NAR at a Glance
What: The National Association of REALTORS®, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association, representing 1 million members, including NAR’s institutes, societies and councils, involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.
Who: Our membership is composed of residential and commercial REALTORS®, who are brokers, salespeople, property managers, appraisers, counselors and others engaged in all aspects of the real estate industry. Members belong to one or more of some 1,400 local associations/boards and 54 state and territory associations of REALTORS®, or to one of 81 cooperating associations in nearly 60 countries. They are pledged to a strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.
Why: Working for America's property owners, the National Association provides a facility for professional development, research and 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.
The Term REALTOR®
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.
Learn More About NAR
The core purpose of the National Association of REALTORS® is to help its members become more profitable and successful.
Each year, the National Association of REALTORS® Strategic Planning Committee updates the Strategic Plan to reflect the critical challenges and emerging opportunities that the association and the real estate industry will confront during the next three to five years.
The NAR President and Leadership Team are working diligently on issues that matter to REALTORS® and home owners. Also, uncover NAR's history by learning about the organization's past presidents.
The incredible business benefits you receive as a member of NAR, as well as the support and guidance of more than one million other real estate professionals and world-class staff, all focus on helping you be successful.
See the latest media coverage of the NAR leadership team and their efforts to promote the importance of housing and private property to the overall economy.
Each year, NAR works tirelessly to show America what matters most: home ownership, commercial real estate, and the REALTORS® who make it all possible. The Annual Report details what the association has done over the past year to make a difference.
REALTORS® not only help make the dream of homeownership a reality, they also help build a better world through community programs, including the Smart Growth and Housing Opportunity programs.
Discover the many funding opportunities that are available to REALTORS® and state and local associations from NAR. Opportunities range from funding for workforce housing initiatives, smart growth programs and foreclosure recovery efforts, to stipends to attend NAR conferences and events.
Read more about NAR's awards programs that celebrate REALTORS® who have distinguished themselves in their communities.
NAR's Code of Ethics and Constitution, bylaws, and interpretations provide policy and protocol to NAR's members and state and local associations.