GCAR Application Process:
We're so happy that you have decided to join The Gulf Cost Association of REALTORS®. With over 1,400 REALTOR® and affiliate members and growing, you will become a part of a rich network to grow and strengthen your Real Estate Career. You will have access to exclusive education opportunities, networking events with other REALTORS®, lenders, inspectors, title agents and more, and National and State benefits like the REALTORS® Benefit Program, and ZipForm®. Being able to distinguish yourself as a REALTOR® means you are able to stand out as agent with a strong Code of Ethics in a group of 1.2 million real estate professionals.
Interested in becoming a primary or secondary member of GCAR? Follow these steps to coplete the application process.
1. Get your Mississippi Real Estate License
Contact the Mississippi Real Estate Commission at 601-321-6970 for more info on this.
2. Notify GCAR
Once your license has been received by the emails above, you will receive a follow up email from Lee Robinson, GCAR's Membership Director. Included in this email you find a GCAR Membership Application, a copy of our ByLaws, information about association dues and fees, New Member Orientation, and association contact information. Please save and review this email carefully!
4. Pay Your Dues
Once your application has been processed, you will then receive an email from our Member Services Director, Lee Robison, outlining the instructions on how to login to the Clariety Dashboard and pay for your Association Dues. Association dues for new REALTORS® are prorated* based on the date your license becomes active. *some exceptions may apply
5. Join the MLS
When all fees have been paid and you become an active GCAR member, the MLS will be notified. You will receive a followup email from Priscilla Aarron, GCAR's MLS Administrator, regarding your MLS membership.
If you are a member or have previously been a member of another Association, a letter in good standing is needed.
For questions regarding the application process. please contact Lee Robison, Director of Membership Services at 228.896.3122.
Once the application process is complete and you become a REALTOR® member, you must complete New Member Orientation within 90 days to maintain your membership. Click Here for more details.
All real estate licensees are not the same. Only real estate licensees who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® are properly called REALTORS®. They proudly display the REALTOR "®" logo on their business card or other marketing and sales literature. REALTORS® are committed to treat all parties to a transaction honestly. REALTORS® subscribe to a strict Code of Ethics and are expected to maintain a higher level of knowledge of the process of buying and selling real estate. An independent survey reports that 84% of home buyers would use the same REALTOR® again.
Real estate transactions involve one of the biggest financial investments most people experience in their lifetime. Transactions today usually exceed $100,000. If you had a $100,000 income tax problem, would you attempt to deal with it without the help of a CPA? If you had a $100,000 legal question, would you deal with it without the help of an attorney? Considering the small upside cost and the large downside risk, it would be foolish to consider a deal in real estate without the professional assistance of a REALTOR®.