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In this Edition:Election Results .1RANWW/NWWMLS provide a level ofservice that encourages members to embracechange, growth and education.Latest RANWW Office Protocol. .2Message from RANWW Treasurer .3License Renewal . .4The Good News Corner . . .5Education Corner . . . . .6REALTOR Safety . . .7NWWMLS Updates . . . 8Foundation . . . 9Calendar Updates . . 10RPAC Report . . .11Focus on Energy Feature. . .12CE Registration . . .131

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RANWW OfficersGary Brenizer - [email protected] Hanson - President– [email protected] All!WOW! Summer sure is flying by and what a crazy summer ithas been! I am confident that everyone has adapted to allthe changes that have been implemented to ensure agentsafety and client/customer safety. The market continues tobe strong with buyers looking to obtain their dream home;sellers are experiencing an uptick in value thanks to the supply shortage and interest rates continue to hold at a very lowrate.Scott Rohde - [email protected] McKinney - Imm RANWW DirectorsLisa Stelter Graf715-839-6308Mary Jo Bowe715-456-2014Ben Rivard715-205-1519John Flor715-924-4806Julie Flor715-790-0564Dana DeCambaliza 715-579-8400Amber Linhart715-579-8351Judy Nichols715-821-4765Shannyn Pinkert715-379-3574Martha Delong715-790-5468John Sobota715-505-8888Dan Lawler715-790- 3877The purpose of this publication is to inform Members of events, issues andaccomplishments pertaining to theREALTORS Association of Northwestern Wisconsin.We continue to evolve as an industry, trying to find our bestnew normal that will serve our customers/clients with the levelof professionalism they deserve. We have learned that wecan thrive while working from home; we implemented virtualshowings, virtual open houses and got creative when implementing safe COVID-19 protocols all while remaining an es-sential industry. We also learned how to hold virtualmeeting and remain productive while hosting them; Inever thought that would happen! We have beenforced to embrace technology, even if we didn't wantto (e-signings) and we have become creative in orderto keep business moving (car side closings)! Wow, things can and do get crazy!I wouldlike to personally thank all of our businesspartners;Mortgage Lenders, Title Companies, Appraisers,Home Inspectors, etc for working as ateam duringthese ever changing and challengingtimes! Thank youto the RANWW/NWWMLS staff fortheir dedication and efforts in making everything run assmoothly as possible! I do however, miss getting together forassociation events; events that have been cancelled or postponed and unfortunately will probably continue to be postponed in the near future. Until things get back toresembling the “old normal” please continueto stay safe, healthy and successful!If you would like to submit information, ideas or articles to this publication please contact Brenda Barnhardt at: [email protected]

WelcomeNew MembersBias Override: OvercomingBarriers to Fair HousingJulie AmundsonDebbi Conrad July 16, 2020Cunningham Realty Group WIChristopher BurkeThe National Association of REALTORS andBurke Realty LLCthe Perception Institute have teamed up to create a video to help REALTORS recognize un-Dan DeYarmanconscious biases that may get in the way of of-Keller Williams Realty Diversifiedfering the best service to every customer. ThePerception Institute, one of the nation’s premierKent Henschentrainers on implicit bias, helps people identify“thinking traps” that can lead to a REAL-Edina Realty Chippewa Valley TOR losing a sale and a consumer losing a housing opportunity. In thisRachel Johnsontimely presentation, the mind science experts at the Perception Institute atKeller Williams Realty Diversifiedperception.org have presented an online workshop to give an overview ofimplicit bias and to help members avoid implicit bias in their daily businessJeff Kahlinteractions. Implicit bias describes what is happening when, despite ourYour Place Inspections LLCbest intentions and without our awareness, racial stereotypes and assumptions creep into our minds and affect our actions. .Taylor MartinsonCunningham Realty Group WITO CONTINUE READING, PLEASE CLICKHEREAlexis McLeodRe/Max CorrnerstoneBrady SchwartzWoods & Water RealtyBROKERS/SUPPORT STAFF:Please have new members contact the board office prior tostopping in to set up a time tomeet regarding new membership. It takes over an hour toprocess an application and program a SentriCard for new members. Thanks!CE Courses must be completed and WI RealEstate License Renewal Required by Dec 14CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT:All real estate licensees MUST complete six (6)courses [18 Credits] approved by the Department of Safety and Professional Services and renewtheir real estate license before December 14, 2020. All ofthe classes are mandatory!! Formore information, CLICK HERE!4

