GMAR BOARD ADOPTS POLICY TO PUBLISH NAMES OF ETHICS VIOLATORS
As of April 1, 2020, the GMAR will publish all instances in which violators are disciplined with a letter of reprimand, fine, suspension, expulsion and citations for allowing unauthorized access to properties (lockbox violations).
The name of the violator along with the Article(s) violated, and description of the violation(s) will be published. 
SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

The Greater Milwaukee Association of REALTORS® Youth Foundation will award 7 $1,000 scholarships to children or grandchildren of GMAR members during 2020. 
 
Members must have maintained their relationship with the GMAR continuously for at least three (3) years. Deadline to apply is March 31, 2020.

WISPOLITICS.COM LAUNCHES NEW ELECTION SITE
The Wisconsin presidential primary, the state's first major party convention and a crucial general election will all take place this year. Yes, Wisconsin is ground zero for the 2020 campaigns. With that in mind, WisPolitics.com – Wisconsin’s premier government and political news source for nearly two decades -- has created a new site: Battleground Wisconsin 2020 . There, you’ll find video of recent events, historical features and updates from WisPolitics.com staff and the campaigns. WisPolitics also is launching a free weekly email newsletter.
2019 LAND MARKET SURVEY REPORT
The Land Markets Survey is conducted annually each fall by the REALTORS® Land Institute and the National Association of REALTORS® Research Group as a tool for real estate land professionals in all sectors of the business to use for bench-marking and as an informational resource when conducting business. The 2019 annual Land Markets Survey reached record participation. This newly released report shows slow but steady growth in the National Land Market.
CONCEALED CARRY COURSE AT THE GMAR

MPD Training, LLC, will be providing the following Concealed Carry Firearms Safety Course at the GMAR office in February - Sign Up Today! 

FEBRUARY 25, 2020 | 12:00 NOON - 4:00 PM
Cost - $50/person
REALTOR ®  & GOVERNMENT DAY IS NEXT WEEK
There is still time to register for REALTOR & Government Day, scheduled for February 5, 2020 in Madison. 
 
What is REALTOR® & Government Day? It is your opportunity to help shape laws that affect you and your business. Through lobbying efforts at the Capitol, you'll meet state lawmakers and have a unique opportunity to advocate for issues like property taxes, land use, property rights, regulations, and more.

Registration is free again this year for the first 300 members. You may register by contacting Marne Stuck by email   marne@gmar.ws   or phone at 414/778-4929.
 
The bus is now full . If you’d like to be added to a wait list, please contact Marne at the GMAR office.
HOME & GARDEN SHOW VIP TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE
Order your personalized VIP tickets for the REALTORS® Home & Garden Show March 20 - 29.

Thank you to Allrite Home & Remodeling and S&E Insulation for sponsoring the VIP ticket program.

THURSDAY TAKEAWAY VIDEO SERIES
Check out the most recent edition of WRA's Thursday Takeaway Video Series!
"Protected Buyers"
With Jennifer Lindsley
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!
If you have questions on the SentriLock system or just need a refresher on how it all works, check out these resources that are readily available to you as members!
SentriKey App School is a great tool to take advantage of if you have been through the training process but still have questions on how to effectively use the system. Click on the image to get started!
FAQs
SentriLock has compiled a list of frequently asked questions which can be viewed here .
HOW-TO VIDEO SERIES
SentriLock has a great set of “How To” videos which are good refreshers if
you need them . Click here to
access the full library of videos.
ASSISTANT ACCESS THROUGH SENTRIKEY REAL ESTATE APP
Licensed and unlicensed assistants now have the ability to access their team’s lockboxes by using the SentriKey app. This allows them to release the shackle and open the key compartment among other functions for their team’s lockboxes.
GMAR SOCIAL EVENTS
SAVE THE DATE:
MARDI GRAS PARTY

Date: Thursday, February 20th, 2020
Location: Jug's Hitching Post, 5781 Main St, West Bend
Time: 5:30pm - 9:00pm

SAVE THE DATE:
GMAR WOMENSTRONG CONFERENCE
Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Location: Italian Community Center, 631 E Chicago St, Milwaukee
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

A conference devoted to giving powerful women bold tools to take their careers to the next level.

AFFILIATE EVENTS
7 THREATS TO YOUR ESTATE PLAN
Free workshop hosted by Candace Liebner, Director of Strategic Development - Hildebrand Law Firm, LLC
Date(s): Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 & Monday, March 2nd, 2020
Time: 11:30am to 1:00pm
Location: GMAR 12300 W Center St
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.
 
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.   
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 .