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April Fools’ Day real estate roundup

Among today's stories: NAR shutters RPR, 'March Madness'-style home bidding system, real estate pro dating site

On the first day of April each year, communities, businesses and news outlets come up with stories intended to fool, amuse, and, sometimes, satirize. Here's a roundup of the posts Inman News came across in the residential real estate space today. National Association of Realtors shutters Realtors Property Resource: If you're a member of the National Association of Realtors, as of today, you no longer have access to, or are paying for, the funds-draining national property database Realtors Property Resource, according to Greg Robertson on his blog at Vendor Alley. "Our long national nightmare is over," said NAR CEO Dale Stinton, via a "quote" in a purported NAR press release shown on the blog. Never fear, Realtors, the post says that NAR has decided to invest in another industry important to agents -- cars. "Today's cars aren't designed for the average Realtor, so we thought we needed to do something about it," said NAR President Gary Thomas in a "...