The Georgia Real Estate Commission & Appraisers Board
Welcome to the Real Estate Commission & Appraisers Board website. Our agency's mission is to ensure professional competency among real estate licensees and appraisers and to promote a fair and honest market environment for practitioners and their customers and clients in real estate transactions in Georgia. The information and services available through this site allows us to interact efficiently with our constituents and assist in achieving our mission.
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Brower Elected Chairman, Foster Vice Chairman of Georgia Real Estate Commission
Paul G. Brower of Marietta, an associate broker with Harry Norman, REALTORS, has been elected chairman of the Georgia Real Estate Commission. He succeeds J. W. (Bill) Bonner Sr. of Fayetteville, broker-president of Southeast Properties Inc..
J. Clayton Foster of Oakwood, president of Foster Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc., has been elected vice chairman succeeding Brower.
The Real Estate Commission’s mission is to protect the public through the licensing, education, and disciplining of residential and commercial real estate brokers, salespersons and community association managers. Its six members are appointed by the Governor to five-year terms.
Georgia Real Estate InfoBase Project
Georgia real estate customers, practitioners and legal professionals can now access information on a broad range of industry topics at the Georgia Real Estate InfoBase Project, a free online resource presented by the Georgia Real Estate Commission and the Georgia State University Department of Real Estate.
* Attention ALL Real Estate Licensees, Appraisers, Appraisal Management Companies, Instructors, and School Directors *
Effective January 1, 2012, the Georgia “Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011” requires all applicants for real estate licensure or appraiser classification, and those applying for renewal of an existing license or classification, Appraisal Management Companies, Instructors, and School Directors to submit to the Georgia Real Estate Commission (GREC):
(1) a “secure and verifiable document” for identification purposes as defined in O.C.G.A. §50-36-2
(2) a “signed and sworn affidavit verifying the applicant’s lawful presence in the United States” as required in O.C.G.A. §50-36-1.
Here is a link to a form that outlines what is required:
An individual applying for a real estate license or an appraiser classification by taking a state examination at an AMP Test Center will take this information with them to the Test Center on the day of their examination. The information will be submitted at the AMP Test Center as part of applying for the license after the exam is passed.
Before an existing license or classification can be renewed, this information must be submitted to the GREC office either in person, via fax, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org , via courier, or via U.S. mail. The information must be legible.
If you typically renew online, please allow five business days from the submission of your information for the GREC to notate your license record so that you will be able to renew online.
If you renew using a paper renewal application, please attach the information to the application.
Who needs to meet this requirement?
- All Real Estate Salespersons, Brokers and Community Association Managers (CAMS)
- All Appraisers
- All Brokers applying for a new Firm license, renewing an existing Firm license, or applying to become the Qualifying Broker of a Firm
- All “Controlling Persons” for Appraisal Management Companies
- All applicants for Appraiser Temporary Practice permits
- All School Directors and Instructors
What if the information is not provided?
- For licensees due to renew, the license will lapse.
- For new applicants, no license will be issued.
What if I have already provided the documents?
- US citizens, legal residents and resident aliens are required to supply the documents with each application for licensure and for each renewal.
* Important Information for Renewals due by 4/30/2013 *
Our office will close on Tuesday 4/30 at 4:30pm and will not re-open until 8:00am on Wednesday 5/1/2013. If you have any problems processing your online renewal, please review the following information and options:
- You may renew online by clicking on the appropriate "Renew Your Real Estate License" or “Renew Your Appraiser Classification” link in the left-hand column of this page.
- You will need your license or classification number and password to access your records. If you have not established a password, you may do so by leaving the password field blank and providing your Social Security Number and Date of Birth when prompted. (If this does not work for you, you may have a previously established password.)
- If you have forgotten your previously established password, click on the "Forgot your Password" link, located to the right of the password box.
- If you would rather renew by mail, “Mail-in Renewal” applications are available in the “Forms and Applications” section of this website. The standard renewal fees are:
- $125 for all Real Estate licenses
- $140 for Licensed and Certified Appraisers
- $100 for Registered Appraisers
- Online renewals will be discounted by $25 and must be processed by midnight on 4/30/2013, or a late fee will apply.
- Effective January 1, 2012, the Georgia “Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011” requires all applicants for Real Estate licensure or Appraiser classification, and those applying for renewal of an existing license or classification, Appraisal Management Companies, Instructors, and School Directors to submit verification documents to the Georgia Real Estate Commission. Refer to the top of our home page for details. These documents must be submitted to GREC so that you record may be notated, or you will not be able to renew online.
- All approved Schools in GA are required to certify and post course completion information electronically, via our website. We do not process that information at GREC. If you just completed a course, most Schools will not be able to post it until the next business day, at the earliest.
- If all required courses have not been posted by your renewal deadline, it is recommended that you renew to Inactive status, to avoid a late fee. After the courses have been posted, you may activate your license by submitting a "Change Application". There is no fee required to re-activate.
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