The Greater Fort Worth Association of REALTORS® offers many different classes of membership. Members of the Association pay dues to the Association for access to a multitude of highly sophisticated and valuable products and services, which are either free or fee-based.
As an organization under the auspices of the National Association of REALTORS®, GFWAR is required to offer REALTOR® membership only to those who are licensed real estate professionals and whose sponsoring broker is a REALTOR® member at GFWAR or another REALTOR® Association. Membership into GFWAR also includes membership into the Texas Association of REALTORS® (TAR) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). (Members do not have the option to cancel their state or national membership.) Upon becoming a member of GFWAR, members stay active by paying annual dues.
The procedure to become a REALTOR® member is efficient and easy. The first step is to determine that a license is active on the TREC Web site. To check this, visit www.trec.state.tx.us and click on "Licensee Info Search."
GFWAR requires that all those interested in membership submit an application and recommends that applications be completed beforehand and brought with the applicant. If this is inconvenient, applications may be filled out at the Association immediately before the new member appointment.
With approximately 3,700 members, GFWAR offers its affiliate members a broad range of networking opportunities to promote their company's brand and message to area real estate professionals. Want to promote your products or services? An affiliate membership at GFWAR is just the ticket.
Exposure – GFWAR offers its affiliate members a wealth of opportunities to build top-of-mind brand awareness among REALTOR® members by:
Networking – GFWAR realizes how important networking is to its affiliate members and works to provide a variety of networking opportunities to help affiliates personally market themselves to GFWAR members. These opportunities include:
Cost Break – Affiliates are given the same discount benefits that REALTOR® members are given, including at the REALTOR® store, at GFWAR events / classes and on facility rentals at the Association.
GFWAR has three types of affiliate memberships – designated, additional affiliate and institute affiliate. All offices must designate one member as the designated affiliate member, and all other members of the office may join at a reduced rate as additional affiliates. An institute affiliate is a member with the IREM, RLI, SIOR, CCIM & CRE affiliations. These members pay their NAR Affiliate – Institute directly.
To become an affiliate member, the process includes downloading this form and sending it to GFWAR with a method of payment. Payment may be in the form of cash, check or credit card.
The Society of Commercial REALTORS® (SCR) is an organization of commercial real estate professionals in Tarrant County and surrounding areas that operates under the auspices of the Greater Fort Worth Association of REALTORS®. SCR has its own governing body and bylaws, and its chief mission is to advance knowledge, education and integrity in the fields of commercial and investment real estate.
SCR provides a number of benefits for its members that include: