It might be hard to distinguish between a Listing Collection and a Saved Search in Flexmls. But it is important to know how the two vary so you can use them both efficiently and effectively.
A Listing Collection saves individual listings and allows you to collect a set of properties for your client. A Saved Search saves the criteria for a search and adds properties automatically. Below is a breakdown of a Listing Collection versus a Saved Search.
|LISTING COLLECTION||SAVED SEARCH|
|Static: Properties added and removed by the creator of the Listing Collection.||Dynamic: The Saved Search updates automatically anytime a property fitting the set criteria appears on Flexmls.|
|Custom Criteria: Can add any properties to the Listing Collection regardless of criteria.||Set Criteria: You can only use one set of criteria for the saved search.|
|Manual: Add and remove properties at any time, regardless of your search criteria.||Automatic: Properties fitting the search criteria are added to the list automatically. You can’t manually add properties to a Saved Search.|
Creating a Listing Collection
After selecting the listings for your Collection, click the Save button on the top right corner of your screen and select Save Selected As to continue. At any time you can add to the Collection, rename it or remove it entirely.
A benefit of creating Listing Collections is the properties you save will always remain in your Collection regardless of status. You may email the Collection to your client or print it out for a home tour. To find your new Listing Collection, click on the Menu and select Listing Collections under the Search category.