SentriLock - Electronic Lockboxes
This is really important stuff, so please read it.
How will billing for the new SentriLock system work?
At the last GMAR Board of Directors meeting, the decision to bill members for the electronic lockbox system on an annual basis was approved.  The GMAR will initially be charging for 15 months of service, not just 12.  The total on each REALTORĀ® member's dues bill in September will be $172.50 ($11.50 x 15 months).
The reason for the extra 3 months is we are starting the SentriLock system on October 1, 2018 (in order to give members several months of practice with it), and the GMAR's fiscal year is January 1 of each year.  With dues bills only coming out in September of each year, we must charge for a longer period of time than simply 12 months.  The fee is still $11.50/month, however.
We want to make you aware of this well in advance of the dues being sent out, so that you can plan your business expenses accordingly.
The $25 discount for dues paid by October 31 will still apply, and the entire dues payment will still be due by November 30th.
In September, SentriLock will be in town to conduct several training programs in Menomonee Falls and in Brookfield, and to hand out boxes.
In the meantime, here are a couple of videos to bring you up to speed on what this new system is .
NAR's Official Lockbox Solution: Sentrilock
NAR's Official Lockbox Solution: Sentrilock
More than Just a Lockbox: SentriLock
More than Just a Lockbox: SentriLock

Stay tuned for more on the SentriLock system in next week's newsletter


Veterans helping veterans afford their forever homes

The Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals is a national non-profit working to establish its first chapter in Wisconsin. They hope to make it a little easier for those who have served our country.

Click here to watch an interview on TMJ4  that aired over the weekend.  

GMAR Equal Opportunity Committee Update

Angela Walters shares this short video regarding the issue of steering.  Realtors may be "steering," a violation of Article 10 of the REALTORS Code of Ethics, and may not realize it.  

Click here to watch a short video from Angela Walters.  

NAR CALL TO ACTION: Reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) 

Please respond to NAR's recent Call to Action advocating for the extension of the National Flood Insurance Program that will expire on July 31.  

If the program expires, it will deny necessary insurance coverage to property owners and buyers in more than 20,000 communities nationwide. Take action by urging Congress to extend the NFIP and pass meaningful reforms to ensure long-term viability of the program.  


Intellectual property issues, particularly those involving copyright of listing content, play a major role in the real estate industry.  NAR has resources to help you learn more about this important issue. 

Click here to


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 (  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. RESULTS SEMINAR

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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.


The GMAR golf outing will be held tomorrow, July 10 at Ironwood Golf Course.

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor
Platinum Sponsor
Gold Sponsors
Cherry Creek Mortgage
Landmark Credit Union
Marine Credit Union
US Bank Home Mortgage
Waukesha State Bank

Silver Sponsors
Ace World Wide Elite Relocation Services
Associated Bank
ATG - Attorney's Title Guaranty Fund, Inc
Chicago Title
Fidelity National Title
First American Title Insurance
Great Midwest Bank, SSB
Milwaukee HomesighT Inc.
House to Home Inspections
Knight Barry Title
The Lending Ladies
Merit Title
Metro MLS
Minuteman Press Brookfield
Prism Title Services, LLC
RE/MAX Realty 100
Renters Warehouse Milwaukee
The Equitable Bank
Tim O'Brien Homes
Two Men and a Truck
Universal Home Protection
UW Credit Union
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

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)

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
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