Release Notes: January 2015

RPR’s Product Team has started 2015 with a bang!  From the ability to customize the photo on your report cover page, to additional search filters, and high school attendance zones, the latest version of RPR, RPR Commercial and RPR Mobile will not disappoint.  Let’s take a closer look at what’s new and exciting.

RPR Residential and RPR Mobile

Customizable Report Cover Photo

Within the RPR Residential website and mobile app, you can now upload your own photos to the Property Details page.  You can even upload multiple photos at once, creating a group of photos by date/time that can be deleted or added to.  Once uploaded, you can then select one of the photos to appear as the cover photo on your report by simply clicking on the radio button. You can also include the rest of your uploaded photos in the “Property Photos” page of the report, but only one can be selected for the cover. To learn more, check out our quick how-to article and video.

Report Cover Photo

New Charts on the Seller’s Report
Two new charts have been added to the Seller’s Report that replace the “Change in Price Compared with Days in System” chart.  “Listing Price vs. Sales Price” displays the average percentage difference between the listing and selling price, compared by the length of time properties were for sale in that market.  It also displays the number of properties that sold within a specified time frame.

Listing Price vs. Sales Price

The second chart, “Average Price Adjustments,” displays the average percentage adjustment from the original list price, compared by the length of time properties have been for sale in that market.  It also displays the number of price adjustments that took place within a specified time frame.  These charts are in the “Market Health Charts and Comparisons” section of the Seller’s Report.

Average Price Adjustments

Mobile vs. Website Activity

The homepage on RPR’s website has been updated to reflect where your recent activity took place.  When you view a property, perform a search, and/or run a report using the website or the mobile app, it is reflected on the RPR homepage.  The recent activity displays an icon reflecting if the search was done on the RPR website (looks like a monitor) or on RPR Mobile (looks like a phone).  As searches and reports are rerun, the icon will reflect the most recent activity.

RPR Residential and Commercial Website

High School Attendance Zones

For those times when you’re working with families with older children, RPR has added High School Attendance Zones to the “Use a Geography” drop-down in Search for Comps.  Users can now search for comps within a high school’s attendance boundaries as defined by Maponics.

Drive Time is Back!
Yes, you read that correctly!  RPR’s Drive Time Search has been restored and is ready for you to impress those commuting and other clients that are concerned about drive time.

Enhanced Search Filters
When looking for smaller properties, you can now filter your search results to only see properties with <1,000 square feet of living area.

In addition, a custom date range can now be entered in a search for sold properties in both RPR Residential and RPR Commercial. This feature works like the date range in Comps Search.

RPR Commercial Only

Adding Property Facts

You can now add facts to property details that RPR currently does not display.  This includes any “standard fact” because we didn’t have Listing or Public Record data, and also any unique or custom fact that the user would like to include about the property.  You can select

“Add another row” to add more facts, and choose from a drop down of choices or enter a custom property fact.

"Add Row" - RPR Commercial

Land Tenure Added

Land Tenure is now visible within RPR Commercial.  Under the financing section, Leasehold or Fee Simple is reflected in markets where we receive the data.

Financing Information has been added to For Sale/For Lease properties.

Association Dashboard

Market Data Report

Associations’ dashboards and Market Data Reports can be set up to display only data for the association’s immediate area, rather than the whole MLS, so Association staff can focus on the metrics most important to their market. For example, if Metro East Association is covers a subset of Metropolitan MLS, the Association will only see data from the counties they cover, rather than the entire MLS.

Broker Tools Set

Brokers AVM Widget

The broker AVM Widget configurations have been updated so a broker could choose just to show a value (RPR’s Broker AVM), without any other HTML wrapping the Widget.  The broker can then build their own “wrapper” around the value.

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:

  • Property Flyer: a one-page flyer available on both the RPR website and RPR Mobile
  • Walkability Scores added to Property Details and Neighborhood Report
  • Enhanced Drive Time Search
  • School Reports
  • For Lease Search
  • RPR Mobile for tablets