I looked up from my computer to see HAR president Tracy Stice sifting through an organized mess of papers on his desk.
“So what do you think about RPR (Realtors Property Resource)?” Tracy asks.
“Well that depends if they get property data from MLS’s,” I say. Tracy smiles and I realize he knows something I don’t.
“Even without the MLS info, Realtors will still be able to access unprecedented historical public property data around the nation, including: deeds, conveyances, sales data, building permit info, floor plans, covenants and restrictions, and even actual recorded financial documents,” Tracy explains, “Plus it’s designed to accept direct feeds from participating multiple listings services that are RETS compliant.”
“‘Participating’ is the keyword here,” I throw back.
Tracy smiles again, “but Justin, did you know that one major MLS with 17,000 members has already signed a letter of intent to participate?”
Before I can respond, a group of agents enter the room. I’m ushered out of the office by my Director of Sales, and left alone with my thoughts of a nationwide real estate powerhouse.
What will this mean for real estate agents? What will this mean for consumers? What will this mean for real estate entrepreneurs like myself? Fortunately, many of my RPR questions are answered by Brian Boero’s insightful article.
Personally I feel RPR could be a game changer…if, and this is a big if, they get the right SEO behind the project. What do you think?
Update: I got back in front of Tracy and asked 11 Realtor Property Resource Questions.