Finding your property
Bethany and Niel provide the search tools you need to find your perfect property.
Alaska is blessed with an unusually robust Multiple Listing Service.
It covers the entire state. The broker-owned Alaska MLS Inc. website is www.AlaskaRealEstate.com. (Many MLS organizations are owned by local Boards of the National Association of Realtors. In some communities, a Realtor and his or clients must access more than one MLS to see all the pertinent inventory.)
Bethany and Niel at Coldwell Banker Best Properties offer you an even higher level of access to MLS than the general public sees at the website URL above. It’s known as a buyer’s portal. (Watch the video) A portal provides customized MLS access that displays just the properties you want to know about. Want to be sure you home has a triple garage? At least 2500 sq.ft. but not more than 4000? Is in a particular school attendance area? Is less than 20 years old? Has a lot that’s more than a half-acre?
Every field in MLS is searchable and can be a criterion in a portal. Searches with that level of detail aren’t offered in the public website portal. You choose the criteria during your Buyer’s Consultation [link to that page]. Anytime you want to change something, perhaps to access the next higher price range, or scale back, just let us know.
A wealth of information displays in your portal
Your portal notifies you in real time when something has been added or changed in your portal, such as a new listing, or a price reduction that brings the property within reach. No matter the condition of the market, the best properties often sell immediately: a portal positions you to be ahead of the competition.
You can rate properties in your portal. Put a smiley face on the favorites! We monitor your choices and work with you to provide perspective. There’s an on-going interchange between us as we suggest which properties we think merit your consideration (we put a star on those), and provide additional information about your choices that could affect your rating. If you are local, you only need to let us know when something rises to a level of interest that makes you want to visit the home in person. If you are moving to Alaska, we’ll start your showing appointments with the smiley-face homes.
Alaska MLS Portal
- Full listing details, including a narrative description
- Property disclosures
- Maps and aerial display
- Property tax data
- As many as 50 photos
- A summary grid of all the matches