How to Create a Market Activity Report for any Neighborhood

When your clients or prospects are interested in tracking a neighborhood’s activity, the RPR Market Activity report is the perfect fit. First, it’s flexible and can be generated for any geography, even areas drawn by hand using the RPR map. In addition, the report itself includes changes in a local real estate market based on listing information and MLS data.

The Market Activity report can include active, pending, sold, expired, distressed, new for lease, and recently leased properties, as well as recent price changes and upcoming open houses for a period of up to six months.

Rather than simply talk about it, let’s walk through the process of creating a Market Activity report for a specific neighborhood we draw. For this example, we are interested in showcasing New, Pending, and Recently Sold Listings, as well as Price Changes. We will only include single family residences, and will include the previous three months of activity.

Market Activity How-To

  1. Visit RPR at narrpr.com.
  2. From the search box, select Market Activity.
  3. Type the area name: City, ZIP or neighborhood name.
  4. Choose Show: Changes in the Last 3 Months.
  5. Check each property status you want to include. We’ll check New, Pending, and Recently Sold Listings, and Price Change.
  6. Select Advanced.
  7. Now deselect all property types except Single Family Residence.
  8. Choose Search.

Zeroing in on a Neighborhood

  1. Confirm that you have the Map View open.
  2. Using the map navigation, zoom and pan to clearly show the subject neighborhood.
  3. Above the map in the Map Tools section, select either the Draw a Shape or Show Geographies pull down.
    • If you’ve selected Draw a Shape, click on the map to drop points for your shape. When you connect the last point, a prompt to save or search appears. Click SAVE and then give the area a name. Now choose Create a Report.
    • OR if you have selected Show Geographies, select either Micro, Minor, Intermediate or Macro boundaries.  (Note that as you adjust your map zoom level these choices may appear or disappear.). Select an area and click “Search in this Geography.” Now click Create a  Report.

Generating the Market Activity Report

  1. Select Market Activity Report.
  2. Select More Details.
  3. Confirm the report elements.
  4. Personalize your report.
  5. Choose a delivery method: Download or Email.

RPR Map Overview (Video)

12 replies
  1. Bill Tolleson
    Bill Tolleson says:

    Did anyone get this to work when creating a “neighborhood” or specific map view. I drew a polygon around an area and the report still included the full zip code. Any help appreciated.

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    • Reggie Nicolay
      Reggie Nicolay says:

      Hi Bill,
      After you select Draw a Shape, click on the map to drop points for your shape. When you connect the last point, a prompt to save or search appears. Click “Save” and then give the area a name.

      Next choose Create a Report. Then from the reports page select “Market Activity Report”

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    • Reggie Nicolay
      Reggie Nicolay says:

      Hi Sara,
      Yes, I believe the missing step is right after you draw the shape, choose Save and give the search area a name.

      Then choose Create a Report. Then from the reports page select “Market Activity Report”

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      • PS
        PS says:

        Same here. After creating and saving the search area/polygon, the report still reverts to the original search area used in step 3. The only way I could get it to work was by starting over completely and using the saved search name as the area in step 3.

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  2. PS
    PS says:

    This report is good for new activity within a certain timeframe but doesn’t give the whole picture as it doesn’t show all listings (only those that changed status or price in the specified timeframe). I understand it’s an “activity report” but a report that includes ALL active/pending listings would be much better for accurate community and neighborhood snapshots. The neighborhood report wouldn’t cooperate with a saved map search and doesn’t show listings.

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  3. Nancy Calderon
    Nancy Calderon says:

    did everything as stated to do including saving search and it still popped back to original default, which was the zip code area..could not get the polygon map to save the neighborhood

    Reply
    • Ben Soto
      Ben Soto says:

      I believe there is something wrong with these instructions. It always reverts back to the zip code – no matter which way you do it. I’ve tried it 5 times.

      Reply
      • Theresa Bradshaw
        Theresa Bradshaw says:

        This worked for me: Once you draw your polygon, select save and give your map a name. Select home (to start over). On the left is a drop down with a Star – Saved. Select your map from that drop down. It will populate the name into the search box. Continue your search from here as normal.
        I hope this helps.

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  4. Elizabeth L Blakeslee
    Elizabeth L Blakeslee says:

    In my market activity report I only want fee simple ownership. If I click on Single Family Homes I get condos included. I understand that a condo is lived in by a single family, but that’s not what I want. Why is this happening?

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  5. Joseph Pugliese
    Joseph Pugliese says:

    I use RPR all the time , it so powerful of a tool , I wish more agents took advantages of its abilities .

    This short to Torio was great at open my eyes even more tools .

    My 2 cents…

    Reply

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