REALTOR® associations on the local, state, and national level all have a part in enforcing policies and standards that protect the associations and help the organization run smoothly. As an elected leader, it’s crucial that you understand the relationships between the different types of associations and the rules that govern them.
National Policies & Structure
Become familiar with the policies and standards administered at the national level, including NAR’s mission and vision, the Code of Ethics, the three-way agreement, mandatory Code of Ethics training, policies for dues payment, antitrust protections, and other key rules.
View NAR's Policy section to review complete information on professional standards, governing documents, membership policies, MLS policy, the Code of Ethics, and more.
Local, state, and territorial associations of REALTORS®, as a condition of membership in the National Association of REALTORS®, must meet NAR’s Organizational Alignment Core Standards for State and Local Associations. The standards were approved by NAR’s Board of Directors in May 2014 and replace a previous set of organizational standards. The purpose of the new standards: to raise the bar for REALTOR® associations and ensure high-quality service for REALTORS®.