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Volume 27, Issue 9 — september 2020  
Realtor News   |   Education   |   Events   |   Government Affairs  |   MLS  |   Membership  |   Appraiser  |   Commercial 

Top Stories

RANW Annual Meeting and Elections - Stay Tuned

Download Safety Resources, New Safety Report

New WB-11 and WB 14 Offered

FROM WRA: A Correction to the WB-14 New Condo Offer

Membership Renewal Time Coming Soon!

Save the Dates - Fall Residential CE for RANW Members

Blood Drive- Thursday, September 17th ~ Change in Location

2020 WRA Annual Convention (Virtual) ~ September 14-17th

REALTOR Emeritus Applications Due by September 25th

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RANW Annual Meeting and Elections - Stay Tuned

The RANW Annual Meeting, previously scheduled for October at Bridgewood in Neenah was canceled and a virtual option is under consideration later in 2020. Election of Directors will be held either at a virtual meeting or online. The "Jim Smith Excellence in Professionalism Awards" will be postponed until 2021 when we can celebrate the excellence of our members together. Please stay tuned for details.

September is REALTOR Safety Month

NAR has a wealth of resources to help REALTORS® better understand and educate each other about the safety risks they face.
From planning your safety strategy to extensive safety resources including apps, products, and educators, NAR has many useful items for all real estate professionals including regularly-scheduled safety webinars, numerous articles organized by category, videos, and a safety alert program.
Click here for numerous links regarding safety.

Download Safety Resources, New Safety Report

REALTORS® face job-related risks every day. Being aware of potential dangers and taking precautions will help your members avoid risky situations.
In an ongoing effort to keep safety top-of-mind for members, NAR dedicates September as REALTOR® Safety Month. Our aim: Help REALTORS® make it home safely to their family every night.
The REALTOR® Safety Program, launched more than a decade ago, empowers REALTORS® with a variety of resources, including videos, webinars, social media tips, marketing materials, and presentations for local and state associations. We continue to grow and strengthen the program with new resources and tools, like REALTOR® Safety Grants for REALTOR® associations, and the REALTOR® Safety Network, to deploy safety alerts via social media when a physical or cyber threat to REALTORS® warrants national attention. Visit
NAR.realtor/safety to learn more and access all of NAR's REALTOR® Safety resources.
NEW! Download and share the just released 2020 Member Safety Report with your members. This report details how REALTORS® feel about their safety and what steps they are already taking to protect themselves.

Registration Opens for Free Safety Webinar

Join a free September 23rd REALTOR® Safety webinar: Selling Safely: Because It Can Happen to You. You'll find out how to be aware, prepared, and safe on the job. Register today.

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.

FROM WRA: A Correction to the WB-14 New Condo Offer

Please note there was a late correction made to the WB-14 Residential Condominium Offer to Purchase. Specifically, line 152 in the optional Contingency for Additional Condominium Information has been corrected. Previously it said: The Condominium Association's financial statements for the 2 two years. Now it says: The Condominium Association's financial statements for the last 2 years. The WRA is making this correction in the WB-14 in zipForm and the forms subscription packet. Please check the form your office is using and make sure the corrected version will be used.
Download the PDF

Membership Renewal Time Coming Soon! Update Your Preferred Mailing Address

The annual membership renewal dues will be generated in late September and mailed out to each member's preferred mailing address around the first of October.  If you would like to update your preferred mailing address from office to home of vice versa, please login to your member portal with your member id or NRDS id and update the Preferred Mail section.  See instructions here.

The discounted dues deadline will continue to be Sunday, November 15th this year. Thank you for your membership!

