About Us

Georgia Institute of Real Estate

Established in 1959, the Georgia Institute of Real Estate (GIRE) is recognized as the oldest and most widely acclaimed school of real estate in Georgia. Now, as a division of the Atlanta Board of REALTORS®, we are headquartered in Sandy Springs. Courses offered by GIRE meet all the requirements of the Georgia Real Estate Commission and Real Estate Appraisers Board as well as provide you with a solid understanding of the practices of the real estate and appraisal industries.

We invite you to continue browsing our website, meet our instructors, and select a relevant, challenging course to help you become more profitable in your real estate business. Discover why the Georgia Institute of Real Estate is Georgia's leading provider of real estate educational programs.

Our History

  • Founded

    GIRE grow's out from informal tutoring sessions held in John and Dorothy Correll's home on Saturday mornings.

  • Acquisitioned

    GIRE was acquired by the Atlanta Board of REALTORS® in 1980 and has relocated numerous times to accommodate its unparalleled growth. The main campus is located in the Tommie Jackson Building of the Atlanta Board of REALTORS® in Sandy Springs.

  • The Tech Era

    GIRE partners with WebToolSet to introduce our first distance learning program, ProStar - CD-ROM based real estate education.

  • Online

    GIRE launches on-line Salesperson Prelicense and Continuing Ed programs.

  • Today!

    GIRE begins building the most comprehensive and interchangeable on-line and in-class Salesperson Prelicense program in the state.

Why Us

We Are Real Estate In Georgia

Our mission and passion are simply real estate and Georgia. Because Because the Georgia Institute of Real Estate is a service of the Educational Foundation of the Atlanta Board of REALTORS® and the Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS®, our influence is not only predominant in Atlanta but also across the State.

Our industry recognized instructors, constantly up-dated materials and technology, and readily available helplines help ensure your success in passing the required Georgia state exam. We are here for your success and take your success as the ultimate compliment as to how we conduct the important business of training real estate professionals.

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