LISTING AGENTS MAY NOT MISREPRESENT ACCESS TO LISTED PROPERTIES
   
Listing agents that limit showing opportunities to cooperating brokers to advance their own interests, and not that of their clients, in an effort to realize both sides of a commission are a violation of article 3 of the code of ethics.  

Standard of Practice 3-8:
REALTORS® shall not misrepresent the availability of access to show or inspect a listed property. 

The agent may also violate state law, 452.133.  
ELECTRONIC LOCK BOX FLYERS
   
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.
 

KETTLE MORAINE COUNCIL SPONSORS LENDER PANEL
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!
ORDER VIP TICKETS FOR YOUR CLIENTS - LAST ORDER DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY, FEB 28
   
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...".
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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.
WRA PARTNERSHIP FOR SUCCESS PROGRAM
   
The WRA Partnership for Success Program is designed to promote diversity within the REALTOR® membership and enhance the probability of long term success in the real estate profession for new agents. Diversity within a brokerage firm also draws a wider range of clients and customers to the firm. The Program provides start-up assistance for new minority licensees including a REALTOR dues waiver, six months MLS fees as well as education and convention opportunities. Most benefits extended are subject to repayment within three years either in cash or via volunteer hours.
 
Potential applicants and their sponsoring brokers can visit the WRA website at www.wra.org/Partnership or the Cultural Diversity in Housing Committee's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CulturalDiversityInHousing/ to learn more. 
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. 
 
GMAR REALTOR STORE HAS MOVED TO MINUTEMAN PRESS IN BROOKFIELD

   
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.

 
ORDER YOUR FLOWERS NOW FOR SPRING! -
LAST DAY TO ORDER IS FRIDAY, MARCH 2

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!!!  
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: Associated Bank, 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
 
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 - 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 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 
WOULD YOU LIKE TO GREET GUESTS AT THE REALTORS® HOME & GARDEN SHOW?   
 
Then register to be a REALTOR® Rep!  As a REALTOR® Rep, you will be at one of the entrances to the show where you will welcome guests and distribute the show books.  You may also give them your business card. These are 2 hour shifts and you earn free admission to the Home & Garden Show.
 
Friday, March 9th  is the deadline to register to volunteer to greet attendees at the REALTORS® Home & Garden Show. Click here to register. 
 
You'll receive confirmation of your schedule along with parking and entrance directions by March 16th.

 
PROSPECTING TO PROFITS - WARM AND COLD CALLS MADE EASY
 
**Free Live Class for Real Estate Professionals** Join Envoy Mortgage as we discuss the systems, strategies and scripts to make warm and cold calls easy; turning your Prospecting to Profits! We'll give you copies of the systems and scripts presented so that you can take home and make your own.
 
Food will be served at 11:45 AM and the live class will begin promptly at noon. You'll be out and back to your day before 1:00 PM.
 
Space is limited so sign up today!
 
Location: GMAR - 12300 W Center St, Milwaukee, WI 53222
Date: Wednesday, March 14th
Time: 11:45 Lunch, class starts promptly at noon
To Register (required) and for Full Details visit:  http://www.EnvoyBrookfield.com/WW-03-2018-GMAR  
To learn more about local real estate or to become a GMAR member visit gmar.com