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)

Bylaw Changes Approved by RANW Directors September 1, 2020

RANW Bylaw and Membership Policy Amendments Approved by RANW Board of Directors on August 31, 2020   - new language in bold and underline

Amendment to the Bylaws are approved by the following process:
Article XVI Section 1a: Upon approval of amendments by the Board of Directors, such changes shall be noticed to the membership. Within thirty (30) days from the date of publication, all amendments shall automatically go into effect provided no petition from the membership has been received. If a petition signed by five percent (5%) of the members eligible to vote is received by the Association within thirty (30) days from the date of publication, the amendment(s) in question shall be submitted to the members for a vote, either at a membership meeting, or for a ballot vote by mail, or by an electronic vote, at the option of the Board of Directors. Article XVI Section 3: Amendments to these Bylaws which are mandated by the National Association of REALTORS® shall become effective upon their approval by the Board of Directors at any regular meeting of the Directors at which a quorum is present. 

Bylaws Change Approved by RANW Board of Directors August 31, 2020 to the following: 
Article XI Section 5. Election of Directors
Article XII - Meetings Sections 1,2,4 and 6
Article XVI - Amendments Section l 

Click here to view the Bylaw changes.


CE Live Classes - Schedules and Locations Changed - Please Read Carefully

We've reported for a few months that our original CE dates have been under review with WRA due to the ever-changing course of the pandemic. In addition, we've just been notified by WRA of several instructor changes, so we've had to redo dates and locations and we're grateful to the instructors who stepped in. As with all live events, especially those planned for fall, changes are not unexpected due to extraordinary circumstances and many moving parts.

The two series of six classes have been moved to ONE LOCATION ONLY on new dates listed below.

One Location: The Grand Meridian, 2621 N. Oneida Street; Appleton. View the map

Two date options for each course; the same class will held twice each of these days. 
Lunch option is available for an additional $12 cost; please see registration form.   Register HERE. 

Courses 1 & 2 - Choose your date:

Tuesday September 29 (Course 1 morning; Course 2 afternoon)
Thursday October 1 (Course 1 morning; Course 2 afternoon)

Courses 3 & 4 - Choose your date:

Tuesday October 13 (Course 3 morning; Course 4 afternoon)
Thursday October 15 (Course 3 morning; Course 4 afternoon)

Courses 5 & 6 - Choose your date:
Tuesday October 27 (Course 5 morning; Course 6 afternoon)
Thursday October 29 (Course 5 morning; Course 6 afternoon)

Please note: ALL CLASSES ARE SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION should circumstances warrant related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including instructor availability.

RANW LIVE CLASS REQUIREMENTS: CDC guidelines will be followed wherever possible at the live CE sessions at the Grand Meridian. Class sizes will be limited; social distancing will be required;  masks will be required to be worn AT ALL TIMES except when in the act of eating or drinking - EVEN DURING CLASS, whether or not a state mandate is in place.   

With the changing course of the pandemic, ALL LIVE EVENTS ARE SUBJECT to CANCELLATION. If you are concerned about further cancellations with CE, or if you cannot wear a mask for the entire time, there are many other options for CE classes, such as OnDemand, LiveStream (the new Zoom interactive option) and other courses through WRA and Assn's in WI: https://www.wra.org/RECEinfo/ and https://www.wra.org/CeSCHEDULE/ (RANW's classes have not been updated.) Options are also available at area Tech Schools; some start in September.


Blood Drive- Thursday, September 17th ~ Change in Location

RANW's Fox Valley Community Service Committee is back with their annual blood drive on Thursday, September 17th, from 8:30 am-12:00 pm. Due to construction around RANW and a few logistical issues, the new location for the blood-mobile is the parking lot at 1050 N Lynndale Ave in Appleton (CBREG). The Community Blood Center needs donors! Stop by or schedule an appointment by emailing Cindy Weyenberg at weyenbergc@firstweber.com or calling 920-716-0156. Click here for more information.

2020 WRA Annual Convention (Virtual) ~ September 14-17th

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 from September 14-17th. 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 November 2-18. NAR will announce details, including registration information, in the coming weeks around mid-September. 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's Direct Giver Program - Candidates Need Your Help Now!

We are reaching the end of RANW's Direct Giver Fundraising period and the November elections are quickly approaching. 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 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.

