Frequently Asked Questions • Honestdoor

Frequently Asked Questions

F.A.Q.

How often is the property data updated?

It largely depends on the type of data.

  1. Sold information - Daily
  2. Property information - Weekly
  3. HonestDoor Price - Monthly
  4. Permits - Monthly

What is HonestDoor?

HonestDoor is your free real estate website where you can find all information about a certain property in one place. You will not find a place with more information!

If you are looking to buy, sell or are just curious about real estate, you can search your property on the map view or in the search bar. There will be a diversity of information that you can read to educate you on your decision-making process.

How is HonestDoor unique? What data do you have?

We have the most comprehensive set of sold prices not found on other sites. Our site includes transactions that may have occurred privately which is not always found on other sites. We have sold prices on commercial properties, homes, condos and empty land. Furthermore, we include: assessment history, HonestDoor price, permits, year built, square footage, historical sold prices and market/neighborhood trends.

Do REALTORS® already have this information?

Yes, however in some cases it may not be as readily available as on our site, as we also have sold prices from private transactions. I.E. if you bought your mother’s home we may have the sold price. We have the same information for commercial properties as well.

Is this the CarFax for homes?

Yes, we have been called that. We have permit history so if there was a flood, fire, cracked foundation or grow-op we would have that data so just check the permit tab!

What is the HonestDoor price?

The HonestDoor price is a free valuation on what we think our house is worth today (excluding commercial properties).

The HonestDoor price is based on recent sales in your neighbourhood and city assessment data, and other key features we have collected. As we receive new information the HonestDoor price will reflect the current trends in your real estate market. We have data science experts for this!

How to use the site?

  1. Enter your address in the search bar on HonestDoor.com or by clicking on the map button in the navigation bar by the top right corner.
  2. Next, you will get a pop-up with quick and general overview of the property. If you want more great information, just click the green button that says "View Property Profile".
  3. By clicking on this button, it will only show PINS and highlight them blue for any properties that sold since January 1, 2019.

How do I see the most recent solds in my city?

  1. Click on the map and go to the city that you want to look at.
  2. Then at the top there is a button called "Recently Sold". You must zoom into your desired area before clicking the button.
  3. By clicking on this button, it will only show PINS and highlight them blue for any properties that sold since January 1, 2019.

Does it cost money to access any feature?

No. Everything on HonestDoor.com is free to the user to access and will never be paid access. We believe in transparency in the real estate marketplace.

How can I help?

If you have any, data, or statistics that you want to provide please email us at info@honestdoor.com

How can I advertise on your site?

If you are interested in ad space on the site, please email us at info@honestdoor.com

Do you have a question that's not answered here?

Please email us at info@honestdoor.com your question or chat with us directly by clicking the "chat bubble" icon by the lower-right corner of the screen.

What price should I list my home for?

Use our address search to check out the HonestDoor price and city assessment price for your home and your neighbors’ homes. Next, use the “recently sold” feature to see what similar homes in the area have recently sold for —> Using this as a guide and considering other unique features your home may/may not have, , you can select what you believe to be a fair price for your listing. Please keep in mind that there are no fees to add your listing to our site.

**Important** The Honestdoor price is an estimate of the value of your home and should not be used to predict the price you will receive.

If you prefer to have a professional appraiser or real estate agent help evaluate your home, let us know and we will put you in touch with one of our preferred industry partners. info@honestdoor.com

Does HonestDoor have a professional photographer or can I use my phone/camera to take the photo’s?

Yes, you can book our preferred photographers for fancy high res glam shots. However, feel free to take or supply your own pictures.

Someone contacted me and wants to view my house what do I do now?

If you feel more comfortable, we are always happy to refer you to one of our preferred real estate agents to help guide the process. If you feel confident, you can alternatively choose to show your home direct to the inquiring buyer. Afterall you know your house and it's best features. Now go tidy and fluff your pillows :)

Someone wants to make me an offer on the house, but I have never done this – what do I do?

If you feel more comfortable, we are always happy to refer you to one of our preferred real estate agents to help guide the process. Alternatively you may choose to have your lawyer help you navigate the legal complexities. Every transaction requires the use of a lawyer so you may as well use one at this stage. We are always happy to refer you to one of our preferred lawyers as we have lined up pre-negotiated rates for all HonestDoor clients with reputable real estate lawyers.

I am a real estate agent, can I list the homes I have for sale on HonestDoor?

Yes, you can. Please contact us if you would like to list more than one property. info@honestdoor.com

I am a builder/developer can I list my project for sale?

Yes, you can. Please contact us if you would like to list more than one property. *We will soon have a filter to distinguish between: for sale by owner, realtor’ listings, commercial listings and new construction. info@honestdoor.com

Is HonestDoor only for residential homes and condos or can I list commercial properties for sale?

Yes, you can list commercial as well. You can list any real estate property types; residential, commercial, raw land etc.