Quick & Easy Park City MLS Research for Buyers
Researching possible real estate investments in Utah has never been so easy.
Thanks to the internet, it's now possible to preview properties from the comfort of your own home or anywhere you have an internet connection by using one of the public MLS (Multiple Listing Service) portals...they're the same real estate search engines that real estate agents use.
To Search for properties in Park City & Deer Valley Utah, use the Park City Utah MLS.
The public side of the Park City MLS (PCMLS) allows you to search for "Active" listings--properties that are currently listed for sale through a Park City real estate brokerage.
Unless you are a licensed Utah real estate agent with a paid-current subscription to the Park City MLS, you will not have access to historical "closed" or "pending" sales data from the MLS.
If you need this type of statistical reporting, we can run a quick query and email you the historical sales data you need in just a few minutes, or you can struggle for hours trying to find it yourself. But...
If you have enough time on your hands and if you know your way around a courthouse or county website, you can pull the recorded sales prices yourself, right?
Wrong--Utah is a Non-Disclosure State.
What does "non-disclosure" mean with regards to property sales records? In short, in a non-disclosure state, transaction sale prices are not reflected in the public records.
How can that be? In Utah, the sales document that is recorded at the County Recorder's office is typically a Deed of Trust. The Deed of Trust usually only shows how much money was borrowed against a particular property, NOT the sales Price.
Is Zillow Useful in Utah?
Not really. The popular online real estate site Zillow relies on public county records as their primary data sourcethat drives their "Zestimate" algorithms. Since sales prices are not reflected in the county records of counties in Utah, most Utah "Zestimates" are incorrect because of lack of data.
This lack of public data is a big challenge for data aggregators like Zillow and Trulia in the following non-disclosure states: Alaska, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri (some counties), Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Texas, Wyoming, and Utah. So, if you can't use the Park City MLS or Zillow...