REALTOR® Member Benefits
Your GGAR membership automatically extends to the South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). The combined power of these organizations provides a focal point for you to locate products, services, information and many other tools to aid your business. The National Association of REALTORS®, The Voice for Real Estate®, is the world's largest professional association. The term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.
Those individuals who hold REALTOR® membership are entitled to use the REALTOR® logo in connection with their real estate business.
Professional Standards Training
GGAR offers Professional Standards training to educate members on the REALTOR® Code of Ethics, a strict behavioral code for members of the National Association of REALTORS®.
Ethics, Arbitration, and Mediation
Ethics and arbitration hearings are held locally before the Professional Standards hearing panel. On site mediation of commission disputes is also available.
Conveniently located in the GGAR office, members can purchase books and other real estate related items and promotional materials at discounted prices.
Education and Training
Regularly scheduled continuing education classes for license renewal are available on-site as well as online with discounted prices for GGAR Members. Designation courses, specialized training classes, and free seminars are also offered. New Member Orientation and MLS Orientations are held regularly.
Information and Communications
GGAR Weekly Update is published and emailed to membership each week and is available online at ggar.com. The Weekly Update will keep you informed of classes, events and up to date news from GGAR, SCR and NAR to keep members informed.
A full-time professional staff is available for the Association and the MLS. A conference room and training room are available for member use.
Courthouse Retrieval System
CRS is a web-based application that provides property data for 11 Upstate Counties. PowerTools are tailored searches, property tax record information, sales and mortgage histories, warranty & trust deeds, interactive parcel maps, aerial photos, flood maps, subdivision statistics, census demographics, mapped directions, white pages links, and much more
zipForm® is the enhanced version of the industry’s leading real estate forms software. This easy-to-use software is designed to increase the real estate professional’s productivity and help complete contracts more efficiently all while reducing risk. Members have free access to GGAR and SCR form libraries, zipForm Plus online, zipForm Mobile, and zipVault.
GGAR holds bi-monthly Broker Update meetings, quarterly membership luncheons, quarterly REALTOR® networking socials, an annual Lobs, Links, and Lanes event, and the annual RPAC Fundraiser. For Commercial members, GGAR offers bi-monthly Commercial Property Share luncheons, annual Market Forecast, Golf and Sporting Clay Tournaments, seminars of interest, as well as commercial continuing education classes.
GGAR actively participates in legislative advocacy. A full-time Governmental Affairs Director is on staff to keep members informed on local issues and to represent members at local meetings. Through RPAC, members have a stronger voice on legislation that affects the real estate industry at the local, state and national levels. The GGAR RPAC/Legislative committee is instrumental in this process. Members have an opportunity to contribute to RPAC and meet with legislators at RPAC sponsored functions such as Legislative breakfasts, receptions, and the annual GGAR RPAC Fundraiser.
GGAR feels very strongly about “giving back” to the community. GGAR works in conjunction with the Greenville County public school system to provide Christmas gifts to needy children through the “Care and Share” program. Since 1996, GGAR has presented scholarships to area high school seniors from the proceeds from the Lobs, Links and Lanes charity event. After much discussion between the Community Service Committee and the general membership, 2012 was the last year these scholarships were presented. The Lobs, Links and Lanes charity event will continue to be held and the proceeds will benefit two local existing charities: The Frazee Dream Center and ReWiGo Ministries. Revitalization Awards are also presented annually to members of the community who have revitalized a property that acted as a catalyst to improve the community.
Leveraging massive data resources and complex analytics, FOREWARN provides instant knowledge, prior to a face-to-face engagement with a consumer, to help professionals better understand and address risk.
- Using only the incoming phone number, FOREWARN can positively identify over 80% of prospective buyers.
- Identify if your prospect has a criminal history.
- Verify current property and vehicle ownership.
- Verify financial risks (bankruptcies/liens).
- Verify additional phone numbers and full address history.
- Agents can properly and safely plan for showings with a higher level of confidence.
Through integration with the Greenville MLS, Homesnap Pro empowers you with mobile access to real-time, comprehensive, agent-only MLS data including price history, showing instructions, commission splits, property summary, recent sales, comps, school districts and property lines.
GGAR Lifestyle Medical Discount Program
Your family’s health is a priority. What if you could spend less on healthcare without compromising on quality medical advice? Now you can. Check out the following benefits package designed to reduce your out-of-pocket medical expenses. This member benefit discount card is designed to not only save you time and money but also to help you navigate the complex healthcare and insurance systems.
Top NAR Member Benefits
REALTOR® Magazine, REALTOR.org, Houselogic.com and REALTORS® Property Resource™
Public Awareness Campaign
REALTOR® Federal Credit Union
REALOR® Benefits Program
Top SCR and GGAR Member Benefits
GGAR/SCR downloadable forms
Monthly Research Reports
Mediation Services and Professional Standards Assistance
Discounts and Benefits from SCR Partners