Who We Are
America's largest trade association, representing 1.5 million members, including NAR's institutes, societies, and councils, involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.
Our membership is composed of residential and commercial brokers, salespeople, property managers, appraisers, counselors, and others engaged in the real estate industry. Members belong to one or more of approximately 1,200 local associations/boards and 54 state and territory associations of REALTORS®.
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.
To empower REALTORS® as they preserve, protect and advance the right to real property for all.
Our vision is to be a trusted ally, guiding our members and those they serve through the ever-evolving real estate landscape.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
NAR fully embraces perspectives from all walks of life—regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, national origin, socioeconomic status, political affiliation or any other qualities by which we may define ourselves. Read NAR's full Diversity and Inclusion Statement.
Code of Ethics
The National Association of REALTORS® was founded as the National Association of Real Estate Exchanges on May 12, 1908 in Chicago. With 120 founding members, 19 Boards, and one state association, the National Association of Real Estate Exchanges' objective was "to unite the real estate men of America for the purpose of effectively exerting a combined influence upon matters affecting real estate interests."
NAR Strategic Framework
November 5, 2018
The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® employs more than 300 people in Chicago and Washington, D.C., to help fulfill its mission of helping its members be more successful and advocating for property-ownership rights throughout the U.S. — and continually seeks talented people to join its team.