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Volume 23, Issue 3 — march 2016  
Realtor News   |   Education   |   Events   |   Government Affairs  |   MLS  |   Membership  |   Appraiser  |   Commercial 

Top Stories

RANW Legal Update - Tuesday, April 26th

Upcoming Classes in March and April

Daylight Savings Time Begins March 13th!

No Foolin' the Annual Electronic Lockbox Audit Due April 1st

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Disclosing Buyer Agency to Listing Broker or Seller

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?
A: A buyer's agent is required to disclose buyer agency at the earlier of first contact with the seller or listing broker, a showing, or other negotiations, in those situations when the property is a one-to-four family residential property. This obligation is stated in Wis. Admin. Code § REEB 24.07(8)(a) (2): "Licensees acting as agents of potential buyers of real estate that is used or intended to be used principally for one to 4 family residential purposes, who are negotiating directly with the seller or who are aware that the owner of the real estate has granted a listing broker the exclusive right to sell, shall notify the seller or the listing broker, as applicable, of the licensee's buyer agency relationship at the earlier of all of the following: a. The first contact with the seller or the listing broker where information regarding the seller or transaction is being exchanged. b. A showing of the property. c. Any other negotiation with the seller or the listing broker."
This article was reprinted from the WRA Real Estate Magazine, February, 2016 edition, page 13.
Click here to read the full article.

RANW Legal Update - Tuesday, April 26th

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:
9:00 am-11:00 am
1:30 pm- 3:30 pm
LaSure's, Oshkosh
Tundra Lodge, Green Bay
To reserve your spot, please email Mindy at 
msnell@ranw.org.  Pre-registration is required. Without pre-registration, your space will not be guaranteed.

Pairing of TRID Information Sheets with Offers to End March 7th

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.

Good Luck Kiley!

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!


Upcoming Classes in March and April

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 

Upcoming RPR Webinars

Join us for an upcoming RPR seminar!  

Wednesday, April 13
Wednesday, April 27
Wednesday, May 11
Wednesday, May 25

11 am
11 am
11 am
11 am

RPR Basics
RPR Advanced Combo Class: Mobile and Preparing for Open Houses
RPR Advanced: Bullseye on Perfect Pricing
RPR Basics

Click here for class descriptions.


Women's Council of REALTORS Fox Valley ~ Thursday, March 10th


Thursday, March 10th
11:30 am - 1 pm (Registration at 11 am)
Grand Meridian,, 2621 N Oneida St,Appleton
Drones and Photography

$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.

RANW Golf Outings - Save The Dates!

Green Bay

Fox Valley
Tuesday, July 12th
Tuesday, August 2nd

Royal St Patricks, Wrightstown

Royal St Patricks, Wrightstown

The Oshkosh and Fond du Lac market areas are considering outings.  Please watch ranw.org for further details.

Government Affairs

WHEDA Advantage Products Can Help You Sell More Homes!

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.
Learn more about our WHEDA products and promotional materials at our informational session to be held at the RANW office in Appleton on March 15th at 1:30. Please RSVP to deby.dehn@wheda.com.

REALTOR & Government Day 2016

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.
RANW would like to thank all of our members who are taking the day to go to Madison!


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

"Year Built" Field to be Added to MLS

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.

Reporting Selling Information Correctly

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.
FHA, WHEDA, and VA loans almost always have closing costs that were provided by the Seller, but members sometimes forget to include those in their Sold Information.
Because listings are used in appraisals and as comparable listings when pricing properties and creating a market analysis, it is very important that MLS data is correct and complete for all members. Forgetting to include these closing costs can skew the data as well as throw off statistical information. Please make sure that you are reporting those closing costs when entering or reporting closing information for your listing.
If you see incorrect sold information, please use the icon in MLS to report.

Listing Maintenance Authorization

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.
RANW MLS's training classes are offered twice per month at the RANW office. A per-requisite to the MLS training is attendance at a session of MLS Basics. Once Listing Maintenance training has been completed, an authorization form must still be completed and signed by the member company's manager.
Companies may choose to train their agents in-house and then submit the signed Listing Maintenance authorization form before the agent has taken MLS Basics. Attendance at MLS Basics is still highly recommended. If an agent transfers from one company using Listing Maintenance to another company that also uses Listing Maintenance the authorization does NOT transfer with them.
It is the responsibility of the agent's new company to either send them to RANW for training, or confirm in-house that their training is complete and sufficient for use of the program at the new company. The authorization form would then be completed and submitted to RANW, and the Maintenance tab would be added once again. The RANW MLS Training Class calendar can be found
 Pre-registration is required for all courses.

NAR Video on Pocket Listings Now Available

See the video here.

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


Open Road Home Real Estate


De Pere

Daylight Savings Time Begins March 13th!

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.

No Foolin' the Annual Electronic Lockbox Audit Due April 1st

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.


RANW Membership Changes

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

Sincere Condolences

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.

Richard De Kleyn, in the recent passing of his father.  Richard is a REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group's Lynndale office in Appleton.

Congratulations on Your Wedding

Congratulations to recently-married Lindsey (Henning) Walters ~ Lindsey is a REALTOR® with Acre Realty 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
April=Fair Housing Month
RANW Board of Directors
Power Negotiator Course
Power Negotiator Course
WCR Meeting
RANW Legal Update
WRA Board Meeting
Pricing Strategies
NAR MidYear Meetings
WCR Meeting
New Member Orientation 02

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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