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by G. Sax, Director of Growth Management, RESO

Welcome to “Three Questions,” an interview series that introduces you to real estate industry professionals, their businesses and how they interact with real estate standards with a goal of humanizing the tech side of the industry, fun included.

This week, we caught up with industry veteran and enjoyable Facebook friend, Kristen Carr, Director of Partner Integrations at Realtors Property Resource (RPR). We talked to Kristen about industry progress, longevity and LinkedIn profiles. Enjoy!

Q1: You have been involved in the real estate industry for more than 25 years! In all that time, what is something that really stands out to you that gives you faith that the real estate vertical is heading in the right direction? 

Kristen: Honestly, as cheesy as it may sound, it’s that people who could be seen as competitors collaborate for the better good of fulfilling the American Dream of homeownership. No matter what sector of real estate that you’re in, you are helping someone buy a home, to provide shelter. That’s amazing.

When you think about it, we really are making a difference. Every single action may not be changing the world, but the combination of collective actions makes such a huge difference in our society and how real estate operates.

Q2: You have been with RPR for 11 of those 25 years of real estate industry experience. What can we look forward to from RPR in the coming years?

Kristen:  We continue to have a strong focus on our core competency, which is adding valuable tools to the RPR platform – tools that help agents and brokers to be successful in their businesses. For 2022, this includes a refresh of our Property Details, Market Charts and the RPR mobile app.

Our usage also continues to set records each year. RPR tracks a 90-day userage with numbers over 350,000 in 2022. More than 515,000 members used RPR in 2021 and we expect to exceed that in 2022.

Q3: Why is your LinkedIn not up to date?

Kristen: Do you want to know the truth?

RESO: No. Yes, of course. The world needs to know. That’s why we asked.

Kristen: Literally, like 10 or 11 years ago, one of my friends added a bunch of goofy skills to my profile that are not aligned with my career reality. I was listed as a nuclear engineer and the graduate of a clown college.

It’s probably a better and more secure experience many years later, but I took a step away from it then and haven’t needed to reference it again since.