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Volume 27, Issue 6 — june 2020  
Realtor News   |   Education   |   Events   |   Government Affairs  |   MLS  |   Membership  |   Appraiser  |   Commercial 

Top Stories

RANW WB-41 Addendum Notice & Forms Committee Update

RANW "Excellence in Professionalism" Award Nominations Due August 17th

Showings and Open Houses - WRA Legal Update

RANW MLS New Data Fields, Features and Changed Definitions - Eff. June 1st!

New Tool ~ Paragon Connect: The New Paragon Mobile

Scroll down for additional stories-


COVID-19 Resources for REALTORS

WRA & State of Wisconsin
WEDC Industry-Specific Reopen Guidelines
WRA COVID Resources Legal Issues Updated 5.22.20
WRA COVID LegalTalks Video Series
WRA Article on Federal Cares Act WREM 5.20
WRA Legal Hottips on CARES Act
WRA Revised Forms CVSI, Addendum CV, CVCA
WRA FAQ on Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)

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
NAR Updates on CARES Act, PPP and EIDL
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Guide for REALTORS
Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Small Business Administration Resource Guide
USDA Implements Measures to Help Rural Residents

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

NAR Q&A for Buyers and Sellers

New: The followers of Apartment Therapy had questions about buying and selling a house during the pandemic, and they came to NAR for answers. Members: Share this Q&A - which reinforces the expertise of REALTORS® - with consumers today. Click HERE for the article

Help Wisconsin Children in Need with Emergency Food Boxes

It has been one month since the Wisconsin REALTORS® Foundation (WRF) launched its effort to raise money for Feeding Wisconsin and its network of statewide food banks to distribute emergency food boxes to those in need due to COVID-19.

Thank you to those who have helped and have donated already. However, we still need $1,500 to reach the $10,000 goal. The WRF is dedicated to helping children who struggle with hunger, and we are asking for you to help Wisconsin's children in need with a financial donation to raise money for these emergency food boxes.

Your $12 donation buys a 10-pound box of food. Each 10-pound box contains:
~ Protein items (e.g. peanut butter, canned meat/tuna, beans)
~ Canned fruits and vegetables
~ Carbohydrate items (e.g. pasta, rice, instant mashed potatoes, mac & cheese)
~ Ready-to-eat meals (e.g. canned soup, canned pasta)
~ Additional items may include cereal, pancake/muffin mix, pasta sauce and snacks

Wisconsin food banks and pantries are experiencing unprecedented increased demand; two to four times the need for their services. With food-insecure children out of school for the remainder of the school year, more pressure is placed on families to budget and provide breakfast and lunch for their children every day.

Make a REAL difference by helping those in need during COVID-19.   Learn more about the WRF at
www.wra.org/WRF or click here to donate now.

RANW WB-41 Addendum Notice & Forms Committee Update, Lori Muller, Chair

The RANW Forms Committee is pleased to report that an updated RANW WB-41 Notice Addendum will be available soon. We hope to have the draft of the language available for members around the first of June, with the updated WB-41 Notice form posted in RANW's library in ZipForms this month ~ please watch RANW websites for further postings. Thank you for your patience and use of RANW Addenda!

RANW "Excellence in Professionalism" Award Nominations Due August 16th

Help us recognize outstanding RANW members! The Recognition Committee is accepting nominations for the annual Excellence in Professionalism Awards. If you know a REALTOR® or Affiliate member of RANW who has made an outstanding contribution to our local Association this year through RANW committee work or leadership and community involvement (state or national achievements -- optional), please nominate them for an award by contacting Marg at mchapman@ranw.org.  Nominations due by Friday, August 17th.


Save the Date - Fall Residential Continuing Education in both Green Bay & Appleton!

Green Bay CE Dates 
Tundra Lodge Resort and Conference Center 
Tuesday, October 6th 
Tuesday, October 13th 
Tuesday, October 20th 

Appleton CE Dates ~
RANW Office 
Thursday, October 1st
Thursday, October 8th 
Thursday, October 22nd 

Save the date and check
www.ranw.org for more information as we will continue to update our website.

WRA EDTalks: Free Webinars from Real Estate's Top Speakers!

The WRA's newest education product offers a collection of video webinars from real estate expert speakers and instructors who have graced the WRA center stage at live association events.

Whatever the topic, these great minds are here to motivate, inspire and humor you, but most of all, help you in your real estate business.
~ "Passive Loss Rules: Exception for Real Estate Professionals"
   Host: Tom Lundstedt, 2018 convention workshop speaker
 Click here to view
~ "Leading Through Crisis (The Hero Effect)"
   Host: Kevin Brown, 2016 convention keynote speaker
   Click here to view


2020 WRA Annual Convention

Mark your calendar for the 2020 WRA Annual Convention. Like ripples, we're stronger when we move in the same direction. As real estate professionals, we have the privilege of helping people find a place they call home. We are charged with great responsibility. As community members, even more. We are the individual droplets that make a difference to our neighbors and clients and in the communities we serve and in the most positive of ways. The small, the big, the less consequential, and the dream-making - we all send lasting ripples with each action we take. Trigger waves of gratitude!

