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Volume 23, Issue 8 — august 2016  
Realtor News   |   Education   |   Events   |   Government Affairs  |   MLS  |   Membership  |   Appraiser  |   Commercial 

Top Stories

Additional Forms Updates Effective July 1st, 2016

Nominations for RANW "Excellence in Professionalism" Awards Due by Aug 8th

NAR Ethics Training Deadline ~ Fulfill Your Ethics Obligation by 12-31-16

Fall CE Offered at RANW in October! Fulfill Your Ethics Requirement with Course 4!

Oshkosh Golf Outing Returns! Thursday, Sept. 22nd

Election Primaries - Tuesday, August 9th

MLS Changes MLS Vendors in January

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Additional Forms Updates Effective July 1st, 2016

More information can be found on the WRA Forms Update Resource page.  Along with these updated forms are the revised and updated agency disclosure forms.  The language for these forms was also modified by the new legislation. This includes:
~ WRA-BDCU Disclosure to Customers
~ WRA-BDNC Disclosure to Non-Residential Customers
~ WRA-BDCL Disclosure to Clients
Look for further information, including pointers for using the new Disclosure to Clients to update listing contracts and buyer agency agreements that contain the old language here.

Landlord/Tenant Forms
Due to the recent legislation in 2015 Act 176 that modified landlord/tenant law effective March 2, 2016, many WRA forms were refreshed and updated. These include:
~ WRA-5DRV Five Day Notice - Remedy Default or Vacate Premises
~ WRA-5DVN Five Day Notice to Vacate - Nuisance or Threat of Harm
~ WRA-14DN Fourteen Day Terminating Tenancy
~ WRA-28DN Twenty Eight Day Notice Terminating Tenancy (month-to-month)
~ WRA-30DN Thirty Day Notice for Leases of More Than One Year
~ WRA-NRL Residential Lease (includes rules prohibiting criminal activity)
~ WRA-COSD Check-Out Report/Security Deposit Withholding (enhanced instructions and usage pointers)
~ WRA-5DCA Five Day Notice to Vacate - Criminal Activity - New form

To learn more about this legislation and the changes, read the February 2016 Legal Update, "Landlord/Tenant Legislation for 2016," at 

Click here for the RANW Price List/Order Form.

2016 REALTORS® Conference & Expo ~ Nov 4-7 in Orlando

Educate, innovate, celebrate! 2016 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, Nov 4-7 in Orlando. This year's theme is "Educate. Innovate. Celebrate!", and, indeed, the event will help REALTORS® get educated on future market trends and provide them the chance to test out all the new innovations changing real estate, as well as celebrate the industry. Click here for registration information.

Nominations for RANW "Excellence in Professionalism" Awards Due by Aug 8th

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 our local Association this year through RANW committee work or leadership and community involvement (state or national achievements -- optional), please nominate them for an award by contacting Marg at mchapman@ranw.org.  Nominations due by Monday, August 8th.

NAR Ethics Training Deadline ~ Fulfill Your Ethics Obligation by 12-31-16

Under NAR policy, all REALTORS® are required to complete 2.5 hours of quadrennial ethics training between 1-1-13 and 12-31-16.  If you do not fulfill your membership ethics requirement by 12-31-16, you will lose your REALTOR® membership and consequently your company's access to MLS if you are also an MLS Participant. 
ONLY qualified Continuing Education and New Member Orientation courses comply ~ see below:

Courses that DO Comply:
2015-16 Residential & Commercial CE Course 4 "Ethics & Fair Housing in Wisconsin" taught by:
~ *Laurel Stone School of Real Estate/Continuing Ed Express
~ *First Class Real Estate School/Continuing Ed Express
~ *Fox Valley Technical College
~ *Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
~ *Moraine Park Technical College
~ *McKissock.com
~ RANW's New Member Orientation (taken 1-1-13 though 12-31-16)
~ FREE NAR online Ethics Course ~ for new and existing REALTORS

*If you've taken your CE through anyone OTHER THAN RANW or WRA, you will need to mail or email a copy of the Course 4 completion certificate to Cheryl at

