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Volume 22, Issue 8 — august 2015  
Realtor News   |   Education   |   Events   |   Government Affairs  |   MLS  |   Membership  |   Appraiser  |   Commercial 

Top Stories

Annual Meeting & Election ~ Thursday, September 24th

Get a Jump on CE Credits with RANW This Fall!

Appraiser CE ~ Wednesdays, October 21st and 28th at RANW

Win a Free Pass to WRA's Annual Convention ~ September 15-16th FREE Pass Drawing

Annual Lockbox Audit Coming August 31st

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Annual Meeting & Election ~ Thursday, September 24th

Mark your calendar for the RANW Annual Membership and Election meeting to be held Thursday, September 24th at the Banquet Facilities in the Timber Rattler Stadium. Former Milwaukee Brewer Jim Gantner will be presenting. This event also hosts the election of members nominated to serve on the 2016 Board of Directors, as well as the awards for Excellence in Professionalism.

11:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
11:45 a.m.
11:50 a.m.
12:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m.
1:15 p.m.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Timber Rattler Banquet Facility,
2400 North Casaloma Dr., Appleton

Business Meeting Begins
Excellence in Professionalism Awards
Keynote Speaker: Former Milwaukee Brewer Jim Gantner
This event is sponsored by Evans Title and BMO Harris Bank.

Seating is limited for this event; please
click here for a registration form.

Notice of Annual Meeting and Election of Officers ~ Thursday, September 24th

Elections by voice or hand vote on Thursday, September 24, 2015
Location:  Timber Rattler Banquet Facility, Appleton
Annual Meeting:  11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

The election of Directors for the 2016-2018 Board of Directors shall take place on Thursday, September 24, 2015, at the Timber Rattler Banquet Facility, Appleton, WI, during the Business Meeting beginning at 11:30 a.m. Elections shall be by RANW REALTOR® Members by voice or hand vote, or by ballot if there is more than one nomination per Director position to be filled; and all votes shall be cast in person. Any ballot shall contain the names of all candidates and the position for which they are nominated. The Nominating Committee Slate is to be announced no later than three weeks preceding the Election. Additional candidates for the offices to be filled may be placed in nomination by a petition signed by at least 10% of the RANW REALTOR® members. The petition shall be filed with the Secretary at least two weeks before the election at which time REALTOR® members will be notified of such additional nominations.  No write-in nominations or nominations from the floor shall be accepted (ref: RANW Bylaws Article XI Section 4).  

WRA Convention ~ September 15-16th, Kalahari Resort & Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells

The WRA's annual convention is the WRA's showcase event of the year where thousands of REALTORS® gather together from all corners of the state for classes, networking and fun! With the "Navigating Excellence" theme this year, you'll learn leading-edge tricks and ideas to break past your competition and shake up the market! You'll enjoy workshops, energizing speakers, networking opportunities, parties and more. With all the knowledge you'll gain at the convention, you won't be caught adrift in your marketplace!
Check out this year's convention highlights.

Share Webcast on New Closing Rules

REALTORS® can learn about the changes to the closing forms and procedures that go into effect on October 3rd in an hour-long webcast with closing expert Phil Schulman and NAR Senior Counsel Finley Maxson.


Get a Jump on CE Credits with RANW This Fall!

RANW will offer a full series of Residential Continuing Education in Appleton in October. Classes fill quickly - please reserve your spot today!

Tuesday, October 6th
Tuesday, October 13th
Tuesday, October 20th

CE 1 & 2
CE 3 & 4
B & C



For details and a registration flyer,
click here.

Appraiser CE ~ Wednesdays, October 21st and 28th at RANW

RANW will be hosting two Appraiser CE classes on Wednesday, October 21st and Wednesday, October 28th at RANW.

Wednesday,October 21st
AAA:  Appraisals, Adjustments &Approaches
Rob Sherman

Wednesday, October 28th
7-Hour National USPAP 2016-2017 Update
C.W. Wilson
Details will follow as the courses get closer.


