If you haven’t been using the Monsoon map feature, you might be surprised by all it can do.
When viewing a Monsoon tax report, you’ll see a map to the left of the property information section with the location of the property outlined in orange. But have you ever wondered what other information the map provides? Here’s a breakdown from top to bottom:
- Parcel Dimensions – Automatically zooms in the map on the property and displays details of the lot size.
- Download Map – Click to download the map if you want to print it out or save for future reference.
- Map Tools – There are three tool icons directly under Parcel Dimensions. The “Pan Map” tool looks like a hand and allows you to click and drag the map to different locations. The “Draw a Shape” tool allows you to get the area and perimeter of a section of the map by tracing its shape. The “Draw a Line” tool measures distance between points on the map. For both of the shape tools, click once to begin drawing and click again each time you want to change direction. To disable drawing and return to regular map function, click on the Pan Map icon. To remove the shapes, click on Remove Shapes at the top.
- Map Size – Allows you to choose from small, large or full screen view of the map.
- Map Options – Contains controls that allow you to change the view of the map (street, terrain and satellite), add Overlays, remove or add legends to your view, highlight lot lines in yellow and lock the map for easier viewing on mobile. Overlay options can vary regionally. The Flood Zone overlay is displayed below.
- Status Legend – The Monsoon map provides the most current MLS listing status information for surrounding properties, marked by colored flags. The legend explains the color codes and allows you to control which listing statuses appear by checking off the the boxes. It also includes a filter for Sold history (3 months, 6 months or 1 year). You can turn the legend view on and off in Map Options.
Are you ready to go to the next level with the Monsoon map? When performing a search, choose the Map view for your results. Use the drawing tools at top right of the screen to focus on a specific geographic area and fine tune your results.
Michele has been in the real estate industry since 2012, specializing in content creation and Realtor education. When not busy at work, she enjoys hiking, spending time with her two sons and long Sunday brunches.