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Volume 23, Issue 6 — june 2016  
Realtor News   |   Education   |   Events   |   Government Affairs  |   MLS  |   Membership  |   Appraiser  |   Commercial 

Top Stories

Mandatory New WB-01 & WB-42 Coming Soon

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!

RANW Golf Outings - See Early Bird Rate Deadlines!

Supra eKEY Apple and Android OS Updates

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RANW Make-A-Wish Timber Rattler Fundraiser SOLD OUT!

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

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

Mandatory New WB-01 & WB-42 Coming Soon

The WB-01 (Residential Listing Contract) and WB-42 (Amendment to the Listing Contract) are being revised. The new WB-01 will only have a mandatory use date of July 1st, no optional use date. They should be available on ZipForms June 30th and available for purchase through RANW mid-June. Please click here for the Legal Update full story.

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 email a copy of the Course 4 completion certificate to Cheryl at

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.


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.

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.


RANW Golf Outings - See Early Bird Rate Deadlines!

Green Bay

Fox Valley
Tuesday,   July 12th               Register by June 15th

Tuesday,   August 2nd
           Register by June 30th

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.

Women's Council of REALTORS Fox Valley Golf Outing ~ Tuesday, June 14th

Tuesday, June 14th
Registration:  9 a.m. , Shotgun:  9:30 a.m.
Westridge Golf Course, Neenah
9-Hole Best Ball Golf Scramble (2 putt max)
Silent Auction, Door Prizes and Raffle after golf
Teams:  $200 per foursome includes lunch
Call Lori Muller at 920-410-8805


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 - prepare for MLS Areas going away
~ Listing Maintenance
Class descriptions can be found here.

RANW MLS Optional Data Feed Service Offered to Company

Many of our member companies used to send their company listings to Zillow through List Hub until that agreement was terminated by the two parties. At the request of many member brokers, MLS reached an agreement with Zillow and will now be able to send company listings collectively to Zillow through MLS. This is an OPT-IN subscription service by each individual company. The MLS sent an informational email to all MLS Participants in mid-May. 
MLS Participants interested in subscribing to this service will need to fill out the RANW MLS Listing Syndication Service Agreement and submit to RANW MLS.

MLS Changes MLS Vendors in January

MLS is excited to confirm that we will change vendors and MLS software systems in January 2017. Our new vendor will be Black Knight MLS Solutions; the system will be Paragon. You may have read in industry news that Paragon has won Clareity Consulting's Top Honors in Customer Satisfaction for the last 4 years. Many of the changes to MLS outlined in this newsletter are in preparation for this very significant vendor change. Watch for details in the coming months about the transition process.

New! Year-Built Field Coming Soon

In preparation for some upcoming changes to the MLS database and program, a new Year-Built age field will be added to Listing Maintenance for Residential listings. This field will not appear on search screens or displays until 2017, but the MLS has chosen to begin accumulating data on our listings. All members will be able to add the Year-Built to their residential listings, either through Listing Maintenance, or by submitting a Status Sheet. Watch for more information to come!

REMINDER: Report Status Changes within 3 Business Days

RANW MLS would like to remind all members that status changes, including the Offer Status on Active listings as well as reporting Pending and eventually Closed statuses, must be reported to the MLS within three (3) business days of that status change per the RANW MLS Rules and Regulations.
Note:  Offers with Bump and Offers Without Bump, statuses show in MLS Innovia only.  Listings with Pending status are now showing in MLS AND public websites as mandated by NAR.  If you have questions, please contact the MLS.

MLS Basics Class & Listing Maintenance Training

Effective immediately, the MLS Basics class will no longer be a pre-requisite for a member to attend the Listing Maintenance training class. MLS Basics remains a prerequisite for taking the Prospect Manager/Buyer Match class, and is still very strongly recommended for all members.
For those members not attending MLS Basics, they should review all of the information available on the
RANW Submit a Listing page, as well as the training documentation available on InnoVia's Help Topics page under the headings "MLS Basics: Listing Submission" and "MLS Basics: The Basics of Using InnoVia". This, in addition to reviewing the MLS Rules and Regulations, will provide much of the information generally covered in the MLS Basics class.

