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Tech Tip Tuesday #002 – The MLS Speed Bar

The Speed Bar will allow you to run a search from any screen:

The Speed Bar accepts two types of input:

    • Speed Bar Shorthand: a series of simple codes you enter into the Speed Bar. Matrix translates your entries into search criteria and runs the corresponding search.
    • Speed Bar Shortcuts: any Matrix search that you’ve Saved As a Speed Bar shortcut. Enter its name in the Speed Bar and Matrix runs that saved search.

Shorthand Tips:  

    • Keep it simple and case doesn’t matter
    • Combine your Shorthand codes in any order (except for bedrooms and bathrooms)
    • Put spaces between Shorthand codes, not commas
    • Check the criteria on the results page to ensure it searched for what you asked for

Speed Bar Shorthand Examples:  

    • ML Numbers: 516373 or 516373 519347
    • Status: A for Active; X for Expired; L for Leased; C for Closed, etc. Example: “L COML” (without quotes) for Leased Commercial
        • RES, LOT, COM, FARM, COMLProperty Type:
        • Examples: LOT for Lots and Land or COM for Commercial and COML for Commercial Lease, “A CP” (without quotes) for Active Cross Property
    • Street Number and Name: 123 Main (enter exact Street Number and Street Name as in “959 Norman Eskridge Hwy” but without quotes)
    • City: City name; Example:  “Millsboro $100-150” (without quotes) for properties between $100-150 thousand in the city of Millsboro.
    • Price (In Thousands): $500-550 or $500+ or $500-(this is the current price for Actives; the Sales Price for Solds)
    • Bedrooms and Bathrooms: 4+ 3+ for 4 or more bedrooms and 3 or more bathrooms
    • Approx Square Feet: 2000+ sqft or 2000-2500 sqft
    • Acres: 20 acres or 2.5+ ac
    • Open Houses: OH 7/20/2014 or OH 0 (0 means today)
    • Agent Search: AG Brown or AG Adam Brown
    • Office Search: OFF Century*

Combining Shorthand Codes – Examples:  

    • A COM for Active Commercial listings
    • C LOT for Closed Lots and Land
    • A 19975 for Active listings in Zip Code 19975
    • A 19975 $800+ 4+ for Active in 19975 at $800,000 or above with 4 or more bedrooms

Field Examples: Status: A, X, L, P, C, W, K Type: RES, COM, COML, LOT, FARM Price (in Thousands): You must use a ‘$’ before the dollar amount.  

    • $300 –> Price equals $300,000
    • $300-350 –> Price between $300,000 and $350,000
    • $650+ –> Price equal to or greater than $650,000
    • $300- –> Price equal to or less than $300,000

Beds:  You may add a space and “beds” or “bd” after the number, but are not required to do so.  

    • 3 –>  Exactly 3 Bedrooms
    • 3-5 –> Between 3 and 5 Bedrooms, inclusive
    • 3+ –> Equal to or greater than 3 Bedrooms
    • 3- –> Equal to or less than 3 Bedrooms

Full Baths:  You may add a space and “baths” or “ba” after the number, but are not required to do so.

    • 3 ba –>  Exactly 3 Full Baths
    • 3 baths –>  Exactly 3 Full Baths
    • 3-5 ba –> Between 3 and 5 Full Baths, inclusive
    • 3+ ba –> Equal to or greater than 3 Full Baths
    • 3- ba –> Equal to or less than 3 Full Baths

Zip Code: Enter a 5 digit Zip Code  

    • 19973
    • 19973 19944

Approx Square Feet: You must add “sqft” or “sf” after the number.

    • 3000+ sqft –> Equal to or greater than 3,000 sqft
    • 2000-2750 sqft –> Between 2,000 and 2,750 sqft, inclusive

Approx Acres: You must add “ac” or “acres” after the number; but it does not matter which shorthand code you use.

    • 1 acres –> Exactly 1 Acre
    • 3.5+ ac –> Equal to or greater than 3.5 acres
    • 2.5- ac –> Equal to or less than 2.5 acres
    • (Note that ac or acres may be used)
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