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At GMAR, our members receive premier services. Your basic investment in GMAR provides more opportunities to thrive in our profession than any other investment you will make.

Mentoring, professional-level programming, education, advocacy, merchandise, a networking community, camaraderie, and more – GMAR is here to help you and your business grow.

You will be surprised where your dues investment can take you.

  • GMAR member Dues for local, state & national association membership are paid in one lump sum. The initial payment amount is prorated if joining after the payment of the annual dues deadline. 

    Renewal for this plan is October 1st annually. Payments can be made online by logging into your member account. Premier dues invoices are sent to the Broker to distribute to their Agents (not sent to Agents directly).

    • Premier Membership: Renewing members pay only $528/year for GMAR local ($150), MR state ($193), NAR national ($185) dues.

     

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  • Access to the Education You Need

    Nationally recognized as a leading provider in real estate education, GMAR has the courses you need to achieve the next level of success in your business, Offering a variety of Designations and Certifications, as well as required courses, such as the Code of Ethics and Continuing Education – plus everything in between! Looking for more? Then check out the online courses available through GMAR, as well. On the education front, GMAR has you covered.

  • Dell

    NAR members receive exclusive member discounts on select Dell products from Dell’s Consumer and Small Business lines, including Notebooks, laptops, desktops, servers, electronics, accessories, and more.

  • Lenovo

    Take advantage of exceptional everyday deals up to 35% off on select computing technologies, including Lenovo's award-winning ThinkPad® notebooks; highly acclaimed Yoga convertible laptops; Smart Displays, accessories, and more.

  • Sprint

    Sprint understands how vital mobile technology is for the business of real estate professionals and has designed a benefit offering specifically designed to meet the needs of NAR members who are using phones heavily for both professional and personal use, throughout the working day.  Sign up for a Sprint business account and unlock the full range of special member pricing and benefits.

    Regardless of how you sign-up, your savings can be maximized by stacking your REALTOR Benefits® discounts on top of Sprint's national special offers.

  • Be sure to check out our monthly digital Magazine for lots of great information, tips, and other industry-specific information.  If you do not want to wait each month – we send out various email communications throughout the year with up-to-date news and other important information as well! 

    Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn! Stay up to date on all things GMAR by subscribing to our Newsletter.

  • GMAR Exclusive Scholarships

    Each year, GMAR awards $25,000 in scholarships to members looking to further their career with specialized education and our member's children graduating and committed to attending a Michigan college, university, or trade school.

    Scholarships are awarded to recipients as reimbursements ranging from $100 to $1,000 per year.

    Applications are open in May.

  • Realtor member Scholarships

    Scholarship Requirements

    • Minimum one year’s experience within the real estate industry
    • Must be Greater Metropolitan Association of REALTORS® member in good standing
    • Must have the recommendation of the managing broker, a Greater Metropolitan Association of REALTORS® member
    • Classes, designation, or certifications must be completed within 1 year of receiving a scholarship
    • Payment is reimbursed with successful attainment of the Designation or Certification

    Acceptable Scholarship Designations & Certifications

    • CCIM - Certified Commercial Investment Member
    • CIPS - Certified International Property Specialist
    • CRB - Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager
    • CRE - The Counselors of Real Estate
    • CRS - Certified Residential Specialist
    • GRI - Graduate, REALTOR Institute
    • PMN - Performance Management Network
    • SIOR - Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS®
    • Real Estate Broker License Courses (90 hours)
    • Dale Carnegie Courses
  • Higher Education Scholarships
    GMAR Scholarship Awardees 2020

    The Higher Education Scholarship is available to graduating high school senior children of GMAR REALTOR® members looking to attend a Michigan school for all career choices. The purpose of this fund is to encourage local high school seniors to continue their formal education at Michigan colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher learning.

    Scholarships are awarded to recipients ranging from $100 to $1,000.

    Applications are open in May.

    Scholarship Requirements

    • Must be a graduating high school senior of an active GMAR REALTOR® member who is in good standing.
    • Must attend a school of higher learning in the state of Michigan.
    • Must submit high school transcripts and SAT scores.
  • GMAR ToolShop™

    With over 1,000 products to choose from you will be sure to find what you need to increase your exposure and sell your brand.  All members receive discount pricing in the ToolShop™!  Online shopping available, or stop by during normal business hours to browse.

