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Volume 24, Issue 2 — february 2017  
Realtor News   |   Education   |   Events   |   Government Affairs  |   MLS  |   Membership  |   Appraiser  |   Commercial 

Top Stories

Join Us For the Installation Luncheon on Tuesday, April 4th!

CRS 204~ April 5th-6th at RANW

"Name That Tune" Event Returns February 9th at Green Bay Distillery

REALTOR & Government Day - Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Special Paragon FAQ - Updates as of Feb 3rd

Paragon Transition Guide with Helpful Action Items

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Join Us For the Installation Luncheon on Tuesday, April 4th!

The RANW Membership Luncheon and Installation is being held on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at The Butte des Morts Country Club in Appleton. We are very pleased to welcome Jonathan Smoke, Chief Economist, realtor.com as our keynote speaker.
Program highlights include the Installation of the 2017 President and Board of Directors; recognition of 2016 Leadership, recognition of the 2016 Platinum Affiliate sponsors; and the introduction of the 2017 Committee Chairs. Registration begins at 11:00 am and the program will run from 11:30 am - 1:15 pm.
Click HERE to reserve your seat! This event is generously sponsored by BMO Harris Bank and Evans Title Companies.

Affiliates ~ Make Your Promotional Dollars Work While RANW Helps You "Connect" in 2017!

Now, more than ever, RANW understands the importance of making your advertising & marketing dollars work for you.  Click here to review the "RANW Connects" program and receive a 10% discount if you pay for the year in advance!
For more information, or to secure your space today, contact Lizzy @ 920-739-9108 or by e-mail: lstyles@ranw.org  
We at RANW, look forward to your company benefiting from some, or all of these programs in 2017!

Affiliate Statistical Information Subscription

RANW offers a statistical information subscription service for Affiliate members! The access is available to RANW Affiliate members for a low quarterly or annual subscription fee. Subscribers will be given a login/password to access the stats information. which are available 24/7! Counties include Brown, Calumet, Fond du Lac, Kewaunee, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, and Winnebago.
Searches will include the following information:
~ Property types: Residential, Multifamily/Duplex, Vacant Land and Business/Commercial
~ Number of closed properties
~ Dollar amount closed ~ Median closing price
~ Average closing price
~ Days on Market
~ Current number of active properties for that month end and the dollar amounts.
cdreger@ranw.org for details.


CRS 204~ April 5th-6th at RANW

CRS 204 "Buying and Selling Income Properties" will be offered on Wednesday-Thursday, April 5th & 6th at the RANW office. This high-energy course explores a commonly overlooked method of generating sales, and the results can be life-changing! This class is a must for any real estate professional looking to create wealth through residential real estate investment. Save your spot now!


"Name That Tune" Event Returns February 9th at Green Bay Distillery

"Name that Tune" event is back Thursday, February 9th at the Green Bay Distillery. Register today to participate in this hilarious event benefiting the New Community Shelter.

Government Affairs

REALTOR & Government Day - Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Please mark your calendars for the 2017 REALTOR® & Government Day - Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at the Monona Terrace and Convention Center in Madison from 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm.  Click here for an informational flyer.

RPAC Office Participation Awards - 2016

In an effort to increase the percentage of members who contribute to either RPAC or Direct Giver, the Association is asking brokers to help highlight advocacy and other legislative activity; educating agents about RPAC and why it is so important to their business; setting an example of giving.  These efforts by brokers play a critical role in the overall success of the Association as a whole.
Therefore, RANW and the Government Affairs Committee have established a new recognition program for offices that meet the following participation levels in their individual offices:

Extra Large Office
Large Office
Medium Office
Small Office

26 - 50
11 - 25
5 - 10


The following offices met their required participation level in each of the 4 office categories in 2016 and will be receiving an award at the 2017 RANW annual meeting.

