Tag: RPR

Did you know that the Realtors Property Resource (RPR) app can help answer some common consumer questions you probably hear frequently?

RPR (a NorthstarMLS core service) put together a list of the top 12 reported ways that agents are using the RPR app to educate their buyers. We’ve highlighted a few of them below. View the full list of RPR’s common consumer questions here.

“Can we see that house right now?”
While checking out the property on RPR’s app, look to the Listing Details section to find Showing instructions. Also to contact the listing agent, tap on the Call Agent button found at the bottom of the property details screen, which immediately initiates a call to the listing agent.

“Is this home in a flood zone?”
The data platform’s app displays flood zone data as designated by FEMA. A high-risk area has a 1 percent or greater annual chance of flooding and a 26 percent chance of flooding over the life of a 30-year mortgage. A moderate-risk area is between risk limits of a 100-year and 500-year flood. See Location Details while in Property Details.

“There’s a for-sale-by-owner. Can we check it out?”
Before yielding to the instinctive Realtor® cringe we all get when presented with FSBOs, first, smile, then pull up the RPR app on your phone. Within seconds, your phone’s GPS will identify your location and specifically the FSBO home. Click on the property’s icon to reveal everything your client wants to know, including the RVM, sales history, photos, owner info, and more.


Download the RPR app on your smartphone, iPad or tablet today and be prepared to respond to your client’s questions tomorrow! Use your devices’s location to instantly view any property nearby, or search for properties to find listing, sales, valuation, assessment, deed, foreclosure, school, photos, maps, market trend info and more.


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Did you know that with Realtors Property Resource (RPR), you have access to eight different types of reports that you can share with clients or colleagues? RPR reports can be emailed, texted, printed or even shared on Facebook, and are all customizable. Check them out the next time you need to create a report for your real estate business!

Reports available:

  • Property Report
  • Seller’s Report
  • Property Flyer
  • Mini Property Report
  • Valuation Work Book
  • Market Activity Report
  • Neighborhood Report
  • School Report

This video walks you through how to use the eight reports available in RPR:


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Tip of the Week — RPR eBooks and More to Learn-As-You-Go

Want to learn more about Realtors Property Resource (a NorthstarMLS core service) so you can incorporate it into your business? Maybe you’re already using RPR and want to learn more, or are new to RPR all together. RPR has a great source of online learning materials to help you take your RPR knowledge to the next level.

You can choose from eBooks, videos or online workshops that will show you how to apply RPR’s data tools and reports to every aspect of your real estate business. Simply choose the format best suited to your learning style, interest and schedule.

Check out the available material below:

Getting Started with RPR
eBook | Online Workshop | Video Learning

The RPR Guide to Working With Buyers
eBook | Online Workshop | Video Learning

The RPR Guide to a Successful Listing Presentation
eBook | Online Workshop | Video Learning

The RPR Guide to Geographic Farming
eBook | Online Workshop | Video Learning

The RPR Guide to a Successful Open House
eBook | Online Workshop | Video Learning


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Sign up now for one of Realtors Property Resource‘s July webinars now and learn more about this core service that’s available with your MLS subscription! You can register for any of the webinars by clicking on a URL below or view and sign up via our webinar calendar page.

Getting Started with RPR – Thurs., July 7 at 1pm
When considering adoption of a new business tool, new and seasoned REALTORS® unanimously want to know “what will it do for me and how will it help my business?” Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®) is designed exclusively for that purpose: to help REALTORS® achieve professional success by providing them with an unparalleled platform of dynamic data and persuasive reports that help attract, retain and lead clients to the closing table.

In this webinar, you’ll learn how to:

  • Set up your account and profile
  • Navigate the site to your advantage
  • Research properties, markets, neighborhoods, and schools
  • Create branded property, seller’s, schools, and market activity reports, valuation workbooks and flyers
  • Tap into RPR’s app for instant, on-the-go access

Click here to sign up


RPR Mobile: Data and Reports When and Where You Need It – Wed, July 13 at 11am
Successful agents consistently seek new strategies that will grow and brand their businesses, maximize their time, and help them gain a competitive edge in the marketplace. Fortunately, all of those objectives, and more, can be met by tapping into RPR Mobile.

In this webinar, you’ll learn how to:

  • Use your handheld device to instantly view any nearby property
  • Search for properties to find listing, sales, valuation, assessment, deed, foreclosure, school, photos, maps, and market trend information
  • Create and send customized, client-friendly reports with a few quick clicks.

Click here to sign up


Design and Deliver a Successful Buyer Tour —  Tue, July 19 at 10am
There are several, highly rewarding steps a REALTOR® can take to ensure a successful buyer tour. From complete and accurate preparation, to mapping out the tour, and finally following-up with decision-prompting data, RPR provides everything you need to earn favor among today’s well informed consumers. Join this free online workshop to learn how to use RPR® to create and manage a productive buyer tour.

In this webinar, you’ll learn how to:

  • Establish buyer needs and market expectations
  • Conduct a thorough property search, including schools, neighborhoods, points of interest, and more
  • Generate attention-grabbing property reports
  • Create a follow-up email strategy using advanced RPR reports
  • Uncover those last-minute property sightings using the RPR app

Click here to sign up


Tools and Tips for a Winning Listing Presentation with RPR – Thu, July 21 at 11am
Sellers want to know your listing presentation is based on a keen sense of the market, an expertise in determining value, and your ability to bring a deal to closing in the shortest time and at the highest price possible.

