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Volume 27, Issue 8 — august 2020  
Realtor News   |   Education   |   Events   |   Government Affairs  |   MLS  |   Membership  |   Appraiser  |   Commercial 

Top Stories

New WB-11 and WB 14 Offered

Looking for New Ways to Bring Added Value to Your Clients?

RANW Annual Meeting and Elections to go Virtual in October / EPA Awards Postponed

August 13th CE Courses 5 & 6 Rescheduled from March - Now at Grand Meridian (class is full)

Save the Dates - Fall Residential CE for RANW Members

2020 WRA Annual Convention Moves to All Virtual Experience

New MLS Date Field for Delayed Showings

Scroll down for additional stories-


New WB-11 and WB 14 Offer

As of July 23rd, the DSPS has posted the new WB 11 Residential Offer to Purchase and WB 14 Residential Condominium Offer to Purchase in a watermarked/education version. The optional use date will be August 1, 2020 and mandatory use September 1, 2020. https://dsps.wi.gov/Pages/BoardsCouncils/RealEstate/ContractualForms/Forms.aspx In WRA publications and education materials we are calling the WB-11 the "Take 2" given it is the second WB 11 released in 2020. The WRA legal team has taped legal talks to address the changes in each of the forms. Zipform will be updated as well. In addition, the WRA is updating the RECR and the VLDR to reflect anticipated legislation and changes to the above forms.
The recently updated RANW Addendum to the WB-41 Notice has now been included on ZipForms.

Looking for New Ways to Bring Added Value to Your Clients?

Consider becoming a FOCUS ON ENERGY® Ambassador. Focus on Energy partners with utilities across Wisconsin to provide resources and incentives for energy efficient home products, equipment, and improvement projects.

Once you complete an online 60 minute Workshop and
enroll as an Ambassador, you can start offering your clients access to new energy efficiency expertise and exclusive perks, including a Welcome Kit with a $125 heating and cooling tune-up voucher and a helpful Home Energy & Maintenance Guide. The kit is co-branded with your business information and sent to your clients on your behalf, at no cost to you, providing an extra touch and added value. Join the 600+ Wisconsin real estate professionals already offering these informational resources and exclusive perks to their clients.

For more information, visit focusonenergy.com/ambassador or email ambassador@focusonenergy.com. You can also call Steve Pipson, local Focus on Energy representative, at 608.807.8426 with questions.

RANW Annual Meeting and Elections to go Virtual in October / EPA Awards Postponed

The RANW Annual Meeting, previously scheduled for October 27th at Bridgewood in Neenah, is being transitioned to a virtual format. Election of Directors will be also be held electronically. The "Jim Smith Excellence in Professionalism Awards" will be postponed until 2021 when we can celebrate the excellence of our members together. Stay tuned for details about the virtual meeting!

NAR's Center for Realtor Development Podcasts

NAR is offering free podcasts on a variety of subjects at http://www.crdpodcast.com/. Visit the page to listen to recorded podcasts such as The Future of Digital Closings, Financial Considerations for You and your Clients, Business Practices for the New Normal, Virtual Showings, Life Management in Real Estate and more!

COVID-19 Resources for REALTORS

WRA & State of Wisconsin
WI Statewide Mandate for Face Coverings Eff August 1st (new)
WRA Coronavirus Resources & Legal Issues
WRA Legal Talks Video Series
WRA Article on Federal Cares Act WREM 5.20
WRA Revised Forms CVSI, Addendum CV, CVCA

NAR & Federal
CDC Guidelines for Reopening Businesses 5.20
NAR Resource Page for COVID-19 including Reopen Guides for Workplace & Properties
NAR Coronavirus General Guide for REALTORS
NAR Guide for Fair Housing Compliance during COVID
Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Small Business Administration Resource Guide

NAR COVID-19 Hotline: 800-874-6500 (new)


August 13th CE Courses 5 & 6 Rescheduled from March - Now at Grand Meridian (class is full)

WRA CE Courses 5 & 6 originally scheduled in March are being held on August 13th. Classes are moved to the Grand Meridian at 2621 N Oneida St, Appleton. Social distancing and masks are required. Registrants have been notified. 

Save the Dates - Fall Residential CE for RANW Members

Green Bay CE Dates 
To be determined whether courses will be live in Green Bay or via interactive Zoom
Tuesday, October 6
Tuesday, October 13 
Tuesday, October 20 

Appleton CE Dates 
To be determined whether courses will be live in Fox Valley or via interactive Zoom 
Thursday, October 1
Thursday, October 8 (back-up date Oct 15)
Thursday, October 22

Save the dates and check
www.ranw.org for more information as we will continue to update our website.
Please note: Classes may be held live with social distancing or via an interactive Zoom classroom with a "live" instructor 


2020 WRA Annual Convention Moves to All Virtual Experience

Although the "in person" component is cancelled in 2020, the show will go on as planned - virtually - with great educational opportunities, keynote speakers and panel discussions. Be inspired and gain insight from industry experts. Sign up, tune in, connect and learn, all from the comfort of home or office. See WRA for more info and register online here.

