Last week we published an article on beginning your home search through our site - www.missoulaareahomes.com
. That is a great start, however, there are many more features that clients use on a daily basis when searching Missoula area real estate. Here are some more examples for you, which explain how exactly to narrow down your search.
In this example I have created a search for multiple areas: Missoula, Florence, Victor, Lolo, Stevensville, and Hamilton areas. I did the search parameters of single family homes, $200,000-$400,000 price range, with at least 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. You can see this brings up 311 results. To add in more communities, this is done in the "keyword" box which has a red arrow drawn to it. If I were to add Frenchtown, I'd type it in there, and then click "apply". Here is the screen shot of this example:
Now, let's say that I am interested in a property, but I have additional criteria such as acreage or air conditioning. This can be done through the "more options" tab which is located right under the GREEN search tab on the left hand side. Screen shot below:
Now - we are into the advanced SEARCH criteria where we can narrow down if/what we are looking for. In this example, I'm wanting some property that has at least 1 acre, but no more than 5 acres. When I do this search, you can see it takes my number of available properties from 311 down to 67. Here's a screen shot of more options from the advanced search area, just so you can see what comes up:
Here's the second screen shot where I put in our acreage parameters of 1-5 acres. Take note of the fact there are many more criteria in there that clients can use to specifically target properties that match what they are looking for:
Here is the result of our Missoula area real estate search for properties that have 1-5 acres, 2 bed/2 bath, $200,000-$400,000. All done in less than a minute with 67 results!
That concludes today's session from The Schaefer Team! We hope you'll find this helpful when you are doing your search for the perfect home. Please let us know if we can be of assistance in setting up advanced search criteria!