What are the available filters?

What are filters?

The Discover map is more than just a map. It's a place for you to visualize opportunity using targeted filters that pull from several data sources at once. Using filters is like doing an advanced search that's geared specifically toward identifying leads.

The following video is a portion of the Remine General Tutorial video that provides a quick overview of the available filters in Remine. If you want to view the entire tutorial, click here.

What filters can I use?

You can use any of the simple filters across the top of the Discover map:

  • Number of beds
  • Number of baths
  • Square footage
  • Year built
  • Lot size (feet)
  • Basement (yes or no)

The other filters that you see depend on your monthly plan. The following table contains a list of all the filters available on the filter bar on the left side of the map. Many of these filters display results in the form of a colorful overlay on the map. When you click Apply Filter, blue dots that do not meet your criteria will disappear from the map.

Filter Description

Tracked Properties

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The Tracked Properties filter displays only the properties that you've already tracked. In other words, when you apply this filter, all the blue dots on the map disappear, and only the stars are visible.

MLS Status

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The MLS Status filter displays flags for all the properties within your MLS that have any of the following statuses:

  • Coming Soon - The property is going to be listed soon. The listing agent is marketing the property, but not setting any showing appointments.
  • Active - The property is listed and actively accepting offers.
  • Active Under Contract - The seller has accepted an offer with contingencies, but may accept backup offers.
  • Pending - The seller has accepted an offer, all contingencies have been met, and a closing date has been set.
  • Canceled - The seller and listing agent have mutually voided the listing agreement.
  • Closed - The seller and buyer have settled the real estate transaction per the terms of the agreed upon contract.
  • Expired - The seller and listing agent have ended the contract on the agreed-upon ending date (usually 6 months to a year).
  • Hold - The seller is not currently accepting offers or showing appointments, but the listing agreement between the seller and the listing agent is still valid.
  • Withdrawn - The seller and listing agent have ended the contract before the agreed-upon ending date.

When you click a property, you'll see some basic information, and you can click the hyperlinked address to view the property and listing details.

When there are multiple listings in multi-unit properties, the flags display the number of listings within a given property.

Use case: Say you want to look at all the active listings within a school district. When you select Active, green flags appear on the map. Now you can type a school name in the search bar to narrow your results.

Airbnb

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The Airbnb overlay displays properties that are available to book on Airbnb.

When you click Airbnb, flags appear for any properties in the area that are listed on Airbnb. These flags do not correspond directly to any blue dots, because Airbnb only provides exact addresses after bookings are made.

This is an overlay, rather than a filter, because applying the Airbnb overlay does not remove any blue dots.

Use case: You can use this overlay to identify comps for Airbnb listings in a particular neighborhood. A buyer who is interested in listing their property on Airbnb can know what to expect to get for their rental. Alternatively, you can use this information to better serve a buyer who is not interested in living next to an Airbnb rental.

Last Sale Price

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The Last Sale Price filter displays the last known sale price of all homes sold since 1990.

Mortgage Rate

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The Mortgage Rate filter displays, if available, the current interest rate of the active mortgage associated with the property.

We have mortgage information on only 10-15% of the country. If we do not have any data for the mortgage on a property, the property parcel will appear blank when you apply this filter.

Ownership Time

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The Ownership Time filter displays the length of time the current owner has owned the property.

Use case: Since we know that most people move every 7-12 years, we recommend setting the minimum field to 7. You can use this data to target those people who are more likely to be ready to sell.

For more information, see the How is ownership time calculated? article.

Mortgage Age

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The Mortgage Age filter displays the age of the active mortgage associated with the property.

Property Value

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The Property Value filter displays the estimated property value based on an average of all available estimates.

Use case: Say you're looking at a neighborhood where homes are typically valued at $1m, and you want to target tear-down opportunities for a buyer who wants to build a home from scratch. You can use the Property Value filter to identify properties valued between $550k and $650k in this neighborhood.

Note: The Property Value filter is included only with our Plus, Success, and Pro plans.

For more information, see the How is property value calculated? article.

Home Equity

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The Home Equity filter displays the estimated equity an owner has in their property.

Use case: You can use this filter to target qualified sellers by setting the minimum to $250k. Once you've narrowed the list of properties, you can use that list for door knocking, mailing, and cold calling campaigns.

Note: The Home Equity filter is included only with our Plus, Success, and Pro plans.

For more information, see the How is net equity calculated? article.

