This week, Realtors Property Resource® released version 1.13 which includes some very powerful new enhancements, such as a new mapping interface and a completely redesigned reports engine. Here are some of the highlights:
New Mapping Interface
In version 1.13 we have converted the technology that powers RPR maps so they no longer require the Silverlight plugin. This enhancement means that devices that do not support Silverlight, such as the iPad, will now be full compatibility with RPR maps. In this switchover, we also added new map tools and overlays, such as a Drive Time calculation tool. This allows REALTORS® to choose a point on the map and then view properties that are within a specific timed drive of that location. Also you will notice the newly added Year Built overlay enhancement which will enable REALTORS® to view the age of the housing stock in a specific area.
New Reports Interface
On your next visit to the RPR reports generation page, you will notice that we have implemented a completely new interface making the report creation process much more flexible. Now you will have more control over what appears in the reports. We have also added new content to the Property Reports. Now it will include school facts and reviews for properties where schools are available in the MLS record. Another valuable benefit to this upgrade is that REALTORS® will have a new timer and queued process, helping to better estimate of how long your report will take to generate.
RPR Commercial Beta
In this release, we are also pleased to see the culmination of over a year’s work and coordination with RPR’s Development Team and Commercial practitioners from around the country who spent countless hours assisting with this new commercial application.
RPR will begin Beta testing this application with Charlotte Regional Commercial Board of REALTORS® this week, and is contracted with seven other markets to participate in beta testing throughout the summer. Watch the RPR blog for more news about the RPR Commercial Application in the coming months.
For a video overview of all the new features, visit this post.
Dale L. Ross