Milwaukee, April 9, 2007… The WISCONSIN REAL ESTATE SERVICES NETWORK, LLC (WRE) today announced the launch of its web-based, comprehensive real estate service network.  The network is an exciting and innovative program that links Wisconsin real estate brokers with the state’s leading business service providers in a way that no one has ever done before. 


WRE was developed by Rick Staff, former general counsel of the Wisconsin Realtors® Association, who identified the need for a comprehensive network of service providers and laid out the concept for WRE.  “After 20 years of working with real estate brokers around the state, one of the greatest frustrations I saw was the lack of a good system to connect the brokers with the resources they needed,” said Staff.  “I realized the industry needed a place it could go to find the best legal and business solutions for any problem that might arise.  Everyone I talked with immediately recognized the benefit of having a ‘one-stop shopping’ opportunity for brokers seeking experienced attorneys or other business service providers.”


Real estate transactions can be extraordinarily complex, involving issues ranging from tax law to environmental regulations.  Frequently, real estate professionals must call upon outside experts to guide their transactions through completion.  Finding knowledgeable and experienced attorneys, accountants, environmental experts and other professionals can be difficult. 


WRE also has a variety of legal specialties represented in the network, as well as law firms located throughout the state ranging from sole practitioners to large-firm business-law specialists.  WRE’s key legal service is the Legal Hotline, which provides legal information, along with the opportunity for legal advice and legal representation.  In addition, WRE provides business solutions for real estate professionals such as tax advice, accounting services, professional arbitration, continuing education, marketing, title services, printing brokerage and fulfillment, electronic and paper contracts, government relations and more.


Professionals can access WRE services free-of-charge by visiting  Each service provider is an independent professional who establishes fee schedules and services directly with their broker clients and customers. 


About WRE

WISCONSIN REAL ESTATE SERVICES NETWORK (WRE) is an innovative, web-based service that connects independent real estate professionals with leading experts serving the real estate industry.  WRE provides a service that assist brokers in looking for experts in areas such as tax, title, litigation, environmental governmental relations, continuing education, marketing and printing.  For more information on WRE, visit