GMAR WEEKLY eNEWSLETTER
DON'T FORGET TO VOTE ON TUESDAY APRIL 5
Tuesday, April 5, 2022, is Wisconsin’s Spring General Election Day. View your sample ballot here. Please email Marne Stuck or call 414-778-4929 if you have any questions relating to elections in your community
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
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NAR'S MILITARY RELOCATION PROFESSIONAL COURSE
When military staff and their families relocate, the services of a real estate professional who understands their needs and timetables make the transfer easier, faster, and less stressful.

The Military Relocation Professional Certification Course educates REALTORS® about working with U.S. Service Members and their families, as well as veterans to find the housing solutions that best suit their needs and allow them to take full advantage of all available benefits and support.

For more questions about this course contact michelle@gmar.com
ADA WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY DOJ GUIDANCE
On Friday, March 18, 2022, the Department of Justice (DOJ) published information (link is external) on web accessibility and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The DOJ does not provide a regulation setting out detailed standards but has a new webpage with information about how state and local governments (entities covered by ADA Title II) and businesses open to the public (entities covered by ADA Title III) can use existing standards to make their websites accessible to people with disabilities in line with the ADA’s requirements. In the absence of formal regulation, businesses will have flexibility in how they comply with the ADA’s general requirements of nondiscrimination and effective communication but they must comply with the ADA’s requirements. Read More Here
LIFE IS A MARATHON CELEBRATE YOUR VICTORIES
Motivational Keynote Speaker Matt Jones
VOTE MARIA LAZAR ON APRIL 5, 2022
The WRA has endorsed an appellate candidate in your district
 
The WRA has endorsed Judge Maria Lazar for a full six-year term on the Wisconsin Court of Appeals District II and urges you to vote for Lazar in the general election held on April 5.

UPCOMING GMAR EVENTS
GMAR YOUTH FOUNDATION PAINT AND SIP
The GMAR's Youth Foundation is hosting an in-person paint and sip event with step-by-step instructions from VIBEZ Creative Art Space.
Date: Thursday, April 21, 2022, 6pm-8pm
Location: 5300 S 76th St., Greendale, WI
Cost: $40/person
*Limited to 28 participants*


Thank you to our sponsors Landmark Credit Union, Land Title Service, Milwaukee Homesight Inspection Service, Merit Title, Scott & Sandra Bush, and Bank of England. More sponsors are welcome if interested.

LUNCH AND LEARN
Tuesday, April 26th
Location: Slinger House
11:00am-12:00pm: Social Media Discussion
12:00-12:30pm: Lunch
Sponsored by the GMAR Kettle Moraine Council
Shelli Ellis Prosperity Mortgage
Barb Gish Merit Title

Presenters:
Michelle Zoeller Vogds, Realty Executives Integrity
 Sharayah Fromstein, Keller Williams Prestige Realty
Contact michelle@gmar to RSVP (the deadline for registering is April 15, 2022)
GMAR SAFETY TRAINING SEMINAR
In this fast-paced, dynamic market, your safety has never been more important. The Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors is hosting a series of important Safety Training.

Five 2 hours classes:
Time 5:30-7:30 PM each day
April 6 and 12th (Self-Defense and Awareness)
April 19th (CPR/ AED Certification)
April 26 and May 3rd (Weapon Safety/ WI CCW)

Food provided by our Sponsors at some classes
All classes packaged at $125

For more information and to sign up for a time slot please click here.
9 PIN TAP BOWLING TOURNAMENT
Come join the fun at the 12th annual 9 Pin Tap Bowling Tournament sponsored by Great Midwest Bank. Proceeds benefit the GMAR Youth Foundation.
 
Date: Thursday, May 12, 2022
Time: 6pm - 9:30pm
Location: Root River Center - 7220 W Rawson Ave.
 
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
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.
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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