QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
How do I become a REALTOR?
To become a REALTOR you must obtain your Real Estate License. Once your license is acquired you will need to research, apply to a local Real Estate firm. Once you join a firm you will have 10 business days to come and join the Gainesville-Alachua County Association of Realtors known as GACAR. There you will complete the final steps to become a Realtor® by taking your Orientation and Code of Ethics Courses.
How much are REALTOR dues?
REALTOR Dues are prorated each month, the amount you pay will solely depend on the month you initially join GACAR, however annual dues will be set and paid for in two parts (summer and fall). GACAR Dues include STATE, LOCAL and NATIONAL fees and are paid in the fall, and MLS Dues includes the fee for access to the Gainesville Multiple Listings Service and are paid in the Spring/Summer.
Here is a link to the PRORATED FEES
How is the market doing?
Check out the local MARKET STATISTICS
How do I sign up for a class or event?
To sign up for a class or event you are already on the correct site just in the wrong spot. CLICK HERE to be brought to the correct spot, find your class or event and follow the registration directions.
How do I transfer Brokerages?
You will need to complete and return the TRANSFER PACKET with all your updated information to GACAR as soon as your license has been transferred, within the packet there is the listing transfer form which you will use if you want to have any listings you held with your previous brokerage, transferred to your new one. Please note that the transfer cannot be completed until all documents are returned and the fee of $50.00 has been paid. Your new broker needs to send your RE-11 form to DBRP to complete your transfer with the State.
How do I find a Gainesville-Alachua County REALTOR?
SEARCH for a Gainesville-Alachua County Association of REALTOR (GACAR) member.
How do I verify a license?
Verify a real estate license at DBPR
How many CE Credits do I need?
14 CE credits are needed every 2 years to renew your license, 3 of which should be Core Law which needs to be taken every two years. GACAR offers an array of courses for our members that cost between $30- $60.00. EdPac holders can attend GACAR coursed for free for the entire year, for small cost of $60.00 with Membership Renewal. You can check the status of your credits by logging on to www.myfloridalicense.com
How do I check my CE Credits?
You can check your CE Credits on DBPR
How do I join a committee or council?
Committee and Council sign-ups are typically at the start of the year, but don't let that stop you! Contact the Chair or the liaison for the next step.
Who is in charge of GACAR?
GACAR is governed by a Board of Directors.
How do I get and ekey for your area. I am licensed in another Board.
To receive E-key access to our area. You will need to submit a Cooperating Key request with the payment of $25.00. Click here for the Cooperating Key Request form. Return the form and Credit Card Authorization form to Kenyada Higgins at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive an email confirmation when the process is completed.
Does a member still have to pay dues, if they decide to go inactive?
If a member decided to go inactive they would need to notify their brokerage and our office-- depending on the time of year the person may or may not have to pay dues. Once the decision has been made, please contact the membership coordinator for more information.
Note: Association fees are non-refundable.