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REALTY EXECUTIVES IDX Tutorial - Lesson 7 - Year Built


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      The subject of this lesson will be the "Year Built" criteria.  In this lesson we are starting the search for a residential property using the "Area" criteria.  We are again searching across municipalities by searching North Bethlehem and Bethlehem Township.  After we have selected the required criteria to get results we will click on "Preview Count" to see how many listings are available.

      The "Search Results" show that we have well exceeded the maximum listing counts with a total of 133 listing.  We click on "Revise Criteria" to take us back to the "Property Search" screen.

        In this search, we have decided that the age of how new home is the an important criteria.  We only want to look at properties that we built in 2000 or after.  In "Year Built" cirteria, we enter a starting date of 2000.  By leaving the ending date open the range will be every property that was built after 1999.  This criteria functions similiar to the "Price" criteria.  It allows you to be very specific with the "Year Built" allowing you to enter starting and ending years to provide an extremely specific search results.

      Click on "Preview Count" to see exactly how many properties are available with a "Year Built" after 1999.

      As we see from our results, 18 listings meet our revised criteria.  Let's change the dates again and see how it affects the results.  We click on "Revise Criteria" again and make some additional changes. 

      We change the "Year Built" to "From" being blank to "Thru" with the year 2000.  Let's click on "Preview Count" and see our results.

      We have again exceeded the allowable results page with 94 listings found.  We again click on "Revise Criteria" and return to the "Property Search" page.

      We now change our "Year Built" criteria to "From" of 1995 to "Thru" 2000.  Click on the "Preview Count".

       Our "Search Results" now show 11 listings.  The "Year Built" criteria can be an extremely effect tool in defining your own individual property search.  Remember, many of the criteria may be combined to narrow your search results.  Another option is to sign up for my eSearch Home Search and allow my eSearch to do the work for you 24/7.   

      Again, if the listing agent has not entered accurate data, you will not see accurate results.  If you are planning on listing your home for sale, it is extremely important that you select an experienced agent will accurate complete all of the required information in the MLS.  An experienced that knows how to effectively market your home in the era of the Internet.  Without accurate complete information in the MLS, over 70% of the buyers that start their search on the Internet will not see your home.
      Our next lesson will cover the "Structure Size" criteria.  If you know how many square feet of living space you need, this will be the perfect criteria for you.
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Nancy Kessler, BROKER RM-419972
Joe Kessler, REALTOR RS-276876
Slate Belt Executives, LLC t/a REALTY EXECUTIVES
31 W. First Street, Wind Gap, PA 18091
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