What is a property history search?
A property history search allows you to search for a property to find out its’ history of when, if ever, that property had been listed for sale in the Associations MLS® System. The history report tracks the actions of a listing from its’ initial input into the Associations MLS® System through the listing “life cycle” to when it goes off the market. The report shows the following:
- Changes to the listing such as price and status changes
- *As of June 28th* Changes to listing agents, listing offices and buyer agents - Learn more here
- It gives the date/time of input changes and off the market
- Who has/had it listed, and whom the buyer agent was if sold.
- It shows the different times the property has been listed.
How are the listings tied together?
The property history report uses the property’s LINC number to tie the listings not the Listing ID #. The LINC Number is used because it is a unique identity to the land and does not change unless the property is subdivided. At that point, it is a new property and it doesn’t make sense to tie the listings together anymore. The report brings up a property if it was on the market several years ago or several months ago, even with different Listing ID #’s. You can search by a Listing ID # to see all instances of that particular property via the unique identifier just mentioned.
How to search for a property's history?
To start a property history search, click Search, then click Property History.
The Property History search screen opens with the typical search fields used throughout Paragon. When you search using an address, short legal or LINC #, it is possible that you could get multiple results, as Paragon looks for all instances that that particular unique identifier was on the market. Besides, it is possible that that property could have been on the market multiple times and with different Brokers/Agents listing it.
Search field options
TIP: If you don’t see the field you need to search by, remember to look in the Customize tool to add your field to the search template.
In this example, enter the Listing ID #. The result is one.
In this next search example, enter the address of the Listing ID #, it returns two results.
Remember there could be a “Lane”, “Drive”, or “Ave” that the address search might find. Sort out the one you need from the spreadsheet after searching.
The first search with the Listing ID # is the most recent Listing ID # for the same property I used in the address search in the second example. Logically, if you use a Listing ID #, it searches for the one number and shows the count result as one. However, using the address displays all the results of that address property search of when it was on Paragon, even at a different time and different Listing ID#’s. Either way, the history report for each search shows the same results.