Custom Saved Search - What is it?
The Custom Saved Search allows for the creation of a personalized search. The Custom Saved Search may contain Common Criteria, Additional Criteria, a Map Search, or any combination of the three.
Where is it Found?
The Custom Saved Search is used on the Search Page of RealTracs.net and accessed via the Saved Search selection on the Criteria Panel.
Custom Saved Search - Quick 1, 2, 3
1. A Custom Saved Search allows the design of a unique search tailored to a client's specific needs. Creating a Custom Saved Search is very easy to do with just a few simple steps. First, access Property Search and select the property type and status being searched, Residential-Active, for instance.
2. The second step involves selecting Common Criteria, Additional Criteria, creating a Map Drawing, or a combination of all 3. Remember, status is required.
- Click in the box titled Search to Add Additional Fields at the bottom of the criteria panel to the left (fig. 1). You can scroll through the alphabetized list to find the field you are looking for or begin typing the field name to narrow the list. Many custom fields are available such as pool, fence, garage description, green features, and much much more. When the desired field comes up, click it to add it under the Additional Criteria header. Many Custom fields will have further descriptions to make the search even more tailored. Descriptions such as type of fence or pool are just two examples. Other Additional Criteria selections will have numerical MIN/MAX fields in which values can be entered to give a range, such as Sq. Ft. Main (fig. 2). Repeat this process if you need to add more fields.
- An optional map can be added to the Additional Criteria or a map only can be the basis of the search. Drawing the map for the Custom Saved Search is the same as drawing a map for the Quick Search, and directions can be found on the Map Search help page.
- Once Additional Criteria is added and a map (if desired) has been drawn, click Save at the top of the panel.
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(Images retrieved: Feb. 2019)
3. The last step in setting up a Custom Saved Search is giving the search a Name. After clicking Save, a box will appear where a name for the search can be entered and the search saved. The saved searches can be pulled up and loaded later by selecting Saved Search from the side of the criteria panel, highlighting the search you wish to use, and clicking Load (fig. 3), or simply double click the search name to Load. Selecting More displays menu options to set a particular saved search as your default search that loads automatically, the ability to rename or copy an existing saved search, and an option to delete a previously saved search.
(Image retrieved: Feb. 2019)