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JANUARY 2021 HOUSING STATISTICS
Market Highlights:

  • Conditions are good for housing
  • Inventory is a critical problem
  • Single-family prices up 8.5% in January

The Metropolitan Milwaukee real estate market continued its robust course from the latter half of 2020 in January.

JOE HORNING OF SHOREWEST REALTORS® NAMED RISMEDIA 2021 REAL ESTATE NEWSMAKER
Joseph A. Horning, president of Shorewest, REALTORS®, was recently selected as an RISMedia 2021 Real Estate Newsmaker—a dynamic group of key influencers making headlines as a result of their newsworthy contributions to the real estate industry, and their efforts to positively affect the consumers and communities they serve.

"With constant disruption from within the industry, from outside the industry, and now from a pandemic, real estate will always be essential, and open-minded leaders willing to change will always persevere," Horning says.

WHAT'S THE BEST NATION? DONATION
Not only did pitchers and catchers report this week, Tuesday was also spring primary day (DPI & local races), marking the start of a new political season. Time to make your Direct Giver Donation. Questions? marne@gmar.com
CAMPAIGN ASSETS FOR SOCIAL MEDIA
NAR has partnered with Photofy to provide you with a powerful tool to easily access, personalize and leverage "That's Who We R" campaign assets across social marketing channels.
 
With Photofy you have the ability to personalize the campaign images with your photo, logo or contact information and share directly to your social media accounts and it is completely free. See the example to the right for one of the many templates available. The setup is quick and easy. Click here to get started!
GMAR FLOWERS FOR SCHOLARS
Order hanging baskets and/or flower pots at a great price and for a good cause!
$10 from each plant ordered will go towards the GMAR Youth Foundation college scholarship program.
Order deadline is Thursday, March 4th
Pick-up is Tuesday, May 4th - right on time for Mother's Day!
PLEASE RETURN YOUR SENTRILOCK LOCKBOXES IF YOU DO NOT PLAN TO USE THEM
Last year the GMAR began working through an audit of the SentriLock lockboxes. Of our 9,000 lockboxes in the association, 8,605 were in members hands. Of those 8,605, only 2,747 were on listings. We did mange to get a good number of the unused lockboxes back, however there are currently 5,367 lockboxes out there in members hands that are not being used on listings.
 
If you are someone who has lockboxes in your possession and you do not plan to use them on your listings, please return them to the GMAR office.

PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU DO USE YOUR LOCKBOXES YOU DO NOT HAVE TO RETURN THEM. We encourage the use of SentriLock but have noticed that several agents have an excess amount of lockboxes that have never been used.

If you have any questions on this topic or if you are still in need of your credentials please email Emily Simonelli
THE GMAR RECOGNIZES PASSING OF LONG TIME MEMBER DON HORNING
It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Don Horning.

Don was an incredible person and a leader in our family of companies for over 60 years. He was respected throughout the industry and was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors in 2005.

They say people don’t remember what you say or what you do as much as how you made them feel. Don had a gift for making everyone he met feel special. He took the time to greet each person with a smile and he would ask them about their family. Don wrote thousands of handwritten notes with his signature felt tip pen. Notes that are cherished and saved by many at their desks to this day. He was a Ninja before Ninja was a thing.

Don loved real estate and the people he worked with each day. He would remind us that real estate was about the FAMILIES we serve each day. He embodied our mission statement, “WE ARE A TEAM…”

Giving back and serving others were hallmarks of his. Don founded our company’s Casual Day Program in 1993 providing support for local charities throughout our state. He also served food each month to the needy in Milwaukee.

Don was always there to listen and share a hug. We are all better for having known him.


#DoItForDon
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.  
COVID-19 RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO REALTORS®
DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE RESOURCES
Help.org is dedicated to providing drug and alcohol rehab resources and support. They do this through comprehensive resources and guides, and connecting people with the right treatment programs. If you or someone you know needs help please take advantage of this great tool.
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?...
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 your feedback to the GMAR or give us a call at 414-778-4929.