In This Issue...
CHAIRWOMAN'S MESSAGE:
Happy September! Wow, didn’t summer go fast? I hope you all had successful months of July and August. Remember, we can still do a few very productive things to meet or exceed those year-end goals!

Recently, I read an Inman article entitled “How to Kick Up Your Fall Production Right Now.” Click Here to Read Full Letter...
SEPTEMBER IS REALTOR SAFETY MONTH
NAR has a wealth of resources to help agents, brokers, and associations better understand and educate each other about the safety risks they face. From  planning your safety strategy  to extensive  safety resources  including apps, products, and educators, NAR has many useful items for all real estate professionals. Included below are some highlights chosen by the GMAR for its members. Click Here to View All NAR REALTOR Safety Resources...
Click on the video image above to link to an important message from NAR about
real estate professional
safety reminders.
ONE DAY CODES AND THE REALTOR ® CODE OF ETHICS
By Scott Bush, GMAR
Article 3 - REALTORS® shall cooperate with other brokers except when cooperation is not in the client’s best interest. The obligation to cooperate does not include the obligation to share commissions, fees, or to otherwise compensate another broker. Click Here to Read the Full Article...
CONCEALED CARRY COURSE AT THE GMAR
MPD Training, LLC, will be providing the following Concealed Carry Firearms Safety Course at the GMAR office in September - Sign Up Today!

Concealed Carry Firearms Safety Class Dates
SEPTEMBER 25, 2019 | 12:00 NOON - 4:00 PM
OCTOBER 18, 2019 | 12:00 NOON - 4:00 PM
Cost - $50/person

FAIR HOUSING QUIZ QUESTION OF THE WEEK
Think you’re pretty well-versed in federal fair housing laws? Take a crack at this week's quiz question-of-the-week and find out how much you know!
QUESTION: When a proposed home buyer inquires about the racial makeup of neighborhoods or schools, REALTOR should respond by saying:
A . “I believe the neighborhood has a few Hispanic families, I can check and get back with you.” 
B . “The Fair Housing Act prohibits me from providing that kind of information. I recommend you contact the school district, municipal government, or the local library.” 
C . “I wouldn’t worry about that, the neighborhood is safe and the schools are good.” 
D . “Residents in this neighborhood value diversity, you’ll fit right in.” 

Scroll to the bottom of this newsletter for the answer.
OFFICIAL NOTICE: CANDIDATES FOR THE GMAR DIRECTORS ELECTION ANNOUNCED
The Nominating Committee has selected the following candidates to be placed on the ballot for the Greater Milwaukee Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors election. 
There will be three (3) Directors elected to serve three-year terms: Roger Rushman, First Weber Inc., Courtney Stefaniak, The Stefaniak Group, Sarah Cole, Landmark Realty LLC, Mark Kivley, RE/MAX Lakeside, Amanda Baake, Kathleen Hansen and Associates.
 
Additional candidates may be placed on the ballot by a petition signed by at least 5% of GMAR members eligible to vote by September 23, 2019. The election will be held by electronic voting beginning October 13-19, 2019.
REAL TRENDS NEWSLETTER FOR SEPTEMBER 2019
The September 2019 issue of the REAL TRENDS is now available for your review. Click Here to View This Month's Issue of REAL TRENDS
REALTOR ® EMERITUS QUALIFICATIONS CHANGING
REALTOR ®  Emeritus, a special membership status honoring those who have maintained REALTOR ®  membership for 40 years or more, will require one year of service at the national level starting in 2020.
DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR EMERITUS STATUS IN 2019: OCTOBER 2, 2019.
REAL ESTATE SUPPLY STORE NOW AT MINUTEMAN PRESS - BROOKFIELD
The real estate supply store is now located ONLY at Minuteman Press - Brookfield location (13680 W. Capitol Drive). Store hours are M-F from 8am to 5pm. Contact Minuteman Press-Brookfield for more info, (262) 781-9622!
HOW-TO VIDEO SERIES
SentriLock has a great set of “How To” videos which are good refreshers if
you need them. Click below to
access the full library of videos.
FAQs
SentriLock has compiled a list of frequently asked questions which can be viewed by clicking on the button below.
ASSISTANT ACCESS THROUGH SentriKey REAL ESTATE APP
Licensed and unlicensed assistants now have the ability to access their team’s lockboxes by using the SentriKey app. This allows them to release the shackle, open the key compartment among other functions for their team’s lockboxes.

GMAR YOUTH FOUNDATION
ANNUAL WINE & BEER
TASTING FUNDRAISER
 SPONSORED BY THE KETTLE MORAINE COUNCIL

TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE!

THURSDAY, SEPT. 19, 2019
5:00 PM TO 7:30 PM
TERRACE 167 (RICHFIELD)

Come check out our VIP servers from...
First Weber, RE/MAX Realty 100, Shorewest Realtors, GMAR, Metro MLS, Leitner Properties, Century 21 Affiliated, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and the Stefaniak Group!

GMAR FALL SHREDFEST
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2019
GMAR PARKING LOT
12300 W. CENTER STREET, WAUWATOSA

Each GMAR member may bring up to 10 boxes or bags to be shredded. Your cardboard boxes and plastic bags are emptied as you arrive and returned to you. 

Save the Date...
2019 GMAR HOLIDAY PARTY
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2019
HYATT REGENCY MILWAUKEE

Watch for more details coming soon in the
Monday Memo and online at GMAR.com
REALTOR ® TRAINING
KEYS TO TOP PERFORMANCE
SPONSORED BY LEADERONE FINANCIAL CORP. BROOKFIELD
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2019
Open House - 11:45 AM TO 1:30 PM
GMAR OFFICE - 12300 W. CENTER STREET

This exclusive Realtor®-only event is designed to help you identify your biggest strengths that are proven to lead to your biggest success.

Have you ever wondered about what makes the Super Successful People so successful? What are their secrets? What are they doing to differentiate themselves from everyone else? LeaderOne Financial is going to answer these questions for you.
RE/MAX SERVICE FIRST
1st ANNUAL APPRECIATION GOLF OUTING
SEPTEMBER 16, 2019
THE LEGEND AT BRANDYBROOK

R EGISTRATION EXTENDED THRU 9/12

For event itinerary and information, registration forms or more on sponsorship opportunities, click here.
Fair Housing Question & Answer of the Week:
QUESTION: When a proposed home buyer inquires about the racial makeup of neighborhoods or schools, REALTOR should respond by saying:

B . “The Fair Housing Act prohibits me from providing that kind of information. I recommend you contact the school district, municipal government, or the local library.” 
Comments, Suggestions or Questions?...
Let us know how the GMAR can improve what we offer to you as members of our organization. Your feedback helps us to make quality improvements to our programs and benefits, so we appreciate it! Click here to e-mail your feedback to the GMAR .