Greater Augusta Association of REALTORS®
1214 Roy Road
Augusta , GA 30909
Office: (706) 736-0429
Stacie Adkins, CEO / Association Executive
Judi Summers, MLS Coordinator
Lauren Guillebeau, Education & Affiliate Members
Caitlinn Starcher, Accounting
Administrative Assistant, email@example.com
History of GAAR:
In 1914, the Augusta Board of REALTORS® was founded by a group of Real Estate Brokers in an attempt to facilitate good relationships between brokers and the public which they served. To a great extent the necessity of the board of REALTORS® is to promote ethical conduct in the absence of any state licensing laws or agencies.
The original board of REALTORS® consisted only of broker-owners and had only a loosely organized relationship on a state or national level. The national board was dubbed the National Association of Real Estate Boards where the actual members were the boards themselves. Over the years the boards allowed more participation by the salespersons of the members and eventually dubbed them REALTOR® Associates in the mid 1970's. Subsequently, most boards and eventually all boards gave into the all realtor concept which allowed all salespeople equal voice with their brokers in running their local associations. Currently, the members of the Greater Augusta Board of REALTORS® are all members of a strong Georgia Association of REALTORS® and an equally strong National Association of REALTORS®. Augusta has a long tradition of leadership at all levels of the REALTOR® families with numerous Presidents of the Georgia Association of REALTORS® and key positions at the National Association of REALTORS®.
In the 1980's, the board added an additional role by acquiring the Augusta Multiple Listing service to provide a service to its members.This insured a reasonable cost of service and Augusta's REALTORS® would always have the cutting edge technology demanded by its members. The service has recently been expanded to offer the same service to the public in the form of a public web site.
The Greater Augusta Board of REALTORS® still today provides its members with a strong voice to represent private property rights and legislation that promotes the interest of the homeowner. It provides enforcement of a strong code of ethics to promote the professionalism of its members. It provides education to keep its members abreast of the newest techniques and technologies to keep our members in the forefront of the real estate industry. It provides quality multiple listing service to our members and to the public at large.
|1956: Robert l. Garrett||1957: Leonard T. Samuels||1958: Leonard T. Samuels||1959: Henry Garrett, Jr.|
|1960: Daniel Matheny||1961: William A. Trotter||1962: William F. Franke, Jr.||1963: J. Noel Schweers, Jr.|
|1964: A. Roy Krouse, Jr.||1965: Birnet Johnson||1966: William Hollingsworth, Jr.||1967: Paul E. Petersen|
|1968: Goldman T. Brashear||1969: William A. Price||1970: Hubert Bolton||1971: Allen Strickland, Jr.|
|1972: Leroy H. Simkins, Jr.||1973: J. P. Parkman||1974: Otis L. Crowell||1975: Barbara M. Scott|
|1976: G. Bryan Simkins||1977: E. G. Meybohm||1978: Terry W. Wasden||1979: Minette M. Hatcher|
|1980: J. Gary Waters||1981: Robert L. Meybohm||1982: Edwin P. Brown,Jr.||1983: Fred G. Steiner|
|1984: Connie C. Harrison||1985: M. Bert Storey||1986: Joseph L. Croft||1987: Mattice T. Brashear|
|1988: Elizabeth "Boots" Holden||1989: James. C. Courson||1990: John G. Brown||1991: Thomas M. Blanchard|
|1992: Richard A. Wimmer||1993: Thomas G. Carswell||1994: Douglas T. Reese||1995: Jean Morris|
|1996: C. Ralph Kitchens||1997: Lynn B. Mears||1998: Terry W. Wasden||1999: James C. Courson|
|2000: Pamela R. Baldwin||2001: Elizabeth "Boots" Holden||2002: Becky Price Horner||2003: Ira F. Tindall|
|2004: Becki B. Donner||2005: William G. Bootman||2006: Thomas J. Horner||2007: Ryan T. Brashear|
|2008: Linda M. Townsend||2009: Nita F. Sawyer||2010: Lloyd A. DeFoor||2011: Lula V. Kanardy|
|2012: Thomas M. Blanchard, III||2013: Lili Youngblood||2014: Teresa Tiller||2015: Barbara Sanders|
|2016: John Chambers||2017: Andrea Bowles||2018: Philip Jones||2019: Dennis Smith|
|2020: Kim W. Bragg||2021: Terri Thomas||2022: Jenny Viger|
Greater Augusta Association of REALTORS®, Inc.
1214 Roy Road Augusta, GA 30909 Phone (706) 736-0429 Fax (706) 737-9112
Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
GAAR Mission: Provide the education, resources, guidance, and advocacy necessary to ensure our members reflect the highest professional and ethical standards within the community while promoting and protecting private property rights and home ownership.