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What's New at Realtors Property Resource® This Month?

November 06 2013

RPR Releases Version 1.27

Since RPR's initial residential launch in September 2010, the RPR development team has been continually improving the RPR Application. These enhancements include not only additional products for specific industry segments of the REALTOR® family, such as Broker Tool Sets, the RPR Commercial Application, and Sale Comparison Analysis Tools for Appraisers, but also user suggested features, expanded data sets, and custom mapping and report enhancements. With the release of the latest version 1.27, RPR has successfully released thirty new system versions in three years.

The newest RPR release focuses on new functionality in the Commercial application. Lease information for properties and business points of interest are displayed on maps—plus pilot programs for a new report type and an AVM display module for Brokers. In addition, RPR has updated many of the demographic- and Census-based data sets displayed on Neighborhood and Trade Area details pages. These are used for Commercial analysis, mapping and other core functions. For more information, visit the RPR Help DeskRPR Help Desk.

RPR to Begin Registration for Federal Economic Reports in November 2013

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With the release of Version 1.27, RPR is expanding access to the first of these two reports, as part of is Legislative and Economic Resources Initiative. RPR began working in early Q3 2013 with a Task Force comprised of NAR staff, as well as additional staff and volunteers from 38 state and local Associations, including Governmental and Political Affairs Directors, Association Executives and Federal Political Coordinators (FPCs).

This first "Federal Economic Area Report" will be available to members of RPR's Legislative Resources Task Force, and participants in the RPR Dashboard Beta testing in November 2013. The report is designed to support FPCs and Association staff with in-district meetings with their Congresspersons. The second "Economic Area Report" will be made available in December 2013 and will offer custom mapping to allow reports to be run for local, county and state elected officials. The mapping options will also include the ability for the users to select pre-determined geographies to run reports for State Legislative Districts.

Both of these reports will compliment housing statistics, which are already provided by NAR Legislative staff. The reports will focus on the consumer tapestry data, demographic, lifestyle information, and economic trending, which is the foundation of RPR's Commercial Application. These reports will also allow custom branding for Associations and include high value features such as:

  • Economic trends and forecasts
  • Econometric data and consumer behaviors
  • Business segment analysis
  • Consumer spending and demographic data
  • Population trends
  • Home valuation trends

Association staff will be able to begin registration for these reports later this month. RPR is working in partnership with NAR Legislative staff to assist with the coordination of the FPCs for communication, training and support. Visit the RPR Help DeskRPR Help Desk for more information.

RPR announces Licensed Partnerships With Information and Real Estate Services, LLC (IRES)

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RPR is proud to announce the execution of a Licensed Partnership AgreementLicensed Partnership Agreement with Information and Real Estate Services (IRES) in Loveland Colorado. Formed in 1996 as the regional Multiple Listing Service (MLS) for Northern Colorado. It is comprised of five Boards and Associations of REALTORS® in Boulder, Fort Collins, Greeley, Longmont, and Loveland/Berthoud. IRES represents over 3,850 REALTOR® members. IRES is also the MLS provider for the Estes Park Board of REALTORS®, Logan County Board of REALTORS®, and Morgan County Board of REALTORS®.

New MyRPR User Story

RPR continues to receive user testimonials on how REALTORS® are using RPR to create benefit in their businesses. One of our newest MyRPR stories comes from Washington D.C. Ressie Wilson describes her use of RPR's Market Activity report to pinpoint the data her clients need and provide the "big picture" on market trends.

Visit RPR at the NAR Annual Conference and Expo in San Francisco

RPR will be presenting its newest product releases and market updates at multiple meetings and forums during the 2013 NAR Annual meetings. In addition, we invite you to visit the RPR booth #5644 in the NAR kiosk on the Expo floor where you will be able to work with RPR Industry Relations, Broker Services, Commercial, and Training staff members and explore the latest RPR features and products. RPR will also be offering the following education sessions and forums:

  • Brokers/Owners/Managers - Join RPR on Friday, November 8th, from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm at the Moscone Center in Room 120: "Using RPR to Create Business Value for your Brokerage".
  • REALTORS® - On Saturday, November 9th at 10:00 am join RPR in the NAR Theater for a quick 20 min session on 3 ways RPR will help you win your next listing presentation. The NAR Theater is located in center of the NAR booth #5644.
  • Commercial Agents/Brokers - Attend the RPR Commercial User Group: "The Tool Providing a Competitive Edge," from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm on Saturday, November 9th at the Moscone Center, Room 121.
  • Agent/Brokers - RPR's "Top 10 Tools for Your Business" on Sunday, November 10th from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm in Room 131 at the Moscone Center.

To view the original article, visit the RPR blogRPR blog.