Creating A Niche MLS® Search Page

Definition: A Niche MLS® Search page allows you to display listings based on a specific set of pre-defined criteria (from the real estate board data). These pages will update their results automatically, you only need to create the page once.

They are based on any combination of the following criteria:

  • Area
  • Sub-area
  • Property Type
  • Price Range
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
  • Sqft. Range
  • Age Range

Examples of Niche MLS® Search pages:

  • North Vancouver Condos (specific area + property type)
  • Lower Lonsdale Condos (specific area + sub-area + property type)
  • Lower Lonsdale 2 Bedroom Condos (specific area + sub-area + property type + bedrooms)
  • Lower Lonsdale 2 Bedroom Condos Under $500,000 (specific area + sub-area + property type + bedrooms + price range)
  • New Lower Lonsdale 2 Bedroom Condos Under $500,000 (specific area + sub-area + property type + bedrooms + price range + age range)

Notes: 

  • At the moment we do not support the ability to filter by more specific criteria such as "homes with suites, garage, backyard, waterfront, etc.".
  • If you're looking to group hand-picked listings together (NOT based on their MLS® criteria) then you should create a Custom Listing Group instead.
  • Property types vary depending on your real estate board's MLS® data. For example in Vancouver we filter MLS® data and group listings into "Houses, Condos, Townhouses, Lofts or Land".

NOTE: This page has separate instructions for agents using a Katana theme (our newest theme platform) and our older themes (such as Shinobi, Element, Classic, etc.). 

Please choose which theme your website is using to view appropriate instructions:

By default, agents that signed up after December 2017 are all using a Katana theme. If you're not sure what theme your website is using you can always contact us at support@realtyninja.com.

Instructions for Katana theme users:

Video demonstration:


Written instructions:

How to create a new Niche MLS® Search page:

  1. Login to your website (yourwebsite.com/login)
  2. Click EDIT MY WEBSITE
  3. Click MANAGE PAGES 
  4. Click CREATE NEW PAGE 
  5. Type in a name for your new page (ex: "Lonsdale Condos For Sale")
  6. Choose "MLS Search" from the "page type" dropdown

  7. Click CREATE PAGE
  8. Click the PAGE LAYOUT AND WIDGETS icon next to the new page you created

  9. Click the WIDGET OPTIONS ICON on the MLS Search widget

  10. Set your MLS search criteria using the form provided (area, sub-area, property type, price range, bedrooms range, bathrooms range, sqft range, age range) 
  11. OPTIONAL: Enable "Don't allow users to search outside of the area(s) chosen" if you want to limit users to just the areas you've pre-set for them. For example in the screenshot below I've restricted the search to JUST North Vancouver, this means users will not be able to clear that and search for areas outside of North Vancouver.

    If you don't enable this setting: users will be able to clear your pre-set area(s) and do their own search spanning all the available areas in your real estate board.

  12. Optional: set other widget options such as the default sort order, view, etc.
  13. Click APPLY CHANGES
  14. Click SAVE CHANGES
  15. Optional: Position the new page in your navigation menu by dragging it where you want it to appear

Instructions for older theme users:

How To Create a Niche MLS® Search Page

  1. Login to your website (yourwebsite.com/login)
  2. Click EDIT MY WEBSITE
  3. Click MANAGE PAGES
  4. Click CREATE NEW PAGE
  5. Type in a name for your new page (ex: "North Vancouver Condos")
  6. Choose "MLS Search" from the "Page type" dropdown menu
  7. Click CREATE PAGE
  8. Click the "Customized MLS Search Options" icon beside the page you wish to customize (ex: "North Vancouver Condos")
  9. Set the values for your Niche MLS Search using the form provided
  10. Click APPLY CHANGES
  11. Click SAVE

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