RPR, do you use it?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc 10307

I just listened to another webinar telling me how great RPR was and how it was going to change how real estate valuations are done.  I have sat through several of their how-to webinars and my assistant and I spent over 5 hours on Saturday working to produce 1 report.

When it was time to go on to something else, I called support to help me figure out what I was doing wrong...Simple you cannot do that on RPR.  You have to do a CMA, not a report.  My property had never been for sale in the MLS, our 2nd  property had no address so it could not be done and our 3rd property was in a development that was not platted in their system because it was new so no info there either.

Do you use RPR?  What class did you take to make it easy to use? The reports are pretty and I think it will be an asset if I can only figure it out.  HELP, if you know anything about this program.  TIA

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Gwen Fowler-Brown

Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc
317 South Highway 11
West Union SC 29696
Serving Oconee County, from the banks of the Chattooga River to the shores of Jocassee, Hartwell & Keowee Lakes.


Contact me about property in Oconee County, Seneca, Walhalla, Westminster, Long Creek, Salem, Mountain Rest, Richland, Sunset and Six Mile, SC.  2nd homes are our expertise. 

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Comments (5)

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Gwen, I tried when it first came out, but was too general, no way to drill it down to specific neighborhoods.   Some of ours have 70's next to 90's homes and shouldn't lump them all together.    

Dec 13, 2021 11:19 AM
Gwen Fowler-864-710-4518 SC * Mountain* Lake*Home

Joan, That is one issue but for the lots and homes that have never been on the market, you have to do a CMA, pull comps, and tell the system what it needs to know.  Something that was sold as being done in an hour took us almost 4 hours to produce the first one.  Not really user-friendly.

Dec 14, 2021 04:51 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Gwen... I took a four hour course... (at least it gave me CE credit). Sadly, RPR does not drill down to most subdivisions, which is what I need for my CMA's, so I don't use it and I've stopped frustrating myself. Also found it very cumbersome to use.

Dec 14, 2021 05:08 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have not used it.

Best wishes for continued success in the new year.

Dec 30, 2021 09:03 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Gwen Fowler-864-638-3599 SC * Mountain* Lake*Home - no, I don't But its coming. I've know about it and went through training twice and it didn't excite me. I don't know that its effective for my needs and the training quite boring. Unfortunately, I received notice my MLS will be down for a few days and they recommend using RPR. Oh dear, our market ramped up in January and February feels like a broken treadmill that seems like I'm going to kill myself. And now, MLS will be down due to updates? Ugh!

Feb 15, 2022 03:25 AM
Ann Hayden 636-399-7544
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri - Chesterfield, MO

Gwen Fowler-864-638-3599 SC * Mountain* Lake*Home ,

I have used RPR.  You really have to use your own details- refine the value with what you know about the house- updates, costs, etc.  Also, adding the correct data for your particular house.  I have found the comps are lacking in several of my counties because the records are not accurate.  So I either use my own comps or leave them off and go with my refined value.  Hope that helps.

Mar 03, 2022 05:01 AM