MLSListings, Inc. recently became the first MLS in California to partner with BuildFax, provider of historical building permit data. The unique service allows anyone to shortcut hours of records searches through multiple sources by using the BuildFax portal—permit information available at your fingertips, instantly searchable by address. The agreement links BuildFax’s national collection of permit records on new construction, major systems repair, additions, renovations, roofs, pools, demolitions, contractors and more with the data of MLSListings.com.
The municipal permit information BuildFax collects brings a level of confidence about the construction history of a home, including details on major systems of the house such as HVAC, electrical, plumbing, as well as any additions, remodels, foundation repairs, or any of 19 different risk factors, for additional knowledge critical to the home buying and selling process.
“These reports are especially valuable in short sales and REO/bank owned properties, which often are listed ‘as is,’” said James Harrison, president and CEO of MLSListings, Inc. “Because it allows agents and consumers to independently validate historical additions and repairs and their respective value, it’s one more tool we can provide in delivering the most accurate and reliable real estate information available to the marketplace.”
For more information, visit www.MLSListings.com.