GMAR Weekly Email Digest: 11/5/2018
TOMORROW IS ELECTION DAY! DON'T FORGET TO VOTE!
If you have any questions on NAR or WRA supported candidates, please contact Marne Stuck .  
COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE PROGRAM
It’s not another class. It’s not a certification. It’s a cutting-edge program that empowers REALTORS® to evaluate, learn and promote the highest levels of professionalism. By demonstrating, reinforcing and showcasing their knowledge and skills through an easy to use, self-directed platform, REALTORS® can set themselves apart in an increasingly competitive market and raise the bar on professionalism for the industry as a whole. Be an advocate for the future of our industry. Be committed to excellence.
PLACESTER
Every REALTOR® can create a beautiful, professional real estate website, free of charge, with Placester’s NAR Edition websites, available through the REALTOR Benefits® Program. Now, members get even more value with updated cutting-edge design, professional content, and new lead capture tools, including contact forms and the ability for visitors to save listings and searches. Learn more and take a tour.

THE DIRECT GIVER PROGRAM
In this election year, it has never been more important to support elected officials who support the real estate industry. The Direct Giver Program is a unique tool you have as a REALTOR® in Wisconsin, and you can use it to support PRO-REALTOR® elected officials and candidates at all levels of government.
 
Thank you to these GMAR members who have given to the Direct Giver Program this year.  Click here for a list of 2018 Direct Givers.
 
Please contact  Marne Stuck , your Government Affairs Director at the GMAR if you are interested in becoming a Direct Giver and would like to support a candidate. 
NOVEMBER EDITION OF REAL TRENDS
H ighlights include: August Home Prices Increased 5.5 Percent, Pioneers and Disruptors: A Tribute to David Charron, September ShowingTime Showing Index and more! 
 
REALTOR ® PARTY ELECTION COVERAGE
Join the REALTOR® Party on Facebook for campaign news and coverage on election night, Nov. 6, starting at 8 p.m. Eastern time. On Nov. 7, tune in at 2 p.m. Eastern time to a special post-election Facebook Live broadcast , as host Nobu Hata discusses the election’s impact on the real estate industry with NAR Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Shannon McGahn, other NAR staff, and political consultant Doug Sosnik.
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. 
DO YOU KNOW OF A GMAR MEMBER DESERVING OF RECOGNTION?
The GMAR Awards Committee is requesting nominations to honor GMAR members for the following 2018 awards:

REALTOR® of the Year
Dedicated Service Award
Affiliate of the Year

Nominations are due by November 6, 2018 to Scott Bush
 
Click here to read more about these awards, and download the nomination forms.
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 Webinar Recording
If you were not able to join us for the SentriLock webinar, you are still able to view the recording. This is a great review of how to use the SentriLock key card and phone app with SentriLock lockboxes. 

If you were not able to attend the Sentrilock training, you can click here to 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 - Early Bird Pricing Ends Nov. 12th.

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

The celebration will include the GMAR Board of Director Installation:
2019 GMAR Chairwoman: Amy Curler, First Weber
Kim Curtis, Shorewest Realtors
 Ted Dentice, Shorewest Realtors
                              Judy Hearst, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
                Angela Walters, Realty Executives Integrity


LUNCH AND LENDING WITH THE LENDING LADIES
With the kick off to the new educational session hosted by The Lending Ladies we decided to change the structure of the sessions. Below are just a few of the topics that we will be discussing at the November FREE lunch. We will be providing a lot of information to help make your real estate transactions go much smoother into the new year.

*Condos (warrantable vs non-warrantable)
*Positive partnerships and communicating on important issues during real estate transactions
*Title nightmares and how to avoid them
*Plus much more...

Date: Wednesday, November 7th
Time: 11:00am-1:00pm
11am (registration, lunch sponsored by The Lending Ladies)
11:30am - Free education to begin
12:30pm - dismissed
Location: GMAR Office: 12300 W. Center St. Wauwatosa


RSVP on Facebook, search The Lending Ladies

"LEAVE YOUR EGO AT THE DOOR" LIVE REALTOR WEBINAR WITH LEIGH BROWN
Join us for a Live Webinar with the one and only Leigh Brown!
For a long time, traditional real estate training has focused on being broker- and/or agent-centric. Leigh says that now is the time to create an experience for the modern home seller that is client-centric. In this class, Leigh gives you a glimpse at what data sources are available (and what do they mean to the homeowner) and she will teach you how to use data to help a homeowner make great decisions about listing their property. Leigh guarantees that your listing presentation will never be the same… and your clients will be thrilled about that!
Light beverage refreshments will be served. This event is pre-booking only, no at the door sales and has limited seating. How often can you get to see a top real estate speaker for less than $50 for a full hour of training?
 
When: Tuesday, November 13
Time: 12:30-1:48pm
Location: North Shore Bank - Brookfield Square: 15700 West Bluemound Road, Brookfield, WI 53005
 
REALTOR® Training | Planning for Your Best Year Yet
This exclusive Realtor-only event is designed to help you crush 2019! While our name is new in town, the people behind it are not. We've gone through a transformation around our "Why" and we cannot wait to share that with you. 
 
In this live class taught by Michael Creed, Branch Manager of the new LeaderOne Financial office in Brookfield, we'll discuss two issues you face as a Real Estate Professional and how to tackle them at a level your competition will not do. We'll start with a big picture overview and end with an actionable, completely-custom plan for you and your business.
 
You'll love this one! Remember, some will, most won't. We want to be the some!
 
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 1:30 PM at the latest; likely sooner!
 
Location: GMAR – 12300 W Center St, Milwaukee, WI 53222
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 11:45 AM Lunch, class starts promptly at noon
 
For all details and to register (required) : Click Here