2023 Membership Renewal Info

Deadline: January 1, 2023

Renew Online Now : Payment Plan : FAQ

We want to thank you for your continued membership with the
Greater Rome Board of REALTORS®!

At the end of each membership year, we examine the process of renewing your membership and continue to strive towards making this as easy a process as possible so your feedback is appreciated. Most importantly, please remember that your annual membership should be renewed by January 1st of each year.

Renewal Information

  1. Members will be notified via email of the Renewal options and deadline.
  2. Designated REALTORS® (DR) will receive renewal information to share with their agents and will receive updates regarding who has not yet renewed.
  3. RPAC - please make your Fair Share Investment when you renew.

You may Renew Online now!

You may now view and pay your invoice online. If you do not know your username or password, you may request for it to be emailed to you from the login screen.

You may also mail your renewal to 5784 Lake Forrest Drive, Atlanta, GA 30328 and make checks payable to the Greater Rome Board of REALTORS®.

Questions about your membership?

Payment Plan Available

If you are a REALTOR® member and your primary membership is held with the Greater Rome Board of REALTORS®. You will have a Payment Plan option when making payment online. Two equal installments will be applied to your credit card: first, on the day you enroll; then again on January 1st. The Order Summary screen will still reflect the full amount of the membership.

Please note this plan is available only online and payments will be processed automatically to the credit card information you provide. The payment plan is only available to renewing members, not new member applicants. Please note that you must renew online by December 31st, 2022 in order to take advantage of the payment plan.

TERMS: By signing up for the payment plan online, I give authorization to the Greater Rome Board of REALTORS® to charge my credit/debit card account for my 2023 membership renewal on the specified installment dates. All payments are non-refundable. I also understand that if my membership dues are not paid in full by January 15, 2023, I will incur a $50 late fee and my membership benefits will be discontinued.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here for information on our Renewal Refund Policy.

When is the Membership Year? 

January 1st thru December 31st of each year.

When is the Membership Renewal deadline?

January 1, 2023

What is is included in my REALTOR® membership?

Annual membership includes access to 12 Hours of Free CE, Free Tech Helpline, Membership Email Listserv, Fun & Charitable Events, Free Membership Luncheons, REALTOR® Member Discounts, Insurance Products, GAR Contracts, and GAR’s Free Legal Email Helpline! Additional benefits and resources are available at: grbor.com/benefits.

What is the annual cost for membership?

Annual membership for primary REALTOR® members are $512. The amount retained locally by GRBOR is $217, while $100 is remitted to GAR and $195 is remitted to NAR.

Annual membership for primary Affiliate members is $317. The  amount retained locally by GRBOR is $217, while $188 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 (GRBOR) portion has increased by $5, 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 $17 for all primary REALTOR® members for 2023.

For Affiliate type members the local (GRBOR) portion has increased by $5, the (GAR) portion has increased by $2. In total, the annual membership renewal has increased by $7 all primary Affiliate members for 2023.

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 grbor.com/rpac or 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 opt-out from investing at this time.

Do I have to invest in RPAC?

Your renewal invoice online includes a voluntary RPAC investment which is strongly encouraged, but is ultimately voluntary. Please note that RPAC saves the typical REALTOR® over $25,000 each year and, without RPAC, you would be paying significantly more in operating costs annually. The RPAC flier posted on the left side of this page 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 link next to the RPAC amount) just before you input your credit card information.

What payment methods are accepted?

You may pay by check, check card, Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.

Is my credit card charged immediately?

Yes, the charge is completed during the renewal transaction.  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 online.

How do I print an invoice?

To print an invoice, login to the Member Portal, and this link brings you to an Orders Detail page. Click the "Print" button (bottom left).

What if I wish to pay by check?

Please make your check payable to the: Greater Rome Board of REALTORS®.

Submit payment to the Board 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.

What if I miss the deadline?

For members who have not renewed in full by January 15th, the renewal amount will increase by $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 January 15th.  After January 15th, a $50 increase will be applied and benefits will be discontinued.

I am a Broker. How may I view who in my office still needs to renew?

Designated REALTORS® may now manage your office and your agents' membership online. Designated REALTORS® may utilize the “Pay Agent Orders” link on their online account to view any unpaid invoices.
Click here for more information.

Required Membership Fees and Tax Information

REALTOR® Tax Deduction Notice: The portion of dues paid that is spent to lobby the State and Federal governments is not deductible for income tax purposes. GAR has estimated that $8.11 (8.28%) is the nondeductible portion of 2023 GAR dues. NAR has estimated the nondeductible portion of its 2023 dues to be $51.00 (or 34%). The entire $45.00 NAR Consumer Advertising Campaign Assessment qualifies as deductible dues.

Affiliate Tax Deduction Notice: The portion of dues paid that is spent to lobby the State and Federal governments is not deductible for income tax purposes. GAR has estimated that $8.11 (8.28%) is the nondeductible portion of 2023 GAR dues.

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