The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, The Voice for Real Estate®, is the world's largest professional association. Founded in 1908, NAR has grown from its original nucleus of 120 to over 1.3 million members today. NAR is composed of REALTORS® who are involved in residential and commercial real estate as brokers, salespeople, property managers, appraisers, counselors and others engaged in all aspects of the real estate industry. The term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.
Working for America's property owners, NAR provides a forum for professional development, research and the exchange of information among its members, and to the public and government for the purpose of preserving the free enterprise system and the right to own real property.
Members belong to one or more of some 1,700 local associations/boards and 54 state and territory associations of REALTORS®. Additionally, they can join one of our many institutes, societies and councils to enhance their expertise and network with other professionals globally.
If you're not a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, but you'd like to become one so you can take advantage of all the benefits of membership — including accessing the member ONLY parts of our site, you must first join your local real estate board. Membership in a local association automatically extends your membership to the state association and national association. As a member, you are the voice for NAR — it is your association and it exists to help you increase your business opportunities.
To find out where the local board in your area is located, check the Yellow Pages or send us an e-mail with your name, address, company name, phone and fax numbers. You can also search our list of local boards and state associations with Web sites.
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