GMAR WEEKLY UPDATES
What Are Mask Policies for REALTORS® Now?
Coronavirus cases appear to be receding in Wisconsin in recent weeks and, as a result, many governmental bodies, businesses, etc. are eliminating their mask and distancing requirements. Yay!
 
But, what does that means for real estate? The bottom line is that the property owner gets the final decision. Some sellers may not be comfortable with a bunch of people traipsing through their property mask-less. So, we have to respect their decision and mask-up!
 
It is the sellers’ home and the sellers’ rules. To make things easier on everyone it is a good idea to add under private remarks on every listing whether or not a mask is required for showings.
 
Additionally, not following these instructions could result in negative media press and ethics complaints being filed. The public does not look favorably on our industry when rules are not followed.  
 
Questions? Comments? Please let us know
We have seen a major increase in the use of SentriLock lockboxes in recent months. To-date, 83% of GMAR members have their credentials!
 
Due to this increase, more members are needing lockboxes and our office supply is starting to get low. Currently, there are 8,500 lockboxes assigned to members and only 3,327 of those are being used on listings. There are several members who were given lockboxes at the initial rollout in 2018 who are still not using them. Agents do not have to use the lockboxes, we just ask that those agents who do not plan to use their lockboxes return them so that we have enough in stock for others. 

To make things easier, you can return the unused lockboxes to your office and we will be happy to come pick them up.

REAL Trends June Newsletter Now Available
When Will Inflation Rear Its Ugly Side?
House prices are going up at double-digit rates with no end in sight. Construction materials and a wide variety of commodities, such as metals, farm products and finished goods are rising faster than any time in recent memory. The Producer Price Index, a precursor to the Consumer Price Index was up 4.2% over the 12 months ending March 31, the highest it has risen since 2011.

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!
UPCOMING GMAR EVENTS
This event is officially SOLD OUT!


If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities for this event there are still a few openings. Please contact Michelle Kohn or call 414-778-4929 for more information.
UPCOMING AFFILIATE EVENTS
Keep More of Your Money in 2021: Free Remote Program
Don’t let the NEW 2021 Tax DEDUCTIONS pass you by!
 
After this seminar, you’ll have what you need to bring to your tax accountant, so you qualify for thousands of dollars more in deductions.
 
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
10:00am - 12:30am
Instructed by Maine Shafer with Bradford and Company, Inc.

JOB POSTINGS
Client Care Specialist
The Combs Team - RE/MAX Realty 100
Transaction Coordinator
First Weber, Inc. ~ Delafield
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 Emily Simonelli.
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.  
GMAR PARTNERS WITH 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 edition 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
414-778-4929 | www.GMAR.com