NAR REALTORS® Conference & Expo Will Go Virtual

The 2020 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, originally scheduled for Nov. 13-16 in New Orleans, will transition to a fully virtual format. NAR will announce details, including registration information, in the coming weeks. The virtual format will include the association's governance meetings, as well as a full roster of educational speakers, energizing live-streamed content, networking opportunities, and an industry expo.

Government Affairs

Wisconsin Primary Election - Tuesday, August 11th ~ Don't Forget To Vote!

Primary Races in Northeast Wisconsin - List of Candidates

Congressional Dist 6 - Democratic

Wi Senate Dist 14 - Republican

WI Senate Dist 30 - Democratic

WI Assembly Dist 6 - Democratic

WI Assembly Dist 41 - Republican

WI Assembly Dist 14 - Republican

WI Assembly Dist 55 - Republican

WI Assembly Dist 89 - Republican

WI Assembly Dist 90 - Democratic 


Power Search Enhancement:

Paragon has enhanced how Power Search views a short numeric string. Assuming a short numeric string is looking for an address, Power Search will return exact matches first, before returning 'starts with' matches. For example, "123" will return listings with street number 123 before listings with street number 1234 or 1235. 

New MLS Date Field for Delayed Showings

To use only for listings that have a Delay in Showings:

A new Required date field is being added to Paragon for listings with Delayed Showings yet this month.
• The new "Showings Begin Date" field will allow cooperating agents to easily see the available date (and search date) on Delayed-Showing listings.
• Agents will use the new field together with the RANW MLS Seller Authorization Form and your listing contracts for Delayed Showings.

Important to note about Delayed Showings:
• You will enter the Showings Begin Date in the new field - Once date is entered and saved, it cannot be changed by the listing agent, and backdating is not allowed;
• The "Showings Begin Date" is still required to be included in Public Remarks;
• Delayed showings still need to be addressed in the listing contract - which must be submitted to MLS with each new property listing;
• The RANW MLS Seller Authorization Form specifying the Delayed Showing must be submitted to MLS with the entry of any property listing with delayed showings;  
• The new "Showings Begin Date" will be integrated with Showing Time and showings will not be allowed to be scheduled prior to the showing date;
• The date field will be searchable in Paragon. (Note: Using this field in a search will exclude all listings that do not have delayed showings.)
• The new Showings Begin Date will be included on the Agent Confidential and All Fields Detail reports. (If possible, it will be added to WIREX displays). It will not appear on Customer displays or in the Collab Center listing carts.

Import your Google Contacts into Paragon

With Paragon's 5.78 release, you now have a new import option for your Contacts, allowing you to browse and multi-select Google contacts to import into Paragon!  Go to Contacts > View/Maintain Contacts. Click on the Import button at the top of the screen and select Google.

The fields that are imported are First and Last Name, the email address and the phone number.

Paragon Connect

With the 5.78 release there are even more reasons to start using Paragon Connect as your mobile and tablet search and collaboration tool. In the video that outlines the new enhancements to Paragon Connect, it will also give you a sneak peek at what is coming later in the 5.79 release. Click here and please watch all the way through to get your sneak peek.

Everyone loved the Paragon Connect Detail View- So now we have embedded that view in the Paragon Classic system as a new report that you can use. This Powerful Report can be found in your Favorites folder and is called ConnectView.  This report combines all the details of the listing, with any Documents, Property History, Automated Valuations, Community Reports and if you are a premium tax member you will see Public Record Data as well. Check out this short 1 minute 25 sec video that will walk you through it. Click here.

What is the difference between Paragon Mobile and Paragon Connect? Watch this video for a side by side comparison.

To Use Paragon Text Feature: Add Your Phone Number

In order to use Paragon's Share via Text feature, you must first enter your phone number into your Paragon User Preferences. This phone number is completely separate from the numbers stored in RANW's Membership system, and is only used for utilizing the Share via Text option under the Share button on listings.

1 Go to Preferenes > User and select Mobile Account Settings
2 Enter a mobile number to authorize text messages from your Paragon System Administrator and Contacts. Note: Standard message and data rates may apply.
3 Save your changes

Update on Listing Activity Tracking Data

A message from Paragon/Black Knight:
BlackKnight (BK) recently experiences issues capturing Listing Activity Tracking data for most of the month of June 2020. This did not impact all data, but during this time CollabLink hit counts were not recorded.

