GMAR Weekly Email Digest: 9/17/2018
REALTORS RELEASE 2018 MEMBER SAFETY REPORT

   

As a part of Realtor® Safety Month, the National Association of Realtors® released its 2018 Member Safety Report, which surveyed over 3,000 Realtors®, members of the National Association of Realtors®, about how safe they feel while on the job, their personal safety experiences and the safety procedures they follow.
The report found that nearly a third of Realtors® experienced a situation that made them fear for their personal safety or the safety of their personal information, and that 43 percent of Realtors® choose to carry self-defense weapons.


YOU'RE INVITED: THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF NEW BERLIN REALTOR BREAKFAST
The School District of New Berlin is hosting its second annual REALTOR BREAKFAS T on Tuesday, September 25th at 8:00am. This year's event will be held at Elmwood Elementary, 5900 S. Sunnyslope Rd., New Berlin.  
 
Come enjoy a complimentary breakfast as you hear the latest news from our school district and the reasons why the SDNB is a strong selling-point to potential buyers considering a home purchase in the city of New Berlin.
 
8:00am - Networking & Breakfast
8:30am - Presentation and Q&A
9:00am - Optional Tour of Elmwood Elementary

Registration is now open.  Click here to register. 

NAR'S FAIR HOUSING DECLARATION

   


I agree to:
Provide equal professional service without regard to the race, color, religion, gender (sex), disability (handicap), familial status, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity of any prospective client, customer, or of the residents of any community.


NOMINATING COMMITTEE

Slate of Candidates for GMAR Director Election
 


The Nominating Committee has approved the following candidates to be placed on the ballot for the Greater Milwaukee Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors election. There will be four (4) Directors elected to serve three-year terms: 

Amanda Baake, Kathleen Hansen & Associates
Kim Curtis, Shorewest Realtors
Ted Dentice, Shorewest Realtors
Judy Hearst, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Angela Kallay, Benefit Realty
Mark Kivley, RE/MAX Lakeside
Kelly Leitner, Leitner Properties
Sonya Mays, Midwest Executive Realty
Kelly Sly, Exit Realty Horizons
Angela Walters, Realty Executives Integrity
 
Additional candidates may be placed on the ballot by a petition signed by at least 5% of GMAR members eligible to vote by September 21, 2018
 
The election will be held by electronic voting beginning October 14, 2018
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.
All Realtor members should have received an email from SentriLock inviting you to attend a lockbox distribution & training event in September. The email came from notice@sentrilock.com. If you did not receive this email, please be sure to check your spam, trash, etc. If you still cannot find the email, please give the GMAR office a call:
414-778-4929.

We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions on electronic lockboxes.
1ST ANNUAL WINE & BEER TASTING EVENT WAS A SUCCESS!

 The Kettle Moraine Council would like to thank all who attended and sponsored our First Annual Wine and Beer Tasting Youth Foundation Fundraiser. It was a Huge Success! Final numbers are still be totaled but we exceeded our $5000 goal, and raised over $700 for the C.O.P.S. organization which the Kettle Moraine Council matched and brought up to a $2000 donation. See You Next Year!

 
Friday, October 12 is Shredfest
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.  
SAVE THE DATE: GMAR HOLIDAY PARTY!
The GMAR Holiday Party will be held on Thursday, November 29th at the Hyatt Regency Downtown.
Registration to come soon!
HOW REALTORS CAN CUT 2018 TAXES BY $2,500 OR MORE
*A program put on by Bradford and Company

Friday, October 19 from 9:00 am-11:30 am at the GMAR: 12300 W. Center Street
(Please arrive at  8:45 am for registration.
Seminar begins promptly at  9:00 am)
 
 
Discover simple legal tax-reduction strategies that most self-employed or solo business owners miss out on-plus learn how to audit-proof your return!
 
Here are just some of the safe, audit-proof tax-saving tips you will learn:
  • How to deduct maximum entertainment expenses under the new tax law
  • How to use a medical reimbursement plan that can save you and your family thousands of tax dollars every year
  • Tips for maximizing your automobile deductions-including luxury autos-plus easy documentation strategies
  • How to safely qualify your home office for big tax deductions, even if you spend most of your office time at another office
  • How to audit-proof your tax records-so you reduce chances of an audit, but can stand confident if selected randomly
  • Learn how to make the most of your new 20% 199A tax deductions
 
Attendance is limited: Please register for this free event at michelle@gmar.ws 
  
*Bradford and Company is a non-biased educational firm.
This is not a tax-prep class. Since 1989 our seminars have specialized in
tax reduction strategies for the self-employed professional.
 
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