SIMI VALLEY, Calif., February 9, 2016 – Rapattoni Corporation (Rapattoni) announced today that the Iowa Association of REALTORS® (IAR), located in Clive, IA, has signed a multi-year contract extension for the Rapattoni MLS software. IAR has been using the Rapattoni MLS since 1999 and has also used Rapattoni's Association Management Software (AMS) since 1994. The association currently serves more than 6,800 members across the state of Iowa.
The Rapattoni MLS software provides an intuitive interface that operates natively on PCs and Mac® computers as well as smartphones and tablets. The MLS includes a wide range of powerful searches, reports, and prospecting tools for agents, along with the industry's most advanced RETS 1.7.2 data exchange system with RESO Data Dictionary 1.3 certification and a Listing Syndication Manager that allows authorized staff to easily set up syndication feeds for third-party sites such as Zillow and Trulia.
Rapattoni hosts a number of MLSs for IAR's local associations, each of which leverages a unified listing profile that standardizes the data fields across all sites while providing a consistent experience for MLS members. The statewide association also provides a separate Farm and Ranch MLS in partnership with the REALTORS® Land Institute (RLI), allowing real estate professionals and members of the public to search for Farm, Ranch, Vineyard, and other types of Land listings across Iowa and several neighboring states.
All IAR MLS sites include Rapattoni's state-of-the-art mapping system with map layers showing current MLS listings and MLS listed sales, as well as schools, restaurants, golf courses, and other points of interest. The IAR MLSs also feature social media integration with Facebook and Twitter using Rapattoni's versatile Single Sign-On (SSO) software.
Destyn Dagle, Director of MLS & IWS Software at Rapattoni, said, "The Iowa MLS sites show how our software is flexible enough to meet our customers' needs for local MLSs as well as dedicated Land MLSs. The new unified listing profile allows us to easily roll out profile updates and new feature releases across multiple MLS sites, keeping everything in synch to provide a consistent user experience."
David Bert, former IAR Chief Executive Officer who retired in December, commented upon his exit, "I worked closely with Rapattoni for many years to bring IAR members the MLS features they need and want. I was pleased to put this MLS extension into place knowing Rapattoni has continually refined and improved the MLS with new enhancements geared to empowering Iowa's real estate professionals."
"I look forward to the new MLS features on the horizon with Rapattoni," stated Heather Gray, IAR Director of Information Technology. "The Rapattoni Edge mobile MLS interface is an indispensable resource for agents on the go, and the seamless integration between Rapattoni's MLS and AMS products makes it easy for us to manage our membership."
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 1.7.2 data exchange system with RESO Data Dictionary 1.3 certification, 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, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome web browsers, can be operated natively on PCs and Mac computers, and works seamlessly on popular smartphones and tablet devices using a touch-based interface.
Rapattoni Corporation has been serving the real estate industry for over 45 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, Integrated Website Services, and key-less Rapattoni Secure Logon with SSO identity portals for online security and convenience, along with hosting and technical support for each service. 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/.