GMAR WEEKLY eNEWSLETTER
Vote now for the 2022 GMAR Board of Directors
The GMAR Directors Election will close on Saturday, October 16th. A link and directions to vote online have been emailed to all eligible GMAR members on Sunday October 10th. You will be asked to vote for four (4) Directors, who will fill a three-year term.
 

*If you have trouble logging into the voting site please contact Michelle.
*Affiliate members are not eligible to vote.
List of Candidates

   John Gscheidmeier, RE/MAX Service First LLC
Suzanne Head, First Weber Inc.
   Judy Hearst, Coldwell Banker Realty
    Tom McCormick, Exit Realty Horizons
    Karen Taylor, Realty Among Friends LLC
    Angela Walters, EXP Realty, LLC
 
The sign up date has been extended to October 15th!
Click here to register or call 262-789-6267
UPDATED FORMS MANDATORY USE
AS OF OCTOBER 1, 2021
WB-16 and WB-17 Changes, WB-25 and WB-46 Revisions

In September 2021, the Real Estate Examining Board approved updated versions of the WB-16 Offer to Purchase — Business With Real Estate and the WB-17 Offer to Purchase — Business Without Real Estate along with revised versions of the WB-25 Bill of Sale and the WB-46 Multiple Counter-Proposal.

All of these forms have passed their mandatory use date of October 1, 2021. They are also available on the DSPS website, in zipForm and in the WRA PDF forms library.
MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL SCHEDULE
Thank you for your membership with the Greater Milwaukee Association of REALTORS® this past year.
 
As of September 1st, you may pay your dues online. Click here for instructions.
To continue your membership with the GMAR, WRA & NAR, and to avoid any interruption in service, please note the following payment deadlines:

  • Pay by October 31, 2021 - You can DEDUCT $25 from the total on your invoice
  • Between November 1 and 30, 2021 - Please pay the total shown on your invoice
  • Between December 1 and 31, 2021 - Please ADD $50 to the total shown on your invoice
  • After January 1, 2022 - We must treat you as a new member, please ADD $225 to the total on your invoice (if you are a REALTOR® member) or $345 (if you are a Designated REALTOR® member).
 
In 2022 we will continue to pursue our mission of "Helping our members help their clients," through our core services of government affairs, professional standards, and MLS services.
 
Thank you again for being a member of the GMAR and we hope you have a very prosperous 2022.
 
Courtney Stefaniak, Chairwoman
GMAR Board of Directors
Wisconsin Realtor Foundation

Research & Education 
For the past few years, the Wisconsin REALTORS® Foundation has become a statewide organization dedicated to unifying REALTORS® behind charitable causes to make Wisconsin a better place to live, work, and play. The WRF is dedicated to help children in the areas of: education, hunger, homelessness/abuse, and serious illnesses. 

REALTORS® throughout Wisconsin should be proud helping these families in need. WRF chairman Mike Spranger encourages every member to keep the voluntary $20 contribution to the WRF on the dues statement so REALTOR® relief efforts like these can continue. 

Click here to learn more
What Have Your RPAC Dollars Accomplished So Far This Year?
Property taxes in Wisconsin are simply too high. Listen to this video to hear how your RPAC dollars have helped keep downward pressure on the overreliance of property taxes in Wisconsin. Please consider contributing to RPAC and to those of you who already have, thank you!

Contact GMAR's Government Affairs Director, Marne Stuck if you have any questions or would like to contribute at 414-778-4929 or marne@gmar.com
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!
ANNOUNCEMENT OF GMAR BYLAWS CHANGES
In accordance with the Greater Milwaukee Association of REALTORS®’s (GMAR) bylaws, the GMAR Board of Directors is notifying its members through this publication that a vote on amending the Association’s bylaws will occur at a special meeting to coincide with the October 14, 2021 meeting of the GMAR Board of Directors, beginning at 12:00 PM.
 
Any REALTOR® member of the GMAR may review the proposed changes and updates to the bylaws by clicking this link, which will land on the GMAR website, and enable a .pdf download of the bylaws with the proposed changes.
 
In brief, the bylaws changes incorporate mandated changes from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) (highlighted in blue); and make several grammatical corrections, updates, and delete redundant or unnecessary language (using the traditional strikethrough deleted items and underlined new provisions).
 
Any REALTOR® member of the GMAR who would like to voice their opinion on the bylaws changes is welcome to attend the directors’ meeting and comment on the bylaws changes. The GMAR would ask that any member intending to attend, please notify the Association at 414-778-4929 so the staff can accommodate all attendees. Any REALTOR® member of the GMAR may also submit their comments to the Board of Directors in advance of the meeting on Thursday, October 14th at 12:00 PM via phone (414-778-4929), fax (414-778-4920), email, or United State Postal Service (Bylaws Changes, GMAR, 12300 W. Center Street, Wauwatosa, WI 53222).
 
Any REALTOR® member of the GMAR with questions is welcome to contact the GMAR for clarification at, 414-778-4929, or mike@gmar.com.
UPCOMING GMAR EVENTS
The celebration will include the Annual Awards for:
Realtor® of the Year – Amy Curler, First Weber, Inc.
Affiliate of the Year – Scott Newcomer, House to Home Inspections
Dedicated Service Award – Rick Bohmann, Shorewest, Realtors
Lifetime Achievement Award – Chris Howard, Ogden & Company, Inc.

Registration now available - click here for more information.
GMAR 2021 AWARD NOMINATIONS
The GMAR is now accepting nominations for the 2021 award categories:
 

JOB POSTINGS
Office Administrator
Oconomowoc Realty LLC

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!
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 feedback to the GMAR.
Greater Milwaukee Association of REALTORS®
12300 W. Center Street Milwaukee, WI 53222
414-778-4929 | www.GMAR.com