Realtor Property Resource

Realtors Property Resource

Investopedia / Laura Porter

What Is the Realtor Property Resource?

The Realtors Property Resource (RPR) is a digital platform and database managed by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), as a benefit for its members, Along with millions of property listings, it includes information on zoning, permits, mortgages, liens, neighborhoods and schools, and foreclosures.

Key Takeaways

  • The Realtors Property Resource (RPR) is a digital platform and database managed by the National Association of Realtors.
  • The RPR is available only to association members—commercial and residential real estate brokers, agents, and other real estate industry professionals.
  • The RPR includes a listing of more than 147 million residential and commercial properties in the U.S.
  • The RPR also offers up-to-date data and info on specific properties, neighborhoods, schools, and mortgages.

How the Realtor Property Resource Works

The NAR is a trade association in the U.S. created to promote the commercial and residential real estate profession and to foster professional behavior and standards within it. Known as realtors, its members include agents, appraisers, brokers, counselors, property managers, salespeople, attorneys, and others who work in the real estate industry.

The NAR developed the Realtors Property Resource database to help real estate professionals better meet the needs of their clients. Via the RPR, a realtor receives online access to comprehensive real estate market data, analytics, and reports for each of NAR's constituencies. The RPR includes a national database of more than 147 million residential and commercial properties in the U.S.

Accessed through desktop, iOS, and Android devices, RPR is available to all realtors and has tools for residential and commercial agents and brokers, appraisers, associations, and multiple listing service companies. But it is exclusively available to NAR members and access to it is included in yearly NAR dues. The only way for a non-realtor to access this information is through an RPR report that has been created, branded, and sent by a realtor.

A wholly owned subsidiary of the National Association of Realtors, the Realtors Property Resource was incorporated in November 2009 and is 100% owned, operated, and controlled by the members of NAR.

Special Considerations

The Realtor Property Resource is one of several National Association of Realtor member benefits. Other benefits include personal insurance options, electronics and mobile technology, travel and automotive discounts, financial services and risk management programs, office supplies and services, marketing resources, digital and printed books, journals, reports and guides, research and statistics, consumer outreach, and educational tools. The NAR has 50 state associations as well as a number of affiliate organizations.

Along with the other numerous benefits to its members, the NAR has a research division that collects and disseminates real estate data and conducts economic analysis. The NAR then sends out this information to its members in the form of press releases, reports, presentations, and daily blog posts about the overall economy and housing market.

NAR has more than one million members and promotes professional development, research, and information exchange between its members and the public and government, with the intent of preserving the free enterprise system and the right to own real property.

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  1. Realtors Property Resource. "About RPR." Accessed July 5, 2021.