Please see below for two flyers provided by SentriLock that go a little more in depth into what the electronic lock box system is all about. Again - if you have any questions as we continue to prepare for distribution and rolling out the plan, please contact Mike Ruzicka.

The GMAR Veterans Committee, chaired by David Delahunt, is establishing a data base of its members who have served in the military. We would like to survey, and seek the opinions of our Military Veteran GMAR members when planning our goals. So far, we have been focusing on the needs of homeless Veterans and working with the Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative.
Please let Scott Bush know if you are willing and available to serve on the committee, or if you are available to provide the feedback necessary to assist the committee in meeting its goals.
We want to continue to help homeless Veterans and assist Veteran's transition into housing.
Scott can be reached at 414/778-4929, or email: scott@gmar.ws
Have you responded to WRA's recent Calls for Action?
Both of these bills were discussed at REALTOR & Government Day and are priority bills for WRA. There is little time left in this legislative session to get these bills passed, so please respond if you haven't already done so.
On Monday, Feb. 12, WRA sent two separate Calls for Action to all members.   Check your email from Peter Sveum, WRA Chairman or click on the links below to access the CFA's. 
Support AB 770 and Reduce the Shortage of Homes https://www.votervoice.net/WIRealtors/campaigns/56898/respond
Support AB 771 - Affordable Rental Housing Bill https://www.votervoice.net/WIRealtors/campaigns/56920/respond
ORDER VIP TICKETS FOR YOUR CLIENTS - Last day to order is Wed. Feb 28th
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

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.
Tuesday, March 13th 11am-12:30pm
The Kettle Moraine Council is hosting an informational meeting with a Lender Panel of experts on Tuesday March 13th from 11:00am-12:30pm at the West Bend Shorewest Office. Our five lenders will give you updates and share information on loan programs including Grant Programs, New Construction, VA, USDA, & FHA updates, and Renovation loans.  Bring your questions. 

Our panel of experts:
Ann Schulz, Waterstone Mortgage
Shelli Ellis, Wells Fargo
Matt Schellinger, Assured Mortgage
Team Kuhn, Prime Lending
Louie Santini, Wisconsin Mortgage
Please RSVP to Michelle Kohn  414-778-4929 Or Kaye Erdman 262-707-4966  by March 9th
Like wine?  Join us for a committee meeting immediately following our lender panel to discuss our New Event, a September Wine & Beer tasting Fundraiser!
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. 

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, Waterstone Mortgage
Bronze Sponsors: Benefit Realty, Cherry Creek Mortgage, Chicago Title, Compass Title, HomesighT Home Inspection Service, Knight-Barry Title, Merit Title, 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
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 - 5:00 p.m.
  • US 41/45 & Cty Y/Lannon Road Park and Ride - 5:15 p.m.
  • GMAR - 5:30 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 
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!!!  

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!
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