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NAR Creates Single-Source Database of Properties Across the Nation

Starting this summer, Realtors will have access to an online real estate library/archive with data on every property in the United States.


Dubbed the Realtors Property Resource (RPR), this powerful new tool is a project by the ""National Association of Realtors"":http://www.realtor.org/ (NAR). RPR was created to help Realtors better serve their clients, providing unmatched access to tax and assessment data; property data; neighborhood, school, and demographic information; and maps, trends, and reports,


NAR said. In addition, RPR will include public record information, details of prior transactions, multiple listing service (MLS) data, and zoning information.

""RPR is welcoming news for our Realtor members who are always tech savvy and on the cutting edge of business innovation,"" said Karl Lee, president of the Santa Clara County Association of Realtors.

Lee said this visionary project will provide NAR members with in-depth, trusted information on local properties and make it easier for them to help clients analyze their buying and selling decisions, including specialized property types, such as vacation homes. The advanced user profile and social networking component of RPR will help create online referral communities and inspire members to experiment with new business models, he explained.

According to NAR, RPR will be exclusive to Realtors and member of participating MLSs, and beta testing will begin in March of this year. On July 1, 2010, Realtor logins will begin to be activated across the country, and a phased roll-out will occur in the months following.

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