the prices will be available via Domain, Propertyvalue, Onthehouse etc, but it won't help you in the short term.

    Best of luck!
     
  4. noobinator

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    1. Domain.com.au and realestate.com.au publish this data on the ad for each house, typically. For example, see the below image taken from a Domain lisitng, taken from here: 5 Hotham Street, Seddon VIC 3011 | Domain
    upload_2020-5-17_21-37-58.png
    Domain also include that same text for sold houses, eg: Sold 7 Ridge Road, Oak Park VIC 3046 on 08 May 2020 - 2016218633 | Domain
    upload_2020-5-17_21-39-48.png

    These links may also be helpful for you, to ascertain historical prices:
    PriceData.Properties
    Old Real Estate Listings

    2. The agents may not tell you the price. A trick, though slightly technical, is to run a search of sold results from Domain. Then you manually can edit the URL to manipulate the price range and narrow down a result.
    EG. Simply looking for all sold results in Seddon under $1.1 mill
    671 Properties Sold & Auction Results in Seddon, VIC, 3011 | Domain
    upload_2020-5-17_21-44-43.png
    Shows this house from Biggin Scott where they chose not to disclose a sold price. By manually changing the sold price range I can narrow down the sold price to a small range. In this case, I manually changed the URL to a price range of 1.095mill to 1.095mill and it's the only result left, confirming it sold for exactly 1.095mill:
    1 Property Sold & Auction Results in Seddon, VIC, 3011 | Domain
    upload_2020-5-17_21-50-20.png

    Good luck with your house search!
     
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  5. olofmeister

    olofmeister Active Member

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    domain will show original listed price and date for a bit on a property report even after it's sold
    most statements of info can still be recovered
    i focking hate realestate.com because it annoyingly redirects you when you try to use google cache on it but a quick anti-redirect script should do the trick to find the old listing
     
  6. Biggbird

    Biggbird Well-Known Member

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    Thanks @noobinator, I had forgotten there was some way to search for sold prices via Domain, and I didn't know how to do it quite so effectively either. Great post!