Edit Search Tab

When you are viewing search results, you can edit the search at any time by clicking the Edit Search tab. The search criteria are displayed in the left panel and search results are displayed on the map in the right panel. If more than 1,000 results are found, a pop-up window is displayed, giving you options to view the results in a list or on the map.

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Enter search criteria by clicking and typing in the search fields. You can move through the search fields by tabbing or clicking. Additional search options are available at the bottom of the search panel. For example, you can search for only those listings that have virtual tours associated with them.

To view the search results, click View Results at the top or bottom of the search criteria panel, click View List or View Map in the right panel, or click on any tab. You can clear all search criteria by clicking Clear at the bottom of the search panel.

Add a Field to a Search

To search on additional fields, click Add a field to the search. The full list of available fields is displayed to the right of the search criteria.

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To narrow the list of fields, type part of the name of the field. The list will automatically display only those fields whose names include the characters you have typed. Click to select a field to add to the search. Click the X to close the Add A Field page.

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Using the Map

Use the map in the right panel of the Edit Search page to view the locations of your search results. You can also draw shapes on the map or apply map overlays to refine your search.

Listings are shown on the map with listing icons identifying their location. Click on a listing icon to open a listing bubble with the address, price and a mini-history of the listing.

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The following options are available from the listing bubble:

  • More Info – Open the single-listing view for the listing in the summary panel.

  • Move Listing – Change the location of the listing if you believe it is mapped incorrectly. If you can edit the listing, you can change the map location directly. If you do not have permission to edit the listing, a Map Recommendation message will be sent to the listing/co-listing agent.

  • Radius Search – Add a search radius to the search criteria. Specify a distance to search within. For more information, see Radius Searching in Flexmls.

  • Street View – Open a street view of the property.

  • Bird's Eye (where available) – Open an aerial image of the property.

  • Zoom Here – Zoom into the map at the selected location.

If you add a location to your search, the map view and zoom level automatically adjust to show the area where the search results are located. To move the map, use the following tools:

  • Pan – The Pan Tool is the default tool selection when you enter Flexmls Mapping. Using the Pan Tool, you can move the map in any direction. To use the Pan Tool, click and hold, and move the map. When you release the mouse button, the map will stop moving.

  • Navigation Arrows – By using the arrow buttons above the zoom bar, you can move the map in the direction indicated by the arrow.

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  • Keyboard Pan – Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to pan the map in small increments.

  • Using a Touch-Based Device – When using a touch-based device, like a tablet computer, you can double-tap to zoom and use gestures to pan and use the search tools.

If you add a location to your search, the map view and zoom level automatically adjust to show the area where the search results are located. To adjust the zoom level to display a larger or smaller area, you have the following options:

  • Scroll Wheel – If your mouse is equipped with a scroll wheel, scrolling will increase or decrease the zoom level, centering the map at the cursor point.

  • Double-Click – Double-click at a point on the map to zoom and center at that location.

  • Zoom Bar – To maintain the current map center but adjust the magnification, use the zoom bar in the upper left corner of the mapping page. Click the + or - buttons or use the slider to move the zoom level up or down.

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  • Zoom Tool – Click on the green plus sign SR_Zoom.png to select the Zoom Tool. While the Zoom Tool is selected, you can click once to re-center the map at the click location, or you can click, hold, and release to draw a zoom area.

  • Shift + Pan Tool – Hold the shift key while the pan tool is selected to draw a zoom area (just like the Zoom Tool).

Next to the Zoom Tool, the Nosy Neighbor tool SR_NosyNeighbor.png allows you to click a point on the map to view listing information. The parcel dimensions, where available, are displayed on the map, along with a listing bubble containing a mini-history of the listing. Click Select to add one of the historical listings to the list in the left panel. Click on an MLS number to view the selected listing report in a separate browser tab.

Use the Measure tool SR_MapMeasureTool.png to measure distances on the map. Select the tool, click once on the map to begin measuring, and move the mouse to the first point you would like to measure. You can continue measuring segments on the map by repeating the process. Double-click to clear the current measurements and begin again.

Draw rectangles, circles, and polygons on the map to define search areas. To remove a search area, locate the shape in the search criteria panel and click the X next to the shape name.

  • Rectangular Search Areas - Click on the rectangle shape SR_RectangleShape.png, then click on the map to start the rectangle. Move your mouse until the rectangle is the desired size and click again to complete the shape.

  • Circular Search Areas - Click on the circle shape SR_CircleShape.png, then click on the map to set the center of your search. Move your mouse to increase the radius of the search from the center point and click again to complete the circle.

  • Irregular-Shaped Search Areas - Click on the polygon shape SR_PolygonShape.png, then click on the map to start the polygon. Click to define the remaining search boundaries. The polygon can have as many points as you need to define your search area. Double-click to complete the shape.

  • Multiple Search Shapes - When using multiple search shapes, you can choose to search within all shapes, only at the intersections of shapes, or not within any of the shapes. To change your selection, click the word within directly above the shape names in the search panel at the left side of the page.

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Back/Forward Buttons - Like your web browser, the Map tab includes back and forward buttons to move between views. To revert to the previous zoom level or focus, click the back button (left arrow). To return to the most recent zoom level or focus, click the forward button (right arrow).

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See All Points on the Map - Click the button between the Back and Forward buttons to return to the initial map view where all plotted points are visible. This tool is helpful if you have moved the map to a point where you have lost perspective.

To find an address, click the pushpin icon in the lower right corner of the map. Enter address information in the pop-up window. If the address is found, the point will appear as a pushpin on the map. If there are multiple possible matches, a list of matching locations is displayed. If no locations match the address information you entered, edit the information or manually place the pushpin on the map. Click Use this location to open a listing bubble with the address and options to see a satellite view or street view of the property.

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In the lower right corner of the map, click the color wheel icon SR_MapColors.png to open the color legend. The initial view of the color legend displays colors that correspond to the statuses of the listings that are plotted on the map. Click the drop-down arrow to display a gradient of colors that show listings by price or price/square foot. This feature allows you to visually track price trends among mapped listings.

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Click the drop-down list in the upper right corner of the map tab to view available dynamic overlays, overlays supplied by your MLS, and overlays that you have created. Click an overlay name to add it to the map. A check mark indicates that the overlay is currently being displayed. Click the name again to hide the overlay. Hiding an overlay does not remove associated search criteria.

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Create your own map overlays to outline neighborhoods, school districts, or any area you want to define. For more information about creating custom map overlays, see My Map Overlays.

Full Search (legacy)

Click Full Search at the top of the Edit Search tab to perform a Full Search, if available for your MLS. A Full Search uses the Full Search template set up for your MLS. For more information about Full Search, see the Full Search user guide.