As you have read, and I will sumerize, "THERE ARE A LOT OF RANDOM NUMBERS LABLED MARKET VALUE THAT HAVE NO ASSOCIATION WITH THE MEANING OF THAT LABLE."
Let me list a few.
Tax assessor website
Any real estate website that uses aggregareed data.
Let's not leave out other agreegious sources of these predatory practices..
Appraisals ordered by Bank of American, Chase, Wells Fargo and Citi.
ALL of these apply controls that are not tranparent to the buyer or seller.
Serious folks who build homes don't buy their tools from the $1 box at the hardware store.
Serious athletes monitor how much and what they eat.
Serious home sellers resond to the real market data.
Serious home buyers rely on responsible data.
If you are serious, pick up the phone and call a Hot Springs, AR real estate professional and get plugged into the best source of reliable, timely, accurate, comprehensive, relevant and responsible data available,,,,the Multiple Listing Service.
Best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, Fl