Extra Large Offices
Century 21 Ace Realty, Appleton
Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group - Lynndale, Appleton
Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group, Green Bay
Keller Williams - Fox Cities, Appleton
Keller Williams Realty, Green Bay

Large Offices
Acre Realty, Ltd, Appleton
Century 21 Affiliated First, Appleton
First Weber, Inc, Fond du Lac
RE/MAX 24/7 Real Estate, Appleton
Resource One Realty, De Pere

Medium Offices
Beiser Realty, Winneconne
First Weber, Inc., Appleton
Micoley.com LLC, Green Bay
Place Perfect Realty, Green Bay

Small Offices

Atlas Group, Appleton

RANW's membership is made up of many, many smaller offices with 1, 2, 3, and 4 REALTORS® who regularly contribute to RPAC and Direct Giver. We sincerely thank you for your support. We couldn't do what we do without you!

If you would like more information on how you can help to increase the participation level in your office, please contact Jennifer Sunstrom at
jsunstrom@ranw.org or call 920.739.9108.

Thank You to all 2016 Direct Giver and RPAC Contributors!

Not only were we able to exceed our fundraising goal for 2016, but we had one of the highest participation rates in the state at 48%!!! Slowly, but surely we are moving closer to having each member financially support the association's advocacy efforts and help elect and reelect candidates who support the real estate industry and private property rights.
The RANW Government Affairs Committee and the RANW Board of Directors, sincerely thank every single person who gave what they could either to RPAC or to the DirectGiver Program. Although we are not able to list all members who so generously support the RPAC program, every single dollar counts!
A special thank you is also extended to the 2016 Government Affairs Committee Chair: Greg Dallaire and the entire Government Affairs Committee, as well as so many brokers who have helped highlight the importance of RPAC to their agents. If you have any questions regarding RPAC or Direct Giver, or if you would like to become involved in the Association, please contact Jennifer Sunstrom, RANW Government Affairs Director at
jsunstrom@ranw.org or (920)739-9108."


K.C. Maurer


Phil Hilgenberg

Terry Hilgenberg


Andy Beiser

Dawn Christensen

Brittany Voigt


Pat Kaster


Greg Dallaire
Ben Lyons
Jeff Petersen

Mike Drexler
Jerry Lyons
Michael Sewell

Jack Drzewiecki
Charlene Maurer
Scott Swick

Stacey Hennessey
Lori Muller


Margery Chapman

Jim Fletcher

Mike Kunesh


Diane Campshure

Mike Strick


Jeff Beck
Chuck Peeters

Terry Bomier
Keith Sippel

Taylor Hansen
Karl Volkman

John Koeller


Tina Bunker
Candace Kriner
Paul Redemann
Pauline Smith

Guy Bytof
Craig Lemerond
Paul Schmidt
Judd Stevenson

Jack Doemel
John Malorzo
Jim Seefeldt
Jim Zierden

Jill Hendricks
Anne Paulus
Jim Smith
Jim Zierden


Amy Alexander
Cindy Bungert
Joe Dooley
Keith Gonnering
Steve Huhta
Pat Klapperich
Brian Mace
Cheryl Maxwell
Michelle Plass
Linda Sanderfoot
Jennifer Sunstrom
Kris Villars
Amy Wiliams

Dennis Biggar
John Coughlin
James Englund
Elaine Graf
Gary Kaster
Barb Knickel
Tamara Mackai
Deb Meacham
Trace Plass
Lynn Schwam
Mari Timm-Reichel
Jerry Wendland
Janet Woods

Susan Bohlen
Kathy Curren
Katherine Frederick
Debbie Gritt
Dan Katch
Barb Laib
Leah Marsh
Steve Meidam
Linda Powers
Chris Solberg
Adam Turiff
Cindy Weyenberg

Bonnie Brandenburg
Richard De Kleyn
Karen Genett
Sue Hietpas
Billi Kaufman
Kevin Loosen
John Mau
Julie Nikolaou
Dennis Rockow
David Spanbauer
Lisa VanDynHoven
Pete Weyenberg

Keep Current on WRA Advocacy Issues - View this Month's Legislative Alert!

Click here to view this month's Legislative Alert.


