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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.


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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 the Stellar MLS Dues are required to gain access to the Stellar MLS Services. Stellar MLS is paid in the Spring/Summer and billed directly from Stellar MLS. *GACAR will only take your initial Stellar payment.

Here is a link to the PRORATED FEES

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How is the market doing?

Check out the local MARKET STATISTICS

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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.

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How do I transfer Brokerages?   When a GACAR Members moves from one Broker/Office to another:
  1. Current Broker needs to move you to inactive in DBPR.
  2. The New Broker needs to complete a RE-11 with the State to transfer Member to their office in DBPR.
  3. Once your license has been transferred in DBPR, a completed Transfer Packet is needed to make the change with GACAR, Stellar MLS, Supra, NAR and FR.
  4. There is a $75 processing fee to make the transfer.

Please complete and return the TRANSFER PACKET  with all of your updated information.  NOTE: A transfer cannot be completed until ALL documents, including the $75 processing fee, have been submitted GACAR.  For more assistance with the transfer process, please contact the Membership Coordinator at GACAR.


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I'm an Admin/Assistant. How do I transfer Brokerages?

Please complete and return the ADMIN TRANSFER PACKET. Please note that the transfer cannot be completed until all documents are returned and the fee of $50.00 has been paid.

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How do I find a Gainesville-Alachua County REALTOR?

SEARCH for a Gainesville-Alachua County Association of REALTOR (GACAR) member.

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How do I verify a license?

Verify a real estate license at DBPR

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How many CE Credits do I need?

14 CE credits are needed every two years to renew your license with the State of Florida (DBPR). Three of those credits should be Core Law which needs to be taken every two years.  You can check the status of your credits by logging on to  GACAR offers an array of courses for our Members. There is no charge for Members to take advantage of GACAR’s annual classes. Exception: Fees apply to Designation and Specialty courses.

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How do I check my CE Credits?

You can check your CE Credits on DBPR

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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.


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Who is in charge of GACAR?

GACAR is governed by a Board of Directors.


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I’m currently licensed and hold Membership with another Board.  How do I get my Supra eKey to work for GACAR listings?

To Cooperate your Supra eKey with GACAR, complete and submit a Cooperating eKey Request.  Click here for Cooperating eKey Request form link.  Return the form to  Please allow up to 24-hours to process.  You’ll be notified via email once your request has been completed.

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Does a Member still have to pay dues if they move their license to inactive?

It depends on the timing.  When a Member decides to move their license to inactive in DBPR, the Broker needs to move them to inactive in DBPR.  The Member and/or the Broker would then need to notify GACAR of the license change to inactive.   GACAR will then move to terminate GACAR and MLS memberships.  If a Member decides to re-activate within a year of termination, there is a $125 fee to reinstate.  If the Member wishes to reinstate after a full year of inactivity, they must re-apply for membership which includes a $350 application fee.  NOTE: Other fees may apply.  Association fees are non-refundable.   Please contact the Membership Coordinator for further clarification.

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