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NEWS AND WRA ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Updated 11:00 a.m. CT, July 14, 2020

WRA Updates Shipping Policies

Effective Monday, July 20, the WRA will ship out orders three days a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The previous two-day-per week rotation, with shipments leaving on Tuesdays and Fridays, will discontinue effective July 20. 

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Updated 11:30 a.m. CT, March 24, 2020

Gov. Evers Officially Announces "Safer at Home" Executive Order

Today, Gov. Tony Evers officially issued a "safer at home" executive order for the state of Wisconsin to help control the spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus). Under this order, all businesses are required to close their doors beginning Wednesday, March 25 at 8:00 a.m. through Friday, April 24 at 8:00 a.m. unless they are identified as "essential services." The order defines "essential services" to include the following services related to the real estate industry:

  • Real estate services 
  • Accounting 
  • Appraisers 
  • Building trades (carpentry, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, moving and relocation services, etc.)
  • Construction (essential business and housing) 
  • Home inspection 
  • Insurance companies 
  • Legal 
  • Lenders (banks and credit unions) 
  • Property management 
  • Title companies

This means that real estate brokerage services and most services related to real estate transactions are currently allowed to continue during the duration of the executive order. However, you are not required to provide these services during the executive order. If you decide to provide these services, you must continue to maintain social distancing requirements (a minimum of 6 feet between people), follow reasonable health and safety protocols, and follow all other public health recommendations issued by the State Department of Health Services and U.S. Centers for Disease Control.

See Gov. Evers' "Stay At Home" Executive Order

Download Executive Order

Gov. Evers' "Safer at Home" FAQs

We will continue to provide you information and how it impacts your practice and real estate transactions. Again, if you have any questions or if we can provide you with assistance, please contact us. 

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Updated 3:00 p.m. CT, March 23, 2020

WRA Announcement Regarding Gov. Evers' "Stay at Home" Executive Order

Gov. Tony Evers announced earlier today that he will be issuing a "stay at home" executive order on Tuesday, March 24 to help control the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). As part of this executive order, Gov. Evers will be directing all businesses to close their doors starting Tuesday unless they are identified as "essential services." The WRA will continue to work closely with Gov. Evers' administration to ensure that the executive order identifies real estate services (brokerage, financing, appraisal, title, construction, property management, etc.) as "essential" to Wisconsin's families, businesses and economy. We will update you as soon as we have new information.

In the meantime, please continue to contact us if you have any questions or if we can provide you with any assistance during these uncertain times. 

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Updated 5:00 p.m. CT, March 17, 2020

WRA Programming Changes

All of our services are currently available. Our staff members are continuing to work hard in light of increasing concerns about coronavirus. Since many WRA team members are currently working remote, we ask that members leave a callback message for assistance, and we will return phone calls as soon as possible during normal business hours, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CST. In response to the growing concerns and rapidly evolving circumstances regarding the coronavirus, the WRA will take the following actions, effective immediately:

WRA Programming

  • All WRA education courses, in-person meetings and events are cancelled through at least April 10, 2020. Further cancellations will be determined on a weekly basis.
  • Students affected by class cancellations will be notified separately and provided alternative options.
  • All future programming is also under review to determine if it can be rescheduled and/or offered virtually, on-demand or by other means.
  • The WRA staff will remain accessible and available to our members during these unique times. Members seeking information about any WRA product, service or topic should call, email or contact us as usual.

WRA Operations

  • The physical WRA offices will be closed to the general public and members until further notice.
  • A voice-answering service for all incoming phone calls to the WRA will be routed to the appropriate staff for timely responses.
  • Delivery and shipping of WRA physical products will continue but may be delayed due to the coronavirus impact.

Future Notices and Communication

  • For the foreseeable future, members can expect increased communications from the WRA regarding COVID-19 developments via the weekly real estate news email, social media and other means.

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Updated 5:00 p.m. CT, March 17, 2020

WRA Moves to Callback System

All of our services are currently available. Our staff members are continuing to work hard in light of increasing concerns about the coronavirus. Since many WRA team members are currently working remote, we ask that members leave a callback message for assistance, and we will return phone calls as soon as possible during normal business hours, Monday to Friday,  8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CST.

Contact the WRA


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