Speed Bar shorthand/syntax


The Speed Bar is a multipurpose searching tool will allow you to run a search from any screen.  It is located directly beneath the main menu bar:



The Speed Bar accepts two types of input:

  • Speed Bar Shorthand: a series of simple codes you enter into the Speed Bar. Matrix translates your entries into search criteria and runs the corresponding search.
  • Speed Bar Shortcuts: when saving a search, one of your options is New Speed Bar Shortcut. Enter its name (preceeded by the forward slash / ) in the Speed Bar and Matrix runs that saved search.

Shorthand Tips:

  • Keep it simple.
  • Case doesn't matter.
  • Combine your Shorthand codes in any order (except for bedrooms and bathrooms).
  • Put spaces (not commas) between Shorthand codes.
  • Check the criteria on the results page to ensure it searched for what you asked for.

Speed Bar Shorthand Examples:

  • MLS Numbers: 99189815 or 99189815 N10229580 170123456
  • Status: A for Active; CL for Closed
  • Property Type: RES, COND, MUL, RNT, LOT, BUS, COML, COMS
    • Examples: RES for Single Family For Sale, A CP for Active Cross Property
  • Street Number and Name: 123 Main (enter exact Street Name and omit Street Type)
  • Street Name: Main (enter exact Street Name and omit Street Type)
  • City: City name
  • County: Fairfield, Hartford, etc..  OOS for out of state
  • Price (In Thousands): $500-550 or $500+ or $500-(this is the current price for Actives; the Sales Price for Solds)
  • Bedrooms and Bathrooms: 4+ 3+ for 4 or more bedrooms and 3 or more bathrooms
  • Sq Ft Total: 2000+ sqft or 2000-2500 sqft
  • Open Houses: OH 7/20/2014 or OH 0 (0 means today)
  • Agent Search: AG Brown or AG Adam Brown
  • Office Search: OFF Century*

Combining Shorthand Codes - Examples:

  • RES A for Active listings
  • RES A 30032 for Active listings in Zip Code 30032
  • A 30032 $800+ 4+ for Active in 30032 at $800,000 or above with 4 or more bedrooms

Field Examples:

Status: A, C, CL, D, E, SH, T, W 

Price (in Thousands): You must use a dollar sign ($) before the dollar amount.

    • $300 Price equals $300,000
    • $300-350 Price is between $300,000 and $350,000
    • $650+ Price is equal to or greater than $650,000
    • $300- Price equal to or less than $300,000 

Beds: You may add a space and beds or bd after the number, but are not required to do so.

    • 3 bd  Exactly 3 Bedrooms
    • 3-5  Between 3 and 5 Bedrooms, inclusive
    • 3+ Equal to or greater than 3 Bedrooms
    • 3- Equal to or less than 3 Bedrooms

Full Baths: You may add a space and baths or ba after the number, but are not required to do so.

    • 3 ba  Exactly 3 Full Baths
    • 3 baths  Exactly 3 Full Baths
    • 3-5  Between 3 and 5 Full Baths, inclusive
    • 3+ Equal to or greater than 3 Full Baths
    • 3- Equal to or less than 3 Full Baths

Zip Code: Enter a 5 digit Zip Code

Sq Ft Total: You must add sqft or sf after the number.

    • 3000+ sqft  Equal to or greater than 3,000 sqft
    • 2000-2750 sf  Between 2,000 and 2,750 sqft, inclusive
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