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Q: What is CARW?
A: Commercial Association of REALTORS®Wisconsin (CARW) is the VOICE of Commercial Real Estate in WI. The ONLY commercial board in Wisconsin works to advance the interests of individual practitioners and the industry through education, professional development, public affairs & advocacy, professional standards & ethics, and business networking. CARW supports more than 850 commercial real estate professionals in 500 companies in Wisconsin and the region.
Q: What are the benefits of CARW?
A: CARW is a network of more than 850 commercial real estate practitioners and affiliates that you can trust. We provide programming, advocacy, education, professional development, and networking opportunities. Find out more – HERE
Q: How do I get in contact with CARW staff?
A: You can find CARW’s staff information – https://carw.com/contact-us/
Q: How do I become a real estate salesperson?
A: Please refer to our post – “Become a Broker”
Q: If I am not a licensed real estate salesperson, can I still join CARW?
A: Yes! CARW welcomes affiliate members. Affiliates are members that do not hold a real estate license and do not need access to benefits. For the different types of membership, we offer please refer to this page – Membership Types
Q: What if more than one member from a firm joins?
A: Affiliate members may be eligible for corporate affiliate membership. The more members you have, the more you save! Contact [email protected] for more information.
Q: Do I have to donate to RPAC?
A: No, but you can. RPAC stands for the REALTORS® Political Action Committee. A PAC is a legal means by which interested individuals with common goals, like a trade association, ban together for the purposes of political action. The best way to positively impact issues such as property taxes, health care, and protecting the rights of property owners is through RPAC, a real estate professional’s vehicle for political action.
Find out more about RPAC – https://carw.com/advocacy/rpac/
Q: Do you offer student memberships?
A: Yes, we do! Submit an application here. Contact [email protected] with your questions!
Q: Do members receive free tickets to events?
A: Yes, all event tickets are free or discounted to CARW members.
Q: Are non-members allowed to attend events?
A: Yes, non-members may attend most CARW events at the non-member rate EXCEPT member-only events.
If we are unable to meet with clients, are we able to transact electronically?
Yes, CARW members have access to zipFormsPlus and electronic document signing. HERE
I’m looking to have a legal or contract question answered, do you have a recommendation?
Most members work with one of our many fantastic real estate attorneys in Milwaukee. You also have a FREE Member resource in the Legal Hotline that will answer questions within hours HERE
I’m looking to access a NAR or WRA resource but need my login and password, can you help me?
YES – email [email protected]
Will I be able to pull a permit and perform an inspection?
We have links to various municipalities’ community development pages. Most are asking that the requests are done electronically or by being dropped off. Every municipality is different and will need to be communicated with directly (see links below)
Where can people go to get tested? We want contractors with a cough to be tested before they enter a job site:
Unfortunately, testing capacity is currently lagging behind the need, so it can be difficult to get tested at this time unless someone is in a high-risk category or showing severe symptoms. Large hospital systems (like Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee) will likely have some tests available but may limit those tests to certain specific patients. We hope and expect that testing will become more widely available in the coming weeks.
Can a person take EPSLA to help someone else, and then also take EPSLA if they become ill too because of assisting someone else?
Likely yes. Although we are waiting for the Department of Labor to issue its regulations, we anticipate that an employee will be allowed to use the EPSLA leave for herself and to care for others, although she would not be able to exceed a total of 21 weeks of leave.
How would you rank real estate as an essential business?
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has published a helpful guide on which industries constitute part of the country’s “Critical Infrastructure.” It can be found here: https://www.cisa.gov/identifying-critical-infrastructure-during-covid-19
Whether real estate will be deemed “essential” will depend on the specific order issued in each jurisdiction. In New York, real estate was deemed “non-essential,” and was required to close as a result of Governor Cuomo’s shelter-in-place order