If you’re a regular visitor to CariMcGee.com, you may have noticed some new MLS search options that launched last week. But since most of you probably aren’t doing daily reconnaissance on my web site changes, let me tell you about them here.
Search by specific address
When you’re curious about a specific property for sale, it can be really difficult to locate it by doing a regular MLS search — it’s like finding the proverbial needle in a haystack. But if you know the exact address of the property, you can now look it up quickly and find that house right away. No need to page through dozens of listings. You can search Tri-Cities MLS by address here.
Search by MLS number
Sometimes you want to learn more about a home, but you don’t know the address. Maybe a friend gave you the MLS number and nothing else. No worries. You can use this form to search the Tri-Cities MLS by ID number.
Search by map
Are you a visual person? Rather than a list of properties, you’d rather start with a map showing you all the available properties in a specific area. Good news: We’ve added a Tri-Cities MLS map search page that lets you begin with a visual snapshot of what’s available. And here’s a really cool trick: You can use the two shape icons on the left side of the map to draw specific regions/boundaries where you want to search.
MLS Search quick links
We’ve also added a page with MLS search “quick links” that you can use to search specific price ranges, specific home sizes — whether by square footage or number of beds/baths — and specific ZIP codes. Find all the MLS search quick links here.
Guide: New home alerts by email
I always encourage my home buyers to sign up for an account on CariMcGee.com so they can get emails as soon as new homes that match their needs get added to the MLS. But setting that up isn’t the most intuitive process in the world. So now we have a step-by-step guide that simplifies things. Home buyers can start on this MLS search page and follow the prompts to register and save searches. Once that’s setup, I’ll automatically email new listings to you that match your searches. And the cool thing is that you can save multiple searches and get emails for each one.
Given how competitive the Tri-Cities real estate market is right now, getting an email each day with new home listings can give you an early start on finding that dream home before someone else finds it. As an FYI, I can always do that for you, too, if you don’t want to be bothered with setting it up. Just tell me what you’re looking for and I can create an auto-notify as well.
So there’s a handful of new MLS search options. These are in addition to the regular Tri-Cities MLS search page that many of you have already used before. Any questions? Let me know in the comments below – always happy to help!