In selecting data from MRED MLS be sure to select the two options below:
Select all status activity for the last two years. Make sure that all the status options are selected (don’t need to select rental activity). Then search for all activity for the last two years. 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 or use the map search feature to find all the activity near the subject property.
Once you’ve selected the search criteria, you may download your results. To export data, select the “download” button as shown in the graphic below.
Once you press the “Download” button, you will see a dialog similar to the one shown below. Select the “Toolkit CMA fields” option.
Then press the “Next” Button. After you press the “Next” button, you will see a screen similar to that below.
As you will see, the default format is the “Tab-delimited text” format. This is format you want to use, so select the “continue” button. Once you select the “Continue” button, you will see a screen similar to that shown below.
To download your data, select the “click here” link. Once the download starts, you will be asked if you want to save the file. Select the ‘Save’ option and then select a filename.
Be sure to remember where you save your file. This is the exported file that will be used to create your graphs.
Once you have saved your exported file, you are ready to run your application. When you run the application you will need to find 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 your application, be sure to see the tutorial on the Focus 1st website.