2020 convention highlights:
~ Opening session "Connecting to Life Through F.U.N." with speaker and "F.U.N. Guy" Paul J. Long
~ General session "Find Your WHY Jumpstart" with speaker Stephen Shedletzky
~ Exhibitors with the latest products and services to give a competitive edge ~ Over 35 workshops on innovative strategies, trends and advancements in the industry
~ Prize opportunities, continuing education, giveaways and more!

Watch for additional details and online registration in June!

Government Affairs

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.

Attention Brokers - Office Visits

Please consider adding a legislative update to your next office meeting agenda. I would welcome the opportunity to speak to your agents about the association's legislative successes this past session and how RPAC and Direct Giver contributions can make a difference to our success as an industry.
As brokers, you have a unique opportunity to encourage agents within your office to get involved. Your example and encouragement sends a very strong message about the importance of supporting the advocacy effort of the Association. To schedule an office visit, please contact Jennifer at
jsunstrom@ranw.org or call 920-739-9108.


Showings and Open Houses - WRA Legal Update

Open House Best Practices During COVID-19
The WRA legal team has fielded a series of questions relating to in-person open houses. Please note the WRA continues to recommend sellers and their agents avoid having in-person open houses even after Wisconsin's "Safer at Home" order has been lifted and communities begin to relax restrictions. Instead, the WRA encourages agents to show properties virtually to buyers or offer individual showings to interested buyers.

However, if sellers, real estate firms and agents are willing to have in-person open houses after checking for any applicable local safer-at-home orders, the WRA has created a new document titled "COVID-19 Best Practices for In-person Open Houses."
View the best practice document by clicking HERE. Note that the information in the document may change due to the ever-evolving circumstances during the pandemic.
Latest WRA COVID-19 Resources
In response to the evolving circumstances surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, the WRA created the
www.wra.org/coronavirus resource webpage to provide you information and new developments about the pandemic and
its effect on real estate.

The most recent coronavirus resources are:
Property Showing Guidelines: See here >>
Legal Update Live: Episode 5: See here >>
May Wisconsin Real Estate Magazine (various coronavirus articles): See here >>

TrustFunds - New RANW MLS Program Offered

Did you miss the Agent Orientation for TrustFunds? See the recorded webinar!

Miss out on the Broker Demo/Registration? See the recorded webinar!

RANW MLS New Data Fields, Features and Changed Definitions - Eff. June 1st!

To: RANW MLS Participant Brokers and Members
RANW MLS is pleased to announce highly-anticipated MLS changes to a few significant data fields that will be added to Paragon on June 1st! The MLS Rules posted as of April 1st have incorporated these new fields, features and changed definitions. The few main category changes are related to Square Footage, Building Types, Garages, and Waterfront, with a few other minor changes. New data sheets with the new fields and features will be implemented in Paragon on June 1st, 2020.

All members (including Listing Maintenance (LIM ) users) are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the new data sheets as some of the new data will be required on new listings and listings you update The new forms should not be used to submit new listings until Monday, June 1st, when the changes will appear in LIM. Once the new fields have been added to Paragon, the Agent Confidential and Customer Full Paragon reports will be quickly updated; other report changes will follow. Please note: the All Fields Detail Report will automatically contain all data available for each listing.

Summary of changes with specific descriptions and rules for Square Footage, Building Types, Zero-lot Line, Condos, and Waterfront:

Summary of detailed changes on the individual data sheets: http://www.ranw.org/pdf/mls/2020datasheetchanges.pdf

The new RANW MLS Data Sheets, Click the links below to open each:
http://www.ranw.org/pdf/MLS/Listings/Residential2020.pdf Condominium: http://www.ranw.org/pdf/MLS/Listings/Condominium2020.pdf
MultiFamily: http://www.ranw.org/pdf/MLS/Listings/DuplexMultiFam2020.pdf
Vacant Land: http://www.ranw.org/pdf/MLS/Listings/VacantLand2020.pdf
Commercial: http://www.ranw.org/pdf/MLS/Listings/BusinessComm2020.pdf

RANW has provided the new data sheets to WRA-ZipForms for inclusion in the RANW library; please note that it may take time for ZipForms to make these updates. If questions or need assistance with any of these changes, please contact RANW MLS 920.739.9108 or RANWMLS@ranw.org.

New Tool ~ Paragon Connect: The New Paragon Mobile

View the Flyer HERE! - It's coming and it will fit any screen!
Paragon Connect Webinars (click to register):

Monday June 1st 3pm - 4pm
Wednesday June 10th 9am - 10am

Watch a video on Paragon Connect:

RANW MLS Listings Sold Statistics

Looking for stats? Login to Paragon and click on the first link under Resources! Want to customize your own stat reports? We have a doc for that too. Click Here to learn how to generate RANW MLS Sold Listing Stats.

