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Important News for Working with Out-of-State Licensees

As of January 1, 2015, Wisconsin has a new law regarding cooperation with out-of-state licensees. Generally, under the new Wis. Stat, § 452.137, an out-of-state licensee (OSL) cannot practice in Wisconsin unless there is a cooperative agreement in place between the out-of-state broker and the Wisconsin broker. An OSL cannot list a Wisconsin property, with [...]

By | 2015-04-22T14:50:21+00:00 April 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2015 Edition of LARA Lakes Area Map Coming Soon!

Our customized colorful map of the Lakes Area, including all public and private lake access points for Geneva, Como, Delavan, Lauderdale, Whitewater, Beulah, Potters and Twin Lakes is being reprinted. 10,000 maps will be distributed via advertisers, LARA office and events, and area Chambers of Commerce, Visitors' Bureaus and other organizations. The border ads sold [...]

By | 2015-04-02T15:50:40+00:00 April 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

LARA CEO Shares WRA Insights

My Top 10 Take-Aways from WRA BOD Meetings – January 2015 Posted by Denise Schultz 1/26/2015 2015 LARA President Rick Geaslen and I  had the pleasure of spending two days with statewide WRA leaders in Madison in January, and in addition to experiencing the usual impressive leadership of volunteers and staff, outstanding networking and hospitality, [...]

By | 2015-01-26T22:54:29+00:00 January 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Supra Contract Ending 1/28/2015 – FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions – Supra Security Service  Q:When does our contract expire? A: January 28, 2015   Q: Will I get a refund? A: No. All lessors were billed a pro-rated amount through 1/28/15. No deposits were paid.   Q: Do I need to turn in my ActiveKey? A: Yes. If your key is active, [...]

By | 2015-01-19T20:41:00+00:00 January 19th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2015-16 CE Courses Announced

WRA has released 2015-16 Continuing Education course descriptions. We will get a series of the 2016 required 18 credits scheduled for spring and fall 2015 very soon. 2015-2016 Continuing Education Course Descriptions Course 1 – Wisconsin State-Approved Listing Contracts Course 1 – Wisconsin State- Approved Listing Contracts focuses on the residential listing contract while providing [...]

By | 2015-01-12T16:01:06+00:00 January 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

CALL TO ACTION – Urge Congress to Extend Mortgage Debt Forgiveness

The income tax exemption on mortgage debt forgiven in a short sale or a workout for principal residences expired at the end of 2013.  Without immediate action by Congress, distressed homeowners will have to pay tax on “phantom income” from forgiven debt.  Many families have decided not to go through with short sales or seek [...]

By | 2014-12-03T19:09:53+00:00 December 3rd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

CALL TO ACTION – Urge Congress to Extend TRIA

Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, insurers backed out of the terrorism insurance market place prompting Congress to create a federal reinsurance risk-sharing program the "Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002" (TRIA), which also mandated that insurers make terrorism coverage available along with its property and casualty lines. TRIA, will expire at the [...]

By | 2014-12-03T19:06:17+00:00 December 3rd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Can My Business Support Local REALTORS(R)?

How can I become involved with the REALTOR Association if I’m not a REALTOR? This is one of the most common questions we are asked. We do offer Affiliate Membership in our association. Affiliate memberships are available at the state and local levels for those individuals who, while not directly engaged in the real estate profession, [...]

By | 2014-07-30T19:15:55+00:00 July 30th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

CE? – What is it and do I need it?

Near the end of every two year cycle (i.e. 12/14/2014), professionals in our industry begin to hear the term "CE" used more frequently. "CE" means Continuing Education, and more importantly, the specific education required by the State of Wisconsin for all real estate licensees every two years. Complete information is found on the Wisconsin Department [...]

By | 2014-07-29T19:43:14+00:00 July 29th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Transferring to Another Office (Sometimes known as: “What Happened to my MLS!?”)

Transferring to Another Broker (Sometimes known as: “What Happened to my MLS!?”) If “the only thing that is constant is change,” then there are bound to be changes in relationships between brokers and agents. What happens if an agent or broker decides to terminate a relationship? Either the broker or licensee may complete and sign [...]

By | 2014-06-28T11:50:03+00:00 June 28th, 2014|Member News|0 Comments