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REALTY EXECUTIVES IDX Tutorial - Lesson 2 - Area

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      The "Area" and "Municipality" search criteria are very similiar in their function.  Both criteria limit your search to specific geographic areas of the Lehigh Valley.  The "Area" criteria is a grouping that the Multiple Listing Service uses to divide the data into market areas.  The "Municipality" criteria limits your searches to specific local governmental bodies within the market area.

      As an example:  The City of Allentown will appear as one entry in the "Municipality" criteria, however it will appear as 4 separate areas in the "Area" criteria.
      To select an area or areas that you want to add to your search, click on the magnifying glass next to the area box on the selection screen.

      After you have opened the Area box, just click on the check boxes next to the area(s) that you want to search.  It is recommended that you only search one area at a time in order to stay below the 50 result ceiling on your search.  If you want to search more than one area we will review some other techniques to limit the search results to the 50 result ceiling.  When you have selected all the areas to be included in the search, click "OK" at the top of the box.
      The next step is to click "Submit" at the top of the search window to start your search. 

      In our search, we have requested Residential Properties in Area 1 and 2.  After we click on "Submit" we get a results screen showing 98 listing found.  This exceed our maximum of 50 listings.  The next step is to click on "Revise Criteria" so that we can change our criteria and get results of 50 listings or less.

      After you click on "Revise Criteria", the Property Search screen returns.  We have changed the "Area" criteria from areas 1 and 2 to area 1 only.  This time, instead of just submitting the Property Search we are going to click on "Preview Count".

      The next screen will be the "Search Results" screen listing the number of listing found on this search.  Since the system has returned less than 50 listings, we can click on the "View Results".  The view results screen will display a Listing Summary Page.  Lesson XX will be a complete lesson on the Listing Summary Page and "Detail Listing View".

      Now that we have covered the "Area" criteria we can move on to the next lesson that covers the very similar criteria of "Municipality.
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