It should be easy for me to look it up through the MLS system. What is the address of the property? Or, if you are working with a Buyer's Agent, you can ask them for a full market history, which will not only tell you how long it's been on the market, but if it has gone under agreement during that time, and what price changes it has gone through.
Working with a Buyer's Agent is the easiest way to get the information on specific properties. There is no charge to work with a buyers agent and that agent looks out for your best interest. Lisitng agents represent the seller and it is there duty to get the highest price for a property. A buyers agent represents you and has your interest first.
Working with a buyers agent allows you to get the information and research on all current properties and will help you to submit a fair offer on the property. It really does not matter on the time frame that a property is on the market - what matters is that a fair price is offered. If I can be of any further assistance, pleas econtac tme.
AMS, Real Estate, Westport, MA 774-264-9117
I am an agent with Prudential Prime Properties and specialize in the Worcester County area. There are many townhouses for sale in Leominster - ones in the Village of Fallbrook, Fox Meadow, Applewood Condos, Wildwood, Litchfield Gardens, etc. plus some half duplexes as well. If you can give me the address or MLS number of the property you're interested in, I'd be happy to work with you and get you in to see the property and/or get you any information you're asking for on Trulia.
I can also help you set up a saved search for the type of properties you're interested in, so let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you.
Prudential Prime Properties
Recognize, though, that days on market isn't always an accurate indicator of a good value or a poor value. If it's a really good value, then of course it's likely to go under contract quickly. Longer days on market--in traditional markets--generally meant the home was overpriced. And, in many cases, that's still true. However, it might be a very good value for you, yet still have a long DOM. Or, in today's market, it could mean that the home simply doesn't show well and while the fixes wouldn't be expensive or time-consuming, buyers are just skipping past it. Or, in a lot of areas (such as townhouse complexes) there really may be two markets: (1) the short sales and foreclosures, and (2) the others (the "traditional" sales). Example: In an area in Northern Virginia, some townhouses (3 bed/1.5 baths) had sold for about $350,000 at the peak of the market. Back in January and February, the only homes on the market were foreclosures at about $70,000. There were no "traditional" sales. The foreclosures have gone up in price to about $125,000, and some people who'd bought years earlier have theirs on the market for maybe $175,000. So, you've got two markets now--$125,000 for foreclosures and $175,000 for the others--and two very different DOMs.
That's a long way of saying that while DOM is something you should know, it's not really the primary determinant on what your offer should be. Pay closer attention to the comps, and to whether you really want the place and would be happy living there.
Hope that helps.