LIVE Instructor Classes start February 7th

MLS STRONGLY recommends doing both the online Paragon Academy AND   Register for Live Classes here. Questions on live classes?  Email mlstraining@ranw.org

Class 1: Essentials/ Listing Input Maintenance
Class 2: Client Connect
Class 3: Company & Support Staff
Class 4: Appraisersattend a live class.

Shared Email addresses:
If you share an email with a fellow member, you may not have gotten this information, and specifically the email from Paragon Training. You will need to change your email with MLS so that each member has their own unique email. Please email cdreger@ranw.org to change your email with RANW MLS.

Special Paragon FAQ - Updates as of Feb 3rd

Be prepared for the cutover from InnoVia to Paragon on March 6th. This special Paragon FAQ document will outline what you need to do to prepare for checking your listings, completing your Prospect/Contact search information, and updating your own preferences as soon as February 8th (for those members who have completed the online Paragon Academy). Parallel beings February 8th ~ take this time for your sneak peek! Click here to access the FAQ.

Paragon Transition Guide with Helpful Action Items

Please read the Paragon Transition Guide to help navigate through the upcoming changes.

Confirm your Email Address in Paragon ASAP

As soon as you have access to Paragon in parallel mode, be sure to "verify" your email address so you'll be able to send email from the Paragon system to your customers and contacts. Verifying your email address can be done as part of setting up your Preferences, or will be done as part of the process of sending your first email from Paragon.
Once an agent's email address is verified (as required by Federal CAN-SPAM legislation), Paragon will remember the setting; only if the member email address changes will an agent have to verify their address again. If your email has not been verified, your ability to email out of Paragon will be put on hold after 30 days!

Listing Photos -Keep Them LARGE!

Listing photos in the Paragon can be submitted as JPG, Gif, or PNG images, but will need to be even larger (in pixel measurement/resolution) than they were in InnoVia. The new minimum image size for Paragon will be 1280x960 (1280 pixels wide by 960 pixels tall).
Members will need to review their resolution settings on their cameras or phones, as well as notify any photographers they work with, to ensure the images they upload will conform to the Paragon image setting and that the file name does not include any special characters.
For the best image quality, do not downsize images or take them with an automated “good for web display” type of setting. Upload the largest possible image and allow the Paragon system to downsize it as necessary for the best display in the MLS system.

Offer Status becomes a Required Field

Programming is in process to require that all Active listings have the Offer Status "Without Bump" included before they will be allowed to change to a Pending listing.
Offer Statuses of With Bump or Without Bump indicate that there is an Accepted Offer (with or without a bump clause). This accepted offer still has Contingencies that must be met before it can be placed into the Pending status. Listings with accepted offers - with or without a bump clause - are still considered Active listings and will continue to have showings scheduled and offers entertained (subject to the bump clause when applicable).
Pending listings are those that have met all of the Contingencies to the Accepted Offer, and are no longer being shown or accepting alternative offers. Pending listings are waiting for the closing to be completed.
Remember - per MLS Rules, all status changes must be reported to MLS within 3 business days.

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


Pro Ex Home Inspections
WI Flat Fee Homes
Paragon Real Estate Group

Home Inspector

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


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.

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:

~ Melodi McGuire, in the recent passing of her husband Bob McGuire.  Melodi is and Bob was a REALTOR® with First Weber Group in Oshkosh.

~ Illa Mullen in the recent passing of her life partner Joseph.  Illa is a REALTOR® with Century 21 Affiliated First in Appleton.

Wishes for a Speedy Recovery!

RANW wishes Lynda Seiler Denny a speedy recovery from a recent pedestrian accident. Lynda is a REALTOR® with Shorewest, Realtors in Green Bay.


Events At a Squint

Parallel MLS Systems
Live Paragon Trng Begins
Name That Tune Event



New Data Sheets Rqrd 
Paragon Goes Live!
REALTOR & Gov't Day
WCR Meeting

Membership Meeting
CRS 204 Class
CRS 204 Class
New Member Orientation
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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