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CommercialSearch Integrates Realtors Property Resource

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Transformational providers of commercial real estate data don’t often find ways to interoperate, but when they do, the user benefits pile up fast.  Starting tomorrow, a notable new integration arrives: REALTOR® users of CommercialSearch’s national marketplace in commercial real estate data will have one-click access to powerful new features driven by RPR Commercial, including tax information, transaction history, and more.  From RPR:

As of March 16, 2017, REALTORS® with CommercialSearch who hold RPR accounts can easily jump from a listing within CommercialSearch into RPR’s extensive commercial property and trade area data, investment analysis tools, business intel, and comprehensive reports.

“RPR’s mission is to serve the needs of our 1.2 million REALTORS®,” said Emily Line, RPR vice president of commercial services. “Through partnerships like the RPR / CommercialSearch integration, we are able to expand our service offerings and to ultimately save our members time and money previously spent on multiple applications and subscriptions.”

The integration offers REALTORS® on CommercialSearch one-click access to RPR data found on both the website and RPR Mobile™. Subscribers will find property and owner facts, mortgage and tax info, transaction history, maps and photos. Visual heat maps can be drawn down to the census block group level with 25+ variables including traffic counts and more than 20 million business points of interest. And RPR Commercial reports––which can be sent by way of email or text–– reveal data on consumer segmentation, population, age, marital status, economic conditions, and education comparisons, among other datasets.

David O’Rell, managing director of CommercialSearch, believes the partnership furthers Xceligent’s commitment to providing an open technology platform that combines researched content with leading workflow tools.

“We are excited to partner with Realtors Property Resource®,” said David. “We will now be able to provide RPR account holders an exclusive opportunity to analyze local dynamics surrounding properties actively listed for lease or sale in the CommercialSearch national marketplace.“

About RPR® Commercial

Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. RPR Commercial provides REALTORS® with persuasive, decision-making data and reports for all types of clients. From identifying site selection using data sets such as public records, traffic counts, business points of interest, demographic and psychographic insights, and consumer spending data, to presenting reports that accurately depict current market activity as well as future projections, this valuable members-only benefit truly helps to validate a practitioner’s expertise.

About Xceligent™

Xceligent™ is a leading provider of verified commercial real estate information across the United States. Xceligent’s professional research team pro-actively collects: a comprehensive inventory of commercial properties, buildings available for lease and sale, tenant information, sales comparables, historical trends on lease rates and building occupancy, market analytics, and demographics. This information assists real estate professionals, appraisers, owners, investors, and developers that make strategic decisions to lease, sell, and develop commercial properties. Xceligent™, backed by dmg information, has launched an aggressive national expansion that will provide researched information in the 100 largest United States markets. Visit Xceligent.

What Is RPR AMP™? Learn At May 3rd Webinar

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Realtors Property Resource (RPR) is the National Association of REALTORS® member benefit that provides a parcel-centric, national view of the commercial real estate market.  It’s a database filled with an incredible amount of insight into an area’s commercial fitness for any given investment criteria, producing for its users an exclusive combination of commercial demographics, deep information on property histories, and more.

Using RPR standalone is only one option for users. It was designed from the get-go to be a source of intelligence to users of many different software tools, from MLS/CIXes to the more recent vintage of apps designed for mobile devices.  The way RPR gets to these platforms is called Advanced Multi-List Platform – or RPR AMP.

What’s RPR AMP™?

Learning about the RPR ecosystem underscores that choice and flexibility are what brokers and agents want.  While MLS/CIX systems represent a bedrock foundation to the commercial industry’s need for effective search, the technology world has moved on far beyond the point when these tools were created.  RPR is a platform that allows existing applications such as MLS and CIX to integrate RPR’s deep-dive information into the presentation du jour.  RPR AMP™ is the engine that works within existing MLSes — as well as drives best-of-breed modern mobile applications.

Free Webinar To NAR Members: Learn About RPR AMP™ 

Bob Bemis, RPR Vice President of Business Technologies, will lead a workshop on May 3rd 2016 on the topic of RPR AMP™ and how it can improve your MLS.  The workshop will feature Jeff Young, RPR Chief of Operations and special guests who will discuss their thoughts on the benefits of AMP™ for their MLSs.

This exclusive online presentation of the Advanced Multi-list Platform™ (AMP™) will highlight how and why an AMP™ partnership could benefit your MLS, with topics ranging from:

  • What is AMP™ and why is RPR creating it?
  • How will AMP™ benefit my Association or MLS?
  • What are the risks of trying AMP™ in my market?
  • What has been the reaction from the system vendors?
  • When will AMP™ be delivered and when can we see it?

