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A couple of years ago, two of our most progressive clients came to RPR with a new vision about how MLS systems could work. They strongly believed that MLS systems should be offered in modules to make it easier and more practical for brokers and agents to be able to choose the MLS interface that works best for them. Tim Dain from the Austin Board of REALTORS® and Walt Baczkowski from the San Francisco Association of REALTORS® both saw the opportunity to de-couple the listing input, search and reporting functions from the database that houses all of the MLS information and listing data. When they proposed the idea a couple of years ago, the idea was just a vision. In fact, the same vision was outlined nearly 15 years ago by my former WAV Group partner, Mike Audet. The idea is not new, but until now nobody took the initiative to actually build it. It is very exciting for me to see that one of the industry’s long-standing MLS system and association management software providers has stepped up to help make Tim and Walt’s vision a reality in partnership with RPR. While the release does not outline specific deliverable dates for the program yet, it does suggest to me that leaders in our industry are committed to trying new things that will help evolve the MLS industry and hopefully continue to make it relevant. Here’s the official word from the press release: Rapattoni Corporation and Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®) have jointly announced that Rapattoni customers may be among the first real estate professionals with instant access to live listing data and other MLS resources through RPR’s Advanced Multi-List Platform™ (AMP™). “We’re looking to the future of the MLS business, anticipating the needs of our customers as well as the industry at large,” said Brian Tepfer, Chief Technology Officer at Rapattoni. “Our MLS is architected to facilitate integration with a broad spectrum of emerging technologies, allowing MLSs to pull listing data from multiple sources and present it in a single interface. The new AMP™ integration is a dynamic example of how our MLS software uses listing information from multiple databases.” This is a good first step toward a much more flexible and user-centric MLS experience in my view. It would be great if every broker could define their own unique blend of MLS modules that work best for the needs of […]

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Rapattoni has been the leader in Association Management Software (AMS) for decades. Historically an Association would host the Rapattoni solution, called Magic™, on hardware owned and maintained by the Association of REALTORS®. Associations did a pretty decent job of hosting, but managing hardware servers and security has become increasingly complex and expensive. Dallas based MetroTex Association of REALTORS® with 15,000 members was among the first group of five Associations to move to the new hosted solution. The new service maintains the name Rapattoni Magic, but adds the tag, Cloud AMS. Press Release Follows SIMI VALLEY, Calif., August 19, 2015 – Rapattoni Corporation (Rapattoni) announced today that the MetroTex Association of REALTORS® (MetroTex), located in Dallas, Texas, has migrated to Rapattoni’s Hosted Magic Association Management Software (AMS) service. MetroTex currently serves approximately 15,000 members throughout Dallas and North Texas. MetroTex has been using the Rapattoni AMS product for twenty-nine years, since 1986, and they are now the fifth Rapattoni customer to move to the new Hosted Magic AMS service. Rapattoni’s hosting service relieves real estate associations of server hardware costs and expensive software licensing for their AMS systems. With robust hosting at Rapattoni’s state-of-the-art data center, the service includes managed database backups, automatic Magic maintenance upgrades, and monitored scheduler service, as well as a hosted email server for Magic’s integrated communication features. Customers that use Rapattoni’s Internet Member Services (IMS) module also receive monitored uptime for their hosted IMS site. In addition to offering Hosted Magic AMS to customers, Rapattoni is currently developing Rapattoni Magic – Cloud AMS as the next generation of its industry- leading association management software. Cloud AMS will deliver a redesigned interface and a wide range of new features, including an export builder, Invoice Cloud payment portal integration, portability for selected features on iOS and Android, and a quick menu search for faster navigation. Rapattoni is scheduled to demo the new Cloud AMS system at the Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS) Conference in October and at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in November. “Our Hosted Magic AMS service lets associations run the industry’s most sophisticated AMS package without the burden of expensive server hardware, maintenance, and additional software licensing fees,” said Marc Werber, Director of AMS Software at Rapattoni. “It’s an ideal solution for associations of all sizes.” Ginny Haralson, Assistant Executive Officer at MetroTex, added, “Everything is going above and beyond my expectations. Rapattoni’s technical […]

