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Volume 28, Issue 1 — january 2021  
Realtor News   |   Education   |   Events   |   Government Affairs  |   MLS  |   Membership  |   Appraiser  |   Commercial 

Top Stories

FINAL RANW Dues Deadline is Thursday, Dec 31st

New RANW.org Coming SOON!

WIREX: What Is It, and How Does It Work?

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FINAL RANW Dues Deadline is Thursday, Dec 31st

The final dues deadline is Thursday, December 31st. The easiest way to pay is online at www.ranw.org. The red dues button links to a new member portal, but the process is the same: just use your member ID or NRDS number and follow the steps. More features of the member portal will be launched in the next few months. Watch www.ranw.org and the newsletter for updates.

Thank you for your membership!

New RANW.org Coming SOON!

New Year, New Website!
RANW will be unveiling our new website in the beginning of January 2021! 
New Features include:

Can't find what you're looking for? Connect to the old ranw.org with one click!

Thank You Judd Stevenson!

As the incoming RANW and MLS President, and as a member of the RANW and MLS Board of Directors, I wanted to take this opportunity to virtually thank Judd Stevenson for his dedication and commitment to addressing the issues impacting our industry while serving as our President these past two years. Working closely with RANW EVP Margery Chapman and MLS Director Lynn Schwarm, Judd has stayed abreast of those issues affecting our practice and helped guide us effectively through challenging times.

This last year especially pushed all of our resolve to the limit, for obvious reasons. We had to readdress our entire delivery system of providing core services to our members while complying with Executive Orders from the Governor, keeping staff and members safe, and establishing new protocols for the Board to communicate, meet and take necessary action. This involved imagination, inspiration, a little bit of desperation, lots of cooperation, and plenty of dedication. Through it all Judd maintained a steady, guiding hand, working with Margery and staff to maintain a safe environment while continuing to provide our members with the services necessary for them to work effectively with their clients and customers.

We were all fortunate to have a President who took the position and responsibilities seriously and who was willing to devote the time and attention necessary to leading us through these difficult times. I will do my best to continue Judd's fine stewardship of our association with the same high level of commitment to the position that he's demonstrated for the past two years. Thank you, Judd, for your leadership and for your continued service to the association as a member of the Board of Directors.

Michael Sewell
2021-2022 RANW President

NAR Real Estate Forecast Summit: Post-Election Outlook

On December 10th, 2020, NAR held a virtual Economic and Real Estate Summit that provided a year-end review and outlook on the post-election real estate market and the economy. The Summit was recorded and is now available post-event to REALTORS® as a value-added resource you can use in discussing and strategizing about the market with your clients. View it here.

Government Affairs

Local Comprehensive Plan Updates

In 1999, Wisconsin passed a comprehensive planning law that required communities to adopt specific plans if they regulated land. These statutes require local units of government to update their comprehensive plans every 10 years, and in 2020 most communities were due for the 2nd comprehensive update. Below are a list of some communities that are currently engaged in that process. You will find proposed language for important elements to the real estate industry and property owners such as Housing, Transportation, Economic Development and Land Use. We encourage members to take some time to review these plan updates and provide feedback to RANW and to your local officials.

Brown County

Cityof Fond du Lac

Villageof North Fond du Lac

Fonddu Lac County

Cityof Waupaca

Cityof Neenah

Grand Chute

RANW Government Affairs Weekly Report

Would you like to receive an electronic newsletter each week that included the latest headlines from National, State, and local news as well as updates on the most important real estate related issues? Contact Jennifer Sunstrom - jsunstrom@ranw.org to sign up for this weekly report. Please see GA Report for an example of the latest report.


WIREX: What Is It, and How Does It Work?

WIREX (Wisconsin Real Estate Exchange) is a database that many Wisconsin MLSs, including RANW MLS, share their listings with. WIREX is not a statewide MLS - each participating MLS remains its own entity with its own rules and data. WIREX has its own set of fields that each participating MLS tries to fit its own data into so that all members of all participating MLSs in WIREX can find listings that may fit the needs of their customers.

RANW MLS has two WIREX options - members can use the WIREX side of Paragon to search the entire WIREX database for listings, or if the search area is within RANW's market counties, our members can stay on the MLS side of Paragon to search because RANW MLS imports WIREX listings into the MLS side of the system. The RANW MLS Market Counties are: Adams, Brown, Calumet, Dodge, Door, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Kewaunee, Lincoln, Manitowoc, Marathon, Marinette, Marquette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Portage, Shawano, Sheboygan, Waupaca, Waushara, Winnebago, and Wood.

