Do you have a client looking for a lakefront property? Instead of just searching for any available lakefront property, Flexmls allows you to search by a specific body of water.
Body of Water Search
On the Quick Search screen, you will need to add the Body of Water field if it isn’t in your preselected search fields. You can add it by scrolling down the Quick Search fields section and clicking Add a field.
Make sure to check the box for the Body of Water field. You can simply type in the lake’s name, but since spelling counts, you might miss some results if the seller’s agent misspelled the name.
We recommend doing the wild card search in the Body of Water field to avoid missing any listings. To do a wild card search, type an asterisk followed by the first few letters of the lake and then another asterisk. Make sure it’s not too common. Remember, spelling counts, so make sure you spell it correctly.
Below is a few examples of wild card searches for lakes:
|LAKE NAME||WILD CARD SEARCH|
|Lac La Belle Lake||*BEL*|
Continue filling out the search template as usual, then all the search results that meet your client’s needs will appear.
Other Search Options
Besides searching by a specific body of water, you can also search by Type or Water Features. Both are found under Add a field in the Quick Search.
Under Type, you will see the options for Waterfrontage on Lot and Water Access/Rights. Waterfrontage on Lot is where some or all of the waterfront is part of the property. Water Access/Rights is where the owner has access to the water, but the water is not part of any of the property’s parcels.
The Water Features field allows you to make your search more specific after selecting the type of water property your client seeks.
After selecting your desired search criteria, fill out the search template as usual, then all the search results that meet your client’s needs will appear.