Friday, January 15, 2010

Bath search is now up.

Ok, you can now search by total baths.

3ba searches listings with 3 total baths (3 full or 2 full+1 half etc)
4ba searches listings with 4 total baths (4 full or 2 full+2 half or 3 full+1 half etc)
(4ba,3ba) searches listings with Total 3 or Total 4 baths
( 4ba , 3ba ) is fine (spacing does not matter)

Also I had the heart symbol removed in the spreadsheet mode if the home is already listed.

Does anybody want a symbol for new listings AND listings that have dropped their price over 1% in the last 7 days (over 1%, to stop those that drop $100 to send out alerts)


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Lot Search Size is here!

Created after popular demand, we now have lot search. The only bad news is it can't be used at the same time as the year built search.

Here is the cryptic FranklyMLS style format:

[lot2] (searches listings with lot=2 acres exactly)

[lot.6-20] (.6 or 0.6 are equivalent)
[ lot 0.6-0.9 ] (spaces do not matter)




Email alerts link to Cell Mode

The email alerts will now have a "click for cell mode" so you can see the listing in the faster cell mode.

This was a suggestion from an iphone user. So thank you.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Search by Year Built

Nothing too sexy with this updated feature. I actually had it created 6 months ago, but forgot to tell anybody.

Now search by Year Built.

Use this syntax in your search: Arlington [Built2000-2009]

I know maybe one day I should make the site look like all the other sites with pretty drop downs, but isn't it more fun this way?

Next up, search by lot size and bathroom.


Monday, January 4, 2010

Sold Data on the Listing Agent, A Better Breakdown.

Just a minor tweak, but a necessary step toward compiling better statistics.

Now when you are looking at a listing's full view, you wil see this next to the listing agent's name:

(See Actives & UC / Solds: Lister / Buyer / Both)

As always it will show you the agent's active litings and listings under contract.

The old way showed you all the deals the agent closed (now called "Both"), regardless of whether they were the buyer agent or the listing agent. That didn't help much if you were trying to look for selling patterns.

So, now you can see the breakdown seperately. So just review the agent's sold listings, or just deals where they were the buyer agent (including dual agency deals) and "Both" will show all the listings and purchases together.

Next up, the sold columns will show you the averages for sold prices and % off original list. So in a quick snapshot you can see how the agent has done vs their initial asking prie. However, don't be silly and rely too much on this information. While it might show an agent is an Overpricer, it might show that an agent that UNDERPRICES is getting a high % of list. Don't mistake that to mean they are a "better" agent.


p.s. Agents, you really should be using this to get a quick snapshot of "who is this agent, what do they tend to sell and what is their style". See and make sure to email me for you free branded MLS IDX.