Wisconsin Voting Information

Where is my polling location?
How do I update my address?
How do I register to Vote?
How can I vote absentee?
How do I request a ballot?
What's on my ballot?
What are the deadlines for voter registration and absentee ballots?
Do I need photo ID?

Answers to all these questions can be found in one easy location:
My Vote Wisconsin

The November 3, 2020 election is just 10 weeks away. Don't wait until the last minute to make your plans for voting!


4-Step Reminder for Delayed Showings

If you are adding a listing with Delayed Showings, remember the following:
~ The Delayed Showings date specifications MUST be included in the Listing Contract.
~ The Seller Authorization to Delay Showings form MUST be included with your listing submission. That form is found here:
~ Delayed Showing info with dates MUST be included in the Public Remarks.
~ The Delayed Showings Yes/No and Date Showings Begin fields MUST be completed in LIM or on the data sheet submission.

Whenever the Data Entry team must stop to contact a listing agent/office for missing information of any kind, listing processing is slowed for all members. If you have questions related to listing submission, it may help to review the Submit A Listing page found here: http://www.ranw.org/mls/submitalisting.asp. For additional questions, feel free to contact MLS.

Realtor.com Adds Flood Risk Tool

On August 26, 2020, Realtor.com® rolled out a new property listing feature called Flood Factor™, an online flood risk visualization tool developed by the First Street Foundation. Realtor.com is the first to integrate a feature like this enabling consumers to access comprehensive flood risk information specific to each individual property, including the FEMA flood zone and a risk score between 1 (minimal risk) and 10 (extreme risk). During a search of realtor.com®, users can now access this flood data along with other filters, such as Schools, Noise, and Crime.

Flood Factor™ supports NAR policy to provide accurate flood mapping with full transparency and disclosure. Because FEMA flood maps cover only the high NFIP population areas along major rivers and some of the coast, many consumers could be buying or selling a home in harm's way and not know. NAR recently commissioned a Legal Research Center study, which found a number of lawsuits against real estate professionals for not taking more steps to disclose flood risk. Flood Factor™can help provide another credible flood risk tool for consumers while filling in the gaps on FEMA maps.

NAR has developed a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Sheet to help members field questions from customers about Flood Factor™ data

Click here to learn more from: Realtor Magazine

WIREX Area Map

Members can find the WIREX area map with participating MLS information by clicking here:  http://www.ranw.org/pdf/WIREX-and-Board-Map.pdf

Although the Door County and Northwoods MLSs do not participate in WIREX, each has a public website where site visitors can search their listings:
Door County MLS: https://www.usamls.net/dcbr/
Northwoods MLS: https://listings.northwoodsrealtors.org/

Power Search Added to WIREX

The Power Search is now available in WIREX. This powerful tool can be used to search across multiple categories, including saved searches, listings, contacts, members and offices.  Enter at least 3 numbers or letters into the Power Search, and the Power Search will offer results in multiple categories.

If searching by MLS# in WIREX's Power Search, you must include the 2-letter prefix included with WIREX's MLS#s

RANW MLS September Webinar Calendar

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

  • RPR
  • Realtor.com
  • WRA 
  • NAR
  • Paragon
  • Paragon Mobile
  • ListHub
  • Homesnap 
  • Homebot
  • TrustFunds
  • Supra
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!

Homesnap September Training Calendar

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

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 September 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.

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.

Lockbox Program

Welcome to the Lockbox Program

Acacia Real Estate
Central WI Real Estate, LLC
Terry Allen Realty, LLC
Hometown Appraisals
Mahler Sotheby's International Realty
Realtor MLS
Realtor MLS
Realtor MLS
Realtor MLS
Realtor MLS
Fond du Lac, WI
Iola, WI
Suamico, WI
Menasha, WI
Milwaukee, WI

Supra Training Video for Agents

Supra has released a series of monthly training videos. This month, please take a look at their video "Obtaining Keys and Opening Shackles".

For other Supra resources please visit: Supraekey.com.


