My Layouts - What is it?

Layouts are search results that display in a formatted list after a successful search has been run. A layout displays information about a listing or a group of listings such as MLS Number, Address, Square Footage, and many many others. Layouts can be customized by adding and removing criteria columns, and arranging the list by choosing the order of a selected column in ascending or descending order.


Where is it Found?

Layouts are found by clicking the List Tab (fig. 1) from the available selections at the top of the Map Panel.

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(Image received: Feb. 2015)


Where Can I Learn More?

For additional instruction, see the “My Layouts - Quick 1, 2, 3” tutorial; as well as the “My Layouts - Just Show Me!” video tutorial. Layouts are also covered in our Advanced RealTracs training sessions held at the RealTracs office and area REALTOR® associations; visit RealTracs.net to view the latest live training offerings.


Tutorials:


My Layouts - Just Show Me!


(Video recorded: Oct. 2014)


My Layouts- Quick 1, 2, 3


1. Layouts are the formatted results, in a list view, that are available to view and print. To view search results in the various layouts that are available, a successful search must first be run with at least one listing returned. Once desired search results have been acquired, select the List tab from the top of the mapped search results page (fig. 1).


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(Image received: Feb. 2015)


2. The default view displayed on the list view is the RealTracs layout that contains some of the most often used fields. However, customizing and reordering the fields on the results view to your personal needs is an easy task.

  • To reorder the columns, simply "grab" a column header with the mouse cursor and drag it to the desired location on the results page. By clicking a column header, results can be sorted by the values in that column in ascending or descending order - by list price, alphabetically, etc.
  • To Add/Remove a column, click the Columns button at the top of the list view, select Add/Remove (fig. 2), check the boxes of the column fields you would like to add, or unselect those you wish to remove, and click OK. You can also save the layout from the Add/Remove Columns window by checking the Save As: box at the top, naming the new layout, and clicking OK.

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(Image received: Feb. 2015)


3. To save a layout or save as a default layout while in the layout view, select Save or Save Current as Default from the Columns drop down, give the layout a name, and click Save. Any saved layout is available and can be selected from My Layouts in the Columns selection menu.