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Volume 23, Issue 10 — october 2016  
Realtor News   |   Education   |   Events   |   Government Affairs  |   MLS  |   Membership  |   Appraiser  |   Commercial 

Top Stories

It's Membership Renewal Time ~ Discounted Dues Deadline is Tuesday, Nov 15th

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

Full Series CE in October in Appleton & Green Bay! PLUS Fulfill Ethics Requirement with Course 4!

RANW Fond du Lac Area Holiday Party December 8th, 5-11 pm

RANW Green Bay Area Holiday Party ~ Save the Date!

2016 RANW Neighborhood Outreach Day - Friday, October 21st!

MLS Area Field Will Be Removed Today ~ Don't Lose Your Prospects!

Important iPhone Info - Don't Upgrade Without Reading!

Scroll down for additional stories-


It's Membership Renewal Time ~ Discounted Dues Deadline is Tuesday, Nov 15th

Pay discounted dues amount by November 15, 2016 and save $50!

Easy Ways to Pay
- Pay by VISA/MC online at
www.ranw.org - See red Pay Dues Online" button
- Mail or drop off personal or certified check or money order made payable to RANW including the bottom portion of the statement in the return envelope provided
- Please be sure that RPAC is not paid from an account that is incorporated ("inc" or "corporation")
- If making a separate RPAC donation:
  Personal check to: "RPAC-Wisconsin", 4801 Forest Run Rd, Ste 201, Madison, WI 53704-7337
   OR charge card online: Visit and log onto this site.  

Questions?  Please call Cheryl at RANW (920-739-9108) or email her at cdreger@ranw.org.

Notice of Annual Meeting and Election of Directors ~ Tuesday, October 25th

Elections by voice or hand vote on Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Location:  Holiday Inn, Appleton
Annual Meeting:  11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

The election of Directors for the 2017-2019 Board of Directors shall take place on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at the Holiday Inn, Appleton, WI, during the Business Meeting beginning at 11:30 a.m.  Elections shall be by RANW REALTOR® Members by voice or hand vote, or by ballot if there is more than one nomination per Director position to be filled; and all votes shall be cast in person. Any ballot shall contain the names of all candidates and the position for which they are nominated. Nominating Committee Slate is to be announced no later than three weeks preceding the Election. Additional candidates for the offices to be filled may be placed in nomination by a petition signed by at least 10% of the RANW REALTOR® members. The petition shall be filed with the Secretary at least two weeks before the election at which time REALTOR® members will be notified of such additional nominations.  No write-in nominations or nominations from the floor shall be accepted (ref: RANW Bylaws Article XI). 
2016 RANW Directors: REALTORS® nominated for election by RANW REALTOR® membership for a Director position on the Board of Directors, 3-Year Term Effective January 1, 2017 (3 positions):
Michael Kunesh           Debbie Gritt         Candace Kriner

Annual Meeting & Election ~ Tuesday, October 25th

Mark your calendar for the RANW Annual Membership and Election meeting to be held Tuesday, October 25th at the Holiday Inn in Appleton. This event also hosts the election of members nominated to serve on the 2017 Board of Directors, as well as the awards for Excellence in Professionalism.

11:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
11:45 a.m.
11:50 a.m.
12:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m.
1:15 p.m.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Holiday Inn, Appleton

Business Meeting Begins
Excellence in Professionalism Awards
Speaker/Panel: Carol Kraft, Assistant U.S. Attorney along with a panel of REALTORS®
This event is sponsored by Evans Title Companies and BMO Harris Bank.

Click here for a registration form.

2016 REALTORS Conference & Expo ~ Nov 4-7 in Orlando

Educate, innovate, celebrate! 2016 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, Nov 4-7 in Orlando. This year's theme is "Educate. Innovate. Celebrate!", and, indeed, the event will help REALTORS® get educated on future market trends and provide them the chance to test out all the new innovations changing real estate, as well as celebrate the industry. Click here for registration information.

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 through 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 cdreger@ranw.org.


Full Series CE in October in Appleton & Green Bay! PLUS Fulfill 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 complete 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.

Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)- 2-Day Webcast, Oct 27-28th at RANW

The ABR two-day core course will provide you with the tools and know-how to represent buyer-clients in real estate transactions and provide them the same level of service that sellers typically enjoy. This course also offers ideas and methods for building a buyer-representation business, forming buyer relationships, winning repeat business and referrals, and more.

