GMAR WEEKLY UPDATES
APRIL 2021 HOUSING STATISTICS
April Market Highlights:

  • Sales are up 15.3%, BUT 2020 was down due to COVID-19
  • Homes Are Selling Fast
  • Single-family prices up 8%

YOUTH FOUNDATION GRANT RECIPIENTS
Since 1959 the Youth Foundation, Inc. has awarded millions of dollars in grants to local organizations. All of the awards create a positive impact for our area’s children and youth.

Congratulations to the most recent recipients!
HOME INSPECTOR BILL MADE POSSIBLE BY...
In the 2020 elections, the WRA supported 127 of 132 candidates for the state Legislature, both Democrats and Republicans. Last month, all 127 of these newly elected lawmakers voted in support of the WRA's home inspector legislation (SB74/AB57), and it was signed into law by Gov. Tony Evers.

Beginning June 1, this new pro-consumer law will make the home inspection process more transparent for prospective homebuyers. This new law was made possible because of YOUR support of the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC). RPAC supports candidates who understand the importance of legislation that creates consistency for consumers.

To learn more about the legislation, read the WRA's written testimony submitted to the Legislature.

Please give to RPAC today and help us continue to support lawmakers who support homeowners, property owners and the real estate industry.
SCHOOL DATA TOOL
Examining and Comparing Wisconsin School Districts
Our newly updated version of the School DataTool provides key education metrics for all 421 school districts in Wisconsin. It allows users to easily compare districts on these metrics, including student enrollment and demographics, school district finances and staffing, graduation rates, and several measures of student performance.
BEWARE OF FRAUDULENT "MEMBERSHIP SUSPENSION NOTICE" EMAIL
WARNING: Some members have received a fraudulent email with the subject line “Membership Suspension Notice” telling them to “verify membership information before 5/05/2021 to avoid service suspension.”

This email is not from NAR. If you receive it, please do not click on any links or download any files.
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
The GMAR Veteran's Support Committee is proud to present this special presentation.

Join us virtually
May 25th from 1:00 - 2:30PM
to hear Ralph's story.

Please mark your calendars for the annual Kettle Moraine Council RPAC Auction to be held on Wednesday, June 2. 

 
This is a great way to make your 2021 Direct Giver contribution!  


If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities for this event please contact Michelle Kohn or call 414-778-4929.
UPCOMING AFFILIATE EVENTS
GMAR YPN presents Leigh Brown - You Are No Longer *Just* A REALTOR®

Mon, 5/24, 10-11am
Location: You pick! Leigh will be presenting virtually, so you can attend virtually from the location of your choice, or gather with other YPN-ers to watch at Advance Title & Closing (Lower Level Conference Room, 375 Bishops Way, Brookfield, WI 53005)

Reports of Fair Housing testers and misbehaviors among some Realtors® have caused concerns about the reputation of this profession and how we, as professional Realtors®, can do more in messaging with our sphere marketing to combat the negativity – do a better job, and tell the whole story of what a Realtor® actually does. In this session, you'll leave with a list (that you can supplement!) of what a Realtor® actually does – and how to tell that story in your marketing. You'll learn how Fair Housing *should* impact your business and your community for the better. You'll learn how your passionate community involvement can be the key to future sales without ever buying another lead.

JOB POSTINGS
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.
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). 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?...
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Greater Milwaukee Association of REALTORS®
12300 W. Center Street Milwaukee, WI 53222
414-778-4929 | www.GMAR.com