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CHAIRWOMAN'S MESSAGE
Hello everyone and happy August! As we enter 
the dog days of summer, I hope you’ve already had plenty of fun this season!

The GMAR Golf Outing was certainly a great day and I look forward to seeing all of you at the Youth Foundation’s Wine and Beer Tasting event on September 19 at Terrace 167. I will be bartending beginning at 5 pm, so be sure to stop by!
GMAR ISSUES LETTER TO LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES REGARDING OVERBUILDING OF RENTALS
The GMAR recently issued a letter to area municipalities to express concerns regarding the overbuilding of rental properties. Included below is the opening paragraph from the letter along with a link to the full article. If you have questions or comments regarding this story or the letter, please contact the GMAR by phone at (414) 778-4929.

On behalf of the Greater Milwaukee Association of REALTORS®, I want to express our concern over the number of rental units being constructed in the Greater Milwaukee marketplace, and urge the {CITY} to examine future proposals to construct more multi-family units in your community with extreme caution.   Read Full Letter Here
PARTICIPATE IN HABITAT ROCK THE BLOCK
Help the GMAR bring volunteers, materials and construction staff to the Midtown Neighborhood for Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity's Rock the Block event, Thursday, August 15 from 9 am to 3 pm along the 1800 and 1900 blocks of North 24th Place.

AVOIDING RISKY BUSINESS WITH HELPFUL RESOURCES FROM NAR'S LEGAL TEAM
Legal issues permeate all aspects of the real estate industry, and the business of brokerages is no exception. The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) is committed to helping brokers negotiate the complex and ever-evolving legal landscape. Read the Full Article Here
YPN EVENT WITH MAYORS EHLEY, DEVINE, OLSON AND KENNEDY
This past week the GMAR Young Professionals Network (YPN) hosted a Mayoral Roundtable discussion with 4 local Mayors; Mayor Kathy Ehley-Wauwatosa , Mayor Dan Devine-West Allis , Mayor Steve Olson-Franklin  and Mayor Bryan Kennedy-Glendale .
 
We heard from the panel about development and quality of life issues in their communities and how REALTORS can and do make an impact by being active. 
 
Marne Stuck, GMAR’s Government Affairs Director stressed how important local government is to the real estate industry and how important it is for Realtors to stay informed and engaged with the communities that they live, buy and sell in. And that having relationships built with elected officials always helps with communication when an issue related to the real estate industry arises.    To Join the GMAR YPN Click Here
ARE WE UNDER ATTACK?
A Real Trends Newsletter Article by President Steve Murray
Over the past few months, numerous lawsuits have been filed against the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) and some of the large national franchisers alleging that they are engaged in a massive conspiracy against housing consumers to maintain a certain commission level and sharing arrangement. Some commentators have said that they believe this is the beginning of the end of the cooperation and compensation structure of the North American brokerage market. Read the Full Article Here
SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE FOR MILWAUKEE HOMELESS VETERANS INITIATIVE
Calling on members of our organization to assist local Veterans... The GMAR is participating in a back to school supplies drive for the Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiate (MHVI). As homeless veterans transition into housing, they have very few resources and they will be in need of school supplies for their children.

FIND THE REAL ESTATE SUPPLY STORE AT MINUTEMAN PRESS-BROOKFIELD
Wondering where the real estate supply store moved to... The real estate supply store is now located ONLY at Minuteman Press - Brookfield location (13680 W. Capitol Drive). Store hours are Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. Questions? Contact Minuteman Press Brookfield at (262) 781-9622 today!
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GMAR YOUTH FOUNDATION
ANNUAL WINE & BEER
TASTING FUNDRAISER
SPONSORED BY THE KETTLE MORAINE COUNCIL
THURSDAY, SEPT. 19, 2019
5:00 PM TO 7:30 PM
TERRACE 167 (RICHFIELD)
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