Individuals can find information on recently sold real estate properties by using online search resources or by contacting a realtor or appraiser, states BiggerPockets. Some common online realty search services include Realtor, PropertyShark, RealtyTrac, Zillow and Trulia.
Users of realtor.com may search sold properties by location, states Realtor. They also can narrow their search by filters such as selling price, number of bathrooms and number of bedrooms. RealtyTrac's online tool allows individuals to search sold homes by state and county, according to the RealtyTrac website.
PropertyShark's search tools allow users to search recently sold homes located within a specified distance from the user's home or targeted location, even down to a particular street or block in some cases, states PropertyShark. The site also provides advice on how to estimate the value of a homeowner's property, based on the sales of comparable homes.
The most common reason people look up sold property is to determine the value of other property comparable to their own. This is called looking at comparable sales in order to determine the value of property that is about to be listed for sale, states BiggerPockets. People seeking comparable sales search for homes and property that are similar in condition, size and location, states BiggerPockets.