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Safety in Focus
NAR launches new training
NAR President Chris Polychron is making
safety on the job a paramount focus of
the association with a variety of new
resources for members. “REALTORS®
are public figures in a sense and that
means our profession involves risk. It’s
up to each and every one of us to work
together to eliminate that risk and stay
safe. NAR is committed to helping with
new classes and tools,” says Polychron.
NAR has expanded its resources on
realtor.org/safety, including a rundown
of safety apps for smartphones, o;ce
safety forms , a list of experts available
for safety training, and a free, download-
able REALTOR® Safety Tips wallet card.
In the works for 2015 are safety webinars,
new videos, weekly safety tips shared
via NAR’s social media accounts, and a
tip-filled safety booklet. A safety course
will be o;ered during the REALTORS®
Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in
Washington in May. Visit realtor.org/
safety to learn more.
RPR Mobile Expands
On-The-Go Property Data
Want access on the go to detailed data on more than 166 million
parcels of U.S. property? That’s what REALTORS Property Resource® now o;ers via a mobile app for smartphones. It’s free,
it’s easy to use, and it’s only for REALTORS®.
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.
Di;erent 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
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 o;ce.
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. For more information and to download, visit m.narrpr.com.
“Always tell the
truth even if it’s
not what the
— The Little Blue Book:
Rules to Live by for REALTORS®
The Little Blue Book: Rules to Live by
for REALTORS® is a collection of business
tips and insights from NAR members presented in a light-hearted way. Its practical
advice is targeted to both new agents
and seasoned professionals. The guide is
available for download as an e-book and in
print at realtor.org/store/LBB.