Hope you all had a happy and healthy holiday season. We are just a few weeks into the New Year and RPR programs are already making progress. Here are some highlights for you to be aware of and add to your business and educational planning for 2012
RPR/NAR BPOR Classes
NAR’s BPOR Certification classes are scheduled around the country in Q1 2012 at the rate of about one class per day. Once the class has been completed and your application has been submitted, you will be placed on a panel to receive BPO orders for your local market. The average amount of orders for students at the end of 2011 was over 17 orders per month. To learn more about this new certification program go to, http://www.bpor.org or to check the amount of available BPO orders for your area, go to: http://bpor.org/benefits. If you’re ready to enroll in the online class, go here.
NAR Continuing Education Classes
NAR has partnered with The CE Shop and Learning Library to submit a three hour course (3 credits) to states across the country for approval. The course is titled, “RPR™: Real-Time Data, Market Knowledge, Informed Consumers” and focuses primarily on understanding automated valuations and how RPR tools and features can enhance knowledge and productivity at market level. Currently, NAR has received approval from Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, and Washington. We expect to receive approval from additional states in the coming weeks. For more information, visit: rpr.me/cecredit.
RPR Training and Support
RPR’s commitment to member support is our top priority in 2012, and we have just added some tremendous resources to help us attain that goal. We are proud to announce the addition of Karen France to the RPR Team as Vice President of Programs and Events. Karen has an impressive resume with the REALTOR® family. Most recently with REBR, Karen provided strategic planning guidance and leadership for REALTORS® in the areas of brokerage profitability, MLS utilization, customer relationship management, technology applications and assisting brokers and agents in understanding the trends and opportunities that are present in today’s changing real estate industry. Karen’s role with RPR will be focused on creating partnerships with local and state associations in order to deliver and support the RPR value proposition to REALTORS® across the country. For more information, visit this blog post.
Dale L. Ross
CEO-Realtors Property Resource