|Volume 23, Issue 3 — march 2016|
|Realtor News | Education | Events | Government Affairs | MLS | Membership | Appraiser | Commercial|
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Does a cooperating agent have to disclose he or she has now become a buyer's agent at any time prior to submitting an offer or a second showing on a cobroke listing, or is that rule no longer in place?
RANW members are encouraged to attend a FREE training on the Copyright, Safe Harbor and Photographs in MLS on Tuesday, April 26th, as well as a segment we've always called "What's Hot on the Hotline" with Attorney Rob Sayas:
For several months the Information for Consumers about Transaction Timing and Closings has been layered on top of offers in zipForm® where TRID rules are likely to apply. That automatic pairing will end on March 7, 2016. The Information for Consumers about Transaction Timing and Closings will, however, continue to be available separately on zipForm® as well as at www.wra.org/TRID for those who wish to continue to use this consumer education information document.
After nearly 9 years, Kiley Mroczynski is leaving RANW for a position as Business Development Manager for a division of BayCare in Green Bay to be closer to her new family. We wish her great success. Kiley, you'll be greatly missed!
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Questions? Please call the President of the Local Chapter at 920-585-5400.
Did you know that WHEDA has two new loan programs with reduced interest rates for your home buyers? The new Veterans Affordable Loan Opportunity Rate (VALOR) Loan Program and the First-Time Home Buyer (FTHB) Advantage. These loan options along with the WHEDA Easy Close Advantage allow your buyer to get in a home with 100% financing. Additionally the WHEDA Tax Advantage program provides a special tax credit to qualified borrowers. Check out the REALTORS page online.
On Wednesday, March 2nd, 398 Wisconsin REALTORS® will converge on Madison to meet with their state lawmakers to talk about the legislative issues everyone has worked so hard on over the last year. The first priority will be to thank legislators for helping pass 49 of our legislative priorities! The remaining issues may be last, but not necessarily least: the Right to Rent Bill, Transportation Funding, and Broadband for Rural Areas. For more information on these issues and this session's legislative accomplishments, please click here.
You can access the MLS Training Schedule by clicking here. Please call RANW to register for one of our classes including:
Residential listings will soon have a new field in the MLS that will ask for the Year Built. This field will be optional at first, but is expected to become a required field later this year. MLS recommends that listing agents begin to record the Year Built within listing files; when the field is available in the MLS, offices will be asked to update their Active and recently Closed listings if the information is available.
During RANW MLS's regular monitoring of sold information, our staff may come across listings where the List Price and Selling Price are significantly different. If the reason for the difference is not noted in the Selling Information or Remarks, MLS staff will contact the listing office to inquire about this price difference. We often find that an extra lot was sold or not sold, or there were concessions that were not noted, or the Selling Price may have been entered in error.
Any person using InnoVia's Listing Maintenance program must be trained - either by RANW or by their office - before being granted authorization to use the program.
See the video here.
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.
To view RANW MLS Year-to-Date, NAR Sales or WRA's comparison to MLS statistics, click on the links below.
RANW MLS Statistical Reports Affiliate Subscription Contact - order now!
When the time changes Sunday, March 13th, the electronic lockbox access hours will change. Currently, access hours are 7 am to 10 pm. Access hours will change to 8 am to 11 pm. Lockboxes can be programmed to allow 24-hour access or timed access for specific hours. To activate or de-activate timed access click here.
It's time for the annual MLS audit of iBoxes. Last year's audit was successful and we're hopeful that this year's inventory verification will be as well. Many of you experienced first-hand how important it is to actually verify possession of all assigned lockboxes to avoid unexpected replacement costs now, or at the end of the lease term when they have to be turned in. Utilizing SupraWEB is a great tool to help with tracking lockboxes all year round, not only at audit time. Audit forms and inventory lists were emailed to MLS Participants on February 1st. Please submit your completed lockbox inventory form back to MLS by April 1st. Thank you for your cooperation and for your participation in the iBox program. Please contact Angela or Mindy at RANW with questions or if you need another copy.
To view all the current membership changes for RANW, click here.
Jerry and Kendall Thiel, in the recent passing of Jerry's father and Kendall's grandfather. Both are REALTORS® with Thiel Real Estate in Chilton.
Congratulations to recently-married Lindsey (Henning) Walters ~ Lindsey is a REALTOR® with Acre Realty in Appleton.
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!
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