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Need to find a real estate organization? Look here for associations and federal agencies that deal with fair housing, appraisals, housing finance and other real estate issues. Find out how these organizations are playing their part in the real estate world. (A. Siudzinski, Senior Information Specialist)

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National Association of REALTO​RS® Affiliated Institutes, Societies and Councils

CCIM Institute

Council of Residential Specialists (CRS)

Counselors of Real Estate (CRE)

Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)

Real Estate Business Institute

Real Estate Buyers Agents Council (REBAC)

REALTORS® Land Institute (RLI)

Society of Office and Industrial REALTORS® (SIOR)

Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES)

Women's Council of REALTORS® (WCR)

Housing Trade & Professional Organizations

American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI)

National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

Worldwide ERC (Employee Relocation Council)

National Multi Housing Council (NMHC)

National Apartment Association (NAA)

International Association of Real Estate Consultants (IAREC)

Fair Housing Organizations

Department of Housing and Urban Development - Fair Housing

National Fair Housing Alliance

Fair Housing Accessibility First

National Fair Housing Training Academy

Federal Housing Agencies

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Freddie Mac

Fannie Mae

Federal Housing Administration (FHA)

Federal Housing Finance Agency

Department of Agriculture - Rural Development

Department of Veterans Affairs Home Loan Guaranty Services

Mortgage & Finance Organizations

National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders (NAAHL)

Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA)

National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA)

National Association of Mortgage Brokers (NAMB)

Commercial & Industrial Organizations

National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP)

Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA International)

Urban Land Institute (ULI)

National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT)

International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)

International Facility Management Association (IFMA)

Appraisal Organizations

National Association of REALTORS® Appraisal Section

Appraisal Institute

The Appraisal Foundation

International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO)

American Society of Appraisers (ASA)

American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA)

Multicultural Organizations

National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP)

Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA)

National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB)

Research Organizations

American Real Estate Society (ARES)

American Real Estate & Urban Economics Association (AREUEA)

Other Housing & Real Estate Organizations

Habitat for Humanity International

Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO)

National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE)

National Auctioneers Association (NAA)

Pension Real Estate Association (PREA)

National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF)

The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing

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