About GDAR

Mission, Vision, Story

Our Mission

Guelph and District Association of REALTORS® provides progressive education, technology, resources and advocacy that empower our members to succeed.

Our Vision

Our members are a valued and essential part of every real estate transaction in the communities we serve.

Our Beginnings

The Guelph Real Estate Board began as a cooperative in December 1959, in the former Murphy & McDougall real estate office.  From there it moved to its home of 45 years (1974) at 400 Woolwich Street and in 2019 relocated to its current office at 221 Woodlawn Road West.

Since it’s humble beginnings, the organization has continued to grow and now encompasses much of Wellington County including Drayton, Ariss, Teviotdale, Fergus/Elora, Campbellville and Rockwood. The organizations name change in 1966 to the Guelph & District Real Estate Board reflected this growth.

Changing with the Times

September of 2008 marked the groups renaming to The Guelph & District Association of REALTORS® a change that emphasizes the importance of property owners partnering with registered REALTORS®.

While a person registered to sell real estate is known as “registrant”, only a person who is a member of the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) may be called a REALTOR®.  This designation speaks to the persons commitment to follow the guidelines established by these organizations.

GDAR is proud of our contributions to our community for over 60 years.