Sell Score

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The Sell Score filter displays the timeline in which a property owner may be likely to sell. Sell Score is a machine-learning model that identifies which off-market residential properties are likely to transact sooner than others in their area.

Nationally, a property with a High Sell Score is 5 to 10 times more likely to transact in the next 6 months to a year than a random off-market residential property. While the Sell Score is not perfect, our feedback shows over 50% accuracy. This means that if you target 100 homes, then 50 of them will be as likely to sell as we estimated.

Use case: We recommend using the Sell Score filter alongside other filters to increase accuracy. For example, you could combine Sell Score, Ownership Time, and Home Equity in your search.

For more information, see the What is the Sell Score? article.

Land Use

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The Land Use filter displays the following zoning categories for individual parcels of land:

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Land
  • Farm
  • Public
  • Entertainment
  • Utility
  • Unknown

Use case: Say you have a client who is interested in a parcel of land, but they are concerned about the zoning of the empty parcel of land across the street. You can view this data instantly with Remine.

Building Type

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The Building Type filter displays the following building types for properties on the map:

  • Single-Family
  • Condo
  • Townhome
  • Multi-Family
  • Other

Use case: Say you want to work directly with condos. Using this filter, you pair the Building Type and Home Equity filters to find condo owners with enough equity to sell. You can also add the Sell Score filter to narrow your results to those who are likely to sell within the next year.

Flood Zone

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The Flood Zone filter displays whether homes are in a high-risk flood zone, based on the latest digital FEMA flood maps.

Use case: You can use this filter to ensure that you are not pulling listings that fall in high-risk zones, unless your buyers are willing to pay for expensive flood insurance.

Note: The Flood Zone filter is included only with our Plus, Success, and Pro plans.

For more information, see the How does the Flood Zone filter work? article.

Absentee

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The Absentee filter indicates if the owner doesn't occupy the property. A property is tagged as absentee-owned when the property address doesn't match the mailing address for the owner.

The categories are as follows:

  • Corporate
  • Owner Occupant
  • Absentee, In State
  • Absentee, Out of State

Use case: You can use this filter to identify people who may be tired of renting their property and are looking to sell, or tenants who are renting and may be ready to buy.

Note: The Absentee filter is included only with our Plus, Success, and Pro plans.

Distressed Deals

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The Distressed Deals filter displays the following states of foreclosure:

  • Lis Pendens: Latin for "a suit pending," a written notice that a lawsuit has been filed which concerns the title to real estate property or a legal matter with the owner attached to the property. This gives notice to the defendant who owns real estate that there is a claim on the property, and the recording informs the public (and particularly anyone interested in buying or financing the property) that there is this potential claim against it.
  • Notice of Default: (this filter is state specific) This is the official notice (it can be a letter) that the lender sends to the borrower letting him know that that the lender plans to foreclose because the borrower hasn’t made his payments. The lender may tell the borrower how much he can pay to stop foreclosure and by when. Some states require that the Notice of Default be filed with the county clerk (non-judicial foreclosure).
  • Notice of Foreclosure: A legal document that notifies the public of the date, time and place of a foreclosure auction and the address of the foreclosed property in mortgage states (judicial foreclosure).
  • Notice of Trustee: (this filter is state specific) A legal document that notifies the public of the date, time and place of a foreclosure auction and the address of the foreclosed property in deed of trust states (non-judicial foreclosure).

The information available to us is only what the lender has officially recorded with the courthouse. We do not have real-time data on missed payments.

Use case: You can use this filter to find potential opportunities for investors.

Note: The Distressed Deals filter is included only with our Pro plan.

For more information, see the What are Distressed Deals? article.

Cash Buyers

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The Cash Buyers overlay displays properties that were paid for in cash.

We determine cash sales by referencing the transaction date, and whether a mortgage was taken out on the property within 48 hours before or after that date. You can confirm the exact mortgage date on the Property Details page.

When you click Cash Buyers, flags appear for any properties in the area that we've determined were cash sales. This is an overlay, rather than a filter, because applying the Cash Buyers overlay does not remove any blue dots.

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  • The video is not helpful as it's so small and if you enlarge it the video is very blury. A higher quaility video would be greatly appreciated.

  • Thanks for the feedback, Rodney! I see the issue you mentioned. I think it's a problem with the embedding, because the quality fluctuates randomly for me.

    I'll look into this and try to fix the problem, but in the meantime here's a direct link to the video, which should be more reliable: https://remine.wistia.com/medias/qeq14dry39 

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