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Free REALTOR® masks for GMAR members

Scott Bush celebrates his 35th year with the GMAR

SCOTT BUSH CELEBRATES 35 YEARS WITH THE GMAR
Vice President of Operations Scott Bush has been with the Greater Milwaukee Association Realtors® since 1985. Scott primarily administers the Professional Standards Process and is a NAR certified Professional Standards Instructor. Scott also administers the GMAR’s Youth Foundation as serves on the board as corporate secretary. He is the GMAR’s community liaison for Equal Opportunity and affordable housing efforts currently serving as president of Housing Resources and the chairman of Take Root Milwaukee’s Resource and Oversight Committee. 
Congratulations on 35 years with the association!
FREE REALTOR® MASKS FOR GMAR MEMBERS
The GMAR will be providing free REALTOR® masks to its members. They are available for pickup from our office during normal business hours (8:30am - 5:00pm). Limit one per person. Feel free to stop by and get yours today!
SENTRILOCK AND ONE-DAY CODES
We are getting feedback from members that many agents out there are still requesting one-day codes from the listing agents of properties that utilize the SentriLock lockbox system. Please keep in mind that a one-day code can be denied to any agent.
 
The GMAR Board of Directors policy is that a listing broker does not have to give out one day codes, if that is what is agreed upon with the seller. Accessing a listing with a SentriLock box does not place an unreasonable burden on any showing/buyer’s agent, because obtaining SentriLock credentials is extremely easy.
 
However, if the showing/buyer’s agent does not have access to SentriLock credentials, but is a REALTOR® (i.e. a member of the Commercial Board), the Association encourages GMAR members to give them access via a one-day code or SentriConnect. Additionally, in most cases, the GMAR will allow non-member REALTORS® to pay the SentriLock fee without becoming a member of the GMAR.
 
If you have any questions or comments regarding this policy please feel free to call our office at 414-778-4929.  
SENTRILOCK TESTIMONIAL FROM GMAR MEMBER
BETH JAWORSKI
If you are still in need of your credentials to get started with the SentriLock system, please email Emily for the online training materials. 
MILITARY RELOCATION PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION COURSES AT THE GMAR
This certification focuses on educating real estate professionals about working with current and former military service members to find the housing solutions that best suit their needs and take full advantage of military benefits and support.
The GMAR will be hosting this course twice in August

Tuesday, August 25 | 9:00am - 4:00pm
OR
Wednesday, August 26 | 9:00am - 4:00pm
Cost - $50

THURSDAY TAKEAWAYS VIDEO SERIES
Check out the most recent edition of WRA's Thursday Takeaway Video Series!
 
"C2EX"
With Tracy Rucka
Professionalism. What is the next level for you? Today’s Takeaway will focus on the National Association of REALTOR’S C2EX endorsement. The Commitment to Excellence allows members and staff to take a deeper dive into what professionalism looks like and provides a path towards education and action to raise the bar. Join us today to learn more about taking the next steps on a personal professionalism journey.
 
SHREDFEST SEPTEMBER 3RD
Shredfest has been rescheduled for Thursday, September 3rd with the following regulations:

  • Anyone dropping off boxes must stay in their car
  • The GMAR staff will unload your boxes
  • The GMAR staff will be wearing gloves and masks while assisting members

For more information and to sign up for a time slot please click here
LOOKING TO GROW YOUR NETWORK AND IMPACT?
Looking to grow your network and impact?
Since 2010, members of Take Root Milwaukee have worked collectively to help thousands of individuals and families in the Milwaukee area obtain and maintain homeownership. Become a member today to belong to an established and dedicated network of lenders, neighborhood organizations, HUD-certified counseling agencies, Realtors, and City of Milwaukee housing departments who can assist with referrals, idea-sharing, brand promotion and more. Learn more here.
STAND OUT AS A FOCUS ON ENERGY AMBASSADOR
Looking for new ways to bring added value to your clients? Consider becoming a FOCUS ON ENERGY® Ambassador. Focus on Energy partners with utilities across Wisconsin to provide resources and incentives for energy efficient home products, equipment and improvement projects.

Once you complete a digital 45 minute Workshop and enroll as an Ambassador, you can start offering your clients access to new energy efficiency expertise and exclusive perks, including a Welcome Kit with a $125 heating and cooling tune-up voucher and a helpful Home Energy & Maintenance Guide. The kit is co-branded with your business information and sent to your clients on your behalf, at no cost to you, providing an extra touch and added value.

Join the 700+ Wisconsin real estate professionals already offering these informational resources and exclusive perks to their clients. For more information, visit focusonenergy.com/ambassador or email ambassador@focusonenergy.com. You can also call Nancy Alberte, local Focus on Energy representative, at 608.358.8212 with questions.
COVID-19 RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO REALTORS®
REAL ESTATE SUPPLY STORE NOW AT
MINUTEMAN PRESS - BROOKFIELD
The real estate supply store is now located ONLY at Minuteman Press - Brookfield location (13680 W. Capitol Drive). The store is back open with COVID-19 protection measures in place. Online orders are still encouraged. Store hours are M-F between 8:30 AM and 5 PM.
Contact Minuteman Press-Brookfield for more info, (262) 781-9622!
THE FOLLOWING GMAR SOCIAL EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID-19 SOCIAL DISTANCING REGULATIONS
Brewers Bash
Golf Outing
KMC Wine & Beer Tasting
In addition to our weekly eNewsletter, the GMAR will be utilizing its social media pages to keep members informed and up-to-date during the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation. Please connect with us through the links to our social platforms below.
Comments, Suggestions or Questions?...
Let us know how the GMAR can improve what we offer to you as members of our organization. Your feedback helps us to make quality improvements to our programs and benefits, so we appreciate it! Click here to e-mail your feedback to the GMAR.