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REALTOR Emeritus

A REALTOR® Member who has held membership in the National Association as a REALTOR®, REALTOR-ASSOCIATE®, or both, for a cumulative period of forty years is eligible for REALTOR® Emeritus status.

A completed application is necessary to begin the approval process for REALTOR® Emeritus status, which must be completed by the candidate’s local association. Documentation substantiating the candidate’s forty (40) years of membership (and one (1) year of service, as applicable) must be attached to the application.

The new REALTOR® Emeritus eligibility criteria shall be implemented as follows:

In addition to the required forty (40) years of REALTOR® membership:

  • Applications submitted in the years 2015 through 2019 will require proof of one (1) year of service* at the local, state, or National Association level.
  • Applications submitted in 2020 and beyond will require proof of one (1) year of service* at the National Association level.

* “Service” is defined as serving as an officer, director, committee member, federal political coordinator, president’s liaison or regional coordinator to a country with which NAR holds a reciprocal agreement.


If you qualify and would like to apply for REALTOR® Emeritus status, please contact Sherry Marr at GCAR at 518.464.0191 x23 or by March 15.



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