New Way to Select Property Type for Quick Search begins Thursday, January 18. The property type used for your last search will be the default for the next search your create. This means you will not have to select "Residential" every time you start a new Quick Search. It will default to the "last used" property type. You can always pick a different property type, but this will save you time.
When starting a Quick Search or a Map Search, you will go directly to the search page where you can immediately start entering search criteria. If you’d like to select a different property type (Land/Farm, Multi-Family, etc), you can do that directly from the Quick Search screen. This change saves time and provides a logical workflow by eliminating the need to select a property type before going to the Quick Search screen.
When you use the menu or favorites link to begin a Quick Search or Map Search, you’ll go directly to the Quick Search screen.
You can begin entering search criteria, or your can change the property type using the Quick Search Template drop down menu. To change the property type for your Quick Search Template, click the current Quick Search (located at the top of the search criteria, ie "Residential") and select a different property type from the list.
The next time you begin a Quick Search, the system will load the last property type you used. So if your last search used a Residential template, the next time you begin a Quick Search, you’ll begin on a blank Residential Quick Search template.
Please note, specific search criteria (list price, location, square footage, etc.) will be cleared whenever you change Quick Search templates.
The new workflow for selecting a Quick Search template provides a more intuitive workflow and saves time when starting a new search. Most users use the same property type the majority of the time. Having to select "Residential" every time you start a search is a waste of time if you almost always want a Residential Quick Search. You click on Quick Search and go directly to the search screen where you can begin entering search criteria or, if necessary, you can change your Quick Search template to the appropriate property type.