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Volume 24, Issue 10 — october 2017  
Realtor News   |   Education   |   Events   |   Government Affairs  |   MLS  |   Membership  |   Appraiser  |   Commercial 

Top Stories

Annual Meeting - Tuesday, October 24th 2017

Appraisal CE Scheduled for Nov 8th and 15th

2017 RANW Neighborhood Outreach Day - Friday, October 27th!

New BLUETOOTH Lockbox System Coming in Oct/Nov

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

Scroll down for additional stories-


Annual Meeting - Tuesday, October 24th 2017

Join us for our 2017 Annual Meeting, Election of 2018 Directors and 2017 Excellence in Professionalism Awards

Date: Tuesday, October 2017 
Location: Holiday Inn Appleton
Time: 10:30am Registration 11:00am Meeting Begins
Cost: $16 per member
Key Note Speaker: " 5 Marketing & Tech Must-Do's for 2018 Business" - Nobu Hata the Director of Member Engagement for the National Association of REALTORS


New BLUETOOTH Lockbox System Coming in Oct/Nov

RANW MLS is pleased to announce a new Supra Lockbox System will be arriving in October/November. Watch for email notices and see full story in Lockbox section below.

Notice of Annual Meeting and Election of Directors ~ Tuesday, October 24th

Elections:  Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Location:  Holiday Inn, Appleton
Annual Meeting:  11:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

The election of Directors for the 2018-2020 Board of Directors shall take place on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at the Holiday Inn, Appleton, WI, during the Business Meeting beginning at 11:00 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 will 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). 

2018 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, 2018 (4 positions): 
Sara Schnell        Mari Reichel       Charlene Maurer       Pat Kaster       

RANW Professional Standards Training ~ Thursday, October 5th

Mark your calendars for Thursday, October 5th, for RANW Professional Standards Committee LIVE Training.  Tracy Rucka from WRA will be the instructor. Please contact Casey Radtke at cradtke@ranw.org for additional details or to register. The training will be 10-12 and 1-4, with lunch in between. 
Bi-annual training is required to serve on RANW local Professional Standards Committee and for Directors on the Board. Directors are required to attend in the first year of their 3-year term. New committee members are always welcome - - we especially need Brokers to join!  Please contact Casey for further information.  Additional details will follow on www.ranw.org.


Women's Council of REALTORS Fox Valley -Lunch & Educational Program-Thursday, October 12th

WCR will be hosting a lunch and educational program on October 12th at the RANW office. Ernie Bottom, from the National Association of REALTORS will be discussing RPR.
The program is open to everyone and only cost $15

Appraisal CE Scheduled for Nov 8th and 15th

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.

Click here for registration information at WRA! 

Two-Day ABR Designation Course - Nov 13-14th

Accredited Buyer's Representative November 13th -14th
Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Instructor: Cheryl Eskridge
Location: Classroom webcast at the RANW office
Register here!


National REALTOR Ring Day - December 1st

Join us as we partner with the Salvation Army for National REALTOR Ring Day on December 1st. For more information on how to get involved please contact Jean Vanden Langenberg at 920-593-2375 or email Jean_van@usc.salvationarmy.org Click HERE for more details!

WRA Winter Convention 2018 ~ January 23-25, 2018

Join us for the WRA’s best-kept secret: the winter convention! Whether you’re interested in networking, browsing exhibits, or having fun, you’ll find it all here! With something for everyone in this three-day event, you’ll gain insight and learn new tricks for your business in the new year. And, you’ll have time for fun too! Click here for details.

Thank You Oshkosh Golfers and Sponsors!

Thank you to all the golfers and sponsors for making this outing great!

Dinner Sponsor: Bank First National
Beverage Sponsor: Schmitt Title
Registration Table: US Bank
Snack Sponsor: Wisconsin Home Inspections

Hole Sponsors
Ace Home Inspections
Associated Bank
Assurance Title
Bank First National
Bay Title & Abstract
BMO Harris Bank
Closing & Title Services
Integrity Inspection Services
Marine Credit Union
Midwest Title
Old National Bank
Second Look Inspection 
Verve, A Credit Union

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!

