About Us

Chartered in 1916, The Galveston Association of REALTORS®, Your Gulf Coast Connection, is a local affiliate of Texas REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®.

As a member-based trade association, GAR promotes and protects private-property ownership and rights, advocates for our local REALTORS® and property owners and strives to keep homeownership affordable.

Licensed real estate agents and brokers in Texas must follow state laws. Agents and brokers who join the Galveston Association of REALTORS® also pledge to follow a higher set of standards—the REALTOR® Code of Ethics.

GAR owns and operates the Galveston Multiple Listing Service. With a jurisdiction of Galveston Island, Pelican Island, and Bolivar Peninsula, the Galveston MLS provides the most comprehensive real estate coverage of our local market – making GAR Your Gulf Coast Connection.

Mission Statement

The Galveston Association of REALTORS® is the trusted voice for real estate in coastal Galveston County, existing to serve our members, promote the cooperation of real estate professionals, advocate for ethical business practices, and protect the private property rights of our communities.

2021 Board of Directors

Lynn Winget, President
Angela Sanders, President-Elect
Patti Zajack, Treasurer
Julie Greenwell, Secretary
Alison Christensen, Director
Greg Fountain, Director
Reid Nelson, Director
Brian Kuhn, MLS Chairman
Mary Ellen Smith, Past President


Lesley C. Sommer, Association Executive
Jennifer Prochaska, Executive Assistant