GMAR WEEKLY eNEWSLETTER
YOUTH FOUNDATION 9-PIN BOWLING RECAP
12th Annual Youth Foundation 9 Pin Tap Bowling Tournament Raised over $3,000!

In 2022, the GMAR’s Youth Foundation will provide just over $125,000 to local youth-based organizations benefiting the arts, education, and social services. Fundraisers like the bowling tournament, allow for fun networking opportunities while growing the Youth Foundation’s giving power for the future.

The next Youth Foundation Fundraiser will be a happy hour at Leff’s Lucky Town on June 9, 2022.

A special thank you to Great Midwest Bank for sponsoring the event, Root River Lanes for providing the lanes, and all the bowlers!
JOIN US TONIGHT FOR THE
KETTLE MORAINE COUNCIL RPAC AUCTION
When: Thursday, May 19, 2022
 
Time: 5:30 pm Food & Cocktails
6:00 pm Josh Schoemann - Washington County Executive & Joe Murray - WRA
6:45 pm Live Auction with Auctioneer, Shane Schaetzel
 
Where: Linden Inn - 4919 Wisconsin #144, Hartford, WI
 
Details: Please bring an auction item donation. This is a great way to make your 2022 Direct Giver contribution! 
The GMAR is running low on SentriLock lockboxes at our office. If you have extra lockboxes that you are currently not 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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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
NAR SPRING 2022 REALTOR® MAGAZINE
Take Your Business Higher:
These are uncertain times to be sure, with conflict abroad and inflation at home. What is certain: A home of one’s own has never felt so essential. Home sales surged in January as buyers locked in low rates, setting off a year that may not surpass 2021 but has plenty of steam. Read More Here
Action Steps to Take Against Appraisal Bias:
Lee Davenport became a real estate professional in 2008. Since then, she says, not a year has gone by when racial bias in an appraisal wasn’t suspected by one of her clients or one of the agents she coaches. Read More Here
On Your Side:
So much. For one thing, through our consumer advertising campaign, we’re continuing to educate consumers about the REALTOR® difference. In February we rolled out four new ad spots. One follows a man biking through a neighborhood. Read More Here
UPCOMING GMAR EVENTS
Join your fellow GMAR members for Happy Hour and Silent Auction Thursday, June 9, 2022, 4 pm- 7 pm at Leff's Lucky Town: 7208 W. State Street, Wauwatosa.
 
We are looking for event sponsors and Silent auction items. Proceeds from this event will benefit the GMAR’s Youth Foundation.  

Contact Scott Bush for more information: scott@gmar.com/414-778-4929
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
Client Care Specialist
Homesight Inspection
Closing Coordinator/Office Manager
Lake Country Flat Fee
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!
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