July 4, 2020

The Best Real Estate Search Engines for Finding Property Information

No matter you are a novice investor or a veteran, knowing where to find property information is a big challenge. The outbreak of Covid19 has upended the real estate market. Real estate brokers, buyers, and sellers are scuffling to do business. With open houses being eliminated, real estate brokers are doing facetime tours for clients. Many investors are scrambling to find property information, but these online databases could be a great place for property search. With these real estate search engines, you can research properties, filter properties by type, and compare. Below are four real estate search engines that prove helpful for property search.

1. LoopNet

With LoopNet you can find commercial properties for sale and for lease. You can find businesses for sale on this site as well. To refine your search, you have an option to select your property type and enter the location. LoopNet then provides a list of properties available in that area. It gives you complete information about the property, the property type, subtype, price, price per SF, cap rate, building class, lot size, the year built, etc. The website also provides information on property taxes – parcel number, land, improved, and total assessment values.

One of the greatest features is that you can search property by owner information, tax information, or tenant information. To make use of all the features offered by LoopNet you must become a member. The membership is free. The paid membership option gives you greater access.

2. Property Shark

With Property Shark you can search residential and commercial properties for sale. The site provides detailed information on the neighborhood, socio-economic demographics, owner names, and contact details, property characteristics, the value of the property, sales history, title documents, the assessed taxes, liens, and a lot more. You can also find foreclosure listings and property value estimates.

To access all this information, you will have to sign up for a free account. Paid subscriptions vary according to the region.

3. Enriched RealEstate

Enriched RealEstate provides you the most detailed commercial real estate data. With a database of 21 million records, you get access to market-leading property data and analytics. You can search for properties by suburb, street, or address. The website provides information about the owner, sales history, land size, etc. The mapping tools don’t just let you see where the property is located, but it also provides too¬ls where you can measure the distance, area, and compare data points, which give you a clear picture of the property attributes. You can also view lenders with recently completed loans on similar properties in your market area.
You have an option to view up to five properties for free, after which you must move on to a paid subscription.

4. CoStar

Co-Star has a deep understanding on over five million commercial real estate properties and provides detailed information and analytics on the multifamily and commercial real estate industry. To find properties on CoStar you must be a registered user. With CoStar you can search commercial properties, compare sales, find commercial tenant information, gain access to market analytics, consult with more than 50 economists and analysts who provide a deeper understanding of the supply and demand factors that affect your decisions and a lot more.

During these unprecedented times, if you are struggling to find properties, these four real estate engines could provide you the best results without you having to step out of your house.

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Derick James

Hi everybody, It’s Derick from Houston and am working as a freelance property tax consultant. I love reading and writing. Write to me @ derickjames784@gmail.com

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