"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."
- Winston Churchill
Few professionals understand the meaning of community more than a REALTOR®. The real estate community is broad. It includes your fellow REALTORS®, affiliated business professionals, your clients and the larger community in which we all live. As your local REALTOR® Association, GAAR is here to help you better connect with your community.
REALTORS® make an impact in the communities they work in. Below are some ways GAAR members can get involved in the community.
- Volunteer for a GAAR or SWMLS committee.
- Join affiliated groups of the larger real estate community.
- Network with other professionals.
- Advocate for the real estate industry, homeownership and private property rights.
Below are links to our signature programs:
The REALTOR® Fund of GAAR is a permanently sustainable fund that provides support to local charities serving Bernalillo, Valencia, Sandoval, and Torrance Counties.
Grants from the REALTOR® Fund are for a three-year cycle. The next cycle is for 2022-2024. Applications will be accepted in January 2022 with recipients chosen Summer 2022. Click to view a copy of the form.
Special fundraising events – like our Awards Gala, Golf Tournament, and Bowl-a-Thon benefit the REALTOR® Fund and are easy ways GAAR members can give back to the community.
Every year, GAAR REALTORS® and Affiliates unite for Make A Difference Day, one of the largest days of giving back to the community.
Good Neighbors are REALTORS® and Affiliates that dedicate themselves to volunteer service. They donate gifts, money, and – most importantly – a lot of time to their charity.
REALTORS® helping REALTORS® – provides assistance for members of the NMAR family when they encounter financial hardships beyond their control.
REALTORS® helping Central New Mexico Communities – United Way provides members volunteer opportunities to many non-profits on their site. It's a one-stop website for volunteerism.