Uploading photos to the RPR record of a property allows you to customize report covers for your clients or to easily collect your own photos taken of a property—helpful, for instance, if you are trying to value or document a property.
On the Summary tab of the Property Details page, scroll down to Property Notes, where you will see three links: Add a Note, Upload Photos and Seller's Proceeds.
Clicking on Upload Photos will open a window for you to browse on your computer for the photos you want to upload. Once you select the photos and the upload is complete, your photos will appear in the Property Notes section.
Clicking on the Edit link on the right-hand side opens a few options, including choosing a cover page photo and adding or deleting photos from the grouping. If you choose to delete a photo, select a new cover page photo or make any other change.
To include the photo(s) with your report, check the box Use for report covers.
After you check the appropriate box from above, you will now have access to a Save link. Make sure to save all changes before exiting.
Keep in mind you can only display ONE photo on the cover page, and the rest of the photos appear at the end of the report in the notes section along with your name and the date they were added. Deselecting the photos from display reverts to the system's default photo for your report covers.
For Mobile Users
Uploading your own photos and selecting a specific report cover photo is useful for properly depicting a property. To do this, simply bring up the property on your mobile device, select "Notes" at the bottom of the Property Details screen, then "Add Photo" on the next screen. Tap on this option. You will be given the option to either take a photo in real time or select one from an existing album on your device. Once photos are selected and uploaded, they appear in the "Notes" section, labeled with the date and time they were added.
Once photos are uploaded and posted in the Notes section, you can choose to include them in your reports and can select one as a report cover photo. Note that you cannot rearrange photos once they are uploaded. They are arranged in the order they were loaded. Click on the blue "Edit" link in the upper right above the photos, and a window opens with options. You can add more photos to a grouping, delete photos from the collection, or choose which one will be the cover photo. After you make any changes, be sure to click on "Update" so that the changes are saved. After you have updated, you will be directed back to the Property Details screen where you will see the changes you made.
You may want to document aspects of a home (e.g. property damage or before/after photos) but not want those photos to be published in a report. This can be done by uploading those photos as a separate group. Simply click on "Add Photo" again and upload these photos. Now you will see two groupings labeled with the date and time they were added and you can uncheck the box to "Include in reports" for the ones you want to be excluded from the reports (as shown below). Please note that you cannot pick and choose which photos in a grouping are included in the report, you can only exclude the entire set.
Once you generate your report, the photo you selected will appear on the cover page of the report and the remaining photos from that group will appear at the end of the report in the Notes section.