CLIENT PORTAL - The Best Way to Search for Properties
Below explains our Client Portal to help in finding your new home. Once set up on the Portal, you'll have
access to our Multiple Listing Service (MLS) which all Realtors use themselves to locate properties for sale.

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The typical buyer today starts house hunting on their own using using the Internet. Several websites are often visited. Each time you do a new search, you may have to re-enter your Search Criteria. You often will find the same homes on several sites. You might actually inquire about a property only to find it is already sold. Using our Portal can eliminate these problems. The Portal is available to all licensed Realtors to assist their buyer clients. I just need to know your desired home features, price range and areas where you want to live to set up your Portal. Then you'll receive an email with a link to view all matching properties.

Here's the best part... you can save homes you want to see in a Favorites File or store some in a Possibilities File. Homes you're not interested in can be moved to a Discarded File.  You can access your Portal as often as you want, and all your properties will still be saved where you stored them. Your house hunting will now become whole lot easier.

ALL listings appear in your Portal, not just CBGundakers'. You may certainly still check other websites such as Zillow or Realtor.com, but if you input the same price and search criteria you give me, the same list of homes should appear in your Portal. All of these other websites get their property information from our MLS. When information changes on a property such as price or it becomes sold, it can take a few days for this change to show up in these other websites. Any change to a listing in your Portal is immediately displayed in your Portal - posted information is accurate. There is no charge for this service and you can unsubscribe at anytime.

Your Portal can be set up to email you new listing alerts daily, weekly or monthly depending on your time frame to actually make your purchase. The sharp homes sell fast. If you're actively looking or only want one subdivision, be the first to discover a new listing! You're also notified when there's price reductions. The Portal is your best and most up to date source of finding properties for sale on-line. Please don't hesitate to call me if you have any questions about the Portal 314-524-7883.


To get your Portal started, send me an e-mail with answers to the questions below.
Call me or copy & paste the questions below into an email to SteveStud@Realtor.com
Fill in your answers on the lines for each question.


1) Price Range          Minimum   $                             Maximum $                         
 
2) # of Bedrooms     Minimum  =                             Maximum  =                      
 
3) Minimum # of Bathrooms  =                               Just 1 is ok    /    1.5    /    2    /    2.5
On lower priced homes, requiring more than one bath often greatly reduces the number of matching properties.
If just 1 is ok, 1.5 or 2 bath homes will also be found
 
4) Parking:     List all you'd consider:                                                                    
     At least a Carport?        1 car garage minimum?        2 car garage minimum?        None ok?        
 
5) Style of home:     List:                                                                       
     Ranch?        1.5 Story?        2 Story?        Split Foyer?        Any ok?        Omit certain styles?        
 
6) Will you consider purchasing a condominium? - Yes or No ?                                 
Style you'll consider:  Garden (One Level), Townhome, or Both?                                           
Do you require private laundry facilities (inside your unit)?                                
If considering a Garden style condo, will you accept a Lower, Main or Upper Level Unit?                                     
      There will be a monthly condo fee added to your monthly payment, typically $80 to $175 and higher.  
     Often you have no Water, Trash, or Sewer bill as they are included in the condo fee.
     In lower price ranges, some condos do not have a basement, maybe only a storage locker.
     Also, to get more matches, you may have to accept a parking pad, carport or 1 car garage, instead of a 2 car garage.
 
7) Will you consider a home without a basement - Yes or No?                                   
 
8) Finished Basement only?    Unfinished Basement only?    Either ok?                                           
 
9) Will you consider new construction - Yes or No?                              
 
10) Is there a minimum or maximum age requirement?  (Example:  no older than 60 years)                                      
 
11) Is there minimum square footage desired?     Minimum SqFt =                                 
 If not sure of square feet desired just yet, skip this step.  Most listings indicate the square footage, but the system will also send those homes where the square feet is not indicated.  This way we don't miss any homes.

12) List any other features you require                                                                            
Fireplace?  Fenced Yard?  Main Floor Laundry?  Listing too many required items will greatly reduce the number of matching listings.  List your 'would like' features next...
 
13) List any other features you would like to have                                                                            
Deck?  Patio?  Separate Dining Room.  Walk-out Basement.  These features will NOT be entered into the search.  This is just for my information to aid in finding the perfect home for you.

14) Are you interested in viewing below market, As-Is Foreclosure homes - Yes or No?                                    
These homes are typically in BAD shape and require repairs and out of pocket money spent before you can comfortably occupy the home.  If you are not interested in these type of properties, I can move them to the Discarded File before sending you the link.  You can still view properties stored in the Discarded File. If considering these types of properties, I STRONGLY recommend you have a conversation with your Loan Officer about financing as-is properties. 

15) Where do you want to live? - Listings in our MLS are categorized by which School District they are located in.  I need to know which districts OR areas you desire?  If you're not particular about which school district you want, you can just name areas, and I will input the correct school district.  To see which townships, cities, or areas are within each school district, click: "School District List".  Prices shown for each school district are before the 2008 recession.

Areas you will consider -                                                                                 
Type in the Area Numbers from below.  Example:  31,46,47,48,63
ST LOUIS CITY     1 Downtown     2 Central East     3 South City     4 Central West     5 North City   
 
NORTH COUNTY     16 Jennings     31 Riverview     46 Hazelwood East     47 Hazelwood Central
48 Hazelwood West     63 McCluer     64 McCluer North     65 McCluer South
 
NORTHWEST COUNTY     76 Pattonville     91 Ritenour     106 Normandy
 
CENTRAL     136 University City     151 Ladue     226 Clayton     211 Brentwood
241 Maplewood     196 Kirkwood     256 Webster Groves
 
WEST COUNTY  166 Parkway North   167 Parkway Central   168 Parkway West   169 Parkway South
181 Valley Park     348 Marguette        Far West  347 Lafayette     346 Eureka
 
SOUTHWEST COUNTY     349 Rockwood Summit     316 Lindberg     271 Afton
 
SOUTH COUNTY     286 Bayless     301 Hancock Place     331 Mehlville     332 Oakville
 
ST CHARLES     403 St Charles     404 St Charles West     405 Orchard Farms
406 Ft Zumwalt East     407 Ft Zumwalt West     408 Ft Zumwalt North     409 Ft Zumwalt South
410
Francis Howell     411 Francis Howell North     412 Francis Howell Central     414 Washington
415 Wentzville-Holt     416 Wentzville-Timberland     417 Wentzville-Liberty/Timberland

How the Portal Works - Once your Portal is set up using your search criteria from above, you'll get a Client Portal invitation email. After opening the e-mail, click on View Listings. This will open your Portal where you'll see 3 tabs or files for you to categorize the homes. Gradually move properties to your Favorites, Possibilities, or the Discarded File.
1) Favorites (Pink Heart) -   Move  homes here that you are interested in viewing with your Realtor.
2) Possiblilities (Yellow Lightbulb) - Store those properties that you might want to see OR viewed homes not ruled out.
3) Discarded File (Black trash can) - Move properties to this file that are of no interest to you. Or those that now show Sold.
Initially, there should be a long list of homes as it contains ALL properties for sale right now. Take time to move these homes to either the Favorites, Possibilities or Discarded File. Then when you receive future e-mail notifications, the brand new listings will not be categorized (they appear at the top of the list). Your on-line home searching is now done automatically and you won't miss any new listings!
Steve Studnicki
Steve Studnicki
Broker Salesperson