MLS Areas Are Going Away

Programmers are working on the removal of MLS Area Numbers from the MLS. This field will be removed from data sheets, listing maintenance input screens, RETS and data feeds for use on your websites and will no longer be searchable.
For those members who have saved MLS Area numbers in Prospect Searches or Hotsheets, it is very important that the MLS number be replaced with another geographic search field such as County, Municipality, Municipal Sub-Area, School District, Zip Code and/or a Map-Based Search. Members can also set up saved searches with common parameters such as selected municipalities or mapped areas, and use those as templates for searching. Having this information saved in the system will make it very easy to retrieve and build on rather than having to enter the geographic area from scratch every time.
If you do not update your prospect records to use some other geographic selection field, the prospect record will not have any geographic search parameters, and your customers will receive listings from anywhere and everywhere in our MLS. ~ For general Search Criteria help, including how to use pick lists (County, Municipality, School District, Municipal Sub-Area), see our
How To Search document.
~ For additional information on the Drill Down tools used for County, Municipality and School District, see our Drill Down document.
~ For details on the Municipal Sub-Areas, which were designed to mimic some of the MLS Area Numbers, review this information here.
~ For instructions on how to Save and Retrieve Search Criteria, click here.
~ The best way to pinpoint locations for your client's searches is to use a Map-Based Search. Using the Polygon, Circle, and Rectangle drawing tools allow you to specify an exact area (or multiple areas on the same map) where properties will be located in your search results. Map-Based Searches can be used for any property type search, for Hotsheets, AND for Prospect Manager! Step-by-step instructions are found here. 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.

RPR Newsletter ~ Subscribe Today!

Did you know you can subscribe to the RPR newsletter and get access to all sorts of information?  Click here for the most recent newsletter and set it up in your preferences in your RPR account.

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


Silvertree Homes



iPhone 9.3.1 and eKEY Fob

Supra has received reports of some customers experiencing difficulties opening the iBox with an eKEY Fob using an iPhone 6/6S that has iOS 9.3.1. This issue appeared when iOS 9.3.1 was released and is affecting a small number of members.
If you are having difficulty opening the iBox with an eKEY Fob using an iPhone 6/6S that has iOS 9.3.1, or receive an error code 9A0D,
click here for steps to follow.

Supra eKEY Apple and Android OS Updates

Apple iOS 9.3.2
Apple recently released operating system iOS 9.3.2 for iPhones and iPads. Supra completed testing of the new iOS with the eKEY app and are happy to announce there are no issues.
Android 6.0.1
Android recently released operating system OS 6.0.1 for Android devices. With this release, the More option (…) no longer displays in the eKEY app or other apps. The More option allows access to additional menu options. To access these additional menu options with an Android device using OS 6.0.1, follow the instructions available here to turn on the
Assistant Menu.


RANW Membership Changes

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

Congratulations, 2016 REALTOR Emeritus Recipients!

RANW would like to congratulate the following REALTORS® recently granted the REALTOR® Emeritus designation from NAR for 40 years as a REALTOR® and service to the Association:
~ Sue Hamer, Shorewest, Realtors, Green Bay
~ Terry Hilgenberg, Coldwell Banker Hilgenberg Realtors, Shawano
~ Jim Seefeldt, Newmark Grubb Pfefferle, Appleton
~ Steve Seidl, Seidl & Associates, Green Bay
~ Mark Sherman, Sherman Realty & Appraisal, Appleton
~ Margaret Vande Hei, Mark D. Olejniczak Realty, Green Bay

Any member who has held membership in the National Association as a REALTOR® for a cumulative period of 40 years in one or more Associations of REALTORS® is eligible for REALTOR® Emeritus status and a waiver of local, state and national dues. As of January 1, 2015, the policy now requires service on a local, state or national association committee as well.  Applicants received by October 7th will qualify for the waiver in 2017.

Sincere Condolences

RANW would like to extend its sincerest condolences to the family, friends, and co-workers of:
~ Linda, Tim and Jaeger Freudenthal in recent passing of Linda's father, Tim's father-in-law and Jaeger's grandfather.  Linda is the Broker/Owner of Century 21 Affiliated in Wautoma where Jaeger is a REALTOR® as well.  Tim is a REALTOR® with Wisconsin Real Estate Services, Wautoma and Newmark Grubb Pfefferle, Appleton.

~ David Swette in the recent passing of his father Don Swette. David is a REALTOR® with Appraisers, Inc. of Green Bay, which Don started many years ago.  Don was a REALTOR® with RANW member for many years before his retirement.

Karen Genett in the recent passing of her son.  Karen is a REALTOR® with First Weber, Inc. in Appleton.

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
Make-A-Wish Fundraiser
Fox Valley Golf Meeting
WCR Golf Outing
WCR Meeting
RANW Closed for Holiday
Green Bay Golf Outing
WCR Meeting
Commercial Council Mtg

Fox Valley Golf Outing
WCR Event
WCR Meeting

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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