Real Estate Almanac

Local Associations

The local Realtor association section of the ORE 200 includes a ranking of all the nation’s local Realtor associations by membership count as of December 31, 2020.

Local Associations Overview

As trade associations, Realtor associations are nonprofits owned by their members. They represent their members and aim to help them improve the quality of service they provide, their education and professional standards. The classic Realtor association mission is simple: to make members more profitable and more successful.

Realtor associations come in three varieties, determined by geographic scope: national, state and local. Realtor associations have a federated makeup: members cannot join just one. When agents join a local association, to gain access to the MLS for example, they automatically join the state and national associations; the memberships are tied together in what is known as the three-way agreement.

Source: Real Estate Almanac

There were 1,069 local Realtor associations at the end of 2020, 19 less than existed at the end of 2019 as recorded in the 2020 ORE 200. 

The largest local Realtor associations have tens of thousands of members, and subsequently, healthy revenues that allow them to offer quality products and services to members and to play a large and meaningful role in their communities. Examples include the Miami Association of Realtors (over 48,000 members), the Houston Association of Realtors (over 40,000 members) and Broward, Palm Beaches and St. Lucie Realtors (over 33,000 members).

Source: Real Estate Almanac

On the other end of the size spectrum lie small local Realtor associations, which, because of relatively small revenues and resources, can sometimes struggle to offer a core set of services to members and struggle for relevancy. The industry has a large number of these smaller associations. Just over a third of the nation’s local Realtor associations (35 percent or 373 local associations) have less than 200 members.

Smaller local Realtor associations include the Sierra County Board of Realtors in Elephant Butte, New Mexico (21 members), Mid-Valley Association of Realtors in Kewanee, Illinois (18 members), Nolan County Board of Realtors in Austin, Texas (16 members), Deming Luna County Board of Realtors in Deming, New Mexico (11 members) and Clarksdale Board of Realtors in Clarksdale, Mississippi (10 members). T3 Sixty does not imply any of these do not offer members core standards; they are listed just to provide examples of some of the nation’s smallest Realtor associations.

Some local associations are consolidating but not many. From 2020 to 2021 the number of local Realtor associations dropped 1.7 percent. But they are getting larger. Over that same time period, the average member count and median member count of local associations grew 5.6% and 6.4%, respectively.

Year No. of Local Associations Median Local Association Member Count Average Local Association Member Count
2020 1,088 360 1,279
2021 1,069 1,351 383
% Change -1.7% 6.4% 5.6%

Source: Real Estate Almanac

Local Association Memberships

Membership in local Realtor associations is clustered among the largest. Twenty-two percent of the nation’s 1,069 local Realtor associations account for approximately 80 percent of the nation’s total local Realtor association membership. The average size of local Realtor associations at the end of 2020 was 1,351 members while the median size was 383 members. Below is a ranking of the residential real estate brokerage industry’s local associations listed as of December 31, 2020. Sorted by end of year membership.

2021 Rank

Local Realtor Association

 

2020 EOY Membership

1

Miami Association of Realtors

Miami

FL

Rank: 

1

Membership: 

48,763
Miami Association of Realtors, based out of Miami, FL, reported 48,763 members in 2020, an increase of 5.7% from the prior year, and a 6.4% an increase from 2018.

2

Houston Association of Realtors

Houston

TX

Rank: 

2

Membership: 

40,319
Houston Association of Realtors, based out of Houston, TX, reported 40,319 members in 2020, an increase of 5.6% from 2019, and a 12.9% an increase from 2018.

3

Broward, Palm Beaches and St. Lucie Realtors

West Palm Beach

FL

Rank: 

3

Membership: 

33,509
Broward, Palm Beaches and St. Lucie Realtors, based out of West Palm Beach, FL, reported 33,509 members in 2020, an increase of 4.0% from the prior year, and a 9.9% an increase from 2018.

4

Long Island Board of Realtors

West Babylon

NY

Rank: 

4

Membership: 

27,091
Long Island Board of Realtors, based out of West Babylon, NY, reported 27,091 members in 2020, an increase of 3.0% from the prior year, and a 5.8% an increase from 2018.

