To ensure our members represent the highest standards of the profession, Greater Bergen Association of REALTORS® (GBAR) has a number of intiatives. Our New Member Orientation provides the most up-to-date information on issues relating to the industry and professional conduct including: Code of Ethics, Anti-Trust, Fair Housing, and more. Our Professional Standards, Grievance, and Mediation Committees receive annual training and provide a neutral forum to resolve commission or other disputes.
Ongoing professional development is critical to the success of our members, and GBAR programs are specifically designed to ensure that success. Enhance skills and stay ahead of industry trends and techniques with educational programs and seminars. Pursue the latest NAR and other certifications through frequently offered courses. Annual Roundtable features keynote speakers from our industry.
Networking and Volunteering
Participate in professional and social networking events as well as community volunteering opportunities. Our extensive networking opportunities include the Mid-Year Meeting, Annual Meeting, and Circle of Excellence Breakfasts. GBAR also has an active Affiliate program to help build friendships and partnerships. Additionally, our Community Service Committee provides an excellent way for members to participate in Bergen community activities.
Our leadership works closely with the National Association of REALTORS® and the New Jersey Association of REALTORS® in lobbying on behalf of members and the real estate industry.
Every year, we recognize members for outstanding achievement in real estate and for their contributions to our communities. Professional recognition includes: Circle of Excellence, Distinguished Sales Club, Quarter Century Club, REALTOR® of the Year, and more.
Public Relations Campaign
Benefit from a comprehensive local effort to educate the public about the value and professionalism of REALTORS®. Ongoing campaign features a weekly "Ask the REALTOR®" column in local papers, regularly issued press releases and an aggressive advertising campaign promoting GBAR REALTOR® Members. Educational handouts on real estate issues are available for free Member download and use.
Members also enjoy access to our website with a comprehensive Member section featuring a wealth of professional information and resources including access to Association forms, upcoming events calendar, professional standards guide, and much more!
Weekly E-Newsletter keeps members informed of the latest Association activities; and industry news, trends, and statistics.
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GBAR is pleased to announce our benefits program through Options Plus. We have been working with this organization for over a year providing low-cost benefits to our realtor members savings them hundreds to thousands of dollars per year on healthcare costs including dental and vision. Click here for more information and to register, or you can contact our Benefit Liaisons, Debra Tucker or Brianna Bulger at 877-783-0235.