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REALTY EXECUTIVES IDX Tutorial - Lesson 5 - School District

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      The "School District" criteria is an extremely useful search.  Many people that are searching for a home are more interested in the School District then they are the "Area" or "Municipality".  If you want to determine how School District and Municipality tie together, I would encourage you to visit our Area Information or if you are just interested in the Public School Information we have pages dedicated to Lehigh County Public Schools and Northampton County Public Schools.  

      When you click on the magnifying glass next to the "School Districts" criteria the selection box will open with a scroll bar which will provide access to all of the county Public School Districts. 

      The first graphic lists the Public School Districts for Lehigh County.

      This grapic show the School Districts for Northampton County.  Please note that Bethlehem is listed in both Lehigh County and Northampton County because the Bethlehem School District services areas of both counties.

      The last graphic of the covers the school districts in Monroe County and Other Counties.  Not Applicable is used for data entry into the MLS and should not be used for an IDX Search.

       In the Property Search screen we have select Residential Property Type and the Bethlehem School District.  After completing our selections in the Property Search screen we click on Preview Count to see how many listings will be displayed.

      The result of our search is the following Error Message Display.  We forgot to add and Area, Municipality, or Price to our search.  When you are searching for School District, unless you know the municipality or area that ties directly to the School District that you area searching, it is best to add the "Price" criteria to the Property Search.  In the "Error Message" dialog box, click on "Revise Criteria" in order to return to the Property Search screen. 

      In the Property Search screen, we will add a "Price" criteria to comply with the IDX Search requirements and to limit the results of the property search to less that 50 listings.  We enter $200,000 to $250,000 in the "Price" criteria and click on "Preview Count".

      The "Search Results" screen tells us that there are 43 listings in the Bethlehem School District priced between $200,000 and $250,000.  Click on "View Results" or "Revise Criteria" to proceed to the Summary Display or to Revise your search.

      Our next lesson will cover the "Subdivision" search criteria.  Remember, if you need any help just give me a call or send an email.
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Joe Kessler, REALTOR RS-276876
Slate Belt Executives, LLC t/a REALTY EXECUTIVES
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