  • Amarki
    GMAR Amarki Marketing Tool

    Free up your time to sell more homes by marketing smarter, not harder. Get more activity from your audience by posting to social media, create custom-branded emails, schedule automated messaging, and more – all created in Amarki in under 60 seconds.

    Some of Amarki's features include:

    • Email Marketing
    • Text Message Marketing
    • Social Media Posting (Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn)
    • Google Ads (Display and Search)
    • Geotargeted Marketing
    • PDF Downloads
    • and more......

    GMAR members can try Amarki RISK-FREE or receive a 35% discount off posted rates. 

  • (dot)Realtor / (dot)Realestate NAR Domain
    GMAR NAR Realtor Domain Benefit

    We want to make sure you have the tools necessary to capture and captivate clients, build your book, and set yourself up for success. That's why we have reserved your *FREE .realtor™ domain for you!

    Get inspired. See how other REALTORS® are upping their professional game and dominating their domains with .realtor™. 

    *Free for the first year, realtor™ only, one per member.

  • Adwerx

    Adwerx is a simple and effective platform designed to boost your digital marketing strategy by building awareness of your real estate business, winning more referrals, and promoting your listings to a group of targeted homebuyers online.

  • Realtors® Property Resource
    RPR Launch

    Realtors Property Resource® (RPR), one of the most innovative benefits included in the membership, offers on-the-go access to the most powerful data platform available exclusively to Realtors®. RPR’s database is the largest and most far-reaching real estate platform of its kind, with data sets ranging from tax and mortgage history to listings, sales, valuations, demographics, and school information. As a powerful marketing tool, RPR allows Realtors® to create custom-branded, client-friendly reports that can be printed, emailed, or texted...anytime, anywhere.

    Realtors Property Resource® (RPR) is a member benefit of the National Association of Realtors® built exclusively for Realtors® and offered at no additional cost to members. Available to Realtors® across the country, RPR has tools for residential and commercial practitioners, brokers, and appraisers. The Michigan Realtors® endorses RPR as a valuable member tool that helps.

  • More Choices. Better Resources. Smarter Value.

    GMAR Member Benefits

    GMAR makes it easy to be successful. Two exclusive options for our members:
     

    1. Premier – You pay one lump sum for your local, state, national dues, which is prorated monthly after the annual dues deadline. You may add EduPass™ to this option - over $500 worth of education, 2 designation courses, and other benefits for just $129.95/year, Premier ($528) + Edu-Pass™ ($129.95). Only available at GMAR. Members may take designation certification classes immediately.
       
    2. MemberMax™ – Get over $500 in tailor-made education, 2 powerful designation courses like ABR, SFR, SRES, GREEN, MRP, SRS, ePRO, RENE, CRS, GRI, RSPS, or PSA, in an easy to budget $54.83/month. Membership on your terms. Only available at GMAR. New members must wait 6 months to take designation certification classes. Class renewals are based on the individual membership year, not the calendar year.
      • Valid only for courses hosted by GMAR Virtually or at the GMAR office in Southfield, unless otherwise advertised.
  • Membermax™ & EduPass™

    GMAR is the only local association in Michigan that provides an educational add-on to your membership option. Members who elect MemberMax™ or EduPass™ can choose from various courses as part of your membership plan, including Designations/Certifications, Code of Ethics, Continuing Education, and much more.

    More value, flexible pricing, and a killer education bundle everyone can afford. Choose to be a #GreaterRealtor. 
     

  • On issues ranging from banks in real estate to private property rights – you have representatives fighting for you every step of the way.  Thanks to our Realtor® network, elected officials at local, state, and national levels understand and appreciate the role Realtors play in the health of our nation’s economy.  Be sure to support your industry and help to protect these rights by investing in RPAC – the Realtor® Political Action Committee

  • FedEx

    NAR Members save on select services for both personal and business use including up to 26% on FedEx Express®, up to 12% on select FedEx Ground® services, and up to 20% on select FedEx international services. The savings don’t end there! FedEx also offers the My FedEx Rewards program – simply connect your FedEx account to My FedEx Rewards so you can earn gift cards for your favorite restaurants, retailers, and brand-name products.*

  • Office Depot

    GMAR members can receive discounts as steep as 55% off on over 500 different items. 

    MEMBERS can create an online shoppers account to shop online or download and print out the store purchasing card to use at the nearest Office Depot. 

    BROKERS can create an office account to receive business discounts tailored to your office's needs. 