5

West & Southeast Realtorsof the Valley

Peoria

AZ

Rank: 

5

Membership: 

22,850
West & Southeast Realtors of the Valley, based out of Peoria, AZ, reported 22,850 members in 2020, an increase of 4.5% from 2019, and a 8.1% an increase from 2018.

6

Metrotex Association of Realtors

Dallas

TX

Rank: 

6

Membership: 

22,443
Metrotex Association of Realtors, based out of Dallas, TX, reported 22,443 members in 2020, an increase of 8.2% from the prior year, and a 18.1% an increase from 2018.

7

Orlando Regional RealtorAssociation

Orlando

FL

Rank: 

7

Membership: 

17,849
Orlando Regional Realtor Association, based out of Orlando, FL, reported 17,849 members in 2020, an increase of 11.5% from 2019, and a 26.0% an increase from 2018.

8

Mainstreet Organization of Realtors

Downers Grove

IL

Rank: 

8

Membership: 

17,607
Mainstreet Organization of Realtors, based out of Downers Grove, IL, reported 17,607 members in 2020, an decrease of -.3% from the prior year, and a 2.5% an increase from 2018.

9

Chicago Association of Realtors

Chicago

IL

Rank: 

9

Membership: 

15,681
Chicago Association of Realtors, based out of Chicago, IL, reported 15,681 members in 2020, an increase of 1.6% from the prior year, and a 6.0% an increase from 2018.

10

Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors

Las Vegas

NV

Rank: 

10

Membership: 

15,274
Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors Vegas Realtors), based out of Las Vegas, NV, reported 15,274 members in 2020, an increase of 3.0% from the prior year, and a 10.3% an increase from 2018.

11

North Central Jersey Association of Realtors

Morristown

NJ

Rank: 

11

Membership: 

14,398
North Central Jersey Association of Realtors, based out of Morristown, NJ, reported 14,398 members in 2020, an increase of 4.5% from the prior year, and a 40.8% an increase from 2018.

12

Orange County Association of Realtors

Laguna Hills

CA

Rank: 

12

Membership: 

14,113
Orange County Association of Realtors, based out of Laguna Hills, CA, reported 14,113 members in 2020, an increase of .6% from the prior year, and a 3.7% an increase from 2018.

13

Austin Board of Realtors

Austin

TX

Rank: 

13

Membership: 

13,139
Austin Board of Realtors, based out of Austin, TX, reported 13,139 members in 2020, an increase of 7.2% from the prior year, and a 18.2% an increase from 2018.

14

Greater Tampa Association of Realtors

Tampa

FL

Rank: 

14

Membership: 

13,016
Greater Tampa Association of Realtors, based out of Tampa, FL, reported 13,016 members in 2020, an increase of 8.7% from 2019, and a 23.9% an increase from 2018.

15

Greater San Diego Association of Realtors

San Diego

CA

Rank: 

15

Membership: 

12,983
Greater San Diego Association of Realtors, based out of San Diego, CA, reported 12,983 members in 2020, an decrease of -1.9% from the prior year, and a -6.2% a decrease from 2018.

16

Canopy Realtor Association

Charlotte

NC

Rank: 

16

Membership: 

12,964
Canopy Realtor Association rlotte Regional), based out of Charlotte, NC, reported 12,964 members in 2020, an increase of 13.0% from the prior year, and a 20.5% an increase from 2018.

17

San Antonio Board of Realtors

San Antonio

TX

Rank: 

17

Membership: 

12,860
San Antonio Board of Realtors, based out of San Antonio, TX, reported 12,860 members in 2020, an increase of 8.3% from 2019, and a 14.5% an increase from 2018.

18

Pacific West Association of Realtors

Anaheim

CA

Rank: 

18

Membership: 

12,082
Pacific West Association of Realtors, based out of Anaheim, CA, reported 12,082 members in 2020, an decrease of -1.5% from the prior year, and a 15.3% an increase from 2018.

19

Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors

White Plains

NY

Rank: 

19

Membership: 

12,026
Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, based out of White Plains, NY, reported 12,026 members in 2020, an decrease of -6.0% from the prior year, and a 9.8% an increase from 2018.

