About NAR

The National Association of REALTORS® 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.

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®.

NAR DC building and US Capitol

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.

Mission

The core purpose of the National Association of REALTORS® is to help its members become more profitable and successful.

Vision

The National Association of REALTORS® strives to be the collective force influencing and shaping the real estate industry. It seeks to be the leading advocate of the right to own, use, and transfer real property; the acknowledged leader in developing standards for efficient, effective, and ethical real estate business practices; and valued by highly skilled real estate professionals and viewed by them as crucial to their success.

Working for America's property owners, the National Association of REALTORS® 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.

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Working at NAR

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® employs more than 300 people in Chicago and Washington, DC, 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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