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Houston Realtors sign up for RPR

NAR property database now has agreements with 425 MLS and CIEs

Realtors Property Resource LLC (RPR) has signed up the Houston Association of Realtors as a partner, bringing the number of residential multiple listing services (MLSs) and commercial information exchanges (CIEs) participating in the national property database to 425. RPR, a subsidiary of the National Association of Realtors, says it now has data licensing agreements in place with MLSs and CIEs representing about 65 percent of NAR's 1 million or so members. Like other participating MLSs, HAR -- the second-largest local Realtor association in the country with 24,000 members -- will feed active and historical listings data to RPR. RPR will aggregate that data to generate analytics reports, and also give HAR members access to tax assessment and public property records; records on mortgages, liens and foreclosures; school boundary data; flood maps; aerial and geocoded imagery; and demographic information."We decided to offer RPR because we believe that the multiple sources of info...