NAR Leadership Summits Recap

Reflections from the CEO Denise Schultz, 8/14/2015 Every day in America there are conferences where people sit in the audience detached, doodling, playing on their phones and tablets while speakers drone on about shifting paradigms or read Power Point slides. And then there are life changing events like what I just experienced in Chicago, thanks [...]

By | 2015-08-14T13:55:19+00:00 August 14th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Top 3 Takeaways – Becky Merwin Shares D.C. Experience

Becky Merwin, REALTOR® Member and RPAC Fundraising Chair, recently attended the NAR Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C. and takes time to share her “Top 3 Take-Aways.” REALTOR® Party –  No stranger to the political scene or NAR programs, Becky was reminded at this nationwide gathering of REALTORS® that the purpose of the [...]

By | 2015-05-26T12:11:48+00:00 May 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

CEO Report – What What Were We Doing in D.C.?

“What were you doing in D.C.?” I returned to the Lakes Area just minutes before it turned into today – Saturday, May 16, 2015, after spending five non-stop days of information exchanges in Washington, D.C. at NAR’s Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. What was it all about? Allow me to share, while it’s fresh in [...]

By | 2015-05-16T18:16:29+00:00 May 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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