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Volume 22, Issue 6 — june 2015  
Realtor News   |   Education   |   Events   |   Government Affairs  |   MLS  |   Membership  |   Appraiser  |   Commercial 

Top Stories

LAST CHANCE to Purchase Tickets to Support Make-A-Wish Wisc - 5th Annual RANW Timber Rattler Game

Nominations for RANW "Excellence in Professionalism" Award Due July 6th

Save The Date - RANW Annual Meeting and Elections - Thursday, September 24th!

Get a Jump on CE Credits with RANW This Fall!


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LAST CHANCE to Purchase Tickets to Support Make-A-Wish Wisc - 5th Annual RANW Timber Rattler Game

Thanks to your purchase, 100% of ticket proceeds will benefit Make A Wish of Wisconsin!  For more information about this very special night, click here.

Thursday, June 25th
Fox Cities Stadium
4:30 pm Dinner (in the parking lot!)  
7:05 pm Game
Dinner/Festivities prior to game including food and beverage and a bucket raffle 
100% of ticket proceeds will benefit Make A Wish of Wisconsin
$20/ adults & $15/ kids 12 and under - Click to print a ticket order form.
The password to purchase RANW event specific tickets is ranw.
Do you, or your company, wish to donate an item for the bucket raffle at the game?  Please contact Kiley!

Save The Date - RANW Annual Meeting and Elections - Thursday, September 24th!

Save the date for a fun new twist on our Annual Meeting and elections!  This year's meeting will be held at the Wisconsin Timber Rattler Stadium banquet facilities and will feature a keynote address you won't want to miss.  There are only 250 seats available, and you'll want one.  So, mark your calendars and be sure to watch for more details soon.
Very special thanks to Evans Title and BMO Harris Bank for sponsoring this program!

Nominations for RANW "Excellence in Professionalism" Award Due July 6th

Help us recognize outstanding RANW members! The Recognition Committee is accepting nominations for the annual Excellence in Professionalism Awards. If you know a REALTOR® or Affiliate member of RANW who has made an outstanding contribution to RANW through committee work, leadership, board activity, or state or national achievements and involvement, please nominate them for an award by contacting Kiley at kmroczynski@ranw.org. Nominations due by July 6th.

Update on Form Revisions, New Forms and Anticipated Future Changes

Recently the Real Estate Examining Board (REEB) created the new WB-28 Cooperative Agreement. This form is available in zipForm only and has a Mandatory Use Date of 4/16/15. This form satisfies the statutory requirements necessary for a Wisconsin broker to enter into a cooperative agreement with an Out of State Licensee (OSL).  The rules allow OSL participation in purchases of Wisconsin properties, while keeping the Wisconsin broker at the helm of the transaction and protecting both the consumer and the integrity of the transaction. The new Wis. Stat. § 452.137 and the new WB-28 will serve to stop OSLs from providing brokerage services in Wisconsin when they do not hold a Wisconsin real estate broker's license, unless they are parties to a cooperative agreement.

More information about WB-28 Cooperative Agreement can be found in the February Legal Update, "
The Cooperative Agreement Alternative."  .

Updates have also been made to the WB-35 Simultaneous Agreement. This form is available in hard copy and will be included in zipForm within the next two weeks. It has an Optional Use Date of 5/1/2015 and a Mandatory Use Date of 7/1/2015. Modifications enhanced the ability of exchange practitioners to readily use the form for two distinct parties and included adding a Condominium Provisions Section and updating the delivery section to mirror the section found in the offers. Property owners engaging in an exchange rather than a sale are often seeking the beneficial tax treatment and a Tax Qualification Contingency is included to confirm the transaction meets the requirements of an IRC § 1031 like-kind exchange. Click to see a sample of the WB-28 & WB-35.

The following forms are on the tentative agenda for revisions later this year. Upcoming statutory changes to chapter 452 of the statutes will be reflected into the revisions. Email as a form of delivery will also be added to the agency agreements.
·         WB-01 Residential Listing Contract - Exclusive Right to Sell
·         WB-36 Buyer Agency/Tenant Representation Agreement
·         WB-40 Amendment to Offer the Purchase
·         WB-41 Notice Relating to Offer to Purchase
·         WB-45 Cancellation & Mutual Release Agreement


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.

Webinar on Closing Process Changes

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Reserve hosted a webinar on changes coming to the closing process and forms beginning August 1st.  Click here to view the webinar. 


RANW Golf Outings - Sign Up Soon for Early Bird Rates!

Green Bay

Fox Valley

Fond du Lac
Tuesday,   July 14           
Tuesday,   August 4
         Register by 6-27, save $10/member
Thursday, August 20

Royal St. Patrick's GC

Royal St. Patrick's GC

Rolling Meadows GC

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

FV Chapter of Women's Council of REALTORS Casino Night~ Wed, June 17th

Wednesday June 17, 2015
6-9 pm
Butte des Morts Country Club
2nd Annual Casino Night
$25 in advance, $30 at the door
920-915-5358 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.


MLS Training Class Schedule

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

Map-Based Searches

The best way to pinpoint locations for your client's searches is to use a Map-Based Search. Using the Polygon, Circle, and Rectangle drawing tools allow you to specify an exact area (or multiple areas on the same map) where properties will be located in your search results. Map-Based Searches can be used for any property type search, for Hotsheets, AND for Prospect Manager!
Step-by-step instructions are found
Make sure YOUR listings are found when other members use Map-Based Searches! Check and manually save your listing's location via the Listing Inventory report.

