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Volume 23, Issue 7 — july 2016  
Realtor News   |   Education   |   Events   |   Government Affairs  |   MLS  |   Membership  |   Appraiser  |   Commercial 

Top Stories

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

Forms Updates Effective July 1st, 2016

Realtor.com Partner ListHub Offers Live Seminar at RANW ~ Tuesday, July 26th

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

RANW Golf Outings - See Early Bird Rate Deadlines!

MLS Changes MLS Vendors in January

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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

Forms Updates Effective July 1st, 2016

The WB-1 Residential Listing Contract and the WB-42 Amendment to Listing Contract have been updated by the Real Estate Examining Board of the Department of Safety and Professional Services. The updated WB-1 and updated WB-42 have mandatory use dates of July 1, 2016. However, these forms are unusual because they have no optional use date.
The Disclosure to Clients form will be used to update listings and other agency agreements that will have incorrect disclosure language starting July 1 until they are updated by the REEB. Beginning July 1, all such forms appearing in zipForm will have the old language lined out and will automatically appear together with the new Disclosure to Clients.
For the instructions for making this modification when using paper forms:
click here. To view the whole story, please click here.

Congratulations, Mike Kunesh, RANW President-Elect

The 2016 Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Mike Kunesh, broker of The Commercial Place in Appleton and Place Perfect Realty in Green Bay has been elected President-Elect of RANW for 2016. As an officer, will also serve on the Executive Committee. Mike will assume the office of President on January 1, 2017. Our thanks to Mike for his willingness to serve in this leadership role!


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.

Realtor.com Partner ListHub Offers Live Seminar at RANW ~ Tuesday, July 26th

Join ListHub and the REALTORS® Association of Northeast Wisconsin MLS, Inc. for a free, one-hour seminar on Tuesday, July 26th, at the RANW Office, to learn about the latest trends in online marketing and the enhancements available to help you communicate more effectively with clients and convert more leads. PLUS, attendees have the chance to win a $250 Visa Gift Card! 
Highlights include:
~ Review of the free features available in the ListHub dashboard to help you take control of your online marketing
~ Simple time-saving tools to win listings and get referrals
~ Manage and respond to leads even faster, all from your mobile device
~ Auto-email reports you can utilize to engage clients and demonstrate the value only a real estate professional can provide

Register for the 9:30 am class, click here.
Register for the 11:00 am class, click here.

Sign Up for ZipLogix™ Training Webinars Today - Get the Most Out of ZipForm Plus

Here are upcoming webinar training courses for July:
~ Transaction Management made easy, NAR & zipLogix™
~ Learn simple Paperless Transaction processes with zipForm® Plus
~ Learn to E-sign with zipLogix Digital Ink®
~ Time-saving TouchSign® features with zipForm® Mobile Register today and get the most from your zipLogix™ products.
To view all upcoming courses dates
click here. For those that cannot attend the live courses, zipLogix™ also has On-Demand training to view at your convenience.

Link Your RPR Account to zipForms

REALTORS® using zipForm® can now link their RPR account with their zipForm® account. This integration then allows for select public records data fields from RPR to flow directly into a new zipForm® transaction. Likewise, REALTORS® can access RPR directly from their zipForm® account. In addition, this latest version of RPR includes a new Help Widget that makes accessing customer support articles from within RPR seamless. To learn more about all of the new RPR updates, visit the RPR customer support site.


RANW Golf Outings

Green Bay Outing

Fox Valley Outing
Tuesday,   July 12th              

Tuesday,   August 2nd

Royal St. Patrick's GC

Royal St. Patrick's GC

Click here for a registration flyer.  The Oshkosh and Fond du Lac market ares are considering outings.

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.

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

Timber Rattler Game/Fundraiser, Thursday June 9th Was A Huge Success!

The RANW Make-A-Wish Fundraiser at the Timber Rattlers Game on June 9th was SOLD OUT thanks to the generous sponsors, the committee and the 750+ people who attended the event! Thank you to all for your support!

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors
Evans Title Companies
Finance of America

Gold Sponsors
Brian's Home Inspection
Knight-Barry Title - FV & Waup
Nicolet National Bank
U.S. Bank Home Mortgage

Silver Sponsors
A-Max Home Inspections
Associated Bank
Assurance Title
BMO Harris Bank
Closing & Title Service
Cornerstone Mortgage
Executive Mortgage
Green Bay Press Gazette
Guardian Home Inspections

Home Ex - The Home Examiner
Inlanta Mortgage
Johnson Bank
Liberty Title & Abstract
Marine Credit Union
Marketplace Home Mortgage
Midwest Title Group
MK & Associates

Schmitt Title, LLC
Stewart Title Group
Town & Country Title
Valley Title Services
Waterstone Mortgage
WCR - Fox Valley
Wells Fargo - GB
Westbury Bank

Women's Council of REALTORS Fox Valley ~ Summer Beach Party, July 20th


 Wednesday, July 20th
4 pm to ???

