List of Real Estate Associations
National Association of Realtors (Realtor.org)
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) is the largest trade association (with over 1.1 million members) and one of the most powerful lobbying groups in North America, having spent nearly $100 million in the past 10 years. Founded in 1908 in Chicago, NAR’s members are residential and commercial real estate brokers, real estate salespeople, immovable property managers, appraisers, counselors, and others engaged in all aspects of the real estate industry. Members belong to one or more of some 1,600 local Realtor boards or associations. They are pledge to adhere to NAR’s code of ethics and standards of practice. In the US, Realtor is a registered trademark of the NAR. There are 1.3 million Realtors, mostly in the United States, and an additional 1 million licensed real estate agents who are not members of NAR and cannot use the trademarked title of Realtor. NAR also functions as a self-regulatory organization for real estate brokerage.
NAR’s website contains a wealth of information for real estate agents, including figures and statistics relating to the industry, news, upcoming events, articles, educational courses from affiliates and more.NAR’s Website
National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB)
The NAREB’s goal is to bring together the nation’s real estate professionals to promote the meaningful exchange of ideas about our business and how best to serve our clientele. “We strive to create an environment where creativity flourishes in both the workplace and the marketplace.
To service our target market, we ensure that training and educational opportunities are available to our entire membership across the the many disciplines we represent ,providing certification and special designations in many areas of interest. Our ability to professionally service our client base is the foundation by which we operate.”
The NAREB was founded in 1947, making it the oldest real estate associations in North America. It was formed out of a need to secure the right to equal housing opportunities regardless of race, creed or color. Since its inception, we have participated in various meaningful challenges and legislative improvements to establish fair housing for all.
These are just a few of the largest real estate associations.
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