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

What is a “YPN?”

It's Official! Lakes Area REALTORS(R) Association YPN Network will be launching soon! Stay tuned for details on a special event for those interested in networking with other REALTORS(R) and related professionals. What is YPN? We were hoping you'd ask! The Young Professionals Network is a dynamic entry point for real estate professionals striving to become [...]

By | 2014-05-06T19:24:48+00:00 May 6th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is a REALTOR(R)?

The Golden Rule of Real Estate – 100 Years and Stronger Than Ever By Denise Schultz, Association Executive (December, 2013) Do you know the difference between a REALTOR® and a real estate agent? I didn’t. That was, until I went to work for local office of the nation’s largest trade association, the National Association of [...]

By | 2014-04-05T10:49:04+00:00 April 5th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Another Reason Members Should Invest in RPAC

The Wisconsin Legislature recently passed Gov. Scott Walker’s $406 million property tax cut plan, which will REDUCE property taxes by approximately $131 for the average homeowner.  What can you do with $131?  Fill your gas tank three times; take your family out to dinner; put the money away in a college savings account.  The WRA [...]

By | 2014-04-02T16:15:24+00:00 April 2nd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments