"I Bet It Sold For…" There's An App (In San Francisco) For That
Just Sold (the app) wants you to put your money where your mouth is (assuming you’re betting people like ourselves), and guess the sales price of homes in San Francisco and our oh-so hyperlocal neighborhoods, and they’ve made a game of it (because isn’t that what all this crazy overbidding is anyway? A Game.)
The concept is simple, pull up your desired ‘hood, find a property, guess what it sold for. Get it right, or get it wrong, and move on to the next. It’s another great way for you to get to know your neighborhood sales as they happen, and another great way for you to claim ultimate real estate knowledge from the comfort of that big fat armchair you’re sitting in. Call out your neighbors, call out your friends. You know you’re the expert, and don’t let any Realtor tell you otherwise.
After you download this app, you might ask yourself, “Why can’t I see ALL of the recent sales in San Francisco?” Well now, that’s a long murky story, but ultimately, the MLS holds that data, and they don’t want you to have access to it, unless it’s coming from your real estate agent, and you’ve established a “relationship” with said agent. We’ll leave it at that.
Currently two brokerages allow their listings to display on the app (Zephyr Real Estate, and Hill & Co.), so until MLS either loosens its grip, or other brokerages opt in to sharing on this service too, that’s all you’re gonna get.
Anyhow, check out the app. It’s kinda fun…
–Just Sold in iTunes Store [Apple]
–Just Listed, Just Sold San Francisco [sfnewsletter/MarketTracker]
–Some insight on how to bid in this market [theFrontSteps]