GMAR WEEKLY eNEWSLETTER
2021 HOUSING STATISTICS
Another historical sales year with 2021 December sales up 7.6%

Market Highlights:
  • 2021 Saw the Highest Number of Unit Sales Ever!
  • Healthy Price Appreciation Throughout the Region
  • 2022 Outlook Is Good Despite Rising Interest Rates

Members are allowed to use the 2021 statistics for marketing.

To access the full market report with graphs click here, for the detailed statistical report, click here
February 1-3, 2022 |Hyatt Regency, Green Bay

The winter convention is back, and the appraisal conference is back, all together! This February, two of the WRA’s exciting conferences come together in Green Bay for three days of professional development, networking, and fun. 

With two days of appraisal CE, two days of designation courses, and one day of workshops, you’ll find something perfect for you at the new event. Join us for all three or just attend one day if it’s right for you. 

Government Day Is Back in Person in Madison
Save the date: February 9, 2022 
 
Advocacy starts with your voice: the REALTOR® voice. Make it heard on February 9 in Madison at the 2022 REALTOR® & Government Day (RGD).
 
When REALTORS® speak, lawmakers listen
RGD is your chance to meet with lawmakers in person and advocate for your business, your industry, and your clients. REALTORS® from across Wisconsin come together in unity to shape the future and maintain a thriving industry.
 
Event highlights
  • Capitol issues update from the WRA public affairs team
  • Address by Gov. Tony Evers (invited to the event)
  • Meet with your lawmakers at the Capitol building
Event details
  • Date/time: February 9, 2022 / 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Location: Madison Concourse Hotel in downtown Madison
  • Registration cost: Free

Don’t miss this chance to use your voice to advocate for Wisconsin real estate.
 
You may register online here or by contacting Marne Stuck by email at marne@gmar.com or phone at 414-778-4929.
 
There will be no bus for GMAR members for 2022 REALTOR & Government Day.  
The GMAR is running low on SentriLock lockboxes at our office. If you have extra lockboxes that you are not currently using we ask that you please return them to the GMAR office. We would be happy to pick them up at your office if that is more convenient.

If you have any questions or would like to arrange a pickup, please contact Joanna Tusing at joanna@gmar.com
WINDOW TO THE LAW: NEW MEMBERSHIP MARKS MANUAL FOR THE REALTOR® TRADEMARK
NAR’s new Membership Marks Manual is specifically geared towards members and more clearly and concisely explains NAR’s REALTOR® trademark rules. Review NAR’s main trademark rules and learn how to avoid common misuses, including use in business names, domain names and social media usernames. Watch video here
WOMEN'S COUNCIL OF REALTORS®

Come out and have some wine on us. Chat with us and find out what led us to the Women's Council of REALTORS® and where it has taken us.

This is a free networking event for all!

JANUARY 18, 2022
RUBY TAP
1341 N Wauwatosa Ave
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
5:30PM - 7:30PM

If you are a member please consider bringing a non-member so that they can hear of the amazing advantages of being a Women's Council of REALTORS® member.

NAR'S FINANCIAL WELLNESS WEBINAR

Filing taxes as an independent contractor can cause a lot of anxiety­—whether it’s managing tax documents or keeping up with constant tax law changes. NAR’s Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness is here to help with the upcoming Tax Summit, a four-part webinar series taking place in February 2022.

What's Included:
  • Access four tax sessions geared towards independent contractors (sessions not sold separately).
  • Copy of session materials.
  • Additional handouts provided on the exclusive post-session materials page.


WELCOME YOUR CLIENTS TO THEIR NEW HOME
Here Is $125 To Get Them Started

Focus on Energy partners with utilities across Wisconsin to provide resources and incentives for energy efficient home products, equipment, and improvement projects. We also work with 800+ real estate Ambassadors across the state to bring improved home comfort, efficiency, and peace of mind to Wisconsin homeowners. To-date, our real estate Ambassadors have put more than $900,000 in heating and cooling vouchers into the hands of their clients, and set more than 7,000 Wisconsin homebuyers on the path to energy efficiency and cost savings. 
 
Once you complete the exclusive online GMAR 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.
 

For more information, visit focusonenergy.com/ambassador or email Focus on Energy representative, Nancy Alberte. Nancy can also be reached at 608.358.8212.
 
P.S. Headed to the WRA Winter Convention? We are, too! Stop by our booth for more information.  
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® FIRST-TIME BUYER SEASON 2
Remember buying your first home? Easy peasy—or not so much? Now add the most competitive market ever into the mix and the pressure is unreal! Watch what happens when first-time buyers go all in, guided by the expertise of a REALTOR®, in First-Time Buyer. Watch Season 2 Here
UPCOMING GMAR EVENTS
GMAR WOMENSTRONG CONFERENCE
Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Location: Brookfield Conference Center, 325 S. Moorland Rd., Brookfield
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
 
Join us at the WomenStrong! Conference at the Brookfield Conference Center on Feb 16th! A conference devoted to giving powerful women bold tools to take their careers to the next level.
 
GMAR MEMBERS ONLY FACEBOOK GROUP

Join our members-only Facebook group if you have not already done so. This group was created for our members to connect with each other and discuss industry-related questions/concerns as well as to keep you informed on association news and updates. If there are any specific topics you would like to see more of please let us know!

JOB POSTINGS
Part-Time Real Estate Assistant
Shorewest Realtors Oconomowoc

Director of Agent Service and Marketing
Keller Williams German Town
If your office is hiring for an administrative position that does not require a real estate license, we would be happy to share that information with the membership. See above for current postings. If you have a job opening that you would like to add, please email Mary Xiong.
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.
DISCOVER MILWAUKEE RELOCATION GUIDE
The GMAR is once again sponsoring the Discover Milwaukee Relocation Guide. Covering Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington, and Racine counties, it is the Greater Milwaukee region’s #1 source for anyone looking to move or relocate to Wisconsin’s largest metro area.
 
You can provide a free copy of the Relocation Guide to your relocating clients and customers and share the website and digital editions as well.

Limited quantities of the publication are available at the GMAR office, or by contacting Metro Business Publications at pcanon@discovermilwaukee.com.
 
The purpose of the Relocation Guide is to create a complete package about moving to metro Milwaukee. Information is organized in easy-to-use sections, offering new residents everything they need at their fingertips:
  • Quality of Life
  • Things To Do
  • Average home price and details for communities
  • Career Opportunities
  • Schools and Education
  • Financing a Home
  • Helpful Information
 
GMAR members also have the opportunity to highlight their experience and expertise in a special section for Relocation Specialists. For rate information, contact Maribeth Delforge at 262-796-0224, or mbdelforge@discovermilwaukee.com.
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 between 8:30 AM and 5 PM. Contact Minuteman Press-Brookfield for more info, (262) 781-9622!
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