On Redfin you can search for homes for sale in your area through a couple of different ways: by neighborhood, by city, by zip code, by MLS number, and or by drawing your own search.
When you are on the website, clicking on the search box will produce a drop down menu with your most recent searches and any saved searches they have.
Once you start typing, the drop down menu will then change, showing the options to search by Places, Schools or Agents.
Once you have entered in the location you are interested in and hit enter, you’ll be taken to the map page. Browsing the map, you can zoom in on a neighborhood, and Redfin will automatically show you all the listings available. To zoom in, just hit the plus button in the lower right corner of the screen and to zoom out hit the minus one.
When you are zoomed in a bit more, you’ll see the individual listing’s like below:
To jump to an area on the map, without browsing or panning, type an address, neighborhood name, city name, or a zip code in the Location field at the top of the page and click the search button. If Redfin finds more than one location matching the criteria you entered, you will be prompted to choose the location from a list:
Once Redfin has found your location we highlight it on the map with a red outline. To remove the red outline and see all the results on the visible map click Remove Outline in the lower right hand corner.
Alternatively, you can use the 'Draw' button at the bottom of the map. Using this tool, you can draw any shape to capture the areas you want.
After running your initial search you’ll have the options to filter the listings further.
If you are interested in having alerts sent to your email that fit your set search criteria you can hit Save Search button found at the top of the map. That will save the search and and prompt Redfin to send listings your way:
If you are looking for local information in the area just scroll down past the map. There you will be able to view recent statistics about sales in that market, information about schools, as well as the Transportation and Walk Score for the area.
If you know the home you want to see, simply enter the MLS number or address for that listing into the search field and click the Search button.
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