Overthinking things on the Parking tab in Matrix can lead you down the rabbit hole. Don’t be an Alice. When you input accurate information, it helps agents and consumers find the listings they want!
If you’re new to listing input, give yourself time to look at all the options on all the tabs so you can make the choices that best fit the home you’re listing. Specifically, for the Parking tab, scrolling through the entire list of Parking Features and Parking Types will help you understand what’s available. For example, there is a difference between a Carport and a Garage, and both options are available under Parking Type. Be sure to select the correct one!
Question: You’re inputting a detached single-family home. The home has a two-car garage, a driveway, and some area in front of the house that could be used by anyone in the neighborhood for off-street parking. How many total parking spots are there?
Answer: Two. You should only count the garage spaces. Don’t go down the rabbit hole, Alice. If it’s a two-car garage, the driveway spaces are implied and should not be included in the total count. The area in front of the house for off-street parking can be used by anyone in the neighborhood at any time. That means they are NOT designated parking spaces for that specific property and should not be included in the total count.
Pro Tip: Select ‘Community Parking Garage’ from the Parking Type drop-down menu if you’re listing a property, such as a townhome, where you’d like to indicate there is community parking available in addition to spots that are deeded to the property.
To include Parking in your search criteria, click on the ‘Additional Fields Add’ button on the bottom of the search form. Then, under Available Fields, scroll down to ‘Parking Features’ and ‘Parking Search.’ Highlight those options and then click ‘Add.’ Then, click the ‘Back’ button located at the bottom of that form.
Once you have those fields added, you can customize your search based on those fields. In the Parking Features section, you can select multiple options on the list by using the Control key (or Command key on Mac) on your keyboard. Additionally, you can use the radio buttons ‘And,’ ‘Not’ and ‘Or’ located directly below the field to include or exclude terms. If you need assistance with the ‘Not’ button, here’s how to Conduct a Search Excluding Specific Words. For the Parking Search section, you can add multiple rows of search terms. If you want to exclude a Parking Type, say for example a Detached Garage, you can select that type and then input the number zero in the ‘# of spaces’ section.
We clarified above how to accurately input parking spaces. Use that logic to help you search for the total number of parking spaces desired.
Additionally, it’s good to keep in mind that some homes have both an Attached and a Detached Garage. So, for example, if you’re looking solely for an Attached Garage with three parking spaces, be sure to specify only Attached Garage under ‘Parking Type,’ in addition to specifying the number of total parking spaces you need.
Clear as mud? That’s OK. If you have any questions, reach out to Customer Care. They’re always happy to help! Call (303) 850-9576, option 1, or send an email to support@REcolorado.com.