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STORIES OF REALTORS ® LEADING BY EXAMPLE
In a recent edition of Ethics Exchange, we asked GMAR members to share their stories about the positive experiences they have had working with other agents. Here is one recently submitted story:

Jennifer Rohloff of Shorewest (West Bend office) (Submitted by Michael Fitzpatrick, Sales Executive Realty Executives Integrity as a positive ethical agent in the GMAR area. Jennifer displayed superior ethics as a listing agent for her listed property in Hartford this past summer. I brought my buyers to the house and we ended up submitting an offer. While there were multiple offers, Jennifer was very communicative of the process and ultimately the sellers chose my buyers offer. Once the offer was accepted, Jennifer clearly explained that the offer would be handled through a relocation company. With that, there were of course multiple hurdles to get over and as a new agent with my first deal, I needed Jennifer to be as helpful as she could. As we went through the hurdles, Jennifer was always there making sure everything was easy to understand and done correctly! It would be a pleasure to do a deal with Jennifer in the future because she is very easy to get a hold of, professional, and she treats her job and others to the highest degree. Once we got to the closing table, I told Jennifer I was a new agent and was surprised to find out that she didn’t even know I was new!

Is there a REALTOR who you enjoy working with because they know how to problem solve and make transactions go smoother? Would you like to share an inspirational story about a competitor? We can all learn from those who lead by example. Submit your positive industry-related stories to Scott Bush via e-mail at scott@gmar.ws.
NEW ISSUE OF REAL TRENDS NEWSLETTER NOW AVAILABLE
The December 2019 issue of REAL Trends Newsletter is now available for your review.

REVISIONS TO RESIDENTIAL OFFER TO PURCHASE AND THE GMAR ADDENDUM A
Some significant changes were recently made to the GMAR’s Addendum A, due to the update of the WB-11 Residential Offer to Purchase (2020 WB-11).
 
Below are some of the changes made to the GMAR Addendum A:
 
  • The GMAR Addendum A includes a suggested use date of 12/1/19
 
  • The GMAR Addendum A no longer includes a Radon Test Contingency because the 2020 WB-11 now includes one. However, keep in mind if you are drafting an offer on any other type of property, for example a WB-14 Residential Condominium Offer to Purchase, a radon testing contingency would need to be added.
 
  • The GMAR Addendum A now includes a VA Mortgage Wood Destroying Insect Inspection provision. This was added to help address that in some counties a VA loan requires inspection for wood destroying insects.
 
  • The definition of Actual Receipt has been removed from the GMAR Addendum A. Therefore, by the GMAR Addendum A being incorporated by reference into the 2020 WB-11, the definition of Actual Receipt in the GMAR Addendum A defaults to the definition in the 2020 WB-11 on lines 436-438.
 
  • Sections of the GMAR Addendum A have been moved around. For example, previously seller contributions and home warranty were on page 4 and now are on page 1 of the GMAR Addendum A.
 
The link below is a PDF of the revised GMAR Addendum A for your review. The highlighted areas have been included to show the most substantial additions or changes.
 
For more information about the 2020 WB-11 Residential Offer to Purchase changes, CLICK HERE .

MILWAUKEE HOMELESS VETERANS INITIATIVE DONATIONS
Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative is in need of our donations. In addition to the list of items included on the attachment below, please consider a donation of the following important items in preparation for the winter season. Donations can be made at the GMAR office (12300 W. Center Street in Wauwatosa).

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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). Store hours are M-F from 8am to 5pm. Contact Minuteman Press-Brookfield for more info, (262) 781-9622!
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