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Volume 24, Issue 7 — july 2017  
Realtor News   |   Education   |   Events   |   Government Affairs  |   MLS  |   Membership  |   Appraiser  |   Commercial 

Top Stories

RANW "Excellence in Professionalism" Award Nominations Due July 7th

Appraisal CE Scheduled for November

Register NOW for Green Bay & Fox Valley's 2017 Golf Outings!

Register NOW For Fond du Lac's Golf Luau- August 17th

Thank You for Making Our June 8th Timber Rattlers Game/Fundraiser Such a HUGE Success!

Paragon Hands-On Classes Scheduled in July 24th-28th

Need an Authorization Code? Set up Your SupraWEB Account!

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RANW "Excellence in Professionalism" Award Nominations Due July 7th

Help us recognize outstanding RANW members! The Recognition Committee is accepting nominations for the annual Excellence in Professionalism Awards. If you know a REALTOR® or Affiliate member of RANW who has made an outstanding contribution to our local Association this year through RANW committee work or leadership and community involvement (state or national achievements -- optional), please nominate them for an award by contacting Lizzy at lstyles@ranw.org.  Nominations due by Friday, July 7th.

Reminder - WRA Addendum TR Available for TRID Transactions

Reminder to brokers and agents about the availability of Addendum TR to the Offer to Purchase – Timelines and Closing, a form created by WRA for licensees to use when they draft offers to purchase in transactions covered by TRID. The addendum is optional, but helpful for all parties when agents use the form when drafting offers to help avoid TRID delays and facilitate TRID transactions. Addendum TR is available on ZipForms. Please see WRA Legal Update 12.15, Wisconsin Real Estate Magazine November 2015, or WRA.org (search “TRID” or Addendum TR) for further info.

NAR REALTORS Conference ~ Nov 3-6, Chicago

November 3-6 NAR's REALTORS® Conference & Expo will be held at the McCormick Place Convention Center West Building in Chicago, Illinois. This year's theme is "The Sky's the Limit", and, indeed, the event will help REALTORS® rise higher in their real estate careers. 
The REALTORS® Conference & Expo is home to the largest trade show floor in real estate, with 400+ exhibitors and 100,000 square feet expected at the 2017 event.
Click here for registration information and register today!


Appraisal CE Scheduled for November

The following Appraisal CE courses have been scheduled for this Fall at RANW. 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Instructor: James Jacobs 
Morning Course: Disclosure vs. Disclaimer (3.5 hours)
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Afternoon Course: Inspections & Relevant Characteristics (3.5 hours)
Time: 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Instructor: Rob Sherman
Course: 2018/2019 7-Hour National USPAP Update (7 hours)
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Registration will be available soon on the WRA website! 


Register NOW for Fox Valley's 2017 Golf Outing!

Don't miss out on all the fun. Register your team now for this year's RANW Fox Valley Golf Outing at Royal St. Patrick's Golf Course!

Fox Valley: Tuesday, August 1st 

Register NOW For Fond du Lac's Golf Luau- August 17th

Don't miss out on this year's luau-themed golf outing: Golf, Sparnfarkel & Lots of Fun!

Thursday, August 17th

Rolling Meadows Golf Course
Only $25 to join in on the fun! 
Click here to register.

Annual "A Home For Everyone Conference" Set 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.

Win a Free Pass to WRA's Annual Convention ~ September 12-13th FREE Pass Drawing

To enter your name into the free convention pass drawing, please email or fax your name, office and phone number to Cheryl at (cdreger@ranw.org or 739-9157). See criteria and submission details click here.

WRA 2017 Annual Convention ~ Sept 12-13th

The WRA's annual convention is the WRA's showcase event of the year where hundreds of REALTORS® gather together from all corners of the state for classes, networking and fun! With the "Be An MVP: Most Valuable Professional" theme for the convention, you'll learn strategies and ideas to soar to new heights. With all the knowledge you'll gain at the convention, you'll be in a league of your own as you score new clients, new relationships and new success! This year's convention will be September 12-13th at Potawatomi Hotel and Casino in Milwaukee. Click here for details.

