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Volume 25, Issue 6 — june 2018  
Realtor News   |   Education   |   Events   |   Government Affairs  |   MLS  |   Membership  |   Appraiser  |   Commercial 

Top Stories

Mark your Calendar for our 2018 RANW Golf Outings

Safety Alert

Fall Residential CE Scheduled for October

Talking Points for the 2018 REALTORS Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo

MLS Alerts and Reminders

An Easy Guide to Data Feeds

New Supra Tool!

REALTOR Ethics Requirement Deadline is 12-31-18

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WCR 2018 Region II Conference ~ June 13-15th, Green Bay

The WCR Region II conference will be hosted in Green Bay at the historic home of the Green Bay Packers, Lambeau Field.  Region II is comprised of the State and local networks from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. RANW REALTOR® Lori Muller is WCR's Region II RVP.
The Women's Council of REALTORS is the 12th largest Women's organization in the country.  The regional conference is an annual tradition bringing together industry leaders and top producers from across these five Midwestern states.
Click here to register for the full conference.
WCR is now offering a one day special for anyone that wants to attend on Thursday, June 14th ONLY.  Fee is $125 for Thursday only and includes your meals and admission for the day. 

Mark your Calendar for our 2018 RANW Golf Outings

Join us this summer for our Annual RANW Golf Outings! 
Green Bay: Wednesday, July 18th at Brown Country Golf Course
Fox Valley: Tuesday, August 7th at Royal Saint Patrick's Golf Links
Fond du Lac: Thursday, August 23rd at Rolling Meadows Golf Course
Oshkosh: Thursday, September 13th at Utica Golf Course 

More details will be available in the upcoming weeks at

Safety Alert

Online rental scams are back in our local news and are being reported again to MLS. Reminder to be aware of online ads fraudulently advertising properties for rent using info obtained from legitimate property listings for sale. The aim of the ads is to entice would-be renters to illegally sign leases and wire funds.
Should you experience such a situation, notify the online advertiser, and report the incident to local law enforcement and to state and federal consumer protection agencies. Both the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Wisconsin Dept of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) have online reporting websites for rental and other internet and advertising scams. And as always, follow your office safety policies.
FTC Consumer Complaints  
DATCP Consumser Complaints 

Business Email Compromise -- Wire Transfer Fraud Update

"Business Email Compromise" is the term that law enforcement uses to describe fraud schemes wherein the perpetrator convinces the victim to send a wire transfer to a designated (fraudulent) bank account. The wire instructions are usually received via email, from an email account that appears to belong to someone the victim trusts. However, the email account is usually slightly, and almost imperceptibly, different than the sender's legitimate email account.
Brian Due, the WRA's wire transfer fraud contact, will be retiring from his position as an FBI Special Agent on May 29. His squad is severely understaffed, so it's unlikely any Business Email Compromise (BEC) schemes will be investigated by the Milwaukee FBI office for the foreseeable future.
Agent Due recommends two things be done if someone becomes the victim of a BEC scheme in the future:
First, make sure the victim reports the issue to their financial institution immediately, and that their financial institution promptly contacts the financial institution that received the wire.
Second, the victim should report the fraud to www.ic3.gov. That website includes an online complaint form, but it doesn't necessarily have to be filled out by the victim. A relative or friend of the victim can assist the victim in filing the report. Once filled, the ic3.gov staff will send the report to the appropriate FBI field office.
View the rest of FBI Special Agent Brian Due's message and recommendations by
clicking here.
Reprinted from WRA's Legal News, May 21, 2018


Fall Residential CE Scheduled for October

ALL Real Estate Licenses will expire at the end of 2018. In order to renew by the Dec.14th deadline you must complete the (4) Mandatory Courses and (2) Elective Courses. We will be offering these courses LIVE during the month of October. Click HERE for more information and to register!


Timber Rattlers Fundraiser- June 7th - All you need to know!

Purchased tickets to this year's Timber Rattlers Fundraiser? Check out everything to you need to know before you go! Click HERE!

Green Bay Golf Outing- Wednesday, July 18th at Brown County Golf Course- Register Today!

