Thursday, March 17, 2011

Syntax Summary of Features

I finally updated the "advanced" search page. Soon these will all be checkbox options. But until then... this makes it easier to digest.
Search Syntax Summary

Actives Only Add the word Active like: 22044 Active (the default is Actives and Under Contracts)
Solds Only Click the checkbox for Solds within 5 years or solds from 2009+.
Home Type Enter it as a keyword Detached, Condo, or Townhouse. Try: Mclean Detached or try: Arlington Condos Active
LAND only Just add LAND, like: Arlington LAND
# of Bedrooms Try: Falls Church Condos
or try: 22201 (1br,2br) or try: Alexandria -1br (to remove 1 bedrooms)
# of Total Bathrooms Try: 22201 2ba (note that 1.5 baths count as 2 total baths)
Year Built Use this format: Arlington [Built2000-2009]
Lot Size (Acres) Use: Arlington [Lot .5-3] (Blog with details)
Subdivision Use sub=cherrydale
Schools Try ES=Franklin Sherman or MS=Something or HS=Oakton (note this only works if the agent entered the data)
Phrases Use Quotes like: "bring all offers" or try: "Price william"
REMOVE areas/words Also known as a negative search. Try: Arlington -condo
Multiple areas/words Also known as an "OR" search.
Use ( ) like: Try: (22101,22201,22314) active or try: (granite,pool,garden) "great falls" active
which means: Show all Actives with Granite OR pool OR garden in great falls
Investor Search List price divided by Tax assesssment. LP=LOW or LP=LOWER or LP=LOWEST like: LP=LOW Arlington condo (see advanced page)
Only Foreclosures Add the word Foreclosure like: Manassas Foreclosure
Also look for the ƒ symbol. (see Blog Post)
Only Short sales Use it as a keyword. Like: Oakton Short sale
Partial search Use * symbol. Like: water* for waterfront, or try: fx7*
Agent Search Use their full name and check off the solds like: Thomas Royce
This will give you the agent's listings and purchases (see column on far right). For just one or the other email me for details or watch the blog.

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