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Realtors’ electronic lockbox unlocks property details fast

NAR's RPR-SentriLock integration serves up on-the-spot answers to client questions
  • Realtors Property Resource (RPR) and SentriLock have integrated their mobile apps, allowing agents to immediately look up property details when they access a home's lockbox.
  • RPR and SentriLock are wholly-owned, for-profit subsidiaries of the National Association of Realtors. SentriLock is the trade group's official lockbox provider and has nearly 1 million lockboxes in use.
  • The integration is only available to RPR Mobile users, who must be members of NAR. It is not available to consumers or non-Realtor real estate professionals.

A buyer's agent has just used her smartphone to open the electronic lockbox on a for-sale home when her client starts firing off questions: Has this home had any price changes recently? How many square feet does it have? Is it in a flood zone? What's the nearest elementary school? If that agent is a member of the National Association of Realtors, it is now easier to answer those questions in real time. Two of NAR's wholly-owned, for-profit subsidiaries -- Realtors Property Resource and SentriLock -- have integrated their mobile app tools, allowing users of SentriLock's SentriSmart app to tap over to RPR's mobile app and immediately serve up details about the property the agent has just accessed. "This integration will allow Realtors to present their clients with on-the-spot RPR data and reports about specific properties and neighborhoods," NAR President Tom Salomone said in a statement, adding that the new integration will make Realtors "the fastest source for pro...