With some exceptions you can also find out what the owner paid for the place, whether there is a mortgage, how much is the mortgage, whether there are building department permits pending on the place...a lot of things.
The best databases charge rather high subscription fees for this kind of in-depth information. I pay those fees so I can provide this kind of data to my buyer-clients.
I would only add that "time on market," by itself, may not be too meaningful.
Often buyers assume if it's been on the market a long time, the seller must be desperate, or the apartment must be a problem property, and a killer deal is possible. In many cases none of that is true. Apartments can sit on the market because there is tenant in place, or a college age child who is taking longer than expected to move out, or because the seller needed to find another property to buy first, or because the seller has deep pockets and is waiting for the price.......among many, many other reasons.
Again, if I can help, give me a shout.
Karla Harby, VP
Charles Rutenberg Realty NYC
In addition, working with a skilled agent will streamline your search, give you the benefit of having a skilled negotiator working for you, and navigating you through your transaction.
Halstead Property, LLC
If you should need any help in this regards, please feel free to call upon my services, I have represented buyers since 2001 and purchased 2 co-ops myself over the last 10 years.
All the Best
Senior V.P, Residential Sale and Leasing
Christopher Stokes Moseley
Senior Vice President
Licensed Real Estate Broker
John Speaks Bond New York 917-697-6035 (P) firstname.lastname@example.org (W) email@example.com
As a senior broker with Halstead Property and a member of The Real Estate Board Of New York (REBNY), I work with all buildings in the city at the various available price points and with the other brokerage firms, too. I can show you all apartments listed with other agents, both here at Halstead and with other firms. Note that as a buyer there is no charge to you for my services and I can save you considerable time and money.
It would be a pleasure to be of service.
Senior Vice President
Halstead Property LLC
831 Broadway, New York, NY 10003