Michigan Regional Information Center, LLC Announces New Data Share Platform Utilizing RPR View

Chicago, IL (June 27, 2018) — Michigan Regional Information Center, LLC (MichRIC®) today announced RPR View will be the new data sharing platform utilized by the members of 18 Michigan-based MLS and REALTOR® organizations.

“Moving our data sharing to the RPR Platform will provide a more secure and cost effective method of providing this service to the other MLSs,” said MichRic® CEO Gary Walter. “In doing so, REALTORS® only need to learn one other system to obtain the data they need to conduct business.”

Ron France, RPR vice president of industry relations, said the sharing agreement will open new doors for Michigan REALTORS®. “RPR is excited to offer the RPR View Platform to REALTOR® Associations and MLSs affiliated with MichRIC®. This new program will provide a platform to share data across contiguous borders, easily accessible via desktop, tablet and RPR Mobile™,” he added.

“It’s a one-stop place for information useful to members of the West Michigan Lakeshore Association of REALTORS®,” said Dale P. Zahn, chief executive officer of the West Michigan Lakeshore Association of REALTORS® (WMLAR®). “The data is now all in one place and is easily accessible. The RPR solution is a great one!”

Formed in 1996, MichRIC® utilizes collaborative buying power to reduce expenses and eliminate barriers between Associations by offering access to one another’s listings and forms.

Currently, MichRIC® is a consortium of 11 local Associations sharing data for ease of transaction while still maintaining their own memberships and MLS rules. An additional seven Michigan Associations or MLSs will join MichRIC® in the new RPR View data share.

RPR View™ is a set of display permissions which allow RPR Partner MLSs to make listings viewable by REALTORS® in other markets. MLSs have complete flexibility in how they desire to implement the “viewing” of listing information. MLSs can decide which permissions are compatible with their local business rules and decisions on sharing listing data.

As with all features of the RPR Platform, there are no fees, charges or contracts associated with RPR View.

RPR View Participating Michigan Associations and MLSs:

  • MichRIC® Consortium
  • Battle Creek Area Association of REALTORS®
  • Branch County Association of REALTORS®
  • Greater Regional Alliance of REALTORS®
  • Greater Kalamazoo Association of REALTORS®
  • Hillsdale County Board of REALTORS®
  • Mason, Oceana, Manistee Board of REALTORS®
  • Montcalm County Association of REALTORS®
  • Southwest Michigan Association of REALTORS®
  • St. Joseph County Association of REALTORS®
  • West Central Michigan Association of REALTORS®
  • West Michigan Lakeshore Association of REALTORS®

Additional Participating Michigan MLSs:

  • Realcomp II Ltd.
  • Ann Arbor Area Board of REALTORS®
  • Clare Gladwin Board of REALTORS®
  • Jackson Area Association of REALTORS®
  • Northern Great Lakes REALTORS MLS
  • Paul Bunyan Board of REALTORS®
  • Upper Peninsula Association of REALTORS®

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About Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®)
Realtors Property Resource®, LLC (RPR®), a wholly owned subsidiary of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, is an exclusive online real estate database created to support the core competence of its members. The parcel centric database, covering more than 166 million residential and commercial U.S. properties, provides REALTORS® with the analytical power to help clients make informed decisions while increasing efficiency in the marketplace. For more on RPR, visit blog.narrpr.com.

2 replies
  1. fred vander wal
    fred vander wal says:

    Wait until you get feedback from Appraisers. This is data mining at it’s finest. webinaar showed so many flaws it isn’t funny. you think appraisals take a long time now? Add 2 more weeks. examples shown didn’t even break down above grade/below grade square footage. you’ll have a full blown massive blowback from Appraisers.

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  2. Charles Dodge
    Charles Dodge says:

    In addition to the above comment, any database that is not exportable to CSV is useless to appraisers… unless data can be mined in a manner that enables appraisers do to their analysis and pull comps effectively with integrity, the market should start using Zestimates and Zillow for their Real Estate needs.

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