On behalf of the Golden Isles Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors, we appreciate your interest in becoming a member of our local Association. Our goal is to promote and benefit REALTORS®, our Affiliates, and the public through education, community service, and involvement.
REALTOR® Member Benefits
As a member of the Golden Isles Association of REALTORS®, you gain access to a variety of benefits on a local, state, and national level. To learn more about your member benefits, please go here.
We encourage you to jump right in and join a committee, one that best suits your talents and interests. The Golden Isles Association of REALTORS® boasts a wide array of committees, and we're confident you will find one (or three) of the following committees to call home. For a list of our committees and a downloadable link to the committee sign up form, go here.
The Georgia Real Estate Commission requires that you maintain an active license with yearly Continuing Education hours, and as a service to all of our members we provide countless opportunities for in-class education and training led by the best educators around the country, as well as a complete online resource at competitive prices for those interested in a more independent experience that you can visit here.
Legislative Advocacy & Political Action
As REALTORS®, it is our duty to stay informed on the political welfare of our industry, and by supporting the REALTOR® Political Action Committee (RPAC), you become a vital pillar to one of the largest and most influential political groups in Georgia and in the country. Visit our Advocacy Section to learn more about our influence on day-to-day politics on a local, state, and national level.
Golden Isles Association of REALTOR® Membership Types
The Golden Isles Association of REALTORS® has 4 annual memberships:
|REALTOR® Member||A REALTOR® is defined as an individual who holds an active real estate or appraiser's license. REALTORS® also hold membership with the Georgia Association of REALTORS® (GAR) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). For an application, go here.|
|Designated REALTOR® Broker||A Designated REALTOR® is defined as a Principal, Partner, Corporate Officer, or Branch Manager of a Real Estate firm. There is only one Designated REALTOR® per company, and he/she is responsible for paying dues for all licensed agents within the organization. For an application, go here.|
|MLS Only||MLS Only membership is defined as a Principal, Partner, Corporate Officer, or Branch Manager of a Real Estate firm joining our MLS as a Participant without also participating in a REALTOR® board of Association. An MLS Only Broker and his/her licensed agents are not responsible for paying dues to our Association. For an MLS Only broker application, go here. For all other licensed agents joining an MLS Only firm, find an application here. (Skip page 3 of each application)|
|Affiliate||An Affiliate is an individual who does not hold an active real estate license, but has interests in the real estate profession. Affiliates also hold membership with the Georgia Association of REALTORS® (GAR). For an application, go here.|
Become a member today!
In order to join the Board, you will need to pay the prorated amount of your membership fees and an application fee. Dues schedules are available in each application. Go to our Applications & Forms page to view an application.
A REALTOR® Emeritus is any person who has held membership in the National Association as a REALTOR®, REALTOR-ASSOCIATE®, or a combination of both, for a cumulative period of 40 years in one or more Associations of REALTORS®, is eligible for REALTOR® Emeritus status. Upon approval by the Board of Directors of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, no further payment of dues is necessary to the local, state or national Associations.
The dues waiver does not take effect until the following 'dues season'. For example, members approved as Emeritus at the NAR Mid-Year or Annual meetings in 2014 would have their dues waived starting in 2015. Upon approval, each REALTOR® Emeritus member will receive a congratulatory letter, certificate and 40-year REALTOR® Emeritus lapel pin.
Go to NAR's info page to learn more about the requirements to achieve REALTOR® Emeritus status as defined above.
If you have any questions regarding REALTOR® Emeritus status, you may contact Toni Cockeram, Association Executive of GIAR.