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Volume 23, Issue 2 — february 2016  
Realtor News   |   Education   |   Events   |   Government Affairs  |   MLS  |   Membership  |   Appraiser  |   Commercial 

Top Stories

NEW - RANW Offers Winter CE Classes in Seymour!

2016 Forms Update

REALTOR & Government Day ~ Wednesday, March 11th

Appraisal Conference 2016 ~ February 23-24, Ho-Chunk Gaming

RPR Commercial Offers Upcoming Webinars

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NEW - RANW Offers Winter CE Classes in Seymour!

RANW will offer a full series of Residential Continuing Education in Seymour in February. Please see the flyer below for details regarding an optional lunch to be offered each day.

Tuesday, February 9th 
Tuesday, February 16th
Tuesday, February 23rd

CE 3 & 4
A & C
CE 1 & 2



For details and a registration flyer,
click here.

2016 Forms Update

The REEB recently revised the following one-page forms:
~ 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
The intention of the revisions is to make the forms clearer and easier for licensees to use. The REEB simplified these forms to the greatest extent possible and provided more blank lines for the insertion of provisions. The mandatory use date for these new forms was January 1, 2016.
Watch the videos reviewing the updates at

2016 Code of Ethics Available

The updated 2016 Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice is now available here.


Upcoming Classes

March 3-4

SRS Designation Course - Two-Day 
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. both days
Location: Madison=live classroom / Webcast: Appleton, Eau Claire, Mosinee & Woodruff
Instructor: Adorna Carroll, ABRM, SRS, CRB, CRETS, RENE, CIPS, SRES, SFR, GRI, ePRO
Register here
March 29-30

CRS 201 2-day Course: Listing Strategies for the Residential Specialist 
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  .  Madison
Location: Madison=live classroom / Webcast: Appleton, Eau Claire, Mosinee & Woodruff
Instructor: Mike Parker, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES
Register here

April 20-21

Power Negotiator's Playbook
April 20th ~ 8:30 a.m - 4:30 p.m.
Note: Course 1 must be taken prior to Course 2
Register here

Advanced Field Negotiations
April 21st ~ 8:30 a.m - 4:30 p.m.
Note: Course 1 must be taken prior to Course 2
Location: Madison=live classroom / Webcast: Appleton and Eau Claire
Instructor: Darren Kittleson, RENE, CRB, SRS 
Register here 

May 6

Pricing Strategies: Mastering the CMA
8:30 a.m - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Madison=live classroom / Webcast: Appleton and Eau Claire
Instructor:  Lynn Madison, ABR, BPOR, SFR, SRS
Register here 

Online Pricing Strategies Advisor (PSA) Certification Program Available

NAR is now offering a Pricing Strategies Advisor (PSA) certification available entirely online, reflecting growing demand for expert property assessment and increased interest in online learning courses. The certification's release coincides with the launch of a new online platform called the Center for REALTOR® Development, which is devoted to lifelong learning, career advancement and specialized credentials.


FV Chapter of Women's Council of REALTORS ~ Thur, Feb 11th


Thursday, February 11th
11:30 am - 1 pm
REALTORS® Association ~ W6124 Aerotech Dr, Appleton
"REALTOR® Safety"
$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.

New RPR National Webinars for 2016

With enhancements continually added to the RPR Platform, the national webinar series is often refreshed and re-bundled. During 2016, REALTORS® will notice the RPR training calendar has many newly redesigned courses, including: Tools and Tips for a Winning Listing Presentation With RPR®, Secrets from the Pros: Tips for Growing Leads and Increasing ROI with RPR®, Using RPR® to Reach and Retain Clients at Your Next Open House, Using RPR® to Ensure a Successful Buyer’s Tour, Seven Things New Users Want to Know About RPR®, and Making the Most of Your RPR Reports®. Visit RPR’s blog for the full suite of national webinars.

Government Affairs

REALTOR & Government Day - Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Please mark your calendars for the 2016 REALTOR® & Government Day - Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at the Monona Terrace and Convention Center in Madison from 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm.

Registration will again be free and opened on January 4, 2016.

Thank You to all 2015 Direct Giver and RPAC Contributors!

Not only were we able to exceed our fundraising goal for 2015, but for the first time in many years, we were able to meet our participation goal of 40%. Slowly, but surely we are moving closer to having each member financially support the association's advocacy efforts and help elect and reelect candidates who support the real estate industry and private property rights.
The RANW Government Affairs Committee and the RANW Board of Directors, sincerely thank every single person who gave what they could either to RPAC or to the DirectGiver Program. Although we are not able to list all members who so generously support the RPAC program, every single dollar counts!
A special thank you is also extended to the 2015 Government Affairs Committee Chair: Jane Chariton and the entire Government Affairs Committee. If you have any questions regarding RPAC or Direct Giver, or if you would like to become involved in the Association, please contact Jennifer Sunstrom, RANW Government Affairs Director at jsunstrom@ranw.org or (920)739-9108.

