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Greater Metropolitan Association of REALTORS®

Member Benefits

At GMAR, all of our members receive premier services. Your basic investment in GMAR provides more opportunities to thrive in our profession than any other investment you will make.

Mentoring, professional level programming, partnering, advocacy, products, camaraderie and more – GMAR offers it all, and at a price that is more than competitive.

You will be surprised where your dues investment can take you.

  • GMAR ToolShop™
  • Professional Standards Services
  • Arbitration Services
  • Services for commercial professionals
  • MemberMax™
  • EduPass™ Option
  • Womens' Council of REALTORS®

Scholarships

GMAR cares about the education of our members and their children. We offer scholarships to our members and children of members up to $1,000 dollars each to be used towards their continued higher education. Learn More & Apply »

Partnered Businesses

RealSatisfied
GMAR members receive unlimited free use of this powerful surveying platform, with up to 3 testimonials.

RealSatisfied makes listening to your customers simple and straightforward. And they make collecting and syndicating client testimonials, collected based on your customer's experiences with you, easy. They provide an automated approach of gathering complex feedback through simple online surveys. For example, you close on a house, RealSatisfied detects this closing through the MLS and sends your agents an email asking if they would like to send the client a survey and to provide the client's contact info. Client's receive the survey and fill it out and the agent gets comprehensive data on the client's experience with you as a REALTOR®. The data is easily viewable through an online agent dashboard and is displayed publicly via an agent profile page that acts as third-party validation of their customer satisfaction performance and the testimonials received. Also, the agent is always in control of what is presented to the public.

In order for members to begin using this service Realcomp requires that that the broker authorize agents' listing information be released to RealSatisfied. This information will only be used to allow for the automation of services, such as auto-emails to agents prompting them to send surveys to clients who've recently closed on a property. Only the property address, MLS ID, closing date, agent name and email will be shared with RealSatisfied. Broker Form and FAQ »

Office Depot
Giving members discounts as steep as 45% off on over 500 different items!
Click here to download a current listing of discounted items.

MEMBERS can create an online shoppers account to shop online or download and print out the store purchasing card to use at the nearest Office Depot. (login and click the link on the right sidebar)

BROKERS can create an office account to receive business discounts tailored to your office's needs. (login and click the link on the right sidebar)

Affiliation with the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and its Code of Ethics

As a member of NAR, you are allowed to use the "REALTOR®" mark, which is your way of letting prospective clients know you strive for a higher level of professionalism.

For a full listing of NAR benefits, such as insurance, travel & automotive discounts, transaction management, risk management, education tools and a whole lot more, visit: http://www.realtor.org/member-benefits/value-of-membership »

Affiliation with the Michigan Association of REALTORS® (MAR) and its Resources

As a member of MAR, you have a host of discounts and resources at your disposal, such as:
Brown & Brown Insurance - Health/Life Insurance
Art Van Home Rewards Progam
Comcast Business Class
Frankenmuth Insurance - Home and Auto-owners Insurance
Pearl Insurance - Errors & Omissions Insurance
REALTOR.org - Store Member Discount
Real Estate Forms UPS Discounted Shipping

For more information, visit:http://www.mirealtors.com/Business-Tools/Member-Benefits »

A gateway to the Region's largest Multiple Listing Service (MLS)

The real estate industry's MLS is one of the most highly regarded business-to-business computer networks ever developed.

Political Advocacy that Never Rests

On issues ranging from banks in real estate to the Small Business Tax replacement, you have representatives fighting for you every step of the way. Thanks to this REALTOR® network, elected officials at the local, state and national level understand and appreciate the vital role REALTORS® play in the health of our nation's economy. GMAR's Legislative events regularly attracts many of the region's most notable officials, and its annual political candidate interview process identifies and supports those officials who support the industry.

A Place to Turn for Professional Support

Members can call the Legal Hotline (800-522-2820) and speak to a qualified attorney five days a week, receive professional standards help at GMAR's office, take part in grievance hearings to address a variety of matters and receive discounted errors and omissions insurance. It's as close as you can get to having your own personal legal staff without spending big bucks to do it.

Access to the Education You Need

Nationally recognized as a leading provider in real estate education, GMAR has the courses you need to be achieve the next level of success in your business.  Offering a variety of designation and certification courses throughout the year, including (SRES, SFR, ABR, GREEN, SRS, MRP, PSA, AHWD, RSPS, RENE, and ePRO), Greg McClelland's Legal Update, offered twice a year, provides important legal information to members. Plus GMAR offers all of the continuing education courses members need to fulfill their state-mandated requirements. Looking for more? Then check out the online courses available through GMAR, as well. On the education front, GMAR has you covered.

A Full-Featured Communications Portfolio

GMAR's monthly Metropolitan REALTOR® publication covers Association and industry news and events with exclusive stories, columns and full-color event photos. Metropolitan REALTOR® is also the only place you'll find exhaustive sales statistics and commentary. The weekly e-mail newsletter REALTOR® Update keeps members up-to-date with late-breaking news and Association event information. And GMAR Online offers not only news and event coverage, but also convenient class registration capabilities, a member roster, full-service store and more. Members are also automatically subscribed to REALTOR® Magazine and Michigan REALTOR® magazine.

Community Outreach

GMAR feels strongly about its community, a passion reflected in the many charities it has supported, including the REALTORS® Association Scholarship Fund, Habitat for Humanity, HOMES Coalition, Toys for Tots and Rochester Area Neighborhood House. The Association also bolsters fair housing efforts through its Equal Housing Opportunity Committee, Living with Diversity program (partnering with the YMCA of Southeast Michigan) and support for the Southeast Michigan Coalition of REALTORS® for Fair Housing.

Continuing Media Relations Efforts

REALTORS® received positive press for The Big Open House, a unique open house concept developed in an effort to get people excited about the local real estate market. GMAR is continually working with local media outlets to highlight the importance of keeping REALTORS® in the center of the real estate transaction. In a challenging market, the Association brushes aside the negativity to underscore the good news out there, too.

A Host of Additional Benefits

Need a lockbox? Stop by our conveniently located REALTOR® ToolShop™ in Southfield. Want to hold a meeting outside of the office? GMAR has meeting space available. We're always working on more for you.

Behind every successful professional is an able and dedicated support staff. GMAR is proud to be a part of your support staff and we look forward to an exciting future together.

Member Benefits