Bylaw Changes

RANW Bylaw and Membership Policy Amendment Approved by RANW Board of Directors July 22, 2016 - new language in bold and underline

Amendment to the Bylaws are approved by the following process:
Article XVI Section 1a: Upon approval of amendments by the Board of Directors, such changes shall be noticed to the membership. Within thirty (30) days from the date of publication, all amendments shall automatically go into effect provided no petition from the membership has been received. If a petition signed by five percent (5%) of the members eligible to vote is received by the Association within thirty (30) days from the date of publication, the amendment(s) in question shall be submitted to the members for a vote, either at a membership meeting, or for a ballot vote by mail, at the option of the Board of Directors. Article XVI Section 3:Amendments to these Bylaws which are mandated by the National Association of REALTORS® shall become effective upon their approval by the Board of Directors at any regular meeting of the Directors at which a quorum is present. 

Bylaws Article XI - Officers and Directors: Section 5 Election of Directors
(b) The election of Directors shall take place by the end of September October of each year, either by written ballot mailed at least (10) days in advance of September 30th October 31st to members eligible to vote, or on date of the annual meeting in September or October at a time and location to be determined by the Board of Directors. If held at the annual meeting, shall be by voice or hand vote, or by ballot if there is more than one nomination per Director position to be filled. All votes shall be cast in person. Any ballot shall contain the names of all candidates and the offices for which they are nominated.


Fall CE Offered at RANW in October! Fulfill Your Ethics Requirement with Course 4!

RANW will offer a full series of Residential Continuing Education in Appleton and Green Bay in October. 2016 is the last year to completed NAR's mandated Ethics training to maintain REALTOR® membership AND December 14th is the deadline to renew any real estate licenses with the DSPS.

Tuesday, October 4th
Thursday, October 6th 
Tuesday, October 11th
Thursday, October 13th
Tuesday, October 18th
Thursday, October 20th

CE Course 1 and 2
CE Course 1 and 2
CE Course 3 and 4
CE Course 3 and 4
CE Elective A and C
CE Elective A and C

Tundra Lodge
Tundra Lodge
Tundra Lodge

Green Bay
Green Bay
Green Bay

For details and a registration flyer,
click here.

Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)- 2-Day Webcast, Oct 27-28th at RANW

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.

October 27-28, 2016
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
RANW, W6124 Aerotech Dr, Appleton
Ms. Bonnie J. Dixon, ABR, BPOR, CRB, CRS, GRI
REALTOR® member $270
www.wra.org or 800-279-1972

Introducing the RPR / zipForm® Integration

RPR's newest integration offers another time saving benefit for REALTORS® challenged by moving from one platform to another when creating sales forms. REALTORS® who use zipForm® can now go directly from RPR's Property Details page to zipForm®, and vice versa. This integration allows select public record data fields from RPR to flow directly into the forms REALTORS® use in zipForm®. Read more about this new integration on the RPR blog.


Oshkosh Golf Outing Returns! Thursday, Sept. 22nd

The Oshkosh Golf Outing is back and has been scheduled for Thursday, September 22nd.
Tee Off:
Thursday, September 22nd
Utica Golf Course, 2230 Knott Rd, Oshkosh
11:00 - 11:45 am
12:00 pm
For details on golf and sponsorships, please contact Mike Hrnak (920-379-4959) or Jeff Beck (920-642-3600).

Win a Free Pass to WRA's Annual Convention ~ September 13-14th 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

WRA Convention ~ September 13-14th, 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 "Waves of Opportunity" 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.

Thank You Green Bay Golfers and Sponsors!

Thank you to all the golfers and sponsors for making this outing great!

