RPR Releases Version 1.29
On March 11, 2014, RPR released version 1.29 of the Realtors Property Resource® platform. At the heart of the release is additional functionality of two main features: a custom version of the RPR Local Economic Area Report and enhancements to RPR Search. The Local Economic Area Report, offered alongside the Federal Economic Area Report in the RPR Dashboard, summarizes the demographics, consumer behavior and economic trends in a specific area. These two reports support Association outreach for government affairs and economic development and are available to Association Staff, Governmental Affairs Directors and Federal Political Coordinators. To enhance the Local Economic Report, RPR has added the boundaries of state legislative districts, as well as the ability for the report to be generated for a custom area (drawn by the user) that is the size of a census block group or larger.
Enhancements to RPR Search capabilities include the ability to search by Township of Minor Civil Districts (MCDs). In some parts of the country, townships and other Minor Civil Divisions (MCDs) are the primary governmental or administrative divisions of a county. MCDs include tribal reservations, assessment districts, barrios, boroughs, grants, parishes and other entities. For more information, read the release notes here.
RPR Announces Licensed Partnership With the REALTOR® Association of Greater Fort Myers and The Beach
RPR is proud to announce the execution of a data license agreement with The REALTOR® Association of Greater Fort Myers and The Beach in Fort Myers, Florida. Karen Swanbeck – 2014 President, REALTOR® Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach, Inc. says, “We’re excited about rolling the Realtors Property Resource out to our members. RPR will help members increase their productivity by providing access to all areas of real estate across the country.”
The REALTOR® Association of Greater Fort Myers and The Beach represents over 4,736 REALTOR® members in the Greater Fort Myers area.
NAR Association Executives Institute Conference Recap
NAR held the 2014 AEI Conference in Baltimore, MD March 21-25, 2014.RPR Industry Relations and Training and Programs staff participated by offering registration support for the new RPR Dashboard for State and Local Associations and MLSs. This powerful extension of the RPR Platform was released earlier this year and offers number of tools, features and reports designed to extend RPR’s Member Benefit to MLS and Association staff. At the NAR Update Luncheon RPR demonstrated the Dashboard features along with its new Federal and Local versions of the RPR Economic Area Reports for use with elected officials. Registrations for both the RPR Dashboard and the Economic Area Reports have been robust with over 200 MLSs and Associations registered for the Dashboard and 475 RPR User registrations for the Economic Area Reports.
RPR is in its fourth year participating in the Xplode conference series. The real estate tech conference is a great opportunity for REALTORS® to learn about cutting edge technology—through short focused presentations. In Q1 2014, Xplode destinations included Ft Worth, Texas; Tampa, Florida; Fremont and Anaheim, California. With many other stops planned this year including Tulsa, OK, Charleston SC, Denver, CO, San Antonio TX and more. RPR would like to thank the Xplode staff and speakers for all their great content.
MyRPR REALTOR® Story
RPR continues to receive powerful testimonials from REALTORS® across the country highlighting how the RPR platform has made a positive impact in their businesses. One such example comes from Tucson, Arizona where RPR heard from Pam Ruggeroli—a REALTOR® with Long Realty Company. I invite you to watch Pam’s story below.
Dale L. Ross
CEO-Realtors Property Resource