Benefits provided by The Golden Isles Association of REALTORS®
Slow Computer? Printing Issues? Browser headaches? Smartphone questions? The Tech Helpline has got you covered. Maximize your time, optimize productivity, and reduce costs with this exclusive Golden Isles REALTOR® benefit. Before going to an expensive, computer repair vendor, give them a call at (888) 804-8224. Tech Helpline service comes at no additional cost to you because it is included in your Golden Isles Association of REALTORS® membership.
Your state dues give you access to the GAR Forms, and your local dues sets you up a portal with Forms-R-Us to digitally access the GAR Forms. Use this software to manage transactions, fill out and save forms, and even send for a digital signature. You will receive a login and password when you first apply to the Golden Isles Association of REALTORS®.
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 affordable in-class education and training led by the best educators around the country at our state-of-the-art Training Center. We also provide a complete online resource at competitive prices for those interested in a more independent experience. Check out the Events Calendar to see what's on the horizon.
Breakfast & Luncheons
Several months out of the year, our members will convene on a Friday for lunch or breakfast at any number of locations around the Golden Isles such as The King & Prince Resort and Epworth by the Sea on St. Simons Island , and the Brunswick Country Club in Brunswick. We invite a special guest speaker to provide an entertaining and informative program including CEOs of major industries, elected officials, and even the local high school band to entertain us at Christmas. Your entry is paid for by your local dues, and guest tickets are $25. Visit our Events Calendar to see what's coming up next!
Awards & Recognition
Golden Isles REALTORS® and Affiliates are invited and encouraged to attend the Annual Awards & Circle of Excellence Banquet. The Circle of Excellence committee recognizes outstanding yearly production by agents meeting specific transaction criteria, and exceptional Association, industry, and community involvement by a handful of REALTORS® and Affiliates are acknowledged by the Awards Committee. Follow the links below to learn more about REALTOR® and Affiliate awards and what it takes to join the distinguished Circle of Excellence.
One day out of the year, we host a variety of events to celebrate our members and allow them an opportunity to relax and network without a strict dress code. Past REALTOR® Days have consisted of golf and tennis tournaments, beach and park outings, and there's always a party at the end of the day for everyone to reconvene and dance (or sing) the night away!
Your safety is our top priority here at GIAR. We have partnered with SafeShowings to help ensure that you are safe on a daily bases. Many real estate professionals fear for their safety when they enter a property alone with a stranger. The goal of the SafeShowings app is to provide the tools that could save lives while keeping people and properties safe. Real estate professionals and their loved ones feel more secure knowing that SafeShowings will automatically notify emergency contacts with identifying details and geolocation in an emergency. Contact the GIAR office to receive the free download link.
Benefits provided by The Georgia REALTORS®
Advocacy and GARPAC
Georgia REALTORS® Political Action Committee is heavily represented at the State Capitol during legislative sessions, promoting the interests of REALTORS® and their clients. Legislation is analyzed by GAR to determine any potential impact on the real estate industry, private property rights, and free enterprise. Policy positions are determined by GAR's State and Local Government Affairs Committee. Follow the link below to learn why GARPAC is vital to REALTORS® and why you should invest.
Georgia REALTORS® Political Action Committee is heavily represented at the State Capitol during legislative sessions, promoting the interests of REALTORS® and their clients. Legislation is analyzed by GAR to determine any potential impact on the real estate industry, private property rights and free enterprise. Policy positions are determined by GAR's State and Local Government Affairs Committee. Follow the link below to learn why GARPAC is vital to REALTORS® and why you should invest.
The Legal Helpline was established in 2015 to assist Georgia REALTORS® with their questions on Ethics and Arbitration, License Law, and GAR Contract Forms. Additionally, members may inquire about basic real estate-related legal questions that do not require extensive research. Click here to learn more and access the Legal Helpline.
This scholarship assists persons in the real estate field who are seeking to obtain a related designation such as the GRI (Graduate, REALTOR® Institute), CPM (Certified Property Manager), CAE (Certified Association Executive), CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), CRB (Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager) and the many other designations in real estate related fields. The GAR College Scholarships scholarship is a $1,000 undergraduate college scholarship for students majoring in a real estate or related degree. One new scholarship recipient will be selected for each school year. Once awarded, the scholarship is renewable for up to three times for a maximum of four scholarships.
In addition to numerous local discounts from vendors in and around the Golden Isles, the Georgia REALTORS® provides an extensive list of additional member discounts from state and national corporations.
Disaster Relied Fund
The Georgia Association of REALTORS®’ (GAR) Disaster Relief Fund is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that was established to assist Georgia REALTORS® who have lost their home, their office, their ability to pay for their home, and/or their livelihood through a natural disaster. Since 2008, more than $100,000 has been distributed to REALTORS® across the state who met the criteria for fund disbursement.
Benefits provided by The National Association of REALTORS®
REALTOR® Political Action Committee (RPAC)
The National Association of REALTORS® advocates every day on behalf of the nation's 1.3 million REALTORS® and 75 million property owners. NAR is widely considered one of the most effective advocacy organizations in the country. NAR works for you by advocating for federal, state, and local policy initiatives that strengthen the ability of Americans to own, buy, and sell real property.
The REALTOR® Party is a powerful alliance of REALTORS® and REALTOR® Associations working to advance public policies and candidates that build strong communities, protect property interests and promote a vibrant business environment.
REALTOR® Property Resources (NAR RPR®)
NAR provides an interactive data and marketing benefit that allows you to search for properties all over the country (including the Golden Isles), run comparable analyses, and create clear and concise reports for your clients, and all of this made available to you at no additional cost. Follow the link below and create your account today.
zipLogix Transaction Management
NAR is providing a valuable member benefit to REALTORS® nationwide and has chosen zipLogix™ as the official real estate forms software provider to deliver this comprehensive transaction platform. The benefit includes transaction management system, unlimited document storage, and much more. Click the link below to learn more and register your account.
REALTOR® Benefit Program
Designed with you in mind, the REALTOR Benefits® Program is your official member benefits resource, bringing you savings and unique offers on products and services just for REALTORS®.