Hole 1:
Hole 2:
Hole 3:
Hole 4:
Hole 5:
Hole 6:
Hole 7:
Hole 8:
Hole 9:
Hole 10:

Liberty Title & Abstract                 
BMO Harris Bank                 
Nicolet National Bank                       
Cornerstone Mortgage                
Evans Title
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage           Denmark State Bank                     
Greenstone Farm Credit               
Marine Credit Union
Title Trends

Hole 11:
Hole 12:
Hole 13:
Hole 14:
Hole 15:
Hole 16:
Hole 17:
Hole 18:
Hole 19:

Universal Home Protection                      
Sun West Mortgage Company                  
Gowey Abstract & Title                               
inlanta Mortgage                   
A-Max Home Inspections                           
Knight-Barry Title                                         
Green Bay Press Gazette
Finance of America Mortgage                         Bank Mutual

Driving Range: Finance of America Mortgage
Breakfast:        Pillar to Post
Lunch:             Associated Bank
Beverages:      Bay Title & Abstract

Women's Council of REALTORS Fox Valley ~ Thursday, Aug 11th


Thursday, August 11th
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Grand Meridian, Appleton
Social Media Q & A

$15 members, $17 guests
Barbara Laib 920-585-5400; Charlie Gehrke 920-858-0454 or wcrfoxvalley@gmail.com

Visit our Facebook page

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

Questions? Please call the President of the Local Chapter at 920-585-5400.

Government Affairs

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, candidates need your financial help now, so it helps to get your 2016 money in your accounts now... Also, candidates are currently trying to raise money NOW, for the fall elections and they really could use support from your Direct Giver account.
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 RANW at 920.739.9108 and she will call in your information to WRA.

WRA Convention Auction - Your Help is Needed!

As you may know, the WRA will hold its first ever online RPAC auction at the state convention, and they need your help gather auction items! The goal is to have 40 to 50 items available for this auction by late August, so WRA can include them in their marketing plan prior to the convention which is September 12-14th.
If you are willing and able to help generate items for this fundraiser, here's the
flyer for this event. With your help, this can be a really fun new addition to the state convention!

Election Primaries - Tuesday, August 9th

Don't forget to vote in the Primary Elections to determine who will be on the ballot this November.
Since this is a Partisan Primary, you can vote in only one political party which you can declare on the ballot but you still have to vote for the individual candidates on the ballot. Filling in the oval next to your party choice protects your votes in case you accidentally cast a vote for someone in another party,
~ If you choose a party, votes cast in that party will be counted. Votes cast in any other party will not be counted
~ If you do not choose a party, and you vote in more than one party, no votes will be counted.
Photo ID is required.
Absentee voting is underway for the primary. August 4th at 5 pm is the last day for electors to request absentee ballots by mail for the Partisan Primary and August 5th at 5 pm is the last day electors can vote absentee in the Clerk's Office.
August 5th at 5 pm is the last day to register in person at the Clerk's Office to vote at the Partisan Primary.
For a list of candidates visit:
Wisconsin Vote


MLS Training Class Schedule

You can access the MLS Training Schedule by clicking herePlease call RANW to register for one of our classes including:
~ MLS: The Basics
~ Prospect Manager/Buyer Match
~ Listing Maintenance
Class descriptions can be found here.

MLS Changes MLS Vendors in January

RANW MLS is excited to continue work efforts on the new MLS System. Implementation is expected to be in January of 2017. The new System is Paragon from Black Knight MLS Solutions, the same system used by one of our WIREX partners, South Central (Madison) MLS, as well as Central WI MLS. Watch ranw.org and special MLS monthly newsletters for future updates. To view the August Member Update video, please click here.
Questions? If you have any questions on any of the coming changes, or if MLS can offer other assistance, please email or contact us at 920.707.9900, or 920.494.8010.

