PROFESSIONALS COURTESIES 
 
The GMAR is still being alerted of the following discourteous behaviors:  
 
  • Showing Reports are not being provided.
  • Doors are still left unlocked
  • Phone calls are not being returned
  • Lock Box Combinations are given out (Also an Ethics Violation)
Please review the Professional Courtesies and discuss them at your company meetings. These poor business practices not only frustrate fellow REALTORS┬« but they have a negative overflow impact on the public as well. Read more  here.  

 
 (pictured: Aaron Rodgers discussing  Professional Courtesies with GMAR staff )

WRA LEGISLATIVE NEWS 

On March 20, 2018, the Wisconsin Legislature adjourned and ended the 2017-18 legislative session, capping off one of the WRA's most productive legislative sessions ever. The WRA passed 68 priorities on a variety of issues affecting all sectors of the real estate industry.

Legislative Priorities

In 2017, the WRA board of directors approved a list of legislative priorities for the 2017-18 legislative session. The list included several legislative priorities designed to improve all sectors of Wisconsin's real estate industry. The WRA's priorities included:
  • Make home and property ownership more affordable.
  • Protect private property rights.
  • Remove hurdles to successful real estate transactions.
  • Make necessary infrastructure investments.
  • Remove regulatory barriers to residential and commercial development.
  • Make ownership of rental property less onerous.
Legislative Successes

Throughout the 2017-18 legislative session, the WRA lobbying team worked closely with Gov. Walker's administration and legislators on both sides of the aisle to pass the priorities. State lawmakers showed tremendous support for the WRA and the issues important to the real estate industry. In fact, most of the priorities received unanimous or bipartisan support. And in the end, lawmakers passed 68 of the WRA's legislative priorities into law, making the 2017-18 legislative session one of the WRA's most successful sessions ever.

Two WRA resources are available that detail all 68 of the priorities that went into law:
  • 2018 WRA Legislative Report: Download the PDF here
  • "Session Wrap-up: 68 Legislative Priorities Passed into Law," in the May 2018 issue of Wisconsin Real Estate Magazine: read online here.
HOMELESS VETERANS NEED OUR HELP 
 
The Homeless Veteran's Initiative is in need of:

  • electric fans
  • household cleaners
  • dishsoap
  • cleaning supplies (mops, paper towels, sponges, etc)
 
 

The Realtor Veterans Committee, chaired by Dave Delahunt, will be heading-up this drive. You can drop off items at the GMAR office, or directly at the Homeless Veteran's Initiative, 6317 W. Greenfield Ave., in West Allis.  

BUY REAL ESTATE SUPPLIES AT MINUTEMAN PRESS IN BROOKFIELD
 
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.


 
GMAR GOLF OUTING -  Early bird pricing ends TODAY!  

Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m. Shotgun Start
Location: Ironwood Golf Course                                                   

Register for the 2018 GMAR Golf Outing! Invite your friends, co-workers,  customers, and vendors to join you at Iron wood Golf Course on Tuesday, July 10th!

If you're interested in being a sponsor for this event, please email Stacie Purko at stacie@gmar.ws or call (414) 778-4929.

GMAR YOUTH FOUNDATION VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT

Sign up Now!  

Date: THIS Thursday, June 21, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Fat Daddy's - 120 W. National Ave., Milwaukee           
                                        
 
(pictured here are last year's champions)
SAVE THE DATE - 1ST ANNUAL WINE & BEER TASTING EVENT

Join the  Kettle Moraine Council for their inaugural 
Wine & Beer Tasting Event to benefit GMAR's Youth Foundation
 
Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Time: 5:00 p.m - 7:30 p.m. 
Location: House of Heileman's on Big Cedar Lake
Cost of Tickets: $25/person (tickets will be available in August)
                                             

 
SOLUTIONS FOR CLIENTS WITH HOME GOODS THEY NO LONGER NEED

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. 
 
ReStore's experienced Deconstruction Services will even remove kitchen cabinetry and more! 
 
FIND OUT MORE or call: 414-316-5651 
WAUKESHA STATE BANK

First-Time Homebuyer Program

Step into your first home with Waukesha State Bank! Our First-Time Homebuyer Program provides benefits to save on closing costs to make your home-owning dreams come true.

Click HERE to find out more!
To learn more about local real estate or to become a GMAR member visit gmar.com