I just wanted to give a quick mention of Rapattoni this week. I remember being invited to Rapattoni’s headquarters back in my IRIS days. They were planning on entering the MLS business and wanted to court 3rd party software products, like Lightning CMA Plus, to work with their new MLS system. We had a few discussions and I remember Andy Rapattoni mentioning that they had been in business for over 25 years. I think my jaw just dropped to the floor. I was less than 30 years old at the time.
Congrats to Andy, Niki, Nick and the rest of the Rapattoni team. My hat is off to you, may you have many more successful year to come!
Rapattoni Corporation Celebrates 40th Anniversary Serving the Real Estate Industry
SIMI VALLEY, Calif., April 26, 2010 – 2010 marks a big year for Rapattoni Corporation (Rapattoni) as it celebrates its 40th anniversary serving the real estate industry. With over 300,000 professionals using the Rapattoni MLS and with its association management software (Rapattoni Magic and Rapattoni NetMagic) being used by real estate associations and MLSs representing 85% of the nation’s REALTORS®, Rapattoni has set the standard in software and customer service for the past four decades.
Founded by Andy and Niki Rapattoni in 1970, the company has evolved throughout the years, and its management team is led by a group of industry executives with tremendous experience in real estate software and management. Andy Rapattoni, who serves as chairman of the board and CEO, was named one of the Most Influential Real Estate Leaders by Inman News in 2009. Niki Rapattoni, who serves as secretary, treasurer, and CAO, was named one of the top 25 most influential women in Real Estate by the Active Rain Real Estate Network in 2008.
Nick Rapattoni, president of Rapattoni, said, “My parents founded this company 40 years ago, and I am so proud of what they accomplished. I have been a part of the company all my life and started working in the business 14 years ago. As the current president of the company, I am looking forward to leading Rapattoni for the next 40 years and ensuring that our technology, software, and customer service are always setting the standard. We have a bold past and a brilliant future ahead of us.”
Rapattoni will be celebrating its 40th Anniversary throughout 2010. For a glance at our past and a look at the future, visit the Rapattoni website at http://www.rapattoni.com/.
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 most advanced RETS data exchange system, 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.
About Rapattoni NetMagic
Rapattoni NetMagic combines Rapattoni’s extensive real estate industry knowledge with the latest technologies to give associations the most powerful, flexible, and intuitive productivity suite available for managing association needs. Rapattoni NetMagic features real-time connectivity with the National Association of REALTORS® NRDS central database and enables association staff to effectively track, manage, and communicate with members.
Rapattoni Corporation has been serving the real estate industry under the same name and management for 40 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, and key-less Rapattoni Secure Logon with SSO identity portals for online security and convenience. Rapattoni’s MLS products are serving approximately 300,000 users nationally and its association management customers represent more than 85% of the nation’s REALTORS®. Rapattoni’s headquarters are in Simi Valley, California.