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National Association of Realtors®
Category - Professional Development - Realtor® Associations

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association, representing 1.2 million members, including NAR’s institutes, societies and councils, involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

The 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 1,600 local associations/boards and 54 state and territory associations of REALTORS®. They are pledged to a strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

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® is a registered Trademark.1


The National Association of Realtors was founded on May 12, 1908. It was originally named the National Association of Real Estate Exchanges before changing its name in 1916 to The National Association of Real Estate Boards and The National Association of REALTORS® in 1974.

Contact Details


430 North Michigan Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60611

DC Office:

500 New Jersey Avenue, NW,
Washington, DC 20001-2020

Tel: 800-874-6500


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