Be here the ides of March Have you used the Realtors Property Resource today? It’s one of the most powerful tools available to members, and to help you get the most out of it, VAR and NAR are offering a series of live webinars specifically to show Virginia Realtors the in-the-trenches uses of RPR.

The Realtors Property Resource is essentially a giant database — actually a set of databases — of every property in the country.

Pick an address or an area and you can find a ton of information about it from dozens of public and private data sources: community and demographic information, tax assessments, distressed properties, REO and foreclosure data, liens, mortgages, school ratings — and NAR is continually looking to add more.

Commercial Realtors can do business opportunity analysis, use it to help with site selection (can you say “market potential”?), even look up consumer trends and local demographic data.

Appraisers can use RPR to help find the best comps (and adjust for them), and even do forms-based analysis and assignment management. Oh, and RPR has tools for creating neighborhood statistics reports.

It’s even integrated into most MLS systems (all but two in Virginia), so not only is accessing the data easier, current listing information is integrated as well.

In short, RPR is an incredible tool for helping clients find, price, or compare properties. And because it’s paid for by your dues, it’s free for all Realtors.

So what’s the problem?

There is none. We just want to be sure as many Realtors as possible are taking advantage of it. So VAR and NAR are offering a series of live, quarterly webinars for Virginia Realtors to showcase the power of RPR.

The first one is aimed at brokers. It’s not just the typical “why your agents should use this” presentation. RPR has some powerful brokerage-specific tools —support for Affiliated Services Support, a data tool for customized market statistics (down to the agent and office level!), and company branding, for starters.

Mark your calendars:

Space is limited. Click here to reserve your Webinar seat now. (You’ll need your name and your e-mail address. That’s it.) 

And you can always get lots more information about RPR at narrpr.com.