The Realist Map enhances your searches by allowing you to visually see the results of your search and zoom in to actual views of the property and its surrounding location. Search results appear on the Map as push pins. When you click a push pin, a hover box opens giving you an overview of the property and the ability to zoom in on the Map or run reports:
You can also use the Quick Identify feature to find information on other properties with a click of the Map. When you click any area of the Map, Quick Identify will show you the parcel boundary (if boundaries are not on by default) and will also bring up the Property Detail hover box so you can get more information on the property:
Property Detail and Quick Identify Hover Boxes
The Property Detail and Quick Identify hover boxes that appear when you select a property on the Map provide an overview of the property, including the:
- APN/Folio/Tax ID
- Number of bedrooms and bathrooms
- Last sale date
- Quick Zoom link: Click this to zoom to a close-up, best view zoom level of the property location.
- View Report link: Click this link to bring up the Report window for the property to view the Property Detail, Comparables, Market Trends, Neighbors, and Neighborhood Profile reports and when available an Assessor Map, property images, and a Foreclosure report.
Mapped Properties and the Search Results Grid
The Map works seamlessly with the Search Results Grid – if you click a search result row in the grid, the Map automatically zooms to the area the property is located on the Map. Conversely, if you select a push pin on the Map, that property is selected on the Search Results Grid.
Ways to Use the Map
The Realist Map can be used to enhance searches you’ve already completed using My Search, or you may choose to start your search right from the Map. Some ways you might use the Map include the following:
- You’ve found a property using My Search and you’d like to take a closer look. The Map automatically zoomed to the property you found. You can check out the property using a birdseye view to virtually “walk around” the property and see what the outside and yard looks like.
- You want to search properties within a specific group of streets. You can draw a shape on the Map and perform a search within the boundaries of the shape.
- You just sold a property and want to do a targeted mailing to homeowners nearby. Zoom in to the property on the Map and use the rectangle tool to draw around the surrounding neighborhoods. Then, conduct a “shape search” to find all homes in the selected area and generate mailing labels directly from the search results.
- You have a particular area you are interested in, but only want properties within one mile of a school. You can find points of interest on the Map in the area, select the school, and use the circle tool to find all properties within a one mile radius of the school.
These are just a few examples of the many ways you can use the Map. As you read through this section and review the available tools, you’ll likely think of many other ways you can use the Map in your own workflow.