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September 2020August 2020Sun Mon Tue Wed 8Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri 3242526272829306th & 7th - WRA BoD meeting [Lake Geneva]16th-18th - Leadership Summit [online]21st - NWWMLS Board Meeting26th - RANWW Board Meeting3rd - Foundation Directors Meeting7th - Office Closed for Labor Day15th-16th - WRA Convention: Virtual29th to Oct 1st - CMLS—IndianapolisOctober 2020November 2020Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat123Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri 293013th-6th - NAR virtual conference16th - 20th - “A Week of Giving”26th - 27th - Thanksgiving, Association/MLSoffice is closed- Beginning of new fiscal/Leadership Year 2020-20218th - New Member Orientation9th - NWWMLS Board Meeting21st - RANWW Board MeetingThe RANWW Annual Golf Outingis postponed until 2021 due to theCOVID-19 pandemic.10

RPAC ReportLegislative UpdatesRPAC Is BipartisanJoe Murray* July 16, 2020Every two-year election cycle in Wisconsin, there are a number of incumbent state legislators who decide to retire or, in some cases,run for higher office. The legislators pictured in this article are leaving at the end of their current terms or have already vacated theirseats in 2020.This bipartisan list of Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives, big city and small town legislators all have one thingin common: they received financial support from the REALTORS Political Acton Committee (RPAC), because they supported realestate issues promoted by the WRA that benefited property owners, homeowners and REALTORS .The purpose of RPAC is to help elect candidates from both parties who will support and defend issues that positively impact the realestate industry. RPAC is, after all, the only PAC in Wisconsin organized for REALTORS and run by REALTORS . ThroughRPAC, the WRA is “The Voice for Real Estate.” As we look ahead to the November 2020 elections, here’s why RPAC needs yoursupport.RPAC identifies and invests in candidates who understand and support our issuesAll 16 of these retiring state legislators will be replaced by someone new on November 3. Open seats require WRA members andstaff to identify all the candidates running in these districts and conduct candidate interviews to determine which candidates are mostsupportive of the real estate industry and property owners. The endorsed candidates will receive financial support from RPAC, andWRA members will be encouraged to support these candidates in the November elections. This is the most basic form of grassrootsdemocracy.RPAC supports REALTOR Party candidates for public officeAs noted, RPAC supports Democrats and Republicans. These 16 open state legislative districts are currently represented by liberalsand conservatives from every corner of Wisconsin. While some legislators were more supportive of our issues than others, all theseretiring lawmakers were deserving of financial support from RPAC due to their overall support on important homeowner issues.Their support for “REALTOR Party” issues benefited homeowners and property owners across the state.Real estate issues are typically nonpartisanMost real estate issues passed by the Wisconsin Legislature and signed into law by the governor are bipartisan issues. That’s why aconservative such as Sen. Dave Craig from Big Bend can vote for the same legislation as Rep. Chris Taylor, a liberal from Madison.*Joe Murray is Director of Political and Governmental Affairs for the WRA.11

Looking for new ways to bring added value to your clients?Consider becoming a FOCUS ON ENERGY Ambassador. Focus on Energy partnerswith utilities across Wisconsin to provide resources and incentives for energy efficienthome products, equipment, and improvement projects.Once you complete an online 60 minute Workshop and enroll as an Ambassador, youcan start offering your clients access to new energy efficiency expertise and exclusiveperks, 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 yourbusiness 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 informationalresources and exclusive perks to their clients.For more information, visit focusonenergy.com/ambassador oremail [email protected] can also call StevePipson, local Focus onEnergy representative, at608.807.8426 withquestions.12

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