The app combines all the search features of the desktop RPR with smartphone tools—GPS, camera, text messaging, and voice recording, says RPR Vice President of Marketing and Social Media Reggie Nicolay.
Different from consumer-focused property data apps, RPR Mobile is a robust back-end tool for accessing not only current and historical MLS data but also valuation, assessment, deed, foreclosure, school, and market trend information, as well as photos and maps. When you log into RPR Mobile on your smartphone, the app can find your location via GPS, so data on nearby properties is queued up and ready to view without having to search.
You can snap photos at showings, record your spoken observations using your phone’s microphone, or type a text memo and then add these files to the personal notes section of any property in RPR. Your notes sync with the desktop version and are available only to you.
Besides accessing property and market trend information, RPR Mobile quickly generates and sends custom, branded reports that you can use to respond to leads when you’re away from the office. RPR Mobile also syncs to your search history and library of saved reports—even those generated from the desktop version—so there’s no need to log in from a computer to send property reports, listing presentations, comp analyses, or market activity reports.
Since it launched last September, the app has gained new features, including the ability to draw custom search areas, access local school information, run searches based on school attendance zones, and customize the cover page photo of property and seller’s reports.
RPR Mobile, like the desktop version, is available only to members of the National Association of REALTORS®. iPad and Android tablet versions of the app are expected out this summer. Visit the RPR site for more information and to download the app.
Reprinted from realtor.org, March 2015, with permission of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. Copyright March 2015. All rights reserved. http://www.realtor.org/