The answer to your question is easy... Many "counties" have websites which contain "public access" information on home sales and other information about the home...this county information is usually found in the "tax" section. You could start there... However, a good Realtor should be able to "pull up" the comparables for you provided those listings were sold utilizing the local MLS system... And, you could always "knock" on a few doors and ask the new owners?
Hope this helps...
John Becker / Bald Head
As Dan noted, your agent will be able to provide a list of comparable sales. If you can, drive by them, and see how they compare. Often the listings will have interior photos, so you can get a sense of what they looked like.
Carefully look through the information your agent provides, and discuss the differences between homes.
Bidding on a home is not an exact science......................but once you are better informed, you should feel more confident in moving forward.
Prudential NJ Properties