Realtors Property Resource® (RPR) is a nationwide property database offered from NAR and is intended to provide Realtors with innovative technology tools as well as advanced features that are needed to deliver to your clientele and potential customers, valuable analytics and reports. RPR delivers access to datasets on nearly 150 million properties nationally, allowing you to continue at the focus of the transaction. Will the features assist you in serving your customers with informed decision making while purchasing and/or selling property? You will be able to make a more informed decision after reading our RPR review.
RPR is accessible to all REALTORS® throughout the U.S. meaning that more than 147 million properties will be accessible at your convenience. All-access, in one location to the following:
Public records and Tax assessment on nearly 150 million properties nationwide.
Mortgage / lien information
National test scores, school data as well as parental evaluations
Active mapping: Neighborhoods, School Zones, Cities, Zip Codes etc…
Geospatial statistics as well as aerial images, bird’s eye and street views
Lifestyle data, census and demographic
Community and neighborhood information
RPR also provides access to:
•Listings along with photographs and virtual tours
•National database of REO, default, foreclosure and pre-foreclosures.
•Historic listing assessment and comparison tool
•Realtor Valuation Model® RVM
•Enhance property facts
•Charts and graphs, including developments and trends calculated from MLS data
Of course no Realtor Property Resource review would be complete without talking about the shortcomings of the program. RPR has not yet integrated with all MLS’ meaning that you may not have access to all of the great features RPR has to offer. If you are using the Realtor Valuation Model from RPR, review the report that it provides because it may not be totally accurate. Some agents have reported the RVM being tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars off in valuation. Finally, the RPR report can be a bit bulky. Review the RPR report well in advance and take out unnecessary pages and customize it to fit you, your area, and your business.
Overall, RPR supplies various, imperative resources with a mix of technology, communication, and consumer education. If they have an agreement with your MLS you should check out RPR and review it for yourself. Afterall, if you are a REALTOR, it is free for you, so what do you have to loose?