Released February 5, 2013
Version 1.20 of the Realtors Property Resource website includes a number of enhancements to improve your RPR experience. Two key improvements in this release, in our Comp Analysis feature and Reports, are detailed below. If you want more help finding or using anything in RPR, please visit http://blog.narrpr.com/training/.
1) Comp Analysis enhancements
We have received some great feedback on our popular Comp Analysis feature, and we improved it in several ways in this release:
- Search specifically for distressed properties in the comps search. In addition to searching for active listings, pending sales and off-market properties, you can search for distressed properties. There is also an enhanced date range function for the search.
- View more details for each comp. After you search for comps, you can open a “Details” section for more information about each property. This helps when choosing which properties to add to the valuation.
- See the parameters you used for searching for comps. After completing a comps search, a summary shows the parameters you selected for that particular search, such as the search area, property type and property status. When you return to modify your search, you can see at a glance your previous work to determine how to revise it.
2) Custom report covers
Now you can customize your report covers with a unique name that you assign to a property or search. Your custom name appears in place of the property address or the geographic area on the report cover. This function is helpful for impressing clients with a highly personalized Property or Seller’s report, and also, for a Market Activity Report, when the standard name for a geography is not the same as what is preferred locally.
With this change, if you’re not satisfied with the system name for a property or geography, you can simply enter your own and substitute it before giving a report to your client. For example: If you are generating a report on a property with a standard address of “123 Main Street, Oldtown”—but residents of this neighborhood more commonly call it “Newtown”—simply save “123 Main Street, Newtown” as the custom address for this property, and this address will be displayed on your report.
For more information on saving a property or search, see these articles in the RPR Knowledge Base:
When you generate a report for a property or area for which you have created your own name, the name will automatically appear on the report cover—no further action is needed. Remember to use a saved area, not a saved search, for custom Market Activity reports.
Also in this release, we made changes to the RPR API in support of MLS requests. And we resolved a number of issues, including some related to Recently Sold labeling, exact address search and restoring the original value when using the Refined Value feature. You can learn more about Known Issues (current and resolved) in this Knowledge Base forum: http://support.narrpr.com/forums/225569-known-issues
RPR is hard at work on a new toolset for REALTOR® Appraisers. You will hear more about this feature with the next release, in the spring.
For more detail and support, please review the articles here in the RPR Knowledge Base or contact the Help Desk at 877-977-7576. We welcome your feedback directly from the RPR website (click the “Talk to Us” link on any page) or by calling the Help Desk.