GMAR WEEKLY eNEWSLETTER
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
WISCONSIN PROPERTY TAX CREDIT AVAILABLE FOR DISABLED VETERANS
If you have worked with any disabled veterans or unmarried surviving spouses, those individuals may qualify for a Wisconsin property tax credit.

SAVE THE DATE: REALTOR® & GOVERNMENT DAY
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® speaks, 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.  
SAVE THE DATE: 2022 WRA WINTER CONVENTION
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. 

BEST MARKETS FOR FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS
National Association of REALTORS® and Realtor.com® bring you Connected Conversations Webinar.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Join us to discuss the history of the NAR and Realtor.com® partnership, ask questions during a LIVE Q & A, listen as we discuss timely & informative topics, and provide valuable updates. Save your spot now and don't miss out on this opportunity. Hope to see you there! Can't make it live? Register to receive a recording 24 hours after the live session is complete.

The WRA Defeated Legislative Proposals That Would Have Harmed Real-Estate
The WRA and the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) secured several legislative victories earlier this year that will benefit your business, your clients, and the industry. 
 
While these are major successes, not all legislative proposals from this year were real estate-friendly. In addition to these successes, the WRA prevented five pieces of legislation from becoming law that would have been detrimental to the real estate climate in Wisconsin.
 
Thanks to your contributions to RPAC, the WRA and RPAC helped to ensure that only real estate-friendly legislation was passed in Wisconsin.

Contact GMAR's Government Affairs Director, Marne Stuck if you have any questions or would like to contribute at 414-778-4929 or marne@gmar.com
UPCOMING GMAR EVENTS
SAVE THE DATE: 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.
 
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 Realtor 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.
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  
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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Greater Milwaukee Association of REALTORS®
12300 W. Center Street Milwaukee, WI 53222
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