Kevin Sears Steps Into Role as NAR President

The 30-year real estate veteran vows to support members’ businesses and the NAR brand.

The National Association of REALTORS® announced Monday that Kevin Sears has stepped into the role of NAR president following the resignation of 2024 President Tracy Kasper. As a 30-year real estate veteran from Springfield, Mass., Sears is the broker-owner of Sears Real Estate and specializes in single-family brokerage and property management.

“I remain focused on working with NAR Interim CEO Nykia Wright and NAR’s dedicated staff to continue our critical efforts in supporting our members’ small businesses as they deliver value to their clients, strengthen their communities and promote real property rights for all,” Sears says.

Sears has served in numerous leadership positions at the local, state and national association levels, including 16 years as a member of the NAR Board of Directors and 23 years as a federal political coordinator. He also served as 2010 president of the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS®. He has been an active participant in shaping the association’s strategic direction, supporting 11 NAR committees (five as chair) and 16 working groups and PAGs (three as chair). Through this, Sears has gained a unique perspective into association operations and its advocacy work, as well as the responsibility its leaders have to support members’ ability to transact business.

“Kevin is a highly experienced REALTOR®, a dedicated leader and a true ambassador of the NAR brand,” Wright says. “He and I have worked closely together since my first day, and I’m looking forward to continuing to work with Kevin in his capacity as NAR president to strengthen our organization.”

Sears says he is committed to NAR’s work to advocate for the real estate industry. He has played a critical role in driving member advocacy efforts through RPAC, where he served as chair at two different times and helped to shape the REALTOR® Party as we know it today. “We must continue our best-in-class advocacy efforts for our industry, customers and clients to ensure they can freely buy, sell, lease and transfer real property,” Sears says.