GMAR Weekly Email Digest: 2/25/2019
EMAIL PHISHING ATTEMPT REPORTED
If you receive an email with the subject line "*PLEASE READ** Important Updates & Changes to 2019 Member Roster," be aware that it is not from the National Association of REALTORS®.  
If you receive this fraudulent email, which asks you to click on a member directory PDF, you should alert NAR Member Support at ContactNAR@realtors.org and then delete the email.
NAR video on how to spot a fraudulent email. 
KETTLE MORAINE COUNCIL EDUCATIONAL EVENT: TITLE ISSUES
The Kettle Moraine Council is hosting an informational meeting with various speakers on title issues. Tuesday March 12th from 11:00am-12:30pm at the West Bend First Weber Office.
 
The following will be presenting:
 
  • Jim Ramseyer with Merit Title will present information on Lien and Judgement Issues.
  • Cheri Hipenbecker with Knight Barry Title will discuss Fraud Issues
  • Debbie Wnuk Priority Title will present How To Read a policy and what the different schedules mean. 

 
We encourage you to come with any title questions that you may have. Lunch will be served.
 
Please RSVP to Michelle Kohn  414-778-4929 or Kaye Erdman 262-707-4966 by
March 8 th .
 
A check for $1,000 will also be donated to Life Of Hope on behalf of the Kettle Moraine Council
WOULD YOU LIKE TO GREET GUESTS AT THE REALTORS® HOME & GARDEN SHOW?    

Then register to be a REALTOR® Rep! As a REALTOR® Rep, you will be at one of the entrances to the show where you will welcome guests and distribute the show books. You may also give them your business card. These are 2 hour shifts and you earn free admission to the Home & Garden Show.
 
Friday, March 8 is the deadline to register to volunteer to greet attendees at the REALTORS® Home & Garden Show.  Click here to register. 
 
You'll receive confirmation of your schedule along with parking and entrance directions by March 15.
SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
The Greater Milwaukee Association of REALTORS® Youth Foundation will award 7 $1,000 scholarships to children or grandchildren of GMAR members during 2019. 
 
Members must have maintained their relationship with the GMAR continuously for at least three (3) years. Deadline is March 29, 2019.
 
ORDER VIP TICKETS FOR YOUR CLIENTS
The last day to order is February 27th.
    Order your personalized VIP tickets for the REALTORS® Home & Garden Show March 22-March 31.

Providing your client base with a free ticket will allow you a valuable opportunity to maintain that important personal connection. It has proven to be an effective and inexpensive marketing tool for many GMAR members who order every year and view it as one approach to their growth. They report that sending VIP tickets has proven to be an invaluable return on a nominal investment.

 
Thank you to HomeSealed Exteriors for sponsoring the VIP ticket program.
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 Tips:

1. SentriLock has a great set of "how to" videos that are good refreshers if you need some. Click here to watch .

2.If you are showing a property and are having issues opening up the lockbox. PLEASE CALL SENTRILOCK SUPPORT FROM THE LOCKBOX: 513-618-5800, NOT THE LISTING AGENT. SentriLock will be able to walk you through getting into the property.

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.

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.
ORDER YOUR FLOWERS NOW FOR SPRING!
Order your flowers now for delivery on May 7th and support the GMAR Youth Foundation! The hanging baskets and flower pots are being provided by Black's Nursery in Hartford with pickup at either the GMAR or West Bend.  But you need to order no later than Friday, March 8th--they need time to grow!  
 
YOUTH FOUNDATION HAPPY HOUR & SILENT AUCTION
Join your fellow GMAR members on Thursday, March 14 at a Happy Hour and Silent Auction from 4-7pm at Leff's Lucky Town: 7208 W. State Street, Wauwatosa.

Beer, Soda, Wine and Apps are sponsored by Landmark Credit Union and Attorneys Title & Closing Services LLC. All proceeds benefit the GMAR Youth Foundation.

We are in need of silent auction items. Contact Scott Bush if you have any items to contribute.
* Featured Action Item: Milwaukee County Stadium Seat, donated by Don Cohen, Landmark Credit Union
REALTOR NIGHT AT THE 2019 HOME & GARDEN SHOW
Wednesday, March 27
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Expo Center at Wisconsin State Fair Park 
 
Please join your colleagues and friends from GMAR for this exclusive member reception and happy hour before the show opens its doors to the public on Wednesday, March 27 from 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm.
 
