At Maximum One®, you have a choice if you want to join a Board of REALTORS® or not. There are no differences in fees or services with respect to Maximum One, simply a different ICA – one for our “REALTOR®” company (MXGR) that references being a member of a Board or one for our “Realty” company (MXGA) that does not require Board Membership. There are numerous additional benefits & perks associated with local, Georgia & National Associations of REALTORS® that you should investigate including access to the GAR Legal Helpline & access to REALTORS® Property Resource (RPR) – click here for more information on RPR!
Therefore, Maximum One has two divisions – MXGA – Non-Board/Realty & MXGR – Board/Realtor. We have separate Qualifying Brokers for each company to comply with the GREC rules. Additionally, you need to know that there are two sets of contracts used throughout the state, “GAR Forms” which are copyrighted by the Georgia Association of REALTORS® & the “RE Forms” with no copyright requirement to pay for their use. The GAR forms have been in existence in one format or another for over 25 years, the RE Forms have been around since 2012. Due to this time frame, currently the majority of agents in Atlanta use and are way more familiar with the GAR forms. You are free to use any set of contract forms your client chooses. The RE Forms are available to all agents in Georgia for no cost; the GAR forms are no additional cost IF you are a Board member or you may pay GAR directly a fee for an annual license agreement to use the forms ($259 in 2023.) Both sets of forms are accessible through FMLS & GAMLS – GAR only if you are a Board Member or if you have paid for the right to use them. Board dues range from the mid $300s to $500. If you are interested in joining a Board, please contact them directly for more specific information. Regardless of your choice, we highly encourage Maximum One agents to use the GAR contracts in order to help their clients have the best opportunity of their offer being presented in the best light!
Maximum One belongs to several Boards of REALTORS®® throughout the city and our agents have the option of joining any one of these Boards: They are all listed here: Click for List of Boards of REALTORS®. You MUST choose a Board that we already belong to.
Please contact us for additional information on which option is right for you.