MLS Clear Cooperation Policy - Effective April 1 - And Effective July 1st fines begin for reported

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 areparticipants 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.

Municipal Sub-Area Codes

Reminder: Municipal Sub-Area Codes are required for listings located in the Cities of Appleton, DePere, Fond du Lac, Green Bay, and Oshkosh. Click HERE to view the Municipal Sub-Area Codes. This information can also be found in the Resources section in Paragon.

Entering New Listings? Watch Your List Date

Members using Listing Input & Maintenance (LIM) to enter new listings should not save their new listings to the MLS before the List Date as entered on the Listing Contract.  It may be saved as a Partial Listing but should not be saved with an MLS number.

If the listing is entered prior to the List Date, members must not upload the Listing Contract to that listing before the List Date. If the Listing Contract appears on the listing before 5:00 pm on the day before the List Date, the Listing Contract will be removed.

Early listing entry and early contract uploads are interfering with Data Entry's process for quickly and accurately confirming new listings. Please be courteous and follow the rules and recommended procedures for the LIM program. If you have questions, feel free to call MLS.

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.

Realtor.com Webinar: Virtual Tools for a Virtual Real Estate World

Realtor.com shared a webinar on May 14th called "Virtual Tools for a Virtual Real Estate World" for RANW members.
Access the recording at the following link:

Homesnap June Training Calendar

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

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

Lockbox Program

Welcome to the Lockbox Program

The Margarthe Group
Community Realty
Daul Haus Realty
Vision Realty
Apex Inspections
Realtor Member 
Realtor Member
Realtor Member
Realtor Member
Affiliate Member
Green Bay, WI
Shawano, WI
Oconto, WI
Little Chute, WI
Appleton, WI

Supra Lockbox Reciprocal Access

Reciprocal access means as a member of an MLS that has the SUPRA system and Supra lockboxes, all that is needed is to submit an application for access to another MLS that also has the Supra system and Supra Lockboxes.  For reciprocal access that will last until participating MLSs Supra Lockbox system expires, please contact your primary MLS for set-up. A member of RANW looking to reciprocate with Central, South Central WI or Marinette WI MLSs should contact RANW MLS at 920-739-9108 or e-mail aschilling@ranw.org.


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 REALTOR® who has earned the REALTOR® Emeritus designation from NAR at the meetings in May:

Kevin Purtell, Keller Williams Fox Cities, 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, 2020, the policy now requires service on a national association committee. 


Retechnology Daily Coffee Chats

In the coming months, success will be based on agents and brokers understanding how to bridge social distance and build a digital strategy that reaches clients in a positive way. Are you ready to adapt your real estate business? Every one of us is trying to find our new normal. We need to find ways to stay connected to clients and do business remotely.
Tune in EVERY WEEKDAY at 11am CST to the new Coffee Chats series. Drink your cup of coffee and sit with us for 30 minutes of inspiration, information and actionable tips to make your business stronger. Sales Success Topics to be Covered: We're pulling together a guest list of greats…experts in online marketing, leadership, client relations, relief funding, lead generation, virtual open houses, and a whole bunch more.
View the list of Webinars here: https://retechnology.com/webinar-lists

Realtor.com Resource Center

Visit the Realtor.com Covid-19 microsite a here. These resources are there for RANW, our Realtors and consumers to use as all deem best. Many of the resources are available on the Realtor.com content corner and that is accessible here. Visit for tech tips as well as the COVID-19 Real Estate Resource Center!

PPP Update from NAR

NAR Update of  May 18, 2020: 
The Small Business Administration has
released an application that recipients of a Paycheck Protection Program loan can submit to receive partial or full forgiveness of their loans. NAR is keeping REALTORS® up to date on the program and other coronavirus-related news, including pending relief legislation, at nar.realtor/coronavirus.

NAR's Lawrence Yun: Residential and Commercial Economic Issues and Trends

From the Recent NAR Realtors Legislative Meetings:
Follow the link below to watch Lawrence Yun's Residential Economic Issues and Trends Forum and/or the Commercial Economic Issues and Trends Forum.
Don't miss it!

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 at: wra.org/thursdaytakeaways

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.


Events At a Squint
Paragon Live Web Trainings
Homesnap Live Web Trainings

July - pending
 Paragon Live Web Trainings
Homesnap Live Web Trainings
August - pending
Paragon Live Web Trainings
Homesnap Live Web Trainings

2020 RANW & MLS 
Boards of Directors

RANW & MLS Executive
Judd Stevenson

President Elect
Michael Sewell


Pat Kaster

Michael Kunesh


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

Executive VP
Margery Chapman

Board of Directors

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

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