STOP CORONAVIRUS
WEAR YOUR MASK - WASH YOUR HANDS - STAY 6 FT. AWAY
SE WI EMERGENCY SUPPORT GROUP
We wanted to thank all of our supporters....we are making a difference!
We are celebrating our  19th  week of service. Thank you to all that continue to support our mission. No family should go hungry!
 
We have given out  6,000  pounds of food! Totaling over $11,000!
Serving  102  people weekly and adding more each day!

Wednesday, July 29th, the GMAR will be hosting a food drive for the non-perishable items that are currently in high demand . Our office is located at 12300 W. Center Street and will be open from 8:30am - 5:00pm.

If you are unable to make it to the food drive please also consider making a monetary donation via gofundme.

Thank you for your continued support!
2ND QUARTER HOUSING STATS
REALTORS ® & COVID-19 MASK POLICIES
Coronavirus cases are spiking in Wisconsin and the US in recent days. In response, Ashland, Bayfield and Dane Counties as well as the Cities of Glendale, Milwaukee and Shorewood have enacted mask policies , with more likely to soon follow. Also, several large companies (i.e. Target, Wal Mart) are requiring face masks when someone enters their store or office.
 
As you go about your business showing properties or hosting an open house, the GMAR would like to remind you to abide by individual community and company mask policies, as well as those of property owners and other real estate firms.
 
Incorporating masks, and other protective measures, into your real estate practice will help stop the spread of coronavirus , and let your clients know you are taking the pandemic seriously.
 
If you encounter someone who objects to wearing a mask, you can direct them to the CDC website Considerations for Wearing Cloth Face Coverings .
There are also many stories to share, like this one, "2 Stylists Had Coronavirus, but Wore Masks. 139 Clients Didn’t Fall Sick. "
 
If you would like a REALTOR ®  mask, the GMAR recently ordered 2,500 and will make them available to members at no cost. We will let you know when they are available.
 
Questions? Comments? Please let us know.
SENTRILOCK TESTIMONIALS FROM GMAR MEMBERS
If you are still in need of your credentials to get started with the SentriLock system, please email Emily for the online training materials.
CAPITOL INSIGHTS: PODCAST SERIES

We have all heard reports that say residential rental evictions surged due to the Wisconsin eviction moratorium expiration in May. The real numbers show a 30% decline for the first six months of 2020 versus 2019. How can this be true, you ask? Listen in as WRA chief lobbyist Tom Larson and residential rental expert Tim Ballering from the Apartment Association of Southeastern Wisconsin (AASEW) break down the actual numbers and provide valuable insights into the eviction issue in Wisconsin.
LOOKING TO GROW YOUR NETWORK AND IMPACT?
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.
STAND OUT AS A FOCUS ON ENERGY AMBASSADOR
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.

Once you complete a digital 45 minute Workshop and enroll as an Ambassador, you can start offering your clients access to new energy efficiency expertise and exclusive perks, including a Welcome Kit with a $125 heating and cooling tune-up voucher and a helpful Home Energy & Maintenance Guide. The kit is co-branded with your business information and sent to your clients on your behalf, at no cost to you, providing an extra touch and added value.

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.
CONCEALED CARRY COURSES AT THE GMAR
MPD Training, LLC, will be providing two Concealed Carry Firearms Safety Cours e s at the GMAR office in August. No previous experience is necessary.

AUGUST 13, 2020 | 12:00 NOON - 4:00 PM
OR
AUGUST 27, 2020 | 12:00 NOON - 4:00 PM
Cost - $50/person

  Lunch will be provided by Waterstone Mortgage

Due to COVID-19 social distancing regulations, each class will be limited to 9 people.
SHREDFEST RESCHEDULED
Shredfest has been rescheduled for Thursday, September 3rd with the following regulations:

  • Anyone dropping off boxes must stay in their car
  • The GMAR staff will unload your boxes
  • The GMAR staff will be wearing gloves and masks while assisting members

For more information and to sign up for a time slot please click here
COVID-19 RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO REALTORS®
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!
THE FOLLOWING GMAR SOCIAL EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID-19 SOCIAL DISTANCING REGULATIONS
Brewers Bash
Golf Outing
KMC Wine & Beer Tasting
In addition to our weekly eNewsletter, the GMAR will be utilizing its social media pages to keep members informed and up-to-date during the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation. Please connect with us through the links to our social platforms below.
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 .