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Volume 22, Issue 5 — may 2015  
Realtor News   |   Education   |   Events   |   Government Affairs  |   MLS  |   Membership  |   Appraiser  |   Commercial 

Top Stories

Support Make-A-Wish Wisconsin - 5th Annual RANW Timber Rattler Game, Thur, June 25

RANW Addenda A and B

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

Update your Photos for Spring / Summer

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Support Make-A-Wish Wisconsin - 5th Annual RANW Timber Rattler Game, Thur, June 25

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 & 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.
Do you, or your company, wish to donate an item for the bucket raffle at the game?  Please contact Kiley!

Find us on Facebook!

RANW is now on Facebook!  Like us to keep updated on the most
timely and pertinent happenings at The Association!

RANW Addenda A and B

The updated RANW Addenda A and B to the Offer to Purchase have been released on zipForms.  Training sessions by WRA Attorney Debbi Conrad were held in April in Oshkosh and Green Bay and two sessions will be held in Appleton on May 6th with Michael Sewell.
The new carbonless RANW Addendum A to the Offer to Purchase, and Addendum B to the Offer to Purchase Rev. 2015.02 are still available in carbonless forms as well.  (RANW Addendum to WB-41 Notice to Offer is only on zipForms). Call RANW to order.
Thank you to the RANW Forms Committee for their efforts and partnership with WRA, especially Attorney Debbi Conrad on these valuable tools for RANW members.

To update your zipForms:
1. ZipForm 6 Standard users will need to manually update in order to get access the changes.
2. The dates in the search column will likely be cut off, but users will be able to see the full title of the form if they hover their mouse over the search result.
3.  To differentiate between forms look at the product code. zipForms can't have two of the same product codes uploaded at the same time, so the 2011 forms will have the letter T after them (example: WRA-NE41T, WRA-NAT, WRA-NBT)

The old RANW Addenda version (rev. April 2011) was added back to zipForms through May, 2015, to allow companies adequate time for their own review and company training on the new RANW Addenda.

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.


RANW Professional Standards Training ~ TENTATIVE Date: June 3rd

Tentatively mark your calendars for Wednesday, June 3rd for RANW Professional Standards Committee Training webcast of live training from WRA, broadcast at RANW. Please contact Casey Radtke at cradtke@ranw.org for additional details or to register.
Bi-annual training is required to serve on RANW local Professional Standards Committee and for Directors on the Board. Directors are required to attend in the first year of their 3-year term.New committee members are always welcome; we especially need Brokers to join!  Please contact Casey for further information.  Additional details will follow on ranw.org.


NAR's Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo ~ May 11-16th

The REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo is where NAR members take an active role to advance the real estate industry, public policy and the association. Join us in Washington, DC, for special issues forums, committee meetings, legislative activities and the industry trade show. Click here for all the details.

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

Green Bay

Fox Valley

Fond du Lac
Tuesday,   July 14            Register by 5-15, save $10/member
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 Meeting ~ Thursday, May 7th

Thursday May 7th
11am - 1 pm
Butte des Morts Country Club
"Marketing Vs Messaging with Wordsmithing" by Foster
$15 members, $17 guests in advance, $3 more at the door
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.

Government Affairs

Attention Brokers

Please consider adding a legislative update to your next office meeting agenda. I would welcome the opportunity to speak to your agents about the association’s legislative priorities at the state and national level and how RPAC and Direct Giver contributions can make a difference to our success as an industry.
As brokers, you have a unique opportunity to encourage agents within your office to get involved. Your example and encouragement sends a very strong message about the importance of supporting the lobbying effort of the Association. To schedule an office visit, please contact me at
jsunstrom@ranw.org or call 920.739.9108.

WRA Legislative Alert ~ Two-Year Statute of Limitations for REALTOR® Liability Update

Click here to see how current WRA-supported legislation is moving and making progress toward preserving and protecting a healthy real estate economy.


MLS Training Class Schedule

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

Update your Photos for Spring / Summer

Does your listing still have a winter photo? Or an early spring photo showing trees with no leaves? It's time to update your listing with fresh, new images. And when you're updating those photos, don't forget to label your photos with a description. This descriptive text does appear on the Customer with Gallery display, and is a great way to highlight features of the home.
Note: If you update your photos, but are still seeing the old photo when you look at the displays - make sure you log out of InnoVia and clear your temporary Internet files, cookies, and history. When you log back in you will see the new images. Listing photos are updated via the Listing Inventory Report; instructions can be
found here

Reminder: MLS Area Field is Going Away

MLS Area is one of the fields that will be deleted in upcoming changes to the MLS database. There is no date available yet as to when these changes will occur.
In preparation for this change, MLS recommends that members begin using other geographic search fields such as County, Municipality, Municipal Sub-Area, School District, Zip Code and/or a Map-Based Search for all saved searches including Prospects and Hotsheets. Other data changes will be announced soon; watch for more information.

RANW MLS Rule Changes

The following RANW MLS Rules changes were approved by the RANW MLS Board of Directors at their meetings on November 3, 2014 and March 30, 2015.  Changes were made to the following sections:

Changes per NAR of November 2014
Section 12.1, Enforcement Rules and Disputes, Page 21
Section 18.3, Use of Copyright - Reproduction, Page 23
Section 19.2, Use of MLS Information - Internet & Advertising, Page 24
Section 20     IDX, Pages 25 - 28

Changes per RANW MLS November 2014
Additional changes per RANW MLS March 2015

Section 4.3D   Documents and Photos Required, Page 7
Section 4.12   Submission of Co-Listings, Page 11
Section 4.15   Contingencies Applicable To Listings, Page 12
Section 4.17   Data Requirements, Page 12 -13
Section 13.2   Lockbox System Rules and Policy, Page 22
Section 17.1   Ownership of MLS Compilations and Copyright, Page 23
Section 19.4   Use of MLS Information - Internet & Advertising Page 25
Section 23      Changes in Rules and Regulations, Page 32
Section 24      Definitions, Guidelines and Clarifications, Page 32 - 36

For a current copy of the RANW MLS Rules and Regulations, please
click here.

