For Brokers: What is the Broker AVM Widget?

The Broker AVM widget is a customizable HTML widget that displays a property’s estimated value and associated data on a Broker’s website.

The AVM widget is one of many resources offered in RPR Broker Tools to  Broker/Owners and Managing Brokers. We are sorry, but the widget is not available to REALTORS®

There is no additional cost. Broker Tools, like all of RPR, is a benefit of being a member of the National Association of REALTORS®. Learn more about Broker Tools and how to enroll.

Tip: The AVM widget provides an estimated value result. Your website developer will need to write code that captures and passes the address to the widget.

Display Options

  • Use as a “What’s your home worth?” lead-generation tool.

  • Display the AVM widget on your public facing listing detail pages, where its content will match the listing that is displayed.

  • Put it on your company’s Intranet and enable the Deep Links, so REALTORS® can link directly to pages in RPR.

  • Customize the AVM widget to match your website’s design and color scheme. You can select the size, shape, and color of your widget and choose the data points to display.

Step-by-Step Instructions

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Step 1: Enroll in RPR Broker Tools

Your company must be enrolled in RPR Broker Tools to get access to the Broker AVM Widget. Broker/Owners and Managing Brokers can enroll in Broker Tools. (or add the Broker AVM Widget to your existing Broker Tools account). 

On the enrollment spreadsheet, be sure to include the contact information for the website developer that will be implementing the AVM widget. Your website developer will need to understand HTML, Javascript, and CSS.

See step-by-step instructions on how to fill out the enrollment spreadsheet. 

When your company’s enrollment in RPR Broker Tools is complete, you and your website developer will receive an email. Your website developer will receive a 2nd email with instructions on how to log into RPR.

Step 2: Access widget

Log into RPR at narrpr.com

Click the Forgot Password link if you to need to reset your password.

Website Developer email

If you are a website developer working for a Broker to implement the widget, you should have received an email from us with your log in credentials (username and password).  If you did not receive this email, please contact the Broker and ask them to provide us with your contact information (full name, email address, and phone) so we can add you to their Broker Tools account. This information must come from the Broker.

Broker Tools

Open your Profile Menu at the top right of your screen and select Broker Tools

For Brokers

Select the For Brokers tab

AVM Widget

Select the AVM Widget tab, then choose Set up a widget

Step 3: Set up widget

1)  Select the Set up a widget tab. Enter up to 5 website domains or subdomains that will showcase your widget.

Test you widget

2) Enter a sample property address to test your widget.

Make your widget selections

3)  Choose the shape: vertical or horizontal, then select the size of your widget.  Next, choose the data points you would like to display, then pick a default color or fully customize your colors and fonts.

Publish your widget

4)  Click the Publish widget button.  Copy and paste the code to your website.

Your website developer will need to write code that captures and passes the address to the widget, to complete implementation.  The AVM widget only provides an estimated value result.  

Frequently Asked Questions

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The Broker AVM widget is one of several resources RPR offers to Broker/Owners and Managing Brokers.  See what other tools are available in Broker Tools.

We are sorry, but the AVM widget is not available to REALTORS® or REALTOR® Teams.

This HTML widget can be added with ease by a website developer that understands HTML, Javascript and CSS. Your website developer will need to write code that captures and passes the address to the widget.

The widget is designed to return a response on a property generally within a few seconds, and since it is an asynchronous call it should not slow down your own web pages. It is also survivable, meaning if there is an error we won’t show you an error message or interfere with the operation of the web page.

The AVM widget is an automated valuation model that has been created for a consumer audience.  It has been especially designed to maximize the number of properties for which estimates can be produced (hit rate). The model is different than the estimates you will find on the RPR website, which have a number of filters, or “screens” that can reduce the hit rate.

 

You can customize the AVM widget to match your website’s design and color scheme. Select the size, shape, and color of your widget and choose the data points to display. Go to the Set up a widget page to customize your widget at any time.

What sizes and orientations are available?

  • Vertical: 250, 300 and 350px wide
  • Horizontal: 600, 700 and 800 px wide

Can I change the chart that is displayed?  

The Estimated Value Over Time is the only chart offered.  You can choose whether or not to display the chart and can choose the color scheme.

Is Deep Customization possible?

We recommend using the Set up a widget page to customize your widget, but additional Broker-side customization is possible using JavaScript and CSS. Since this is a development task on your website, RPR unfortunately cannot provide assistance.

Once you publish the widget and put the code on your website, you can return to the Set up a widget page at any time to make changes.  Log into RPR, open Data Tools within your Profile Menu, click For Brokers, then select the AVM Widget tab, then choose Set up a widget. 

Click the Publish widget button when you are finished making changes. The changes will automatically appear on your website in about a minute

Troubleshooting

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If the Broker included your contact information when they requested the widget (and their company’s registration in Broker Tools is complete), you should have received an email with RPR log in instructions. Please check your email, including your spam folder.

If you did not receive an email, contact the Broker and ask that they contact us (brokers@narrpr.com), to provide your full name, email address, and phone number. The request must come from the Broker. We will add you to their Broker Tools account and send an email with log in instructions.

Your website developer will need to write code that captures and passes the address to the widget. The AVM widget only provides an estimated value result.

Occasionally there may be a problem calling the AVM widget, such as if we didn’t understand the address you passed in or if we can’t find an estimated value for the property.  By default, no widget (and thus no error message) is displayed.  If you want to display a status message, you can define a Javascript function called rprAvmWidgetCompleteCallback:

function rprAvmWidgetCompleteCallback(status, statusText, options, container)
{

This function will be assigned a value for all calls, successful or not.  Once populated, you can decide to display the message, reformat or translate it, or hide the widget altogether depending on the error message.  Here is a list of available error codes and descriptions:

0 : “Successfully loaded…”
1 : “Authorization Error > Access Denied.”
2 : “Authentication Error > Token is invalid.”
3 : “Error > Widget configuration not found.”
4 : “Authorization Error > URL Referrer is NULL.”
5 : “Authorization Error > Domain not allowed.”
6 : “Address not found.”
7 : “Estimated value is not available for this property.”
100 : “JSONP request failure”

Has your website developer created the piece that captures and passes the address to the widget? Did you click the Publish widget button when you finished customizing your widget, on the Set up widget page?

RPR is also unable to provide development support for this widget, though quite simple to implement, you do need developers who understand HTML, Javascript and CSS.

Need Help?

If you need additional assistance, contact RPR Member Support at (877) 977-7576 or open a Live Chat from any page of the website.

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