Searching on the Map
To narrow your luxury home search on the Arizona map, you may define search shapes
(rectangles, circles, and polygons) where you would like to look for your desired
listings area. To remove a search area, locate the shape in the search
criteria panel, and click on the blue X next to the shape name.
- To create a rectangular search area, click on the
rectangle shape, then
click on the map to define one corner of your rectangle. Move your
mouse until the rectangle is the desired size, and click again to
complete the shape.
- To create a circular search area, click on the circle
shape, then click
on the map to set the center of your search. Move your mouse to
increase the radius of the search from that center point, click again
to complete the circle.
- To create an irregular-shaped search area,
click on the polygon in your Search Areas box, then click on the map to
define the first corner of your polygon. Click to define the remaining
search boundaries. Your polygon can have as many points as you need to
define your search area. Double-click to complete your polygon.
- Multiple Search Shapes - When using multiple search
shapes, you may
choose if you would like to search only the intersection of those
shapes by placing a check in the box marked Intersection.
Moving the Arizona Mansions Map
- Pan – The Pan Tool is the default tool selection when you
Mapping. Using the Pan Tool, you may move the map in any direction. To
use the Pan Tool, click and hold, and move the map in any direction.
When you release the mouse button, the map will stop moving.
- Navigation Arrows – By using the arrow buttons above the
zoom bar, you
may move the map in the direction indicated by the arrow.
- Keyboard Pan
- You may use the arrow keys on your keyboard to pan the map in small
increments. The Up, Down, Left, and Right arrow keys all work
independently, or you may move diagonally by holding two keys together,
such as Left and Up.
To adjust the zoom level to display a larger or smaller area, you have
- Scroll Wheel – if your mouse is equipped with a scroll
will increase or decrease the zoom level, centering the map at the
- Double-Click – double-click at a point on the map to zoom
and center at
- Zoom Bar – to maintain the current map center but adjust
the magnification, use the zoom bar in the upper left corner of the
mapping screen. Click the + or - buttons to move the zoom level up or
- Zoom Tool – The green plus sign is your Zoom Tool. Click
green plus sign to select the Zoom Tool, which then changes the cursor
to an arrow with a question mark.
While the Zoom Tool is selected, you may click once to re-center the
map at the click location, or you may click, hold, and release to draw
a zoom area.
Next to the search shape tools, the Nosy Neighbor tool allows you to
click on a point on the map to bring up listing information. The parcel
dimensions, where available, will display, and a mini listing history.
Click on the link marked Select to place one of the historical listings
on your selected tab. Click on the listing number to view its listing
report in a separate window.
Map Display Buttons
Back/Forward Buttons – Similar to your web
includes buttons to move between displays. If you would like to revert
to the previous mapping zoom level or focus, click the back button
(left arrow). From there, you may return to the most recent zoom level
or focus by clicking the forward button (right arrow).
Display all Points on Map – Click the button
Back/Forward buttons to return to the initial map view where all
plotted points are visible. This tool is handy if you have moved the
map to a point where you have lost perspective.
Use the Measuring tool to measure distances on the map. Select the
tool, click once on the map to begin measuring, move the mouse to the
first point you’d like to measure. You may continue measuring segments
on the map by repeating the process. Double click to clear the current
measurements and begin again.
In the lower right corner of the mapping screen, click the color wheel
icon to bring up the color legend. The initial view of the color legend
will display different colored dots that correspond to the statuses of
the properties that are plotted on the map.
Click on the drop-down arrow to change the colored listing dots to
display graded colors to show the listings by Price or by Price/Square
Foot. This feature allows you to visually track price trends among
Locate a Luxury Home's Address
Click on the pushpin icon to locate a point
on the map. If the address is found immediately, the point will appear
as a pushpin on the map. If there are multiple possible matches, you
will be presented with a list of matching locations to choose from.
If no locations match your search criteria, you will be given the
option to edit the address that you are searching for, or manually
locate the location on the map.
Click on the drop-down list in the upper right corner of the map tab to
view available overlays. You may choose if you would like to hide the
listing icons or drawn shapes on your map. For example, you may choose
to hide Drawn Shapes from the map. This hides, but does not remove the
shapes as earch criteria.
Using the menu options at the upper right corner of your Portal
page, you may also:
- Return to the portal dashboard by clicking Home,
- Share the current listing or selected listings with others over
e-mail, or to
a variety of social networking sites by clicking Share,
- Print listing information by clicking Print,
- Get driving directions for the listings you've selected with a
check box by clicking Route,
- or Log Out of your portal by clicking Log Off