Mark Your Calendar for This Year's Holiday Parties!

Fond du Lac Holiday Party: Thursday, December 7th at Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
Green Bay Holiday Party:  Thursday, December 14th at Gather on Broadway

More details to come!

WRA Broker Summit ~ Thursday, December 7th, Milwaukee

If you're a manager, owner or broker, the WRA's Broker Summit is just for you! With several great sessions, you'll gain insight into the economy and your practice - relevant for today and tomorrow. You'll learn about boosting your firm's success with marketing, technology and more with information from various workshops offered at Broker Summit. Click here for details

Government Affairs

RANW Legislative Forum ~ Thursday, October 26th, The Marq

Roundtable Discussion: 4:00-5:00 pm. 
Reception:                     5:00-6:00 pm 

Space is limited, so reservations will be held for those first to sign up! jsunstrom@ranw.org or 920.739.9108.

Similar to our visit to the Capitol each year, we are inviting all of our legislators from Northeast Wisconsin to join us in a roundtable discussion of some of our top legislative priorities, followed by a reception. However, instead of taking an entire day and traveling to Madison, our legislators will be coming to The Marq in De Pere! Special Thank you to WRA and Nicolet National Bank for sponsoring our reception!!!

2017 RANW Neighborhood Outreach Day - Friday, October 27th!

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 mark your calendars! Click for an information flyer, team registration flyer, volunteer agreement and sign up soon!


New BLUETOOTH Lockbox System Coming in Oct/Nov

RANW MLS is pleased to announce a new Supra Lockbox System will be arriving in October/November. Watch for email notices and see full story in Lockbox section below.

Data Services Available to MLS Member Agents/Salespersons/Teams

Effective June 1, 2017, RANW MLS will begin offering additional services for Agents/Salespersons/Teams (with company authorization). Agents/Salespersons/Teams have the option of IDX, Voice/Text/Mobile Application, and VOW data feeds. Forms are available below:
RANW MLS Data Agreement: for data services including RETS and IDX for RANW MLS or WIREX data  
Agent/Salesperson/Team Signature Page and Data Request Form for data feed or IDX requests. (Revised September, 2017)
Agent/Salesperson/Team - Cancellation Form used to cancel a RETS data feed or IDX Link already in place. 

October Paragon Webinars - Register Now Online

Tuesday, October 3, 1pm - 2pm
Hotsheets & Market Monitor
Why do we run a Hotsheet? We will explore the Hotsheet Search and other features related to Hotsheet including Market Monitor and Auto-Hotsheet. * Learn to customize the Hotsheet search and Hotsheet results * Reset your default Hotsheet report Create quick links for Hotsheet * Learn how to customize your Market Monitor Please check the Paragon Help site to see if this topic has already been recorded and posted. If posted, you can access now this specific Paragon training and you don't have to wait.
Click here to register for the "Hotsheets and Market Monitor" webinar.

Tuesday, October 10, 1pm - 2pm
Advanced Searches and Results with Mapping
Learn how to: * Customizing Search templates * Customizing Searches and Search Results * Exploring alternate Report Views * Integrating mapping tools into your search. Please check the Paragon Help site to see if this topic has already been recorded and posted. If posted, you can access now this specific Paragon training and you don't have to wait.
Click here to register for the "Advanced Searches and Results with Mapping" webinar.

Tuesday, October 17, 1pm - 2pm
Specialty Searches
Did you know there is life after Search By Property Class? We will explore the following items in the Specialty Search Menu in Paragon: * Mapping * Hotsheet * Auto Hotsheet * Inventory * Tour * Open House
Click here to register for the "Specialty Search Menu" webinar.

