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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.

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®. To view a copy of the NAR® Code of Ethics in its entirety, visit www.REALTOR.org/Code-of-Ethics.

Do I have to attend 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. Code of Ethics training is a vital component to completing your REALTOR® education and orientation and is required by NAR to be completed every four years. Currently, NAR is in the Fourth Quadrennial of Code of Ethics Training beginning on January 1st, 2013 until December 31st, 2016.

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.

I am a Primary applicant. 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®.

I am a Secondary In-State applicant.  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.

I am a Secondary Out-of-State Applicant. 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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