January 2016 – CEO Update

2016 Commercial Certified Trainer Program

At RPR, we believe that strong training and customer support programs are key to REALTORS® unlocking the full potential of the RPR Platform. Accordingly, RPR has built a successful certified trainer program that, to date, has instructed 2,846 live classes for more than 56,500 REALTORS®.

Now RPR is growing the certified trainer program for Commercial practitioners, with the goal of increasing access to onsite training. We are looking for individuals with commercial real estate experience, teaching abilities, and prior involvement with a local commercial group. If you, or someone you know, meets these qualifications, please ask them to complete our Commercial Trainer Survey.

New RPR National Webinars for 2016

learningWith enhancements continually added to the RPR Platform, the national webinar series is often refreshed and rebundled. During 2016, REALTORS® will notice the RPR training calendar has many newly redesigned courses, including: Tools and Tips for a Winning Listing Presentation With RPR®, Secrets from the Pros: Tips for Growing Leads and Increasing ROI with RPR®, Using RPR® to Reach and Retain Clients at Your Next Open House, Using RPR® to Ensure a Successful Buyer’s Tour, Seven Things New Users Want to Know About RPR®, and Making the Most of Your RPR Reports®. Visit RPR’s blog for the full suite of national webinars.

2016 Real Estate Tech Conferences

conferencesRPR will participate in both NAR Tech Edge and the Xplode conference series this year. Both of these real estate events offer great opportunities for REALTORS® to learn and talk to colleagues about cutting edge technologies. This year, Tech Edge has planned nine events in locations such as: Harrisburg, PA, and Coeur D’Alene, ID; San Antonio, TX; Scottsdale, AZ; Boulder, CO; Marin County, CA; St. Louis, MO; Buffalo, NY and Atlanta, GA.

At Tech Edge, REALTORS® will have a chance to attend “Impressing Clients and Closing Deals With RPR Mobile,” a session led by the local RPR Regional Director.

At the Xplode conference, RPR will host a pre-conference event for brokers/owners and managers. The Broker Breakfast will include an informative conversation and RPR progress report on RPR initiatives, including Upstream and RPR AMP™.

In Q1 2016, Xplode destinations include Long Branch, NJ; Burlington, MA; and St. Petersburg, FL. With many other events planned this year including stops in Florida, California, Texas, Michigan, Missouri, Georgia, and Oklahoma.

RPR would like to thank the Tech Edge and Xplode staff and speakers for their valuable content.

MyRPR REALTOR® Spotlight

John ConnollyThis month’s REALTOR® spotlight comes from the Boston area where we reconnected with John Connolly, Vice President at SUCCESS! Real Estate. John, along with his 240 agents, use RPR in every facet of their operation, especially when working with buyers. “Buyer expectations come in all shapes and sizes but one thing is for sure: they all expect accurate, timely information,” says John. “From basic characteristics of the home to a thorough analysis of local market conditions, REALTORS® really need to be on their game.”

Read the full article on how John and his team use RPR to remain relevant when working with buyers.


Dale L. Ross
Chief Executive Officer
Realtors Property Resource®, LLC
Chicago, IL

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