SE WI EMERGENCY SUPPORT GROUP UPDATES
GMAR member Rochelle Gamauf and her team at the SE WI Emergency Support Group are still moving forward in their efforts to help those in need.  We are making a difference going on 13 weeks!!    Each week they deliver   450 pounds of donated food, personal care, pet supplies and household items to families in need.  Their efforts evolved into an official not-for-profit organization and obtained their 501C3 status. At this time they are actively transitioning into a "choice pantry". This new format will allow families the flexibility to shop and order available items online in addition to meals.  

As they continue to expand their services, a few temporary changes have been made to stay compliant with necessary regulations.  The home-cooked meals have been placed on hold, however they have explored alternative ways to get the home-cooked meal concept to their families via a meal kit.  This kit contains everything the family needs to prepare a home-cooked meal. By providing these kits they hope to encourage families to learn to cook or expand their current skills and have more interaction within the family unit. Her team has found that families can cook on their own but still need the right ingredients and maybe a little positive encouragement. Right now, they are looking to secure a commercial kitchen. Once this is obtained, they can purchase food in bulk and lower the cost per kit. This will go a long way to helping even more people. 

We still need your help and there are 3 ways in which you can do so.
  1. Please make a donation through the GoFundMe page to help pay for the food purchsed each week for the meal kits.
  2. Donate items needed to the specified drop off locations.
  3. Volunteer to help with collections, delivery, weekly prep or administrative assistance.

Our GMAR members have really stepped up and shown their support to their local communities and we hope to see this continue.

Read more about SEWIESG on their Facebook page.
WHAT REAL ESTATE CAN EXPECT NOW AND AFTER COVID-19
Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research at the National Association of REALTORS®, recently joined Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers for an exclusive discussion about the impacts of COVID-19 on real estate.
Read the article from REAL Trends to view insight into what the industry can expect according to the data Yun has gathered.
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 Movement Mortgage

Due to COVID-19 social distancing regulations, each class will be limited to 9 people.
CAPITOL INSIGHTS: WRA PODCAST SERIES

Learn about the responsibilities and challenges from the leader of the state's regulatory body for real estate licensees. Curious about the most common consumer complaint or how COVID-19 has impacted the profession? Chairman of the Real Estate Examining Board (REEB) Tom Richie will provide a glimpse of what it is like to be on the REEB and regulate the real estate profession.
YOUTH FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
The Greater Milwaukee Association o f REALTORS ®  Youth Foundation will award seven $1,000 college scholarships. Congratulations to following 2020 scholarship recipients!!
Candidate
Grace Giaszcz
Emmaline Lagerman
Gracee Dunne
Margaret Collins
Jason Klink
Luke Hupfer
Madeline Bushman
GMAR Member
Sara Dreyer
Lisa Lagerman
Tim Dunne
Trish Collins
Mary Kay Klink
Glen Hupfer
Julie Bushman
The next opportunity to submit applications for GMAR Youth Foundation Scholarship will be January 2021.
PUTTING MEMBERS FIRST WITH
THE RIGHT TOOLS, RIGHT NOW
In light of the challenges presented by COVID-19, and its impact on the real estate industry, NAR is taking steps to support members through these uncertain times. The Right Tools, Right Now initiative, which was activated once before in 2009, makes new and existing NAR products and services available for FREE or at significant discounts - right now- and is available to REA LTORS ® and REALTOR ® Associations.

The program includes products, resources and services from all areas of the Association, including:
  • Webinars to help you manage your finances
  • Education courses to expand your skills
  • Timely market reports to inform your business and clients
  • Digital tools for transactions and marketing
  • Resources for Realtor Associations and Brokerages
INTERESTED IN BEING MORE
INVOLVED IN THE 2020 ELECTIONS?
Whether you want to support a candidate at the local, state or national level, consider running that contribution through the Direct Giver Program. It is a tool Realtors have to support a candidate or elected official. 

Click here for more information or contact Marne Stuck by email or call 414-778-4929
THURSDAY TAKEAWAYS VIDEO SERIES
Check out the most recent edition of WRA's Thursday Takeaway Video Series!
 
"Can I Just Draft the Offer?"
With Jennifer Lindsley
Consider your options when the buyer and seller have already found each other and want you to "just help with the paperwork."
 
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). Currently, the store will be available for online, email and phone orders only. Please email us with your order the day before. We will select your items ahead of time, email you an invoice, and have them ready for you to pick up at our front door. Pick up time is M-F between 9 AM and 4 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
Shredfest
Brewers Bash
Golf Outing
KMC Wine & Beer Tasting
KMC RPAC Auction (will be rescheduled)
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 .