No listing data was affected; this was only the hit count tracking data to be found on the Listing Activity reports for June 2020. A project is underway now to make substantial changes to the tools and processes used to track this listing activity.

COVID-19 Reminder Practice Real Estate Safely

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), individuals should continue to practice social distancing to reduce risk to yourself and others from exposure to or contraction of the coronavirus, and to prevent further spread in our communities.

When setting up showings, agents are reminded to consider these guidelines and use caution and proper preparedness to avoid overlapping showing appointments and to implement safety measures at open houses. Showing Time makes it easy to set up showings to avoid overlapping appointments.

Members should follow their company policies; the following information and tools are suggestions and recommendations as provided by the WRA.

Latest WRA COVID-19 Resources The WRA created a page and documents specific to COVID-19 safety for Showings and for Open Houses, titled "WRA Best Practices for Open Houses" and "COVID-19 Best Practices for In-person Open Houses", and other useful documents to use during this time:
Last updated: May 22, 2020
Last updated: May 1, 2020
Last updated: April 14, 2020
Last updated: April 9, 2020
Last Updated: April 3, 2020
LEGAL Q&As Includes: conducting real estate business during coronavirus period

NAR Guidelines and other COVID Resources
NAR Coronavirus Resource Page
NAR Resiliency Report Resiliency Report: Your Go-To Resource for Critical Updates

MLS Clear Cooperation Policy - Effective July 1st Fines Begin for Reported Violations

Reminder of the updated RANW MLS Rules to comply with the National Association of REALTORS®' Board of Directors approved MLS Policy 8.0, also known as the Clear Cooperation Policy. The policy requires listing brokers who are participants in an MLS to submit their listing within one business day of marketing the property to the public.
Summary of new Clear Cooperation Rule: Within one (1) business day of marketing a property to the public, the listing broker must submit the listing to the MLS for cooperation with other MLS participants. Public marketing includes, but is not limited to, flyers displayed in windows, yard signs, digital marketing on public facing websites, brokerage website displays (including IDX and VOW), digital communications marketing (email blasts), multi-brokerage listing sharing networks, and applications available to the general public."

Reminder Wisconsin (DSPS) Advertising License Laws:
Per Wis. Stat.§ 452.136, in all advertising (including social media) a licensee shall disclose the firm's name in a clear and conspicuous manner.  Additionally, a licensee may not advertise a property in any way prior to the effective date of the term of the listing, regardless of when the listing was signed.

With these new RANW MLS submission rules also what went into effect is a
new form to be signed bythe Seller for any Delay Showings or Exclusion from MLS, and submitted to MLS along with listing agreement.

RANW MLS August Webinar Calendar

The RANW MLS Webinar calendar has been updated for August 2020!
CLICK HERE to view the calendar.
This month the following vendors will be hosting webinars:

  • RPR
  • Realtor.com
  • WRA
  • Paragon
  • Paragon Mobile
  • ListHub
  • Homesnap
If you know of a webinar or virtual meeting you think should be included in the calendar, please email khubers@ranw.org or call the office: (920)739-9108. Thank you!

Free RPR Webinars for Residential and Commercial Agents and Brokers

Join these workshops to learn how to leverage these two powerful REALTOR® business tools to your advantage. Learn to easily set-up and connect your RPR and zipForm accounts, and then how to improve your business efficiencies by moving seamlessly between the two.
Click below for an overview of all the various free webinars that RPR offers to REALTORS® or click on a specific specialized link below:
Commercial Agents
Residential Agents

New: 22 Quick Tips and How-To Videos! Try watching a tip per day or take them all in at once, it's up to you! You won't spend a ton of time, but you'll learn some heavyweight skills, shortcuts and strategies.

FREE Live Paragon Webinars!

Black Knight (Paragon) has brought back a regularly scheduled series of webinars. These FREE, live webinars will help you get much-needed information to continue being productivity in an ever-changing work environment. Click here for the webinar calendar.  Please visit or follow on Facebook @ParagonMLS.

Homesnap August Training Calendar

Visit the Homesnap Training Calendar for August Webinars! https://blog.homesnap.com/livestream-training-with-ana/

Realtor.com August Training Sessions

Please visit Realtor.com for the most recent on-demand and scheduled live training. If you see a subject that interests you, click on the title on the page and register! On demand videos are recorded and available at anytime.

