GAOR is proud to serve you as a REALTOR® member.
Whether you are new to the real estate business or have years of experience, we offer tools and resources to help your business grow. As an active professional in the real estate business, you may choose from one of these member categories we offer.
Salespersons must first affiliate themselves with a Broker. When you join GAOR you automatically become a member of the California Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®. Only those real estate licensees who hold membership in these Associations and who subscribe to our strict Code of Ethics are permitted to use the REALTOR® registered trademark. All three levels of the REALTOR® organization – Local, State and National – are here to help you succeed as a real estate professional.
DESIGNATED REALTOR® – Broker
The Designated REALTOR® (broker of office) is responsible for all of the duties and obligations of licensees associated with that office, including the obligation to arbitrate disputes pursuant to Article 17 of the Code of Ethics and to pay Association dues as established in the Bylaws. The Designated REALTOR® must be a sole proprietor, partner, corporate officer or branch office manager of the firm capable of acting on behalf of the firm’s principal(s) and must meet the other qualifications for REALTOR® membership established in the Bylaws. The Designated REALTOR® must be actively engaged in the real estate profession and maintain a current, valid real estate broker’s license or be licensed or certified by an appropriate State regulatory agency to engage in the appraisal of real property.
AFFILIATE – Professional offering products or services in support of REALTORS®
An affiliate is any individual or company engaged in a business related to the real estate profession, or serving the professional or educational needs of real estate practitioners. This is a wonderful opportunity for networking with our REALTOR® members. As an Affiliate member, you may attend membership meetings, special events, social functions and seminars.