 
Enjoy complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks, as well as hors d'oeuvres and live musicians rockin' 70's tunes in keeping with the Show theme "Tools Out for Summer" and before we open the doors to the public, be sure take in the breathtaking and unique new feature display designed for this year's Show by Aquatica! 
 
RSVP required to attend this complimentary GMAR Member event. Please RSVP for yourself and a guest.
We look forward to seeing you there!  

REALTOR® & GOVERNMENT DAY - April 24, 2019
Join your colleagues from the GMAR and REALTORS® from across the state as they converge in Madison on Wednesday, April 24 to help shape the laws that impact you and your real estate business. The first 300 registrants are free. Register now by calling or emailing Marne Stuck . (414)778-4929.
 
 
Don't want to drive? Ride the bus and enjoy lunch for FREE thanks for our sponsors: Chicago Title, HMS Home Warranty, House To Home Inspections, Landmark Credit Union, and RE/MAX Realty 100. If you are interested in reserving a seat on the bus, please let Marne know when you call to register. Space is limited to 50 passengers. 

JOIN US FOR REALTOR GALLERY NIGHT
APRIL 26, 5-9PM AT SWEET DINER, 239 E. CHICAGO STREET
Held in conjunction with Gallery Night in the Third Ward, Sweet Diner will feature Realtor® artists along with other local artists. Donated works from the participating artists will be available in a silent auction, with proceeds benefiting the Realtors® Youth Foundation.  
 
The GMAR Youth Foundation is searching for Realtor® artists and other artists to participate. If you are interested, please contact Scott Bush for details: scott@gmar.ws 414/778-4929
 
Landmark Credit Union will provide a complimentary beer or wine to Realtors® who present their business card.
2019 Brewers Bash
Tuesday, April 30th at 6:40pm vs. Rockies



The GMAR Brewer's Bash will be Tuesday evening, April 30th when the Brewers take on the Rockies.
 
No worries about the weather-we'll once again be on the Johnsonville Party Deck!
 
Party Deck/Gates open at 5:10pm - Game time is 6:40pm
 
Your $55.00 includes:
·       Game ticket
·       All-you-can eat buffet
·       2 free drink tickets
·       Unlimited soft drinks
·       Gift from Event Sponsor A+ Mortgage
·       Chance to win one of 12 - $100 gift cards from Drawing Sponsor: Bell Bank Mortgage
·       Peanuts, Cracker Jacks, candy...courtesy of our Treat Sponsors:
DL Home Inspections & Home Services LLC, House to Home Inspections & The Equitable Bank
 
Free Bus Transportation provided by the Kettle Moraine Council: 
Make a reservation with  Michelle  no later than Tuesday, April 23rd
  • Washington County Fair Park - 5:00 p.m.
  • US 41/45 & Cty Y/Lannon Road Park and Ride - 5:15 p.m.
  • GMAR - 5:30 p.m.
  • *Bus may leave before end of game
Free shuttle service from Steve's on Bluemound (SOB's), 5841 W. Bluemound Rd, into Miller Park starting around 4:30 p.m. You don't need to make a reservation, but if you have questions, you can contact Joe at (414) 870-8708 (please remember to tip!).
 
This is a very popular event and the Party Deck has a limited number of seats, click here to register!
 
Our event sponsor is A+ Mortgage 
Thursday, May 23rd is Shredfest at GMAR Parking Lot



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.  

YOUTH FOUNDATION BOWLING EVENT



The GMAR Youth Foundation will be hosting their 9th Annual 9 Pin Tap Bowling Tournament sponsored by Great Midwest Bank. The event will be on Thursday, May 23rd from 5:45-9:30pm at the Root River Center.

Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019
Time 5:45pm-9:30pm
Location: Root River Center

HABITAT ReStore OFFERS FREE
PICKUP & SALVAGE SERVICES



 Habitat for Humanity ReStore picks up donations of gently used furniture, appliances and more for free! Donations are tax deductible and help local families in need of safe, affordable housing. Ideally we want to connect with donors 2-4 weeks before they would like to donate.
    
ReStore's experienced  Deconstruction Services  will even remove kitchen cabinetry! 
 
FIND OUT MORE  or call: 414-316-5651