GMAR WEEKLY UPDATES
THE GMAR OFFICE WILL BE CLOSING AT 3PM TODAY (AUGUST 19) IN HONOR OF ALBERTA'S RETIREMENT PARTY. WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
RPAC SUCCESS UPDATE
Rights restored for Wisconsin waterfront property owners
 
The WRA successfully advocated for your right to place a pier in Wisconsin. And last month, Gov. Tony Evers signed into law AB 37/SB 46, legislation that will return 140 years of riparian rights to waterfront property owners across the state.

JOIN US IN CELEBRATING THE RETIREMENT OF LONG TIME GMAR STAFF MEMBER ALBERTA DHILLON
Alberta has been the friendly face at the front desk of the GMAR for the past 21 years and is ready for retirement! We will be hosting a farewell party for her where all members are welcome to stop by and chat.

DATE: Thursday, August 19, 2021
TIME: 4:00 - 7:00PM
LOCATION: Leff's Lucky Town ~ 7208 W State St, Wauwatosa, WI 53213

There will also be a live music performance by Scott Bush's band the Lounge Dogs.

*THE GMAR OFFICE WILL BE CLOSING AT 3PM
WELCOME NEW GMAR RECEPTIONIST
As we say good-bye to Alberta and wish her a happy retirement, we are excited to welcome the newest member of the GMAR Team, Mary Xiong. Mary will be the new face at the front desk of the GMAR office. She is excited to get to know our members and be the first point of contact for callers and office visitors. If you see her around please give her a warm welcome and be patient as she learns the ropes around here!
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.  
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

*Anyone donating a Silent Auction item valued at $100 or more will receive a ticket to the event; Values over $250 will receive 2 tickets.

JOB POSTINGS
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.
LOOKING TO GROW YOUR NETWORK AND IMPACT?
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. You can also call Nancy Alberte, local Focus on Energy representative, at 608.358.8212 with questions.  
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). Store hours are M-F between 8:30 AM and 5 PM. Contact Minuteman Press-Brookfield for more info, (262) 781-9622!
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