Tuesday, October 24, 1pm - 2pm
Collab Center Basics
Explore all the features of the Collab Center from both the Agent and Consumer points of view. * Customizing the About Me page * Listings Views * Creating Folders * Adding Comments * Requesting showings * Sharing Listings * Customer Searches Please check the Paragon Help site to see if this topic has already been recorded and posted. If posted, you can access now this specific Paragon training and you don't have to wait.
Click here to register for the "Collab Center Basics" webinar.

Tuesday, October 31, 1pm - 2pm
Listing Slideshow
This webinar explores the 2 types of Slideshows available in Paragon. 1) Slideshow enabled when you click on a picture while you are inside Paragon. 2) Listing Slideshow is a report that creates a web address (URL) that is used outside of Paragon with or without an internet connection. After viewing a Slideshow, we will setup a Listing Slideshow. We will discuss some of the ways the Listing Slideshow can be used by you for the next 30-days. The Listing Slideshow can be setup in just a few minutes. You can have multiple Listing Slideshows functioning at the same time. Please check the Paragon Help site to see if this topic has already been recorded and posted. If posted, you can access now this specific Paragon training and you don't have to wait.
Click here to register for the "Listing Slideshow" webinar.

PLEASE NOTE: ~ see below:
Webinars times are Central Time Zone. When adding this training to your calendar, please adjust for your Time Zone.
Webinar Cancellations: Webinars will be cancelled if the following conditions apply: 1. If no one has registered for a specific webinar session 1-hour prior to the start of that webinar session 2. If no one has joined a specific webinar 10-minutes after the webinar's starting time. Webinars may be re-scheduled or cancelled if no trainers are available due to other training commitments, or not enough registrations!
Reminder E-mails are sent 24-hours and 1-hour before the start of this webinar.

How to find Agent Sales Production

Member agents can go to Resources > Statistical Reporting, and then use the “MLS Statistics” report.  Choose the desired Date Range, and select any other criteria needed before building the report. 
This report gives the numbers, but does not identify listings by MLS number; if that level of detail is needed, then a broker/manager with their higher security level must run the “Sales Detail” report for the agent (also available under Resources > Statistical Reporting).

How to Run a Reverse Prospecting Report for your Listing

Reverse Prospecting reports give detailed information for an individual listing, letting a listing agent know how that listing is doing as far as matching saved searches or contact records, how many times the listing has been emailed from Paragon, and various hit count statistics.
To run a Reverse Prospecting report, select Listings > Maintain Listings, find the individual listing in the results, then choose Select an Action and then Activity Report.

Did Your Contact Accidentally "Opt Out" of Receiving Emails?

Here's how to help them opt back in ~ click here.
Enter the Contact's email address in the box provided, and then click the "Next" button in the lower right corner of the screen.
Make sure the radio button "Any agent using this software" is selected, and then click the "Next" button in the lower right corner of the screen.
This will generate an email to your Contact. The Contact must open the email and click on the confirmation link within 72 hours to opt back in to receiving email from the Paragon system.  If your contact does not click to confirm within that timeframe, you will need to repeat these steps.

How to Generate Status Sheets in Paragon

For those members who do not use LIM, listing changes – including reporting listings as sold – are submitted on a Status Change Form.  To generate a Status Change Form for your listing, follow these easy steps:
1. Start at your Paragon Home Page
2. Look for “Power Search” across the top of the Paragon screen – type in the MLS number, or the listing address, or other information to retrieve your listing.
3. Select the listing to be changed from the results shown by clicking on the MLS number.
4. When the listing detail appears, select Reports (right side of screen), and then Details.
5. Here you will find the change forms: Change-Remrks Direct (for editing the Remarks or Directions fields), Change-Status $ Offr (changing status, offer, pending, withdrawn, back on market, expiration date, price, and tax information), and Change-Status Sold (for reporting that a  listing has closed).
Remember, status changes are to be reported to MLS within 3 business days of the change per MLS Rules. This includes Offer Status changes, and reporting listings as Pending (when all contingencies have been met, and the listing is waiting to close).