In this webinar, you’ll learn how to:

  • Researching the property, neighborhood and local market
  • Earning seller buy-in from the onset
  • Validating the property’s basic facts, selecting comps, and adjusting those comps to create a customized and flexible comp analysis
  • Using the one-and-only Realtor Valuation Model® (RVM®)—an exclusive RPR pricing tool
  • Generating a customized, client-friendly, and definitive Seller’s Report

Click here to sign up

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RPR Mobile has now been optimized for your tablet! RPR Mobile delivers RPR’s vast repository of property information and tools anytime, anyplace, to any iPhone or Android tablet. Use your tablet’s location to instantly view any property nearby, or search for properties to find listing, sales, valuation, assessment, deed, foreclosure, school, photos, maps, and market trend information…create, customize, view, save, and send RPR reports with your added photos, audio, and text notes.

If you haven’t already, download RPR Mobile today at the App Store or Google Play, and join RPR for this webinar that will cover all the powerful features of this great REALTOR-only tool!

When?
Wednesday, May 25 from noon-12:30pm

 Register now!


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Tip of the Week – Using RPR View for Statewide Data Sharing

Back in September of 2015, we announced that after the Minnesota MLS data share agreement ended, we switched to RPR View™ from Realtors Property Resource as a solution for sharing statewide listing information and offers of compensation. The RPR View™ data share initiative is consolidated into RPR, already available to you through your NorthstarMLS subscription. You may now access listings in RPR (including offers of compensation) from seven Minnesota MLS’s.

In case you missed it, you can read the full announcement with more details here.

Start Using RPR View Now!
Check out our short video (under 2 minutes) that shows how you can access these statewide MLS listings, including offers of compensation through RPR.

NOTE: If you have never used RPR and need to create an account, learn how here. If you need help, RPR’s Call Center is ready to walk you through, 24/7. Call 1-877-977-7576. Once your account is set up (or if you have already been using RPR), access it here from the Matrix home tab drop-down menu or the External Links box.


RPR View Interview
“It looked simple to implement and, most importantly, it fulfilled a need for our customers, which is paramount to anything else we do,” – NorthstarMLS President and CEO John Mosey on RPR View.
Read the interview here.


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“It looked simple to implement and, most importantly, it fulfilled a need for our customers, which is paramount to anything else we do.” – NorthstarMLS President and CEO John Mosey on RPR View

Back in September, we added RPR View™ (from Realtors Property Resource) as an alternative for sharing statewide listing information and offers of compensation. Seven other Minnesota MLSs have entered into the reciprocal data share agreement – more than 17,600 REALTORS® in the state have access to the data.

In a recent article, RPR interviewed NorthstarMLS President and CEO John Mosey and Director of Marketing and Communications Tom Flaherty. The conversation focuses on how and why the decision was made to add RPR View for subscribers as an option for sharing statewide data. You can read the full interview here.

Start Using RPR View Now!
Check out our short video (under 2 mins) that shows how you can access these statewide MLS listings, including offers of compensation through RPR.

NOTE: If you have never used RPR and need to create an account, learn how here. If you need help, RPR’s Call Center is ready to walk you through, 24/7. Call 1-877-977-7576. Once your account is set up (or if you have already been using RPR), access it here from the Matrix home tab drop-down menu or the External Links box.

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Last month, we added RPR View™ (from Realtors Property Resource) as an alternative for sharing statewide listing information and offers of compensation.

You can learn more about RPR View for Minnesota and how it works by watching this prerecorded webinar. RPR View and the Minnesota data share is covered in the first 3 to 4 minutes.

Other topics covered in the 32-minute webinar include:

  • How to use RPR Mobile™ with buyers and sellers in multiple jurisdictions
  • How to research the history of a property
  • How to search by school districts
  • How to create reports

If you have never used RPR and need to create an account, learn how here. If you need help, RPR’s Call Center is ready to walk you through, 24/7. Call 1-877-977-7576. Once your account is set up (or if you have already been using RPR), access it here from the Matrix home tab drop-down menu or the External Links box.

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Minnesota State Data Sharing Available Again to NorthstarMLS Subscribers

Since the original Minnesota MLS data share agreement ended, we have looked for alternatives for sharing statewide listing information and offers of compensation. We initially announced FIND as a solution, but have since added RPR View™ from Realtors Property Resource.

RPR View™, consolidated into RPR, is already available to you through your NorthstarMLS subscription. You may now access listings in RPR (including offers of compensation) from these Minnesota State MLS’s:

  • Duluth Area Association of Realtors
  • Greater Alexandria Area Association of Realtors
  • Lake Region Association of Realtors (Fergus Falls)
  • Northwest Minnesota Association of Realtors (Bemidji)
  • Realtor Association of Southern MN (Mankato)
  • Southeast Minnesota Association of Realtors (Rochester/Winona)
  • West Central Association of Realtors (Willmar)

Please take a moment to watch this short video that shows how you can access these MLS listings, including offers of compensation through RPR.

If you have never used RPR and need to create an account, learn how here. If you need help, RPR’s Call Center is ready to walk you through, 24/7. Call 1-877-977-7576.  Once your account is set up (or if you have already been using RPR), access it here from the Matrix home tab drop-down menu or the External Links box.

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How to Set Up Your RPR Account for the First Time


Are you using Realtors Property Resource? If not, you’re missing out on a great tool that is available as a core service to ALL NorthstarMLS users. This real estate tool was created by NAR to provide brokers, agents and appraisers with the data they need to meet the demands of their clients.

Start Using RPR Now!
Check out this PDF for a instructions on setting up your RPR account with a few simple steps. After this one-time set-up, you may access RPR through the link in NorthstarMLS Matrix (External Links section on Home Page) without having to sign in separately to RPR.


Submit Your Own Tip! Do you have a question that you would like to see featured a Tip of the Week? Or maybe you have your own tip you would like to share with other NorthstarMLS users. Send your question or idea to tips@northstarmls.com. We will use one submission each month and the winner will receive a $30 Starbucks Coffee gift card!


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