How do I become a Member?

The Atlanta REALTORS® has 3 different memberships: REALTOR® (person holding an active real estate or appraisal license), REALTOR Emeritus® (40+ years of REALTOR® membership) and Affiliate (non-licensed individual). For more information on membership types and fees, click here.

To become a member, you will need to complete an application and pay the appropriate membership fees. Additionally, REALTORS® must complete (2) new member training requirements within 6 months. For more information, click here.

How do I complete an Application?

You have 2 ways to submit your application:

  1. Online - Please use the online application link below to apply for membership.
  2. Mail - Download the appropriate application and mail to:
    Atlanta REALTORS® Association
    5784 Lake Forrest Dr.
    Atlanta, GA 30328

When mailing an application, please indicate your preferred payment method and don’t forget to sign the application form. If paying by check, please include payment with your membership application. If you wish to pay by credit card, you will receive a phone call from our Membership Department once your application is received.

Please note: All applications will be processed in the order with which they are received. Upon completion of your application and provisional membership, you will receive a welcome email that contains your account login, member NRDS ID number, instructions on retrieving your receipt, and explanation of new member training requirements (if applicable). REALTOR® type members will use their active NRDS ID number provided in the welcome email to access member benefits along with GAR forms.

We greatly appreciate your interest in becoming a member of the Atlanta REALTORS® Association. Should you have any questions please call 404.250.0051 or email


In order to join the Association, you will need to pay the prorated amount of your membership fees and an application fee. ARA's fiscal cycle runs October 1 - September 30, while GAR's and NAR's fiscal cycles are based on a calendar year, January 1 - December 31.

New REALTOR® members will pay a $70 application fee in addition to the annual fee listed below.

If you are a REALTOR® type applicant and you're applying for primary membership with the Atlanta REALTORS® Association, you have the ability to participate in a new member payment plan. Your 1st installment will include the $70 application fee + ⅓ of the pro-rated dues amount. Each subsequent installment will be ½ of the remaining balance and will be charged (30) days from your 1st installment date. Enrollment details are located in the payment section of the online application.



A REALTOR® is defined as an individual who holds an active real estate or appraiser's license.

REALTORS® also hold membership with the Georgia Association of REALTORS® (GAR) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).


Affiliate Member


An Affiliate is an individual who does not hold an active real estate license, but has interests in the real estate profession.

Affiliates also hold membership with the Georgia Association of REALTORS® (GAR).


ARA Membership

Committee Registration

Online Membership Application

REALTOR® Emeritus Application

Student Application

Transfer Request Form