What is GPAR?
The Greater Philadelphia Association of REALTORS® (GPAR) is a membership trade organization for licensed real estate professionals and related service providers in Greater Philadelphia. GPAR offers professional and business development, supports ethical practices, provides legislative advocacy, and protects the rights of private property owners. Our REALTOR® members help clients, promote homeownership and give back to the communities they serve. Founded in 1908 as the Philadelphia Real Estate Brokers Association, GPAR has grown in size and diversity and is now known as The Voice for Real Estate in Philadelphia.
In order to become a REALTOR®, you must have an active real estate license placed with a firm who holds membership with the Greater Philadelphia Association of REALTORS®. The Designated REALTOR® (sole proprietor, broker of record, officer, partner) can hold either Primary membership or Secondary membership with GPAR.
By becoming a REALTOR® member of the Greater Philadelphia Association of REALTORS® you will join one of the nation’s oldest real estate organizations that is focused on your future success. GPAR’s Board of Directors and staff are dedicated to giving our REALTOR® members the tools and resources needed to conduct their business ethically and successfully in Philadelphia.
When you become a GPAR member you also become a member of both the National Association of REALTORS® and the Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS®. This trio of memberships will give you have access to a wide array of benefits, business tools, real estate market data, educational opportunities, and discount programs designed to help you succeed in today’s market and serve your clients.
Affiliate Membership is for individuals working in a real estate industry (i.e. mortgage lending, home inspection, advertising, social media, banking, title service, pest control, home builder, interior design etc.), but not as a REALTOR®.
Affiliate Members are directly connected to a network of the more than 3,300 REALTORS® of the Greater Philadelphia Association of REALTORS® and countless opportunities to grow your business.
Some member benefits include: Inclusion of marketing materials in the new member information packet; Participation in networking events and educational seminars for REALTOR® members; Member rate for exhibitor table at annual general membership meeting; One full member roster; Opportunity to sponsor events; Opportunity to serve on committees, except Executive and Grievance/Professional Standards; FREE six month web advertisement; Company’s business information can be searched on GPAR website categorized by specialty.
Affiliate membership dues are $250.00 annually and is pro-rated quarterly for new applicants.