Greater Augusta Association of REALTORS®
1214 Roy Road
Augusta , GA 30909
Office: (706) 736-0429
The Greater Augusta Association of REALTORS (GAAR) is a professional organization comprised of real estate professionals and individuals/businesses who have a related interest in the real estate industry. Members who hold the REALTOR title are licensed real estate professionals who abide by a Code of Ethics. The word REALTOR is a registered trademark only used by members of a local, state and national association of REALTORS.
History of GAAR:
The original board of REALTORS® consisted only of broker-owners and had only a loosely organized relationship on a state or national level. The national board was dubbed the National Association of Real Estate Boards where the actual members were the boards themselves. Over the years the boards allowed more participation by the salespersons of the members and eventually dubbed them REALTOR® Associates in the mid 1970's. Subsequently, most boards and eventually all boards gave into the all realtor concept which allowed all salespeople equal voice with their brokers in running their local associations. Currently, the members of the Greater Augusta Board of REALTORS® are all members of a strong Georgia Association of REALTORS® and an equally strong National Association of REALTORS®. Augusta has a long tradition of leadership at all levels of the REALTOR® families with numerous Presidents of the Georgia Association of REALTORS® and key positions at the National Association of REALTORS®.
In the 1980's, the board added an additional role by acquiring the Augusta Multiple Listing service to provide a service to its members. This insured a reasonable cost of service and Augusta's REALTORS® would always have the cutting edge technology demanded by its members. The service has recently been expanded to offer the same service to the public in the form of a public web site.
The Greater Augusta Board of REALTORS® still today provides its members with a strong voice to represent private property rights and legislation that promotes the interest of the homeowner. It provides enforcement of a strong code of ethics to promote the professionalism of its members. It provides education to keep its members abreast of the newest techniques and technologies to keep our members in the forefront of the real estate industry. It provides quality multiple listing service to our members and to the public at large.
GAAR Mission: Provide the education, resources, guidance, and advocacy necessary to ensure our members reflect the highest professional and ethical standards within the community while promoting and protecting private property rights and home ownership.
Office Location: 1214 Roy Road, Augusta, GA 30909