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New MLS Search Applications – FIND and MLS Data Co-op

Two new real estate search platforms are now available at no additional cost to HAR members who subscribe to MLS.  Both of these systems allow members to search HAR active and sold listings as well as listings from across the country.  These systems are available exclusively to HAR members and members of participating MLSs throughout the United States. However, only HAR members will see confirmed sales prices for the Houston area. Agents from other areas of the country will see a sales price range for listings provided by HAR.  HAR members can access both these systems by logging into the HAR.com Member Only Portal and clicking into the “MLS” menu along the top or directly from the Search menu inside Tempo MLS.  The FIND and MLS Data Co-op platforms support access from multiple browser types including Safari, Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer.

FIND – This platform includes all HAR active listings and recently sold listings as well as all active listings across the country and sold listings from certain markets that also utilize the FIND application.  The FIND search engine offers diverse data sets including local school reports and reviews, demographics, mapping, public records, detailed neighborhood information and psychographic community data.

FIND utilizes a “natural language” search interface making it similar to searching on Google (Ex: 3 bed 2 bath $350k-$450k 77008) and it identifies word structures, even when the spelling is dissimilar (i.e., in-ground vs. in ground) and varied real estate terms (i.e., duplex vs. Gemini Home), and automatically modifies the query and links users to the results without sending them back to the beginning of the search process.

MLS Data Co-op – Similar to FIND, the MLS Data Co-op allows members to search HAR active and recently sold MLS listings from within a single, map-based platform and includes public records data, school and local demographic information.  HAR members also have access to active and sold listings from other MLS organizations who have agreed to share MLS data and participate in the MLS Data Co-op.

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