1011 S 10th St Ste 103
PO Box 1687
Manitowoc, WI 54221-1687
Tel: 920-973-7748

Weekly Update 08/08/2018

President’s Message

Summer 2018

What a summer to be in real estate!

I am sure you all have your hands full in this market as do I,  I apologize for the delay in my message.

This week I will be attending the WRA Board of Directors meeting in Lake Geneva.  At the meeting in May, we heard from Secretary Gutierrez of the DSPS.  She gave us a report on her plans to improve the services provided by her department, specifically improving responsiveness to a 48 hour or less turn around.  She let us know about updates to the website including an online complaint form requested by members.

The board asked that we remind our members that access to Inman News is free as a member benefit.  To access, just use your WRA Login info.

Also in May, I attended the NAR Legislative Meetings in Washington D.C. .  During the small board forum, I picked up some fresh ideas on RPAC fundraising that I hope to collaborate with our RPAC Chair, Caryn Gates during the coming year.

During NAR 360, we learned an in depth history of the Fair Housing Act and why it is so important for us to continue improving on inclusive home ownership.

Our Capital Hill visits were used to present our top initiatives including supporting net neutrality, ensuring equal access to housing, extending the National Flood Insurance program, and supporting Realtor and homeowner friendly tax reform.

As always, I enjoyed hearing from Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for NAR at the Residential Economic Issues and Trends Forum.  He gave us a glimpse of the market to come, but I feel the market has outdone itself just to spite him.  I look forward to his thoughts at upcoming events.

I was once again asked to serve as a moderator during the Presidents’ Round Tables and happily obliged.  My topic was “Keeping Your Association Relevant”.  I was excited to speak on this given the newly implemented MLS of Choice and previously implemented Board of Choice.  I have been focused lately on our board marketing itself to the public as well as our members.

August will prove busy for me in my role as President as I attend the WRA Board of Directors Meeting, the NAR Leadership Summit in Chicago and we will be meeting with the Personnel Committee to complete Diane’s yearly review.

I hope you all have a very successful summer and fall and remember the Golden Rule.

Happy Selling,

Jill Ann


Free WRA Convention Registration

Register to win a free convention registration to the WRA Convention in Wisconsin Dells, September 17-18, 2018.  Criteria for the free registration is:

  • Recipient must be a member of good standing
  • Recipient may not be a local board officer
  • Recipient may add ticketed items at their own cost
  • Deadline for submission is Monday, August 20, 2018, drawing will be Tuesday, August 21st


WRA Convention September 17-18, 2018

September 17-18, 2018 | Kalahari Resort | Wisconsin Dells

Save the date for the WRA’s showcase event of the year! The WRA Annual Convention is back in Wisconsin Dells on September 17-18, 2018. During two jam-packed days, hundreds of REALTORS® will gather together from all corners of the state for classes, networking and fun! With the “It’s Time to Shine” theme for the convention, you’ll learn how to put your best foot forward and shine in your market. You’ll leave the convention with good vibes so you’ll be ready to take the lead and boogie your way to success.

Take a look at the daily schedules, Opening & General Sessions and workshops – https://www.wra.org/convention/

Register now through August 16th to receive discounted convention pricing – https://www.wra.org/Education/Events/Convention/Annual_Convention_Registration/

If anyone is not using their two-fer code that they receive when they register.  Please let me know.  We have some people who would be interested in using it.


 MCBR 2018 Golf Outing – Register Today!

SAVE THE DATE – Wednesday, September 12th  at Autumn Ridge

Thursday, September 13th is the rain date

SIGN UP TODAY!  We need golfers, hole sponsors, raffle and door prizes.


New Real Estate Condition Report (RECR) and the Vacant Land Disclosure Report (VLDR)

Real Estate Condition Reports (RECR) furnished after July 1st need to be on the new form.  This a good opportunity to reach out to sellers to see how things are going and check in.





MCBR Features & Benefits

A committee is being formed to discuss and promote the features and benefits of being a MCBR member.  If you are interested, please let Diane know at 973-7748 or mcbrealtors@gmail.com.


New Member Orientation

We are looking for some Realtors who would be interested in helping with the New Member Orientation a couple times a year.  Please let Diane know if you are interested, mcbrealtors@gmail.com or 973-7748.


 MCBR Features & Benefits

A committee is being formed to discuss and promote the features and benefits of being a MCBR member.  If you are interested, please let Diane know at 973-7748 or mcbrealtors@gmail.com.


Continuing Education DVD Sessions

Watch for details about upcoming CE DVD sessions held at the board office this October.  We will be offering Courses 1-4 and two electives on DVD and then take the exam all here at the board office.  Each session will be $15.00.


Master Lock Tech Support

The Tech Support number for Master Lock is 1-866-760-1936.


Facebook page and Website

Have you joined the MCBR Facebook page?  This closed group is open to all members and affiliates.  Send us a request so we can add you to our page!


See posts from the Board, other members, photos and register for upcoming events!

Check out our newly revised website!  https://mcbrealtors.org/


Member Birthdays

  • 8/1     Andrea Pickard
  • 8/1     Elizabeth Kolbeck
  • 8/1     Peter Dorner
  • 8/4     Matt Schuette
  • 8/7     Ivo Jelenic
  • 8/9     JoAnne Kouba
  • 8/15   Ashley Erdmann
  • 8/18   Jerold Brigham
  • 8/23   Diana Johnston
  • 8/26   Adam Klarkowski
  • 8/27   Carrie Wallander
  • 8/27   Kristen Remiker
  • 8/28   David Koch
  • 8/31   Sandra Miller


Member Updates

Adam Klarkowski has joined Aspire Real Estate Group

Sydney Christel has joined Keller Williams

Michael Boyea of Keller Williams has joined MCBR

Hawkins Ash CPA’s LLC has joined as an Affiliate Member with Matt Neu as the primary member

Lundberg & Associates American Family has joined as an Affiliate Member with Amy Lundberg as the primary member

*New Rosters Attached


Upcoming Events – 2018

  • August 10th – Board Office Closed, AE Family Time
  • August 14th – New Member Orientation, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm, Board Office
  • August 28th – Golf Committee Meeting, 12 pm, Board Office
  • September 3rd – Labor Day, Board Office Closed
  • September 6th – WRA Leadership, Board Office Closed
  • September 10th – Board of Directors Meeting, 8:30 am, Board Office
  • September 12th – MCBR Golf Outing, Autumn Ridge Golf Course, 10 am Registration, 12 pm Shot Gun Start
  • September 17th – 18th – WRA Annual Convention, Kalahari Resort and Convention Center
  • September 20th – Membership Meeting, Machut’s Supper Club, Two Rivers, 5 pm Cocktails, 6 pm Dinner