October 27-28, 2016
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
RANW, W6124 Aerotech Dr, Appleton
Ms. Bonnie J. Dixon, ABR, BPOR, CRB, CRS, GRI
REALTOR® member $270
www.wra.org or 800-279-1972


RANW Fond du Lac Area Holiday Party December 8th, 5-11 pm

~ Holiday Fun & Games (!)
~ Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest
~ DJ entertainment
~ $10/member in advance - plus you can bring one guest for just $10 more
~ Includes hearty hors d'oeuvres, drink ticket and a chance to win a Door Prize - plus some of the proceeds will go to Solutions Center
~ Registrations paid by Nov. 1st will be included in a special Early Bird Drawing ~ Final registration deadline November 21st
~ Registration flier on www.ranw.org by October 7th

RANW Green Bay Area Holiday Party ~ Save the Date!

Thursday, December 1st
Gather on Broadway
5pm to 10pm
Watch ranw.org for details

Women's Council of REALTORS Fox Valley ~ Thursday, October 13th


Thursday, October 13th
Registration: 11:15 am, Meeting:  11:30 am
The Grand Meridian, Appleton
Disc Profiling presented by Michelle Ruebl, Join Me Realty
Members: $15, Non-Members: $17
Lunch is included

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.

Women's Council of REALTORS~ Installation of 2017 Officers PLUS a Lip Sync Battle


Thursday, December 1st
5:30 pm
The Grand Meridian, Appleton
Installation of 2017 Officers PLUS a Lip Sync Battle
$20/person includes appetizers and one drink ticket
Charlie Gehrke 920-858-0454 or Barb Laib 920-585-5400

Join in the celebration of the installation of our 2017 Officers, and join in on the competition to see who is the Lip Sync Champion.

Thank You Fond du Lac Golfers & Sponsors

Thank you to the golfers and sponsors for making it a great event! 
Hole Sponsors:

Verve, A Credit Union
National Exchange Bank & Trust
Knight-Barry Title Group
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Schmitt Title
Fox Valley Savings Bank
BMO Harris Bank
US Bank
Midwest Title Group

Dinner Sponsor:
Guaranty Title Services & Associated Bank
Midwest Title Group

Thank You Oshkosh Golfers and Sponsors!

Thank you to all the golfers and sponsors for making this outing great!
US Bank: Snack Sponsor and Schmitt Title: Beverage Sponsor

First National Bank Fox Valley
Associated Bank
Marine Credit Union
Bank First National
Integrity Inspection Services
Verve, a Credit Union
Home Ex - The Home Examiner
Closing & Title Services
Ace Home Inspections
Second Look Inspection Services
Lunda Home Inspection
Wisconsin Home Inspections
Midwest Title Group
Anchor Bank, a div of Old National Bank
Bay Title
Assurance Title
BMO Harris Bank

Government Affairs

2016 RANW Neighborhood Outreach Day - Friday, October 21st!

This is a great opportunity for RANW members to volunteer to help homeowners in your community by raking lawns and other fall lawn maintenance tasks for elderly and disabled residents in your market area. If you are interested, please sign up ASAP so we can determine how many homeowners we can help.  Lunch will be provided…you supply the fun!
Click on the following links
information flyerregistration sheet, and the member volunteer agreement to sign up as teams of 4-5 people, or contact Jennifer at jsunstrom@ranw.org and she will help get you signed up with a team.


New Paragon MLS System Coming Soon!

For the latest Paragon system information, please click here.

MLS Area Field Will Be Removed Today ~ Don't Lose Your Prospects!

MLS has been reminding members to update their Saved Search criteria (including Prospects and Hotsheets) to use a different geographic locator field such as County, Municipality, School District, zip code, and/or mapping. If these saved searches have not been updated, the MLS Area removal will leave those searches with no geographic criteria at all.  Please see the helpful information below, as previously shared via the RANW Newsletter and InnoVia's Board News:

MLS Areas Are Going Away - How to Search Without Them
The MLS Area field will disappear from the MLS mid-2016. This field will no longer appear on data sheets or listing maintenance, and will no longer be searchable. In preparation for this change, MLS recommends that members begin using other geographic search fields such as County, Municipality, Municipal Sub-Area, School District, Zip Code and/or a Map-Based Search for all saved searches including Prospects and Hotsheets.

Members can also set up saved searches with common parameters, such as selected municipalities or mapped areas. 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.

