SIMI VALLEY, Calif., September 12, 2019 – Rapattoni Corporation (Rapattoni) announced today that the Ithaca Board of REALTORS® (IBR), located in Ithaca, New York, launched the Rapattoni MLS on Monday, August 19. Established in 1927, IBR serves Tompkins County and surrounding areas in the New York Finger Lakes region on Cayuga Lake, with nearby Ithaca Falls and Cornell University.
Destyn Dagle, Director of MLS Software at Rapattoni, said, “We’re very excited to have Ithaca join the Rapattoni MLS family! The board’s team was fantastic to work with and their members brought a lot of energy and enthusiasm to the trainings. Following the successful launch, we’ve been pleased to see them start taking advantage of the many tools and resources in our MLS software.”
The new Rapattoni MLS gives IBR’s members access to a wealth of cutting-edge resources, including Rapattoni’s powerful Custom Report Writer, which allows MLS staff, brokers, and agents to create elegant, professional looking reports and flyers in a variety of styles. It also features a redesigned home page with customizable dashboards showing market activity, prospecting results, and other important information at a glance.
Single Sign-On (SSO) links to third-party services such as CRS Data and SentriLock are integrated within IBR’s MLS, as well as links for posting listings to Facebook and Twitter. IBR members can also download the free Rapattoni MLS Mobile App from the iTunes App Store and the Google Play Store for instant access to listing information and other MLS data on mobile devices.
Rapattoni Vice President of Sales Scott Quinn commented, “Ithaca’s committee did a great deal of research and led a thorough review of all available MLS systems prior to selecting Rapattoni MLS as the best option for their members.”
Norma Jayne, Chief Executive Officer at IBR, said, “Rapattoni’s implementation team and trainers were great to work with and very responsive. We are looking forward to utilizing the tools, especially the customized features.”
Leading up to the launch of the new MLS, Rapattoni presented a series of trainings for agents and staff near the board’s office. Topics included searches, mapping, grouping listings on grid displays, and more. The trainings were advertised to IBR’s agents with an email campaign managed by Rapattoni. In addition, Rapattoni sent post-training materials to agents with helpful links and support information.
Rapattoni President Ralph Hoover added, “The new MLS site looks great and our trainers reported that Ithaca’s members were thrilled with the mapping system and its custom map layers developed by Rapattoni’s in-house GIS team. We were able to integrate a wealth of data from the local counties showing everything from zoning and land use, to schools and bike routes, and the new Automated Valuation Model layer helps agents quickly assess current property values within a neighborhood or area.”
About Rapattoni MLS
Rapattoni MLS provides advanced features such as integrated GIS parcel mapping, an integrated member management and billing system, the industry's most advanced RETS 1.7.2 data exchange system with RESO Web API support and RESO Data Dictionary v1.6 Platinum certification, integrated aerial photography, and a robust statistics and trends analysis package. Rapattoni MLS is compatible with the Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome web browsers, can be run on PCs and Mac computers, and works seamlessly on popular smartphones and tablets with a native app available for iOS and Android devices.
Rapattoni Corporation has been serving the real estate industry since 1970. The company provides integrated products and services for real estate associations and MLS organizations, including an online MLS, association management software, and Integrated Website Services, along with hosting and technical support for each product. Rapattoni's association management customers represent more than 80% of the nation's REALTORS®. Rapattoni's headquarters are in Simi Valley, California.
For more information, contact Rapattoni's Sales department at (800) 722-7338 or visit the Rapattoni website at http://www.rapattoni.com/.