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Georgia Association of Realtors

Georgia Association of Realtors (GAR) was organized in 1921 with an aim to promote the interest of real estate in the state and bring a unity among real estate people. Fairness in real estate transaction and efficiency in business practices have also been the primary motto behind the creation of GA Association of Realtors. Furthermore, it endeavors to encourage private property rights, promote professional and ethical standards and be a source to make general public aware of real estate trends. In order to achieve its objectives, Georgia Realtors Association arranges for various educational programs, conducts seminars and conventions and implements a strict Code of Ethics.

GA Realtors Association Membership

Membership to Georgia Association of Realtors can be had in two ways. If you are not a member of any other board or association of realtors including the National Association of Realtors (NAR), you may join it as a primary member through any of its local boards. There are about 53 local boards/associations of realtors in the state. Another way to take the membership of Georgia Board of Realtors is to join it as a secondary member. This kind of membership is open to those who are already a member of the NAR through a local board in other state. A secondary membership to Georgia Realtor Association enables you to access online GAR Contract Forms, magazines, legislative updates, state level networking and discounts on various products and courses.

While a broker, licensed community association manager or a certified licensed appraiser in the state is eligible for the primary membership of GA Board of Realtors, the real estate practitioners other than these can join it as an Affiliate member. If sales agents or a real estate agents in Georgia want to take the membership of a local board, they must ensure that their brokers are already members of the same board of realtors. A broker, however, can be a member of more than one board. To check the eligibility criteria and services on offer, you may visit websites of each board, the list of which is provided by Georgia State Board of Realtors in its websites.

Organizations Affiliated to Georgia Board of Realtors

There are many societies, institutes and councils affiliated to Georgia Realtors Association. Each offers separate real estate courses and professional designations to cater to different needs of users. These organizations are Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute (CCIM), Real Estate Brokerage Managers Council (CRB), American Society of Real Estate Counselors (CRE), Residential Sales Council (CRS), Real Estate Appraisal Section (GAA), International Real Estate Council of Georgia (IRECGA), Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), Realtors Land Institute (RLI), Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), Women's Council of Realtors (WCR).

Georgia Association of Realtors offers the courses provided by these organizations through classroom teaching. Some of these are also available online, which may prove useful to those who are not able to follow strict schedule of classroom education. For even more information, you can always visit to the official websites of Georgia Board of Realtors.

Georgia Association of Realtors
3200 Presidential Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30340
Main Phone: 770-451-1831
Toll Free:1-866-280-0576
Fax: 770-458-6992
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