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If the real estate technology industry had an Old Boys club, Andy Rapattoni and Rex Marr would most certainly be founding members. They have each contributed their life’s work to the advancement of our industry. WAV Group would hope that you will join us in congratulating these industry pioneers and leaders on the celebration of their 45th year in our industry. Below is the announcement. Rather than clog up their email with congratulations, consider sharing a note on Facebook: Here is a link to their company page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rapattoni-Corporation/374152779313159 SIMI VALLEY, Calif., August 13, 2013 – Rapattoni Corporation (Rapattoni), a leader in software and services for the real estate industry, announced today that industry veterans Andy Rapattoni and Rex Marr celebrate 45 years vending MLS and association management systems to the real estate industry this August, 2013. Andy Rapattoni, President and CEO of Rapattoni, recalled, “Rex and I have known each other since August of 1968, when we both went to work for Realtron in Michigan, the first computer MLS system in the country. Rex joined Realtron just three days after I did so I beat him by just a bit. I left Realtron in 1970 to form Rapattoni Corporation and I was thrilled to have Rex join us in May of 2004. It’s been a great ride with many changes in 45 years and I’m bringing up a new generation to carry on the traditions at Rapattoni.” Rex Marr, sales representative at Rapattoni, added, “Yep, we started the same week in the business back in 1968. I worked for Realtron for over 30 years and was the vice president of Realtron for 21 years before it was purchased and became Interealty; and I was with Supra four years after that before joining Rapattoni in 2004. Boy, I’ve been to a lot of conferences and expos in 45 years and met a lot of wonderful people. It has been very gratifying to be involved with Rapattoni for almost ten years and be part of its contributions to the industry.” Ralph Hoover, Senior Vice President and COO of Rapattoni, remarked, “Having two icons in the industry mentor the team at Rapattoni is like getting a doctorate degree in industry history. Rex is still actively involved in all of the sales activities and national events. Andy oversees the company and the many exciting things we are putting together for the future.” About Rapattoni Rapattoni […]

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GNAIR launches Rapattoni Public Website

by Victor Lund on October 16, 2012

SIMI VALLEY, Calif., October 16, 2012 – Rapattoni Corporation (Rapattoni), a leader in software and services for the real estate industry, announced today that the Greater Northwest Indiana Association of REALTORS® (GNIAR) has launched their new website using Rapattoni’s Integrated Website Service (IWS) product. Rapattoni IWS offers tremendous flexibility by making colors, styles and other content configurable and easy to change. Extended features include document management, social media tools, calendars, member forums, online member polling, and blogging. Rapattoni IWS integrates seamlessly with Rapattoni’s other products and services, including their Association Management Software, Internet Member Services, and the Rapattoni MLS. Pete Novak, Chief Executive Officer of GNIAR, said, “Rapattoni’s IWS product is a great full-service solution that has allowed our staff to simply create a website with the look and feel that best suits our needs.” Andy Rapattoni, President and CEO of Rapattoni, commented, “We are thrilled that GNIAR was able to utilize our IWS product. Our list of customers moving forward with IWS is rapidly growing and we are looking forward to launching many more successful websites.” About Rapattoni MLS Rapattoni MLS is setting the standard with advanced features such as integrated GIS parcel mapping, an integrated member management and billing system, the industry’s most advanced RETS data exchange system, integrated aerial photography, a robust statistics and trends analysis package, language translation, the Rapattoni Secure Logon system featuring Adaptive Authentication technology, and the ability to operate a convenient Single Sign-On (SSO) identity portal. Rapattoni MLS is compatible with the Internet Explorer® and Firefox® web browsers and can be operated natively on PCs and Mac® computers. About Rapattoni NetMagic Rapattoni NetMagic, the newest version of Rapattoni’s association management software, combines Rapattoni’s extensive real estate industry knowledge with the latest technologies to give associations the most powerful, flexible, and intuitive productivity suite available for managing association needs. Rapattoni NetMagic features real-time connectivity with the National Association of REALTORS® NRDS central database and enables association staff to effectively track, manage, and communicate with members. Rapattoni’s Internet Member Services feature allows an association’s members to pay their dues, register for classes, and interact with the association online. About Rapattoni Rapattoni Corporation has been serving the real estate industry under the same name and management for over 40 years. The company provides an array of integrated products and services for real estate associations and MLS organizations, including an internet-based MLS, association management software, and key-less […]

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