Simplifying the Phoenix Real Estate Search

avatarthumbnail.jpgLet’s talk about a great new feature that has been added to the Phoenix MLS since the change to flexmls from Tempo, the kind of thing that can save you hours of sorting through listings from everywhere when you want to focus on a certain area.

Last week I had a client ask about the Montage Condominiums in northeast Phoenix, right next to the Scottsdale border near the Princess resort. Options were few for townhouses in this particular complex. But thanks to the new MLS, I could take the MLS number for any one of the properties in Montage and search within the radius of our choice for other similar townhouses.


This far surpasses the methodology available in the old Arizona Regional MLS, where a similar search would be conducted by searching for a given elementary school or by the clunky and largely random “areas” as defined in 1734 by the original mapmaker.

Think this is cool? Wait … don’t answer yet!

Once the search is established, I can set up what flexmls calls a “portal” … an individual website that will show you all of the listings that match your criteria and fall within the blue circle. We had this in the old MLS but the upper limit was 75 properties. Now? There is no limit. If it’s in the Phoenix real estate market, fits your criteria and falls within the area you like, it will appear whether that means 12 properties are 120.

Want to see the search in action for yourself? Let me know what you’re trying to find through the contact form on the top right and see for yourself.

[tags]Phoenix real estate, flexmls, real estate search[/tags]

Jonathan Dalton

Jonathan Dalton is a 40-plus-year resident of the Valley and has been helping folks buy and sell homes since 2004. He can be reached at 602-502-9693 or info at