The Galveston Association of REALTORS®, Your Gulf Coast Connection, is a local affiliate of the Texas Association of 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.
New Understanding of Synaptic Connections
Scientists at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have unraveled how certain proteins work together to regulate the formation of connections between neurons. Read more.
Long Weekend Anyone? 4 Big Reasons to Spend July 4th Weekend in Galveston
There won’t be a lack of excitement in Galveston this Independence Day. The island has festivities planned every night of the holiday weekend! Read more.
New Cancer Drug Makes Commonly Prescribed Chemo Drug More Effective When Given Together
Researchers have found a way to increase the effectiveness of a widely used cancer drug while decreasing the risk of heart-damaging side effects. Read more.
Galveston Gears Up for Independence Week
The barbecue pits are about to be fired up, while fireworks light up Galveston skies as Islanders and visitors alike gather to say, “Happy Birthday, America!” Indeed, Galveston is the place to be to celebrate Independence Day week! Read more.
Galveston Summer Camps For Kids Both Fun and Educational
When school is out, what’s there for kids to do? Quite a lot, if you consider all the summer programs available on the island. From preschoolers to mostly middle school age, summer camp programs give kids hands-on learning experiences while having fun at the same time.