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Volume 24, Issue 4 — april 2017  
Realtor News   |   Education   |   Events   |   Government Affairs  |   MLS  |   Membership  |   Appraiser  |   Commercial 

Top Stories

April Is Fair Housing Month

2017 Golf Outings - Mark your calendar!

Paragon Cutover April 24th - No More Extensions

Paragon Important Dates, Updates and NEW Live and Webinar Training Classes

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April Is Fair Housing Month

April 2017 marks the 49th anniversary of the 1968 landmark Fair Housing Act. Each year REALTORS® recognize the significance of this event and reconfirm our commitment to upholding fair housing laws as well as our commitment to offering equal professional service to all in their search for real property.
Check out the
Fair Housing Month Resources page for links to articles and things you can do to celebrate!  

Congratulations 2017 Board of Directors and Officers!

Congratulations to our 2017-2018 President Mike Kunesh and the new Directors/Officers who were installed to the Board on April 4th.
This year's Installation & Membership Meeting was made possible by BMO Harris Bank and Evans Title Companies. Thank you for your continued support!

Annual "A Home For Everyone Conference" Scheduled for July 19-20th, La Crosse

The Wisconsin Collaborative for Affordable Housing consists of community-based organizations, private concerns, government agencies and advocates committed to promoting the development and preservation of affordable housing throughout Wisconsin.
The mission of the Collaborative is to promote access to decent, safe and affordable housing for economically disadvantaged households in Wisconsin through the preservation and development of housing and housing services by promoting effective collaboration between public, private and community organizations.
The Collaborative organizes the annual A Home for Everyone conference for the purpose of focusing on these issues for low-income families and individuals.
Click here for more information.

NAR Webinar: "Expand Your Market by Connecting Households to Down Payment Assistance Programs"

NAR will offer a webinar on Thursday, April 20th, discussing hundreds of down payment assistance programs around the country.  Click here for more information or to register.

ZipForm Annual Renewal ~ How to Renew

When prompted to renew ZipForms select renew. It should take you to a screen that shows ZipForm6 Standard, $29.95, already in your cart. Simply click on the red “x” next to it to remove it from your cart. Then select the items that show zero for cost and add them to your cart. When you check out your total should be zero. 
As a WRA REALTOR® member, in addition to zipForm Plus and zipTMS, you will gain access to zipForm Mobile and have an unlimited subscription to zipLogix Digital Ink free of charge. 

zipLogix zipForm Training Available

Attend a live online training session to get the most from your zipLogix™ products. Classes include:
~ Explore the zipForm® Plus Tools!
~ Your NAR benefits are in full bloom with zipForm® Plus Basic training!
~ Add some zip to your transactions with zipTMS™!
~ Brokers! Drive your team to success with a zipForm® Plus Multi-User account
~ Close your Deal with one blink using zipLogix Digital Ink®
~ A Recipe for success when you use zipForm® Mobile with zipForm® Plus ~ April showers bring you organized power with zipVault®
~ Spring training has arrived! Win the game with zipForm® Plus Team Edition
~ Become a zipForm® Expert and get the job done with zipForm® Plus
~ Advanced features!
~ Soar through the clouds with zipForm® Plus Cloud Integration
~ Power Up Your Business with zipForm® Plus from Start to Finish
~ Enjoy the sun while getting the job done with zipForm® Mobile
~ Choose your weapon to close the deal, the choice is yours
~ zipLogix Digital Ink® or DocuSign®?
Click here for the training calendar

Winnebago Floodplain Information Assistance

The Winnebago County Zoning Office will provide assistance to persons inquiring about floodplain property within the unincorporated area of the County.  This is not a floodplain determination for the purpose of determining if flood insurance is required.  The information must be obtained in person in order to locate the property.  The following will be provided:

Community Number
Base Flood Elevation
Date of the FIRM's index

Panel Number
Elevation datum system
*Copies of Elevation Certificates

FIRM suffix
Base flood elevation

*available at the zoning office for all floodplain construction since 1990
The Zoning Office's general walk-in office hours are 8 - 10 am or by appointment.


Register for CRS 204 Buying and Selling Income Properties April 5th - 6th

Register for CRS 204 Buying and Selling Income Properties April 5th - 6th
Understanding the investment side of real estate can open the doors to new income opportunities and help secure your financial goals, both personally and professionally. The CRS 204: Buying and Selling Income Properties course is your first step!

