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Newsletter May 9th, 2024

Weekly GIAR Updates

GIAR Weekly Updates

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GIAR News and Updates

Register for the Upcoming Classes at GIAR!

Registration is open!

Complete Cycle 7 before the December 31, 2024 deadline!

Not sure about your Code of Ethics status? Check this list!

The 2024 GIAR Leadership Academy is currently collecting food items and donations towards their community project!

One requirement of the class is to organize a community project that they must plan and execute as a group. This year, the class has decided to assist underprivileged kids in our community who experience food scarcity. The group is collecting food items (listed above) at the GIAR Association Office as well as taking donations (can be sent to the Venmo account @adrienegiar) throughout the month of May and June! The class will then deliver the items collected to local families during the week of July 4th!

If you are interested in donating items or making a money contribution, please reach out to current student!

Are you interested in joining the Women's Council of REALTORS®?

GIAR is hosting a Women's Council of REALTORS® for any REALTOR® interested in joining! It is $170 to join National and the application is attached!

The first meeting will be held on May 16th at 9:00 am in the GIAR Training Room! We will be joined by the Georgia President Stacey Tibedo and possibly the 2024 National President Elect from Georgia, Tammy Noll-Adams!

Stacey will be bringing a group of officers to help answers questions and to help us begin the journey of our own Network right here on the Southeast Coast!

If you have any questions, please contact Val Burnett at

NAR News and Updates

April is National Fair Housing Month!

Celebrate Fair Housing by sharing these graphics and verbiage on your social media platforms!

Great news! The Advocacy Scoop podcast is now available on Apple and Audible, as well as many other listening platforms. You can visit the Advocacy Scoop website to listen and subscribe.

Tune in for new podcasts at the beginning of each month.

Throughout 2024, NAR is making the popular Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation course, typically $295, available to REALTORS® at no cost. Take the first step toward earning your ABR® designation at

NAR members can continue to access the latest information and FAQs about the settlement on

NAR will also continue to provide updates about the settlement process as it unfolds on

Visit to view the new consumer campaign ads, and to leverage turnkey advertising and social assets to share. The campaign demonstrates the expertise of REALTORS® helping their clients navigate the risks, pitfalls, and complexities of buying or selling a home or property, reinforcing their expertise, commitment, and consumer-first approach.

Vacant Land Scams! Please Read!

GAR News and Updates

GAR is hosting a drawing for every GAR member who applies for a scholarship this year! If a GAR member applies for a scholarship by October 31, 2024, they will be entered into a drawing for one of three $100 gift cards at the end of the year. If a member applies for two scholarships, they will be entered into the drawing twice, for a better chance at winning!
Make sure to send in applications with your itemized proof of payment and proof of successful completion of approved courses.
To apply for a scholarship, please visit the Licensee Scholarships page of



Let your voice be heard by answering the call to serve in 2024! Applications are now open for GAR committee participation in 2025.

Why should you volunteer for a REALTOR® committee?

  1. Networking Opportunities: Volunteering provides an opportunity to connect with other real estate professionals, build relationships, and expand your professional network.
  2. Volunteer Experience: Demonstrating your commitment to the real estate industry through volunteer work can be a valuable asset and help you stand out among your peers.
  3. Leadership Opportunities: Active involvement in a committee can lead to leadership positions, such as committee chair and beyond, which can further enhance your professional development.
  4. Professional Recognition: Serving can earn you recognition and respect from your peers, which can help you build your reputation and credibility within the industry locally, state-wide, and nationally.
  5. Career Advancement: Actively participating can demonstrate your dedication and commitment to the industry to your clients and business partners.

*You will need to enter your NRDS number to access the application. Applicants will be notified of their placements in late October.*

Deadline to apply is August 15, 2024, at 11:59 pm.

GAR Save the Dates

Are you a REALTOR® with aspirations for public office? OR, are you a local board/association staff member who would like to learn how to identify REALTOR® Champions within your board or region? If so, one of these sessions is for you!

GAR is hosting NAR's Candidate Training Academy session on Tuesday, July 23, for any members or affiliates interested in running for office. Additionally, a Choosing REALTOR® Champions session will be held on Wednesday, July 24, for any association staff, committee chairs, or interested members. Both classes will be held at GAR's advocacy office in the Healey Building in downtown Atlanta. We are SO excited to host you!

Trust us - you'll want to add this to your calendar immediately. Space is limited! Registration will open in mid-May.

1. Candidate Training Academy: Tuesday, July 23, 2024 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

This course is intended for any REALTOR® member or affiliate member who has ever considered a run for any public office, currently serving in elected office who wants to learn more about REALTOR® positions and priorities, or a member with knowledge in campaigns or politics who wants to learn how to identify potential REALTOR® Champion candidates.

2. Choosing REALTOR® Champions: Wednesday, July 24, 2024 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

This course is intended for any REALTOR® Association Executives, Local Board Government Affairs Directors or political field staff, any local RPAC or Government Affairs Committee Chairs, or any member who wants to learn how to identify potential REALTOR® Champion candidates.

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