User Guide

Version 2.1

August 8, 2008

IMAPP, Inc.

Technical Support: Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Phone: (888) 462-7701

Email: support@IMAPP.com

www.IMAPP.com

Index
  1. Accessing IMAPP
  2. Log in to IMAPP
  3. The IMAPP Tax Record
  4. The Zoom Feature
  5. Additional Map Tools
  6. E-Mail a Page
  7. Tax Data on the Tax Record
  8. Demographics
  9. Find Comparables
  10. View a Large Parcel Map
  11. Start a New Search
  12. Tax Search
  13. Search Results
  14. MLS Search
  15. Foreclosure Search
  16. Foreclosure Search Results
  17. Foreclosure Information on the Tax Record
  18. Contact Information
  19. Accessing IMAPP IMAPP can be accessed in two different ways. On the MLS Home Page, you will see a Tax option in the menu. Select Tax, and from the resulting screen locate the IMAPP Tax Search link in the upper right hand section of the screen. Left click on the link, and the IMAPP Tax Search page will display. The second method of accessing IMAPP is from the MLS listing page. On the MLS listing page, you will see the IMAPP Taxlink to the left.  Select this link, and the corresponding IMAPP tax record for the listing will display. Log in to IMAPP To log in to the IMAPP system, enter your MLS User Name and Password when prompted. Please make sure that any firewalls or security software programs on your computer are set to allow the IMAPP site to access the internet.The IMAPP Tax Record

    Once you have linked out from the MLS listing to IMAPP, the opening screen will be a tax record with an interactive parcel map.  The tax record displayed will correspond to the subject property from your MLS search (see the image on the next page). The icons on the map represent either the subject property, or the surrounding MLS or foreclosure activity in that neighborhood. Each icon will have a specific color associated with it.

    The Subject property from your search (Red House) = Active Listing (Green Flag) = Sold Listing (Blue Flag) = Cancelled Listing (Red Flag) = Expired Listing (Black Flag) = Pending Listing (Yellow Flag) = Foreclosure (gavel) The map is totally interactive. If you wish to do research on any of the surrounding lots around the subject property, simply hover your mouse cursor over the parcel on the map. The parcel identification number for that lot will appear in a hover balloon. Left click on the parcel, and a balloon will appear with a blue View This Property link that will allow you to navigate to the tax record for that parcel. If you want to look at the tax record and the integrated MLS listing information for a property on the map that has a MLS icon, left click on the lot with the MLS icon and select View This Property. The system will then navigate to the tax record for that MLS listing. If you wish to see the MLS listing information, find the button to the right of the map that says MLS Listing Info and select. The system will take you to the MLS listing page in IMAPP. If there is a photo included, the MLS photo will also display (see image on the next page). The Combined MLS/Tax Info report will display a page that combines MLS information, a parcel map and street map of the subject property, and summarized tax record details. If at any time you wish to return to a previous screen or search result, use the BACK button on your internet browser tool bar. The Zoom Feature The Map Zoom feature is located to the right of the parcel map. By selecting one of the arrows, or buttons, on the Map Zoom feature, you can adjust the scale of the map. Selecting either of the first two zoom level buttons on the left will display the subject property, the surrounding parcels along with their lot lines and approximate lot dimensions. Selecting a higher zoom level will continue to show the subject property, as well as more of the surrounding parcels in that neighborhood. The highest zoom level will display a street map view only. The Pan Map tool allows you to move the tax record parcel map in any direction. Select the Pan Map feature in the menu to the right of the parcel map. Move your mouse cursor over the parcel map. Left click and hold on a starting point, and then pan the map. After you let go of the left click of the mouse, the map will refresh and the area you have selected to view will display. NOTE – After you have selected the Pan Map feature and have moved the map in the desired direction, click on the Identify button (below Pan Map) to deactivate the pan option. The Save Maps feature will allow you to save a map view offline as a separate file on to your computer. Custom Map Layers contains a feature that will allow you to control the MLS activity and foreclosure icons displayed on the parcel maps. Select Custom Map Layers in the Map Settings menu. The menu will expand, and a Point Layers option will display. In order to turn off the display of the MLS activity and foreclosure icons in the map view, simply ‘uncheck’ the box next to Point Layers. To redisplay, ‘check’ the box next to Point Layers (see image on the next page). You can choose to view one layer by left clicking and highlighting it. In order to select multiple, or all, of the layers, hold down the Control button on your keyboard and left click on each layer you wish to view on the map. E-Mail a Page Any of the report pages (Tax Record, MLS Listing, MLS Tax / Combined) can be E-Mailed. To E-Mail a page, go to the right of the report and locate the E-Mail This Page button. Select the button, and an E-Mail This Page dialog box will appear. After entering in the recipient’s E-Mail address, a subject line and a message, click on the Send E-Mail button. The recipient will receive a link to view the page sent. The link is a static view, the recipient will not be able to search or access information in the IMAPP database.Tax Data on the Tax Record Tax data displayed on the tax record includes: