GSMAR Membership and Benefits
Values of Membership
For Primary/Secondary Members of GSMAR you will receive:
Access to the GSMAR MLS
Forewarn (background check app) http://forewarn.com/
Free Continuing Education Class with over 100 hours scheduled in 2019
Discounted Designation classes
Read only access to the LAAR MLS *
*this is a free non permanent benefit
REALTOR® Benefits Program
As a member of the National Association of Realtors® (with a membership of over 700,000) 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. Some of the valuable programs and services you receive include:
Your official member benefits resource, bringing you discounts and special offers on products and service just for REALTORS®:
Personal Insurance options including the REALTORS® Insurance Marketplace-private- exchange just for members and access to public (government) exchanges, wellness programs, and member only discounts on auto, home and renter insurance.
Electronic & Mobile Technology to help you stay current with the latest in tablet, laptop, PC, printer and smartphone technology all at REALTOR® exclusive pricing.
Travel & Automotive discounts saving you time and money on the road with discounted pricing and special offers on the purchase or lease of select new vehicles rentals.
Financial Services & Credit Card access personal and business banking services. NAR's Official REALTOR® credit card, plus software to help track income and expenses and make tax prep a breeze.
Risk Management programs allow you to easily manage many aspects of your financial life.
Office Supplies and Services, Technology Services, and gifting & Marketing Resources so that you can work smarter, soar higher, and go further.
Transaction Management services keep you ahead of the curve for less.
Education Tools allow you to expand your knowledge and make yourself indispensable with discounts on select courses towards various certifications and designations.
Tennessee REALTORS® has some of the best member perks in the industry.
Exclusively available to members, firms and boards of the National Association of REALTORS®, .REALTOR is the trusted domain in real estate. As a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, you have access to the exclusive .REALTOR top level dominant are entitled to claim your first .REALTOR web address FREE for the first year. Plus, .REALTOR offers free website and email forwarding options so it's your complete online marketing solution.
Using .REALTOR web and email address tells prospective clients who you are and what you do, allowing you to leverage the power of the international recognized REALTOR® brand. See how fellow members are enhancing their digital presence and maximizing their business with . REALTOR by visiting www.claim.realtor
Member Value Plus Program
The MVP program rewards REALTORS® for being active in your participant in your national association. Every two weeks a new MVP offer will be announced. Just complete the specified action within the two week timeframe, and you'll earn a reward ranging from a free e-products to discounts on NAR event registration, and more.
NAR's Government Affairs division works develop, advance, and implement the federal legislative objectives of the REALTOR® association. We work with congress and the Executive branch lobbying, policy deployment, political field representatives, political communications to federal candidates: REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC)
NAR is home to the world's largest real estate library that covers a myriad of topics related to commercial and residential real estate. The collections include:
4500+ digital books, audiobooks, and videos
6000+ journals in digital format through EBSCO 9link is external)
12,000+ printed books, reports, and guides
150+ journals in print format
500,000+ historical documents and images from the National Association of REALTORS® historical archives.
Realtor.com® offers online marketing systems and innovative tools that enable REALTORS® to leverage advanced marketing, prospecting and brand building methods online. Only NAR members can access the valuable free benefits and education available at realtor.com®.
All of your listings, with a photo, are always posted for free, but you can enhance your presence and listings with what consumers want most online—multiple photos, detailed descriptions, virtual tours, and more. To receive this benefit you must be an MLS participant and your MLS must be a realtor.com® data content provider.
The goal of Realtors Property Resource® (RPR) is to provide NAR members access to a national database of valuable data on every property in the United States. With RPR, you have unparalleled access to data that will give you a competitive edge with your clients.
At its base are over 160 million property records, built from public record and assessment information. Then layers of data have been added such as zoning, permits, and mortgage and lien data, schools, and the largest database of foreclosure information in the industry. REALTOR® members of participating MLSs will also have their localized MLS active and off-market data integrated with these robust national data sets.
Through a number of vehicles, NAR communicates directly to consumers about the value of home ownership and its important role in the American Dream:
On radio stations, satellite, podcasts, and even cell phones, the Real Estate Today radio show provides fast-paced and fact-packed information with experts, interviews, call-ins, field reports, and more.
With content covering home improvement, maintenance, taxes, finance, insurance, and more, HouseLogic helps home owners make smart and timely decisions about their homes.
NAR’s national advertising efforts deliver messages to consumers and policymakers on the issues that affect REALTORS® and their clients’ ability to buy, sell, and own real estate.
NAR's Research division collects and disseminates timely, accurate, comprehensive real estate data and conducts economic analysis in order to inform and engage members, consumers, policymakers, and the media with key information about the housing market. It delivers this information through press releases, reports, presentations, and daily blog posts offering insight on the economy, housing market, and other factors that will impact your business.
Resources for Commercial Practitioners
NAR supports commercial advocacy efforts and provides services specifically for commercial members, including education, publications, and commercial market research.
As a member of Tennessee REALTORS® you have access to:
An organization that services 24,000+ members statewide.
Some of the lowest dues in the country.
Connection of members to opportunities for professional development and networking.
Two meetings per year with educational opportunities available at both.
Impressive member benefits such as:
Forms and Transaction Management Solution
Fill out and email forms to clients online. Manage all your transactions in one location.
Forms on the Fly
Static PDF forms to download and print only. You CANNOT fill in the fields on these forms.
Not sure how to use a form, what to place in a blank, or what a paragraph really means? Need to know what other forms to use with a form you are using now?
Find leaders and contact info for those who represent REALTORS® in Tennessee: Directors, Committee Chairs and members, and more.
Submit an application for a Tennessee REALTORS® committee, RPAC Trustee and/or TREEF Trustee position.
Help Desk & Knowledgebase
Submit Help requests to the Legal & Ethics Hotline, Education Department or Tech Support. Search the Knowledgebase for FAQs.
As a member of the Great Smoky Mountains Association of Realtors ® please know that the staff is here to serve you. GSMAR offers a wide variety of important, tangible benefits to its members, designed to foster success in a dynamic and changing industry. You are a REALTOR® not a real estate agent.
Note in particular:
Code of Ethics: Only REALTORS® are held to the NAR Code of Ethics, ensuring that when a buyer or seller hires a REALTOR®, they can be certain they are enlisting the services of someone possessing the highest level of professional and ethical standards in the industry. In addition, REALTOR® Membership provides Arbitration and Mediation services as required.
Education: Only REALTORS® are eligible to take advanced Designation and Certification Courses, which allow them to specialize and excel in specialized areas of real estate practice, such as New Home Buyers, Seniors, Relocations or Military Families.
Political Action and Clout: At the National, State and Local Levels, REALTORS® are a powerful force on the political scene, supporting and influencing those officials and candidates who support the rights of homeowners and the health of the real estate industry.
Committees: Make a difference and have a say! The best way to do that is through involvement at your Local, State and National Associations. The Great Smoky Mountains Association of REALTORS ® has a wide array of committees, task forces and a Board of Directors which are all eager to receive your input, thoughts, and help. We appreciate your involvement!
The REALTOR® Brand
The Realtor brand is important to agents, and to consumers. The REALTOR® Brand has been independently valued at $5 billion, based on the positive attributes it conveys on those who belong to the National Association of REALTORS®.
The Great Smoky Mountains Association of REALTORS® offers an array of Continuing Real Estate Education Courses to its Members, to help ensure that they are current and proficient in the Real Estate Industry.
The Great Smoky Mountains Association of REALTORS® provides Members with frequent opportunities to make meaningful connections with their fellow REALTORS®, and Affiliate Members through Broker Breakfasts, General Membership Meetings, New Member Orientation and the annual Vendor Fair, just to name a few.
The real estate industry is perhaps more closely related to the economic and social well-being of a given community than many other industries. REALTOR® Membership at GSMAR provides our Members with the opportunity to give back in supporting our community, and we are always exploring new ways to create community involvement.
Tools and Services
As a member of The Great Smoky Mountain Association of REALTORS ® you have access to various multiple listing services, depending on your company’s membership, as well as Supra eKey.