June 2015 RPR Product Release
On June 23, 2015, RPR released version 1.41, marking RPR’s 42nd major release since 2010. In this release, RPR introduced the ability to generate either the Neighborhood or Market Activity Report directly from the geographic overlay found on the RPR Residential mapping tool. Additionally, a new chart on the charts tab of a property now highlights the inventory of distressed listings. These properties are now marked as short sales matched against the inventory of distressed properties that could be in any stage of foreclosure as identified through public records.
The RPR Commercial Property Report now includes multiple suites available for lease within a property when the data is sourced through Catylist, Inc. a commercial real estate software vendor. Also in RPR Commercial, additional pre-populated fields have been added, making it easier for users to enter expanded property facts. These additions will also be carried over to the Refinements section of the Commercial Property Report.
For the complete review of the June 2015 release, visit the RPR Help Desk.
RPR Mobile™ for Tablets Coming Soon
As RPR’s Mobile™ Application surpasses 125,000 downloads by REALTORS® RPR is pleased to announce that it has entered into the final stages of development on the iPad and Tablet version of RPR Mobile™. The update, which is due out in early August, will bring the power and efficiency of RPR Mobile™ to the larger tablet and iPad screen format.
Introducing RPR View™
RPR View™ is a set of display permissions which allow RPR Partner MLSs to make listings viewable by REALTORS® in other markets. Permissions within RPR View™ are segmented into On Market/Active and Off Market listings. MLSs have complete flexibility in how they desire to implement the “viewing” of listing information by REALTORS® in other MLSs. MLSs then can decide which permissions are compatible with their local business rules and decisions on sharing listing data.
Currently, there are over 300 MLSs representing almost 600,000 REALTORS® using RPR View™ to share Active listings with other participating MLSs, and over 400,000 REALTORS® sharing Off Market/historical listings with one or more MLSs. Additionally, there are over 200 MLSs representing more than 230,000 REALTORS® who share active listings with 1.1 million REALTORS® nationwide.
The Ithaca Board of REALTORS® and four other local MLSs in upstate New York use RPR View™ to share data. Norma Jayne, Executive Officer Ithaca Board of REALTORS® says, “We definitely believe that sharing data creates an enhanced opportunity to use the RPR Mobile™ application. We also believe that members can produce better comparable property reports since they often list near the Boards we are sharing data with”.
As with all features of the RPR Platform, there are no fees, charges or contracts associated with RPR View™. Configuring RPR View™ permissions are designed to allow for your local business decisions on the display of listing data among contiguous MLSs, or to all REALTORS®.
More information on RPR View can be found here.
New Training Landing Pages
RPR offers an expansive training program with classes and workshops at both the national and local level. This creates for a very active training calendar. As a result, RPR recently created a “Featured Workshop” landing page that highlights 5 of RPR’s core workshops. Each class has multiple dates and times offered. Visit this new resource and join one the upcoming workshops.
MyRPR REALTOR® Spotlight
This month’s REALTOR® spotlight comes from the west side of Pittsburgh where RPR found Mark Handlovich, broker/owner of Advanced REALTORS®. Mark is seeing an influx of clients in his area because of the developing gas and oil industries. Their growth, mixed with lower living costs, has lead to low inventory levels. To better manage his potential business, Mark and his team started using RPR. Mark states that RPR assists, his team in providing more advanced market analyses and more robust and comprehensive data for his consumers. “We can disseminate that data for any neighborhood, and do things like take out distressed properties to get a more accurate market analysis.”
Mark also shared how they use RPR for quick lead follow-up. Using RPR to quickly search the property in question, while finding out everything they need to know about the property. Mark explains, “They call the client and engage in a very in-depth discussion. From a seller’s perspective, it gives the impression that we’re the leading information resource in the market.”
For more on Mark’s use case, visit RISMedia for the complete article.