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Search for Comps


Of course, the real power of any database is the ability to search for information quickly. The Comps Database has several search options.

Quick Searches

The Search pane on the left contains several common search fields.

  1. From the Comps Database, enter search criteria in any or all of the fields listed in the Search pane on the left. Use complete information or partial text. For example, in the address field, either enter the full address, or just the street name.


  2. In the Proximity Within field, enter the distance — in miles — from the subject property within which you want to limit the search. Enter whole numbers or decimals
      Note: For the proximity searches to function properly, WinTOTAL must pinpoint each property through “geocoding” the addresses. This process can be scheduled to run on a regular basis, ensuring that your database is ready for any search. See Geocode Comps in the Configure WinTOTAL chapter of this user guide for more information about setting up this feature.  
  3. Click Find Now to display comps that match your criteria.
  4. Click Clear Search to reset your list to show all comps.
Custom Quick Searches

Of course, you’re not limited to searching in the fields included by default. You can choose also choose your favorite fields from a provided list and add them into the Search pane on the left. To do so:

  1. From the Comps Database, double-click the desired field in the list on the left to add it to your Search pane. Similarly, double-click any item in the right column to remove it.
  2. Use the Up and Down buttons to reorganize the items in the list.
  3. Click OK to accept your changes.
Advanced Searches

Instead of customizing the quick search fields, you can always perform a detailed search. To do so:

  1. In the Comps Database, click Detailed at the top of the Search pane.
  2. Once again, you can customize which fields appear in the Detailed Search window by clicking the Customize button. Use the steps above to add the desired fields.
  3. Enter your search criteria and click Search. The results of your search are displayed in the Comps Database window.
      Note:  You may need to re-arrange the windows on your screen to view the Comps Database window. If you have limited screen area, click the Close after search option in the Detailed Search window.  
  4. Continue to modify your criteria and click Search each time to narrow your search even further.
  5. When the desired results are displayed, click Close to return to the Comps Database display.  
  6. Click Clear Search at the bottom of the Search pane to reset search options and display all of your comps.