The Atlanta Board of REALTORS® has a very long and rich history in our city and state, as well as on a national level within the REALTOR® organization. Our association was first founded in 1910 and over the last 106 years we have played a significant role in the business and civic community in Atlanta and Georgia. Leaders before us came together to establish the Georgia Real Estate Commission, our own School - the Georgia Institute of Real Estate - and the most significant restructuring in 1993 into two separate organizations - residential and commercial. We have served as the model for the country with our structure of multi Board management and today once again, I am proud to announce that another historic decision has taken place.
In order for our members to identify their membership with a stronger brand, an easier name, to be consistent with the Georgia Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®, our leadership team spent a great amount of time considering a name change. After much consideration and unanimous approval by our Board of Directors, we submitted a name change application to NAR. We have now officially received approval from NAR for the requested name change to Atlanta REALTORS® Association and for the dba Atlanta REALTORS®.
With any major name change, this will take some time to implement in all areas of our organization, therefore we still have approval to continue with the Atlanta Board of REALTORS® as a dba as well. The volunteers serving on the Communications & PR Committee have met to identify all of the changes that are needed to fully transition to utilizing Atlanta REALTORS® throughout all of our promotion and documentation. This is a historic moment for the Atlanta REALTORS® and is a direct result of the great leadership we have within our organization.
Please let us know if you have any questions or if we may be of assistance throughout this transition. Our Leadership Team has been focused on all areas of your organization and this is a very significant year for many new positive changes. Many thanks for your membership involvement in the best REALTOR ®association in the country!