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Volume 22, Issue 10 — october 2015  
Realtor News   |   Education   |   Events   |   Government Affairs  |   MLS  |   Membership  |   Appraiser  |   Commercial 

Top Stories

CANCELLED - RANW Legislative Forum, Thursday October 8, 2015.

It's Membership Renewal Time ~ No Dues Increase for 2016!

Real Estate License Number Directories!

Get a Jump on CE Credits with RANW This Fall!

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

Wireless InnoVia 5 ~ Are YOU Using It?

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CANCELLED - RANW Legislative Forum, Thursday October 8, 2015.

The RANW Legislative Forum scheduled for Thursday, October 8th has been CANCELLED.

It's Membership Renewal Time ~ No Dues Increase for 2016!

Pay discounted dues amount by November 15, 2015 and save $50!
The discounted dues deadline is Sunday, November 15th.

Easy Ways to Pay
- Pay by VISA/MC online at
www.ranw.org - See red Pay Dues Online" button
- Mail or drop off personal or certified check or money order made payable to RANW
- Please include the bottom portion of the statement in the return envelope provided
- If paying dues and RPAC together, company checks with INC, LLC, LLP, SC, cannot be accepted by law.    
- If making a separate RPAC donation:
  Personal check to: "RPAC-Wisconsin", 4801 Forest Run Rd, Ste 201, Madison, WI 53704-7337
   OR charge card online: Visit and log onto this site.  

Questions?  Please call Cheryl at RANW (920-739-9108) or email her at cdreger@ranw.org.

Real Estate License Number Directories!

RANW now has two new Directory Rosters on our website for real estate license look-ups available to REALTORS® and Affiliates. One has company address and license number for the business entity or employing broker, and the other is an alpha index of license numbers for individual REALTOR® members of RANW. The rosters are updated automatically from our member records daily.
Once TRID regulations go into effect, title companies are required to collect Broker and agent real estate license numbers for closing documents, and REALTORS® will need license numbers if they use WRA's Addendum TR To the Offer to Purchase-Timelines and Closing form.
Click here for sample form
On our website www.ranw.org, members can link from the Directory tab on the menu, or link here to the Directory Login page. Registration is very easy -- you just need an email that is currently registered with RANW to be recognized and then set your own password. If you are a member (Affiliate Designate, Affiliate Rep, or REALTOR®) and your email doesn't work or or if your license number is incorrect, please email RANW at cdreger@ranw.org.
Member Directories are available on our website in a variety of formats for REALTOR® and Affiliate members of RANW, and Terms of Use can be found on the Directory page.

License Numbers On MLS Now!
License numbers have been added to MLS for the convenience of brokers and agents in MLS. They can be found in the Agent and Firm rosters.

CFPB Unveils Help With Oct. 3rd Closing Changes

Senior officials of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), including Director Richard Cordray, came to NAR's offices in Washington to introduce new online tools for real estate professionals to help consumers with the closing-process changes taking effect October 3rd.

Forms Being Revised

There are several forms that will be coming out with a revised form on October 1st. They include:
WB-40 - Amendment to Offer to Purchase
WB-41 - Notice Relating to Offer to Purchase
WB-44 - Counter Offer
WB-45 - Cancellation Agreement & Mutual Release
All of these forms have an optional use date of October 1, 2015 and a mandatory use date of January 1, 2016. They are now available for purchase at RANW and have been uploaded to ZipForms.


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. Don't forget to bring a calculator!


Optional Lunch:

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

Wednesday, October 28th
7-Hour National USPAP 2016-2017 Update
C.W. Wilson
REALTOR® member:  $125 til 10-6, $135 til 110-20, $155 after 10-20
Non-Member:  $135 til 10-6, $145 til 10-20, $165 after 10-20
Appraisal Section Member: $115 til 10-6, $125 til 10-20, $145 after 10-20

An optional hot lunch will be offered at both classes.  Please RSVP to RANW by noon the day prior ~ cost is $10.00 and you can pay at the door.

