January 2015 - CEO Update

CEO Update-January 2015

RPR Releases Web version 1.36/Mobile 1.3

On January 19, 2015, RPR released version 1.36/Mobile 1.3 marking RPR’s 37th major release since 2010. In this release, RPR introduced many new features and enhancements. On the RPR residential website REALTORS® can now customize the photo on their report cover page. In RPR Commercial, it’s now possible to add property facts to a listing or public record. Additionally, Association Dashboards and Market Data Reports can be set up to display only data for the Association’s immediate area, rather than the whole MLS, so Association staff can focus on the metrics most important to their local markets. The release also included a number of other items. For the complete update on the January release, please read the release notes.

Report Cover Photo

RPR Mobile™

Since the release of RPR Mobile in Q4 2014 we have received many requests for a resource to assist in promoting RPR Mobile™ to agents and members. As a result of those requests, we have created a new video that highlights the RPR Mobile™ app. This video is on YouTube and Vimeo and can be easily embedded and shared. Please take a moment to watch below.

RPR Executes Licensed Partnerships with Major Markets

RPR is proud to announce new licensed partnerships with major markets in Greater Indianapolis, IN, Northern Alabama and Northern Louisiana.

MIBOR2The Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of REALTORS® (MIBOR) BLC® Listing Service finalized its licensed partner agreement with RPR in January 2015. MIBOR is the professional association representing central Indiana’s REALTORS®. Founded in 1912, MIBOR was established by 43 charter members and today serves the needs of more than 6,000 members in Boone, Brown, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Montgomery, Morgan, and Shelby counties. In addition to serving these counties, MIBOR also provides a Broker Listing Cooperative® listing service for REALTORS® in Decatur, Madison and Putnam counties.

NALMLSThe North Alabama MLS executed RPR’s Data License Contract this month, paving the way for their local and regional MLS data to be integrated within the RPR Platform for their REALTOR® members. Kipp Cooper, CEO of the Huntsville Area Association of REALTORS® and North Alabama Multiple Listing Service says, “We are extremely excited to be providing our members with the tools and the wealth of data now available to them through this amazing platform. Huntsville is a very high tech city with customers and clients that are looking for the most current and precise information available. The RPR reports and tools will help our members to continue to meet and exceed their client’s expectations,” North Alabama MLS serves nearly 3,000 real estate professionals in seven markets. Partner boards include Athens-Limestone Association of REALTORS® Dekalb County Association of REALTORS®, Etowah-Cherokee County Association of REALTORS® Jackson County Board of REALTORS®, The Huntsville Area Association of REALTORS®, Marshall County Board of REALTORS® and the Morgan County Association of REALTORS®.

NWLARRPR also is pleased to announce its licensed partnership with the Northwest Louisiana Association of REALTORS® (NWLAR). Scott Hughes, NWLAR Association Executive states, “Our Association is excited to add the RPR Platform to our array of services we offer our 1,100 members. One of our biggest challenges at the Association is to constantly find new ways to show the members the value of being a REALTOR®. When our Committees explored RPR we were impressed with the features and functionality it offers members to assist them in working with their clients. We are especially excited about the Commercial applications and the added value we believe it will bring to our Commercial REALTORS® for their NAR membership.” The Northwest Louisiana Association of REALTORS serves over 1,100 members in the seven parishes (counties) in northwest Louisiana.

MyRPR – Straight From Our Users

We recently completed a video highlighting some of our favorite recent MyRPR REALTOR® stories—each story documents how they have used RPR to make a positive impact in their businesses. The results are featured in the video below.

Sincerely,
Dale L. Ross
CEO-Realtors Property Resource

 

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