A CLOSER LOOK AT ARTICLE 10 OF THE REALTORS CODE OF ETHICS
 
What if the seller wants to select the "right buyer" for their neighborhood? 
 
It is illegal for a seller to refuse to sell their home to someone because the person(s) is in one of the protected classes. If a seller insists on limiting or restricting the viewing of their property to members of a protected class, the broker should refer them to line 63 of the listing contract and to legal counsel regarding to review fair housing laws. The broker may also elect to not enter into the listing if the broker believes the seller may attempt to engage in unlawful discrimination. If the broker knows that the seller wants to act in a discriminatory manner, and goes along with the sellers' directives, the broker may be violating fair housing laws. Brokers who remain silent on discriminatory practices may also be found in violation of fair housing laws.
 
 
Article 10 

REALTORS® shall not deny equal professional services to any person for reasons of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity. REALTORS® shall not be parties to any plan or agreement to discriminate against a person or persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity. (Amended 1/14) REALTORS® , in their real estate employment practices, shall not discriminate against any person or persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

GMAR BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION

The GMAR is seeking industry leaders to serve on its Board of Directors.  Four director positions will be elected by GMAR members to serve three-year terms.  

If you are interested in being a member of the GMAR's Board of Directors, please complete the application form below and return to Scott Bush (Scott@gmar.ws)  by August 31.  More information at the GMAR website.  

If you have questions, please call the GMAR at 414.778.4929

Click here for an application form. 
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.


 
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 available in August)

**Sponsorship's must be received by July 27th for your company to be listed on our tickets as a sponsor. 

More details:

Private event
Caterer Sloppy Joe's, Heavy appetizers'
Cork pull
Silent Auction
Bus available from the GMAR office, Germantown park & ride and North side of West Bend
                                             

 
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 
To learn more about local real estate or to become a GMAR member visit gmar.com