WORKING FROM HOME ONE YEAR LATER, HOW WISCONSITES ARE ADAPTING
Before the pandemic, just 3 percent of the U.S. workforce worked from home. According to a December survey from Upwork, that number shot up to 27 percent.
Katie Golsteyn, the Director of Operations for the Lifetime Realty Group of Keller Williams shares her experience with this new flexible work schedule.

NEW LEARNING CENTER IN RPR
Recently, RPR refreshed their website which offers Realtors® simple and productive ways to wow their clients and close more deals. Check out the new Learning Center where you will find on-demand video tutorials that will introduce you to the site's transformed homepage, navigation, tools and more.
JOIN OUR MEMBERS ONLY FACEBOOK GROUP
In effort to expand our communications with the membership, we have created a new 'members only' Facebook group. In this group we will share the latest news and events going on in the association along with sending out our weekly newsletter. Please request access to join and share with your teams so that we can get as many members on there as possible.
JOIN US FOR REALTOR® & GOVERNMENT DAY 2021
On April 14, join us virtually for FREE to advocate for issues that matter to you and your clients. View the video below where fellow Wisconsin REALTOR® Jill Dickson-Kesler talks about helping landlords with unpaid rents during the eviction moratorium.
MILITARY RELOCATION PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION COURSES AT THE GMAR
This certification focuses on educating real estate professionals about working with current and former military service members to find the housing solutions that best suit their needs and take full advantage of military benefits and support. 

This course will be held in person at the GMAR office on April 21st from 9:00am - 4:00pm.

In order to keep everyone socially distant we will only be allowing eight (8) attendees and masks will be required.

GMAR YOUTH FOUNDATION PAINT AND SIP
VIRTUAL EVENT
The GMAR's Youth Foundation is hosting a virtual paint and sip event with step by step instructions from VIBEZ Creative Art Space.

DATE: Thursday, April 22nd from 6:00 - 8:00PM
COST: $40/person

The cost includes your canvas, paints and brushes, along with a bottle of wine and a raffle ticket for a prize drawing. We will be painting the Milwaukee Skyline (image below).
Thank you to Milwaukee HomesighT Inc., Land Title Services, Merit Title and Scott & Sandra Bush for sponsoring this event. More sponsors are welcome if interested!

REGISTER FOR GMAR'S SPRING SHREDFEST
Shredfest has been scheduled for Thursday, May 13th with the following regulations:

  • Anyone dropping off boxes must stay in their car
  • The GMAR staff will unload your boxes and will be masked
 
For more information and to sign up for a time slot please click here
FURNITURE FOR VETERANS NEEDED
Do you have sellers looking for a restore to dispose of household goods?
Please see below from Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative:
 
Through our Home Support program we move formerly homeless veterans into their new living spaces, providing everything they need to set up housekeeping and begin their new lives. When a veteran finally gets an apartment, often through a federal program, he/she is often given the keys and little else with no resources to purchase them. That's where MHVI comes in.
 
We are fortunate to have many generous donors who provide household items. However, right now, we have an emergent need. Our furniture supply is very low and with some items, we have nothing left.
 
We are hopeful you will help our veterans, who truly have nothing, by providing a donation of furniture. We are in dire need of (apartment sized):
  • Beds
  • Kitchen table/Chairs
  • Coffee Tables/End tables
  • Sofas/Love seats (under 72 inches)
 
Our staff will gladly pick up your donation and then deliver it to the veteran. Please call 414-257-4111 for more information. 
AFFILIATE EVENTS
NATIONAL WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH EVENT
Join us for this virtual event to honor National Women's History Month!

Tuesday March 23rd, 2021 4:30-6pm CST Via Zoom

Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with the meeting link.
This is a Free Event.
SPRING REALTOR® EVENT
If you plan on attending, please take this survey to help us cater the event to your needs and interests.
TAX-REDUCTION STRATEGIES FOR THE REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL
Get a fresh start and keep more of your income in 2021!

Friday April 2, 2021
9:30am - 12:00pm via Zoom

Topics to be discussed:
  • How to power boost and optimize your 2021 tax deductions
  • Why new COVID-19 Law reinforces the need to claim all business tax deductions
  • Why you may want to buy a new or pre-owned car sooner than you think
  • How to deduct all of your family's medical costs as a real estate business expense
  • How to safely quality your home office for big tax deductions
  • The new and improved food and beverage deductions for real estate professionals that you probably don't know about

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.  
COVID-19 RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO REALTORS®
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). The store is back open with COVID-19 protection measures in place. Online orders are still encouraged. Store hours are M-F between 8:30 AM and 5 PM.
Contact Minuteman Press-Brookfield for more info, (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 your feedback to the GMAR.
Greater Milwaukee Association of REALTORS®
12300 W. Center Street Milwaukee, WI 53222
414-778-4929 | www.GMAR.com