Your Local Membership Benefits
We stay on top of the issues affecting the real estate industry and the rights of property owners. Our staff and Legislative Affairs committee works closely with local, state and national leaders to make sure new and existing laws and ordinances don't adversely affect your business or private property rights. Throughout the year, we host a series of legislative forums to keep our members informed on the important real estate trends and issues facing our industry on a local, state and national level. Through our "Get Active" program, members are able to communicate with their elected officials and stay abreast of issues.
The Athens Area Association of REALTORS® takes an active role in supporting the local
communities. Our members participate actively in volunteer programs and events throughout
the communities where we live and work. The PR Committee focuses their programs and events to benefit local charities and/or to perform community service. Each year AAAR tries to make a difference by donating time and financial support.
Education & Professional Development
The Athens Area Association of REALTORS® Real Estate School offers real estate professionals a full curriculum for real estate licensing, continuing education, and professional designation programs in state of the art classroom training facilities. Whether you are just starting a real estate career or are a seasoned professional in need of continuing education, AAAR has much to offer! Members receive a discount on the cost of educational courses.
Enforcement of the REALTOR® Code of Ethics is a service offered to ensure the integrity of your fellow REALTORS® and a positive experience for your customers and clients. Additionally, AAAR conducts mediation and arbitration services to assist in resolving alleged ethics complaints and monetary disputes. AAAR offers annual educational courses in order for members to meet the NAR quadrennial training on the REALTOR® Code of Ethics.
MLS & Lockbox Services
The Athens Area Association of REALTORS® owns a Multiple Listing Service. Members have the option of joining this service to be connected to other MLS Members. In addition, AAAR maintains a Lockbox system as an optional service. Participants are supplied with a lockbox inventory and key.
The Association provides many networking opportunities for members! Members can participate in activities such as General Membership meetings, holiday parties, a banquet and many other social events. One of the best benefits of being a member is having the opportunity to get to know your fellow REALTORS®.
Each year, the Association recognizes members by presenting awards. In addition, the Association works hard to publishes the names of those involved and/or attending events and meetings.
AAAR offers many sponsorship opportunities to members in order to help build and enhance your business while improving REALTOR® programs and events.