Release Notes: July 2015

v1.42 - RPR website and RPR Mobile™ for tablet and phone, iOS and Android

Released July 28, 2015

 

The July release of Realtors Property Resource® marks the debut of our mobile app customized for tablets, as well as unemployment and distressed data enhancements, within the website.

 

RPR Mobile™

First version of the mobile app tailored for tablets

All the compelling features of RPR Mobile™ are now available in a tablet-sized package. Visit the App Store (iOS) or the Play Store (Android) on your tablet, download the latest version of the app, and see how maps, property photos, searches and reports come to life on your tablet’s larger screen. The RPR Mobile™ app is now customized for best results when using a tablet.

 

 

Now is also a good time to download the mobile app on your phone to get a fresh version of the app that contains bug fixes and other updates.

 

RPR Residential and Commercial

Data: Better unemployment metrics in federal and local Economic Area Reports and Commercial Trade Area Report

The federal and local versions of the Economic Area Report, as well as the Commercial Trade Area Report, now contain monthly unemployment data so recipients of these reports can better compare employment trends in their area. Unemployment data had been reported on an annual basis in these reports. Now, the unemployment data is more current, and unemployment rates are also provided for state legislative districts—previously this data was not available by state districts.

 

 

The federal and local Economic Area Reports are primarily used by Association staff for forecasting and government relations. The unemployment data is also enhanced in the Commercial Trade Area Report, which summarizes demographic and other trends in an area.

 

Seller’s Report Recommended Pricing Strategy updated

Clearer explanations help recipients understand the properties and prices reflected in this section of the Seller’s Report. Users of this report wanted more context for the numbers reported here.

 

 

Data: Improved identification of distressed properties

RPR is performing better tracking of bank-owned residential properties, which facilitates improved identification and labeling of these properties as distressed on RPR.

 

Property matching using APN (Assessor’s Parcel Number)

Public records and listing records are matched up first by property address, and now by APN if there is not an address match. The records are merged to avoid having multiple records for the same property. Properties must have an exact address match to be merged.

 

What we're working on

Here’s a sneak peek at what we’re up to now:

  • A new School Report as well as a school search available on the RPR website
  • The next generation of the Broker Data Tool, MLS and Association Dashboard, and Market Data Reports
  • Keyword and feature search
  • Maps enhancements
  • Improvements to geographic boundaries, especially neighborhoods, and the frequency of the boundary updates

If you want more help finding or using anything in RPR, please visit http://blog.narrpr.com/training, where we have registration for upcoming webinars and on-demand learning opportunities.

And in case you want a list of these enhancements to review later, a PDF version of these Release Notes is attached at the end of this article.

For more detail and support, contact our 24/7 Help Desk at 877-977-7576. We also welcome your feedback directly from the RPR website (click the “Live chat” link on any page) or by calling the Help Desk.

 

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