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Marie, Other/Just Looking in 98056

Is there any way I can find out if a house is for sale and get additional info on previous sales?

Asked by Marie, 98056 Wed May 14, 2008

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The quickest and most accurate way to find out if a home is for sale, is to drive by it and see. This way, you can tell if it is FSBO (For Sale By Owner), or possibly listed with an agent in the MLS. Most, but not all homes listed by a Realtor will have a yard sign posted. One way to check for previous sales in the Renton area is to visit King County's public record search site listed at


Type in the address of the property and it will show you property information (including sales history if available).

Nearly all real estate information such as what you are interested in researching, is free and can be found online. Realtors used to be the exclusive holders of such information, but the internet has empowered folks such as yourself to obtain the information on your own. What we (Realtors) provide, is the expertise in deciphering that information and placing it in context, along with guidance in helping you make informed decisions when purchasing or selling a home.

Hope this helps!

4 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 14, 2008
Also you can get this information yourself. Just go to public tax records. http://www.metrokc.gov is for king county records.
Web Reference: http://www.verabrodsky.com
3 votes Thank Flag Link Fri May 23, 2008
The King county tax records website and and Zillow website are ok for some information and may be the best source if you are dealing with FSBO sale but if it was or has ever been on the MLS asking an agent to help should garner you deeper info. Also would probably help you find any information that may not appear on public records. Best of luck in your search.

Chuck Sparks
Keller Williams Rlty Bellevue
505 106th Ave NE Ste 210
Bellevue, WA 98004
Primary: 206-719-5061 Secondary: 425-454-0911
Web Reference: http://csparksforhomes.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue May 27, 2008
Sure. Any agent could look that information up and get you the answer in a matter of minutes.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu May 22, 2008

Go to windermere.com and do a map search in the vicinity of the home. It will show up if it's listed and still available. You can also search by address. Doing the same thing with johnlscott.com will allow you to view sales also. Zillow.com and Trulia.com also have address searches. All Windermere, Prudential and Keller-Williams listings are on Trulia. Zillow doesn't have many listings but gives good neighborhood information including sales. You can also get a "zestimate" of the value of the home you're interested in, which may or may not be accurate.
Web Reference: http://www.windermere.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu May 15, 2008
Properties that are listed or sold through the multiple listing service can be searched by address. If a property has a closed sale it can also be accessed through King County tax records. It takes an
agent only minutes to do the search .
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed May 14, 2008
Try Zillow or google the address
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jun 17, 2012
Just e-mail me the information and I will send back to your the dtetails of the house and all the history along with a list of homes sold in the neighborhood. Roger@RogerSellsSeattle.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat May 17, 2008
Hi Marie

I would be happy to help you find any information you need regarding current listings and past sales. You can call me or email me or check out my website - You can find current listed homes there by address.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 14, 2008
What area is the home located?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 14, 2008
Post the address here and I'll post the answer, or email me privately.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 14, 2008
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