GMAR WEEKLY eNEWSLETTER
The REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo is where NAR members take an active role to advance the real estate industry, public policy, and the association. REALTORS® come to Washington, DC, for special issues forums, committee meetings, legislative activities, and the industry trade show.

"It was nice to return to Capitol Hill after a two-year hiatus for the 2022 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings." Marne Stuck
GMAR KETTLE MORAINE COUNCIL SOCIAL MEDIA LUNCH AND LEARN RECAP
The GMAR Kettle Moraine Council's Lunch & Learn on Creating a Brand on Social Media was a great event. Co-sponsored by Shelly Ellis of Prosperity Mortgage and Barb Gish of Merit Title, it was a very well-attended meeting. Thanks to our presenters Michelle Zoeller Vogds of Realty Executives Integrity and Sharayah Fromstein of Keller Williams Prestige for providing an information-packed luncheon. 
GMAR YOUTH FOUNDATION PAINT AND SIP
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
Landmark Credit Union
Land Title Service
Homesight
Merit Title Jill Meier
Bank Of England
RE/MAX Xpress Sheena Polachowski
GMAR Scott Bush
ATTENTION MEMBERS:
 
If you have sellers who currently have a family member serving in the armed forces, the GMAR has a limited supply of Military Service Flags you may offer them!
 
The flags are sponsored by American Pacific Mortgage. If you'd like a flag, simply call the GMAR office at 414-778-4929 or email mary@gmar.com to reserve.
GMAR YOUTH FOUNDATION GRANT RECIPIENTS
Congratulations to the most recent 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 on our area’s children and youth.
 
The GMAR Youth Foundation, four times each year, awards money to youth programs in Milwaukee, Waukesha, and Washington Counties in the areas of arts and culture, social services, and education. These grants are awarded on behalf of GMAR Members.

MILWAUKEE MAGAZINE REALTOR®
GIFT SUBSCRIPTION PROGRAM
Here’s a great opportunity for REALTORS® to stay top of mind with their clients by giving a one-year gift subscription to Milwaukee Magazine for just $5.00. Your clients will receive a gift announcement card prior to the first issue making them aware of your thoughtful gift and special messaging on every issue -- keeping you top of mind each month.

Click here for more information or contact Ken Meisinger to get started.
Succeeding in today's competitive environment takes more than just motivation. The GRI designation gives you a competitive edge as a REALTOR® well-versed in all fundamentals of real estate. This highly coveted designation shows your commitment to excellence, professionalism, and exceptional customer service.

INTERESTED IN GETTING MORE INVOLVED
IN THE GMAR?
If you’d like to get involved in the GMAR and offer your expertise, thoughts, and opinions on issues that interest you, check out the various committees and task forces the GMAR currently utilizes.
 
  • Community Outreach Committee
  • Equal Opportunity/Fair Housing Committee
  • Kettle Moraine Council
  • Public Policy Task Force
  • REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC)
  • REALTOR® Safety Task ForceStatistics Task Force
  • Veterans Task Force
  • Young Professional Network (YPN)
  • Youth Foundation
 
Please complete an application and the GMAR Executive Committee will review your application to see if there is room on your preferred committee or task force (The size of committees or task forces may be limited).
UPCOMING GMAR EVENTS
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.
 
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

Contact Michelle Kohn to register / Course Available In-Person & On Zoom.
KETTLE MORAINE COUNCIL RPAC AUCTION
Event Date: May 19, 2022 at 5:30pm

Event Location: Linden Inn on Big Cedar Lake 4919 Hwy 144, Hartford, WI.

The Annual Kettle Moraine Council RPAC Auction will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2022. Bring an auction item and join in the fun! Washington County Executive Josh Schoemann will join us to discuss his workforce housing initiatives and WRA’s Joe Murray will give us an election update and forecast! 

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 for new ways to bring added value to your clients? Consider becoming a FOCUS ON ENERGY® Ambassador. Focus on Energy partners with utilities across Wisconsin to provide resources and incentives for energy-efficient home products, equipment, and improvement projects.

Join the 700+ Wisconsin real estate professionals already offering these informational resources and exclusive perks to their clients. For more information, visit focusonenergy.com/ambassador or email ambassador@focusonenergy.com
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