RPR. FOR REALTORS ONLY?

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To quote from the September 21, 2010 RPR Blog ™, “As we complete the MLS data integration into RPR, we launch the RPR to REALTOR® members of that MLS. A NRDS ID and MLS ID from an MLS active in RPR are required to log into RPR.” So all you need to get a NRDS ID? Look at the cover of any Realtor magazine. The MLS ID? Everybody has your MLS ID. 1. What kind of security is that against banks and the general public gaining access to our “Realtors only” RPR website? 2. If accurate sold data is available to lending institutions through Realtors or by hacking, how can NAR hope to sell this data? 3. How can any website with over a million user names and passwords NOT become available to everyone who wants to get in? It will happen within a matter of days or weeks? Banks are taking it in the shorts these days, and they would love to save Realtor and appraiser fees. Remember when they needed us to establish a market value and sell the REO property? Once they have our “off market” data (sold prices, days on market and agents involved) they will further marginalize us Realtors and appraisers. If we think we stopped the banks last time, just wait until RPR goes live with data from YOUR area. If NAR thinks they can sell data that people can get for free, they’ve got another think coming.

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Dominic Tartaglia
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Brian,

I agree 100% with you in regards to RPR. This is an issue that has been bothering me lately as our association moves toward integration. Is your association integrated yet? If so, what has your experience been so far?

Jan 19, 2011 12:01 PM #1
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wyomingnancy

Great input Brian,

Our MLS Chair went to NAR last year and was at the meeting about RPR and has no use for it, NAR spent a ton of money on it and when asked why they were spending our dues dollors on it , they said it was money leftover from a property they sold and not dues dollors! When asked were the money come from to buy the property they finaly said dues dollors. The data they are wanting to get  from us is not avalible in our state. you can see that not one MLS in Wyoming has signed up.

Feb 05, 2011 06:22 AM #2
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