20

Northern Virginia Association of Realtors

Fairfax

VA

Rank: 

20

Membership: 

11,533
Northern Virginia Association of Realtors, based out of Fairfax, VA, reported 11,533 members in 2020, an increase of 1.7% from 2019, and a -.9% a decrease from 2018.

21

Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors

Leawood

KS

Rank: 

21

Membership: 

11,509
Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors, based out of Leawood, KS, reported 11,509 members in 2020, an increase of 2.5% from the prior year, and a 7.8% an increase from 2018.

22

Greater Los Angeles Realtors

Beverly Hills

CA

Rank: 

22

Membership: 

11,213
Greater Los Angeles Realtors, based out of Beverly Hills, CA, reported 11,213 members in 2020, an increase of 3.4% from 2019, and a 4.3% an increase from 2018.

23

Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors

Rockville

MD

Rank: 

23

Membership: 

10,681
Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors, based out of Rockville, MD, reported 10,681 members in 2020, an increase of 1.9% from the prior year, and a 3.6% an increase from 2018.

24

Monmouth/Ocean Regional Realtors

Tinton Falls

NJ

Rank: 

24

Membership: 

10,674
Monmouth/Ocean Regional Realtors, based out of Tinton Falls, NJ, reported 10,674 members in 2020, an increase of 7.4% from the prior year, and a 17.3% an increase from 2018.

25

Greater Boston Real Estate Board

Boston

MA

Rank: 

25

Membership: 

10,377
Greater Boston Real Estate Board, based out of Boston, MA, reported 10,377 members in 2020, an increase of 1.6% from the prior year, and a 5.6% an increase from 2018.

26

Southland Regional Association of Realtors

Van Nuys

CA

Rank: 

26

Membership: 

10,277
Southland Regional Association of Realtors, based out of Van Nuys, CA, reported 10,277 members in 2020, an increase of 2.7% from the prior year, and a .0% a decrease from 2018.

27

Atlanta RealtorsAssociation

Atlanta

GA

Rank: 

27

Membership: 

10,010
Atlanta Realtors Association, based out of Atlanta, GA, reported 10,010 members in 2020, an increase of 18.7% from 2019, and a 17.0% an increase from 2018.

28

Greater Metropolitan Association of Realtors

Southfield

MI

Rank: 

28

Membership: 

9,737
Greater Metropolitan Association of Realtors, based out of Southfield, MI, reported 9,737 members in 2020, an increase of 7.9% from the prior year, and a 16.4% an increase from 2018.

29

Phoenix Association of Realtors

Phoenix

AZ

Rank: 

29

Membership: 

9,654
Phoenix Association of Realtors, based out of Phoenix, AZ, reported 9,654 members in 2020, an increase of 6.2% from the prior year, and a 8.9% an increase from 2018.

30

Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors

Cary

NC

Rank: 

30

Membership: 

9,550
Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors, based out of Cary, NC, reported 9,550 members in 2020, an increase of 6.8% from the prior year, and a 16.8% an increase from 2018.

31

Salt Lake Board of Realtors

Sandy

UT

Rank: 

31

Membership: 

9,289
Salt Lake Board of Realtors, based out of Sandy, UT, reported 9,289 members in 2020, an increase of 10.0% from the prior year, and a 14.1% an increase from 2018.

32

Northeast Florida Association of Realtors

Jacksonville

FL

Rank: 

32

Membership: 

9,188
Northeast Florida Association of Realtors, based out of Jacksonville, FL, reported 9,188 members in 2020, an increase of 6.7% from 2019, and a 12.5% an increase from 2018.

33

Pinellas RealtorOrganization

Clearwater

FL

Rank: 

33

Membership: 

9,143
Pinellas RealtorOrganization, based out of Clearwater, FL, reported 9,143 members in 2020, an increase of 1.9% from 2019, and a 10.9% an increase from 2018.

34

Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors

Minneapolis

MN

Rank: 

34

Membership: 

9,059
Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors, based out of Minneapolis, MN, reported 9,059 members in 2020, an increase of 6.1% from the prior year, and a 10.8% an increase from 2018.

35

Collin County Association of Realtors

Plano

TX

Rank: 

35

Membership: 

8,829
Collin County Association of Realtors, based out of Plano, TX, reported 8,829 members in 2020, an increase of 8.3% from 2019, and a 15.6% an increase from 2018.