You can register for the webinar at this link.

 

Send RPR Commercial Your Feedback In A New Survey

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REALTORS® Property Resource (RPR), the NAR member exclusive benefit that provides commercial market intelligence tools par excellence, is asking for member feedback on RPR’s future. They’ve announced a very short online survey that aims to help RPR more finely tailor benefits, features and training to you, the NAR member.

Participate in the survey here and help RPR continue its reign as best-in-breed for commercial real estate intelligence.

 

RPR For Commercial: New Animated Video

It’s always a pleasure to write about RPR, the incredible business advisory tool offered as a member benefit by NAR to its REALTORS®. In fact, I did just that at the recent RPR presentation at NAR Expo in New Orleans. But it’s double the pleasure when the pitch for RPR is summed up in a cool new animated short video targeted right at the commercial professional. RPR makes the work of matching the right locations to your clients’ business requirements easier and faster than ever before. Enjoy this clip — and create an account on RPR right here.

RPR: The NAR Commercial Member Benefit Members Can Shape

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At NAR Expo 2014, commercial membership got a reminder that one of the industry’s most cutting-edge software tools doesn’t cost REALTORS® a dime. A fact made all the more impressive when Realtors Property Resource (RPR) is shown to deliver a depth of trade area data, customer analysis and population trends reliably and intuitively, enabling the commercial REALTOR® as a pathfinder for clients.

Emily Line, RPR’s Director of Commercial Services took the podium at the Expo to update the membership on the importance of partnerships and member feedback in the ongoing development of RPR and its utility to the commercial sector.

In short, it’s partnerships that feed the listings data into RPR – from CIEs and CIXs, CMLSs and other data vendors.  Market, demographics, trends and population data come from other vendors

However, data alone does not a useful tool make. She spoke of another kind of partnership with RPR user-members, one critical to the continuous improvement of RPR, its core functions and enhancements. As it turns out, unlike most other commercial property database products, the experiences of RPR users are constantly, actively fed back into the software development process. This produces a software product that constantly evolves to be more valuable to the users that provide the feedback. It’s Emily’s job to facilitate that feedback, and to guide it into technical improvements.

“Our job is never done as far as building out the enhancements [which are] thanks largely to REALTOR® feedback. This is why it’s imperative to us that you not only get into the system and try it out, but that you don’t get discouraged. If something isn’t working for your business needs, call us, tell us.”

Not that features are usually missing — while RPR’s features are deep and sometimes it’s just a call to the team that’s needed to get used to something new to the user, the fact is that RPR being situated as a member benefit gives it a uniquely close and two-way relationship with its users. If you’re not taking advantage of RPR Commercial, you’re missing out on a whole range of business consulting capabilities that your clients could use at deal time.

To get a full recording of the RPR Commercial User Group session, click to PlaybackNAR

 

The New Issue Of Commercial Connections Has Arrived

Enjoy the latest issue of NAR’s Commercial Connections magazine, free and online.  This issue, the editorial team tackles the phenomenon of crowdfunding in the commercial space with an in-depth report by Mariwyn Evans showing the landscape of this new deregulatory market development and the financing impact it brings to bear.  Plus more – a technology report on 3D printing in the commercial real estate space, a handy timeline from your team on Capitol Hill on the issue of lease accounting, and a tutorial from RPR Commercial on pinpointing target audiences.

Fall 2014: The Funding Power of the Crowd

Using RPR To Find Ideal Business Locations For Clients

If you haven’t investigated the REALTORS® Property Resource (RPR) by now, this is the perfect time to get an eyeful of this truly cutting-edge data and demographics tool from NAR. Help a business find the best place to locate using demographic, psychographic and spending data to identify areas with the most target customers for the retail business or desirable talent pool for office recruitment.  Check out this video to learn more about your REALTOR® benefit!

When customer attributes drive location decisions, business success follows. But getting the right view of the right demographic sections is no easy task.  RPR was built with the commercial client in mind at every stage, and it shows with every tool and drilldown capability.  Learn more about the incredible RPR at the RPR Blog.

Using NAR’s RPR: Syd Machat, Commercial REALTOR®

Only available to REALTORS®, RPR (REALTORS Property Resource) was created by NAR exclusively for its members — a source of comprehensive data about commercial property along with state-of-the-art analytics.

A commercial professional with over 40 years in the industry, Syd Machat shows how RPR puts the critical information clients need in the right place at the right time.

Check out this short clip and see how Syd makes RPR work for him in his rural Maryland marketplace — from producing snappy pro formas to accessing accurate plat and tax boundary map overlays and everything in between.