AUSTIN, Texas – January 14, 2014 – The Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR) announced today a partnership with Realtors Property Resource® (RPR), a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Association of REALTORS®, to license MLS listing data to RPR’s national property database for their more than 9,000 members. The agreement is set to take effect in the latter part of 2014.

“This partnership underscores the Austin Board of REALTORS®’ commitment to providing the latest tools and technological resources to our members,” said Lisa Messana, 2014 Chair of ABoR’s ACTRIS Advisory Committee. “Through Realtors Property Resource, we will empower Austin REALTORS® with additional tools to analyze the real estate market and communicate market conditions to consumers.”

Austin REALTORS® have had access to the RPR database since 2012, but the system has not included Austin-area listing information to date. Under this new data licensing agreement, Austin REALTORS® will be able to use the RPR system to view public record data and listing activity, and generate informational reports on the Austin-area housing market to use with clients and consumers. RPR is available exclusively to members of the National Association of REALTORS®.

RPR CEO Dale Ross says the partnership with ABoR speaks to the company’s core purpose.

“Realtors Property Resource was created in 2009 as a national database designed to work in cooperation with MLSs and Associations across the country, for the benefit of their REALTOR® members,” Ross says.

Since 2009, RPR’s product offering has expanded beyond its initial Residential Application– a nationwide database of property listing information– to include Broker Tool Sets, RPR Commercial, investment tools, legislative resources and reports.

About Realtors Property Resource®

Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®), a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Association of REALTORS®, is an exclusive online real estate database providing REALTORS® with the analytical power to help their clients make better informed decisions while increasing efficiency in the marketplace. For more information about RPR, visit: http://blog.narrpr.com.

About the Austin Board of REALTORS®

The Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR) is a non-profit, voluntary organization dedicated to arming Central Texas REALTORS® with products, tools and services that support their success. As the primary resource for accurate, comprehensive property listing information for the greater Austin area, ABoR proudly serves more than 9,000 members and promotes private property rights. ABoR releases home sales statistics on a monthly basis. To receive sales activity updates, contact marketing@abor.com or 512-454-7636, ext. 1300.