Do you know about wildcards in Flexmls? These precious gems can help strengthen your searches when you’re not entirely sure what to look for.
What’s a Wildcard?
The wildcard is a symbol that takes the place of a word, letter or phrase to better help you complete a search. A wildcard is either a % or * in search. It does not matter which one you choose.
How Do I Use It?
Wildcards can only be used in a text field in Flexmls. A text field is a field, like Subdivision, where you can enter any type of text. You will not be able to use the wildcard in a field that only accepts numbers, like the Bedrooms field.
Wildcards are perfect when you’re not sure of your search term. For example, your client wants to look at homes in a particular neighborhood, but can only remember part of the name of the subdivision- “something” ranch. If we use the wildcard in the Subdivision field, it might look something like this:
The wildcard can also be used to search the public remarks field for a word or phrase, like %mother%, which will match mother in law suite, mother-in-law-suite, mother-in-law quarters, mother-in-law setup, mother goose tile, etc.
Chelsea Oakland joined the ARMLS team in 2014. With her learning and development experience she knew she would have an impact on the company’s end goal to service its more than 40,000 subscribers.