Waverly Beach on Lake Winnebago, Menasha
Summer Beach Party ~ kick off your shoes, put your toes in the sand, grab a cocktail and RELAX! You've been working hard you deserve it!
Cash bar ~ check out Waverly Beach's Wednesday specials

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!

June-August is RANW's official Direct Giver fundraising season. Although you can contribute to Direct Giver anytime during the year, we try to wrap up contributions BEFORE fall which starts RPAC fundraising season. 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.


MLS Changes MLS Vendors in January

As we announced earlier this year and updated last month, RANW MLS will be implementing a new MLS System in January of next year. 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. Here are a few highlights -- Updates will follow as we move forward.

Data Conversion: A member Work Group has been working with staff on the design of the new Paragon System, coordinating it with the standardization of the shared database for WIREX. These two projects will be integrated in the rollout of Paragon. From InnoVia, MLS plans to convert Current Listings and History, Associated Documents, Listing Photos, Virtual Tours, Open House/Tour Info, User info and Photos. We will also convert as much Prospect and Contact information as we can. Paragon will not be able to convert Saved Searches, Hotsheets, and CMAs.

Testing and Review: Testing will be done by the Paragon Team and MLS Work Group to ensure the database is converted properly, but your help will be important too. During the testing periods planned for late fall, we will run our current InnoVia system parallel to the new Paragon system. It will be very important when MLS sends the company special notices regarding your listings that you have a review process in place so you can respond timely. For companies, the conversion will also affect your RETS data feeds set up with RANW MLS. Communication will be going out to you -- and to your vendors -- to keep you in the loop so that you'll know what to expect for changes to your data feeds.

Training and Support: Paragon Trainers will offer live in-person Essentials of Paragon training in January at RANW and at several offsite locations beginning January 9th. Advanced training will follow in the first part of February. Recorded videos of the training will also be available online, along with webinars covering Paragon Essentials. Paragon's training offerings are amazing, including videos, user guides, and regular webinars; RANW will also offer in-person training ongoing as needed.

Extended Support - New: Paragon will offer direct support to members during regular daytime hours (along with RANW MLS support), and evenings and weekends.

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.

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.

Lockbox Program

eKEY Helpful Hints

In an attempt to help members be more at ease with the eKEY we have put together a page of helpful hints. There is also a FAQ list that Supra had forwarded on to us. Please review the links below and feel free to contact MLS or Supra if you have any questions.
eKEY Helpful Hints    
eKEY fob tips and FAQ

Is Your eKEY Fob Slowing You Down?

Follow the instructions below to give it a little housecleaning:
If your fob is smooth on back, simply taking the batteries out and putting them back will reset the fob. If your of fob has 3 bumps on the back, you can follow the instructions below to reset.
Instructions to reset fob:
1. Open the BT on your phone and unpair or forget device with your fob. (if you haven’t renamed, it will say “Supra” with some additional numbers and/or letters)
2. Turn off your BT, then power down your phone.
3. On your fob; hold down the gray button until the green light begins to flash. Then press down 5 times quickly on the gray button. The green flash should stutter (flash very quickly) then turn off.
4. Turn your device back on and open the BT and turn that back on.
5. In your BT, find the fob (the green light will need to be flashing again) then pair device to fob.

Welcome to the Lockbox Program


Appraisal South
Kens Home Inspections

Affiliate Home Inspector



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:
~ Sue Lang in the recent passing of her brother Gary Haffeman.  Sue is a REALTOR® and Gary was a REALTOR® both with Adashun Jones, Inc. in Oshkosh.

Gail, Grant and Kelly Schwab in the recent passing of Dennis Schwab, Gail's husband and Grant and Kelly's father.  Dennis was Broker/Owner of First Weber Group in Oshkosh, a long-time REALTOR® and Past-President of the Oshkosh Realtors Association.

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
RANW Closed for Holiday
Green Bay Golf Outing
Listing Maintenance Trng
Home For Everyone Conf
Paragon Trng 24th-28th
WCR Meeting



Fox Valley Golf Outing
Fond du Lac Golf Outing
WCR Meeting
Direct Giver Dinner

WRA Convention
WRA Convention
Oshkosh Golf Outing

2017 RANW
Board of Directors

Michael Kunesh

Jim Smith

Scott Swick

Executive VP
Margery Chapman

Diane Campshure-Walczyk 
Debbie Gritt
Pat Kaster
Candace Kriner
Charlene Maurer
Mari Reichel
Michael Sewell
Judd Stevenson

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