Seniors Real Estate Specialist Designation Course - April 20th & 21st

The SRES two-day core course will help you learn and build key skills in counseling adults age 50+ through selling their family home, buying rental property, moving to a senior community, among many other issues. Course topics include characteristics of the 50+ market, developing trends of the Baby Boomer generations, how other generations - such as X, Y and Z - emerge to play a vital role toward the new real estate market of tomorrow, and much more.
Sign up today to attend the classroom webcast at the RANW office in Appleton


2017 Timber Rattlers Fundraiser - Tickets NOW available!

Join us Thursday, June 8th for an evening of  fun as we raise money to benefit Make-A-Wish of Wisconsin! Ticket price includes entrance to the game,  pre-game food and beverage, raffles, silent auction and mingling for the entire family!  
Come support a great cause and enjoy a night at the ballpark!!!
Click HERE for more information on purchasing tickets and event details!  Tickets also available from committee members.
Check out 2016's Wish Kids!
Find out how you can be a 2017 Sponsor by clicking HERE!

2017 Golf Outings - Mark your calendar!

Mark your calendar for this years golf outings! Click Here

NAR Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo ~ May 15-20th

The REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo is where NAR members take an active role to advance the real estate industry, public policy and the association. REALTORS® come to Washington, DC, for special issues forums, committee meetings, legislative activities and the industry trade show.
Click here for registration and hotel information and conference details.
Also get REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo news and updates via our Facebook page facebook.com/NARLegislative!

Government Affairs

Local Spring Elections ~ Tuesday, April 4th

On Tuesday, April 4th elections for villages, towns, cities and schools boards will be held. RANW will post contested races as well as a list of those candidates RANW has supported on a secured link on the RANW website. If you have any questions, please contact the RANW Government Affairs Director at jsunstrom@ranw.org. Click here for more.

At Home With Diversity Certification Webcast Offered at RANW~ Tuesday, May 9th

WRA will be offering a webcast of the At Home With Diversity Certification (AHWD) Course on Tuesday, May 9th at RANW. The course will be instructed by Eric Kodner, AHWD, and will run from 8:30 am to 5 p.m.
The At Home With Diversity (AHWD) educational experience is designed to present a picture of the changing face of the industry. REALTORS® who adapt to increasing cultural diversity and wisely plan to meet the needs of diverse clients gain a competitive edge and expand opportunities.
Click here for a registration flyer.

2017 REALTOR & Government Day A Huge Success!

Over 300 members from around the state gathered in Madison on March 15, 2017, to discuss the Association's top legislative priorities. Thank you to everyone who attended REALTOR® and Government Day this year!
Click here for a summary of the issues discussed.


Paragon Cutover April 24th - No More Extensions

New RANW Paragon MLS Listing Data Sheets

RANW MLS Listing Data Sheets have been updated to match our Paragon system (Rev. March 23rd) and are available via the links provided and within the MLS Documents section in Paragon. Use of these forms should begin on April 20th.
All members are encouraged to familiarize themselves with these forms and the data that will be used for listing entry as well as for searching purposes from April 24th forward.
Residential Data Sheet

Condo Data Sheet

Vacant Land Data Sheet 

Multifamily Data Sheet

Commercial Data Sheet

NEW and CHANGED Data Fields and Features
As you review the new data sheets, it is important that you use these forms with the yellow highlights to review your listings and what updates you need to make.
An example of what you want to watch for in a Vacant Land listing:
The Features have been expanded with fields/features in yellow to allow for more selections such as in the Waste Feature Section.  Before, an option to choose was "To be Determined". This is no longer allowed.  But as it was a required feature it was placed into the Public Remarks.  Here is an example of how it will now appear in Paragon, so you can go and update your listing: Waste Available to Site = To Be Determined

Paragon Important Dates, Updates and NEW Live and Webinar Training Classes

Complete Your Client Connect Set-up Before Cut-Over

Dates to Calendar

~ Friday, April 21st - 12noon InnoVia goes into read only (and search and printing mode), no open houses added, no new listings or changes can be made.
~ Sunday, April 23rd - 8:00 PM - Showing appointments will be shut off in InnoVia
~  Monday, April 24th FINAL CUTOVER Monday at 12:00 pm - No More Extensions -- Paragon goes LIVE! Listing Input and Maintenance and Showing Appointments now enabled in Paragon.

