Highlights & Happenings: Midyear 2018

The 2018 NAR Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo offers an excellent opportunity for RPR to engage with its users and partner organizations. With a focus on NAR’s legislative programs and initiatives, it also provides a forum for RPR to showcase high value tools, such as its Economic Area Reports for association staff, volunteer leadership and Federal Political Coordinators (FPCs).

Engaging attendees at every level was RPR’s goal at this year’s conference, and no stone was left unturned in that effort. Key staff presented the platform’s unparalleled data and reporting capabilities to wall-to-wall crowds made up of NAR leaders and past presidents, association executives, CRS instructors, communications and education directors, regional vice presidents, the Executive Committee, the Commercial Committee, the Commercial Leadership Forum, Association Management & President/President-Elect Roundtables and the NAR Board of Directors, to name just a few.

“The positive vibe at this year’s conference was inescapable,” said Emily Line, RPR vice president of commercial services. “Leadership consistently voiced strong support for the platform, particularly noting the value it adds to the entire real estate ecosystem.”

Emily added that one set of data-related news earned positive reviews at the meetings. In 2018, RPR is on track to generate 3.2 million reports. “That’s 3.2 million interactions with clients, consumers and communities, and 3.2 million opportunities for success!” she said.

Other RPR distinctives shared with conference attendees included:


  • 412,000+ downloads
  • 170 million parcels across the country
  • Only app with residential and commercial data


  • Over 1 billion ESRI data points
  • 12,567,946 points of interest (POI)
  • 359,000 on-market listings

Economic Reports

  • 435 U.S. Congressional Districts
  • 4,825 State Assembly and Legislative Districts
  • 1,954 State Senate Districts

Broker Tool Sets

  • 7,371 companies with BTS
  • 484,000+ agents with company branding
  • Unrivaled market data across multiple MLSs

RPR Vice President of Industry Relations Ron France said this year’s NAR booth saw record traffic. “We had an excellent pod location within the NAR Booth which attracted a lot of RPR supporters. Staff fielded questions and offered hands-on demonstrations covering residential, commercial, and brokers/owner interests, and worked with international REALTORS® excited about using RPR with U.S. clients.”

In other venues, RPR leadership rubbed elbows with brokers from the nation’s top real estate influencers and heard ardent RPR users voice support of the platform.

At RISMedia’s inaugural 2018 Newsmaker Awards Reception & Dinner event, sponsored by RPR, Dan Elsea, president of brokerage services for Real Estate One Family of Companies and Upstream chairman officially announced the rollout is underway for Upstream, the online platform for real estate data management.

The event honored seven industry luminaries for their headline-making influence in real estate in 2017, NAR CEO Bob Goldberg and NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall among them.

“This was a great event,” said RPR Vice President of Broker Services Ray Gronowski. “Being among the nation’s premier real estate leaders was like visiting the Hall of Fame. It was also an honor to witness Bob and Elizabeth receive awards,” he continued.

Allen Wright, RPR director of operations, said several individuals at the NAR Treasurer’s Forum––directors and agents included––stood to speak about their support for RPR.

“One individual from Connecticut, who is new to RPR, declared she is ‘five for five listings’ using RPR’s comp analysis tool,” said Allen. “Also, a Federal Political Coordinator shared how the RPR Economic Area Report helps to earn his team a seat among members of Congress who are addressing REALTOR® issues.”

“The meetings were tremendously successful in that they created and reinforced the importance of dialogue between NAR and its members,” said RPR COO and General Manager Jeff Young. As RPR refocuses its resources and builds on the success of its core member benefit, we feel RPR is well positioned to add even greater benefit to NAR’s 1.3 million members.”

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