  • UPS

    You can save big every day with UPS, with up to 28% discount on shipping!

  • Aflac Insurance

    The following Aflac insurance plans are now available to active GMAR members: Coverage for Accident, Hospital, Cancer, Critical Illness, and Life Insurance. For more information about applying, plan benefits, limitations, and exclusions, contact your Aflac insurance agent:
    Scott Davidson | 313-720-9540 | 
    aj_benefits_inc@us.aflac.com

  • Discount Prescription Drug Card

    NAR is pleased to provide to members a free pharmacy program designed to help lower the cost of some prescription drugs: Drug Card America. This free benefit is provided by SASid, the same trusted REALTOR Benefits® Partner who manages REALTORS® Insurance Marketplace.

    This discount prescription drug card may be used at over 62,000 pharmacies nationwide, including most major chains, such as CVS, Walmart, Walgreens, Target, Rite Aid, Kmart, and more. This program provides savings of up to 60% on select generic prescriptions and up to 15% on select name-brand prescriptions. It’s easy to participate: no age limit, no income requirement, no waiting period, no pre-existing condition restrictions, and the card is immediately available for use upon sign-up.

  • Flexible Term Health Insurance

    Flexible Term Health plans (also referred to as Short Term) are major medical plans with a limited coverage period (30 days up to 364 days in a calendar year). 

  • Liberty Mutual Insurance

    Liberty Mutual is NAR’s exclusive auto, home, and renters insurance provider, offering quality coverage, expert advice, and special discounted savings of up to 10% for NAR members.

  • Realtors® Dental Insurance

    REALTORS® Dental Insurance is designed exclusively for members of the National Association of REALTORS® and their families.

    What: There are three plans to choose from (Platinum, Gold, and Value) with 100% preventive dental benefits when using in-network providers.

  • Realtors® Insurance Marketplace

    REALTORS® Insurance Marketplace is an exclusive ‘one-stop’ insurance shopping site. It provides NAR members with a roster of health and wellness insurance plans and products. All plans are from top-rated carriers. Within the Marketplace, NAR members can obtain quotes, compare plans, and purchase directly online.

  • Realtors® Vision Insurance

    Designed exclusively for members of the National Association of REALTORS® and their families.

    What: There are two guarantee issue group plans from which to choose: a PPO option and a non-PPO option. Both provide great, competitive rates and include annual eye exam benefits and savings on frames, lenses, and contact lenses. Rates are priced for Member Only, Member & Spouse, Member & Children, or Member & Family.

  • GMAR Placemaking Map

    Placemaking is a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design, and management of public spaces. Placemaking capitalizes on a local community's assets, inspiration, and potential, intending to create public spaces that promote people's health, happiness, and well-being.

    The GMAR Placemaking Grant is available to communities and GMAR REALTORS® who work together to make their communities a better place to live, work, and play.

    Applications can be submitted between April 1st, 2021, through April 30th, 2021. Applications received thereafter are subject available to funds.


    All reimbursement requests must be submitted by December 1st.

  • Types of Grants

    Small Improvement Project Grant - $100 - $2,500

    This grant is designed to fund projects that are not necessarily large, but with a little funding and hard work, it can make a place.

    Shifting the Paradigm Project Grant - $2,500 - $5,000

    This grant is a commitment to a total transformation of a neighborhood or community. This grant is designed to make a significant impact in a big way. Projects that obtain additional funding from community partners will be given stronger consideration for a grant award.

  • Grant Criteria & Requirements

    Project Focus: Creates, renews, or revitalizes a public, outdoor space as a destination and gathering place.

    Project Requirements: (1) Part of a strategic, community, or project plan. (2) Involves the participation of GMAR members by way of funding, volunteering, and/or project planning. Grant applications that include GMAR member's inclusion in all three aspects will be given greater consideration. (3) Includes project budget and, if applicable, a design concept/plan. (4) Involves community partners. (5) Is accessible to the whole community and all residents.

