GPAR has Three Types of REALTOR® Membership
Primary REALTOR® Membership
The Designated REALTOR® of the firm must hold membership (either Primary or Secondary) for their licensees to be eligible for Primary membership with GPAR. The Primary association is responsible for collecting local, state and national dues.
Secondary REALTOR® Membership
A REALTOR® Member who holds, and maintains, Primary membership in another REALTOR® Association, paying NAR dues through that membership. They must provide a letter of good standing from the Primary Association and are responsible for paying the GPAR local portion of dues. The Designated REALTOR® is not required to be a member for licensees to hold Secondary membership. Note: This does not include membership to the Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS® (PAR.) Applicants seeking Secondary membership to PAR may call 717-561-1303
REALTOR® Emeritus Member
A REALTOR® Member who has held membership in the National Association as a REALTOR®, REALTOR-ASSOCIATE®, or both, for a cumulative period of forty (40) years, is eligible for REALTOR® Emeritus status.
The REALTOR® Emeritus status eligibility requirements are:
- Forty (40) years of REALTOR® or REALTOR-ASSOCIATE® (or both) membership
- Proof of one (1) year of service* at the National Association level
* “Service” is defined as serving as an NAR officer, director, committee member, Federal Political Coordinator, Global Ambassador, or Global Coordinator to a country with which NAR holds a reciprocal agreement.
Upon approval of an application for REALTOR® Emeritus status by the Board of Directors of the National Association of REALTORS®, no further payment of dues to the National Association is necessary by the member association of which the REALTOR® Emeritus is a member. Please note that the dues waiver does not take effect until the dues year immediately following the Board of Directors’ approval. In addition, REALTOR® Emeritus Members are exempt from the Code of Ethics Training requirement.
A completed application is necessary to begin the approval process for REALTOR® Emeritus status, which must be completed by the candidate’s local association. Documentation substantiating the candidate’s forty (40) years of membership and one (1) year of service at the National Association level must be attached to the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.