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Greater Metropolitan Association of REALTORS®

FAQs

What is GMAR?

GMAR is your gateway to the regional MLS and a professional Association. In order to call yourself a REALTOR®, you must belong to a local association, as well as the Michigan and National Association of REALTORS®

What do I get for my dues?

Besides being your gateway to multi-listing services, GMAR offers many programs and tools to its members such as our REALTOR® ToolShop™ that carries the essential products and supplies you need for your business. GMAR provides access to robust grievance and professional standards programs that offer Association members a vehicle to economically and professionally expedite ethics complaints and/or arbitration requests. In addition, we offer a monthly payment program that provides members with continuing education including our Legal Update, Code of Ethics training, and 2 Designation/Certification classes.

How do I join GMAR?

Joining GMAR is simple. Complete the application form (directions are on page 1 of the form) include your payment option (Premier Membership or MemberMax™) and either fax, mail or e-mail it to us. Our Fax # is 248-478-3150, our address is 20 Oak Hollow Street, Suite 100, Southfield, MI 48033, or you can e-mail it to Membership@GMARonline.com.

What is MemberMax™?

MemberMax™ is an education package and dues payment plan offered exclusively through GMAR; it offers monthly payments of $52.03 instead of dues payment in one lump sum.

This program includes GMAR, MAR & NAR membership dues, plus the ability to take over $500 worth of educational classes each year.

How long does it take to get put on the MLS?

It normally takes 24-48 hours after we receive the member's application before they have access to the MLS.

How do I get my password for the MLS?

Realcomp will send out a welcome email to the member after they have processed your application, which is sent to Realcomp by GMAR staff. Alternatively, they can call the Realcomp to obtain their login information.

What classes do you require me to take?

GMAR requires new members to take our free Orientation class that is offered monthly at the GMAR headquarters classroom in Southfield.

The MLS also requires members to take a class that needs to be scheduled through them directly.

Where are you located and what are your hours?

Our office is located at 20 Oak Hollow Street, Suite 100, Southfield, MI 48033. Turn west onto Denso between 10 and 11 mile on Telegraph.

We are open Monday - Thursday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm and on Friday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm. The office is closed on Saturday and Sunday.

What is the process for transferring an agent to another office within the board?

We need confirmation from both the office the agent is transferring to, and also confirmation from the office that an agent is leaving before we can complete the transfer.

Download the PDF of the Transfer / Office & Personnel Change Form and use it for either situation. You can also e-mail, fax or mail the information on your letterhead.

If an agent was previously a member, and wants to reinstate his membership, what is the process?

If it has been over a year since an agent has been a member and is not transferring from another board, the agent would have to fill out an application and join as a new member. If it is less than a year, there is a $75.00 reinstatement fee and any unpaid dues are owed. We would also need confirmation from the office that they are an agent in their office.

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