Release Notes: April 2022

Our second release of the year delivers a new resource that lets you see into the future! We have also fixed a few bugs, enhanced a few features, and improved performance. Read on to learn more.

ClimateCheck®

RPR has partnered with ClimateCheck® to offer yet another resource to help you evaluate properties for your clients. ClimateCheck® rates a property’s future risk of climate change-related hazards and assigns a rating from 1 to 100, with 100 representing the highest risk. By future, they mean the year 2050 — a period within the lifespan of a 30-year mortgage signed today.

Ratings are displayed in a snapshot of the five hazards rated; Drought, Fire, Storm, Heat, and Flood. Ratings are available for on and off-market residential and commercial properties. Click the ClimateCheck® Connect button on the Property Details page, to see what future risks a new owner may encounter.

The ClimateCheck® snapshot does not appear in RPR reports, but ClimateCheck® does offer a report on its website. Click the “Get your FREE full report” button below the snapshot to learn how to make property improvements to prepare against the risks.

See our article What is ClimateCheck®? for more details.

Sub-navigation Bar

We have updated and relocated the sub-navigation bar to make it more visible and to prepare for future enhancements. The content within the tabs has not changed. Keep an eye out for future improvements to this feature!

Price to Estimated Value %

We have tweaked the Price to Estimated Value %  feature that was added in our last release. Now when a search is run using the Price to Estimated Value % filter, the system will now automatically select “Price/Est. Value %” (high-low) as the sort option.

To search for properties that have a List Price or Closed Price that is below or above the property’s estimated value (RVM or AVM), begin by entering an area in the search bar, then choose For Sale (active and/or closed), Next, open the advanced filters and find the Price section, then choose a percent range(s).

NRDS ID Now NAR Member ID

The National Associaton of REALTORS® (NAR) has updated some of the terms used to identify and manage its members. With this release, we have changed NRDS ID to NAR Member ID within the account creation process and Profile page.

Data Updates

Click each link to see our latest data updates

The quarterly refresh of school data, provided by Niche, includes updates to school ratings and community reviews. This includes an expansion of 27,000 schools. We have also updated our school district boundaries, provided quarterly by Precisely. 

We have updated the residential, neighborhood, and ZIP Code boundaries used on maps and in searches. This data is provided by Precisely and is updated quarterly.

This release updates tenant data for commercial properties to the latest information from SMR Research. Tenant data is displayed on commercial Property Details pages and can be included in Commercial Property Reports.

The annual Esri data refresh includes spending data, demographics, and lifestyle information. Esri data helps power our Commercial Site Selection tool, federal and local Economic Area Reports, and residential neighborhood statistics.

This annual refresh updates over 13 million POIs on Commercial and Residential maps. REALTORS® can research neighborhood amenities and businesses when working with both residential buyers and commercial investors. 

The annual update to the AARP Livability™ Index scores has been completed for 2022.

We have updated the names of representatives that have replaced vacant seats. 

Housing Report Enhancements

The Housing Report is now available on a more granular level (county, state senate, and state assembly). We have also changed the label for the metrics, for the local state and assembly reports, from Senate and Assembly to District.

The Housing Report, a joint project with NAR Advocacy, highlights residential housing market metrics in a state or a congressional district. State association staff and NAR staff leverage the Housing Report when performing advocacy activities with state and federal legislators. 

If you would like to learn more about RPR, please see our Learning Resources where you will find video tutorials, marketing strategies, step-by-step knowledge base articles, and printable guides. 

RPR version 2.12 was released on April 25, 2022

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