In selecting data from Interface Express, be sure to select the options below:
· 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 (location) is a good starting point.
· Make sure that all the status options are selected. This option will make sure that all the data that is needed to create the appropriate graphs, is collected.
· It is also recommended that you include data from the last two year to enable you to see the recent patterns.
Once you’ve selected the search criteria, press the ‘Search’ button to see the results as shown below. Now you are ready to download the results. To download the results, first select the “Custom Grid View” using the drop down arrow in the “View As” option as shown below.
Once you select the “Custom Grid View” you will see the interface changes.
Next you will need to setup a custom grid format that include all the fields needed by the Visual Pricing System. This is a one-time action that you will need to do. Once you do this (and name the changes as you will see below), you will not need to do this again. To setup the custom grid format, use the dropdown arrow in the “Columns” area located at the right side of the headers.
Once you’ve selected the “Columns” drop down, select the edit column feature. This will allow to you adjust the columns that are shown in the grid. Do this to make sure that you include the following columns:
· Map Area
· Price Sold
· Date Sold
· Date Uncon
· Date Listed
· SqFt Abv Grd
· Date Chnged
· Lot SqFt
· Price Orig
Once you’ve edited the columns to include those identified above, we recommend that you save the “columns” under the grid forma name “Focus1st”. This will allow you to easily export future results without having to edit the columns in the future. In the future you will not need to edit the columns, you will just need to select the custom grid format that you just created and named “Focus1st”. You can select the grid format as shown below by using the drop down located in the middle of the screen near the top of the headers.
Once you’ve selected the “Focus1st” custom grid format that you created, you will want to be sure that all your search results have been selected. To do so select the “Select All” box which will then select all your search results.
Once you have all your search results selected you are ready to export your data. To export your data, use the “Select Action” drop down arrow and select the “Export Grid” format as shown below.
The download will now start. Once the download starts, you will be asked if you want to save the file. Select the save option and then choose a file name.
Be sure to remember where you save your file. This is the exported file that will be used to create your graphs.
You will see dialog boxes similar to what you see below.
Once you have saved your exported file, you are ready to run the 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.