Where can I find old real estate listings online?
September 25, 2011 5:47 PM Subscribe
Is there any way to find old real estate listings on the internet, searching by address--ones that have already sold, expired, or been withdrawn?
posted by HotToddy to computers & internet (7 answers total)
I am on the hunt for a new house with certain hard-to-find characteristics in my area. I have reached the point in my search where I am going to have to find the house that I want and approach the owners about selling. This process would be greatly aided by being able to see previous listings for likely properties. I have a great agent who has been sending me some listings that were pulled for various reasons, but I want to be able to do more of this type of searching than I feel comfortable asking her to do.
When I type the address of a current listing into the Google search bar, I get hits for that listing from all the real estate agencies in town. But when I type the address of a house that I know has been recently listed but no longer is on the market, I get nothing. Why aren't these listings cached? Or are they? Is there any way to see them?