THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING | REALTOR PARTY
   
We are only a few weeks into legislative sessions and special and primary elections are occurring around the country. 2018 is going to be a busy year for REALTOR® advocacy. As NAR increases its influence in this uncertain legislative, regulatory and political environment, we'll need all hands on deck
 
ORDER VIP TICKETS FOR YOUR CLIENTS  
   
Order your personalized VIP tickets for the REALTORS® Home & Garden Show (March 23-March 31) as a "soft" contact to your client base. They offer 3 targeted opportunities to touch people:
  1. "Contact me for..." email.
  2. Send or deliver the requested tickets.
  3. Follow up with "Hope you enjoy...".
The marketing
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results are proven and the affordable cost is recouped many times with the added business. Click here to read more about VIP tickets and how to order.
 
Thank you to A+ Mortgage Services and Milwaukee Title for sponsoring the VIP ticket program.
SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE       
   
The Greater Milwaukee Association of REALTORS® Youth Foundation will award 7 $1,000 scholarships to children or grandchildren of GMAR members during 2018. 
 
Members must have maintained their relationship with the GMAR continuously for at least three (3) years. Deadline is April 1st. 
 

 
ST PADDY'S DASH
Presenting Sponsor: A+ Mortgage    
 
Save the date: Sunday, March 11th at 10am at Hart Park in Wauwatosa for the 6th Annual St. Paddy's Dash, 5K Run/Walk to benefit the GMAR Youth Foundation.

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor: A+ Mortgage Services, Inc.
Gold Sponsors: Dana Karow, First Weber Foundation, Landmark Credit Union, Nancy B. Meeks - Coldwell Banker, Wisconsin Title Service
Silver Sponsors: Attorney's Title Guaranty Fund, Inc., EXIT Realty Horizons, Great Midwest Bank, Johnson Bank, Land Title, Metro MLS, Realty Executives Integrity, RE/MAX Realty 100, Shorewest Realtors, The Equitable Bank, The Nikolic Group- First Weber, The Stefaniak Group, Title 100
Bronze Sponsors: Benefit Realty, Cherry Creek Mortgage, Chicago Title, Compass Title, Knight-Barry Title, Merit Title, Milwaukee HomesighT, Ryan Katzman of First Weber, Scott  and Sandra Bush, Suzanne Head - First Weber, Suzanne Powers Realty Group, Tom Witkowski, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Friends:  Noel & Donna Karow, Jerry Grosenick - EXIT Realty XL, Joanne Marks - Prime Lending, Racine Kringle, Raffaele Team - RE/MAX Realty 100, Richard Woodside
 
If you are interested in being a sponsor or donating a silent auction item, please contact Scott Bush at GMAR 414/778-4929
 
2018 BREWER'S BASH
Wednesday, April 4th at 6:40pm vs. Cardinals  
 
The GMAR Brewer's Bash will be Wednesday evening, April 4th when the Brewers take on the Cardinals. 
 
No worries about the weather-we'll once again be on the Dew Deck!
 
Dew Deck/Gates open at 5:10pm - Game time is 6:40pm
 
Your $55.00 includes:
·        Game ticket
·        All-you-can eat buffet
·        2 free drink tickets
·        Unlimited soft drinks
·        Gift from Event Sponsor A+ Mortgage
·        Chance to win one of 12 - $100 gift cards from Drawing Sponsor: Associated Bank
·        Peanuts, Cracker Jacks, candy...courtesy of our Treat Sponsors:
         Advanced Radon Management, Cherry Creek Mortgage & The Equitable Bank

Free Bus Transportation Provided by the Kettle Moraine Council: 
Make a reservation with  Michelle  no later than Wednesday, March 28th 
  • Washington County Fair Park - 4:00 p.m.
  • US 41/45 & Cty Y/Lannon Road Park and Ride - 4:15 p.m.
  • GMAR - 4:30 p.m.
    *Bus may leave before end of game
Free shuttle service from Steve's on from Steve's on Bluemound (SOB's), 5841 W. Bluemound Rd, into Miller Park starting around 4:30 p.m.  You don't need to make a reservation, but if you have questions, you can contact Joe at (414) 870-8708 (please remember to tip!).
 
This is a very popular event and the Dew Deck has a limited number of seats, click here to register!
 
Our event sponsor is A+ Mortgage 
ORDER YOUR FLOWERS NOW FOR SPRING!
Delivery on May 8th - in time for Mother's Day!  
 
Order your flowers now for delivery on May 8th and support the GMAR Youth Foundation!  The hanging baskets and flower pots are being provided by Black's Nursery in Hartford with pickup at either the GMAR or West Bend.  But you need to order no later than Friday, March 2nd--they need time to grow!!!  
REALTOR AND GOVERNMENT DAY 2018 RECAP
 
Another fun and successful REALTOR & Government Day is in the books.  Thanks to the many GMAR members who gave up the day to trek to Madison.  Lawmakers took note of our impressive group and we were joined by many Legislators and staff at our Capitol Hill visits.  Thanks to the bus sponsors; Chicago Title, HMS Home Warranty, House to Home Inspections, Landmark Credit Union and RE/MAX Realty 100 for the free ride to and from Madison.  Stay tuned for the 2019 date.
 

 
JOIN US FOR REALTOR-TINES DAY!
Tuesday, February 13th from 11:30am-1:30pm
     
We invite you to join us on February 13th for Realtor exclusive tours of
our two furnished models with yummy Realtor-tine's Day treats and
giveaways. Start at the furnished model and then enjoy a drive through
the neighborhood to view our available homes and sites.


MONTHLY MORTGAGE CONCEPTS FOR REAL ESTATE AGENTS CLASSES
Thursday, February 15 at 10am at the GMAR Office  

New for 2018! Cherry Creek Mortgage is partnering with the GMAR to offer monthly Mortgage Concepts for Real Estate Agents classes. Each individual class will be offered quarterly and they are for both new and experienced agents.
 
The 3 topics will cover appraisals, offers, and general underwriting/loan process. The next class is Thursday, February 15th at 10:00am and will feature an overview of the loan process from start to finish from the perspective of the lender AND client. As a lender, we sometimes notice that our borrowers will ask their Realtor some loan questions. We will equip you with the information you need to answer their questions and most importantly, help them understand the "why" behind some of those things they are being asked for!  
 
 
Please RSVP to Nicole Hanrahan at 414-935-4159 or nhanrahan@ccmclending.com 
TITLE 101
Presented by Jonathan Sayas, Wisconsin Underwriting Counsel

Title 101 is the perfect class for new agents or those seeking to expand their basic knowledge on Title Insurance. Can you explain with confidence to your client what a Letter Report details or what Gap Insurance covers? Let us help you! Topics will range from "What is Title Insurance and Why it's Important" to "Common Defects on Title and How to Correct Them" to "Reading the Title Commitment" different types of policies, and more!

Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: 2725 S. Moorland Road - 1st Floor Training Room
New Berlin, WI 53151

**Please RSVP no later than Friday, February 23rd - Lunch will be provided**

Seating is limited, so please reserve your seat early!
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! 
 
To learn more about local real estate or to become a GMAR member visit gmar.com