Jack Drzewiecki

Pat Kaster

Jerry Lyons


Andy Beiser 
Phil Hilgenberg
Charlene Maurer
Dennis Schwab

Otto Bytof
Terry Hilgenberg
K.C. Maurer
Michael Sewell

Dawn Christensen
Jeff Jones
Chuck Peeters
Scott Swick

Stacey Hennessey
Ben Lyons
Jeff Petersen
Brittany Voigt

Jill Hendricks

Tim Besaw
Mike Kunesh

Diane Campshure
Rick Skogg

Greg Dallaire

Caleb Hayes

John Koeller

Jeff Beck

Terry Bomier

Tina Bunker


Dennis Biggar
Linda Freudenthal
Gerry O'Connor
Jim Seefeldt
Karl Volkman

Guy Bytof
Taylor Hansen
Anne Paulus
Jim Smith
Dave Wilda

Marg Chapman
Candace Kriner
Scott Salan
Judd Stevenson
Jim Zierden

Jill Dickson
Barb Laib
Paul Schmidt
Kris Villars


Amy Alexander
Mike Christianson
Tina Dettman-Bielefeldt
Keith Garot
Sue Hietpas
Jim Liesner
Lori Muller
Paul Redemann
Sara Schnell
David Spanbauer
Jerry Wendland
Amy Williams

Susan Bolen
John Coughlin
Jack Doemel
Karen Genett
Jim Kamke
Kevin Loosen
Julie Nikolaou
John Riesterer
Lynn Schwarm
Jennifer Sunstrom
Jean Werth
Sue Wollersheim

Bonnie Brandenburg
Kathy Curren
Louise Dreier
Debbie Gritt
Pat Klapperich
Ron Malueg
Gail Popp
Dennis Rockow
Betsy Shrift
Mari Timm-Reichel
Cindy Weyenberg

Jane Chariton
Richard De Kleyn
Sharon Druckrey
Rebecca Hack
Barb Knickel
Deborah Meacham
Christine Ratchman
Tom Rooney
Walt Sinisi
Jim Van Gheem
Pete Weyenberg

RPAC Office Participation Awards - 2015

In an effort to increase the percentage of members who contribute to either RPAC or Direct Giver, the Association is asking brokers to help highlight advocacy and other legislative activity; educating agents about RPAC and why it is so important to their business; setting an example of giving.  These efforts by brokers play a critical role in the overall success of the Association as a whole.
Therefore, RANW and the Government Affairs Committee have established a new recognition program for offices that meet the following participation levels in their individual offices:

Extra Large Office
Large Office
Medium Office
Small Office

26 - 50
11 - 25
5 - 10


The following offices met their required participation level in each of the 4 office categories in 2015 and will be receiving an award at the 2016 RANW annual meeting.

Extra Large Offices
CB The Real Estate Group, Green Bay
Keller Williams Realty - Green Bay
Keller Williams Fox Cities
44.0% participation from 121 agents
43.5% participation from 85 agents
46.0% participation from 52 agents

Large Offices
Century 21 Ace Realty
RE/MAX 24/7 Real Estate
52% participation from 48 agents
74% participation from 31 agents

Medium Offices
Beiser Realty, LLC
Exit Elite Realty
First Weber, Inc. - Appleton
First Weber, Inc. - Berlin
92.5% participation from 13 agents
74.0% participation from 19 agents
65.0% participation from 20 agents
64.0% participation from 11 agents

Small Offices

Coldwell Banker Hilgenberg
W.E. Smith Realty
The Premier Group of Oshkosh
80.0% participation from 10 agents
83.0% participation from 6 agents
80.0% participation from 5 agents

RANW's membership is made up of many, many smaller offices with 1, 2, 3, and 4 REALTORS® who regularly contribute to RPAC and Direct Giver. We sincerely thank you for your support. We couldn't do what we do without you!

If you would like more information on how you can help to increase the participation level in your office, please contact Jennifer Sunstrom at
jsunstrom@ranw.org or call 920.739.9108.


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
~ Intermediate InnoVia
~ Search Techniques Refresher
~ Listing Maintenance
Class descriptions can be found here

Choosing Your Search Areas

InnoVia offers members many different ways to choose the geographic areas that best meet the requests of their buyers when setting up searches and prospecting.
Members can choose to search by County, Municipality and/or School District - These fields are built as a "drill down" - if a member selects a County, the Municipality field will narrow to only show municipalities in that County; if a Municipality is selected, the School Code field narrows down the same way!
If a member uses the Municipality field to select the Cities of Appleton, De Pere, Fond du Lac, Green Bay or Oshkosh, a Municipal Sub-Area field opens below the Municipality field wherein members can choose the section of that City for their search.
DRILL-DOWN County, Municipality, School District   

MUNICIPAL SUB-AREAS (Appleton, DePere, Fond du Lac, Green Bay, Oshkosh)

Members can use a Map-Based Search to draw in their search areas on a map. InnoVia's drawing tools offer multiple options, including a very customizable polygon, plus drag-and-drop circles and rectangle. Do you want to search for listings around a specific address? There's a drawing tool for that as well.