Lockbox Program

New BLUETOOTH Lockbox System Coming in Oct/Nov

RANW MLS is pleased to announce that the new Supra Lockbox System has been approved and new BLUETOOTH® lockboxes will be arriving hopefully by the end of October or beginning of November!  Supra is working with MLS to get the new lockboxes delivered so agents can swap their old lockboxes on properties this fall before the weather changes and batteries no longer work.  The new Supra lockboxes are very similar, still blue and a bit larger with a better handle and cove for fitting on doors, and are BLUETOOTH®. The push up key container activates the battery and allows for smooth opening of the lockbox and less drain on the battery!
Watch for special email notices of the new system rollout of key and lockbox changes this October and November, along with special training offerings!

How to Find Your eKEY Serial Number

If you need to call Supra's call center for assistance with your Supra key, you will be asked to provide your eKEY serial number.
To locate your eKEY serial number, open the eKEY app on your smartphone or tablet. At the top of the screen you will see either eKEY Basic or eKEY Professional followed by your key serial number.
Important! Record your eKEY serial # somewhere in a safe place so if you get a new smartphone or need to re-install the eKEY app, you'll be able to locate your eKEY serial number.

No Lockbox Audit This Year!

In lieu of an annual audit we are encouraging every office to do an internal audit of lockboxes and return any extra as soon as possible. The easiest way for an office to track lockboxes is to set up a SupraWEB account. Via SupraWEB an office can track inventory, edit lockbox hours of operation, and keep track of who is accessing lockboxes assigned to your office. Brokers, please visit Supraekey.com to set up your SupraWEB account today!
RANW is happy to run a lockbox inventory report for your office at any time. Please contact Angela or Kristen to set up a time to come in and drop off your excess boxes. We also have a courier service with drop sites in Green Bay, Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, Waupaca, and Shawano for easy lockbox return. Please email Angela at aschilling@ranw.org, or Kristen at khubers@ranw.org, with any additional questions. 

Welcome to the Lockbox Program


Chris Smith Realty




RANW Membership Changes

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

Congratulations New Member Orientation Attendees!

RANW congratulates the September 7th New Member Orientation attendees and welcomes them as REALTORS® to RANW.

Julie Anderson
Janis Brady
Cindy Darling
Olivia Levezow
Ed Mueller
Jennifer Schrauth
Kirstin Soquet
Stacy Woelfel

Zach Anderson
Brandi Buss
Rick DeJardin
Michelle Line
Sarah Peeters
Tim Schrauth
Lexie Wanty
Rhonda Young

Robin Baade
Jane Chariton
Tracy Hencley
Shannon Martelli
Jake Reinke
Emily Schuh
Luke Wendricks
Lori Zaskey

Eric Boehm
Katie Colberg
Christina Kanzenbach
Rachel Moore
Keith Rohde
Robin Skipchak
Gary Wiesman
Wobin Zhang

Membership Renewal Time Coming Soon!

The annual membership renewal dues will be sent to offices the first week of October. The discounted dues deadline will be Wednesday, November 15th again this year.


Stay Up-To-Date With realtor.com While You're On The Go!

Don't miss your opportunity to receive promotions, discounts, inventory announcements and account notifications right at your fingertips.
when you sign up, you'll receive a Starbucks card to enjoy a cup of coffee on us.

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


Events At a Squint

CE 1 & 2 - Appleton
CE 1 & 2 - Green Bay
CE 3 & 4 - Appleton
CE 3 & 4 - Green Bay
CE C & D - Appleton
CE C & D - Green Bay
Membership Meeting
WCR Meeting
Neighborhood Outreach


RANW Closed for Holiday
RANW Closed for Holiday
Commercial Council Mtg


RANW Closed for Holiday
RANW Closed for Holiday

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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