When running a property search in Reonomy, many users choose to start by searching within a specific location. Whether you want to look locally or nationally, you can do so with varying levels of granularity.
Want to run a filtered search based on geography? Read on to learn how to conduct your location-based search in Reonomy.
Run a Filtered Search by Geography
To start your search, locate the magnifying glass at the top of your screen–this indicates Reonomy’s search bar. Here, find the Location tab. Everything you need to run a geographic search can be found within this tab on Reonomy’s search page.
Underneath the Location tab, you can see that there are specific search areas for Street name, County, City, State, and Zip code, with a bar for exact address searches at the top of the page. You can search by any one of these filters individually, or by any combination of these filters. The more filters you apply, the more granular your search will be.
Let’s take a look at each filter and how they can be used to refine a property search on Reonomy.
- How to search by State
- How to search by County
- How to search by City
- How to search by MSA
- How to search by Zip Code
- How to search by Neighborhood
- How to search by Street Name
- How to search by Address
How to Search by State:
The highest-level geographic search that a user can conduct is when searching by state.
Under the Location tab, find the State filter. Once you begin typing, the name will appear in the drop-down, to which you can click, and the abbreviated state name will appear in the search bar.
Before you click Apply, Reonomy will show you the number of properties that fall within your search criteria. In this case, when searching within the state of Delaware, the search results populate to just over 151,900.
Once you click Apply, Reonomy will present you with a list containing every one of those properties, across the entire state, with a coinciding map to show where they lie. Each individual property is represented by a blue dot.
You can also toggle back and forth between the map view and a table view of all of your properties. See the Table button at the top of your property search to change the layout of your list.
When looking at a property you’ve discovered in a state-based property search, it’s important to take note of all of the more granular information available for every individual piece of property.
There are also many different ways that you can organize the way your results appear as a list. You can sort your list by Address, Building Area, Asset type, Lot area, Mortgage Amount, Year built, Year renovated, and much more.
How to Search by County
Many Reonomy users will start by breaking their search down beyond the state-level.
One of the ways to do that is by searching within a specific county. They are still fairly sizable and typically offer more cohesion in their commercial real estate regulations – notably, tax regulations.
Searching by county is similar to searching by State, simply on a more targeted level. Again, within the Location tab of the search page, there is a County filter where you can enter the location you’re looking for.
Start by typing in the name of your desired county. Once you’ve typed a few letters, the matching names will appear in the drop-down, where you can click the county you’re looking for. When you make a selection, the State filter will automatically be added. Now, you can click to apply your county filter.
Once you click Apply, you’ll be brought to the map view list containing every commercial property within the county you’ve selected. Once again, here you can toggle back and forth from the map view to the table view (see above), depending on how you would prefer to see the property information laid out.
Above, you’ll see that within Sussex County, Delaware, there is still a total of 63,080 property results that you can search through and filter further. It is less than half of the entire total of Delaware, but still presents a very sizable number of properties.
How to Search by City:
Searching by the city is similar to searching by the county in terms of its level of granularity. The number of results can range a bit more from market to market, but in terms of overall depth, a city-based search serves a similar purpose to that of a county search.
As you would with state and county-based searches, in the City search bar, you can simply begin typing the name of the city that you’d like to target. After adding a few letters, matching names will appear in the drop-down box, which you can click, and the city and state filters will be added to your search.
In this case, running a filtered search for properties within Rehoboth Beach, Delaware garners 334 results – a far cry from the 63,000 properties available in Sussex County, to which Rehoboth Beach belongs. For larger cities, the contrary could be the case.
For example, in the city of Indianapolis, Indiana, which is comprised of multiple counties, there are more than 66,000 searchable properties. In Hamilton County, which sits within the city of Indianapolis, there are roughly 26,000 results. So, while city searches are very similar to county searches, the range in the number of results can be much greater.
The highest level of search within the Location tab is by metropolitan statistical area, otherwise known as MSA.
An MSA is made up of cities and suburbs and is, simply put, a general area. For example, the New York City MSA consists of the five boroughs, Jersey City, and Newark. If you want to conduct a search in a general metropolitan area, the MSA search feature might be your best option.
To perform a search, type in the major city associated with your area. The platform will automatically populate with the MSA results that match. So, if you wanted to search in Delaware’s MSA, you would type in “Philadelphia”. The MSA that would appear in Reonomy is the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington area. You would select this option, and the platform will automatically serve up relevant properties.
How to Search by Zip Code:
The next level of search beyond a city or county would be to search using a zip code. With a zip code, you’re essentially just conducting a search based on a neighborhood within a city.
Under the Location tab of Reonomy’s search page, there is a filtered search bar where users can enter an exact zip code.
In this case, there is no auto-fill drop-down box that appears as you type – the number of results will not appear until you’ve typed in an entire zip code.
Once you apply your zip code filter, your results will again appear in the map-list view, with the map showing the entire scope of the area you’re searching via Google Maps (this is the case for all location searches, not just ones based on a zip code). In fact, regardless of the scope of your search, the map view will always show the geographical landscape that you’re searching within – from an entire state down to an individual lot.
Using a zip code is a more granular way to search geographically, as compared to state, county, and city. There is also a much smaller range in the potential amount of results. While a city-search could give you 1,000 results, or 100,000 results, a zip code will very rarely exceed 5,000 property results.
If you don’t know the exact zip code you want to explore, but know the general neighborhood you want to canvass, you can search by neighborhood name as well.
Simply type in the name of your desired neighborhood in the search bar labeled “Neighborhood”. As you type in the name, Reonomy will populate with neighborhood name options paired with the associated state.
For example, if you wanted to look for properties in the Alapocas neighborhood, you would type it into the search form. Then, you would select the “Alapocas, Wilmington, DE” option, which would filter your search results to that exact area.
How to Search by Street Name:
When targeting more particular geographic areas, Reonomy users can search using a street name. By doing this, they can still give themselves options to sift through, simply within a very confined space.
Simply type in your desired street name, as you would with a city, state, or county. When typing in the name, there will not be a drop-down autofill box to select from. Reonomy will update the number of results that match what you currently have in the search bar, however.
Due to the repeated use of street names across the country (“Main” being the most notable example, returning over 500,000 results across the country), street names are often searched after a city or county filter has already been added.
Also, when searching by street name, the map view becomes more prevalent, as well, as users can see the layout of the street, and where the commercial properties lie within that street.
How to Search by Address:
It is not mandatory to use the designated tabs when adding Location filters to a search. The bar at the top of the page can be used to apply State, City, County, Zip code, and Street name filters directly to your search.
This is also where users can go to immediately discover information on properties that they are already aware of, using the bar to search for an exact address. This is the most specific geographic search that a Reonomy user can conduct.
Once you begin entering information in the bar, matching autofill options will begin to appear in the drop-down box – one of these options must be selected in order to see results.
When searching for an exact address, include the street name and number, city, and state. Once you select an address from the drop-down, you’ll be taken straight to the detailed information card of the individual property you’ve selected.
Regardless of what type of geography search you conduct, individual property overviews will always include the same information, and the same depth of information. Searching by State, County, Zip code, Street, and so on simply allows you to get to the same individual piece of property in a variety of ways. It gives you the ability to generate different amounts of results, bringing you different levels of scope into your desired market.
Once you complete the location portion of your filtered search, go on and add other filters surrounding property asset types, building and lot information, sales, debt, tax, and ownership.