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Step by Step Instructions

To Quickly Get You Searching Like an Agent

It's pretty easy but some have difficulty getting started

Follow this tutorial and you'll soon have the power that only agents have



Dear Home Searcher,

My new Listingbook system is fairly easy to use but sometimes it's that one little thing that gets you stuck and makes you bail before you find out how great the system actually is.

I wish I could personally be next to you on your computer and show you exactly how to set up this great system.  I want you to get up to speed very quickly and start enjoying the power of searching like an agent.  This tutorial is the next best thing.

There's always a learning curve, especially when a system gives you a lot of options and power.  You don't step into a rocket and expect to be able to fly it like an astronaut.  I'm not saying agents are rocket scientists but when there are a lot of buttons and switches, sometimes it's not obvious to everyone on exactly what button to press.

So please take a minute and follow along with my step by step picture tutorial.  To some, this is all obvious. To the many who are technology challenged like myself, I feel your pain and I want to help you through it so you can enjoy the power that Listingbook provides you.

I'm just one out of thousands of agents in the country who offer Listingbook, but I've appointed  myself as the chief troubleshooter for Listingbook.  I now have a direct point of contact to the heads of the Listingbook company.  So if you have any problems or suggestions, please contact me and I will make sure they get to the people who can make some changes.

A happy user is a user who will want to use me as their agent.  That's my motivation for this entire website.  So tell me what makes you happy.

Click here to get to the Sign up page but you might want to first skim through my picture tutorial below first.  Or if you are impatient like me, just go there and sign up and if you get stuck, come back here and read the directions.  Trust me, it's those little things that might get you hung up.

Follow my step by step tutorial below to make sure you get searching like an agent  quickly and easily.

Feel free to call me at any time.  I'm here to help you in any manner you wish.


Tim Maitski
Atlanta Communities





1.  Click here to go to the sign up page which will look like the image below.

First thing to do is to Unclick the Listingbook Mobile request and it will be easier because you won't have to set up a username and password at this point.

You can get the mobile app later.


2.  Just enter your name and email. 

You don't have to input your phone number.  I think they put that there because many  agents around the country like to call up users immediately after they sign up and then try to sell their services as an agent.  I don't do that.  Of course I would like to be your agent but I'll let you call me when you are ready to start looking.


3.  Click the Submit button and wait a few seconds until you see "Success" at the top.

Now what?  The system doesn't tell you that you need to go check your email in order to activate your acccount.

So please go check your email.  It might take a few minutes but it will come.

Check your spam folder just in case.




4.  The email that is sent will be from "Listingbook Messenger"


5. Open the email and click "CONFIRM INVITATION"

You can read the rest if you want but you don't have to.



6.  After you click "CONFIRM INVITATION" a welcome page will appear.

You don't have to fill any of this stuff out.  Just click submit and you'll get to the next page.

If you do make specific choices on this page, it will not restrict your searching in any way.

All this does is automatically set up a Homefinder account which will send you daily reports based on your choices here.

You can set up a specific Homefinder later. Right now I'm sure you just want to play around a little and test the system.



7. Another page will appear.  Again, you don't need to fill any of this out.

Just click the "Skip This Step" button.

If you input your address, the system will automatically send you market reports for the market activity in your specific market area.

You can always set that up later if that is what you want.  It's actually a pretty nice feature of the system that many do like.


8.  The next page that pops up is the one page you need to complete.

Just create a user name and a password that you'll remember.

If you have a common name it's likely that it is already being used by another user so keep trying until you find an unused name. 


9.  OK, that wasn't so bad.

Now you will be on your "Front Page" of your account.  A video down below will start playing.  I recommend that you take the few minutes to watch it.  It will point out a lot of the special features that you might not recognize by just clicking around by yourself.

Since you probably just want to do some home searching, click the tab that says "Search"


10.  You first have to define the area that you want to search by either using the map tools or the location input box.

Click one of the "map pencils" at the left.  The one that is curved will give you a curser that you can use to draw any shape that you'd like.

You can make detailed adjustments to the shape by clicking on the edge and then moving around any of the anchor points.

You can then select price and beds and baths to narrow things down a bit.

Remember to click the green Search button at the right to get the results. 

Be patient.  It can take a few seconds for results to appear.

You can click the home pictures or the house icon on the map for a full detailed listing sheet


11.  You can use the location input box to search by city, zip, school or subdivision


12.  As you start typing, a menu list of possible options appears so you don't have to know exact spelling.

But make sure you actually select one of the choices from the list.  If you just type "north springs" and forget to click the "north springs" option from the list, nothing will happen.


13.   "More Options" is where the real power of searching like an agent is.  Click the "More Options" to make all your options appear.


14.  If you just want to search for homes that are available, check "Active".  You can search for solds and even leased homes.  You can search for homes with recent price reductions or just the new listings.


15.  There of hundreds of criteria grouped by category.  Click the little arrow to pull up the list of your choices.  Some categories have many choices so be sure to use the scroll bar to see all of them.



16.  Click the check box once and a green check will select that criteria.  Click it one more time and a red X will appear meaning that homes with this characteristic will be excluded.


17.  It's easy to forget what criteria are selected.  But look at the right of each category title and it will state the number of items selected in that category.

Word of Advice: Start with a very broad search net and add specific criteria one by one.

Word of Advice: Write down the criteria you select and under what category it was found so you know where to look if you want to change it.


18 Save multiple searches for future use


19.  Boundary overlays for map for zip codes, cities, neighborhoods and school districts.

20. Boundaries outlined on map


21.  Sort by clicking on column titles. Click a second time to reverse sort.


22.  Listing sheet with all the details.  Organize as a favorite or reject it so it doesn't come up again.  Click "Property Watch" if you want to get notified of price or status changes.

23.  You need to set up a separate search in "My Home Finder" in order to get daily updates.


First pick property type and then all of your other search criteria options will show up



Please Call me at 404-216-0472 if you get stuck at any step

email if you have suggestions on how to improve the system and I will forward them on to the powers that be at Listingbook


This offer has nothing to do with any other agent at Atlanta Communities other than Tim Maitski.
Each agent is an independent contractor who can choose to do business as they so desire.









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All information about homes from the Atlanta MLS home search engine is input by thousands of individual real estate agents throughout Atlanta and is made available through a service called ListingBook. We provide access to this data for the convenience of our clients.  We have no control over this database.  All information on this web site is copyrighted and intellectual property of It is deemed to be current and accurate, but is not warranted. 2002. Tim is a licensed Realtor with Atlanta Communities Real Estate Brokerage.

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