Ann Arbor Area Board of REALTORS®
February 3, 2016

Rapattoni Enhancements

To improve search results with datashare partners Realcomp and the Great Lakes Repository (GLR), and to comply with requirements of the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO), revisions have been made to the Rapattoni MLS data fields. The changes will be implemented during the night of Monday, February 8.

Highlights of the changes include:
  • Residential data fields such as Basement and Garage will more closely align with Realcomp and GLR, resulting in better search results.
    • For example, there is a new Basement Y/N field. "Yes" will require the Basement Features field, "No" will require the Foundation field.
  • Data input for Lots and Land, Income and Commercial has been streamlined, deleting unnecessary and unused fields 
  • The Farm addendum has been expanded to include additional information
  • Profile sheets are being updated to reflect the changes
  • Sign up for a Rapattoni training session February 9 - 11 to learn more!
The good news is that the data share should be improved. Unfortunately, many saved searches will need to be updated. Fields that have been deleted may break a search. Access the list of deleted, added and modified fields.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR UPDATING SEARCHES AND LISTINGS
(Effective February 9, 2016)

Auto prospecting searches (including Client Portals)
  • A pop-up message will show which searches need repair upon log-in. 
  • Click the link labeled "Repair Search" to the right of each search to remove the deleted fields.
  • Add new fields to the search. 
  • Save the new search.

Saved Searches and Saved Hotsheets
  • From the Searches menu, choose "Saved Searches" or "Saved Hotsheets." 
  • Click on "Manage Saved Searches," or "Manage Saved Hotsheets."
  • Run the search to clear deleted fields from the search criteria. 
  • Select "Revise Criteria" to update the search, adding new fields as desired. 
  • Save the new search. 
Click link for additional instructions.

Listings
When existing listings are revised, new required fields will need to be completed before the listing can be saved. When submitting a listing revision, the message "error 21" may appear. A list of new required fields will display, with links to add the required information.
We understand the disruption this causes to you and your clients and appreciate your patience. The goal is that the modifications will improve searches and listing detail and will be worth the short term inconvenience. Please contact Ginger at Ginger@aaabor.com or the Rapattoni Help Desk at 866-730-7114 with questions or concerns.

Ann Arbor Area Board of REALTORS®