Too Many Displays on The List?

MLS has created many displays for InnoVia’s search results, based on member requests. You may find, however, that there are only a handful that you use on a regular basis. Did you know that you can edit your own display list and hide the displays you don’t use?
Customize your display menu – but don’t get rid of the Oneliner, the Confidential Full, or the Customer displays; you’ll need those.

RPR: 15 Remarkable Apps for your Real Estate Business

The phones and the apps REALTORS® use have become central to daily productivity. Some apps streamline an existing process, or simplify a task, while others introduce new services one never thought of to use on a phone. What’s great about each app is the freedom and anytime access it affords REALTORS®. Here are 15 fresh and powerful apps that should be on every REALTORS®’s phone.

realtor.com Offers New Features

Launching this week will be the ability to include on every realtor.com® listing an SEO-friendly hyperlink to the listing display page on the listing firm's website. This new feature adds to the elevated visibility of listing firm and agent names directly under the photograph on each listing display, and full display of up to 36 photos, a marketing paragraph, agent contact information, showing details, open house dates and more.
Additionally, all listing firms and their agents will now be able to better understand the exposure of their listings to the millions of transaction-ready home buyers on realtor.com® through a new listing dashboard that includes how often a particular listing has shown up in realtor.com® local search results, how often a listing has been viewed, and how many potential home buyers have inquired about the listing. And finally, all listings on realtor.com® will include the applicable MLS copyright information giving home buyers confidence when searching that the data is accurate and up to date. The MLS copyright feature will be live by the end of July and the listing dashboard by the end of August.
Click here to learn all about the new features realtor.com is adding!

Notice to RANW Members ~ Evergreen Meadows Covenants

From President of the Neighborhood Association of Evergreen Meadows - Lisa Klepps: The Evergreen Meadows Subdivision which is located on the north side of Appleton, DOES still have a covenant in effect.

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


BSKK Appraisals
OK Realty
Valley Appraisal

MLS Only

Fond du Lac

New Help Tips for eKEY Users!

Click here for help tips for eKEY users.

eKEY Fob Tips and Frequently Asked Questions

Attached is a flyer with some tips and answers to frequently asked questions about using the eKEY Fob with the eKEY app on a smartphone or tablet.

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 June 30th, 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
~ Automated Phone Payments (IVR system)

What WILL be working?
~ SupraWEB
~ KIM Voice

Lockbox Troubleshooting

Unresponsive LockBox
• The Shackle or key container is jammed
• There is poor communication between the lockbox and your key
• The lockbox has failed

Jammed Shackle
1. Grasp the lockbox in one hand and the shackle in the other
2. Move the shackle from side to side and up and down to see if you can loosen it, then try to release the shackle again.
3. Push down on the shackle and up on the bottom of the lockbox, as if you were trying to close the shackle, and while keeping the pressure on, try to release the shackle again.
4. If you cannot release the shackle, contact the RANW for further instructions.

Jammed Key Container
1. Grasp the lockbox, with one hand reach under the lockbox and try to wiggle the key container to loosen it, and then try to obtain the key again.
2. If it appears that a house key is jammed between the lockbox and the key container, AND the lockbox is yours; try sliding a thin strong object such as a metal fingernail file up between the inside of the lockbox and the key container, to dislodge it.
3. If you are unable to loosen the key container, AND the lockbox is yours, remove the lockbox from the listing and contact the RANW for further instructions.  NOTE:  If the lockbox is NOT yours, please contact the listing agent and let them know there is a problem with the lockbox.  Please do not attempt anything that could cause damage to another agent's lockbox.

Poor Communication
1. Polish the infrared lens on your Display Key (not applicable to eKEY) and on the front of the lockbox with a dry cloth.
2. Try to shade both the infrared lens on the box - infrared communications work better in less light.
3. Hold your key 4 to 8 inches from the front of the lockbox and point your key (or fob) directly at the infrared lens on the lockbox, just like a TV remote.


RANW Membership Changes

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

Congratulations , REALTOR Emeritus Recipients!

RANW would like to congratulate the following REALTORS® recently granted the REALTOR® Emeritus designation from NAR:
~ Craig Lemerond, Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group, Green Bay
~ Anne Paulus, First Weber Group, Appleton
~ Jeff Petersen, J Mark Investments, Waupaca
~ Tom Riesenberg, Province Builders & Realty, Green Bay
~ Jim Smith, W.E. Smith Realty, Appleton
~ Bob Steidl, Waupaca Realty, Waupaca
~ Al Strei, Mark D. Olejniczak Realty, Green Bay
~ Jim Trantow, RE/MAX Lyons Real Estate, Waupaca
~ Dick Vogels, Vogels Buckman Appraisal Group, Green Bay

Any member who has held membership in the National Association as a REALTOR® for a cumulative period of 40 years in one or more Associations of REALTORS® is eligible for REALTOR® Emeritus status and a waiver of local, state and national dues. As of January 1, 2015, the policy now requires service on a local, state or national association committee as well.

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, it's easy to do.  Click here to access.



Events At a Squint
WCR Casino Night
WRA AE Retreat
WCR Meeting
Timber Rattler Fundraiser
RANW Closed for Holiday
Green Bay Golf Outing
Commercial Council Mtg
Fox Valley Golf Outing
WCR Luncheon
Fond du Lac Golf Outing

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
Jim Smith
Judd Stevenson

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