In selecting data from NWMLS, be sure to select the option below:
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.
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 is a good starting point.
It is also recommended that you include data from the last two year to enable you to see the recent patterns. In this example (the search is run in early 2010), we've included all items with a status data of "1/1/2010+".
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, select the ‘Export’ button (as shown below.
· Note the first time you use the export functionality you may not see the export button as described above. However, on the lower right side of the screen you will see an arrow pointer. Pressing that button will show the export button.
Next you will see the screen shown below. Select the “Default Export” Export Grid Format (by using the drop down box). Then press the ‘Export’ button.
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.