Who We Are

About NAR

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.


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.

Mission & Vision - Strategic Thinking Advisory Committee

Video: What NAR's Mission and Vision
Statements Mean for Members


NAR is committed to providing a productive and welcoming environment that is free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, and is dedicated to implementing best practices to ensure our workplace is positive and productive. Read NAR's full Commitment to Fostering a Respectful Workplace.

Code of Ethics

The Code ensures that consumers are served by requiring REALTORS® to cooperate with each other in furthering clients' best interests.

Guiding NAR’s Strategic Direction

NAR Leadership

The NAR Leadership Team is the President, President-elect, First Vice President, Treasurer, Immediate Past President, Vice Presidents, and CEO.

Our History

NAR Founding Seal

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."

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Governing Documents & Policies

Governing Documents

NAR's major policy documents including the Code of Ethics, Constitution and Bylaws, and local/state model documents.


Association policy, rules, and procedures related to membership, multiple listing services, and professional standards.
Additional Information

Awards and Grants

Explore NAR's awards and recognition for members and associations or find information on grants and other financial assistance.

Consumer Outreach

NAR's goal is to demonstrate the value of a REALTOR® to consumers and distinguish REALTORS® from other real estate agents.

Executive Outreach Program

The Executive Outreach Program strengthens relationships between NAR, local/state associations, & MLSs through points of contact & partnerships.

Good Neighbor

REALTORS® give back on all levels. Learn about the REALTORS® Are Good Neighbors program and the Good Neighbor Awards. 

Food Recovery Network

Through its partnership with FRN, NAR has provided roughly 5,000 pounds of food from its events to hunger-fighting groups across the U.S. since 2019.

NAR en Español

NAR en español permite a los miembros y socios colaboradores acceder a información, herramientas, productos y servicios en español.

Working at NAR

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.

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