Access to New Paragon MLS System
You can access Paragon with the new URL or you can go to www.ranw.org and now click on the MLS login icon (same place as used for InnoVia)
New URL:

New Home Page
Check it out, lots of Help Tips and new Docs and RANWs webinars by trainer Gary are being posted as they are recorded.

Sign up now: Live "Hands On Classes" and Webinars - with Gary:   Click to view the upcoming live classes and webinars
Click to register for the upcoming live and webinar class offerings 

Total Baths Added to search screens and reports
Total Baths has been added as a search option for Residential and Condominium searches, and will also appear on Paragon reports. When displayed, a decimal will mark the full and half baths; as an example, Total Baths 1.1 means that there is one full and one half bath. Total Baths 3.2 means that there are three full baths and two half baths. No adding needed and no need to guess how many of each are in the home! When Searching
Total Baths: If your buyer is looking for a minimum of 1 full and 1 half bath, you would enter 1.1 into the Total Baths Min field and would leave the Max field open which would allow you to get more than 1.1 total baths. If you are searching for at least 2 full and 1 half bath, you would enter 2.1 into the Total Baths Min field, leaving the Max field blank.

Geo-Coding: All properties have been updated recently by Paragon. On cutover weekend those Geo-codes that were manually mapped from InnoVia will be converted to Paragon, and will overwrite what Paragon had Geo-coded.

Prospects/Contacts: If you use Reverse Prospecting in Paragon you need to use only the first name or initials as the Alias name -- the Alias name will show to other agents.

Confidential Full and Customer Full Reports are nearing completion for all property types. These new Paragon reports are designed to be very similar to the Confidential Full and Customer Displays in InnoVia. As soon as they are completed, they will be added to the reports options under Favorites in each property class search.

Complete Your Client Connect Set-up Before Cut-Over
Make sure you've reviewed and completed any set-up needed for your contacts and their saved searches before InnoVia goes away. Paragon transferred contact information from Prospect Manager into Client Connect 2, but search criteria was not able to be transferred. Members still have access to InnoVia through April 21st to view or print Prospect Manager information. Many help options are available for Client Connect 2. Check out the 1-page helps on RANW's Paragon site and access training documents, videos and webinars that will help you in using our new program.

Have You Found Help?

Quick one-page "Helps" on a variety of topics are available on the new MLS homepage of our Paragon site as soon as you're logged in. In the blue center menu, you'll find RANW Links, Paragon Links, 1-Page Helps, as well as Training Quick Links and Paragon Training Videos.
Paragon's Help Center is just a click away from anywhere in Paragon. Look in the upper right-hand corner of your Paragon screen - the green HELP button is there, next to the red LOG OFF button.
When you click for HELP, a new browser tab or window will open and give you Paragon's Help Site. From here, you can choose a main category and access documents, videos, and webinars on a variety of topics.

MLS Rule Changes Approved by Board of Directors ~ March 3, 2017

Electronic Lockbox Keyholder Agreement Change: Section 4.
Purpose A Keyholder shall use the KEY only for the intended purpose of gaining authorized entry into real property on which a System LockBox has been installed subject to further provisions of Section 5. A Home Inspector Keyholder is authorized to use a LockBox Key only for the limited purpose of performing services specifically authorized under the terms of the Offer to Purchase/Addenda in the Home Inspection and/or Testing provisions, subject to the further authorization limitations in Section 5 and elsewhere in this agreement.

New! Insert PDF Templates Into RPR Reports

RPR reports just got an upgrade! Now REALTORS® can easily upload PDF's into reports they create from RPR. The new feature is an excellent way to showcase your biography, testimonials, additional statistics, and specific marketing tools and methods you employ for your clients. Brokers enrolled in RPR's Broker Tool Set have the option to also include an additional five PDF pages for their agents to use as well.
As an Agent, upload PDF files to your account by clicking the Reports tab at narrpr.com. On the right side of the screen, under General Report Preferences, select Manage Custom Pages. A pop-up will appear, allowing you to add up to five customized PDF files.
Then select Add to upload up to five PDF files from your system. Note that the files must not exceed 10 MB in total. It's best to clearly name the files for future reference.
Choose a row and drag it up or down to arrange the order of the pages. Here, you can also specify whether your custom pages will appear at the beginning or the end of your report.
Once complete, add your custom pages to individual reports under the My Details dropdown. Select or unselect custom pages you wish to be included. Your selections are saved for future reports, but can be changed at anytime.
Click here for more.

