Selenium Unable to locate element (Python) WebScraping

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I’m trying to scrape a real estate website for listings. It has an aspx form that has to filled out before submission.

http://www.cbre.us/PropertyListings/Pages/Properties-for-Sale.aspx

All I care about is multifamily properties in Oregon, however. So this was my first attempt:

driver = webdriver.Firefox()
driver
.get("http://www.cbre.us/PropertyListings/Pages/Properties-for-Sale.aspx")
#Searching for multifamily residences
selectPropertyType
= driver.find_element_by_id("ForSalePropertyType")
selectPropertyType
.select_by_value("70")
#In the state of Oregon
selectState
= driver.find_element_by_id("ForSaleState_ListBox1")
selectState
.select_by_value("OR")
#Submit form
submitBtn
= driver.find_element_by_id("ForSaleLooplinkSubmit")
submitBtn
.click()
#Wait for results to load
WebDriverWait(driver, 5)

When I run this script it gives an error “Can’t locate element “ForSalePropertyType”. What am I doing wrong here? Thanks in advance.

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This element located inside an iframe. You have to switch to it’s context:

driver.switch_to.frame("ctl00_PlaceHolderMain_IFrameContent_IFrameContent")
# searching for multifamily residences
selectPropertyType
= driver.find_element_by_id("ForSalePropertyType")
selectPropertyType
.select_by_value("70")

To get back to default context:

driver.switch_to.default_content()


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