Louisville MLS Search Page Instructions
We are pleased to offer unique property search tools which enhance your searching results fopr properties in the Greater Louisville Area and makes the time you spend more productive. We have 3 methods to search for a house.
First is the “quick search” blue box at the top left of every page. There are 5 search criteria here or you can use a combination. The “area” is first. This will let you select the area that you desire to live. The second criterion is the “subdivision”. This works well if you know the exact subdivision that you have interest. I don’t use it very often and normally leave it blank. The price, baths and beds are self explanatory.
Second, and my favorite, is the "map search" located on the home page under the quick search box. Select the area which interests you on the map. After you select the area, little icons appear of all the houses for sale in that area. As you mouse over the house icon, the price and address pops up, and clicking again brings up an abbreviated description of the house. From here, you can go to full blown detail and pictures along with a “birds-eye view” map.
Third is “advanced”; which enables us to drill down to see exactly which houses fit your unique criteria.
In property categories, “Residential” is most common and the default. This breaks down into Single Family Residence (SFR), Farm, Auction (House Auctions), and Condo/Patio homes. Condominiums and Patio Homes in Louisville are often used interchangeably and lumped together in the Greater Louisville MLS. When I think of condos, I think of a high rise. Patio Homes often share a common wall although some Patio Home communities do not. One common thread of these is the that the condo association typically takes care of the exterior of the house and the homeowner takes care of interior drywall to drywall. The exterior may include grass, shrubs, streets, sidewalks, snow removal, trash, etc.
“Multi-Family” would be a duplex, triplex, quadplex, or an apartment building. Lots/Land is typically residential land, which are empty building lots.
The "MLS area" is a very commonly used tool. Soon, you will be using it as well as a Louisville Realtor®. Using the “control” key enables one to select multiple areas in your search. There is a thumbnail map to the right that can be enlarged to see the area. I have also described them on my New Construction and Open House pages and in even more detail on each area’s page.
"Subdivisions" can be used much like the “MLS Area” tool. If you have selected an area previously, only the applicable subdivisions will show now.
You can select by the normal price, bedrooms/bathrooms, etc. "New on market" is interesting as you can see what was put on in the last day, 3 days, week, or 2 weeks. Another item of note is the “sort results by” button. Here we can sort our searches by price low to high, number of beds, MLS numbers, or Days On Market (DOM). We can also select to show us only properties that are “new construction” or “open house”.
At the bottom section, we can specify even more items to narrow our search. Of particular interest for most would be the inclusion of a basement, the master bedroom being on the first floor, or having a single-story home.
At this point, you can select "Search Properties" or "Map Properties". "Search Properties" brings up all the selected listings while "Map Properties" shows little house icons on a map showing the location of each property that shows promise.
We would encourage you to sign up for “property tracker”. This will save you time as you come back for your favorite searches. You can also get a jump on the newest listings that appear on criteria selected by you that will be emailed directly as soon as they hit the market. This can happen up to 3 days before it hits Realtor.com and other national sites. We find that the best deals are often when a property first comes on the market.
With all of this information available, why do you need us?
As real estate agents, our search tools are a little more precise and we have many more options including “not”. For example, we can request that a property “not” have a swimming pool. We also have other tools available to us that will detail the pricing history of a house, last sold date, appraised value, etc, among many other items. These tools also give us the ability to do a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) that will indicate the value of a particular property.
However, one needs to keep in mind that these search tools are only as good as what the listing agent inputted to the Greater Louisville MLS.
The Greater Louisville MLS includes Louisville and several surrounding counties including Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Bullitt Counties.