Become a Member
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. Learn more about the benefits and special local discounts available to Golden Isles REALTORS®.
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.
Giar & gimls Membership Types
The Golden Isles Association of REALTORS® has 4 forms of membership:
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).
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).
GIMLS Only MEMBER
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. A GIMLS Only Broker and his/her licensed agents are not responsible for paying dues to GIAR.
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.
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, GIAR CEO.
You may still have some unanswered questions about membership or the process of joining the Association. Be sure to visit our Frequently Asked Questions page on REALTOR membership.
Customer Relationship Manager | SentriLock
My experience with GIAR has been nothing short of amazing! Everyone there is always professional, pleasant, and eager to assist. Their team is incredibly forward thinking which is essential in this industry. I can say with confidence that GIAR really cares about their members and goes above and beyond to provide them with the necessary tools and information to be successful! SentriLock is proud to have GIAR as a partner.
CEO and President | United Way of Coastal Georgia, Inc.
The GIAR Training Center is a valuable resource for our community. When United Way of Coastal Georgia was seeking a meeting space, we had a long list of needs: adequate space for a large Board, access to current meeting technology, centralized and accessible location, and professional staff to assist. GIAR met all our needs and the staff exceeded our expectations. We value our partnership with GIAR!
GA State Senator | Affiliate at The Ligon Firm, P.C.
As an Affiliate member, I and the members of The Ligon Firm, P.C. are proud to be part of the Golden Isles Association of REALTORS® and to benefit from its excellent programs and resources. We especially value the welcoming and cooperative attitudes of the members and their enthusiasm for what they do.