Broker FAQ

Hanging Licenses
  • If a licensee wishes to go on referral status they may, but the Broker must have a separate company for referrals.
  • If the licensee does not join an association, the Broker will be assessed a non-member salespersons fee.
  • This is a bylaw of NAR
    • Bylaw language can be found at https://www.nar.realtor/about-nar/policies/limited-function-referral-office-lfro-policy
    • “For a REALTOR® (principal) to be exempt from paying size formula dues based on referral licensees, the licenses must be held by an entity separate from the REALTOR®’s brokerage firm, and all referrals must be made to the REALTOR’s brokerage firm on a substantially exclusive basis. The same REALTOR® can be a principal in both firms. An “entity” is a separate, legally recognized business and includes all possible structures for a business permitted under state law.”
Applications
  • Agents must fill out and sign all pages and pertinent information. Brokers must sign page 4 in order for the application to be processed.
  • Please use the application on the FAAR website as that is the most current application form https://faarmembers.wpengine.com/how-to-join/
  • If you are unsure of the amount of dues at the time of application, please call FAAR and we will share the latest cost.
  • No Sentrilock or Bright MLS services can be rendered at the time the application is turned in. There is a 24-72 hour turnaround time for applications.
  • Payment can be accepted over phone
  • A welcome email and a Sentrilock activation email will be sent after the application is proccessed. Please have agents read it in its entirety. 
Terminations and Transfers
  • When an agent is terminated from your office, please notify Lori Hillard Wehr with the specifics of the agents termination with the agent termination form found at https://faarmembers.wpengine.com/forms/
  • When an agent transfers into your office, please notify Lori Hillard Wehr of the agents transfer with the agent transfer form found at https://faarmembers.wpengine.com/forms/ and $75 payment.
  • If an agent is transferring from another association, they will need to fill out the application form, not the agent transfer form.
  • REALTOR® members must hold a valid license with DPOR. Upon expiration, the FAAR office will notify a member via email within 5 business days of the expiration. On the 10th of the month, if DPOR does not indicate the license is renewed, the FAAR office will terminate all services- association, Sentrilock and Brightmls.
  • Notify membership@gniar.com with proof of status change. *Must already be reflected on IPLA.
GNIAR Conference Room Rental

Did you know you can use the GNIAR conference room at a discounted rate?

To schedule a rental, contact Sara Perazzolo, Director of Communications & Professional Development at sara@gniar.com

Managing Broker News

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NAR is committed to eliminating the racial homeownership gap, and supports HUD’s efforts to help Americans of every background build wealth through homeownership.

Professional Standards Monthly Sessions

Interested in professional standards? Grab a cup of coffee and join Diane Mosley, NAR’s Director of Training and Policy Resources, on the last Tuesday of each month for an interactive Q&A session from 1-2 p.m. CT.  Attendees can get updates on pressing issues, share personal experiences, and hear what is percolating at NAR.

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Tool Kits to Use and Share

Broker Engagement Program & Grant

The Broker Involvement Program is designed for Broker Owners and their managers to bring decision-making authority, strong leadership and your agents’ voices to Congress.

IAR Legal Hotline

A member benefit from IAR, experienced real estate attorneys offer counsel on topics such as Indiana license law, contracts, agency relationships, and the seller’s disclosure form.

Being a New REALTOR®

Get on the road to success with tips, ideas, and helpful advice. Learn what other rookies have done to jump-start their careers, find first clients, overcome objections, and discover negotiation strategies.

Security Features on Social Media

Social media has become an integral part of marketing and communications. Get information on concerns with various popular social media sites as well as tips and suggestions to protect your privacy and identity.

Prospecting Tool Kit

Prospecting is the lifeblood of any successful real estate career. The more people you come in contact with, the more listing and sales you can achieve. All it takes is a plan and some persistence.

Managing Your Agents

Brokerage managers juggle a wide range of duties from developing the skills of their agents to managing the growth of their company. NAR provides useful trainings and tools to help you navigate as a manager.

GNIAR Facebook Private Group

A private group of GNIAR members, GNIAR MLS Subscribers & Affiliate members. Stay up to date on GNIAR happenings, provide feedback and connect with peers in your working sphere.

Tech Helpline

This free member benefit will come in handy if you’re experiencing computer issues such as your computer running slowly, you need help removing a virus or spyware, printer questions, questions on software, hardware and so much more!

Rapattoni MLS Learning Center

Learn how to navigate the MLS by untilizing the Learning Center. Browse through a large collection of short video tutorials that will teach you the many features and functions of Rapattoni MLS. 

Get Involved

There is no better way to learn about your industry than getting involved with your board! GNIAR has a variety of committees we invite you to take part in.

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Access Tools from Realtor.com

Access free member tools, digital flyers for your clients, tips for improving your realtor.com profile, and more! 

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Remine is a real estate intelligence platform for Agents that is delivered exclusively through the MLS. The platform analyzes property records, transactional history, consumer data and delivers actionable insights on an intuitive user interface.

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