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June 18 2017

AUSTIN, has reached an exclusive agreement with Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®) to provide RPR with new home construction data for REALTORS® to access nationwide.

"RPR is very excited about this new partnership," said RPR CEO Dale Ross. "Our goal is to provide REALTORS® with the latest in high value property information to assist their clients and customers at all levels of the real estate transaction. By adding new home construction data through Builders Update, agents will have access to an important resource in today's rapidly changing market, while being protected in the sales process."

According to Bill Gaul, CEO of Builders Update, new home data availability for agents is often spotty and difficult to acquire. The agreement will initially make about 100,000 new home listings available to agents through RPR.

"We are pleased that we have worked out an agreement with RPR®, a system that is both technically advanced and highly regarded in the country as the 'go-to' resource for licensed agents," said Gaul. "I was immediately impressed after receiving a presentation about RPR® capabilities and functionality, however, a depth of new home construction data was missing."

Bob Seeman, VP of Business Development for Builders Update, added, "Agents want to sell homes, brokers want to make money, and once agents realize how easy it is to use this data provided to RPR in their presentations, they will increase their earnings potential. Agents will now have 24/7 access to thousands of new home listings and builders will be able to make their homes available to hundreds of thousands licensed Realtors® working with pre-qualified buyers who would consider a new home."

Builders typically spend a great deal of money and time trying to woo consumers directly, but in fact, according to NAR, 64% of new home construction is sold with the help of a REALTOR®. "The reality," said Gaul, "is that reaching agents using a tool like this is far more cost-effective for a builder because the agents are ready with a pre-qualified client.

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