|Volume 26, Issue 1 — january 2019|
|Realtor News | Education | Events | Government Affairs | MLS | Membership | Appraiser | Commercial|
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RANW is pleased to report a great membership renewal of both REALTORS® and Affiliates for 2019! Thank you for your renewal!
The RANW Membership Luncheon and Installation will be held on Tuesday, February 26th at the Timber Rattlers Fox Cities Stadium.
As noted with your 2019 Dues Statements, under the new 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Congress changed federal tax law so that local associations can no longer include local lobbying expenses in the deductible portion of a member's annual dues. Instead, these local lobbying expenses must now be calculated into the non-deductible dues amount, along with state and national dues. Please click here for further details.
Lizzy, RANW's Events & Education Coordinator has moved with her husband to the Chicago area. RANW will miss you -- best of luck in Chicago!
WRA will be offering its first-ever Virtual Conference, "The Making of a Top Agent," live-streamed from the WRA on January 23-24, 2019. The conference will focus on how you can keep your transaction together with two keynotes, several workshops and an exhibitor showcase.
REALTORS® are invited to attend the CRS One-day Course: Power Up on Smart Home Technologies on Tuesday, April 9th from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The ABR two-day webcast will provide you with the tools and know-how to represent buyer-clients in real estate transactions and provide them the same level of service that sellers typically enjoy.
"Name that Tune" is back Thursday March 7th at the Green Bay Distillery. Space is limited, you must pre-register to participate!
Thank you to all our Green Bay members who came out to celebrate on December 6th at the beautiful new Rockwood Terrace. More toys than ever were collected for Toys for Tots. A special thank you to our generous sponsors, committee and GB Holiday Party Chair Jody Kemppainen for making the evening a great success.
Fond du Lac members gathered on December 13th for a night of holiday fun. From a scavenger hunt to a live band, it was a night full of cheer! Members also collected non-perishable items for Food for Thought! This event was made possible by our generous sponsors, committee members and FDL Holiday Party Chair Amy Teifke. Thank you all!
Realtor.com®, the Home of Home Search℠, today announced a new text messaging feature that helps facilitate a real-time connection between home shoppers and real estate professionals - the first feature of its kind among digital real estate companies. Consumers can now use SMS to indicate their interest in a property to a realtor.com® representative, who will then match and connect them to a real estate professional on the phone.
Paragon has made available to MLS subscribers a new tool for members called Homebot, an automated marketing and relationship management tool. This optional Paragon tool has a fee associated with it.
Every MLS may do 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.
LIM (Listing Input and Training) class will be offered January 17th and February 12th 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.
Companies participating in the Lockbox and Key Program will be receiving a first notice on February 1, 2019 for the upcoming Lockbox audit.
An all-new eKEY app was released on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. Additional updates were released based on model of smart device at the beginning of January 2019. If you do not have the updated version of the eKEY, please contact Supra Member Support: 877-699-6787.
Will all of the new features be available immediately?
Some enhanced features in the eKEY app including the ability to see listing photos, Supra Home Tour, and upgrade to eKEY Pro within the app will be rolling out over the coming weeks. Supra requires an updated agreement with your organization in order to integrate listing data for eKEY Pro only. eKEY Basic will continue for all members.
Important Note: See notices and FAQs on the Supra Website
Resources for the updated Supra eKEY App:
New Highlights for Supra eKEY Basic:
-eKEY alerts send notices to pre-determined contacts at the touch of a button
-Quickly and easily send an alert e-mail or text at the tap of a button to 3 people
-Press and hold the Alert button on the app for 3 seconds
-Pre-defined e-mail or text is sent to up to 3 people identified by agent along with a link to a map of the location of the eKEY
-Authorization code improvements
-Shorter authorization codes
-Easy to enter. Click on link in mobile device to auto populate.
