We are thrilled to share with you what we’ve been working on this past month. The March 2015 Release of RPR has some features that we know will instantly become some of your favorites. In fact, they are some of our favorites. Let’s take a look.
To assist you with working with clients who want to live within walking distance of restaurants, parks and shopping, RPR has added Walkability Scores from Maponics to residential Property Details and Neighborhood Details pages, as well as Property, Mini-Property, Seller’s and Neighborhood Reports. The Walkability Score shown for a property is the score for the Neighborhood (where available) or for the ZIP code around the home.
There are three scores, on a scale of zero to 5:
- Overall score: a rating of the length of time and distance to walk to general points of interest, and the availability of POIs within the area
- Amenity score: the walkability to POIs such as retail locations
- Leisure score: the walkability to POIs such as restaurants and parks
The higher the score, the greater the accessibility to points of interest in the area when walking. Other factors that could increase or decrease scores include street types, vehicle speed limits, street crossings, weather, public transportation and population density. A score of zero indicates there was not enough data to calculate a score. If a property or area doesn’t have a score, there was no data at all.
The walkability scores are not yet available in RPR Mobile™, but are displayed in reports generated in RPR Mobile™.
For those of you who love the RPR Reports but want a shorter, flyer-type report, this enhancement is for you. RPR has added a one-page report called the Property Flyer. This attractive property summary is intended for agents who want an easy way to produce a marketing piece for any residential property.
Like RPR’s other property reports, the new Property Flyer is created from the Reports tab. Users can select any existing MLS photo to appear as the photo on the flyer, or upload and use their own photo. If no MLS or user photo is available, the overhead photo (the kind displayed with off-market properties) will appear on the flyer. Enter your own headline and either choose the description from the MLS (if the property is listed), edit it, or start from scratch and write your own.
The flyer will reflect the property’s status and will include a price or value for the property depending upon the status. Active listings show the listing price; Recently Sold properties show the last sold price. Off Market properties reflect your Comp Analysis or Refined Value if you have performed those workflows, or the system-generated RVM or AVM. Property details are pulled from MLS data, if available, and then Public Records. Any overrides you have made to the property, such as changing the number of bedrooms, will also appear on the flyer. And as with all RPR reports, the property flyer is branded with your photo, company and contact information.
Currently, the Property Flyer is available on the website version of RPR. We are working to add the Property Flyer to RPR Mobile™ in our next release.
Additional Public Records Data
To give you even more information about a property, we have added public records data in the Interior Details, Exterior Details and Other Details sections of the Property Details page. The expanded information, such as garage or balcony square footage, wall materials, roof type and square footage of a home’s level (first floor, basement, upper story), displays on the property details summary page and within Historical Compare. The data has also been added to the Extended Home Facts section within the Property Report, Mini Property Report, Seller’s Report and Valuation Workbook.
We’ve enhanced the Comp Analysis feature within RPR. First, you can now run a Seller’s Report directly from your Comp Analysis. You no longer have to go to the Reports page to do that, making it quicker and easier to run a report when your analysis is complete. Second, if you decide to switch from a Comp Analysis to a Sales Comparison Analysis (or vice versa), the work you’ve done will transfer to the other analysis, including any comps you’ve selected or adjustment you’ve made. You’ll no longer have to re-enter all the information.
Broker Data Tool and MLS/Association Dashboard
Active Listing Charts
The Active Listing Count and Active Listing Volume charts have been restored in the MLS and Associations Dashboards and Market Data Report, as well as within the Broker Data Tool. Broker, MLS and Association users can see these charts in addition to New Listing Count and New Listing Volume. The Active Listing Count and Active Listing Volume charts are calculated as a snapshot of listings at the end of each month. Charts that show Pending and Distressed listing counts are also now calculated as a snapshot at the end of each month.
What we’re working on
We’re always working on something here at RPR. Here’s a sneak peak at what we’re up to now:
- School Report
- School Search on website
- Enhancements to the Refine Value workflow
- Residential For Lease Search
- Property Flyer
- Walkability Scores
- Display of suite data in commercial buildings
- Linkage of properties with multiple units available
- Updated Esri and Tapestry demographic data in Commercial analysis and Economic Area Reports