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Customizing the Look of Your Grids
See Also: Comparison Analysis Overview
Designating a Subject
Grid Tab Overview
Using Grids and Comparables in a Narrative
Total Gross and Net Adjustment Percentages
The grids that you create can be displayed in many different ways using almost any combination of settings. Listed below is a partial list of the settings that can be modified.
- Adjustment Labels - all 12 labels can be modified
- Grid adjustments can be displayed in %, $, or as a Qualitative adjustment
- Adjustments can be made by Gross Building Area, Net Building Area, Rental Units, Total Rooms, or Total Bedrooms
- Land Area adjustments can be made by Total Area, Useable Area, Front Feet or the number of Building Units that can be constructed on the land
- The Value Basis used to apply adjustments can be Sales Price, Cash Price, Listing Price, Assessed Value or Land Value
- Rent Grids can be adjusted by Actual Rent or Effective Rent
- Grids can be displayed with Color Borders and Highlights
- Comments can be made for each Comparable above the ADJUSTMENTS portion of the grid (see below for hints on how to change the look of these comments)
- Both a Subject comment and a Comparable comment can be made for each line item Adjustment (see below for hints on how to change the look of these comments)
Display and Formatting Tips and Tricks
Displayed Grid Section
- If no adjustment is made for a line item for any of the comparables, that line item will not be displayed on the grid.
Exception: If a Comparable comment is entered for any comparable, the Adjustment Line Item will be displayed. This is useful when you wish to acknowledge that you considered an adjustment, but no adjustment was necessary. For example, you might enter the word "Equal" for the Location adjustment in each comparable comment field for this item and make no adjustment. The Location line item will be displayed on the grid with the word "Equal" in each comparable column for this line item.
- When a Subject comment is entered on an Adjustment line, the comment is displayed immediately under the Adjustment label. Comparable comments are displayed above the Adjustment % or $ amount in that comparable's column.
- Each Subject and Comparable comment can be up to 200 characters in length.
- If a Comparable comment is less than 29 characters, it will be displayed in the column right-justified.
- If a Comparable comment exceeds 28 characters, part of the comment will wrap to the next line (or several lines) and the comment will be left-justified.
Tip: The semi-colon (;) is recognized by Commercial Complete as a paragraph return when it is entered in a comment line. This enables you to split comments into more than one paragraph. Also, if your comment exceeds 28 characters and you prefer it to remain right-justified, use the semi-colon to break the comment into lines that do no exceed 28 characters.
- As a convenience, a checkbox is provided above both the Subject and Comp Comments columns on the Adjustments screen. If the box is checked, the word "Subject: " or "Comp: " will be inserted preceeding each comment.
- Color Borders and Highlights can be added to the grids. If the number of line item adjustments that you add to your grids typically causes your grid to exceed one page, we recommend that you turn off the Vertical Border to give the grid a more uniform appearance.