Lockbox Program

Welcome to the Lockbox Program


Oskey Realty



New Authorization Code Access for eKEYs

Members that have an eKEY can now request an authorization code from within the eKEY app. This is useful if they are moving their eKEY service to a new phone or if they receive a 9B0D error when the eKEY gets out of sync with the server.

To obtain an eKEY authorization code from Mobile SupraWEB:
1.Select the SupraWEB icon from within the eKEY app (on the 2nd page of icons), or navigate to supraweb.suprakim.com on your smartphone.
2.Enter eKEY serial number. The eKEY serial number can be found at the top of the eKEY home screen.
3.Enter 4-digit PIN.
4.Select the Association/MLS from the dropdown list.
5.Select Login.
6.Select Authorization Code
7.The authorization code will be emailed to the email address on file in SupraNET.
For more information on Mobile SupraWEB, please see the
Mobile SupraWEB Guide

Helpful Supra Links

eKEY Error Codes - click here

How to Set Up General Email Notifications in Supra - click here

No More DisplayKEYS/Cradles for Lockbox Keys

As of April 1st, 2017, the DisplayKEY & Cradle will no longer be available for lease as an option for new agents. The only key type that will be available will be the eKEY app & fob. This should be viewed as a positive change because it will ensure that Supra reports will be more accurate due to the eKEY app automatically updating and submitting info to Supra. Lockbox activity reports will be more accurate as well as showing notifications. It is also a good change for Brokers since the fob is purchased property, not leased. This means no equipment to collect, or be liable for, if an agent goes inactive. The current replacement cost of the key & cradle is $200 + tax.
And remember, the fob is a universal Bluetooth device, so it can be used by anyone with the eKEY app. If an agent turns in a fob they are no longer going to be using, the company can keep it as a spare.
Please make sure to update office files with the most recent version of the
Agent Key Agreement, March 2017. Outdated key agreements can no longer be accepted. RANW MLS appreciates your cooperation with this change.


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:

~ Marcia Erdman, in the recent passing of her father.  Marcia is an Affiliate member with Evans Title in Appleton.
~ Jill Hendricks, in the recent passing of her father.  Jill is a Designated REALTOR® and owner of Vision Realty & Development in Little Chute.
~ Cheryl Krueger, in the recent passing of her father. Cheryl is an Office Administrator with Expert Real Estate Partners in Appleton.
~ Mike Law, in the recent passing of his father John Law. John was a former REALTOR® Emeritus with RANW until his retirement in 2009. Mike is a REALTOR® Emeritus with RANW and broker/owner of Law Realty in Appleton.


Xceligent's CommercialSearch™ Integrates With RPR

Earlier this month, RPR announced a new integration with Xceligent's CommercialSearch™ product, a national marketplace promoting commercial properties available for sale or lease. With this integration, REALTORS® using CommercialSearch.com can easily transition from a listing within CommercialSearch into RPR's extensive commercial property database. This includes trade area data, investment analysis tools, business intel, and comprehensive reports.
"We are excited to partner with Realtors Property Resource®," said David O'Rell, managing director of CommercialSearch. "We will now be able to provide RPR account holders an exclusive opportunity to analyze local dynamics surrounding properties actively listed for lease or sale in the CommercialSearch national marketplace."
To read more about this new integration,
visit the RPR blog.


Shoe Cover Holder - Perfect for Open Houses!

This heavy-duty canvas holder comes in navy blue (in stock) or dark green (can be ordered) with white printing.
~ Size is 8"x8"x10" when open and 1"x11"x12" when folded flat for storage.
~ Reusable
~ Impress your clients at your next open house!
~ Call RANW today to order. ~ $13.00 plus tax


Events At a Squint

Paragon Training 1st-12th
Membership Meeting
CRS 204 Class
CRS 204 Class
Govt Affairs Meeting
SRES Course
Use New Data Sheets
InnoVia Goes Read Only
SRES Course
Cutover to Paragon
wing Appts Shut Off
New Member Orientation
WCR Meeting



AHWD Course Webinar
New Member Orientation
NAR Midyear Mtgs Begin
WCR Meeting

New Member Orientation
Make-A-Wish Fundraiser
NAR Midyear Mtgs Begin
WCR Meeting

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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