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 adding a listing in Matrix for the first time, 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 entering a detached single-family home. The home has a two-car attached or detached garage, a driveway, and space on the street in front of the house. How many total parking spots are there?
Answer: Two. You should only count the garage spaces. Don’t go down the rabbit hole, Alice. The driveway spaces are implied if it’s a two-car garage. They should not be included in the total count. The 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.
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 a community garage available in addition to spots that are deeded to the property. If the available community parking space is a parking lot, be sure to select the ‘Parking Lot’ option, NOT the garage option.
Important Update: Based on your feedback, we’ve added a ‘No Street Parking ’ option to the Restrictions & Covenants section under Additional HOA Information in the Community tab. The ‘No Street Parking’ option is NOT a parking type, but rather a rule enforced by a community or HOA, which is why it’s only available under the Additional HOA Information section.
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.’ You’ll also want to add the ‘Total’ fields (see screenshot). When finished, click the ‘Back’ button located at the bottom of that form.
Now that you’ve added those fields, 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.
The Parking Search section is helpful if you’re looking for a specific parking type, such as an Attached or Detached Garage. You can add multiple rows of search terms by clicking the gray ‘More’ button.
Use the ‘Total’ fields if you want to search for total spaces, regardless of specific type. For example, you want two Garage spaces, but don’t care if it’s in an attached garage or a detached garage. You can also use the ‘Total’ fields if you want to exclude a Parking Type. For example, if you want to exclude Carport, type ‘0’ in the ‘Total Carport Spaces’ field.
Earlier in this article, we clarified how to accurately enter spaces. Use that logic to help you search for the total number of spaces and the type desired. 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 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.