Win a Free Pass to WRA's Annual Convention ~ September 15-16th FREE Pass Drawing

To enter your name into the free convention pass drawing, please email or fax your name, office and phone number to Cheryl at (cdreger@ranw.org or 739-9157). See criteria and submission details click here

FV Chapter of Women's Council of REALTORS ~ Tuesday August 18th


Tuesday August 18, 2015
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Please see our Facebook and Website for location
CFPB/TRID-changes are almost here-what we all
MUST know!
FREE to all attendees
920-915-5358, 920-585-5400 or wcrfoxvalley@gmail.com

All are welcome.  Email wcrfoxvalley@gmail.com for more information on becoming a member.  

Questions? Please call the President of the Local Chapter at 920-915-5358.

RANW Fond du Lac Golf Outing

Fond du Lac
 Thursday, August 20th

Rolling Meadows GC

For registration information for the outings listed above, please click here.

Government Affairs

CFPB Announcement on Proposed Extension of TRID Implementation Date

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has officially moved the effective date of  the Know Before You Owe mortgage disclosure rule, to October 3, 2015.  The rule, also called the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule, requires easier-to-use mortgage disclosure forms that clearly lay out the terms of a mortgage for a homebuyer. The Bureau is issuing the proposal to correct an administrative error that would have delayed the effective date of the rule by at least two weeks, until August 15 at the earliest. The CFPB is proposing a new effective date of Saturday, October 3. The Bureau believes that moving the effective date may benefit both industry and consumers with a smoother transition to the new rules. The Bureau further believes that scheduling the effective date on a Saturday may facilitate implementation by giving industry time over the weekend to launch new systems configurations and to test systems. A Saturday launch is also consistent with existing industry plans tied to the original effective date of Saturday, August 1.  The proposal was open for public comment until July 7th.  RANW will host a program on the new TILA-RESPA disclosure rules in late August or early September.

Calling All Direct Givers!

August marks the last month of RANW's official Direct Giver fundraising season. Although you can contribute to Direct Giver anytime during the year, we try to wrap up contributions before fall which starts RPAC fundraising season.
So, if you are one of our loyal yearly contributors to Direct Giver, or are thinking of becoming a Direct Giver this year, please try to get your contributions in this month!
You can contribute in one of two ways:
1)    Send a personal check payable to WRA Direct Giver (minimum of $100) and mail to RANW, W6124 Aerotech Drive, Appleton WI 54914
Pay via credit card online or call Jennifer at 920.739.9108 and she will call in your information to WRA.

Take Action on Patent Trolls!

The NAR Call-to-Action needs a bigger response in Wisconsin. Currently, about 16% of all WRA members have responded to this CTA. We can do better. This Patent Troll Call for Action was launched on July 13. As of today we have 10 states that have reached the 20% participation goal (AR, IA, KS, MN, MS, MO, MT, ND, SD, UT, VT).
I am asking you today to call five friends and get them to take action.
The Issue: NAR supports H.R. 9, "The Innovation Act." The Act closes loopholes in our legal system that allows patent trolls to thrive. Patent trolls are targeting REALTORS®, Brokers and Multiple Listing Services at alarming rates for simply using common business technologies like drop down menus and search functions on websites or scan-to-email technologies found in every office scanner. It's incredibly alarming and something we all should be concerned about.
~ Learn how patent trolls target REALTORS® as end-users of mapping, search functions & scan-to-email technologies.
Get out there and push your REALTOR® friends to take action! Every click counts. Thank you!