Two-Day ABR Designation Webcast @ RANW ~ Oct 26-27th

The ABR two-day core course will provide you with the tools and know-how to represent buyer-clients in real estate transactions and provide them the same level of service that sellers typically enjoy. This course also offers ideas and methods for building a buyer-representation business, forming buyer relationships, winning repeat business and referrals, and more.
Monday-Tuesday, October 26-27th
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Webcast in Appleton, Eau Claire, Milwaukee & Mosinee
For more info or to register, visit wra.org
Course approved for six hours of 2015-2016 elective CE credit.

New Safety Course Now Online at REALTOR® University

Developed in partnership with NAR’s REALTOR® Safety Program, this online three-hour course teaches real estate professionals how to limit risk and increase safety for themselves and their clients. Students will learn how to assess potential risks and develop safety protocols for client meetings, open houses, showings, online interactions, and other business activities. The course will guide students through strategies for data security, including protecting personal and electronic information for real estate professionals and the clients they serve. As a practical resource, this course offers easy-to-remember strategies for responding to threats and attacks and when facing potentially dangerous situations. See more here.


NAR's REALTORS Conference & Expo ~ San Diego, CA, November 13-16th

NAR's REALTORS® Conference & Expo will be held in at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA, November 13-16th. This year's theme is "Be Here, It's Your Time to Shine". This annual four-day event includes:
~ Four days packed with 100 education sessions and dozens of special networking events.
~ The trade show is the largest in the industry, with 400 exhibitors.
~ Unlimited networking and referral-building opportunities, including special events, networking lounges, and the expo show floor
Click here for details and registration information.

WRA's Winter Convention ~ January 26-28, 2016

Join us for the WRA's best-kept secret: the winter convention! This convention will be held at Lake of the Torches in Lac du Flambeau. Whether you're interested in continuing education courses, networking, browsing exhibits, or having fun - you'll find it all here! With something for everyone in this three-day event, you'll gain insight and learn new ideas about technology, Web marketing, time management and more. And, you'll have time for fun, too with the Welcome Party, DJ and Chili Cook-off!

FV Chapter of Women's Council of REALTORS ~ Thur, October 8th

Thursday October 8, 2015
11:15am - 1:00pm
Butte des Morts Country Club
Annual elections AND Taxes - What You Need to Know
$15 members, $17 guests, $3 more at the door
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.

Government Affairs

2015 RANW Neighborhood Outreach Day - Friday, October 23rd!

This is great opportunity for RANW members to volunteer to help homeowners in your community by raking lawns and other fall lawn maintenance tasks for elderly and disabled residents in your market area. If you are interested, please sign up ASAP so we can determine how many homeowners we can help.  Lunch will be provided…you supply the fun!
Click on the following links
information flyer and registration sheet to sign up as teams of 4-5 people, or contact Jennifer at jsunstrom@ranw.org and she will help get you signed up with a team.

Wisconsin's Direct Giver Program

We are in the final stretch of RANW's Direct Giver Fundraising period, and we have only reached 50% of our goal. Soon we will be sending out the Association dues bills and then Direct Giver contributions "fall off the radar". Given the enormous issues the real estate industry is facing, we need your support now more than ever, so please send in your Direct Giver checks today.
The WRA Direct Giver Program provides an alternative to an RPAC contribution for members who:
--wish to retain full control and direction over who will receive their political contributions.
--wish to give personal contributions to candidates for local and state elections and at the same time benefit the REALTORS® Association.
Direct Giver Process
1.  Solicitations: The minimum contribution to the Direct Giver Program is $100.00.
2.  Checks: Only personal checks (not business checks) can be used and must be made to the WRA Direct Giver Program (not RPAC). Checks can be sent to RANW, W6124 Aerotech Dr., Appleton, WI 54914.
3.  Credit Cards: You may also pay on-line via credit card.
Click here and login to the WRA site.  Or you can call Jennifer at 920.739.9108 with your credit card information and she will take care of it.
4.  Control: Contributions to the Direct Giver Program are deposited in a separate bank account from RPAC contributions. Structurally, the WRA then acts like a bank, with disbursements permitted only with the explicit authorization of the contributor. That is, you retain full control on how your direct giver money is spent.
5.  Directing Contributions: Contributors may at any time direct their contributions, in whole or in part, to any candidate for local, state or federal office. When disbursing funds, contributors can email or call RANW or WRA to indicate how they wish their money to be distributed.


