How do I search for a subdivision?

The issue here as that while both MLS are computer databases, the information in those databases was entered by humans. Many agents have different ideas of how information should be entered, and you want to try to capture all those possibilities if you are looking for specific subdivisions.

Try multiple methods of entering subdivision names.  Likely the most productive search would be with the actual subdivision name. If the subdivision name was "River Bend at Mansell", don't stop there. You may also find homes in that same subdivision listed under:

  • "Riverbend"
  • "River Bend"
  • "Riverbend @ Mansell"
  • "River Bend @ Mansell"
  • "Riverbend at Mansell"
  • "RiverBend Mansell"
  • "River Bend Mansell"

(aack! - welcome to the world of a real estate agent).

Here is an example of how to approach street searches. If you search for just "Parkgate", you would miss "Park Gate" so enter that too with a comma in between.  On this example you may want to avoid entering just "Park" though.  True you would find "Park Gate" and "Parkgate," but you would also get "Park," as well as "Forest Park," "Green Park Reserve," "The Park on the Hill," etc.  This is just like Google and other search engines.  Think like a computer and you'll be fine. 

(Note: when inputting more than one street or subdivision, be sure that there are NO SPACES between them, only commas, e.g. River Bend,Riverbend,Riverbend at Mansell,River Bend at Mansell).

More MLS Search Hints and FAQs

  1. Why do only a few listings show up for a city
  2. How do I search for a street or subdivision
  3. How accurate are my "Keyword" search results?
  4. What is HomeScanner?
  5. Is this the same Atlanta MLS Atlanta Realtors use?
  6. Why do some homes have no photos?
  7. How up-to-date is the AtlantaPros MLS Database?
  8. Where can I find neighborhood information for specific homes?
  9. Is The AtlantaPros Team MLS search more powerful than searches on other websites?
  10. Why do I get so many duplicate listings in my search results?
  11. If I can pull all of these listings myself, why do I need a "Buyer's Agent?"
  12. How can I fix issues signing into my account?"

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