In selecting data from CMLS be sure to select the two options below:
Make sure that all the status options are selected. Then place a more recent data in the “Status Date” entry field. The data “01/01/2006” is a good date for 2008 (since only the last two years are used. These options will make sure that all the data that is needed to create the appropriate graphs, is collected.
You should also make your normal selection choice by selecting other options that you would normally select in doing a CMA. As mentioned earlier, looking at activity in specific subdivisions or neighborhoods is a good starting point.
Once you’ve selected the search criteria, you may download your results.
To download your results press the button, located on the left in the “MY SIDEBAR” area. Once you press the button, you will see the download screen as shown below.
Select the “All Fields” download format and press the button. Once the download starts, you will be asked if you want to save the file. Select the ‘Save’ option and then select a filename.
You will see dialog boxes similar to what you see below.
Once you have saved your exported file, you are ready to run the Neighborhood Buying Patterns application. When you run the application you will need to point to the exported data file, so make sure that you’ve placed the file in an easy to find place.
For instructions on how to run the Neighborhood Buying Pattern application, be sure to see the Neighborhood Buying Pattern manual (installed on your desktop when you installed the application).