Thank You for Making Our June 8th Timber Rattlers Game/Fundraiser Such a HUGE Success!

The RANW Make-A-Wish Fundraiser at the Timber Rattlers Game on June 8th was SOLD OUT thanks to the generous sponsors, the committee and the 780+ people who attended the event! Thank you to all for your support!

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors
Evans Title
Finance of America
Nicolet National Bank
Sun West Mortgage, Inc.

Gold Sponsors
Bank First National
BMO Harris Bank
Guardian Home Inspection
Horicon Bank
Liberty Title & Abstract
Stewart Title
U.S. Bank

Silver Sponsors
Ace Home Inspections, LLC
A-Max Home Inspections
Associated Bank
Assurance Title
Bay Title
Best Informed Home Inspections
Brian's Home Inspection
Closing & Title Service
Details Home Inspection, LLC
Executive Mortgage

Fairway Independent Mortgage 
GEC Home Inspections LLC
Hansen Home Inspection Services
Herrling Clark Law Firm
Home Ex-The Home Examiner 
Home Insight, LLC
Johnson Bank
Marine Credit Union
Midwest Title Group

North Shore Bank
People's Home Equity, Inc. 
Schmitt Title
Top Notch Home & Foundation
Waterstone Mortgage
Wells Fargo
Westbury Bank
Wisconsin Home Inspection

Government Affairs

Weekly Electronic Government Affairs Report - It's free!

Sign up for an email update each week which includes RANW meeting reminders, REALTORS® issue updates as well as links to news articles relevant to the real estate industry from national, state and local newspapers. If you would like to receive the report, contact Jennifer at jsunstrom@ranw.org.


Paragon Updates

Change in Public Visibility of Offer Status 
Based on member feedback and concerns, the RANW MLS Board of Directors has reconsidered their decision to allow the Offer Status (No Offer, Offer with Bump, Offer without Bump) to be shown outside the MLS and WIREX systems. This field will no longer be included in RETS data feeds or IDX Links as soon as programming to remove the field can be completed. Considerations in making this change included the speed at which offers may be made and accepted vs how quickly listings are updated in MLS to show the offer status (by MLS rules, offices have 3 business days to update the listing), as well as how quickly vendors are able to update websites and programs to include the offer information.

Paragon Tax Database updates and the "T" on your listings
Paragon has been working on updating of the Paragon tax databases - once these updates are completed, the auto-population for listings will be allowed, please stay tuned.

Does your listing have a "T" displayed with the other icons on it?
~ Important to make sure you have the correct tax parcel ID number indicated on your listing and also that you have updated your tax year and amounts - if you do, the "T" will display with the other icons on your listing and allow you to click and go directly to the tax record
~ IF no "T" is appearing most likely you need to update your tax number - you can do this by going into the Paragon taxes and searching for your property listing, remember less is best when searching.
~ OR there may no "T" due to there is not Paragon Tax data for that county. If this is the case, then the 'T' will not display with the other icons on the listing. This means that you will not be able to auto-populate any data for that listing-when this function is turned on.
~ For any counties that you are not part of the Paragon taxes as of now, you can still locate the tax data by going to the icon on Paragon of "Resources"-My Links. Click on the My Links it will open to the list of all of the public county tax website links.
~ The Tax ID # is required and the net tax amount in MLS.
~ Normally a vacant lot has a tax id number which tracks with the land, and is updated as improvements are made.
~ If you were splitting off a portion of a larger parcel and started building prior to having a survey for the new parcel, then you may use the whole parcel ID # and clarify in MLS Remarks indicating it is a portion of the land identified by the tax id #. If you would split the parcel during the time the listing in MLS, please update your listing.
~ If you have a new construction listing, as your property progresses, MLS records should also be updated. If you were splitting off a portion of a larger parcel and started building prior to having a survey for the new parcel made of record, then you may use the whole parcel ID # and clarify that it is a portion of the land identified by the tax id #, if split during time of listing in MLS, it should be updated.

