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The City of Appleton would like to invite you to join us in a Summit on Homelessness in Appleton on Wednesday, May 31st from 12:30-4:30pm at the Fox Cities Exhibition Center.

Please RSVP to breanna.mekuly@appleton.org by May 15.

2023 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings Washington, DC ~ May 6-11th

The REALTORS® Legislative Meetings is where NAR members take an active role to advance the real estate industry, public policy and the association. REALTORS® come to Washington, D.C. for special issues forums, committee meetings, legislative activities, and the industry trade show. This year's Legislative Meetings take place May 6-11, 2023, and the REALTORS® Trade Expo takes place May 8-9, 2023. The event is held annually in Washington, D.C. each May. Click here for more information.

REALTOR® Government Day 2023

Thank you to everyone who took the time to attend REALTOR® Government Day 2023! Northeast Wisconsin had great representation with 75 members joining the 600+ agents from around the state who descended on the state capitol to advocate for real estate industry.

Legislators from Northeast Wisconsin heard real life stories and examples that lie behind some of our biggest legislative priorities, including:

  • Fixing the Housing Crisis
  • Maintaining the Cap on Property Tax Levies
  • Improving the Customer Service Experience at DSPS
  • Keeping the Sales Tax Exemption for MLS databases

This was a great kick-off to our 2023-2024 legislative session. Please stay tuned for updates from WRA on our progress with these legislative priorities!

Check out the Government Affairs News page for updates HERE!

On September 26th, at the Fox Cities Housing Strategy Forum, almost 100 attendees from a broad range of housing and community stakeholders who attended left the event with a new perspective on our housing challenges in the Fox Cities, prospective solutions to those challenges and a growing sense of shared commitment to working collaboratively on a regional basis. Watch the video HERE!

Another Successful REALTOR & Government Day!

On February 9th nearly 300 REALTORS® from around the state gathered for WRA's annual REALTOR® & Government lobby day in Madison. Thank you to everyone for taking time out of your busy schedules to further our advocacy mission!

As part of this day, RANW members met with legislators and their staff in the Assembly Parlor of the capitol to discuss four issues WRA is currently working on: Workforce Housing; Homeowners Associations; 40-Yr Expiration of Access Easements; and Foreclosure Equity Theft. You can view the complete talking points on these issues here. Once again, REALTORS® demonstrated the collective strength and influence the industry has in shaping laws and public policy that affects home ownership and property rights in Wisconsin. Watch the recap video HERE!

Thank You to All RANW Neighborhood Outreach Volunteers!

Thank you to all the volunteers for RANW's 14th Annual Neighborhood Outreach Day! A total of 195 members were able to help 41 elderly and disabled homeowners through Northeast Wisconsin!!  Click here for pictures! 

FREE RANW Fair Housing Brochures

RANW is pleased to offer Fair Housing brochures created and co-branded with NeighborWorks Green Bay! The printing of the brochure was made possible with a Fair Housing Grant by the National Association of REALTORS®.
A PDF of the brochure is available on the RANW website and color copies are available for free to RANW companies. Brokers and office managers can request copies by contacting Jennifer Sunstrom at jsunstrom@ranw.org.
Click HERE to view the brochure.

Calling All Direct Givers

When should I send in my contribution? Well, today would be great! 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 Direct Giver 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.