What is included in my membership?
Annual membership includes access to 18 hours of Free CE, Fun & Charitable Networking Opportunities, 10 Free Education Seminars, REALTOR® Member Discounts & Insurance Products, GAR's Free Legal Email Helpline, and GAR Contracts! Additional benefits and resources are available at: www.atlantarealtors.com/benefits.
What is the annual cost for membership?
Annual membership for primary REALTOR® members is $465. The amount retained locally by ARA is $170, while $100 is remitted to GAR, and $195 is remitted to NAR.
Annual membership for primary Affiliate members is $400. The amount retained locally by ARA is $300, while $100 is remitted to GAR. (Affiliate members do not have a membership with the National Association of REALTORS®)
Did the renewal amount change?
Yes, the cost of annual membership has changed for 2023.
For REALTOR® type members the local (ARA) portion has increased by $3, the state (GAR) portion has increased by $2, and the national (NAR) consumer advertising campaign fee has increased by $10. In total, the annual membership renewal has increased by $15 for all primary REALTOR® members for 2023.
For Affiliate type members the local (ARA) portion has decreased by $2 and the state (GAR) portion has increased by $2. In total, the annual membership renewal has not changed for Affiliate members for 2023.
Is a Payment Plan available?
If you are a REALTOR® or Affiliate member and your primary membership is held with the Atlanta REALTORS® Association, you will have a Payment Plan option when making your payment online. In addition to the renewal amount, an administration fee of $40 will be added if you choose to participate in the Payment Plan. Four equal installments will be applied to your credit card: first, on the day you enroll; second, on October 1st; third, on November 1st; and fourth, on December 1st. The Order Summary screen will reflect the full amount of the membership cost until the final installment is completed.
Note: Payment plan option is only available online and payments will be processed automatically with the credit card information provided. This payment plan is available only to renewing members. You must renew online and submit your first installment by September 30th in order to take advantage of this payment plan.
By signing up for the payment plan online, I give authorization to the Atlanta REALTORS® Association to charge my credit/debit card account for my 2023 membership renewal on the specified installment dates. I understand that all payments are non-refundable. I also understand that if my membership dues are not paid in full by December 1, 2022 I will incur a $100 late fee and my membership benefits will be discontinued.
What if I miss the renewal deadline?
ARA's payment plan option is no longer available on or after October 1st.
For members who have not renewed in full by November 1st, the renewal amount will increase by $50.
For members who have not renewed in full by December 1st, the renewal amount will increase another $50 and your membership benefits will be discontinued.
For members participating in a Payment Plan, the renewal amount will not increase if paid in full by December 1st. After December 1st, a $100 increase will be applied and your membership benefits will be discontinued.
How may I obtain my Username or Password?
From the login screen, you may recover or reset your password. If you do not know your username or password, you may request that it be emailed to you from the login screen. Click here to visit the Member Portal.
How do I print an invoice?
Log in to your Member Portal and click on the "My Orders" tab. Click on the order name which is in blue. This link brings you to an Orders Details page. Use the "Print" button on the bottom of the page to download a pdf. If your order has been paid, then these steps provide a receipt.
What is an RPAC Investment?
RPAC is your best investment in real estate! The REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) is the nation's largest, most successful, and most bipartisan political action committee. Your voluntary investment is used to improve your bottom line in several ways: Through issues mobilization, political advocacy, and by directly supporting candidates at the local, state, and federal levels of government who champion the ideals and principles of REALTORS®. To learn more about the REALTOR® Political Action Committee and its initiatives, please visit atlantarealtors.com/rpac or www.realtorparty.realtor.
Is an RPAC Investment included in my renewal?
A fair share RPAC Investment is included on each member's renewal to help reach the Association's annual REALTOR® Party fundraising goals, but your participation is voluntary. If renewing online, after you select "pay dues" and before you enter your credit card information, you will see a blue edit link next to the RPAC investment on the order summary. If you click on the edit button you'll be taken to a page that will allow you to adjust your investment to any amount you'd feel comfortable contributing or to opt out from investing at this time.
Am I required to invest in RPAC?
Your renewal invoice online includes a voluntary RPAC investment which is strongly encouraged but is ultimately voluntary. You may invest any amount you feel comfortable with or opt-out. Please note that RPAC saves the typical REALTOR® approximately $25,000 each year and, without RPAC, you would be paying significantly more in operating costs annually. The RPAC flyer explains your benefits in more detail.
As you go through the prompts to pay online, you have the ability to modify and/or remove the RPAC amount (you'll see an "edit" option next to the RPAC amount) just before you input your credit card information.
What payment methods are accepted?
You may pay by check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.
Is my credit card charged immediately?
Yes, the charge is completed during the renewal transaction, allow several minutes for the balance to clear from your portal view. If you have incorrectly entered the number or expiration date, or if there is another problem with the card, you will be unable to complete the transaction.
What if I wish to pay by check?
Please make your check payable to:
Atlanta REALTORS® Association.
Submit payment to the Association Office at:
5784 Lake Forrest Dr., Atlanta, GA 30328
Please include a copy of your invoice (details above) and/or include your real estate license # on the check.
I am a Broker. How may I view who in my office still needs to renew?
Designated REALTORS® may now manage their office and agents' membership online.
Click here for more information.