Because every MLS is different, WIREX searches are best started with broad criteria. Depending on the number of listings returned, additional criteria may be added to narrow the results as needed. Choosing criteria that might only be used by a few or even only one MLS (like RANW MLS's offer statuses) will weed out listings from MLSs that do not use that field.

WIREX Participating MLSs are: Metro (Milwaukee), Central (Mosinee), SouthCentral (Madison), Superior Area, Northwestern Wisconsin, Marinette, Western Wisconsin, La Crosse, Manitowoc, Sheboygan, Rock-Green, Ozaukee, Lakes Area, Racine, and Southshore MLSs.

Not participating in WIREX are the Door County and Northwoods MLSs. Their public websites can be found at the links below:
Door County MLS:
Northwoods MLS: https://listings.northwoodsrealtors.org/

Homesnap February Training Calendar

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

RANW MLS Stats at a Glance

Click HERE for RANW MLS Stats at a Glance! 

Need more info?
Want to customize your own reports?
Click HERE for the How-To!

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.

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

Homesnap January Training Calendar

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

Realtor.com January 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


Integrity Homes of Wisconsin
Haven Real Estate Company


Sun Prairie

Authorizing the Supra eKEY App

Did you get a new phone for Christmas?
Need an authorization code for the Supra eKEY app?

Option 1:

  • Go to Supraekey.com and register using your eKEY serial number and Pin Code. 
  • Once your account has been created, click on Authorization code. 
  • Enter this code into your eKEY app by bypassing the email and pin code login (swipe up on your screen) and clicking on "I already have an authorization code". 
  • This will lead you to a screen with two boxes. Enter the code and agree to the terms. The top of your eKEY screen will say Authorized.
  • Also make sure your Bluetooth is turned on within your general device settings. Bluetooth technology is within the lockboxes to wirelessly communicate with your phone or device. 
  • Your serial number and pin code is activated and provided by your primary MLS office, to Companies and Members participating in the MLS Lockbox and Key Program. Once activated, please keep this information for as long as you have an eKEY. 
Learn more about your SupraWEB account.
SupraWEB Single Sign On (SSO) registration
SupraWEB Guide for Agents

Option 2:

To obtain an authorization code from the eKEY app:

1. Launch the eKEY app
2. Select Activate eKEY App
3. Enter email address
4. Enter 4-digit PIN
5. Click Submit
You will receive an email containing a link. Click that link to automatically authorize the eKEY app. It is possible the app will automatically authorize after you enter email and PIN.

Still need help? Please call Supra Member Support: 877-699-6787

Supra Monthly Video: Showing Notifications

This month, Supra released an informational video about Supra eKEY Showing Notifications and Location Services. View the video HERE. For more informational videos and 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:
~ Tony Borseth of Resource One Realty, LLC in his recent passing. 

Ethics Deadline is 12-31-21-Report Crs 4 Early

A new three-year ethics cycle began January 1, 2019, and the deadline for this has been extended to December 31, 2021
REALTORS® are required by NAR to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time within three-year cycle. The training must meet specific learning objectives and criteria established by the National Association of REALTORS®.

Training may be completed through the following options:
~ CE Course 4- Ethics & Best Practices (send Crs 4 certificate to RANW)
~ New Member Orientation class completed January, 2019-December, 2021 
~ NAR's Online class -
click here.


COVID-19 Resources for REALTORS

WRA & State of Wisconsin
WI Statewide Mandate for Face Coverings Extended-Nov Update
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)


Events At a Squint
Appraisal CE
Appraisal CE
Appraisal CE
Appraisal CE
Appraisal CE
Appraisal CE
Lockbox Audit Deadline
Paragon Live Web Trainings
Homesnap Live Web Trainings

REALTOR & Govt Day
Paragon Live Web Trainings
Homesnap Live Web Trainings


NAR Legislative/Expo
Paragon Live Web Trainings
Homesnap Live Web Trainings

2021 RANW & MLS 
Boards of Directors

RANW & MLS Executive Committee
Michael Sewell

Diane Campshure

Pat Kaster

Judd Stevenson

RANW Directors
Andy Beiser
Jill Dickson-Kesler
Michael Kunesh
Ben Lyons
K.C. Maurer

MLS Directors
Debbie Gritt
Michael Kunesh
Lori Muller
Peter Stueck
Brittany Voigt

Executive VP
Margery Chapman

MLS Director
Lynn Schwarm

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