GMAR WEEKLY UPDATES

MINISERIES DESCRIPTION: Things move fast in a competitive market, and the upcoming "Being Competitive" Legal Update Live miniseries moves just as quickly. Join the WRA Legal Team for a fast series of discussions about transactional trends taking place in the current market. From the use of "Dear Seller" letters to not including an inspection contingency, the "Being Competitive" miniseries will explore scenarios you may find in today's aggressive market. You'll learn about negotiation strategies, training tips, risk reduction and much more in this exciting miniseries.
EPISODES: Ep. 13: "Dear Seller" Letters | Ep. 14: Sight-unseen Offers | Ep. 15: Multiple Offers | Ep. 16: No Inspection Contingency | Ep. 17: Cash Offers, No Financing Contingency | Ep. 18: Specific Seller Terms of the Offer
WHEN SHOULD REALTORS® USE THE EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY LOGO?
The Fair Housing Act itself does not require the use of Equal Housing Opportunity logo or slogan, “Equal Housing Opportunity,” in any ad. However, using the logo regularly is good evidence of a company’s commitment to fair housing compliance.
 
The equal housing opportunity logo (shown in this box) features the silhouette of a house with the equals sign in the center and the words “Equal Housing Opportunity” beneath it. Modified versions of the logo are not acceptable. For instance, the house cannot be used without the words “equal housing opportunity” beneath it. However, the words can be used on their own without the house.
 
According to HUD guidelines, all advertising of residential real estate for sale or rent should contain an equal housing opportunity logotype, statement, or slogan as a means of educating the home-seeking public that the property is available to all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, and familial status. In Wisconsin, the protected classes include marital status; ancestry; source of income; sexual orientation; age; status as a victim of domestic abuse, sexual abuse or stalking.
 
83% of GMAR Members Have SentriLock Credentials. Do you?
 
In this crazy market, many listing agents don’t have time to give out one-day codes. Help your buyers, get credentialed, and get in that house!
 
The best part is there is no additional cost, because it’s part of your dues.
 
Get credentialed in 20-minutes in 4 steps:
 
1. Email Emily Simonelli for instructions
2. Read and sign the User Agreement.
3.  Follow steps in your activation email from SentriLock to set up your password and PIN
4. View the training videos on our GMAR site to get set up.
 
Don’t want to use SentriLock lockboxes on your listings, fine, but get credentialed anyway so you can use the SentriKey Real Estate app on your phone to access listings that do utilize SentriLock boxes.
 
Please remember, one-day codes can be denied to any member of the GMAR, because the credentialing process so easy.
 
Don’t Waste Your Time Getting One-Day Codes Get Your SentriLock Credentials Today! 
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
This event is officially SOLD OUT!


If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities for this event there are still a few openings. Please contact Michelle Kohn or call 414-778-4929 for more information.
GMAR YOUTH FOUNDATION ANNUAL WINE & BEER TASTING FUNDRAISER
Sponsored by the Kettle Moraine Council
SAVE THE DATE!
Thursday, September 20, 2021
5:30-8:00PM
Terrace 167 ~ 3210 Hwy 167, Richfield


If you are interested in sponsoring please reach out to Michelle Kohn or Kaye Erdman
Registration coming soon! (You can pre-order tickets through Michelle)
UPCOMING AFFILIATE EVENTS
YPN Presents Chelsea Peitz: Instagram REELS to Grow Your Brand
Join the GMAR YPN for Chelsea Peitz's training on Instagram REELS. You'll learn what they are and why Instagram wants you to use them, how they can help triple your reach and visibility, the basics of making a REEL, and examples of real estate reel ideas that AREN'T boring!

Monday, June 28, 12:30-1:30pm
375 Bishops Way, Brookfield, WI, 53005
Sponsored by Chicago Title

Keep More of Your Money in 2021: Free Remote Program
Don’t let the NEW 2021 Tax DEDUCTIONS pass you by!
 
After this seminar, you’ll have what you need to bring to your tax accountant, so you qualify for thousands of dollars more in deductions.
 
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
10:00am - 12:30pm
Instructed by Maine Shafer with Bradford and Company, Inc.

JOB POSTINGS
Client Care Specialist
The Combs Team - RE/MAX Realty 100
Transaction Coordinator
First Weber, Inc. ~ Delafield
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?
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.
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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