MLS Training Class: Prospect Manager

Among the monthly training sessions offered by RANW MLS is a class focused on Prospect Manager. Even long-time members can benefit from the in-depth training on properly entering and working with this helpful tool. For upcoming dates for Prospect Manager, as well as for our other instructor-led training sessions, be sure to check the Training Calendar at www.ranw.org.

Avoid Common Errors That May Hold Up Your MLS Listings

The RANW MLS Data Entry department enters new listings and listing changes for many of our MLS companies, and reviews and confirms listings for those MLS companies using Listing Maintenance. They wish to remind all members of some common issues they encounter. Take a second look at your listing submission or change, and make sure you are representing your seller's property accurately:
~ Listing Price on the data sheet or in Listing Maintenance does not match the Listing Contract
~ Municipality entered on the data sheet or in Listing Maintenance does not match the Listing Contract
~ List Date and/or Expiration Date entered on the data sheet or in Listing Maintenance does not match the Listing Contract
~ Named Exceptions are included on the Contract, but read "No" on the data sheet or in Listing Maintenance
~ Public Remarks entered on the data sheet or in Listing Maintenance contain information not allowed by MLS Rules
~ One or more data fields or coded features has "Other" selected, but a description of the "Other" item has not been included in the Public Remarks section of the data sheet or Listing Maintenance
~ Upload each PDF document individually under its own descriptive title instead of scanning multiple documents into one file. For Listing Maintenance offices, make sure your Listing Contract or Amendment is uploaded under the correct category, and upload it AFTER you enter and save any changes to your listing.
~ Mapping:  Make sure the property's Geo status shows as an "O" by manually mapping and saving the listing location. Remember, if any address field needs to be corrected, the mapping will revert to an automated status and you’ll have to re-do your manual mapping.

RPR: How to Customize a Report Cover Photo

As of the January 2015 RPR Release, REALTORS® can now customize the cover photo of their Property, Mini-Property and Seller's reports using either the RPR website or RPR Mobile™. Click here for instructions and video.

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

Lockbox Program

New Version of eKEY App Available

A new version of the eKEY® app for Apple devices is now available for download at the Apple App Store™. This new version fixes the re-authorization 9B0D error that some users have experienced recently. This eKEY app is for iOS versions 5.1.1 and newer. In order to get the update just go to the Apple App Store™ and then select updates at the bottom of the screen. The eKEY app should be there and you just select it.

Looking for an Authorization Code or Emergency Update Code?

You can generate both of these through SupraWEB – click here if you’re not already registered.    
Benefits and Advantages of Using SupraWEB for Agents:
~ Obtain Emergency Update Codes
~ Generate Authorization codes (ekey users only)
~ Manage your lockbox inventory and listings
~ View, email and schedule Activity reports
~ View and Send Showing Feedback
~ Change your pin code (ekey users only)
~ Identify names of Keyholders by Key Serial Numbers
~ Able to access 24/7

Supra Updates

Supra informed us that there are steps being taken to reduce hold times. They have implemented a call queue breakdown giving the caller options (1 for update codes or 3 for tech support).
Please note that update codes and authorization codes are available 24 hours per day via SupraWEB. There are also a plethora of help topics including error codes at

Welcome to the Lockbox Program


Bob Schommer Realty
Wisconsin Home Sales
A-Max Home Inspections, LLC

Affiliate Home Inspector

Green Bay


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:

Dianne Gustafson in her recent passing.  Dianne was formerly a REALTOR® and an Administrative Assistant with RE/MAX 24/7 Real Estate in Appleton.

Bill Schultz in his recent passing.  Bill was a REALTOR® for many years with W.E. Smith Realty in Appleton.

Dawn Kent in her recent passing.  Dawn was a REALTOR® for many years with Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group's Greenville office.

John and Jim Trantow in the recent passing of John.  John was a long-time Affiliate member of RANW with U.S. Bank and most recently with John Wayne Trantow Mortgage LO.  Jim Trantow (brother) is a REALTOR® member with RE/MAX Lyons in Waupaca.

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.


Welcome New WCIE Subscribers!

The Wisconsin Commercial Information Exchange (WCIE) welcomes the following
First Weber Group agents to WCIE!
       Steve Hoopman
       Tom McDermott
       Gene Young

The Wisconsin Commercial Information Exchange (WCIE) is owned and operated by the REALTORS® Association of Northeast Wisconsin. Through the use of Catylist Inc. technology, WCIE uses powerful, advanced technology to create a database of commercial property listings & recent sales/lease comparables, as well as tools for research, marketing, communicating and networking. 
Click here for further details.

Search WCIE Properties Using Radius Tool

When doing a map search, you'll now see a new "Search Within Radius" button at the top-left. Click this button and define your radius around a certain map point to see all properties within that area. You can also still search using the polygon tool.



Events At a Squint
WRA Board of Directors
RPR Webinar
Commercial Council 
Local Addenda Training
WCR Meeting
NAR Mid Year Meetings
RPR Live Class
WCR Meeting
Memorial Day Holiday
New Member Orientation
WRA AE Retreat
Timber Rattler Fundraiser
WCR Casino Night
GB Golf Outing 14

2015 RANW
Board of Directors

Scott Swick

Jim Smith

Mari Timm-Reichel

Margery Chapman

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

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