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What MLS Services cover Comal, Bexar, Kerr and Surrounding Counties?

Alsie35

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If limiting to Bexar and Comal, you'll probably need both (SABOR and CTX) as CTX doesn't cover SA. Either way - beautiful area! Of course, the further out you go into the hill country, the prettier it is. Obviously that's just an opinion, but a very well supported one, I think. Gruene is just an awesome town - as is New Braunfels. You probably wouldn't recognize either, though - they've grown so fast.
Yes, it is indeed beautiful. South Texas is the only place that I have lived in inside the USA that felt like home. (Not so the NE, Midwest, or the 'Left Coast'). I'll bet its gotten more congested since I left in 2002. Can't wait to get back there and start exploring and living life again. :love:
 

S is for spittman

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Thank you for that golden nugget. My own suspicion was that SABOR must cover at least the adjacent areas of Comal Cty. (That's the way it works out here in CA between adjacent counties). SABOR membership is a quite a bit more expensive than BAREIS is out here, and I sure don't want to have to subscribe to 2 MLS boards at a time in my career when I am (hopefully) doing only half the amount of work. ;)
One thing to note is that SABOR is the major player in the area. Some of these smaller MLS's require a letter from SABOR as a prerequisite to become an affiliate, so just make sure you check the requirements before signing up with other MLS other than SABOR.
 

Alsie35

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One thing to note is that SABOR is the major player in the area. Some of these smaller MLS's require a letter from SABOR as a prerequisite to become an affiliate, so just make sure you check the requirements before signing up with other MLS other than SABOR.
Thank you. SABOR is the only board I am interested in joining, for reasons mentioned earlier (and because I perceived that they would offer me the "most bang for the buck" in terms of available data). I am waiting to drop that $$$ til we're closer to actually moving later on this year....
 

Alsie35

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Question: What kind of spreadsheets do you y'all use to download data onto in SABOR?

I'm just starting to learn SABOR and so far have been unable to find a "custom csv file export" of the kind I am able to use on my current MLS system?

I am talking about big data market pulls that you can then use to analyze market trends, compare for comps, etc. Is the only thing available the "Reports" option that opens in a standard Excel spreadsheet automatically (not very useful) or is there a way to create custom exports that only download the the DATA as a csv file which you can then open on your laptop in a custom spreadsheet?

Thanks in advance for any light you can shed on this for me. :giggle:
 

Amy Perkins

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Hey Gang -

Me and the missus have pretty much decided that in 2 years (or slightly less), we will be relocating to the TX Hill Country. (I was stationed in old San Antone for 8 years when Uncle Sam owned me and I can tell you, having lived in each region of our country over the past 5 decades, TX is the ONLY place in the USA that felt like home to me.)

We're gonna transfer the appraisal practice to the areas of Kerr, Comal and Bexar counties - which I am familiar with (I learned how to appraise at the old World Savings Bank Appraisal School in San Antonio before being sent West), and will be getting much more familiar with it as we get nearer to the move. I plan on hitting the ground running, and that is gonna require a lot of 'pre-game prep'. Hence this thread.

My first question is: what MLS systems cover these three (and surrounding) counties? Over here on the left coast we cover 4 counties, evenly split between 2 affiliated and reciprocal MLS systems. I have read another thread on the TX board that complained about the area between Austin and SA having three non-affiliated MLS systems and the problems that caused.

So I would appreciate any information in this regard that will get my education started. Much obliged in advance for y'all kindness.

"Alsie"
Love your quote, he really is my 3rd grand uncle by blood.
 
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