36

Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors

Scottsdale

AZ

Rank: 

36

Membership: 

8,651
Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors, based out of Scottsdale, AZ, reported 8,651 members in 2020, an increase of .7% from the prior year, and a 1.3% an increase from 2018.

37

MIBOR RealtorAssociation

Indianapolis

IN

Rank: 

37

Membership: 

8,410
MIBOR RealtorAssociation, based out of Indianapolis, IN, reported 8,410 members in 2020, an increase of .0% from 2019, and a 8.0% an increase from 2018.

38

Greater Bergen Association of Realtors

Hasbrouck Heights

NJ

Rank: 

38

Membership: 

8,230
Greater Bergen Association of Realtors, based out of Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, reported 8,230 members in 2020, an increase of 4.4% from 2019, and a 9.1% an increase from 2018.

39

Columbus Association of Realtors

Columbus

OH

Rank: 

39

Membership: 

8,088
Columbus Association of Realtors, based out of Columbus, OH, reported 8,088 members in 2020, an increase of 4.9% from 2019, and a 5.9% an increase from 2018.

40

Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors

Portland

OR

Rank: 

40

Membership: 

7,971
Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors, based out of Portland, OR, reported 7,971 members in 2020, an increase of 1.6% from 2019, and a 2.3% an increase from 2018.

41

St Louis Association of Realtors

Saint Louis

MO

Rank: 

41

Membership: 

7,736
St Louis Association of Realtors, based out of Saint Louis, MO, reported 7,736 members in 2020, an increase of .3% from 2019, and a 3.3% an increase from 2018.

42

St Paul Area Association of Realtors

St Paul

MN

Rank: 

42

Membership: 

7,636
St Paul Area Association of Realtors, based out of St Paul, MN, reported 7,636 members in 2020, an increase of 2.8% from the prior year, and a 6.6% an increase from 2018.

43

Sacramento Association of Realtors

Sacramento

CA

Rank: 

43

Membership: 

7,342
Sacramento Association of Realtors, based out of Sacramento, CA, reported 7,342 members in 2020, an increase of 3.3% from the prior year, and a 20.0% an increase from 2018.

44

RealtorAssociation of Sarasota & Manatee

Sarasota

FL

Rank: 

44

Membership: 

7,285
RealtorAssociation of Sarasota & Manatee, based out of Sarasota, FL, reported 7,285 members in 2020, an increase of 5.6% from 2019, and a 11.9% an increase from 2018.

45

Royal Palm Coast RealtorAssociation

Ft Myers Beach

FL

Rank: 

45

Membership: 

7,154
Royal Palm Coast RealtorAssociation, based out of Ft Myers Beach, FL, reported 7,154 members in 2020, an increase of 4.6% from the prior year, and a 10.9% an increase from 2018.

46

Denver Metro Association of Realtors

Denver

CO

Rank: 

46

Membership: 

6,954
Denver Metro Association of Realtors, based out of Denver, CO, reported 6,954 members in 2020, andecrease of -2.8% from the prior year, and a 2.8% an increase from 2018.

47

Seattle King County Association of Realtors

Bellevue

WA

Rank: 

47

Membership: 

6,939
Seattle King County Association of Realtors, based out of Bellevue, WA, reported 6,939 members in 2020, an decrease of -1.6% from 2019, and a -2.7% a decrease from 2018.

48

Citrus Valley Association of Realtors

Glendora

CA

Rank: 

48

Membership: 

6,606
Citrus Valley Association of Realtors, based out of Glendora, CA, reported 6,606 members in 2020, an increase of 7.9% from the prior year, and a 9.4% an increase from 2018.

49

Naples Area Board of Realtors

Naples

FL

Rank: 

49

Membership: 

6,404
Naples Area Board of Realtors, based out of Naples, FL, reported 6,404 members in 2020, an increase of 5.0% from the prior year, and a 7.7% an increase from 2018.

50

Honolulu Board of Realtors

Honolulu

HI

Rank: 

50

Membership: 

6,401
Honolulu Board of Realtors, based out of Honolulu, HI, reported 6,401 members in 2020, an increase of .7% from 2019, and a 4.2% an increase from 2018.