| In this lesson, we will cover the "Property Address" criteria. This is a powerful search criteria that may be effective combined with other search criteria. If you see a property on a particular street in your municipality, you are able to search for listings on that street. You are actually able to search for up to 10 addresses in one search.|
The first parameter in this criteria is the "Street #". When searching the "Property Address" criteria, you are able to search for a specific street #(ie: 968 with 968 in "Street #") or a range of street #s (ie: 900 to 1000 with 900 in "Street #" and 1000 "Street # Thru"
| The next parameter of the "Property Search" criteria is "Direction". This is a limiting parameter and should only be used if your "Search Results" yield in excess of the 50 listing search results ceiling. In most cases, searches of Active property listings would not exceed the resluts ceiling and therefore, the "Direction" is may not be necessary.|
| The next parameter is the "Street Name". Obviously, this is the most important parameter of the "Property Address" criteria. If you are searching for a property address, you must know the "Street Name" in order to locate the property.|
| The next part of the lesson is the limiter for the "Street Name" parameter. If you are not sure of the exact "Street Name" of the property address you can search the following:|
It is important to note that you do not enter the type of street in the "Street Name" field. The street type is covered in the next field - "Suffix".
||This would be used when you are not sure of the exact name, however you know the beginning of the spelling of the name. Example: Stephen Crane could be Stephen Crane of Steven Crane - in this case you would select "Begins with" and enter Ste in the "Street Name" parameter.|
||This is used when you know the Exact spelling of the "Street Name" that you are searching and you do not want to return any results that may include your desired street name in it's street name. Example: You are searching 2nd and you do not want to see 22nd. |
||This is used when you want the characters you enter in "Street Name" parameter to be contained in the returned results. Example: If you only enter 2 in the "Street Name" parameter and select "Contains" you will receive every listing with a 2 in the name. You will receive 22nd, 12th, 32nd, etc. |
| The next parameter is "Suffix". The "Suffix" is what type of street you are searching. You can search for Street, Avenue, etc. |
| The "Post Direction" parameter is rarely used in the MLS and it is doubtful you would use it in an IDX search. The "Post Direction" in your searches. The "Post Direction" would be use for listing input in some areas of the Lehigh Valley that have addresses such as 1234 28th St SW. I do not recommend that you search with this parameter.|
| The "Unit #" is used to search a specific unit in a development. Again, rarely used for IDX searches.|
| The "Property Address" criteria allows for the search of up to 10 property addresses. Just click on "Additional Address" and the system will open a window that allows for 9 additional "Property Address" input screens.|
| We are almost done. Our next lesson is the final lesson on the IDX and then we will have our last lesson on "Schedule a Showing". Remember, any questions just give a call or email.|