GMAR Weekly Email Digest: 9/24/2018
CONGRATULATIONS TO JEAN STEFANIAK!

Congratulations to Jean Stefaniak on her installation as 2018-19 WRA Chairman of the Board!
 








Here is Jean at the RPAC Breakfast at the 2018 WRA Convention touting the 68 REALTOR Victories in the 2017-18 Legislative Session


56 SAFETY TIPS FOR REALTORS ®
Click here to view 56 safety tips that are taken from NAR's REALTOR® Safety Resource Kit.

NEW EMERITUS MEMBERS
Dale Marciniak was presented his Emeritus certificate and pin at the Sept. 20th GMAR Directors meeting
Congratulations to Jeff Benson, Randy Kassa, Carol Lena', Dale Marciniak, David Nicholson, and Theresa Rooney who were awarded Emeritus status from the NAR in 2018.



Dale Marciniak was presented his Emeritus certificate and pin at the GMAR 9/20 Directors meeting.

THE REALTOR VETERANS' SUPPORT COMMITTEE NEEDS YOUR HELP

The committee currently is working on the Milwaukee Homeless Veteran’s Initiative to provide much needed day-to-day household items for homeless veterans transitioning into homes. We are also working with the lending community to find out what we can do to facilitate homeownership opportunities for veterans.
 
If you are a Realtor® and a veteran, the committee is interested in learning the following:
 
Would you be interested in serving on the Realtors® Veterans’ Support committee?
 
If you’re not necessarily interested in serving on the committee, would you be interested in providing information that could include your thoughts on how we can further assist veterans in our community and where the committee should focus its efforts.
 
Also, if you are not a vet, and would like to serve on the committee, we would also like to hear from you.  
 
Please provide your responses to Scott or Dave:
 
Scott Bush, GMAR Staff
414/778-4929
 
Dave Delahunt, Committee Chairman
262-241-8888

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
Will Stalle, Keller Williams
Angela Walters, Realty Executives Integrity
 
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.
Friday, October 12 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.  
GMAR HOLIDAY PARTY!
The GMAR Holiday Party will be held on Thursday, November 29th at the Hyatt Regency Downtown.

 
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.