MLS Training Class Schedule

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

Grow As You Go: 7 Things New Users Want to Know About RPR Residential

When considering adoption of a new business tool, new and seasoned REALTORS® unanimously want to know "what will it do for me and how will it help my business?" Click here to read the are seven areas of RPR you can use to build your real estate business.

Find Your Buyer The Perfect Lot - Check Subdivisions in MLS

Within InnoVia under Search – Subdivisions, members can review maps and information on area subdivisions! Use this great resource to find exactly the right lot for your buyer’s needs. When searching for Vacant Land or Residential properties, you can select the subdivision you’re interested in by expanding the search screen to the Long Form and entering the subdivision name in the field provided.
Member companies submit their subdivisions for placement in InnoVia. For complete details on how you can showcase your subdivisions, go to our
Submit a Subdivision page.

Realtor.com App

Start searching right with the most accurate real estate app for homes or apartments for sale or for rent. Realtor.com® is the only app to get real estate listings sourced directly from over 800 MLS's -- 90% of listings refreshed every 15 minutes.
Why should your buyers use realtor.com®?
• 90% of listings updated every 15 minutes. All the rest updated at least once a day.
• Quickly swipe to see rich and detailed photos of real estate properties that interest you.
• Property listing details now include property tax, sales history and more school information including ratings for each house.
• Draw your own custom search area right on the Bing map
• Add open houses directly to your calendar from the listing (open house search is started from the Home screen)
• Search nearby homes for sale, open homes, recently sold homes, apartments for rent, and houses for rent all from the photocentric and data-filled home screen
• Filter out pending listings from your search.
• Sign-in to save searches and listings. Access them again on your mobile phone, tablet, PC or at

Wireless InnoVia 5 ~ Are YOU Using It?

Are you using Wireless InnoVia, the mobile version of the InnoVia MLS?  There are many exciting new tools and options that will give you even more ability to quickly search, view, and edit listings with your mobile device while on the go!  The new URL for Wireless InnoVia is http://wireless.ranwrealtors.com.
For more information and instructions, click here Wireless InnoVia 5
Wireless InnoVia's new interface and enhancements are sure to help you be more productive and efficient in your increasingly mobile business.

MLS Rule Changes Approved by RANW MLS Directors, August 27, 2015

The RANW MLS Board of Directors approved an addition to Section 2 Participation/Qualification at its meeting on August 27th.  Click here to review the change.

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


Brown Realty & Property Management
Results Realty


Wild Rose
De Pere

SupraWEB - A Valuable Resource!

If you haven't set up SupraWEB you should:
~ SupraWEB allows Brokers to view lockbox inventory reports, view lockbox activity reports for your office and view key activity reports for your office.
~ SupraWEB for Agents allows you to obtain an authorization code to install the eKEY software if you get a new phone, obtain an update code for a key, manage lockbox inventory and listing information.
You can also view, email and schedule activity reports and view and send showing feedback and it only takes a minute to set up. Please see links below:
SupraWEB Guide for Agents
SupraWEB Guide for Brokers
SupraWeb Login & Keybox Assignment
Mobile SupraWeb

