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Volume 24, Issue 5 — may 2017  
Realtor News   |   Education   |   Events   |   Government Affairs  |   MLS  |   Membership  |   Appraiser  |   Commercial 

Top Stories

2017 Timber Rattlers Make-A-Wish Fundraiser - Tickets NOW available!

2017 Golf Outings - Mark your calendar!

May Paragon Training Registration

RANW MLS - Paragon Updates as of May 4th

FREE Weekly Webinars Every Tuesday at 1pm Hosted by PARAGON

Paragon Academy Training Mandatory for Paragon Access

Scroll down for additional stories-


2017 Timber Rattlers Make-A-Wish 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!!!  And if your company wishes to donate a prize, please contact Lizzy or Marg soon.
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!

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.

WRA Offers Members FREE Tech Helpline Starting April 2017

WRA now offers free access to the WRA Tech Helpline as part of your 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 include 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


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!

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.

Government Affairs

WRA Legislative Priority in State Budget

Click here to view the most recent Legal Update regarding the State budget.


May Paragon Training Registration

Expand your knowledge of Paragon! Simply find what day works with your schedule, and check the classes you wish to attend here!

RANW MLS - Paragon Updates as of May 4th

Click here to view all of the Paragon updates!

Acreage and Lot Square Footage

If you are adding Acreage info in the new Paragon fields and need a refresher in calculations, here's a handy reference.
Even though you may have lot dimensions or lot square footage on existing listings, please update your listing to include the Acreage field. Paragon will be auto-calculating and populating the field of lot square footage from Acreage. See the helpful Acreage Calculations-Handy Reference. 
1. One Acre equals 43,560 square feet.
2. If you have a lot size multiply width by depth to determine square footage. Divide square footage by 43,560 to determine acreage. EXAMPLE 60x120 = 7,200 square feet Dividing 7,200 square feet by 43,560 = .165 acre.
3. If you have square footage of site, divide by 43,560 to determine acreage. EXAMPLE 13,200 square feet. Dividing 13,200 square feet by 43,560 = .30 acre.
4. If you have acreage, multiply by 43,560 to determine square footage. EXAMPLE 1.45 acres x 43560 = 63,162 square feet

"It's Backwards Now": Searching Sub-Areas in Paragon

(Appleton, De Pere, Fond du Lac, Green Bay, and Oshkosh)
There is a CHANGE in how members use the Tax Municipality Sub-Area search options for the Cities of Appleton, De Pere, Fond du Lac, Green Bay, and Oshkosh). Paragon will be working on a better search for subareas in the near future. Instead of searching FOR the sub-areas desired, members should EXCLUDE the sub-areas they do not need.
Using Green Bay as an example: If I want to search the NorthWest and SouthWest sub-areas of Green Bay (as specified in the MLS options), I need to set the Tax Municipality Sub-Area search as NOT EQUAL TO the sub-areas of NorthEast and SouthEast. See image illustrate:
This is especially important when using more than one Municipality in criteria selections. If members are only searching in Green Bay, then selecting vs excluding probably won't matter. If there are multiple municipalities selected, and members are selecting sub-areas vs excluding sub-areas, searches will return zero results.

FREE Weekly Webinars Every Tuesday at 1pm Hosted by PARAGON

**Advance Registration Required- See Free Webinars on Paragon MLS homepage
May 16  Specialty Searches
May 23  Collab Center Basics
May 30  Property Searches
June 06 Search Results
June 20 Listing Slideshows
June 27 Searches & Results

New RANW Paragon MLS Listing Data Sheets-May 2017 Revision

RANW MLS Listing Data Sheets have recently been updated further to match our Paragon system (Rev. May, 2017) and are available via the links provided and within the MLS Documents section in Paragon. Use of these forms should begin immediately.
Residential Data Sheet

Condo Data Sheet

Vacant Land Data Sheet 

Multifamily Data Sheet

Commercial Data Sheet

New Listing Update Forms Available

It's important to update our listings with new fields and features to make sure your searches and listing cars include the correct listings!  You may use these forms to guide you through updating your existing listings and recent solds, or you may submit these forms to the MLS for updating. The new forms are available in Paragon and below:





Paragon Academy Training Mandatory for Paragon Access - New Members

As of April 24, new members without access will need to complete Paragon Academy online training to receive access to Paragon MLS. Email mlstraining@ranw.org to request invite to training.
Paragon Academy is an online training program consisting of an Intro, 6 modules and Listing Input Maintenance (LIM) - 8 total.
Academy Introduction
Module 1: Home Page Navigation
Module 2: Searches
Module 3: Map Search Field
Module 4: Spreadsheets
Module 5: Listing Reports
Module 6: Email & Print Listings
Listing Input Maintenance Module

You can take all the modules at one time (2-4 hours) or you can take one module at a time, completing all seven over the course of 30 days. There is a short test at the end of each module-they're easy but you must pass to obtain access to the next module.

Lockbox Program

Welcome to the Lockbox Program


Absolute Home Inspections
6 Degrees Realty


Green Bay

No More DisplayKEY Option for NEW Keyholders

As of April 1st, 2017, the DisplayKEY & Cradle option is available for NEW agents. The only key option available for NEW Keyholders will be the eKEY app & fob. This should be viewed as is 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 additional equipment to collect, or be liable for, if an agent goes inactive.
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.

Congratulations on Your Retirement!

RANW congratulates the following RANW members on their recent retirement:
~ Lee Stevenson, Affiliate, Wolf River Community Bank,  Greenville

Congratulations New Member Orientation Attendees!

RANW congratulates the April 26th New Member Orientation attendees and welcomes them as REALTORS® to RANW.

Araceli Aguilar
Leslie Boyea
Susie Eggers
Nicole Harke
Kelly Hudson
Victoria Kassab
Vincent LaRoux
Matt McGrath
Bobbi Jo Mulder
Lynnette Prichard
John Schnell
Lisa Toutant

Whitney Armstrong
Geri Collette
Jessica Engle
Maureen Horst
Ryan Iverson
Kim Kehler
Robin Mancoske
Brittany McGuire
John Murphy
Dawn Quait
Lori Slusarek
Mary Lou VanDeusen
Jim Webb

Elyse Becker
Jenny Doemel
Claudia Ferrel
Mike Hubbard
Kyle Johnson
Becky Kissinger
Brad Marchildon
Jason Metz
Chris Peeters
Brenda Rosek
Susan Sullivan
Chrise Walschinski
Megan Wosnig

Jamie Blau
Dylan Draska
Judson Fisher
Valerie Hubbard
Amy Kaighan
Todd Langer
Lori Lynn Marske
Kyle Mobile
Kris Philippon
Marge Rubin
Mary Thompson
Leia Weaver


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. Various classes included!
Click here for the training calendar


Events At a Squint
New Member Orientation
NAR Midyear Mtgs Begin
LIVE Paragon Trng 22-26
WCR Meeting



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

Green Bay Golf Outing
Home For Everyone Conf

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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