Members can even create templates of search criteria - whether it's a mapped area or municipalities commonly searched together - and save their custom search templates for use any time.

Reminder:  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.

Please familiarize yourself with these important tools!  Remember, MLS areas will be discontinued this spring.

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. 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


AmeriSpec Inspection Service
Hinkens Home Appraisals
N.E.W. Discount Realty
Partner's Inspection

Affiliate Home Inspector
Affiliate Home Inspector

Little Chute
Green Bay

Supra Help Topics

There are many helpful documents and videos that are available on the Supra website. You may directly access the Help page by clicking here. Help Topics can also be seen on the Supra eKEY app for eKEY users. Swipe to the second page of the app and click on Help.

SupraWeb - Set It Up!

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:
Supra WebGuide - Agents
Supra WebGuide - Brokers
SupraWeb Login & Keybox Assignment
Mobile SupraWeb

Annual Lockbox Audit Coming

The Annual Lockbox Audit is fast approaching. Now is the time to verify that your lockboxes are in good working order and all accounted for. MLS will be emailing Audits out on February 1st to Designated REALTORS®. All audits will need to be received back to MLS by April 1st to avoid any non-compliance fees. Please contact Angela aschilling@ranw.org or Mindy msnell@ranw.org.


RANW Membership Changes

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

Congratulations on Your Retirement!

RANW congratulates the following RANW members on their recent retirement:
~Bill Radue, Broker/Owner of Radue Realty, Denmark
~Dick Vogels, REALTOR® Emeritus, Vogels Buckman Appraisal Group, Green Bay
~Bud Witte, REALTOR® Emeritus, Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group, Green Bay

Sincere Condolences

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

Elizabeth Augustyn in the recent passing of her mother.  Elizabeth is a REALTOR® with RE/MAX Heritage in Fond du Lac.
Scott De Witt
 in the recent passing of his father.  Scott is Broker/Owner of DeWitt Londre, LLC in Appleton.

Jason Haasch in the recent passing of his father.  Jason is an Affiliate member and owner of Top To Bottom Inspections in Green Bay.

Congratulations Educational Designees and Scholarship Recipients!

2015 Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR) Designees

Amy Alexander
Amanda Lauer
Debbie Seidl

Mary Dallman
Vicki Olson
Jessica Voss

Sue Frost
Laura Rabas

Aaron Korger
Michelle Ruebl

2015 Certificed Residential Specialist (CRS) Designees

LuAnn Butkiewicz

Mike Christianson

Jane Glassco

Donna Hobscheid

2015 Graduate REALTORS Institute (GRI) Designees

LuAnn Butkiewicz
Lisa Kerrigan   
Lisa Ripley   

Christine Degen
Colette Klapperich
Scott Salan

John Gedemer
Lisa Klarner
Shawn Thorne

Gary Kaster
Lisa Parkos
Joe Udoni

2015 Performance Management Network (PMN) Designee
Lori Muller

2015 Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) Designees

Sharon Duerr

Annette Hetrick

Heather LaFreniere

Kim Marty

Graduate REALTORS Institute (GRI) Scholarship Recipients

Dylan Diersen

Alyson Peters

Adam Turiff

Heidi Werbelow

REALTOR® Children Foundation Recipients

Connor Behm - son of Cindy Behm

Catlyn Dzioba - daughter of Charlene Maurer

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.


Appraisal Conference 2016 ~ February 23-24, Ho-Chunk Gaming

Join Wisconsin-wide fellow appraisers to complete CE and pick up new skills for the industry. You'll enjoy networking opportunities while listening and learning from the appraisal industry's top experts. And relax! … you won't face the pressure of quizzes and exams at the Appraisal Conference! Click here for details.


RPR Commercial Offers Upcoming Webinars

The RPR Commercial website has lots of great information and tools for both commercial practitioners and residential/commercial REALTORS®. Click here to view a list of upcoming webinars.

RANW Commercial Council Meeting ~ Tuesday, February 9th

The next meeting of the RANW Commercial Council will be Tuesday, February 9th from 12:00-1:30 pm at the RANW office. We will be hosting a webinar with Chloe Hecht - Associate Counsel for the National Association of REALTORS® who will be giving us a legal update on issues pertaining to copyright infringement and Safe Harbor protections. Plagiarism and Copyright Infringement - Wisconsin REALTORS® Association www.wra.org.  Please RSVP to Jennifer Sunstrom if you will be attending.



Events At a Squint
RPAC Broadcast Training
T-Rats Meeting
CE 3 & 4
Commercial Council
WCR Meeting
CE A & C
WCR Meeting
CE 1 & 2 
SRS Course
SRC Course
New Member Orientation
REALTOR & Govt Day
WCR Meeting
CRS 201 Course
CRS 201 Course
April=Fair Housing Month
Power Negotiator Course
Power Negotiator Course

2016 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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