Your agents’ phones or tablets were never this useful! This video shows how REALTORS® can use the RPR Mobile app to leverage rich real estate data and literally tap into expertise and efficiency while in the field and on-the-go. Watch how to download the RPRMobile app, either Android or iOS, plus how to log on and get started. Functionality wise, users lose virtually nothing from the desktop version of RPR, with the ability to create reports, create on-the-go CMAs, and add notes and photos. In fact, RPR Mobile offers app exclusive features, such as Buyer Tour Reports and one-touch access to call a property’s listing agent.
In this video we’ll explore the RPR app for accessing property information, market conditions, and reports. I’ll cover the basics of the app and then showcase a few special features, such as how to run a comp analysis, and how to create a buyer tour.
First, if you haven’t already downloaded the RPR app, do so now by visiting the App store or Play store on your smartphone or tablet device.
To begin, tap the RPR app icon on your phone and login using your RPR credentials. The homepage is made up of three sections: recent activity, market conditions and search inputs for properties, schools and more.
Let’s start by using our current location.. By tapping on one of the statuses, you arrive at a map showing the activity. If you click on the more icon on the lower right of the screen, you can access all your map options – from map view – street, satellite or hybrid to traffic patterns, travel time and distance searches, school search, drawing on the map and even zooming in to show parcel boundaries.
We’ll show parcel boundaries, but note that to see the public records properties, you still need to “redo the search in this area.” Just pinch and zoom to the street level and select redo search. Notice gray pins appear. Now in addition to active, recently sold and distressed properties you also see off-market homes in the neighborhood. Click on any pin for additional information on that property. If you don’t see the gray pins, you may need to zoom further.
Once you’ve chosen a property, select the more button on the bottom right of your screen to access quick options like creating a report, adding to your saved properties, adding notes, or calling the listing agent. Or you can touch the property and the full property details page will display.
Here you can see all photos for the property. Change from a 4x picture view to a solitary picture by clicking this icon, and turn the phone to landscape mode to view the photos full screen. Access the overhead view by tapping the airplane icon, or see Google street view by tapping the person icon. See a full 360 view of the street by panning on the picture.
Scroll down to see property status, List price, RVM, and physical characteristics.
To analyze a property’s investment potential, select the Investor Analysis icon next to the listing details.
At any time, tap the bottom of the screen to call the agent, add notes, or generate a report.
If the property is For Sale…the app will feature the Listing Agent’s contact information and remarks, along with showing instructions. Just tap the “Call Agent” button to start your call.
Scroll down to see the location/details of the property. For directions from your current location press “directions” to access your device’s mapping function.. Select “traffic” to view traffic counts in the area.
Directly under the map, access Nearby for Sale, Nearby Comps or even create a Comps Analysis. We’ll walk through this in a little more detail toward the end.
Scroll further down the page to see if the property is in a flood zone, the walkability score, and homeowner facts.
In the home facts section, access both MLS and Public Records by tapping “Public” or “Listing” to switch the view.
Further down you’ll be able to see if there is a Homeowner Association.
Also the Median Estimated Home Values chart aggregates listing, sales, and financing activity, along with distressed actions, and assessments. Also included is estimated value trends for the home and zip code.
If the home is For Sale, you’ll see the Price change history here.
Also view Prior sales transactions. Swipe to change from MLS to Public records view.
This is followed by distressed information.
Access school and related info, including Niche grades.
Now you can see room details and both interior and exterior features, followed by legal description, and mortgage records (if included), which can be swiped to preview other loans, and the same with tax information.
At the bottom of the screen, add your notes on the property. You can add a voice memo, text note, or photo, which will sync with the RPR site. To add a photo, click on the add photo button, and either take a photo using your phone camera, or select from your camera album and the photo will attach to your property. These photos and notes can be added to the last page of the report you generate and one can be added as your report cover photo.
Now let’s create a report by tapping the report button. Choose from one of the reports offered on the website, as well as the new Buyer Tour report. I’ll reference back to the Buyer Tour report in a minute, but for this example, we’ll choose mini property report. Here you can choose the elements you’d like to include in the report. Click next and decide if you’d like to receive your pdf report via email or to download it directly to your phone. Now, click “Get Report”
Once your report has generated, download it to your phone and view. From there, easily share the report with your clients by email, text and more. Your report will be available for 30 days, regardless of whether you login from the RPR site, or your phone. At any time view your recent activity from the homepage, and share the reports you’ve run by clicking this icon. You’ll be able to text, mail, or airdrop reports in an instant.
Let’s circle back to two exciting features on the mobile app – first up – comp analysis, an easy way to create an on-the-go CMA. Back on the property details page we’ll select “Create Comp Analysis” under Location Details. A four step wizard pops up – starting with confirming the home facts of the property. View the subject property’s public and listing facts by tapping Public or Listing. Then use the Your Changes tab to input any missing or incorrect data. Once complete, press Save.
Press Next to move on to Step 2.
Here choose your comparable properties. Tap List or Map at the top of the screen to choose how you want to select your properties. Press Add to Comps to select your comps and then Next.
In Step 3, review your selected comparable properties. Swipe to review and confirm each. To remove a property from your list, tap Remove.
Select Next, to move to your final step. Here, confirm the price, price range, and get your report. Tap the pencil icon to change the recommended price and/or recommended price range. Now press Get Report to generate the Seller’s Report.
For a Buyer Tour report, select Reports on the homepage and choose Create Buyer Tour to be directed to a map view that uses your location as a center point. Choose the properties you want to include in your tour. Select Next to move through the wizard, confirming the order of properties to be toured ( using the dropdown to reorder the list). You can also add notes to individual properties or remove properties you do not want in the tour.
Select Next. Choose the elements of the report you want to include and then select Get Report.
For more detailed walk throughs of any of these features and more, check out our video learning series on the RPR app.
Now you can use the power of RPR on your phone.
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Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®) delivers on-the-go access to an all-encompassing real estate platform, available exclusively to REALTORS®, and offered at no additional cost. Easily accessed through desktop, iOS and Android devices.