RANW Membership Changes

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

Sincere Condolences

RANW would like to extend its sincerest condolences to the family, friends, and co-workers of:
~ Barbara Yaeger and Jennifer Yaeger of Resource One Realty, LLC in the recent passing of Barb's husband/Jennifer's father. 

REALTOR Emeritus Applications Due by September 25th

REALTOR® Emeritus is a NAR designation available to any current REALTOR® member in good standing in a local board and a member of NAR. REALTOR® members who have a cumulative period of forty years of membership and have completed at least one year of service at the national association level.
* "Service" is defined as serving as an officer, director, committee member, federal political coordinator, president's liaison or regional coordinator to a country with which NAR holds a reciprocal agreement.

In some cases, RANW does not have data from the year a REALTOR® joined, so we don't notify members.  If you feel you qualify for REALTOR® Emeritus, please contact Cheryl at
cdreger@ranw.org by September 25, 2020.  RANW will work with you to complete the application and provide evidence of your 40 years and proof of service to submit to NAR.

DSPS Real Estate License Renewal Deadline ~ Sunday, December 14th

The Wisconsin Department of Safety & Professional Services (DSPS) license renewal deadline is fast approaching! 

Renewal Notification
The DSPS will notify licensees through email, so it is important to make sure your contact information is up-to-date with the DSPS. The license renewal will open up approximately six weeks before the due date, so around early November. The DSPS will send out a courtesy reminder email at that time. After the renewal has begun, licensees will be able to log in and renew their real estate sales or brokers licenses at the following link:
User Log-in
If you do not know your PIN, please use the link below: Pin Look-up

License Renewal & CE Upload
The DSPS requires the completion of four mandatory and two elective CE courses to renew your real estate license by 12-14-20.
When licensees renew online they will be asked to confirm course title, school/sponsor, course dates and CE hours. For more information on how to check at www.wra.org for classes you've taken, click here and enter your myWRA login and password.


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®.

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

Putting Members First With the Right Tools, Right Now

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.


Mark Your Calendar for Virtual Appraisal CE

"Beyond Lending Appraisals" on September 16, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Course description

We’ve all heard the advice "don’t put all your eggs in one basket." The same can be said for a professional appraisal practice: don’t perform only one type of appraisal work for only one type of client.
Course Details
Date and time: September 16, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Joshua Walitt
Course location: Virtual online delivery via Zoom Credit: Course approved for Wisconsin appraisal CE credit
Course fee: $109 (WRA appraiser section member pricing)
Register now!


NCREA Sept/Oct Schedule of CRE Courses

The NCREA is happy to continue offering a Free 5 Part Commercial Real Estate Series for the month of Sept thru October.  This series will be covering the following topics for Residential & Commercial Agents interested in upgrading their services to their commercial investors:
1. Investor Language – appointment setting scripts, Common CRE terminology, Deal Analysis, Prospecting overview
2. Commercial Math – Analyzing the buyers side of the deal
3. Commercial Listings – working with sellers during and after Covid
4. Commercial Proposals – Virtual and live commercial listing proposals demonstration, safety processes to add to your virtual presentation
5. Advanced Commercial Prospecting – Advanced techniques to help increase trust, demonstrate knowledge of the Market, and exploring different approaches to different CRE Product types .
Register HERE for the Free 5 Part Series


Events At a Squint
REALTOR Safety Month
WB-11 & WB-14 Mandatory Use
WRA Convention
RANW Blood Drive @ Lynndale Dr
Paragon Live Web Trainings
Homesnap Live Web Trainings
CE Course 1 & 2 Appleton


Renewal Dues Mailed
CE 1 & 2 Appleton 
CE 3 & 4 Appleton
CE 3 & 4 Appleton
CE 5 & 6 Appleton
CE 5 & 6 Appleton
Paragon Live Web Trainings
Homesnap Live Web Trainings

NAR Annual Convention-Virtual
Paragon Live Web Trainings
Homesnap 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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