Bernie Haraldson

How to View the MLS Listings on My Website

 

The information below will help you get the most use out of the property search windows that appear on my Home Page, my Today's New Listings, and my All Current Listings page. I have tried to create a site that is more useful and user friendly than most of the ones available.


When you click on any of the links on these pages, a pop up window will appear with the requested information. The list of properties matching that search will be displayed in a Grid with columns and rows. The top row, describing the first property will be highlighted. At the upper, right corner of the window you will find four tabs labeled: Map, Grid, Detail, and Media. The Grid format is the default setting when the window first opens. Each property has its own row with basic info. such as address, bedrooms, bath, square footage, etc.

By clicking on the blue MLS number under the address of each property, the display switches to the Detail format. Alternately, you can just click on the Detail tab and get the same result. In the Detail format, the window divides into two sections. The left side displays the address and main photo of each property in a vertical column. The right side displays more detailed information on the selected property. To see more of the information on the right side, you can either scroll down using the scroll bar to the right, or click on the small arrow at the upper left corner of the detail portion of the screen. To view the details of a different property, just click on one of the properties in the list on the left side of the window. (Use the scroll bar to view properties below the bottom of the window).

The Map tab will also divide the screen into two sections and will display a map on the right section with all the properties marked. By moving your cursor over the marked property, a small window appears containing the address and photo of the property located there. The small window also allows you to select "More Info" or "Zoom Here," to get further information.

The Media tab displays all the photos for each property. You can select a property from the column on the left side of the screen and the photos will be displayed on the right side. Under the large photo there is a row of thumbnail sized photos. By clicking on a small photo, you will place it in the larger center photo. Alternately, you can click on the right or left arrows under the large photo to scroll through the photos for the selected property. To enlarge a photo to completely fill a larger pop up window, just click on the small arrow in the upper left corner of the photo side of the window.

You can select individual listings and view just those by clicking the little box next to the photo on the far left of the window and then clicking the "Cart" button just above the first listing in the column. Your window will then display only the listings you selected. (To view all of them again, click on the "Results" button next to the "Cart" button.

Finally, you can also print individual or several listings. First, select the individual listing(s) you wish to print by clicking the little box for each listing at the far left of the window. Click Print from any of the tabs described above. In the new page that appears click Detail only if you want a full page description for each listing you've selected, or click Grid only if you want a list of the selected properties all on one page. You can preview the material before printing if desired. (Do not select the Map or Media choices on the print page unless you want a full page map and full page of photos for each selected listing).

Once you play around with the various formats available it will become simple to manipulate the information in the way you find most useful. If you have any questions please contact me.