Extending Expired Listing
Please be aware that if you are extending an expired listing, you need to first bring back the status to Active, and then update your new expiration dates. If you aren't doing this, your listing could be showing as Expired. MLS has requested a work order to Paragon to allow for the status to change automatically when a new expiration date is entered.

YEAR BUILT - Reminder on Searches
The new field of Year Built is a required field. Because existing listings have not all been updated yet, it is important to remind you if age of the property is key to your Buyers, then you need to search first by previous (Pre 2017) age range, then also search by year built. In the coming months after all the agents have updated listings, searching for both will not be necessary - Now this also includes for setting up your prospects. 

The New "None" Tax Municipal Sub-Area
Members using a mix of municipalities - some with sub-areas and some without - in their searches have been frustrated in getting correct results. Only those listings in the sub-areas would appear, and no listings from municipalities without sub-areas were in the results. A workaround was found, selecting sub-areas "not equal to" the ones you wanted, but now there is another way.
A new tax municipal sub-area called "None" has been added to all municipalities other than the Cities of Appleton, De Pere, Fond du Lac, Green Bay, and Oshkosh.  Now if you are selecting sub-areas, you can choose the areas of those five cities (as needed) along with "None" to coverall of the other municipalities that do not have specific sub-areas. No longer do you need to select sub-areas "not equal to" the ones you want.
This change also means every listing in every municipality will have to have a sub-area selected - for all municipalities other than the Cities of Appleton, De Pere, Fond du Lac, Green Bay, and Oshkosh, that sub-area will be "None.

Listing Price & Sold Prices ~ You Are Entering Them in the Millions!

Listing and Closing Price fields already contain the three zeros to indicate "thousands". When entering listing information - whether in LIM or in a search - be careful not to make a $125,000 listing a $125,000,000 one! If you see any active or sold listing that has the wrong price, please alert MLS immediately~ these listings are not showing up in searches, prospects, and seriously skewing statistics!

RPR CMA Training ~ Monday, July 10th

~ HANDS ON with RPR Instructor Ernie Bottom
~ Offered 3 times on Monday, July 10th
~ RANW Office - W6124 Aerotech Dr, Appleton

Class Time Options:
10:30AM - 12:00 pm - Morning Class
01:00PM - 02:30 pm - Afternoon Class A
03:00PM - 04:30 pm - Afternoon Class B

Click here for registration details

Paragon Hands-On Classes Scheduled in July 24th-28th-Save the Dates!

Live "Hands-On Classes" with Gary Arnett will be offered the week of July 24th - 28th at RANW. If there are specific classes or topics you would like to see covered, please email asap MLSTraing@ranw.org. The schedule and registration will be posted on ranw.org and the Paragon homepage early July.

Data Services Available to MLS Member Agents/Salespersons

Effective June 1st, RANW MLS will begin offering additional services for Agents/Salespersons (with company authorization). Agents/Salespersons have the option of IDX, Voice/Text/Mobile Application, and VOW data feeds.
Forms are available by clicking below:
RANW MLS Data Agreement: for data services
Agent/Salesperson Signature Page and Data Request Form for data feed or IDX requests.

Listing Maintenance/Broker Load Class Offered July 12th

RANW MLS is pleased to offer MLS companies the option to participate in Listing Maintenance (LIM) or 'Broker Load'. Participation in Listing Maintenance is at the discretion of the participating company broker. The next classes will be at the RANW Office ~ please contact RANW 920-739-9108 or  MLSTraining@ranw.org if you would like to register: Wednesday, July 12th, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Please click the link to the Paragon Guide of Listing Maintenance: You may also use the link for refresher or new training from the recorded Webinar on LIM from RANW MLS Paragon Training presented March 2017.
To participate in LIM, after you have attended training, reviewed all the materials, and put in place your company policy and procedures, please send the signed LIM Office Participation Form to cdreger@ranw.org. Upon receipt of the completed LIM form your company access will be granted within two (2) business days.

Lockbox Program

Welcome to the Lockbox Program


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Want to Make Showings a Breeze? Check your SupraWEB Email Settings!

