I’ve been pretty unrestrained in my criticisms for MLSLI.Com in the past. One of the things I’ve constantly harped on is the design, which looks pretty much like it used to back in 1997 when I worked for the now defunct Long Island Savings Bank and used to do updates and tweaks on it.
About two weeks ago they upgraded the look to what you see now in the screen shot. It’s not a bad design, although it looks a lot like web sites I designed back in 2002. The design isn’t very visually interesting, but it’s functional and doesn’t look something from before the dotcom crash, so at least that’s something.
Something else I’d like you to note in the screen shot is the white box in the middle of the map that says “searching”. It’s a little hard to make out, but trust me, it’s there. I’ve seen the searching box a lot lately in the last two weeks because ever since they changed the design I haven’t been able to get results from the Sold Properties search tool.
The availability of the Sold Properties search has always been intermittent, but intermittent is much better than nonexistent or nonfunctional, which is what it is now. I sent a complaint in via their contact form, but I still haven’t heard back. I was looking forward to doing a September sold homes post, but I’m going to have to wait until either they bring the tool back online or I find another way to get the data.
One more complaint, as long as I’m off on a rant here. While I like the search by map feature of the Sold Properties tool, it would be nice if we could have a regular search form without the map so that I could drill down by zip code or number of bedrooms or price or whatever. With the map search I’m constantly trying to get the zoom and pan on the map just right so that I can get all of Babylon in without getting too much of West Islip or West Babylon.
Just came across your site while looking for “Babylon” homes for sale. Great!
As a side note, I have NEVER been able to access the sold tool on MLSLI. I found your info listed to be very helpful.
I have also looked at the Totten place home, what did you think?
PS. Crongrats on the overdue baby, how exciting!
Thanks for the props, Babylonian.
As you see, the post on 39 Totten is up. I’d be curious what you think about it.
I’ve called the MLSLI office twice about the Sold Properties feature not working, and they basically said it must be my computer because it works for them…lucky them…
I’ve tried using Sold Properties on all of my home machines and several at work, different browsers, OS configurations and security settings and still no joy.
Anyone have contact info for the President of MLSLI? She might be interested in knowing that a tool advertised on their site isn’t working and the people in charge of it are lying about it.