There are two main reasons for restricting your search to certain areas:

  1. MLS data often covers a wide range of territory and you may not want to travel to show homes that are sometimes hundreds of miles from your location. By restricting your search area, you are limiting your website visitors to the area in which you specialize and can offer the best service.
  2. To improve your website performance. Loading all the data in your MLS takes time. The more data there is to load, the longer it takes. This issue is more pronounced with large MLSs and on the Map Search page. Restricting your data will speed up your searches and page load times.