CHRISTOPHER CARRILO NAMED PETER SHUTTLEWORTH MLS EXECUTIVE AWARD OF EXCELLENCE RECIPIENT
The Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS) named Christopher Carrillo, president and CEO of Metro MLS, the fifth recipient of the Peter Shuttleworth MLS Executive Award of Excellence at the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Multiple Listing Service Association Executive Session on Nov. 8, 2019. Carrie Kendall, CMLS director and general manager of IRMLS, introduced the award while Merri Jo Cowen, CMLS director, CEO of Stellar MLS and the 2018 Shuttleworth Award recipient, made the announcement.

COMPETITIVE WISCONSIN CONVENES WORKFORCE RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION ACTION ACCELERATOR
 
Wisconsin Workforce Recruitment and Retention Action Accelerator
Monday, November 25, 2019 | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Carroll University, Campus Center 2 nd  Floor Ballroom
101 N. East Avenue, Waukesha, WI

Historic workforce shortages threaten Wisconsin’s economic well-being, the strength of its communities and its quality of life. On Monday, November 25, 2019, Competitive Wisconsin, Inc. (CWI) will host the Wisconsin Workforce Recruitment and Retention Action Accelerator to provide an opportunity for Wisconsin employers, policy makers, local governments, educators, and workforce development professionals to highlight the urgency of the threat Wisconsin’s workforce shortages present; discuss specific strategic and tactical opportunities to address the shortages; consider potential revenue sources to support competitive recruitment and retention; and to talk about how to get done what needs to get done to achieve the goals and options identified.
REVISIONS TO RESIDENTIAL OFFER TO PURCHASE AND THE GMAR ADDENDUM A
Some significant changes were recently made to the GMAR’s Addendum A, due to the update of the WB-11 Residential Offer to Purchase (2020 WB-11).
 
Below are some of the changes made to the GMAR Addendum A:
 
  • The GMAR Addendum A includes a suggested use date of 12/1/19
 
  • The GMAR Addendum A no longer includes a Radon Test Contingency because the 2020 WB-11 now includes one. However, keep in mind if you are drafting an offer on any other type of property, for example a WB-14 Residential Condominium Offer to Purchase, a radon testing contingency would need to be added.
 
  • The GMAR Addendum A now includes a VA Mortgage Wood Destroying Insect Inspection provision. This was added to help address that in some counties a VA loan requires inspection for wood destroying insects.
 
  • The definition of Actual Receipt has been removed from the GMAR Addendum A. Therefore, by the GMAR Addendum A being incorporated by reference into the 2020 WB-11, the definition of Actual Receipt in the GMAR Addendum A defaults to the definition in the 2020 WB-11 on lines 436-438.
 
  • Sections of the GMAR Addendum A have been moved around. For example, previously seller contributions and home warranty were on page 4 and now are on page 1 of the GMAR Addendum A.
 
The link below is a PDF of the revised GMAR Addendum A for your review. The highlighted areas have been included to show the most substantial additions or changes.
 
For more information about the 2020 WB-11 Residential Offer to Purchase changes, CLICK HERE .

NEW ISSUE OF REAL TRENDS NEWSLETTER NOW AVAILABLE
The November 2019 issue of REAL Trends Newsletter is now available for your review.

STORIES OF REALTORS ® LEADING BY EXAMPLE
In a recent edition of Ethics Exchange, we asked GMAR members to share their stories about the positive experiences they have had working with other agents. Here is one recently submitted story:

Jeanne and Bruce Nemovitz, Realty Executives Integrity (Submitted by Allison Passaglia, Shorewest REALTORS - Lake Country Office) I recently completed a transaction with Jeanne and Bruce Nemovitz. I had the buyer in the transaction; and Jeanne the seller. Jeanne was a pleasure to work with--she responded to e-mail or phone requests promptly. After the buyer and seller agreed to inspection repairs for the older home located in Wauwatosa, the home experienced water in the crawl space and basement due to heavy rains that occurred in October. Jeanne contacted me so I could inform the buyers about the water issue. Jeanne took the initiative and guided the sellers to have the water issue evaluated by a basement company to determine the reason for the water intrusion. It was determined that there was a drain tile issue with repairs estimated to cost over $21,000. The seller agreed to complete the repairs at no cost to the buyers. Jeanne navigated this delicate situation with honesty and integrity. She stated that it "was the right thing to do" since the seller still owned the home and the water issue needed to be repaired. I find this honesty refreshing and the buyers were sincerely appreciative of the generosity and honesty of the seller and Jeanne. I hope to work again with this wonderful agent and team in the future. 

Is there a REALTOR who you enjoy working with because they know how to problem solve and make transactions go smoother? Would you like to share an inspirational story about a competitor? We can all learn from those who lead by example. Submit your positive industry-related stories to Scott Bush via e-mail at scott@gmar.ws.
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MILWAUKEE HOMELESS VETERANS INITIATIVE DONATIONS
Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative is in need of our donations. In addition to the list of items included on the attachment below, please consider a donation of the following important items in preparation for the winter season. Donations can be made at the GMAR office (12300 W. Center Street in Wauwatosa).

Children's Winter Hats, Scarves and Gloves

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 from 8am to 5pm. Contact Minuteman Press-Brookfield for more info, (262) 781-9622!
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