A Quick Search is the default form that appears in the My Search pane the first time you enter Realist (see My Search pane in “Understanding Searches” section above). If you want to use a different saved form or search to search, refer to Opening a Save Form or Search.The Quick Search is a quick way to find a property based on simple attributes like the Address, Owner Name, Listing Number, or APN/Folio/Tax ID (these criteria are subject to change by your MLS administrator).
To perform a Quick Search:
On the My Search pane, enter information for one or more of the search fields as follows:
- To add a single value to a field, type or select the value.
- To add multiple values to a field, type or select the first value and then click the Add (+) icon or press CTRL+Enter on your keyboard. Each value will be added beneath the search field:
TIP: To remove a value, click the X to the left of the value.
Note that each search field contains different options, depending on the type of data that it captures. Each option is described in the following table:
|Type of Search Field||How to Use It|
|drop-down list||Click the down arrow to select from a drop-down list of options:|
|Selection box||Click the Select from List button to open a box with options for selection:|
|Ranges (two fields with operator between)||Select the operator you would like to use to specify the range. By default, ranges are “in between”. For example, you might select “in between” 1 and 3 bedrooms.
TIP: Entering a single value will perform a “Greater Than/Less Than or Equal To” search.
|Dates||Type the date in mm/dd/yyyy format or click the calendar icon to select your date.
TIP: Quick Links for the last 3, 6, 9, or 12 months are available on the Calendar window.
|Text Box||Type desired text or select from the type-ahead feature which appears after the first two letters are typed.|
TIP: You can clear the form anytime and start over using the Clear Form icon at the top of the My Search panel:
If you would like to add additional search attributes to your search, click Edit Attributes at the bottom of the My Search panel. This opens a list of all available search fields:
Add additional search attributes to the search Form by selecting other additional attributes (click a category in the left frame to filter the search attributes or use the Show All category to see all available attributes). Click Apply to apply your changes and return to the My Search panel.
Refer to Realist Reports for detailed information on viewing, customizing, and working with reports.
When you are finished adding and selecting information for the search fields, press the Enter key on your keyboard or click Search at the bottom of the My Search panel. Your search results appear. If the search returned only a single property result, the Report window automatically opens:
If you search returned multiple results, the Search Results Grid shows the results and the Realist Map will zoom in to show the “best fit” view of your search results:
NOTE: The zoom level depends on the geographic area the results cover. For example, if your search returns only one property, the Map will zoom in to that one specific area. If you search returns multiple values, the Map will display all search results with a “best fit” zoom level to ensure all properties are visible on the Map.
- In the Search Results Grid, the first three columns may contain an icon indicating the following:
- MLS Photo Indicator
- MLS Listing Indicator
- Foreclosure Indicator
- Distressed Sale Indicator
Refer to Viewing Properties on the Search Results Grid for details on each indicator.
To Work with Your Search Results
You can work further with your search results and even customize the Search Results Grid so that you can easily view the information that is most important to you. Refer to Working with Property Search Results for details.
To Save Your Search
If you would like to reuse the search you just performed in the future, you may want to save it. If you save a search with attributes only, this is considered a “Form.” If you save a search with values for any attribute, this is considered a “Saved Search.” Saved Searches and Form are available on the My Search list or from the My Search > Open feature. Refer to Opening a Save Form or Search and Managing Searches for details.