  • Grant Application Process
    1. Prepare and submit the online grant application by including photos and a copy of the project’s planning concept or design.
    2. GMAR staff will initially review the application. Additional information could be requested.
    3. The GMAR Placemaking Committee will meet and review all applications submitted, where they will recommend projects to the GMAR Board of Directors for funding.
    4. Upon the board of directors' approval, a GMAR staff member will contact the project manager for permission to begin.
    5. The project manager and GMAR member will be required to submit monthly progress reports on the project's status or be at risk of losing project funding.
    6. Upon project completion, before December 1st, the GMAR member must submit a request for reimbursement on the appropriate form and include receipts, contracts, etc. If reimbursement is not requested by December 1st, applicants must re-submit their application for consideration the following year.
  • Keys to Submitting a Successful Grant Application

    Projects that are partially funded through donations from GMAR members will receive greater consideration.

    GMAR will not provide funding to projects unavailable to the whole community (i.e., public housing project, private property, gated communities).

    Include plans on how you will celebrate your success! We encourage you to host a "ribbon-cutting" ceremony or similar event and invite the community, stakeholders, and media.

    Types of Projects Funded

    • Community Gardens
    • Downtown Streetscaping
    • Pocket Parks
    • Bike Racks
    • Pedestrian Plazas
    • Trails & Paths & Rails to Trails
    • Playgrounds & Play Areas
    • Dog Parks
    • Memorial Site Amenities
    • Alley Activations & Pedestrian Walkways
    • Amenities for Existing Public Space
    • Farmer Markets
    • Night Markets
    • Murals and Public Art
    • Seating
    • Little Free Libraries
  • A Place to turn for Legal Support

    Members can call the Legal Hotline (800)-522-2820 and speak to a qualified attorney five days a week, receive professional standards help at GMAR's office, take part in grievance hearings to address a variety of matters, and receive discounted errors and omissions insurance. It's as close as you can get to having your own personal legal staff without spending big bucks to do it.

  • American Home Shield

    Save $50 off an American Home Shield Home Warranty for NAR Members. The same plan features available to your clients in a real estate transaction are also available to you. This exclusive offer helps protect your personal property from the cost of unexpected, covered system components and appliance failures that typically break down due to normal wear and tear.

  • Cyber Policy Liability Insurance

    Protect your real estate business with a customized and comprehensive cyber liability insurance program created for REALTOR®-owned brokerages. Designed to meet real estate professionals' unique needs, you have access to preparedness tools, premium discounts, and specialized coverage, with support to help quickly restore your business if a cyber attack or fraud occurs. This coverage extends beyond the broker to include clients and is unique to this program.

  • Pearl Insurance

    We understand your industry's ever-changing needs and work diligently with our partner carrier, AXA XL, to offer the latest and most important coverage options for real estate professionals. We are now supplementing our Plus program with essential cyber endorsements. Don’t leave your firm vulnerable to the consequences of cyberattacks. 

  • Victor Errors & Omission Insurance

    Victor Insurance Managers Inc. and the National Association of REALTORS® have partnered under the REALTOR Benefits® Program to provide a first-class errors and omissions (E&O) insurance program to REALTOR® members.

    Several premium credits are available, as allowed by state law, including a credit for being a NAR member, holding select NAR designations, continuing education, use of standard contracts, use of home warranties, risk management programs, etc. Full details are available from Victor. A longevity credit is available for firms that have been insured with Victor for three years, with additional longevity credits available after reaching the five-year mark and ten-year marks.

  • Homesnap

    Homesnap is the real estate industry's national search portal, featuring the same accurate, real-time information that agents use. Millions of people use the same app as their real estate agent - find out why.

  • Realcomp II, LTD MLS Systems

    Realcomp II Ltd. is proud to be Michigan’s largest Multiple Listing Service delivering cutting-edge, real-time MLS data services, support, & training to the real estate industry.

    Realcomp not only collects, maintains, and polices the data used by our REALTOR® subscribers but also provides mechanisms for them to share this high-quality data with "the world easily." This includes syndication to the largest of the third-party real estate portals (i.e., Realtor.com, Zillow.com, Homes.com, and more). The best quality data promoted through these websites usually originates with REALTOR® subscribers and MLS organizations like Realcomp!

  • Avis®

    Save up to 25% off base rates on every rental, plus skip the lines with Avis Preferred™.

  • Budget®

    Save up to 25% off base rates on rentals and still get quality service without big prices.

  • FCA US LLC

    NAR's official automobile manufacturer offers REALTORS® exclusive savings, including a $500 cash allowance, on the purchase or lease of select Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram, or FIAT® models, and the Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio. 

  • Hertz®

    Save up to 25% off base rates at participating locations worldwide. Plus, enjoy premier travel perks by joining Hertz Gold Plus Rewards®.