Registration is now open for this year's RANW Green Bay Golf Outing!
Date: Wednesday, July 18th
Location: Brown County Golf Course
Shotgun Start: 10:30 a.m.
Cost: Member $80 Non-Member $100
Register: by June 13th for the Early Bird Price of $70 (members only)
Click HERE to Register!

nterested in being a sponsor? Contact Lizzy Styles at 920-739-9108 or Lstyles@ranw.org

Fox Valley Golf Outing- August 7th - Register Today!

Registration is now open for this year's RANW Fox Valley Golf Outing!
Date: Tuesday, August 7th
Location: Roayl Saint Patrick's Golf Links
Shotgun Start: 9:30 a.m.
Cost: Member $75 Non-Member $90
Register by July 10th for the Early Bird Price of $65 (members only)

Interested in being a sponsor? Contact Lizzy Styles at 920-739.9108 or Lstyles@ranw.org

WRA Convention ~ September 17-18th, Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells

Save the date for the WRA's showcase event of the year! The WRA Annual Convention is back in Wisconsin Dells on September 17-18, 2018. During two jam-packed days, hundreds of REALTORS® will gather together from all corners of the state for classes, networking and fun! With the "It's Time to Shine" theme for the convention, you'll learn how to put your best foot forward and shine in your market. You'll leave the convention with good vibes so you'll be ready to take the lead and boogie your way to success.
Click here for more information.

Government Affairs

Talking Points for the 2018 REALTORS Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo

During the week of May 14-18, REALTORS® and Association staff from around the country gathered in D.C. to meet with members of Congress regarding 4 main issues.
Please see the links below to access the talking points for each of these issues.
Supporting Net Neutrality Protections
National Flood Insurance Program
Tax Policy
Equal Access to Housing Opportunities

Wisconsin's Direct Giver Program Kickoff

We are officially in RANW's Direct Giver Fundraising period. We ask that all members who have been Direct Givers, or wish to become new Direct Givers please send in your contribution now so that we are able to help candidates who are raising funds and campaigning for the November election. The WRA Direct Giver Program provides an alternative to an RPAC contribution for members who: 
- wish to retain full control and direction over who will receive their political contributions 
- wish to give personal contributions to candidates for local and state elections and at the same time benefit the REALTORS® Association
Direct Giver Process 
1. Solicitations: The minimum contribution is $100.00. 
2. Checks: Checks can be used and must be made to the WRA DirectGiver Program (not RPAC). Checks can be sent to RANW, W6124 Aerotech Dr., Appleton, WI 54914. 
3. Credit Cards: You may also pay on-line via credit card. 
Click here and login to the WRA site. Or you can call Jennifer at 920.739.9108 with your credit card information and she will take care of it. 
4. Control: Contributions to the Direct Giver Program are deposited in a separate bank account from RPAC contributions. Structurally, the WRA then acts like a bank, with disbursements permitted only with the explicit authorization of the contributor. That is, you retain full control on how your direct giver money is spent. 
5. Directing Contributions: Contributors may at any time direct their contributions, in whole or in part, to any candidate for local, state or federal office. When disbursing funds, contributors can email or call RANW or WRA to indicate how they wish their money to be distributed.


MLS Alerts and Reminders

The following reminders are to assist Members in having their listings activated in the MLS soon as possible. If any of the items below are present, the listing will NOT go live in the MLS until the correction(s) have been made. A notice is given to the list agent/company informing them it is not complete. The listing is put on the bottom on the pile and the next listing is reviewed by staff and the iCheck System. Don't forget that a valid Listing Contract must be attached to the listing as well prior to the listing being reviewed:

No Showings Until:  If a listing has "No Showings until" in the Remarks of the listing.  First, this must be in the listing contract (or an amendment)signed by the Seller, and secondly it shall be in the Public Remarks. ALSO per the MLS Rules, this includes the listing company, unless the listing contract is an Office Exclusive.

Contract Dates: If the listing contract date and the dates entered into the MLS System do not match, the listing will not go in live until it is corrected.

Other-See Remarks: If you select "Other See Remarks", for any data source such as Lot Size, Room Descriptions, or Features on a listing you have entered, you must enter the data related to that subject in the Public Remarks.

