Problems finding the Parcel ID

In most instances, when a user is having difficulty finding the SmartMLS parcel ID for a property, it is because they are entering too much information while searching for the property. It is actually easier to find a parcel ID if you do not enter too much information when searching for the Parcel ID.

Less is more, as the saying goes.

Typically entering just the Street Number, Street Name and City is sufficient:


Searching by the owner's name can be problematic because the Owner's Name fields are exact match fields. If you do not type the name exactly as it appears on the tax record, it will not come up as a match. Too often the owner's name is mistyped, abbreviated or spelled somehow differently on the tax record, which makes it very difficult to reliably search using the owner's name.

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Unique Parcel IDs in Matrix

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