RPR Begins Sales Comparison Analysis Beta Testing
Members of NAR’s Real Property Valuation Committee, Florida REALTORS® Appraisal Council and additional members across the country began Beta testing RPR’s Sales Comparison Analysis Tools, and Valuation Workbook.
The Sales Comparison Analysis feature is a powerful way to evaluate property using area sales information, and comparable listings to produce a detailed record that can be saved or printed. This feature models the kind of in-depth evaluation that is performed in an appraisal and leverages RPR’s nationwide, parcel-centric database. Beta test participants will also be working with RPR’s Valuation Workbook. This feature will allow the user to generate an optional report, which creates a rich archive of the facts and trends that support the analysis.
While these features began as tools for NAR members working in the Appraisal industry, it was the recommendation of the Task Force that these features should be made available to all REALTORS® at the conclusion of Beta testing later this summer.
For more information on these upcoming features, review this article.
RPR Launches to REALTOR® Associations in Mid-Florida Markets
RPR begins launching integrated listing and sales data to REALTORS® in multiple Associations across mid-Florida markets this week. Nine Associations executed licensed contracts with RPR this spring, in order to authorize the integration of listings and sales data within the RPR application for their REALTOR® members. The following Associations represent almost 24,000 REALTORS®:
- Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association (ORRA)
- Greater Tampa Association of REALTORS®
- Sarasota Association of REALTORS®
- Manatee Association of REALTORS®
- Melbourne Area Association of REALTORS®
- Osceola County Association of REALTORS®
- REALTOR® Association of Lake and Sumter Counties, Inc.
- West Volusia Association of REALTORS®
- Bartow Board of REALTORS®
These Associations join Pinellas REALTOR® Organization (PRO), who partnered with RPR in 2012, in representing over 28,600 REALTORS® in mid-Florida, now receiving integrated MLS features, tools and reports through RPR.
We would like to acknowledge the leadership of all of these Associations for their support.
RPR Partners with REIN MLS and Hampton Roads Association of REALTORS®
RPR is pleased to announce that it will soon be offering integrated MLS data to the REALTOR® members of Real Estate Information Network, Inc. (REIN MLS) in Virginia. REIN MLS serves more than 3,900 REALTORS®, comprised of members from Hampton Road Association of REALTORS and Virginia Peninsula Association of REALTORS®. RPR is currently working with REIN to map and build the data into the RPR system. Watch for launch details coming soon.
New MyRPR User Stories
Each month through the MyRPR campaign, RPR has had the opportunity to hear from many REALTORS® across the country on how RPR has assisted them with providing value to their customers. A couple of RPR’s newest case studies come from Linda Lee and Lou Lollio.
Linda Lee is the 2013 President of the Greater San Diego Association of REALTORS®, California State Secretary of the Women’s Council of REALTORS®, and practicing REALTOR® at Keller Williams Metro San Diego. Linda describes how she has used RPR’s speed and comprehensive reports to impress her clients.
Also Lou Lollio, a commercial practitioner, shares his experiences using the RPR tool sets to map out office buildings, industrial buildings, and apartment buildings where he can then focus on only reviewing data that falls within the specific block cluster. Then using RPR to zero in on the data and information he needs for each individual property.
Newly Redesigned RPR Blog
Realtors Property Resource recently completed a redesigned version of the RPR blog. This newly updated resource introduces newly redesigned landing pages for each of the NAR constituencies. Using these news pages, visitors will pick their specialty and then arrive at a section with resources assembles just for them.
The RPR blog also includes a new Training section with links to live training by State, webinars and self-paced video learning—so you can learn RPR the way that works best for you!
For anyone looking to communicate the RPR benefit to members, we have redesigned the Resource center with new logos, graphics, handouts, badges and new, fully integrated MyRPR section of the site. Each MyRPR REALTOR® story includes a short 2 or 3 minute video detailing that REALTORS® use case and a printer friendly PDF for offline review.
If you have an extra moment over the coming days, please stop by the new blog and let us know what you think!
Dales Ross- CEO