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Rapattoni launches custom report writer

by Greg Robertson on May 8th, 2018

Rapattoni MLS Launches New Custom Report Writer

“The new Custom Report Writer includes a variety of templates which MLS members can use as starting points for customizing their own reports, or they can start on a blank page to build new reports from scratch. Users can overlay listing images in different sizes to highlight important features and amenities, increasing visual interest with customizable shapes, borders, and background colors.

In addition to listing photos, Rapattoni’s powerful report designer allows users to add clip art from the MLS’s “royalty-free” library, or users can upload images to create a unique look. Once completed, reports can be printed, emailed, and shared with clients.”

This is interesting to me. I actually had a back and forth with a friend of mine about the value of such a product. His take was that report writers have “never, ever” worked for MLS and third party software vendors before, why would this be different?

I have to agree somewhat if you look at the past. Remember “Crystal Reports“? Yuck. These so called WYSIWYG editors, were the farthest thing from user friendly. Plus design is hard. You have to have a certain level of skill to make something look good and convey information in an easy to understand format.

Today is a bit different. Sites like Squarespace, Wix and on some level WordPress have really changed the game. These sites are template driven but offer a much better experience than tools of the past. My company created Cloud Attract, which is drop dead simple way of creating beautiful landing pages.

Granted, creating printed material is a little different and I haven’t used Rapattoni’s new Report Generator but I wouldn’t jump to any conclusions on basing old tech/UI/UX with what’s possible now.

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5 Comments
  1. Robert Drummer permalink

    WyldFyre had a custom report writer that did the job. Agents could make some great looking reports (compared to standard MLS reports)

    Still missed.

  2. Pour one out for WyldFyre.

  3. Ryan Castle permalink

    Canva has made design really easy, but again, it’s template driven.

  4. Brian Tepfer permalink

    Here is a quick 5 minute introductory video we did to give an overview of our new Custom Report Writer. Not only can agents utilize predefined templates, they can also drag and drop any piece of listing data to create their own reports.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=96&v=ImBAwYhudOs

    We spent a lot of time refining the UX/UI to give the best agent experience in a report writer.

  5. Brian Tepfer permalink

    *Updated Link.

    Here is a quick 5 minute introductory video we did to give an overview of our new Custom Report Writer. Not only can agents utilize predefined templates, they can also drag and drop any piece of listing data to create their own reports.

    https://youtu.be/ImBAwYhudOs?t=10s

    We spent a lot of time refining the UX/UI to give the best agent experience in a report writer.

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