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Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Need Our Help

Access By Appointment Feature Coming Soon to SentriLock

GMAR HOLIDAY OFFICE CLOSURES
The GMAR office will be closed on the following for the upcoming holidays:

Thursday, December 24th
Friday, December 25th
Thursday, December 31st
Friday, January 1st

Please plan accordingly if you still need to renew your membership.

If you are able to pay online through NAR's payment portal please follow the instructions listed on our site here.
FINAL WEEK TO COMPLETE YOUR CONTINUING EDUCATION - LICENSE RENEWAL DUE BY DEC 14
To maintain real estate licenses in the state of Wisconsin, real estate licensees must complete 18 hours of continuing education (CE) every two years. The 18 hours must include completion of 3 hours for each of the 6 required course topics listed below. There are no longer elective courses as part of the 18 required hours.

Mandatory Courses (all six required)
  •  Course 1: Wisconsin Listing Contracts
  •  Course 2: Wisconsin Offers to Purchase
  •  Course 3: Wisconsin New Developments
  •  Course 4: Wisconsin Real Estate Ethics and Consumer Protection
  •  Course 5: Wisconsin Real Estate Law and Practice
  •  Course 6: Wisconsin Real Estate Transactions
 
NEW FEATURE COMING TO SENTRILOCK IN 2021
Access By Appointment
In January of 2021 agents who utilize the SentriLock lockbox system will have the option to use a new feature called 'Access by Appointment.' With this setting turned on, your lockboxes will only be able to be accessed during scheduled appointments. More information coming soon!

*REMINDER: If you are retiring or not renewing your membership for 2021 please return your SentriLock lockboxes. Not doing so will result in a fine.
WRA'S THURSDAY TAKEAWAYS VIDEO SERIES
Check out the most recent edition of WRA's Thursday Takeaways Video Series!

"Seller Tested Positive for COVID-19. Now What?"
With Jennifer Lindsley
Without a law telling us exactly how to handle this, agents are struggling with how to handle situation where a clients tests positive for COVID-19. Review when and how to disclose a positive diagnosis if a client consents. Consider how to notify others if a client does not consent to disclosure.

MILWAUKEE HOMESLESS VETERANS NEED OUR HELP
The GMAR Veteran’s Support Group is again helping the Milwaukee Homeless Veteran’s Initiate (MHVI) with collecting the following items to help support our veterans in need:

-New or Gently Used Coats

(Due to Covid-19, the following items need to be to new)
-Hats
-Gloves
-Scarves
-Socks for men, women, and children
-Men’s and women’s thermals up to a size 3x
 
You can drop off the items at the GMAR office - 12300 W. Center St.
You may also drop off items at the MHVI - 6300 W. National Ave. 
'RE-ORIENT YOURSELF' : LEGAL HOTTIPS
Brush Up on What You Learned at Orientation
Whether you are a brand new REALTOR® just starting out or have been in the business for years, it never hurts to check back in on the basics and make sure you are taking full advantage of your membership.
The Legal Hottips are comprised of questions and answers recently discussed on the WRA Legal Hotline. These discussions reflect frequently asked questions or questions about timely topics. They are categorized for easy reference and are updated regularly. Here you will find the hottips from the past few weeks. To access older hottips, visit the Legal Hottip Library Category Search page online. 
NAR REALTOR BENEFITS PROGRAM
Designed with you in mind, the REALTOR Benefits® Program is your official member benefits resource, bringing you savings and unique offers on products and services just for REALTORS®.
Back At You provides REALTORS® with a Social Media Center that's simple to use and customized to your marketing needs. Simply choose your level of automation, and Back At You does the rest: promoting you and your listings on today’s most popular social networks including Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and more.

REAL TRENDS DECEMBER NEWSLETTER NOW AVAILABLE
The Great Migration of 2020
An analysis of the departure of Americans from large urban cities to the suburbs.

By Steve Murray, President of REAL Trends
SOCIAL SKILLS: HOW TO SPOT REAL ESTATE SCAMS
Scams no longer take place solely on email and by phone. According to Statista, over 3.6 billion people worldwide used social media in 2020. This, unfortunately, provides the perfect grouping of unsuspecting victims for scammers. While many post on social media daily, the majority of users have difficulty spotting scams before they’ve been compromised—and within the real estate space, users can lose out on more than just data, risking not only their safety, but their belongings and money, as well.

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! 
 
FIND OUT MORE or call: 414-316-5651
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!
Comments, Suggestions or Questions?...
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