GMAR WEEKLY eNEWSLETTER
MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND VOLUNTEER
On March 22, 2022, The GMAR, WRA, MLS, and other foundation Board Members are teaming up to help Feeding America and we need a team of volunteers to help us!

Date: March 22, 2022, 9:00am-11:30am.
Location: Feeding America Eastern WI Food Bank
1770 W Fond du Lac Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53205


Please email volunteer applications to carter@wra.org or call 608-240-8256
Join more than 200 attendees for an up-to-the-minute discussion on major housing trends in Southeast Wisconsin and across the United States on March 23, 2022, at the Italian Community Center from 9 am to 11 am.
DISCOUNTED PROMOTIONAL TICKETS
Missed the deadline to order VIP tickets, but still want a supply of complimentary admission tickets to provide to clients, crew, friends and family? Please use this online form to order discounted promotional tickets (cost to you of $6 per ticket - discount of $4 per ticket) for the 2022 REALTORS Home & Garden Show. Ticket orders will be available for pick-up at the GMAR Office (12300 W. Center Street, Wauwatosa, WI) or by mail for an additional fee of $5 per 100 tickets ordered (minimum $5 postage fee to mail).

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
The Greater Milwaukee Association of REALTORS® Youth Foundation will award 7 $1,000 scholarships to children or grandchildren of GMAR members during 2022.
 
Members must have maintained their relationship with the GMAR continuously for at
least three (3) years. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2022.
 
GMAR PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS FORUM
Learn About the Current Ethical Issues Impacting the Real Estate Industry.
Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 9:00 AM (CST)

PANEL
  • Tracy Rucka, Attorney WRA
  • Jeff Joseph, Chairman, GMAR Professional Standards Committee
  • Scott Bush, Vice President of Operations, GMAR
  • Chris Carillio, CEO Metro MLS
 
AGENDA
9:00 AM - Introductions and Overview of Forum--Scott Bush
9:10 AM - Hot Topics: Real Estate Advertising, The One-Click Rule, MLS Advertising Issues, The Best of the WRA Legal Hotline
10:00 AM - Break
10:10 AM - Hot Topics Continued
10:45 AM - Procuring Cause Review
11:30 AM - Questions 
12:00 PM - Forum Ends

ACT 174 SIGNED INTO LAW
Gov. Tony Evers signed into law Act 174, bipartisan legislation that will protect the freedom to contract and preserve private easements. Authored by Sen. Andre Jacque and Rep. David Murphy, this legislation allows recorded private access easement agreements recorded on or after January 1, 1960, to run in perpetuity, while also allowing access easements recorded before that date to run in perpetuity if certain events occur, such as a re-recording or proof of physical evidence. The law does not impact any litigation resolved as of the bill's effective date.
CONTINUING EDUCATION RENEWAL YEAR
2021-22 Biennium Deadline: December 14, 2022

To maintain real estate licenses in the state of Wisconsin, real estate licensees must complete 18 hours of continuing education (CE) every two years. The 18 hours must include completion of 3 hours for each of the 6 required course topics listed.

NAR'S MILITARY RELOCATION PROFESSIONAL COURSE
When military staff and their families relocate, the services of a real estate professional who understands their needs and timetables make the transfer easier, faster, and less stressful.

The Military Relocation Professional Certification Course educates REALTORS® about working with U.S. Service Members and their families, as well as veterans to find the housing solutions that best suit their needs and allow them to take full advantage of all available benefits and support.

To earn the MRP Certification REATLORS® must complete a few basic requirements:
1. Be in good standing with NAR
2. Complete the one-day MRP Certification Course
3. Complete two one-hour webinars
4. Submit certification application and a one-time fee of $195
GMAR YOUTH FOUNDATION PAINT AND SIP
The GMAR's Youth Foundation is hosting an in-person paint and sip event with step-by-step instructions from VIBEZ Creative Art Space.
Date: Thursday, April 21, 2022, 6pm-8pm
Location: 5300 S 76th St., Greendale, WI
Cost: $40/person
*Limited to 28 participants*


Thank you to our sponsors Landmark Credit Union, Land Title Service, Milwaukee Homesight Inspection Service, Merit Title, and Scott & Sandra Bush. More sponsors are welcome if interested.

For more information and to sign up for a time slot please click here.
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!

JOB POSTINGS
Closing Coordinator/Office Manager
Lake Country Flat Fee
Client Care Specialist
Homesight Inspection
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 Mary Xiong.
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.
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 editions 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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