GMAR WEEKLY UPDATES
MESSAGE FROM GMAR CHAIRWOMAN
COURTNEY STEFANIAK
Dear GMAR Members:
 
Do you have your SentriLock credentials? It’s super easy to get them! All you have to do is email Emily Simonelli for the User Agreement, then once you sign it she will activate your account right away. It can take less than 10 minutes! To get a head start you can download the app here (Apple/Android).
 
Why bother? Because listing agents are being inundated with one day code requests and cannot keep pace with requests coming in. By not having the app, your clients will miss out on listings.
 
Speaking of listings, we all know the market is moving very quickly right now, but we still need to be courteous to one another and maintain our professionalism. Providing feedback for showings, or cancelling a showing takes a minute of our time. This market won't last forever, but your reputation will, so preserve it.
 
We have a few events coming up that I want to remind you of – that you can attend “in-person” (Yay!):
 
 
 
Finally, every May we celebrate the Mothers in our life. This Mother’s Day I hope all you REALTOR® Moms can enjoy your day. You give to your clients, your companies, and communities, while still being heavily involved with children’s activities, and caring for older parents.
 
Thank you for everything you do and have a wonderful Mother's Day!
 
Courtney Stefaniak
2021 GMAR Chairwoman
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS OF THE GMAR
This April, the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors welcomed 113 new members! We look forward to working with you and wish you the best of luck in your new real estate career.
 
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.
PATHWAYS TO PROFESSIONALISM
While the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the National Association of REALTORS® establishes objective, enforceable ethical standards governing the professional conduct of REALTORS®, it does not address issues of courtesy or etiquette. Based on input from a variety of sources, the Professional Conduct Working Group of the Professional Standards Committee has developed the following list of professional courtesies for use by REALTORS®.

REAL TRENDS MAY 2021 NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE
Homeowners Gained $20,000 in Wealth in 2020
Soaring home values and unprecedented buyer demand meant property owners pocketed substantially last year.

By Shelby R. King, assistant editor

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!
ARE YOU A DIRECT GIVER?
Even though it is a much quieter election year than 2020, it is still as important to support elected officials who support the real estate industry. 

Please consider making a contribution to the Direct Giver Program, which is a unique tool you have as a REALTOR® in Wisconsin, and you can use it to support PRO-REALTOR® elected officials and candidates at all levels of government.

Contact Marne Stuck if you have any questions.  
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
JOB POSTINGS
Front Desk Receptionist
m3realty
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