The Atlanta Board of REALTORS® has 2 annual memberships:
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).
The annual renewal rate of $404 includes membership in all 3 organizations.
An Affiliate is an individual who does not hold an active real estate license, but has interests in the real estate profession. An Affiliate membership is granted to the first person that joins from a company, therefore designating them as the main representative for this company. Affiliates also hold membership with the Georgia Association of REALTORS® (GAR).
The annual renewal rate of $375 includes membership both organizations.
In order to join the Board, you will need to pay the prorated amount of your membership fees and an application fee. The Atlanta Board's fiscal cycle runs October 1 - September 30, while GAR's and NAR's fiscal cycles are based on a calendar year, January 1 - December 31.
Click here to determine how much you will pay to start a new membership today.
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.
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 Atlanta Board, Georgia Association or the National Association.
The dues waiver does not take affect until the following 'dues season'. For example, members approved as Emeritus at the NAR Mid-Year or Annual meetings in 2012 would have their dues waived starting in 2013. Upon approval, each REALTOR Emeritus® member will receive a congratulatory letter, certificate and 40-year REALTOR Emeritus® lapel pin.
*All applications must be submitted to the Atlanta Board of REALTORS® by March 15th & September 15th of each year.
If you believe that you fulfill the requirements to achieve REALTOR Emeritus® status as defined above and would like to have all future national, state & local dues waived, please click here to download the REALTOR Emeritus® application.
If you have any questions regarding REALTOR Emeritus® status, you may contact Mendalyn Harper, Information Central Manager, via email, Mendalyn@abr.org, or phone, 404.250.0051.
NAR Public Advocacy Campaign
Each year, your Renewal Statement contains a separate line item for the NAR Public Advocacy Campaign.
The Public Advocacy Campaign will allow NAR to deliver messages quickly and effectively to consumers and public policymakers about issues that matter to REALTORS® and their clients – issues like access to affordable mortgage financing, tax incentives to home ownership, overly stringent credit requirements and cumbersome short sales and foreclosures.
As you may know, the Public Advocacy Campaign remains one of the most popular programs among NAR members... In 2010, 95 percent of REALTORS® favored the advertising program, and 90 percent wanted to see more advertising that promotes REALTORS® and the value of homeownership.
While this line item is distinct from your NAR dues, it is not optional. For more information on the Public Advocacy Campaign, please visit www.realtor.org/pac.nsf.
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