Membership FAQs

What are the annual membership fees?

The membership fees are paid on an annual basis and are due on January 1st of each year. Applications received later than January 31st are calculated on a monthly pro-rated basis. All new members joining the Board, will need to pay the prorated amount of your membership fees and an application fee. The Atlanta Commercial Board, GAR and NAR's fiscal cycle runs on a calendar year, January 1 - December 31. View the membership fees.

I see that the dues are pro-rated monthly, but there is only a week or so left in the month. Do I still have to pay dues for that month or may I simply submit the pro-rated payment for the next month’s dues?

We do not pro-rate daily or weekly. Therefore, you MUST submit the pro-rated dues for the month in which you join. We are unable to “hold” onto applications until the next month.

What is Orientation?

Click here to learn more about Orientation.

If my broker is not a member of the Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS® (ACBR), may I still join?

Agents must hold their primary membership in a REALTOR® association where the company’s principal or managing broker holds membership. Once an agent holds primary membership in a REALTOR® association, they may then join any other REALTOR® association as a secondary member regardless of whether their principal or managing broker is a member or not.

If my broker is not a member of any Board of REALTORS®, may I still join?

The company’s principal broker must hold membership in the Board prior to any other agent joining.

If I hold my primary membership in another local REALTOR® association, may I join ACBR even though my broker is not a member of ACBR?

Yes, as long as you hold primary membership with a Board of REALTORS® where your principal or managing broker is a member, then you may also join any other local Board as a secondary member without your broker also having to join that secondary Board.

What does primary membership mean?

Primary membership is an expression which means that you will be paying National dues to an out of state or in-state REALTOR® Association.

What does secondary membership mean?

Secondary membership means that you are already paying your national and state dues with another local REALTOR® association, however if an in-state REALTOR® joins the Atlanta REALTORS® Association association he/she is only required to pay local dues to us for secondary membership. If an out-of-state REALTOR® joins the Association he/she is required to pay state and local dues for secondary membership.

Does a secondary member receive fewer benefits than a primary member?

No, secondary members receive the same benefits as a primary member.

What is a REALTOR Emeritus?

A member who has held REALTOR® membership for a cumulative period of forty (40) years and has completed one (1) year of service at the National Association level would be eligible for REALTOR® Emeritus status. Upon approval by the Board of Directors of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, no further payment of dues is necessary to the Atlanta Commercial Board, Georgia Association or the National Association. REALTOR® Emeritus members are also no longer required to complete Code of Ethics training. For more information, please visit the Membership Types & Fees webpage.

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