How to get a customized MLS report

An example of a customized MLS/IDX in Boise with search criteria between $100,000 to $750,000, minimum 2000 square feet three bedroom two bath:

See all MLS/IDX listings in Boise between $100,000 to $750,000 with a minimum of 1150 square feet, three bedroom, two bath.

See all current IDX/MLS listings between $100,000 through $150,000 with minimum three bedrooms plus, two bathrooms plus,1150 square feet plus, and on the market under 30 days in Boise real estate area.

Without a customized MLS report the search for a new home can become quite tedious and frustrating.  Potential homebuyers may find themselves running from one home viewing to the next for weeks on end without ever finding the perfect home.

Every time buyers go to view a home, they get out of the car energetically and excited only to be disappointed moments later when they realize the home doesn’t match their list of preferred features.

One home may have the perfect exterior, but the interior may have the wrong floor plan.  Another home may have the right size and number of bedrooms, but it’s placement on a busy street makes it unsafe for small children.  And yet, another has the perfect house, but the extremely small lot size leaves no room for gardening hobbies.

These are the types of issues home buyers discover along the away that leave them discouraged and feeling as if they’ll never find the right home.

The good news is that with the help of an experienced real estate agent, home buyers can get a customized list of homes that already meets their criteria.  That means that before they even get to a property, they’ll already know what to expect.  Then it’s just a matter of fine-tuning to find the perfect match.

Here’s what you can do to get a customized list that will dramatically increase your chances of finding the right home:

Be specific, but be flexible – You want a list that has the important items that you must have, such as the right price, number of bedrooms, and location.  This will ensure that you get a nice list to choose from that will meet your basic needs.  A list with too many specifics can narrow your results and could potentially exclude great homes you might have enjoyed.

Let your agent know which features are a must and which ones are optional.  That way you get a more thorough list.