Wilmington REALTORS Launch Rapattoni MLS and Secure Logon
Simi Valley, CA –Rapattoni Corp. announced that the Wilmington Regional Assn. of REALTORS® (WRAR) has completed a successful implementation of both Rapattoni MLS and Rapattoni Secure Logon for its nearly 3,000 real estate professionals. This marks the first time that an association has launched both products simultaneously.
"We're extremely pleased with how smoothly the launch went," said MLS President Susan Lacy. "Every week we've received e-mails from members who are excited about the new features included in Rapattoni MLS."
Jerry Panz, chief executive officer of WRAR said, "The Rapattoni staff has been wonderful to work with, from the implementation team to the support personnel. They're the best with whom I've ever worked during a conversion and deserve recognition."
WRAR Director of Technology Brian Bell said, "The service and support of Rapattoni has honestly floored me. Your team strives for success, and achieves that success in a wonderful and proficient manner. The entire team that came for training were some of the most professional that I have ever met. I could not be more satisfied, and I wish to express my personal and sincere thanks to you and your company for one of the cleanest installs and some of the best customer support that I have ever witnessed."
Rapattoni MLS provides the platform for both the residential and commercial MLSs for WRAR. The two MLSs operate independently, with separate committees, setups and designs. Rapattoni Secure Logon increases data security for WRAR by providing strong, two-factor user authentication during logon. The association is now running the full suite of Rapattoni products, including the Rapattoni Magic Association Management software that they have utilized since 1995.
As part of the deployment of Rapattoni's multiple listing system, the Wilmington Regional Assn. of REALTORS® also installed Rapattoni's Parcel Mapping feature. Parcel Mapping integrates high-quality GIS (Geographic Information System) data directly into the MLS system. This allows MLS listing data to be presented side-by-side with property data from the county tax records on a map showing property lines. Multiple layers of data can be overlaid on the parcel map, such as lot dimensions, flood zones, sewer line layouts, and school district boundaries.
"We worked closely with the Wilmington executive team and staff to coordinate the many aspects of this simultaneous two-product, two-MLS rollout, with outstanding results," said Andy Rapattoni. "This project was a real challenge for our implementation team, and they proved to be up to the task. We truly appreciate all the compliments and kind words that we've received from the Wilmington staff and membership."
About Rapattoni MLS
Rapattoni MLS is setting the standard with advanced features such as inter-MLS data sharing, integrated GIS parcel mapping, integrated member management and billing system, advanced RETS data exchange, integrated aerial photography, language translation, an integrated token-based Secure Logon system, and the ability to operate a convenient single sign-on (SSO) identity portal.
About Rapattoni Secure Logon
Rapattoni Secure Logon is a token-based logon authentication service designed for real estate associations and MLS organizations. Hardware and software tokens utilize SecurID® technology from RSA, The Security Division of EMC, which is the leading provider of online data security. The Rapattoni-built software interface includes an easy self-registration process, simple logon interface, and an online management system for staff use. Secure Logon can be integrated transparently with any MLS, regardless of vendor. Rapattoni can provide complete services, including hosting, delivery, user orientation, and a call center for staff and user support. See the Rapattoni Secure Logon video for details.
About the company
Rapattoni Corp. has been serving the real estate industry under the same name and management for 37 years. The company provides an array of integrated products and services for real estate associations and MLS organizations including Internet MLS systems, association management software, and Secure Logon for multiple listing, transaction management and Internet member services. Rapattoni is fully certified as a NAR REALTOR® Secure provider. Rapattoni is continuing its rapid growth as an MLS system provider with more than 100 MLS organizations under contract and approximately 250,000 agents served. Rapattoni's headquarters and state-of-the-art Internet data center are located in Simi Valley, CA.