Who may become a member? There are three criteria for membership in the Realty Guild: 1) Your office may not be affiliated with a franchise or chain, 2) you must be a REALTOR in good standing, 3) your office(s) may not be in a town or city neighborhood where we currently have a member.
Who is the member? The broker/owner is the actual member of the Realty Guild, although we do hold programs for sales associates.
What is the governing structure? The Realty Guild is structured similarly to a Board of Realtors. It is owned by the membership, is a not-for-profit, and has volunteer leadership forming a Board of Directors and holding committee positions. The executive director is hired.
When I search to see if there is a Realty Guild member in my town, a company appears that isn't even in my town. Why? We take only one office per town. However, if we do not have an office in Town A, but have members which serve that town, we will list them. As soon as there is a member in Town A, only the member will appear in a search.
Do I have to participate in everything the Realty Guild offers? Not at all! In fact everything about the Realty Guild is by choice. Only participate in what makes sense for your firm.
How would I pay for dues, programs and advertising? Dues are payable quarterly. Programs and advertising are paid at the time the cost is incurred. All Realty Guild members are required to have a current credit card on file with us. Any advertising must be charged to a credit card. You may elect to either have us charge your credit card or send you an invoice for dues and programming.