Find Homes in a Custom Area by Drawing on the Map

When you imagine your dream neighborhood, what do you see? Is it within walking distance from your favorite coffee shop? Or across from the park where you walk your dog?

Your ideal neighborhood might not match perfectly with a specific zip code, city limits, or even school district. But you can still search for exactly the area you want using a simple trick – drawing on the map!

Find Homes for Sale in Colorado

When you start with a simple search on, like homes for sale in Denver, you’ll see a list of photos. Click the “Map” button near the search bar to quickly switch to a map view.

REcolorado home search results photos map button

View Homes for Sale on a Map

From here, you can interact with the map by zooming in and moving the map to view a more specific area. You can also pinch and drag the map from your mobile phone or tablet.

Notice the buttons in the upper left-hand corner of the map. By clicking “Draw Your Search,” you can use your mouse (on desktop) or finger (on mobile) to trace a shape around the area you want to search.

REcolorado home search results map draw button

Draw a Custom Search Area

Voila! You’ll only see listings in the area you selected. If you’re not happy with the area you drew, you can select “clear” to erase the shape and start again.

draw shape on map search results

Click on the individual photos on the right-hand side of the map to see more information about a specific home. You can also easily switch back to a photo view by clicking the “Photo” button near the search bar.

Save your Home Search

Want to easily reference this search again? Click the heart or “Save” button in the upper right-hand corner to save it to your REcolorado Account. If you haven’t created one yet, you’ll be prompted to do so before you can save a search.

You can also set up alerts to receive an email each time a new listing that matches your search criteria is added. This can be especially helpful in a fast-paced housing market. Learn how to beat low inventory by checking your email >>

Not sure how to find your perfect home? Ask your REALTOR® to set you up on the REcolorado Client Portal. Your agent can set up searches and alerts on your behalf, straight from the MLS. Connect with a local REALTOR >>