Finished or Unfinished Rooms: There are specific description choices for finished or unfinished rooms. You may not enter a 3 season room or screened porch or sun room under the finished room section of room dimensions, nor may room be included in the Finished Square Footage of the listing.

Square Footage and Finished Room Dimensions: The finished square footage and the room dimensions that you enter should mirror each other- if you have a room that is unfinished in room dimensions, the listing will need to be updated and most likely the square footage also.

Variable Rate Commission: The MLS Rules, per NAR calls for the requirement of disclosing Variable Rate Commission. If the listing contract suggests this, then the listing shall be indicated with a yes. See MLS Rules Section 8.5 for definition.

Finished Square Footage: Please check your numbers, as the finished square footage for finished above grade and finished below grade are not adding up to Total Finished Square Footage.

Municipality: Municipality is where the property is legally located, i.e., Town of Allouez, Town of Grand Chute, Town of Friendship - is NOT the City of Green Bay or City of Appleton, City of Fond du Lac - do not put the mailing city for the municipality of where the property is located.

Late Listings: If a listing is not going to be submitted to MLS within 5 business days of the list date or the seller's signature date (whichever comes later) per MLS Rules, the listing contract must be emailed separately to MLS to comply, even if the listing contract states that listing is not to be entered into MLS - For example: never to be entered into MLS, or entered into MLS on June 15th - every listing contract must be submitted to MLS within 5 days of the dates (10 days for commercial).

Questions? Please call the MLS.

Listing Maintenance Class ~ Tuesday, May 8th

LIM (Listing Input and Training) class will be offered on Tuesday, June 19th, from 10 am - 12 pm at our RANW office in Appleton. More information on the LIM program can be found on RANW's website here.

Click here to register for Tuesday, June 19th.

MLS Basics Class Offered ~ Tuesday, June 12th

Every MLS does things a little bit differently, so learn what RANW MLS needs you to know! The MLS Basics class will cover our rules and recommended listing procedures, offer a review of listing data and forms needed to complete your listings, cover some of the basics of using Paragon, and provide info on the Supra lockbox program.
This class is a great supplement to the Listing Input and Maintenance (LIM) training, and can be attended by new as well as long-time members and office admins who might like a refresher course.

Click here to register for MLS Basics on Tuesday, June 12th.

RPR Refreshes ESRI Data

RPR’s Federal and/or Local Economic Area Reports is fed by a much-trusted analytics platform called Esri. Now, RPR has refreshed its Esri data to include more than 1 billion data points, which includes projected data to 2022. Along with new metrics, such as “daytime population” and “daytime population density,” the refresh reveals a wealth of new data in support of our tapestry, demographic, economic and lifestyle data and analytics.

An Easy Guide to Data Feeds

RANW MLS has created an easy guide to the data feed and IDX options available to our members. Click Here to learn more about the options open to you!

Sold-Comp Only Listings to be Entered Only by MLS Staff

Beginning June 1st, listings with the Sold-Comp Only status will only be allowed to be entered into the MLS by MLS Data Entry staff.  Members continue to enter these Comp-Only listings into the system incorrectly, thereby possibly showing within the Prospects, Searches and Statistics. 

MLS Data Entry staff will be happy to enter these into the MLS System for you if they qualify and you have all the necessary information. 

To qualify: these listings were not ever entered into the MLS System and there was a one party contract to list and or sell this property. 

To have sold/comp only listing entered into MLS:
a listing data form needs to be completed with all of the required fields, along with all of the required sold information  Please
see link for data forms and or a blank sold status form.  If you have questions, please callor email (listings@ranw.org) Data Entry staff and they will be pleased to assist you.

New Help Documents posted to Resources > My Links

New help documents and tip sheets have been uploaded to Paragon's Resources > My Links area. Photo size tips, how-to articles, forms, and even data sheets are available with a click.
To find what you need quickly, click on the Link Name header, and the documents will sort alphabetically by that column.  And - did you know you can add your own links as well? Check out the Resources icon, and then click My Links.

Lockbox Program

Welcome to the Lockbox Program


Norway Enterprises 
A Complete Home Inspection 
Anderson Realty Group 
NEW Valuations 
Thiel Real Estate 

Affiliate Home Inspector

Green Bay

New Supra Tool!

