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Letter from the President of GACAR

Welcome to Gainesville!  The Gainesville-Alachua County Association of Realtors® (GACAR), the Voice of Real Estate in Alachua County, has been devoted to this community for over 50 years.  Throughout the years, GACAR has fought to protect private property rights and shape public policy on real estate-related issues.  Gainesville has gone from being an agricultural town to being a booming college town, and is now transitioning into a technology and innovation hub.  GACAR has been at the forefront of change and development in this community.

Through education, networking, and accountability, GACAR is dedicated to elevating Realtors® to ensure the public trust of the real estate profession.  In recognition and appreciation of their obligations to clients, customers, the public, and each other, Realtors® continuously strive to become and remain informed on issues affecting real estate and, as knowledgeable professionals, they willingly share the fruit of their experience and study with others.

All Realtor® members of GACAR take an oath to uphold the Code of Ethics.  Realtors®, therefore, are zealous to maintain and improve the standards of their calling and share with their fellow Realtors® a common responsibility for its integrity and honor.

As a long-standing institution in this community, GACAR is involved in several charitable programs.  The philanthropic arm of GACAR is the Realtors® Reaching Out program.  Realtors® Reaching Out is dedicated to helping the community through fundraising for charities, food drives, feeding the homeless, helping to restore/repair homes, and so much more.  The food drive in 2011 raised over 13,300 pounds of food for the local Bread of the Mighty food bank.

There are numerous reasons to use a Realtor, most importantly to help you successfully navigate through the selling or buying process when selecting the property that’s right for you.  Find the property that fits you best!  GACAR members are not just residential agents, but also commercial agents and property managers.  By using a GACAR Realtor® you are getting their unique local knowledge; therefore, all your real estate needs can be fulfilled by a GACAR member (find a Realtor®).

GACAR members know this is not only a unique real estate market that they work, but also their home.

Gina Hall,
2015 GACAR President