Lockbox Program

Welcome to the Lockbox Program

Spot-on Appraisal
LJ Realty
New Property Pros
Louie Resch Realty
Real Estate Shoppe, LLC
Realtor MLS
Realtor MLS
Realtor MLS
Realtor MLS
Realtor MLS
Oshkosh, WI
De Pere, WI
Green Bay, WI
Oshkosh, WI
Kimberly, WI

SupraWEB Zoom Meeting for RANW MLS

Thank you to those who participated in our SupraWEB Zoom Meeting with trainer, Tina Gibb, from Supra. We hope that the material covered will help our companies in the Lockbox and Key program utilize the SupraWEB tool in order to track lockbox and key activity and organize lockbox inventory. If you missed this training, please see the resources below to learn more about the benefits of using SupraWEB:
SupraWEB- Full Recorded Version
SupraWEB Single Sign-On Login Instructions
SupraWEB Guide for Agents
SupraWEB Guide for Office Brokers
Keybox Assistant
Mobile SupraWEB Guide

*Give Non-Member Access (1 Day Code) to Realtor in another MLS (Not available for South Central MLS, Central MLS, or Marinette MLS because members may apply for a Reciprocal Supra Key for ongoing use). Northwoods and Door County MLSs also are not eligible for one-day codes in our area.


Sincere Condolences

RANW would like to extend its sincerest condolences to the family, friends, and co-workers of:
Kirstin Soquet in her recent passing.  Kirstin was a REALTOR® with EXP Realty in Appleton.

RANW Membership Changes

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

Congratulations on Your Retirement!

RANW congratulates the following REALTOR® and Affiliate members on their recent retirement:
~ Janet Murphy, First Weber, Realtors, Oshkosh
~ Bob Hansen, Bob Hansen Inspection & Building Service, Oneida


NAR Member Profile Now Free Members can now download the full 2020 NAR Member Profile for free

Members can now download the full 2020 NAR Member Profile for free through the Right Tools, Right Now program. This unique tool strives to answer the question: Who are REALTORS®? It also provides data about a wide range of aspects of being a REALTOR®.

NAR Fair Housing Corner

NAR has monthly Fair Housing tips in their Fair Housing Corner, along with timely resources, answers to COVID concerns, and information on how to avoid illegal steering practices. NAR also offers a new and enlightening video workshop on helping members avoid unconscious bias in their day-to-day practice. Just a few of the many resources available on NAR.realtor.
NAR Fair Housing Corner
Bias Override: Overcoming Barriers to Fair Housing

Free Fair Housing Resources

Encourage your members to download free fair housing materials from NAR's REALTOR® Store by visiting Right Tools, Right Now. They have access to the Fair Housing Handbook, Fifth Edition; fair housing pocket guides; and more.

Putting Members First With the Right Tools, Right Now

In light of the challenges presented by COVID-19, and its impact on the real estate industry, NAR is taking steps to support members through these uncertain times. The Right Tools, Right Now initiative, which was activated once before in 2009, makes new and existing NAR products and services available for FREE or at significant discounts - right now - and is available to REALTORS® and REALTOR® Associations.

WRA Offers "Thursday Takeaways" Free Video Series

Take a Quick Break for Quick Insight
Have you checked out the Thursday Takeaways video series yet? The WRA's newest online training series is your weekly guide to learn what's relevant in the industry and cutting-edge for your business. Plus, the video series is free with your WRA membership! Episode topics The series has episodes already available, covering topics like:
~ WB-11 changes
~ REALTOR® professionalism
~ MLS policies
~ Cybersecurity
~ Protected buyers
~ REALTOR® diversity
~ Designations and training
~ And many more
Access the Program here


NAR Appraisal Summit, August 5th

The NAR Appraisal Summit: Fair Housing Issues in Real Estate Appraisal will take place virtually August 5, 2020 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm. A recording of the event will be available on this page.


Commercial Leadership Development Day

Friday, August 14th, 2020: 11:00am - 2:00pm CST
NAR’s Commercial Leadership Development Day is virtual this year. They’ve expanded the invitation to commercial leaders and practitioners. Program includes updates on advocacy efforts, technology advances, NAR resources, and more. Anyone interested in learning more about NAR's efforts in commercial real estate is welcome.

Stay tuned for agenda and Zoom registration information.


Events At a Squint
CE Course 5 & 6
Paragon Live Web Trainings
Homesnap Live Web Trainings

WRA Convention
Paragon Live Web Trainings
Homesnap Live Web Trainings

Paragon Live Web Trainings
Homesajp Live Web Trainings

2020 RANW & MLS 
Boards of Directors

RANW & MLS Executive Committee
Judd Stevenson

President Elect
Michael Sewell


Pat Kaster

Michael Kunesh

Andy Beiser
Diane Campshure
Jill Dickson-Kesler
Ben Lyons
Charlene Maurer

Board of Directors
Diane Campshure
Debbie Gritt
K.C. Maurer
Lori Muller
Brittany Voigt

Executive VP
Margery Chapman

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