GMAR Weekly Email Digest: 10/8/2018


The GMAR Director Election will start this Sunday, October 14th. A link and directions to vote online will be emailed to all GMAR members on Sunday. You will be able to vote from Sunday, October 14th through Saturday, October 20th. You will be asked to vote for four (4) Directors, each to fill a three-year term. The link will have detailed bios for each candidate.

  The GMAR Nominating Committee has selected the following candidates to be placed on the ballot:

Amanda Baake, Kathleen Hansen & Associates
Kim Curtis, Shorewest Realtors
Ted Dentice, Shorewest Realtors
Judy Hearst, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Angela Kallay, Benefit Realty
Mark Kivley, RE/MAX Lakeside
Kelly Leitner, Leitner Properties
Sonya Mays, Midwest Executive Realty
Kelly Sly, Exit Realty Horizons
Will Stalle, Keller Williams
Angela Walters, Realty Executives Integrity
Be sure to cast a vote for your GMAR Board of Directors


Highlights include: The Dynamic of Teams, Where Brokers can find Opportunity, Mortgage Fraud is on the Increase and more! 
We still receive calls asking where the store is. 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.
If you were not able to attend the Sentrilock training, you can call the GMAR office: 414-778-4929 to schedule a time to pick up your credentials and any lockboxes that you are eligible for. We will also go over how to use the system at this time. Sentrilock went live on October 1st.

If you need additional lockboxes, you can come to the GMAR office: 12300 W. Center St., Wauwatosa, M-F 8:30am-5:00pm. We will need to verify that you have an active listing so please either bring your signed listing contract or make sure it is showing in the MLS. Lockboxes are only provided for active listings that we can verify (we will not be giving lockboxes for vacant land or commercial properties).

We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions on electronic lockboxes.
The GMAR Holiday Party will be held on Thursday, November 29th at the Hyatt Regency Downtown.

We welcome back Scott Hamling, our AVP of Appraisals, at Cherry Creek Mortgage for his eye opening presentation - Taking Back Control of the Appraisal Process! He will give you fantastic information on what you should and shouldn't do when interacting with an appraiser! Seats will be limited as his seminars are highly sought after so reserve your seat today.

When: Tuesday, October 9
Time: 10:00am-11:30am
Where: GMAR Office: 12300 W. Center St., Wauwatosa


When: Wednesday, October 10
Time: 9:00am-12:30pm
Where: Fairway Knoll: N112W17500 Mequon Road, Germantown (located next to Blackstone Creek Golf Course)
*This location will have a segment on analyzing an appraisal as well.

Please RSVP to one of the following:
Adrienne Shill: 262-623-0130 or
John Gonzales: 414-935-4165 or
Chereen Taylor: 414-935-4164 or
Kelly Dahlberg: 414-935-6590 or

**Free Live Class for Real Estate Professionals** This exclusive Realtor-only event is designed to help you attract more first time homebuyers who are ready, willing and able to buy a home now. Envoy Mortgage is offering you this exclusive opportunity to learn the do’s and don’ts of marketing to, engaging and capturing the first time homebuyer.

This will be a live class taught by Jason Bower & Jim Ryan of Envoy Mortgage of Brookfield. You're not going to want to miss this!

Lunch will be served at 11:45 with the presentation starting promptly at 12 Noon with a Q & A to follow. You'll be out and on with your day by 1:00 PM at the latest; likely sooner! 
Space is limited so sign up today!
Location: GMAR - 12300 W Center St, Milwaukee, WI 53222
Date: Wednesday, October 10 th    
Time: 11:45 Lunch, class starts promptly at noon

To Register (required) and for Full Details visit:
*A program put on by Bradford and Company

Friday, October 19 from 9:00 am-11:30 am at the GMAR: 12300 W. Center Street
(Please arrive at  8:45 am for registration.
Seminar begins promptly at  9:00 am)
Discover simple legal tax-reduction strategies that most self-employed or solo business owners miss out on-plus learn how to audit-proof your return!
Here are just some of the safe, audit-proof tax-saving tips you will learn:
  • How to deduct maximum entertainment expenses under the new tax law
  • How to use a medical reimbursement plan that can save you and your family thousands of tax dollars every year
  • Tips for maximizing your automobile deductions-including luxury autos-plus easy documentation strategies
  • How to safely qualify your home office for big tax deductions, even if you spend most of your office time at another office
  • How to audit-proof your tax records-so you reduce chances of an audit, but can stand confident if selected randomly
  • Learn how to make the most of your new 20% 199A tax deductions
Attendance is limited: Please register for this free event at 
*Bradford and Company is a non-biased educational firm.
This is not a tax-prep class. Since 1989 our seminars have specialized in
tax reduction strategies for the self-employed professional.