MLS Training Class Schedule

You can access the MLS Training Schedule by clicking herePlease call RANW to register and check the cancellation policy

Important Notice Regarding Windows 10 Upgrade

On July 29th, Microsoft released Windows 10 as a free upgrade to its operating system.  This Windows upgrade will include Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11), which is the same version of Internet Explorer included with Windows 8.  IE 11 is fully compatible with the InnoVia MLS system.
Windows 10 also includes a brand new browser called "Edge." CoreLogic has been testing the InnoVia system with pre-release versions of the new Edge browser and has not discovered any issues.  If any issues are discovered after the official launch of Windows 10, we will make every effort to promptly resolve them or provide a workaround so users can continue using the InnoVia system with the Edge browser.
We want to remind you that users are not required to use the new Edge browser.  Users can continue to use the IE 11 browser, which has been successfully used with InnoVia since the fall of 2013.  The Chrome and Firefox browsers also work very well with InnoVia.
On a related note, please be advised that InnoVia no longer supports the use of IE9, since Microsoft has discontinued support for this older browser version.  Users with older versions of Windows that do not support upgrading to IE 10 or IE 11 should consider using the Chrome or Firefox browser to access InnoVia.

Let Your Listing Shine ~ Listing Reminders from Data Entry

1.  Make sure the listing contract is completely filled in and signed by both the seller(s) and the Listing Agent.
~ The municipality that is indicated on the contract must match what is entered in InnoVia.
~ The effective date of the listing is either the listing date on the listing contract or the date of first signature of the seller, whichever is later.  It is not when the listing was entered into InnoVia.
2.  When entering the street name, use the correct street suffixes.   Do not write out Road, Lane, etc. and do not use punctuation.  If MLS corrects the street name after you have mapped your listing, your mapping will revert back to the automated status, and this triggers the system to send you an email to remap the listing.
3. If a letter is part of the street number (example: W1872) enter the letter in the Street Number field rather than the Direction field.
4.  If Other-See Remarks is checked for any field there must be an explanation included in the Public Remarks.  If there is not enough room, the Public Remarks will need to be revised in order for it to fit.
5.  If a listing is going to be withheld from MLS for any reason, a copy of the listing contract must be sent to MLS within 5 business days of the list date (or the date of first signature of the seller, whichever is the later).  If the contract is not sent to MLS within the 5 business days you may be billed for a late listing.
6.  For the field Lot Info, "Common" is only used when the property is a condo.  The "Irregular" option is a supplement to the other lot fields, so one or more of the Est. Acreage, Est. Lot Size and/or Est. Total SqFt of the Lot (plus the source) must be filled in.
And, specifically for offices that do Listing Maintenance:
7.  If there is a price change and an extension on one amendment it must be uploaded to the PDF Documents as both Contract Amendment Price and Contract Amendment Expiration Date Change.
8.  If a price change/extension is made, the Amendment is required to be uploaded to the listing immediately after the change is made and saved online.

RPR Product Release

On July 28, 2015, RPR® released version 1.42, marking RPR's 43rd major release since 2010. In this release, RPR introduced a number of enhancements including:
~ Economic Area Report & Commercial Trade Area Report: The unemployment data found in the federal and local versions of the Economic Area Report, as well as the Commercial Trade Area Report now contains monthly unemployment data, so recipients of these reports can better compare employment trends in their area.
~ Seller's Report: Clearer explanations have been added to the "Recommended Pricing Strategy" section of the Sellers Report. This enhancement is designed to help report recipients better understand the properties and prices reflected.
For the complete release notes,
visit the RPR Help Desk.

MLS Stats

Don't forget - "MLS Stats" are available to MLS members - it allows members to quickly and easily pull statistical reports from the MLS data. Under the Misc menu, or by using the MLS Stats button on the right side of the My InnoVia screen, members will log in to the stats program with their InnoVia login and password, and then choose from a variety of reporting options.

Stats Talk

To view RANW MLS Year-to-Date, NAR Sales or WRA's comparison to MLS statistics, click on the links below.

MLS Monthly Stats 

NAR Sales Reports

WRA State Comparison

RANW MLS Statistical Reports Affiliate Subscription Contact
- order now!

