Do real estate offices keep house histories on record?


Quick Answer

Real estate agencies may keep minimal history records, related to the sale of a home, for a limited amount of time, for tax purposes. Some real estate offices keep documents on file, such as closing agreements, open transactions and expired leases. Real estate agents can also do property searches.

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Real estate agents serving as a buyer agent for clients can access historical databases for property by subscribing to database services. Property subscription services allow realtors to find out the availability of a property, how long a property remains on the market and home selling prices. Agents can also obtain information about home ownership titles, age and home type.

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