-Create real-time listing notes in SupraWEB
-Data at the door displayed when keybox is opened
-Get MLS listing data plus a property photo when keybox is opened
-Listing agents can provide last-minute instructions to showing agents without visiting the property
Included in the eKEY Basic app
-Apple Watch compatibility
-Open a keybox
-Respond to the end of showing prompt
-Send an eKEY alert
-Faster obtain key/shackle release with Android & iBox BT LE
-Highlights for the updated eKEY Pro:
-Connect with buyers by inviting them to new Supra Home Tour App
-Empower buyers with a fun and easy way to track and rate homes
-Always know what your buyers think about homes-including open houses
-Search and track listings, including those recommended by real estate agent
-Rate rooms and features of the home and add comments and photos
-Easily capture and organize impressions during home tours
-Home specs, rating, comments and photos saved for every home you tour for ease of comparison
-Easily share impressions and ratings with agent, friends and family
-Never forget a home, never confuse a home
-New Buyer Roster makes it easy to recommend listings and view buyer home ratings
-Program listing-specific showing notes in a keybox without visiting listing
-View end of showing notifications now included in Showing Details
-More frequently refreshed listing data increases proficiency of agent
-Continue to view and search listings and Hotsheet imported from Paragon right on your phone in Listings and Hotsheets
-Search and view a list of agents and contact information in your MLS through the Roster
-See map of listing and get turn by turn directions
As an incentive to make the new Lockbox system easier for Members, all keyholders were given the eKEY Pro version of the app for the transition period and all of 2018. At the beginning of this year, the trial period for eKEY Professional (eKEY Pro) will be ending. All keyholders will automatically convert back to eKEY Basic. Each keyholder will have the option to keep eKEY Professional (eKEY Pro) at an additional monthly cost, paid to Supra, available as a keyholder lease. This cost has not yet been established.
If you are interested in paying the additional cost for eKEY Professional, please e-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. We will send you a new agreement to set up and upgrade your eKEY through Supra as soon as the cost to upgrade has been established.
Please contact RANW MLS with any questions or comments about the eKEY update and/or the eKEY Basic versus the eKEY Pro.
Angela Schilling email@example.com
Kristen Hubers firstname.lastname@example.org
RANW Office: (920)739-9108 or Toll Free 800-661-4141
Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm Central Time
Supra Support: 877-699-6787
7am-9pm, 7 days/week Central Time
To view all the current membership changes for RANW click here.
RANW would like to extend its sincerest condolences to the family, friends, and co-workers of:
~ Bob and Mike Karisny, and Jack Drzewiecki in the recent passing of Bob's wife, Mike's mother and Jack's sister. Bob, Mike and Jack are all REALTORS® and owners of Acre Realty, Ltd in Appleton.
~ Mary Lausted, in the recent passing of her mother. Mary is the broker of and a REALTOR® with EXP Realty in Appleton.
~ Berdie Stephenson, in her recent passing. Berdie was a long-time REALTOR member with Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group's Green Bay office.
RANW congratulates the following REALTORS® on their retirement:
Congratulations to Doug Villars (father) and Kris Villars (grandmother) on the birth a baby boy! Doug is a REALTOR® with and Kris is Broker/Owner of RE/MAX On the Water in Oshkosh.
Congratulations to Cheryl Dreger, Communication/Membership Coordinator, who celebrated 25 years with RANW!
Congrats to Kathy Chippeaux at RANW, on receiving the Appleton West Red Smith Award for her volunteerism for the school.
RANW congratulates the December 13th New Member Orientation attendees and welcomes them as REALTORS® to RANW.
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.
Reprinted in part from Wisconsin Real Estate Magazine, April 2017
Soon RANW will no longer be offering hard copy forms for purchase. The WRA had discontinued hard copy forms as of October 1, 2018. We are no longer able to place order through the WRA. We are selling our remaining forms until we run out. The time to order is now! Please place your orders as soon as possible. Click HERE for forms order form and pricing list and submit to Angela at email@example.com.
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