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Membership

As a member of the Greater Harrisburg Association of REALTORS®, you are part of an organization committed to promoting ethical real estate practices, supporting the preservation of real property rights and enhancing your opportunity for success. Throughout your career, GHAR is here to help you succeed and be your chosen partner and ultimate resource. By joining the REALTOR® organization you are showing your commitment to be a professional in the real estate industry.

REALTOR® Member Benefits

The Association prides itself on being an important source of education and information for the real estate professionals, providing members with the tools and services needed to succeed with respect, integrity, community, inclusion, and accountability.

Advocacy

GHAR works on behalf of our membership to ensure an environment exists on local, state, and national levels of government that promotes home ownership and allows real estate professionals to conduct business free from onerous rules, regulations and ordinances. Benefits include:

  • The REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) that works to elect officials who support REALTOR® business interests
  • Access to Municipal Database
  • Consumer Advertising Campaign
  • Opportunity to attend Legislative, Municipal, and County Commissioners Breakfasts
  • Grassroots advocacy Meetings with elected officials

Networking

GHAR provides opportunities throughout the year for members to connect with fellow REALTORS® and also become more involved in the Association through committees, task forces, networking events, and more. These opportunities and other benefits include:

  • Mix & Mingle REALTOR® networking events
  • Annual Meeting & Trade Fair Holiday Lunch
  • Annual Membership Appreciation event
  • Commercial member events
  • Management Issues events
  • Annual document shredding event
  • Option to purchase membership list including email addresses
  • Connect with the Association and colleagues through our social media channels and a closed Facebook Group exclusively for its REALTOR® members

Community

GHAR provides opportunities for members to give back to their local community and make a difference through various outreach projects and efforts made by the Foundation. These opportunities and other benefits include:

  • REALTORS® Reach Out events allow members to volunteer at various local organizations
  • The Foundation supports non- profit charitable organizations with a housing and shelter- related focus
  • Foundation events including Annual Golf Outing and Trivia Night
  • Donation drives including the Thanksgiving Food Drive, Toys for Tots, and Community Cares
  • Placemaking grant opportunities
  • Pre-Licensing and Professional Development Scholarship Opportunities

Education

GHRI offers a variety of continuing education courses approved for the 2018-2020 PA Real Estate CE cycle, as well as:

  • Both Residential and Commercial courses
  • Designation and certification programs
  • Broker and Appraiser courses
  • Real Estate License and Broker Exam Prep Classes
  • Bright MLS training courses
  • Various Information Sessions throughout the year
  • GHRI Course Catalog outlining all courses provided for CE Cycle
  • Access to the GHRI Education Season Pass for more savings
  • Access to Online Continuing Education through our partnerships
  • A member’s Education History can be easily found by logging in the “Members Only” portal

Professionalism

GHAR is constantly identifying programs and services that will give our members both a competitive advantage and keep them at the center of the transaction. These include:

  • A friendly staff readily available during office hours
  • Weekly Association E-Newsletter
  • Monthly BMT Tool Kit
  • Monthly Residential Market Statistics and Quarterly School District Statistics
  • Access to REALTOR® Store savings
  • Ombudsman and Mediation services
  • Ethics complaints and Arbitration Requests
  • Monthly Legal Columns
  • Inman News
  • Bright MLS
  • Supra eKey and Lockbox System
  • REALTORS® Property Resource
  • NAR REALTOR® Safety Network