Note: For a limited time, we are offering 10 free comps (~150 points) with your first comp upload! So send us your comps today!

Getting Started with CompStak

With new users signing up every day, we thought it was about time that we put together a “Getting Started” guide. Give it a quick read or jump to the bolded section that looks most interesting to you. And as always, shoot us an email at with any questions!

Searching for Comps

Tired of trudging through massive Excel files or antiquated databases to find the comps you need? You’re in luck. CompStak makes searching for comps simple and painless.

Watch the video below to get a quick introduction to CompStak’s powerful comp search. (Added bonus, revel in the dulcet tones of our Chief Product Officer Jeff’s voice.)

That’s right. Dead simple.

1) Are you looking for a range of comps that satisfy a set of specifications?

Start by choosing your target submarket(s), then pare down the list of comps by adding filters. Sort fields by clicking on the top column heading.

Searching by filter

2) Are you looking for a specific deal or building?

Type the address, tenant or landlord directly into the search bar.

Searching by tenant

You can clap if you’d like. We don’t mind.


Buying Comps

Did you find the comp that you need? Click the specific comp to get a detailed view (pictured below) and buy the comp by clicking the big red button.

Detailed view

Remember, we start you off with a complimentary 30 points so try searching today - your first comp or two are on us.


Adding Comps

If you run out of points, don’t worry. You can share the comps you have in exchange for points to get the comps you need!

To get started, click on the “Add Comps” button.

From here, you can either drag and drop your comp file (excel, PDF, picture of a napkin you took with your camera phone) or paste the comp directly into the text box.

Add multiple

Adding one

We’ll process your comps within a few days and update your account with the points that you earned.

How do points work?

If you’ve made it this far, you have probably started scheming about how to get as many points as possible. That’s great. But we want to make sure you understand how we award points first.

Here are the ground rules:

  • You will receive one point for every comp field you supply (more details = more points)

  • You will only receive two points total for a comp that we already have in our system (new comps = more points)

  • You will receive 100 points bonus if you refer a user who sends us comps (active user = lots more points)
Easy enough. Want to really grow your CompStak bank account? You can get DOUBLE the points, by doing either of the following:
  • Send us comps for a new market! We're targeting DC and Chicago now, but we're expanding fast so every comp counts.

  • Send us a comps for a deal that you did (i.e. a "verified" comp)!