"RPR Mobile App for Smartphones" Webinar~ Mon., August 15th

RANW will be hosting an "RPR Mobile App for Smartphones" webinar on Monday, August 15th at 1 p.m.
RPR Mobile delivers RPR's vast repository of property information and tools anytime, anyplace, to any iPhone or Android phone. Use your phone's location to instantly view any property nearby, or search for properties to find listing, sales, valuation, assessment, deed, foreclosure, school, photos, maps, and market trend informationcreate, customize, view, save, and send RPR reports with your added photos, audio, and text notes. Download today at the App Store or Google Play, and join us for this comprehensive review of all the powerful features of this great REALTOR-only tool!
Click here to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Uploading PDF Documents: Use Individual Labels

MLS has received numerous requests that we remind members to upload their PDF documents under the individual labels, not as one large PDF file under one Miscellaneous or Custom label. Having the documents listed individually allows a viewing member to access the information they need quickly and easily, without having to scroll through in some instances 30-40 pages. If members do want one file that combines all of the PDF documents into one for easy printing or saving, they can use the View All Public Documents link to create that file automatically.

Minimum Photo Size Changing on September 1, 2016 - Why Important

MLS has recommended a minimum pixel size of 1024x768 for all listing photos. On September 1, that recommendation will become a requirement. If members attempt to upload or clone a photo that is smaller than the minimum 1024x768, an error message will appear on the screen. This increase in size is needed to support the high-resolution gallery images, and will also allow a clearer image to be shared in IDX, in WIREX, and in data feeds. Listing photos will still need to be in .JPG format, and under 8Mb in file size.

Village of Fox Crossing - Update Listings

As you are aware part of the Town of Menasha has changed to the new Village of Fox Crossing. Please see the link to the shared website of Town of Menasha and Village of Fox Crossing, and also a link that has the new Village documents and the map. 
The west side of the Town of Menasha has already changed and the east side will be changed-decided this fall. The property school districts, the mailing city and zips, will stay the same, which are Neenah, Menasha and Appleton. Only the legal location of the property, which is the taxing municipality has changed.
Due to the change in the taxing municipality, if your listing falls into that section, this means that the Taxing Municipality will need to be changed in MLS on your listings. Please do this as soon as possible on your active or pending listings. You may do this yourself via Listing Maintenance in InnoVia or submit a Status Form to MLS indicating the change. If you are making the correction yourself in Listing Maintenance, please note that after selecting Village of Fox Crossing as the Municipality, you must tab into the School District field and select/re-select the School District. Upon saving the change, the listing must be re-mapped as changing an address field will remove the "manually mapped" code.
If you have recent sold listings from this area, updating of these will also benefit all members.

MLS Stats

Don't forget - "MLS Stats" are available to MLS members - the program 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. Check the 2015 year end for the entire MLS or specific municipalities.

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


First Rate Home Inspections
TCK Home Inspection LLC

Affiliate Home Inspector
Affiliate Home Inspector


Set up Your SupraWEB Account and Save Time & Money!!

If you haven't set up SupraWEB you should. It takes a little more than a minute to set up and can save you time & money down the road. When a shackle is released with an eKEY you have the ability to assign an address & MLS # right there on the spot. Now you know where your lockboxes are! Having SupraWEB set up has many useful features that can help streamline lockbox assignment, tracking, and much more.
Brokers ~ SupraWEB allows Brokers to view lockbox inventory reports, view lockbox activity reports, and view key activity reports for your entire office.
Agents & Brokers
~ 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.
Supra WebGuide - Agents
Supra WebGuide - Brokers
SupraWeb Login & Keybox Assignment
Mobile SupraWeb


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:
~ Maynard Geier in the his recent passing. Maynard was a long-time REALTOR® most recently with Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group in Green Bay until his retirement last year.

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.



Events At a Squint
MLS Work Group
EPA Nomination Deadline
WCR Event
MLS Special Workgroup
WCR Meeting
RANW Closed for Holiday
New Member Orientation
WRA Annual Convention
WRA Annual Convention
RPR Mobile App Webinar
WCR Meeting
Oshkosh Golf Outing
RPAC Fundraiser
CE 1 & 2 - App
CE 1 & 2 - GB
CE 3 & 4 - App
CE 3 & 4 - GB
CE A & C - FV
CE A & c - GB

2016 RANW
Board of Directors

Scott Swick

President - Elect
Michael Kunesh

Jim Smith

Past - President
Mari Timm-Reichel

Executive Vice President
Margery Chapman

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

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