Most clients feel strongly about a pool- they either want one or they don’t. Then there are those clients who wouldn’t mind having access to a pool, but don’t want all of the upkeep responsibility. Community pools are a perfect solution. And what’s the best way to search for that perfect property? We have two.

Flexmls has two searchable fields that help you find listings with a community pool: the General Property Description – Pool field and the Community Pool option under the more general Community Features fields.

Searching by General Property Description

The first (and more accurate) method is using General Property Description – Pool, which is a required field when adding a listing. Every listing agent must pick one of the four available options in order to add the listing to the MLS. By choosing Both Private & Community or Community Only, you’re sure to find your client’s dream property with a community pool.

To add this field to your Quick Search, go down to the Add a Field button and type in the word “general.”  When the options populate on the right side of the screen, click Pool under General Property Descriptions to add that field to your search.

Searching by Community Features

The second option is to search using the Community Features field and selecting the option for Community Pool. Keep in mind that Community Features isn’t a required field, so it’s possible you might miss some listings using this method. To add this field to your Quick Search, go down to Add a Field and type in the word “community.” When the entire Community Features section populates on the right side, click on it to add it to your search.

screenshot of community pool second search type