~ 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 document here.
~ For details on the Municipal Sub-Areas, which were designed to mimic some of the MLS Area Numbers, review the information here.
~ Click here for instructions on how to Save and Retrieve Search Criteria.

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! Find step-by-step instructions 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.

Late Listing Waiver Form Usage

MLS Rules state that listings must be submitted to MLS with the signed contract within 5 business days of the listing date on the contract (10 days for Commercial Industrial listings). If the completed listing will not be submitted to MLS within that time frame, members may use a Late Listing form to notify MLS of the late listing, and the reasons why the listing will be late, and possibly avoid late listing fees.
The Late Listing form and Listing Contract should be submitted to MLS's data entry department before the 5 business day grace period has expired. For companies performing Listing Maintenance, once the late listing is entered into InnoVia, the Late Listing form should be uploaded as a PDF document at the same time the Listing Contract is uploaded. That way, data entry has all of the information and they can match the listing with the late waiver forms they've received.
If the Late Listing form was not provided to data entry with the listing contract before the listing is beyond the grace period, MLS may not be able to waive any late fees or fines. The Late Listing form can be
found here.

The Village of Fox Crossing and the Town of Menasha Have Been Reunified!

On Thursday, September 22, 2016, the Village of Fox Crossing Board of Trustees unanimously approved an ordinance adjusting the municipal boundary line between the Village of Fox Crossing and the Town of Menasha, attaching most of the Town of Menasha to the Village. The boundary change came as a result of the Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement approved by both the Village of Fox Crossing and the Town of Menasha in August. A small Town of Menasha remnant consisting of three parcels will be annexed into the City of Menasha or the Village of Fox Crossing at a later date.
Members:  Please remember to update your listings!
Click here for a copy of the boundary change ordinance, along with the revised map of the Village of Fox Crossing.

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
~ Listing Maintenance
Class descriptions can be found here.

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


Ace Home Inspections
Eagle Appraisal
Stepping Stone Homes

Affiliate Home Inspector
Affiliate Home Inspector
MLS Only


Important iPhone Info - Don't Upgrade Without Reading!

Apple released a new operating system for iPhones and iPads, iOS 10, on 9/13/16. Supra has updated the eKEY app to work with iOS 10 and it is now available in the App Store. Important! Please do not update your iPhone or iPad to iOS 10 until you have updated your eKEY app to the new version.

iPhone 7 and 7SThe iPhone 7 and 7S were released on September 16th. Supra has ordered the new iPhones and is testing them with the eKEY app. Please hold off on switching your eKEY device to an iPhone 7 or 7S until they have completed testing and we notify you of the results.


RANW Membership Changes

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

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.


Commercial Data Comes to the RPR App

RPR's app now includes Commercial data and reporting. The full extent of the app's expansion into commercial territory will greatly enhance a REALTOR'S® ability to conduct on-location property searches, analyze a multitude of relevant data sets; and instantly create client-friendly, decision-prompting reports.
The new Commercial mode, easily activated from within the RPR app, is similar to the platform's Commercial website, recognizable by its red theme. Once logged-in, REALTORS® can swipe through three home screens: property search, nearby market activity, and area demographics.
Searching properties in commercial mode will return active (for sale or lease), sold or leased, off market, and distressed properties within a specific area. And every search easily converts to a branded report with a REALTOR'S® photo and contact information. The reports (Commercial Property, Trade Area or Best Business) can be instantly downloaded and/or emailed to a client. To access the full article, please
click here.



Events At a Squint
CE 1 & 2 - App
CE 1 & 2 - GB
CE 3 & 4 - App
CE 3 & 4 - GB
CE A & C - FV
CE A & C - GB
Women's Council FV Mtg
Neighborhood Outreach
RANW Annual Meeting
ABR Class
ABR Class
NAR Annual Convention
Discount Dues Deadline
Women's Council FV Mtg
RANW Closed for Holiday
RANW Closed for Holiday
New Member Orientation
WCR  Installation
Fond du Lac Holiday


2016 RANW
Board of Directors

Scott Swick

President - Elect
Michael Kunesh

Jim Smith

Past - President
Mari Timm-Reichel

Executive Vice President
Margery Chapman

Diane Campshure 
Debbie Gritt
Pat Kaster
Candace Kriner
Charlene Maurer
Michael Sewell
Judd Stevenson

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