Daylight Saving Time Ends November 1st

When the time changes Sunday, November 1st, the electronic lockbox access hours will change. Access hours will then be 7 am-10 pm (Access hours are currently 8 am-11 pm). Lockboxes can be programmed to allow timed access for specific hours or for 24-hour access. To activate or deactivate timed access, do the following:
1. Press Enter to turn on your DisplayKEY
2. Scroll to the Programming option and press Enter.
3. Select 1 to activate timed access hours, or select 2 to activate 24-hour access.
4. Enter the lockbox shackle code and press Enter. You have 5 minutes to program the lockbox before your DisplayKEY powers down.
5. Point your DisplayKEY at the lockbox. 4 quick beeps indicate the operation was successful.
1. Go into the eKEY app and select inventory
2. Select the serial number of the lockbox you want to program
3. Select Edit and make sure timed access is turned on
4. Click on the arrow next to the access hours times
5. Set start and end times; save
6. Select program, enter shackle code and point fob at lockbox


RANW Membership Changes

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

Congratulations on Your Retirement!

RANW congratulates the following RANW REALTOR® member on their recent retirement:

~ Sherri Law, America's Dream Realty, Neenah

Congratulations Steve Seidl!

RANW congratulates Steve Seidl of Seidl & Associates a div of Shorewest, Realtors, Green Bay, in receiving an Honorable Mention for NAR's 2015 Good Neighbor Award. Click here to read more about the award.

Congratulations New Member Orientation Attendees!

RANW congratulates the September 10th New Member Orientation attendees and welcomes them as REALTORS® to RANW.

Murray Basten
Katye Charlier
Xiao Dong
Terri Karls
Cassandra Koch
Patrick O'Hearn
Brenda Pierce
Aaron Rickert
Kathy Schumann
Karen Wisehart

Cindy Biechler
Dianne Christenson
Leah Hribal Van Horn
Kirk Kaul
Tammy Larsen
Jessica O'Kon
Brenda Purdy
Tina Riehl
Kelly Swoger

Jenelle Bruno
Allen Cunningham
Eric Jach
Mari Kaul
Michelle Madruga
Carissa Pahlow
Michael Randerson
Abby Rivera
Jennie Thiel

Linda Calvey
Jeff DeGuelle
Brooke Juza
Ed Klug
Lori Meyerhofer
Zac Peterson
Staci Rhoden
La Ree Runnoe
Chris Thurman

Congrats WRA Convention Free Pass Winner!

Congratulations to Don Elston of Keller Williams Realty in Green Bay on winning the free pass to WRA's Convention in Wisconsin Dells!

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. Member and Company License number rosters have been added to assist members with the new TRID regulations!
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. Don't forget to bring a calculator!


Optional Lunch:

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

Wednesday, October 28th
7-Hour National USPAP 2016-2017 Update
C.W. Wilson
REALTOR® member:  $125 til 10-6, $135 til 110-20, $155 after 10-20
Non-Member:  $135 til 10-6, $145 til 10-20, $165 after 10-20
Appraisal Section Member: $115 til 10-6, $125 til 10-20, $145 after 10-20

An optional hot lunch will be offered at both classes.  Please RSVP to RANW by noon the day prior ~ cost is $10.00 and you can pay at the door.


Need a Closing Gift? Homeowner's Records Portfolios Will Do The Trick!

Give a gift that offers peace of mind. In the event your client should suffer damage, theft or loss of home, the home portfolio will contain all of the important information they need to rebuild their lives. Each padded binder includes:
- A congratulatory letter - just sign your name - envelopes to store property records
- An inventory checklist of household contents - vinyl magnets for emergency numbers
- Plastic business card sleeves on inside & outside covers
- Easy to follow instructions for organizing important documents Quantity pricing discounts available. Only $21.95 plus tax.



Events At a Squint
Residential CE 1 & 2
WCR Meeting & Luncheon
Residential CE 3 & 4
WCR Meeting
Fdl Holiday Party Meeting
Residential CE B & C
Appraiser CE
Neighborhood Outreach
WCR Special Event
ABR Class
ABR Class
Appraiser CE
NAR Convention
WCR Meeting & Luncheon
Commercial Council
RANW Closed for Holiday
RANW Closed for Holiday
New Member Orientation
WCR Meeting
RANW Closed for Holiday
RANW Closed for Holiday
RANW Closed for Holiday

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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