The Boundaries tool controls what boundaries you see on the Map. This is a useful tool for checking to ensure a property is exactly where you want it to be if you need it to fall within school boundaries or within a certain zip code, for example.
Available Boundary Views
There are four standard boundary views that you will always have – Parcel, Zip Code, City, and County. School District (Unified, elementary, or Secondary), and Common Neighborhood (when available) are configured by your MLS system administrator.
When the parcel boundary is turned on, the property lines for all parcels appear:
TIP: To view boundaries, you must be zoomed in to the Map. If you are viewing a very large area the boundary lines will not appear.
You can set Parcel view as the default view in your user preferences. Refer to Setting Your User Preferences for details.
This option displays the zip code boundaries for the area. You may need to zoom out to see these boundaries:
The City boundaries option shows the city lines:
The County boundaries option shows the county lines:
Unified School District
This option shows all elementary and high school boundaries:
This view shows the neighborhood boundaries, if available. Urban areas are more likely to have these boundaries:
To Turn on a Boundary
- On the Map Toolbar, click the Boundaries icon.
- Select one or more boundaries you would like to display. You may need to zoom in or out on the Map to see the desired boundary. As you select each boundary, it will appear on the Map.
NOTE: You can select up to six boundaries.
To Turn Off a Boundary
- To turn off one or more boundaries, open the Boundaries tool and click the boundary check box to deselect it OR
- Click the Clear All button at the bottom of the Map Toolbar.
Using Quick Identify
You can always quickly view a parcel boundary by clicking any area of the Map. This also brings up the property detail hover box where you can view owner information and access the Quick Zoom and Reports links for the parcel or property.
Refer to About the Realist Map for a detailed discussion of this feature.