In selecting data from MRIS be sure to select the options below:
Select all the Status options by holding down the <control> key and selecting all the options. To avoid download lots of unneeded data, you may also place a recent date in the “Sold Date” box. Here we’ve placed 1/1/2006 ( this assumes the search is being done in 2008, only the last two years of data is used in the graphs). 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. In this example, we’re only looking at 3 bedroom selections.
Once you’ve selected the data, you are ready to search your results. When you’ve obtained your search results, you are ready to select the data you want to export. Select the “Check all” to export all the data.
Once you’ve selected the data, you are ready to export the results. To export the results, select the button as shown below.
When you select the button, the dialog shown below will be displayed. Select the “Residential Exchange” option. Then push the button.
Once you push the button, you will be asked if you want to save the file. Select the save option and then choose 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).