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Educate Your Clients with RPR School Searches and Reports
Fifty-three percent of buyers that have children consider a neighborhood based on the quality of the school districts. And 50% cite convenience to schools as a priority, according to a report from the National Association of REALTORS. The report's findings bode well for agents who use RPR (Realtors Property Resource®), the nation's leading aggregator of real estate data. Agents can leverage the platform's expansive tools to research schools, showcase nearby listings, and create professional-quality reports for clients. RPR's school data, provided by Niche, the industry's fastest-growing school data provider, includes teacher, academic and overall school grades, as well as school district side-by-side comparisons. Specific metrics include: Total enrollment Students per teacher Average GPA Math and reading proficiency Percentage of gifted students Number of students enrolled in AP Graduation rate Average ACT and SAT scores Average teacher salary Percentage of teachers in the first or second year Written school reviews Here's how to perform an RPR school search and then create a customized school report: School Search Log in to narrpr.com Click Research and then select School Search. The school search will appear. From the left drop down menu, choose whether to search by Geography or within a particular School District. Enter the city and state or zip, and click the magnifying glass to execute your search To further narrow down your search, enter a School Name to the right of the School Search or choose a School Type: Elementary, Middle, High A few notes about your search results: From the Search Results, view the basic information and rating of each school, create a School Report, or View Nearby Listings. If you're looking to dive deeper on a school, select the school name. You'll see the school's address, grades served, enrollment, information about standardized test scores and the school's grade rating, including the average rating for schools in the area. The Reviews tab displays community reviews for the school. These reviews are also provided by Niche. You can also link to nearby listings, neighborhood information, and other local schools. Create Your School Report RPR's School Report summarizes the data from your search, as well as provides options to compare schools within a district or a specified radius, and/or select up to 20 nearby listings to include in the report. From the school results page, click Create Report (or choose Schools from the Reports menu). Select to choose the elements you want displayed on the report Personalize your report with a recipient name and message Choose your delivery method Click Run Report To view the original article, visit the RPR blog.
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Consider a Lifestyle Section for Your Real Estate Website
A huge chunk of our business is locating homes and facilitating their sale, and our real estate websites are a big part of our marketing. People have a great many requirements for what they want in a home, from size and bedrooms to neighborhood and amenities. People want to enjoy their time in their homes, but they also spend a great deal of time away from home engaged in activities other than their jobs. Concentrating just on the four walls and the home's features leaves a lot of buyers doing their own research into what they like to do or enjoy near prospective homes.
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5 Tips for Pricing Homes in Great School Districts
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Realtor.com Launches New 'Search by School' Feature
The home search process just got easier for families with school-age children. Realtor.com today released a new feature that allows consumers (and their agents) to search for properties within the zoning boundaries of specific schools. To use this new feature, realtor.com visitors can simply type the name of the school they're looking for, and the site will display a list of matching schools in the search dropdown list:
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Select and Sort Your Way to RPR's Enhanced School Search and Reports
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Convert Leads and Close Sales for Less (11/11)
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST November 11, Onboard Informatics and Commissions Inc will show you how technology can help you convert more leads without spending additional resources. Learn how to use technology to: Highlight the expertise of your agents Reach out to leads with consistent and custom messaging that works Create an online environment that encourages return visits and data capture Respond to leads with your iPad or smartphone 24/7 Join the discussion November 11, 2014 and learn how to get smarter with lead generation and conversion. In real estate, what's more important than that? Register now!
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Why the School District Should Impact Your Clients' Home Search
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Create a Community Tour
You’ve heard the term tossed around quite a bit lately: "neighborhood expert." What it really means is that your value as a real estate professional extends beyond the basics – instead, your knowledge of a specific geographical area allows you to provide a variety of services to people looking to buy or sell a home in that locale. And a "neighborhood expert" is what more people are seeking in an agent. So, how do you prove that you fit the bill? One way is to create a community tour.
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