GFWAR dues are paid annually by the membership and are billed in the fourth quarter of the year. All dues are non-refundable.
Annual GFWAR Membership Dues
Sales Associate - under the auspices of a broker
Member holds primary membership at another REALTOR Association
|Designated Affiliate Member
Holds primary membership for an affiliate office
|Additional Affiliate Member
Added on as an additional member of an affiliate office
For those with IREM, CCIM, RLI, SIOR, & ASREC affiliations. Contact
your NAR Affiliate-Institute directly for more information
New members pay dues on a pro-rated plan, depending on when they become members of the Association. A Designated REALTOR® who is a GFWAR member is responsible for all licensees who choose not to join GFWAR and will be assessed in accordance with GFWAR Bylaws for all agents who do not become members of GFWAR.
For affiliate members, a designated affiliate must be named for each office. Other representatives within an office who wish to join GFWAR are then considered additional affiliates and charged $75.
In addition, an application fee is required to join GFWAR. The cost of this fee varies, depending upon whether the applicant has been a member of GFWAR or another association within the last 35 months.
The following percentages of dues for certain lobbying and political expenditures are not deductible for income tax purposes: 38% for national, 14% for state, and 4% for local.
Contributions to the Texas Association of REALTORS® Political Action Committee (TREPAC), the Texas Association of REALTORS® Federal Political Action Committee (TAR FedPAC)-which makes contributions to the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC)-and are voluntary and may bve used for political purposes.The amount indicated is merely a guideline, and you may contribute more or less than the suggested amount. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal, and the National Association of REALTORS®, the Texas Association of REALTORS®, and its local associations will not favor or disadvantage anyone because of the amount contributed. Until the RPAC annual goal is met, 70% of an individual's contribution goes to TREPAC and may be used to support state and local candidates; the remaining 30% is sent to TAR FedPAC to support federal candidatesand is charged against your limits under 52 U.S.C. 30116. After the RPAC anual goal is met, 100% of an individual's contribution goes to TREPAC and may be used to support state and local candidates. You may contact your TAR political committeadministrator at 800-873-9155 to obtain information about your contributions.
*In 2017, the TAR began collecting a $30 assessment from each REALTOR® member for the Issues Mobilization/Political Advocacy Fund (IMPAF) which is utilized to enhance advocacy efforts of the Texas Association of REALTORS® and local associations throughout the state. During development of the 2019 TAR Budget, a one-time funding allocation was approved to fund IMPAF for 2019 in lieu of collecting the assessment for 2019, saving each Texas REALTOR® $30 in 2019. The one-year suspension on the IMPAF assessment does not reflect a change in direction of the IMPAF or a change in necessary funding levels in future years to maintain the viability and effectiveness of the program's activities and services made possible through IMPAF Fund. Therefore, the full assessment will be collected in future years.
Contributions are not deductible for Federal income tax purposes. Contributions to the Texas Association of REALTORS® Political Action Committee (TREPAC), the Texas Association of REALTORS® Federal Political Action Committee (TAR FedPAC), and the REALTOR® Political Action Committee (RPAC) are voluntary and may be used for political purposes. The amount indicated is merely a guideline, and you may contribute more or less than the suggested amount. The Association will not favor or disadvantage anyone by reason of the amount of their contribution, and you may refuse to contribute without reprisal by the Association. TREPAC initially receives each contribution, and a percentage of no more than 30% of each contribution is transmitted to RPAC via TAR FedPAC to meet TREPAC’s RPAC annual quota. RPAC supports Federal candidates with the contributions received, and those contributions are charged against your limits under 52 U.S.C. §30116. The percentage forwarded to RPAC each month may be obtained by contacting the TAR FedPAC administrator at 800-873-9155.