As a real estate professional, you don’t dictate where your clients want to look for homes. If they want to find properties outside of your local area, you’re going to do everything in your power to find them exactly what they want. This is something you used to only be able to get by paying the fees to subscribe to another MLS, or worse, several MLS’, that covered your target area. But with Find, the need for duplicate fees and understanding multiple systems, all issues surrounding OMD
(Overlapping Market Disorder) is a thing of the past.
As a national database of property information, Find allows you to easily cross MLS borders and gather the types of information traditionally only available through joining several MLS’s.
Don’t settle or pay to search across borders
Maybe you work primarily in Salem County, NJ, but your clients want some farm land in either Cumberland or Atlantic counties. Normally, you would search REALTOR.com®. But that may not contain all of the important information you really need or want, like a wide variety of photos, and agent remarks. And it's the same information your clients can find themselves. You could join the MLS that covers the area in which your client is interested, but who wants to pay the extra fees?
But with your TREND membership, you can use Find to conduct your search, and you’ll get all of the information available for listings across the entire country, with no added cost to you. This ability to search across MLS borders gives you a huge advantage over other agents whose searches are limited to the coverage of their MLS.
Access Find by choosing the MLS tab in TREND. Next click the search option, which is located at the far left of the top navigation. Choose Find. Find will open in a new window or tab, depending on your browser settings.
Here are some cool things you can do with it:
Add criteria with just one click
By clicking the price of the home, you can add it as a search criteria, and find all homes within +/-10% of the list price
One of the cool things Find allows you to do is to take any piece of information found on their reports and use it as search criteria, just by simply clicking it. Most of the fields found on the report can be added as search criteria to help narrow down your results, like:
You can even click the price of the property and automatically find any listing within +/-10% of the list price, without having to do the math and manually change the price in your search.
- Date the listing was updated
- Year the home was built
- Lot acreage
Utilize the natural language search
You can also use the natural language search to narrow down results. If you belong to multiple MLS’, you no doubt have to learn different codes or understand different terminology to get what you're looking for. Not with Find! Just enter a term in the search box, like "Deck" or "Pool" and it will understand what you’re looking for and add it as a criteria.
Your clients don't understand the boundaries of MLS's; they shouldn’t have to. And you shouldn't have to use several MLS’s to serve them. The need for information crosses borders. By providing you access to Find, TREND can save you time (searching for and entering information in multiple MLS') and money (duplicate fees and costs), and help you get the information you need all in one place.
*If you don't belong to the MLS where the listing originates, you must confirm compensation with the listing firm.
Jeff Demarco • Content Coordinator
Jeff joined TREND in 2008 as a technical writer / content coordinator and continues in that role today. He spends his time at TREND working to improve the online help system, as well as writing stories and producing videos.