Keller Williams Greater Seattle, Ben Kakimoto, Seattle Condo Agent

New Search Features – Open Houses and Sold

By on May 20, 2011 in Feature, Real Estate with 7 Comments


We recently implemented a few improvements to our online home search feature — you can now search for condo open houses and sold property listings. In addition, the options for searching short sales or by school district have been refined.

Open Houses

Listings with a scheduled open house will automatically display with a blue open house ribbon in the list view. Plus, upcoming open house information will be listed at the top of the property details page.

A new Open House search panel lets you search specifically for upcoming open houses.

Sold Property Listings

You now have the option to search for sold property listings using the “Property Status” search panel. Check the “Sold” option box and run your search.

When viewing the details of a particular property listing a new tab displays called “Similar & Sold” showing similar listings for available for sale or that have sold. It’s a great tool to compare properties.

Short Sales (pre-foreclosure) & Bank-owned Properties

By default, search results display all available MLS listed condos for sale including short sales and bank-owned properties. With this update, you now have the ability to exclude short sales and bank-owned listings from the search results allowing to you focus solely on non-distressed properties. Conversely, you have the option to search specifically for short sale and bank-owned properties.

Information about school search options can be found on our Living Northwest blog.


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  1. Ashley says:

    Great Real Estate search refinement options! It seems that more and more clients want something very specific and this is a great tool to help those clients truly find the home of their dreams. Good work!

  2. Alex C. says:

    Great improvements, Ben. For potential buyers to be able to search for sold properties really empowers with more information on which to make their purchasing decision. Kudos.

  3. Condo Looker says:

    A suggested upgrade for next time would be to include an easy way to see which buildings are FHA approved.

  4. Ben Kakimoto says:

    Thanks for the suggestion, I’ll pass it on to the developers. It would definitely help with the search process.

  5. Hi Ben,

    I popped over just to see your blog and see what neat things you were doing here. This search feature, which includes sold properties, is really wonderful. I played with it a bit and imagine that home buyers & sellers in Seattle will find it immensely valuable. Good job!


  6. Good search enhancements. Are you familiar with VOW data feeds? VOW feeds provide your clients with even more search options such as days on market, original list price and price change history. Check my website out as I have these options. They require registration to view and I have increased client logins by over 100%. Good article and great new tools on your IDX search.

  7. Ben Kakimoto says:

    Grant – thanks for stopping by. Yes, we have similar search options as well.

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