GMAR Weekly Email Digest: 11/26/2018
The GMAR Office will be closing early on Thursday, November 29th for the Holiday Gala. We will be open 8:30am-3:30pm.
MOST GMAR MEMBERS HAVE SENTRILOCK CREDENTIALS - IT'S TIME TO USE THEM!
Over 75% of GMAR members have gone through training and picked up their credentials. Congrats! 😊
 
However, many members are requesting “one-day” codes to access a property, because: A) they’re intimidated, and/or B) they’re being lazy.
 
We are asking you not to enable laziness by giving out “one-day” codes to members who have been trained to use the SentriLock system.
 
Anyone who doesn’t understand how the system works, or how to access a property with their SentriSmart app or card, has plenty of resources for them to get up to speed quickly and easily. The GMAR has short training videos on our website, they can call SentriLock Tech Support (877-736-8745), or call the GMAR for help (414.778.4929)
YOUTH FOUNDATION AWARDS GRANTS
Since 1959, the Youth Foundation, Inc. has awarded millions of dollars in grants to local youth based organizations in Milwaukee, Waukesha and Washington Counties. Grants are awarded in the areas of arts and culture, social services, and education. Grants are awarded on behalf of GMAR Members.
 
Arts and Culture
Upstream Arts $1,795
Milwaukee Ballet $1,500
Arts at Large $1,500
 
Education
Milwaukee Rep $1,000
MATC $1,500
Discovery World $490
Hear Wisconsin $1,500
Neighborhood House Milw. $1,000
Mount Mary University $1,000
Sharp Literacy $500
Autism Society of S/E WI $1,000
 
Social Services
Playworks $500
St. Charles Youth and Family $2,000
St. Francis Children’s Center $1,500
Milwaukee Homeless Veteran’s Initiate $3,200
LaCassa Crisis Nursery $1,200
YPN: MONDAY MORNING WAKE UP EVENT!
Please join us at our very first Monday Morning Wake Up! We will serve FUEL Cafe Breakfast and present Ways to Build Your Business in 2019 with special guest, the President-Elect of the Orange County (CA) Realtors Association,  Matt Clements #YPN   #MMWU    What is the Monday Morning Wake Up? This event is geared towards REALTORS, and features complimentary breakfast paired with a TED-Talk styled presentation by a National Key-Note Speaker.     
Seats are reserved for Real Estate Agents, and registration is REQUIRED.
GMAR VETERAN'S SUPPORT GROUP NEEDS YOUR HELP
The GMAR Veteran’s Support Group is again helping the Milwaukee Homeless Veteran’s Initiate (MHVI) with collecting the following items to help support our veterans in need.
Hats
Gloves
Scarves
New socks for men, women, and children. 
 
MHVI will gladly accept gently used items. They only ask that if items are used, that they are washed before we distribute them-especially to children.
 
You can drop off the items at the GMAR office, 12300 W. Center St. You may also drop off items at the MHVI, 6300 W. National Ave. 
BUY REAL ESTATE SUPPLIES AT MINUTEMAN PRESS IN BROOKFIELD
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.
SentriLock Support center will be closing early at 7pm eastern time on
Friday, November 30th.

If you were not able to attend the SentriLock training, you can click here t o sign up for 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, rental or commercial properties).

We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions on electronic lockboxes.
GMAR HOLIDAY PARTY - Today is the last day for registrations.

The GMAR Holiday Party will be held on Thursday, November 29th at the Hyatt Regency Downtown.

The celebration will include the Annual Awards for:
Realtor® of the Year - Kaye Erdman, First Weber, Inc.
Affiliate of the Year - Dave Kolesari, HomesighT inc. Home Inspection Services
Dedicated Service Award - Dick Natrop, Shorewest Realtors
Lifetime Achievement Award - Tammy Maddente, First Weber, Inc.

And the GMAR Board of Directors Installation:
2019 GMAR Chairwoman: Amy Curler, First Weber, Inc.
Kim Curtis, Shorewest Realtors
 Ted Dentice, Shorewest Realtors
                              Judy Hearst, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
                Angela Walters, Realty Executives Integrity


JINGLE MINGLE MIXER

FREE mingle event with appetizers and cash-bar. Join us and bring your holiday wish for Santa.  We will also be collecting mittens, hats and scarves for "The Schuster Mansion" community tree.