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September 18, 2017
IMLS has received reports of strange emails sent to them mentioning "IMLS Realtor" . Coming from regular-looking email accounts. A few included the following verbiage:
I an my husband need a property to buy, we got your contact from IMLS
Realtor, can you get us a good property? and when can we call you?
Be cautious and aware when responding to emails
NAR Suggests the following tips:
Check your sent mail, junk mail, and email account settings regularly for anomalies. Hackers often break into an email account and modify the “email forwarding” settings to forward emails to their own account.
- Regularly purge your email of unneeded or outdated information. Save any important emails securely.
- Avoid email as a method for sending sensitive or confidential information. Instead, consider using a secure document sharing or transaction management platform.
- Use strong passwords that incorporate a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols.
- Use two-factor (or multi-factor) authentication.
- Avoid using unsecured or public Wi-Fi.
Uploading your office logo and agent image into Paragon will add your personal branding to the reports your create in Paragon.
To add your Office Logo:
- Go to the Paragon "Preferences" Menu and click "User"
- Click on Logo Image - Choose "Update Office Logo"
- From the "My Images" or "My Office Images" tab select the image to use. (If needed upload your own image to the "My Images" tab)
- Select the desired image and click "Insert Image"
- Follow the same process for the Agent Image
Build a CMA on the fly
When the need arises for a quick CMA, turn to your RPR app. From any Property Details screen choose Create Comps Analysis to launch an express, four step wizard that will walk you through confirming the home’s facts, selecting comps, and identifying price. The completion of step #4 will generate the Seller’s Report.
Save properties for quick access later
Your activity is always in sync between the RPR website and mobile app. Which means when you save a property using the website, you can see that same property in your saved items by way of the app. This makes it a snap to recall key properties quickly. Try it for yourself.
Swipe property in list view for shortcuts
Next time you’re in the RPR app and see a list of properties, try swiping one of the properties to reveal shortcuts for saving the property, calling the listing agent, adding notes, and creating reports.
Zoom to parcel level when canvassing a neighborhood
The RPR app can display every home in the neighborhood on a map. Press Locate Me at the top of the app, then pinch and zoom the map to street level and press Redo Search in this Area. Now gray pins should appear. Each pin displays the Realtor Valuation Model® (RVM®). Press a pin to reveal home and owner information.
Send report by text message
Many consumers prefer communication by text message when appropriate. For agents, the benefit is clear, text messages are simple and have very high open rates. Next time you create an RPR report, use the app’s Share button to text a digital copy of the RPR report to your client. The link will be active for 30 days.
3D Touch shortcuts
Next time you are standing outside a property you’re about to search, press and hold pressure on the RPR app icon to display a shortcut with buttons to This Property, My Listings, Recent Reports, Saved Searches and Share. Then choose This Property.This is an example of RPR’s new 3D Touch functionality available on qualified OS versions (iOS10 and above [Phone 6s and newer] and Android 7.1 and above).
Need to dig a little deeper on a particular property? Swipe the RPR app’s home screen and the Search screen will appear. Press Advanced Search to access recent searches, saved searches, and advanced search types such as by APN, owner name, schools, or even your own listings.
Full screen photos
If photos displayed on the app’s Property Details page aren’t large enough for your comfort level, try holding your phone in landscape mode. That will make the photo go fullscreen. Then simply rotate back and the property record appears again.
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