GMAR WEEKLY eNEWSLETTER
LEFF'S LUCKY TOWN HAPPY HOUR RECAP
We raised $1,500 for the GMAR Youth Foundation!

Thank you to everyone who donated auction items and to our sponsors!

KNOW A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
OR HAVE ANOTHER SKILL?
The GMAR is collecting information on the unique skills our members have. We often get calls from the public asking for REALTORS® that speak specific languages, know sign language, etc., and having a list will help us give them options. Below are some ideas of what we are looking for to get you started:
Italian, Mandarin, Spanish, Hindi,
Arabic, ASL, French, Hmong, etc.
If you would like to be added to our list, please email Michelle Kohn and let her know what unique skills you have!
JUNE IS NATIONAL HOMEOWNERSHIP MONTH
Hot or Not? Unpacking Today’s Housing Market

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2022, 11:00 AM

Dr. Jessica Lautz, NAR’s Vice President of Demographics and Behavioral Insights, will offer a virtual briefing on the current state of the housing market and opportunities to expand access to the centerpiece of the American Dream.

ENJOY EXCLUSIVE OFFERS FOR NAR MEMBERS
For a limited time only, get an extra 10% off GE appliance orders over $299 when you refer clients, friends, and family. Once you refer, your coupon code will be sent to you via email. Free delivery is also given to those you refer. Shop Now.
When school is out, kids miss meals. With more than 180,000 Wisconsin children struggling with hunger each day, the Wisconsin REALTORS® Foundation (WRF) is ready to help this summer break.

Usually, $1 donates 3 meals. However, during the WRF's Team Up Against Hunger week of June 20-24, 2022, the WRF will double-match every donation of $50 or more.

Your donation of $50 during that week turns into $100, or 300 meals. If you want to give more, we will match that too. If you want to give less, that's okay - every dollar matters! Click Here To Donate
Hello Valued REALTOR® Members,
 
The November 2022 elections are fast approaching and there are many important races from the top of the ticket on down that will impact the real estate industry, property owners, small business owners, and the overall economy for years to come. Regardless of which political party you most identify with, we ask you to keep the REALTOR® party in mind. There is no better example of the power of the REALTOR trademark than when individual members step forward to support candidates with their votes and their personal contributions.
 
Over the next few months, candidates running for office at the national and state level, or groups such as republican or democratic committees, may approach you asking for a financial contribution. If you are so inclined, please consider contributing to them through the WRA Direct Giver Program. It is the only state-sponsored program in the country that allows members the option to contribute to candidates of their choosing and timing while emphasizing that they are a REALTOR®.
 
It couldn’t be easier to participate. WRA takes payments of $100 or more and puts them into your very own account where you have complete control- you say who, you say when you say how much. Whomever you direct money to, it is an individual contribution, the same as if you write out a personal check to them. (You just don’t have to find an envelope, find the mailing address, pay for postage – we take care of that!) The difference? The check also says you are a REALTOR®.
 
If you have any questions, please contact me at 414.778.4929 or marne@gmar.com.  
RPAC MAJOR INVESTORS
The REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) major investors are a special group of RPAC contributors who have made an annual RPAC investment of at least $1,000. Meet the RPAC major investors so far this year.
UPCOMING GMAR EVENTS
 
If you are interested in sponsoring please reach out to Michelle Kohn or Kaye Erdman. Please note the Diamond sponsorships are taken.

Registration coming soon! (You can pre-order tickets through Michelle)
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
Portfolio & Property Manager
RE/MAX Lakeside
Closing Coordinator/Office Manager
Lake Country Flat Fee
Client Care Specialist
Homesight Inspection
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 at (262) 781-9622!
Comments, Suggestions, or Questions?...
Let us know how the GMAR can improve what we offer to you as members of our organization. Your feedback helps us to make quality improvements to our programs and benefits, so we appreciate it! Click here to e-mail feedback to the GMAR.
Greater Milwaukee Association of REALTORS®
12300 W. Center Street Milwaukee, WI 53222
414-778-4929 | www.GMAR.com