Assign a Keybox to a Listing with GPS using the Supra Keybox Assistant
~ Offices may already be assigning a new iBOX to a listing through Paragon or through SupraWEB. These are still two great options for Keybox assignment. However, the Keybox Assistant tool will provide an added safeguard in assigning keyboxes using GPS. If the keybox has already been assigned to a listing in SupraWEB or Paragon, using the keybox assistant will not delete the keybox from the listing, but confirm it.
~ Showing and Key Activity reports and showing notifications are more informative when the listing address is displayed rather than just the keybox serial number.
~ The Keybox Assistant feature helps by automatically assigning the listing address to the keybox using GPS when the shackle is released and the key container is opened.

Using Keybox Assistant
~ Make sure you are at the property when releasing the shackle.
~ Select "Adding on a new listing" for the reason when releasing the shackle. ~ Enter the listing MLS # (assigned automatically) or house number (Supra system searches listing database and uses GPS to find a match).
~ If a match is made an email notification including the lockbox serial number, MLS number & address is sent to you from Supra to verify the assignment as long as you have the lockbox in your inventory (defaults to yes).
~ If any of the information in the email is not correct you can log into SupraWEB and correct it.  

Click on the following link for screenshots and more information. If need help or have questions, please contact RANW MLS or Supra support.

Get The Most Out of Your eKEY!

Did you know that you can do more than just open lockboxes with your eKEY app? Check out the possibilities of utilizing your eKEY app & SupraWEB. See links below.
SupraWEB General Email Notifications.pdf
Mobile SupraWEB_Guide.pdf


RANW Membership Changes

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

Congratulations, REALTOR Emeritus Recipients!

RANW would like to congratulate the following REALTORS® who have earned the REALTOR® Emeritus designation from NAR at the meetings in mid-May:

Richard De Kleyn, Coldwell Banker The REal Estate Group-Lynndale, Appleton
Phil Hilgenberg, Hilgenberg Realty, Green Bay
Steve Winter, Rollie Winter & Associates, Appleton

Any member who has held membership in the National Association as a REALTOR® for a cumulative period of 40 years in one or more Associations of REALTORS® is eligible for REALTOR® Emeritus status and a waiver of local, state and national dues. As of January 1, 2015, the policy now requires service on a local, state or national association committee as well. 

Sincere Condolences

RANW would like to extend its sincerest condolences to the family, friends, and co-workers of:

~ Kitty, JP, Tyler and Julie Jedwabny and Jackie Disch, in the recent passing of Kitty's father and JP, Tyler and Jackie's grandfather.  Kitty is a Designated REALTOR® with J & S Homes in Appleton, a Past-President of RANW & FVRA, and Past Chairman of WRA; JP is a former REALTOR®; Tyler is a Manager with CB The Real Estate Group in Shawano; Julie is a REALTOR with CB The Real Estate Group-Lynndale in Appleton; and Jackie is a REALTOR® with Keller Williams in Appleton. 

REALTOR Ethics Requirement Deadline is 12-31-18

REALTORS® are required to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time within two-year cycles.
The training must meet specific learning objectives and criteria established by the National Association of REALTORS®. A new two-year cycle began January 1, 2017. The deadline for this cycle is December 31, 2018.
Training may be completed through the following options:
~ Residential CE Course 4
~ New Member Orientation class completed January, 2017-December, 2018
~ NAR's Online class -
click here.


The WRA Mobile App Is Here!

Access the entire WRA Legal Hottips library! Plus, with the WRA mobile app, an inquiry to the WRA Legal Hotline is just a click away, right at your fingertips. Search "WRA mobile" in the app store or Google Play to download.
Click here for a preview.


Events At a Squint

Gov't Affairs Committee
MLS Committee
Make-A-Wish/TRats Fndrs
MLS Basics Class
Green Bay Golf Meeting
Housing Advocacy Mtg
New Member Orientation
Listing Maintenance Class
Fox Valley Golf Meeting
RANW Board of Directors
WCR Meeting


RANW Closed for Holiday
Housing Advocacy Mtg
Green Bay Golf Outing
Commercial Council
WCR Meeting

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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