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Step1: Check if the Search Results page exists in admin – pages. If the page doesn’t exist you must create it by using the Advanced Search Results template:

 

Step2:  Enable the standard page style for the search results page.

To enable the standard style for the search results page navigate to  Theme Options > General > Appearance and on this section for Property List Type for Advanced Search option choose Standard.

Don’t set Advanced Search results as homepage!

Helpful links

Advanced Search Results – Half Map Style

I am not redirected to advanced search results

How to limit the number of results on advanced search results page

How to show categories with 0 properties in Advanced Search filters and Properties List Filters