Available Setting Definitions:
Email Address - This is the email address used by SupraWEB. This field is not connected to any other Supra system.
Showing Emails - If you have a keybox assigned on SupraWEB, you can use this feature to be notified by email of showings on your keybox.
Feedback Emails - This will send you an email each time someone has left feedback on one of your keyboxes that you have assigned on SupraWEB.
Reminder Emails - This will send you an email to remind you to add feedback to listing agents on properties you have shown.
Listing Update Emails - This makes your email address available to agents whose properties you have shown. They may want to notify you of a price reduction or some change in the status of a listing that you've shown. 
Click here for instructions how to get set up today!

Need an Authorization Code? Set up Your SupraWEB Account!

~ SupraWEB for Agents allows you to obtain an authorization code to install the eKEY software if you get a new phone, obtain an update code for a key, manage lockbox inventory and listing information. You can also view, email and schedule activity reports and view and send showing feedback -- and it only takes a minute to set up. Go to supraekey.com, login for agents, and register.
~ SupraWEB allows Brokers to view lockbox inventory reports, view lockbox activity reports for your office and view key activity reports for your office Please see links below for additional info:
Supra WebGuide - Agents
Supra WebGuide - Brokers


RANW Membership Changes

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

Congratulations on Your Retirement!

RANW congratulates the following RANW member on their recent retirement:
~ Jean Minten, REALTOR®, Mark D. Olejniczak Realty,  Green Bay

Congratulations New Member Orientation Attendees!

RANW congratulates the June 1st New Member Orientation attendees and welcomes them as REALTORS® to RANW.

Patsy Aschenbrenner
Mason Cannon
Josh Garrison
Jeri Hidde
Steve Machkovich
Ong Moua
Chase Raboin
Bobbi Ruffalo
Lauren Svacina
Weston Voight

Filip Barsan
John Chastian
Gabe Gondeck
Bryan Kaster
Laurie Martinez
Stephanie Mulroy
JeriLynn Radart
Randal Schultz
Ryan Turriff
Lori Warden

Mike Beyer
Carrie Frechette
Jeanne Gussert
Sammie Kirkpatrick
Kelly McKenna
Nicholas O'Brien
Mark Reitan
Melissa Siebold
Taylor Van Iten
Alexus Wilson

Rhonda Bubolz
Bill Frederickson
Melissa Hatton
Laura Luedtke
Donna Meulemans
Ame Prunick
Carrie Reyment
Chris Spiering
Deanna Verkuilen


WRA Offers Members FREE Tech Helpline

WRA now offers free access to the WRA Tech Helpline as part of your REALTOR® or Affiliate Designate membership. This technical support helpline can assist you with computer-related issues in your office, including support on PCs, Macs, tablet machines, smartphones and more. The service is free and is part of your WRA membership. The April edition of the Wisconsin Real Estate Magazine should have included a personalized contact information card for the helpline.
This new benefit provides you with on-demand access to computer support professionals for quicker, less frustrating resolutions to your technology problems. Not only does the helpline keep your office running more smoothly, but it also minimizes downtime, saves in computer maintenance costs, provides greater business confidence, and ultimately, gives you more time to stay focused on transactions and less time troubleshooting technical issues.
Try the service today! One or two phone calls to the WRA Tech Helpline could help pay for membership in itself.
Click here for more details.

Reprinted in part from Wisconsin Real Estate Magazine, April 2017

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Events At a Squint

RANW Closed for Holiday
MLS Basics Class
Housing Advocacy Mtg
Green Bay Golf Outing
Listing Maintenance Class
Commercial Council
WCR Meeting


Fox Valley Golf Outing
New Member Orientation
Fond du Lac Golf Outing
WCR Meeting

New Member Orientation
Fox Valley Golf Outing
Fond du Lac Golf Outing
WCR Meeting

2018 RANW
Board of Directors

Michael Kunesh

President - Elect
Judd Stevenson

Jim Smith

Scott Swick

Executive VP
Margery Chapman

Diane Campshure-Walczyk 
Debbie Gritt
Pat Kaster
Candace Kriner
Charlene Maurer
Mari Reichel
Sara Schnell
Michael Sewell

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