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RPR now live in 43 markets

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National Web-based real estate database, the Realtors Property Resource (RPR) is now live for more than 179,000 members, the National Association of Realtors' subsidiary announced today. RPR launched in September and is now available in 43 of the 135 markets in which it is licensed. Those 135 markets represent more than 262,000 Realtors -- NAR reported total Realtor membership of 1.08 million at the end of October.Use of RPR is exclusively for NAR members, though Realtors whose multiple listing services haven't signed on to the project won't have access to it until fourth-quarter 2011, and they will have limited access to RPR. Realtors at MLSs that aren't participating in RPR won't see active or historic listing data for their market, for example, and they may see listings data from participating MLSs -- but only if those MLSs have chosen to make it available to them. The database will continue to launch in other markets each week through the end of the year, the announcemen...