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Where are my Lofts?

Updated: Jan 21

This is a fantastic question about how to create a search specifically for Lofts using the new Property Type, Subtype and Subtype Description fields.



PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE MADE AN IMPROVEMENT TO LOCATE THE 'SUBTYPE DESCRIPTION' FIELD ON THE MAIN SEARCH PAGE, IT IS NO LONGER HIDDEN IN THE ADDITIONAL CRITERIA PAGE. Click here to read about that change.



Start with a Standard Search, and Choose:

Property Type = Residential

Subtype(s) = Condominium, Tenancy in Common and Stock Coop

For this example I'm also going to add County = San Francisco and San Mateo, and I'll also make sure I add the Coming Soon status (Active is automatically selected).


Next, I'm going to use the "Additional Criteria" in the top of the search to find the complete list of ALL property fields so I can add the specific detail for Subtype Description. Check it out:


By checking off the value for "Loft" I'm able to get back only listings that match this specific Subtype Description value. I could choose more than one value as long as I do NOT check "Require all ✅s" (which would mean all values must be true to be returned). For my example, I'm going to add "Studio" too, so that I can show a mixed result set.


Click okay to close this panel and then run the search. Let's look at the search results generated from these settings!

I can see a number of excellent things in these results. Let's go through them:

  1. The Listing ID column has MLS Numbers for listings from reciprocal partners (in this case, East Bay!).

  2. My search returned any listings that was "Loft" or "Studio".

  3. I chose to retrieve Condominium (COND), Tenancy In Common (TCLA), and Stock Coop (COOP) and my results did include one TCLA listing that was found.

  4. It's important to note that even reciprocal listings coming into our system get assigned a SF District and Sub-District value correctly so that they work in our searches and functions that use OUR D/S values.

This shows you how to make use of the new enriched search controls and how to view and use the mixed results you'll get back!


If you found this guide useful, share it with your office. We will share on Social Media and education pieces will be coming out in Members Edge in the weeks to come.


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