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New Member Orientation
Do I need to attend?
As a Primary member of GIAR, you are required to attend New Member Orientation within six (6) months of joining the Association. If you are Secondary member or are transferring from a different Association, having already completed orientation, and can provide proof of completion, you are exempt from attending Orientation. Of course, we strongly encourage all of our incoming members to participate. MLS Only applicants are not required to take New Member Orientation.
When is the next Orientation?
Orientation is held each quarter. There is no fee to attend Orientation, but you must register online in a timely manner.
Can I take Orientation online?
New Member Orientation for the Golden Isles Association of REALTORS® is only offered in a live classroom setting at our state-of-the-art Training Center.
Code of Ethics Training
What is the REALTOR® Code of Ethics?
The Code of Ethics represents a special document that spells out the professional responsibilities a REALTOR® owes his or her client and outlines the expectations a client should have when entering into business with a REALTOR®. Go here to view a copy of the NAR® Code of Ethics in its entirety.
Do I have to attend the Code of Ethics Training?
Every licensed agent in America that calls his or herself a REALTOR® has completed training for and abides by the guidelines described in the NAR® Code of Ethics. Every approved applicant joins our Association as a provisional member until all the requirements of his or her membership are fulfilled, and the Code of Ethics training is a vital component to completing your REALTOR® education and orientation.
WHEN IS THE NEXT Code of Ethics offered in-class?
Code of Ethics is held each quarter following each New Member Orientation. Visit our Education Calendar for instructor and pricing details, and remember to register online in a timely manner.
Can I take Code of Ethics Online?
There are several online options to complete your Code of Ethics training. Visit our Online Education Resource for competitively-priced offerings from our partner schools, OnCourse Learning's Career Webschool and RealEstateCE.com. You can also take Code of Ethics training for free through NAR (you will not receive CE credit for the free option but you will satisfy the membership requirement).
If you take Code of Ethics online through one of our online partner portals, you must email us with proof of completion in order to completely satisfy the membership requirement.
REALTOR® Dues Information
Do I have to pay dues?
Each REALTOR® Applicant, as a requirement of membership, must pay annual dues to the local board or Association he/she plans to join.
What does it mean to be a Primary member?
Since you do not belong to another board or Association and have not paid REALTOR® dues in the past year, you are required to pay local, state, and national dues to the Golden Isles Association of REALTORS®.
What does it mean to be a Secondary In-State Member?
Since you pay local, state, and national dues to another board or Association, and that board exists in Georgia, you are only expected to meet the Golden Isles Association of REALTORS® local dues requirement.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A SECONDARY out-of-STATE MEMBER?
As a Primary member of another board or Association that exists outside of Georgia, you must pay local dues, in addition to state dues, as a requirement of membership to the Georgia REALTORS® state association and the Golden Isles Association of REALTORS® local association.
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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.
BGICOC Chairman | Appraiser at Collins & Associates
I chose to become a REALTORŪ even though I have never held a sales license because I wanted to support our local Association in the best way possible. GIAR continues to be proactive in insuring that we have the best real estate market possible by supporting legislative issues, strong ethics, and the most up to date technologies. We are lucky to have a strong staff and membership.
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 REALTORSŪ 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.