RPR Releases Version 1.32
RPR released its 33rd major release with Version 1.32 on July 29, 2014. This version of the Realtors Property Resource website includes a number of refinements, including improved labeling on property details pages and a new area for displaying unit details on multi-unit properties. Deep linking has been added for commercial, and commercial properties now display flood data information. Also the Android version of the RPR mobile app joins the iOS version in beta testing within the next week. For a complete overview of v1.32, read the release notes here.
RPR Executes Licensed Partnership with Triad Multiple Listing Service, Inc.
RPR is pleased to announce the execution of a data license agreement with Triad MLS in Highpoint, North Carolina. Triad MLS CEO, Richard Renton, says, “While we have always provided our members with robust tools, the direction that RPR has taken since inception and the new features available warranted a second look. Our Leadership was pleased that RPR could accommodate our business rules regarding not only square footage display but dealing with confidential information display and use. This eventual integration of RPR into our new MLS platform will tie even more of the services Triad MLS offers together!”
The Triad Multiple Listing Service, Inc. serves REALTORS® in the 11 county Piedmont Triad region including Alamance, Caswell, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin Counties in North Carolina.
Maponics Introduces +Residential Boundaries™
RPR is pleased to offer its REALTOR® users the highest quality data. Maponics recently unveiled their new +Residential Boundaries™, which is a premium dataset that complements their existing Neighborhood Boundaries product, already licensed by RPR. This new dataset offers over 100,000 U.S. residential boundaries, with growth plans to expand to upward of 500,000 boundaries by 2015. RPR was one of the first to license Maponics +Residential Boundaries and as part of their press release, RPR President Marty Frame explained why RPR is investing in the new product “+Residential improves on Maponics’ offerings for geospatial boundaries. It’s always nice when a key partner listens and provides solutions that make it easier for us to focus on doing our job for our users.” View the full press release here.
RPR Commercial Update
The RPR Commercial platform continues to see increased adoption by Associations and Commercial Information Exchanges (CIEs). RPR has developed embeddable badges for NAR’s Commercial Services Accreditation program so that the 100+ REALTOR® Associations who have earned this recognition connect their members to RPR Commercial training and resources. The RPR Commercial badge provides a direct link to blog.narrpr.com/commercial where a commercial practitioner will find registration for LIVE webinars, best practice articles, along with the recent addition of short on-demand video tutorials.
In Q2 2014, RPR has executed Commercial Contracts with the following (CIEs):
- Naples Area Board of REALTORS®-FL
- Central Florida Commercial Association of REALTORS®-Orlando, FL
- Knoxville Area Association of REALTORS®-TN
- Triad CIE-Greensboro, NC
- Rhode Island CIE
RPR has also recently launched the following Commercial markets with integrated CIE data:
- RCA Southeastern-Wilmington, NC
- Commercial Alliance of REALTORS®-Western MI
MyRPR REALTOR® Story
This month’s RPR success story comes from Fresno, CA where we found Dave Kidder, a REALTOR® specializing in new home sales and Builder Trade-In programs. Recently, Dave had a listing that was proving difficult to price, due to the challenge of finding nearby comparable properties. Watch the video below to learn how Dave used RPR to help accurately price the property.
Dale L. Ross
CEO-Realtors Property Resource