IMPORTANT UPDATE: ADVERTISING & MARKETING PROPERTIES, METRO MLS POLICY CHANGE (effective January 2018)       
   
In December 2017, Governor Scott Walker signed a change to
State Statute 452.136

Advertising without agency agreement prohibited. A firm and any licensees associated with the firm may not advertise a property unless one of the following applies:
(a) The firm is the listing firm for the property.
(b) The firm or a licensee associated with the firm has obtained consent to advertise the property from the listing firm of the property.


GMAR REALTOR STORE HAS MOVED TO MINUTEMAN PRESS IN BROOKFIELD      
   
The GMAR Realtor store is closed and Minuteman Press in Brookfield is now selling Real Estate Supplies! Visit them at 13680 W. Capitol Drive, M-F 8am-5pm. If you have any questions, feel free to contact them at 262-781-9622.
SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE       
   
The Greater Milwaukee Association of REALTORS┬« Youth Foundation will award 7 $1,000 scholarships to children or grandchildren of GMAR members during 2018. 
 
Members must have maintained their relationship with the GMAR continuously for at least three (3) years. Deadline is April 1st. 
 

 
KETTLE MORAINE COUNCIL MARDI GRAS PARTY
February 6th at Jug's Hitching Post in West Bend
 
 
Save the date for the GMAR Kettle Moraine Council Mardi Gras Party on February 6th at Jug's Hitching Post. For $10 you receive a drink ticket, heavy hors d'oeuvres and free raffle tickets! We will also be giving out an award for the best Mardi Gras mask.
 
Click here to register
 
REALTOR® & GOVERNMENT DAY
February 7, 2018
 
Join your colleagues from the GMAR and REALTORS® from across the state as they converge in Madison on Wednesday, February 7 to help shape the laws that impact you and your real estate business. The first 300 registrants are free. Register now by calling or emailing Marne Stuck. (414)778-4929.
 
 
Don't want to drive? Ride the bus and enjoy lunch for FREE thanks for our sponsors: Chicago Title, HMS Home Warranty, House To Home Inspections, Landmark Credit Union, and RE/MAX Realty 100. If you are interested in reserving a seat on the bus, please let Marne know when you call to register.  Space is limited to 50 passengers.  
 
ST PADDY'S DASH
Presenting Sponsor: A+ Mortgage    
 
Save the date: Sunday, March 11th at Hart Park in Wauwatosa for the 6th Annual St. Paddy's Dash, 5K Run/Walk to benefit the GMAR Youth Foundation.

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor: A+ Mortgage Services, Inc.
Gold Sponsors: First Weber Foundation, Landmark Credit Union, Nancy B. Meeks - Shorewest, Wisconsin Title Service
Silver Sponsors: Attorney's Title Guaranty Fund, Inc., Exit Realty Horizons, Great Midwest Bank, Johnson Bank, Land Title, Metro MLS, RE/MAX Realty 100, Shorewest Realtors, The Equitable Bank, The Nikolic Group- First Weber, The Stefaniak Group, Title 100
Bronze Sponsors: Benefit Realty, Compass Title, Dana Karow, Knight-Barry Title, Merit Title, Milwaukee HomesighT, Ryan Katzman of First Weber, Scott Bush - GMAR, Suzanne Head - First Weber, Suzanne Powers Realty Group, Tom Witkowski, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Friends:  Noel & Donna Karow, Jerry Grosenick - Exit Realty XL, Joanne Marks - Prime Lending, Racine Kringle, Raffaele Team - RE/MAX Realty 100, Richard Woodside
 
If you are interested in being a sponsor or donating a silent auction item, please contact Scott Bush at GMAR 414/778-4929
 

 
MONTHLY MORTGAGE CONCEPTS FOR REAL ESTATE AGENTS CLASSES
  
New for 2018! Cherry Creek Mortgage is partnering with the GMAR to offer monthly Mortgage Concepts for Real Estate Agents classes. Each individual class will be offered quarterly and they are for both new and experienced agents. The 3 topics will cover appraisals, offers, and general underwriting/loan process.
 
The first class is Thursday, January 18th at 10:00am at the GMAR office and will feature Scott Hamling, AVP of appraisals at Cherry Creek. We will cover how best to set up the appraisal for the most accurate value and how to avoid any unnecessary issues.
 
Please RSVP to Nicole Hanrahan at 414-935-4159 or nhanrahan@ccmclending.com.
Scott's classes have filled up quickly in the past, so please don't delay! 
REAL - REALTOR EXCHANGE AND LEARNING
 
M y Fellow Agents!
 
It is time to reflect and look forward to next year! Time to discuss what worked well and what did not in 2017. Members can discuss trends that are emerging with buyers and sellers.  We will also talk about new ideas for next year and technology we should all be using.
 
As you know, our group is comprised of agents from every real estate company. No one will ever be asked to speak or even introduce themselves , so you can come and just listen!
 
We usually have about 40 agents attending so please respond to this email to let me know if you think you'll be at the meeting. We'll have donuts and coffee. If anyone wants to volunteer to bring donuts that would be great!
 
Meeting: Monday, January 22, 2018
Location: GMAR office on 123rd and Center in Wauwatosa.
Time: 10:30-11:45
 
Please RSVP to Bruce or call 262-242-6177
 
Please bring any ideas or comments that can help your fellow agents navigate our ever-changing market. Hope to see you there!!
 
All the best,
Bruce Nemovitz




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