Fall 2018
Georgia Housing Market Snapshot
Key indicators for the Georgia housing market are here! Prices continue to climb as we enter fall with an increase in both new listings and pending sales.

  • New Listings increased 3.4 percent to 15,738.
  • Pending Sales were up 5.6 percent to 11,731. 
  • Inventory levels shrank 7.8 percent to 36,754 units.
  • The Median Sales Price increased 6.7 percent to $216,500. 
  • Days on Market was down 11.8 percent to 45 days. 
  • Months Supply of Inventory was down 12.8 percent to 3 months. 

Please click below to view the full report!
2018 GAR Annual Conference Recap
Thank you to everyone who attended the 2018 GAR Annual Confe r ence , " Bold Stripes, Bright Stars , " in Point Clear, Alabama!

We had 578 REALTORS® and 14 guests for a total of 592 attendees! Members enjoyed a week of education, networking opportunities and an array of phenomenal speakers. To see more memorable events from this year's Annual Conference, click here .

We hope to see you at the 2019 Inaugural Conference being held at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina on February 5 - 8, 2019.

Register today by clicking here !
REALTOR® Safety Month

Knowledge, awareness and empowerment are the three core components of REALTOR® Safety. In honor of September being REALTOR® Safety Month, we will be sharing daily tips on our Twitter page about how you can keep yourself and your clients safe during the home buying process. Follow our Twitter page by clicking here !

In the meantime, click below to watch a quick video published by NAR's REALTOR® Safety Program to learn about safety protocols that all REALTORS® should implement into their daily routine and follow with every client, every day, every time.
Legal Lines: Home Warranty

Question: A home warranty was agreed to in the Purchase and Sale Agreement. The Warranty fee was overlooked by all parties on the Settlement Statement and not paid. The Warranty would have expired one year past the date of closing. Upon notifying the Seller of this oversight just weeks before the home warranty would have expired, the Seller will not agree to pay for the Warranty. Will the Seller be liable for the costs of any repairs of those items that would have been covered by the Warranty up until the expiration?

In our Legal Lines column, we will feature a question from GAR's Legal Helpline. Answers to these questions are provided by GAR General Counsel, Seth Weissman. Questions and answers are edited for brevity and clarity.

Click here to learn more about our Legal Helpline or to submit a question.
Education Opportunities

Did you know that you can search for an array of upcoming education courses being offered throughout the state of Georgia on our website? To see all upcoming GAR courses, click here .

Want to narrow down your search? Click here to view all designation and certification courses being offered by GAR.

Are you interested in earning your GRI? To learn more about GRI and for a list of core classes being offered, click here .
Discount Partner Spotlight: Pearl Insurance

Pearl Insurance understands the need for cyber security, and is now offering comprehensive cyber coverage to help small firms respond and recover from cyber attacks. Coverage includes: 

• CyberOne™ coverage helps pay for the costs associated with restoring data and computer systems as well as protects against third-party liability that may arise from a failure of a system security. 

• Data Compromise coverage is designed to help clients respond to the financial burden and service obligations of a data breach. 

Click  here  for detailed information on this product, and contact Pearl Insurance to learn more.
YPN Georgia Presents.... "Sunsets & Skylines" at Ponce City Market
Come one, come all, to the greatest YPN event on earth! Join Georgia YPN on Tuesday, October 9, for this REALTOR® members only event!

Your ticket* includes:
  • Unlimited gaming
  • Access to the Roof at Ponce City Market
  • Cash bar and carnival snacks
  • Networking with the best in the business

Click here to get your ticket today! You must be registered for this event prior to 10/9 in order to gain access to the roof.

*Your ticket to this event is a $15 investment in RPAC*
Sign Up for GAR Mobile Alerts

Stay informed of the latest news with GAR by signing up for our mobile alerts! Simply text "Realtor1920" to 51660 and you're set! We will limit text messaging only to important topics (conference registration deadlines, agents alerts, GAR contract forms updates, and Georgia Legislative Calls for Action), and will send no more than 4 text per month*. GAR mobile alerts will begin in October

*Federal law requires that we state in our fine print that up to four texts per week may be sent, but GAR policy dictates no more than four per month. 
News Bits & Helpful Links

NAR-sponsored Phone-A-Friend for RPAC Fundraising Events are now taking place. If you would like to set up a phone bank event for your Association, please contact Will Daane at  wdaane@garealtor.com  or 678-333-6880. To learn more about the Phone-A-Friend for RPAC fundraiser, click here .

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Leadership Academy Program . The GAR Leadership Academy will train 20 individuals for leadership opportunities in the organization. Click here to apply for your chance to be a future REALTOR® leader!

Have you checked out our newest affinity partner,  BookingCommunity.com BookingCommunity.com  offers discount travel and hotel room rates for GAR members that are up to 70 percent lower than any other public online travel website or hotel website at more than 800,000 participating hotels and resorts worldwide.
Visit  www.bookingcommunity.com/gar  and start planning your next trip today!

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