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From Near Zero to Data Hero – The Evolution of Property Data in Suffolk County
Posted on 06/10/2017 by Erik Wind
Real estate professionals know that having property data and being able to utilize it to its best possible use gives them a competitive edge. Today, we released a new build of GeoData that was aimed at giving our Suffolk County users the best possible experience.
A Bit of Suffolk County History
For over 17 years, GeoData Plus has been working with the goal of making property data easier to access, analyze and interpret. Of all the areas in New York and New Jersey that GeoData makes available to its customers, there is no county like Suffolk County NY when it comes to seeing how things have changed.
In 2002, the idea of getting basic information such as square footage of a home in Suffolk County was practically unheard of. Outside of one or two enterprising townships that were ahead of their time, this type of information was either a closely guarded secret, or simply unavailable with the exception of a trip to town hall (assuming it’s available there).
GeoData’s Suffolk County Data Today
Of the 420,000 or so single family homes in Suffolk County, GeoData has building characteristic details on nearly 70% of them; square footage, year built, room count, and/or style are fields now readily available in GeoData. In fact, GeoData Plus is one of the few companies that has this type of information available in townships such as Brookhaven, Babylon, and Islip.
Other information, such as sales history, mortgage records, lis pendens, telephone numbers, for sale and for rent listings may or may not be available in other sources, but what makes GeoData special is that all of this information is in one place.
The improvements you will see after today’s update include:
Enhanced Comparable Search
You can now search for sold or listed comps with one of the most flexible comp searching tools available. More information on our comparable searching tool can be found in this article.
Improved Property Reports
From Southampton to Babylon, and everywhere in between, the property reports tell more about any Suffolk County property than just about any service. Just as important, we keep it concise as possible; most of our property reports are just 1 or 2 pages long, even with all of this data.
We know as much as anyone that time is valuable, and while we might like spending all day on GeoData, you probably don’t. We make sure our pages load quickly, so you can get the data you need and get on with your day.
Are you a Suffolk County real estate professional frustrated with the amount of property data available (or lack thereof) in the sources that you have access to? If so, give us a try for 30 days. If you’re not completely satisfied, we’ll refund your purchase and won’t give you a hard time about it.