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Jessi, Home Buyer in Maplewood, MN

how can I figure out what the other person bid on a house for, that we liked?

Asked by Jessi, Maplewood, MN Fri May 29, 2009

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Jessi,
I'm sure you can understand why that information is kept confidential. You wouldn't want your agent sharing that info about the house you were buying. And, for the sellers, in case the deal falls apart, they don't want to tip their hand about what they would accept when entering in to new negotiations.

As Aaron says, once it closes, that information will be on public record.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat May 30, 2009
You cant. In some states there are laws against this sort of stuff. When it sells, you can see what the other person paid, but that is about it.

It protects the seller, to get them the best and highest possible offer.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 21, 2013
Jessi, that is such a great question, as a real estate investor, i would love to buy that crystal ball, however in some areas/states, they will just tell you, but should you believe? what about the agent trying to push the price higher? bid what you would be willing to pay, and if you don't get it, just don't look back, go to the next with more experience and there will always be another house for you in any market. You posted in May so might have a house already if not best o luck, no need to rush.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Aug 20, 2013
You can't really. You can ask, but an agent won't tell you. They'll tell you if you're too low, maybe, but that information is not given out by the listing agent because it probably wouldn't be in the best interest of the seller.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat May 30, 2009
Once it closes the sale will be public on tax records and available to your agent via the MLS. Prior to that it is almost always kept strictly confidential.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri May 29, 2009
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