Lockbox Program

Welcome to the Lockbox Program


Express Ave Realty & Property Mgmt
GEC Home Inspections
Home Inspect Pros
LightHouse Point Homes & Realty
Porch Light Real Estate
Valley Pro Home Inspections

Affiliate Home Inspector
Affiliate Home Inspector
Affiliate Home Inspector

De Pere
De Pere
De Pere

Annual Lockbox Audit Coming August 31st

The Annual Lockbox Audit is fast approaching.  Now is the time to verify your lockboxes are in good working order and all accounted for. MLS will be emailing Audits out on August 31st to Designated REALTORS®.  All audits will need to be received back to MLS by October 2nd to avoid any non-compliance fees.  Please contact Mindy at msnell@ranw.org or Angela at aschilling@ranw.org if you have any questions.

eKEY Helpful Hints

In an attempt to help members be more at ease with the eKEY we have put together a page of helpful hints. There is also a FAQ list that Supra had forwarded on to us. Please review the links below and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
eKEY Helpful Hints    
eKEY fob tips and FAQ

Supra Maintenance Reminder - ALL TYPE OF KEYS

On the last Tuesday of every month, Supra will be conducting routine maintenance at their data center.  We expect the outage for key syncing to be less than 1 hour but you could experience intermittent outages during the entire maintenance window of 7:30pm to 10:30 pm.  The dates for summer are July 28th and August 25th.

How will updates be available?
~ SupraWEB
~ KIM Voice (888-968-4032)

What Will NOT be working?
~ SupraNET
~ DisplayKEY eSYNCs
~ eKEY Syncs and Wireless Updating

What WILL be working?
~ SupraWEB
~ KIM Voice


RANW Membership Changes

To view all the current membership changes for RANW, click here.

Sincere Condolences

RANW would like to extend its sincerest condolences to the family, friends, and co-workers of:

Jim Smith in the recent passing of his father Warren.  Warren was a former long-time REALTOR® and owner of W.E. Smith Realty in Appleton until Jim took over the business.

Pete and Jim Weyenberg in the recent passing of their father and Cindy Weyenberg (her father-in-law).  Pete and Cindy are long-time REALTORS® with First Weber Group, Neenah and Jim is an Affiliate member with ProInspect, Neenah.

Congratulations on Your Retirement!

RANW congratulates the following RANW Affiliate member on their recent retirement:

~ LaVerne Betow, U.S. Bank Home Mortgage, Appleton

Online Membership Directory - A Great Tool

The RANW Directory is available to members online 24/7! Member and company information is updated daily so you'll always have the most up-to-date information. If you haven't already registered to use the online directory, it's easy to do.  Click here to access.


Appraiser CE ~ Wednesdays, October 21st and 28th at RANW

RANW will be hosting two Appraiser CE classes on Wednesday, October 21st and Wednesday, October 28th at RANW.

Wednesday,October 21st
AAA:  Appraisals, Adjustments &Approaches
Rob Sherman

Wednesday, October 28th
7-Hour National USPAP 2016-2017 Update
C.W. Wilson
Details will follow as the courses get closer.



Events At a Squint
Fox Valley Golf Outing
Forms Committee
NAR Leadership Summit
GB Golf Wrap-Up
WCR Luncheon
Gov't Affairs Meeting
Menasha Bus Tour
Fond du Lac Golf Outing
WCR Meeting
Commercial Council
Lockbox Audit Sent
Gov't Affairs Committee
RANW Closed for Holiday
New Member Orientation
WCR Luncheon
WRA Convention
WCR Meeting
RANW Annual Meeting
Residential CE 1 & 2
Residential CE 3 & 4
Residential CE B & C
Appraiser CE
WCR Special Event
Appraiser CE

2015 RANW
Board of Directors

Scott Swick

Jim Smith

Mari Timm-Reichel

Executive Vice President
Margery Chapman

Diane Campshure 
Debbie Gritt
Pat Kaster
Candace Kriner
Michael Kunesh
Charlene Maurer
Michael Sewell
Judd Stevenson

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