ATTENTION OFFICE MANAGERS:

The GMAR Staff is available to give a presentation to your office on Professional Standards, Code of Ethics, GMAR Strategic Plan, Government Affairs, RPAC, SentriLock, or any other topic you need more information on.

Contact us at 414-778-4929 to schedule a presentation.
CORONAVIRUS: PLANS TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE HOME & GARDEN SHOW
We are continuing our plans for the 96 th  Annual REALTORS Home & Garden Show, March 20-29, at the Exposition Center at Wisconsin State Fair Park.
 
Since the health and well-being of our Show attendees and exhibitors is a top priority, we are closely monitoring COVID-19 and are taking action based upon updates from public health experts. Additionally, we have been in contact with Wisconsin State Fair Park and would like to share the precautionary steps the facility is taking in response to COVID-19.
CORONAVIRUS: A GUIDE FOR REALTORS ®
In response to the growing concerns about COVID-19, commonly referred to as coronavirus, NAR is providing this guidance to help REALTORS® respond to the coronavirus's potential impact on the real estate industry. As of March 4, 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued Level 3 Travel Warnings for all of China, South Korea, Italy, and Iran, and a Level 2 Travel Warning for Japan. However, the situation is rapidly evolving. 

REAL TRENDS NEWSLETTER - MARCH 2020

The March 2020 issue of REAL Trends Newsletter is now available for your review.

EXCLUSIVE MEMBER BENEFITS
TAXBOT APP
The expense-tracking app from Taxbot includes the following features that you are eligible to receive with your WRA membership:

  • Mileage tracking
  • Photo receipts
  • Cloud storage
  • Bank/credit card integration
  • Training library

LEGAL HOTLINE
Discuss your real estate practice questions with a real estate attorney.

  • Find out applicable legal standards, alternatives and possible solutions for your practice questions.
  • Many WRA members say that membership "pays for itself with one hotline phone call."

ONE-DAY ADMISSION TICKETS AVAILABLE
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Missed the February 26th deadline to order VIP Tickets to provide your customers and clients with complimentary 1-day admission? Industry tickets provide the same admission benefit to your clients and are available only to GMAR members for purchase price of $5 per ticket.  ORDER HERE
 
NOTE: THESE TICKETS DO NOT WORK ON THE REDEMPTION PROCESS USED WITH VIP TICKETS. YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR ALL INDUSTRY TICKETS PURCHASED REGARDLESS OF WHETHER YOUR CLIENTS REDEEM THEM.

Individual ordering must pick up tickets at the GMAR office.
8TH ANNUAL WISCONSIN RESIDENTIAL
REAL ESTATE SUMMIT
Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Lawrence Yun
Chief Economist and Senior Vice President, Research National Association of REALTORS
Washington, DC
Join more than 200 attendees for in-depth discussion about the future of residential real estate in Wisconsin.

Monday, March 23, 2020 | 1:00 - 4:30pm
Italian Community Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Conference topics to include:

  • Rare look into national trends from the nation's top housing economist
  • What will impact housing markets in 2020, from coronavirus concerns to interest rates to the Presidential election
  • Millennial buyer panel discussion on attitudes, use of technology, and what they're considering when looking at their first home purchase
  • Update on workforce housing legislation going though Wisconsin

THURSDAY TAKEAWAY VIDEO SERIES
Check out the most recent edition of WRA's Thursday Takeaway Video Series!

"Partnership for Success"
With Sean Lewis

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!

GMAR SOCIAL EVENTS
HOME & GARDEN SHOW REALTOR ® RECEPTION

Date: Wednesday, March 25th
Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Location: Expo Center at Wisconsin State Fair Park

BREWERS BASH

Date: Wednesday, April 29th
Time: Party deck opens at 5:10pm | Game starts at 6:40pm
Location: Johnsonville Party Deck

SHREDFEST

Do you have boxes of old forms and contracts that need shredding?
Registrations are now available for our Spring ShredFest!

Date: Friday, May 8th
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Location: GMAR Parking Lot - 12300 W Center St

9 PIN TAP BOWLING TOURNAMENT

Come join the fun at the 11th annual 9 Pin Tap Bowling Tournament sponsored by Great Midwest Bank. Proceeds benefit the GMAR Youth Foundation.

Date: Thursday, May 14, 2020
Time: 5:45pm - 9:30pm
Location: Root River Center - 7220 W Rawson Ave.

AFFILIATE EVENTS
WOMEN'S COUNCIL OF REALTORS MILWAUKEE METRO
Presents a FREE, member exclusive event
My Path. My Story. How it led to Women's Council of Realtors, and where it has taken me. 
Thursday, March 19, 5:30pm at Fountain Hall in Sturtevant
Join us to hear from Chicago realtor, Women's Council member and national speaker, Sam Powell. As she says, English is her second language because sarcasm is her first, so we're all in for a fun night. Dinner included and cash bar available.

SOLUTIONS FOR CLIENTS WITH HOME GOODS THEY NO LONGER NEED
Habitat Restore Offers Free Pickup & Salvage Services
 
Habitat for Humanity ReStore picks up donations of gently used furniture, appliances and more for free! Donations are tax deductible and help local families in need of safe, affordable housing. 
ReStore's experienced  Deconstruction Services   will even remove kitchen cabinetry and more! 
FIND OUT MORE   or call: 414-316-5651
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.  
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