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

451

Lafayette Regional Association of Realtors

Lafayette

IN

Rank: 

451

Membership: 

519
Lafayette Regional Association of Realtors, based out of Lafayette, IN, reported 519 members in 2020, an increase of 1.2% from the prior year, and a 3.8% an increase from 2018.

452

Central Georgia Board of Realtors

Warner Robins

GA

Rank: 

452

Membership: 

516
Central Georgia Board of Realtors, based out of Warner Robins, GA, reported 516 members in 2020, an increase of 1.8% from the prior year, and a 22.0% an increase from 2018.

453

Southern Gateway Association of Realtors

Arnold

MO

Rank: 

453

Membership: 

512
Southern Gateway Association of Realtors, based out of Arnold, MO, reported 512 members in 2020, an increase of .6% from the prior year, and a 9.6% an increase from 2018.

454

Washington Greene Association of Realtors

Washington

PA

Rank: 

454

Membership: 

511
Washington Greene Association of Realtors, based out of Washington, PA, reported 511 members in 2020, an increase of 10.6% from 2019, and a 14.1% an increase from 2018.

455

Laredo Association of Realtors

Laredo

TX

Rank: 

455

Membership: 

509
Laredo Association of Realtors, based out of Laredo, TX, reported 509 members in 2020, an increase of 6.3% from 2019, and a 13.6% an increase from 2018.

456

Piedmont Regional Association of Realtors

Rock Hill

SC

Rank: 

456

Membership: 

507
Piedmont Regional Association of Realtors, based out of Rock Hill, SC, reported 507 members in 2020, an increase of 5.6% from the prior year, and a 7.9% an increase from 2018.

457

Marco Island Area Association of Realtors

Marco Island

FL

Rank: 

457

Membership: 

504
Marco Island Area Association of Realtors, based out of Marco Island, FL, reported 504 members in 2020, an decrease of -1.2% from the prior year, and a 1.4% an increase from 2018.

458

Mid Shore Board of Realtors

Easton

MD

Rank: 

458

Membership: 

501
Mid Shore Board of Realtors, based out of Easton, MD, reported 501 members in 2020, an increase of 13.9% from the prior year, and a 28.8% an increase from 2018.

459

Southern Adirondack Realtors

Queensbury

NY

Rank: 

459

Membership: 

497
Southern Adirondack Realtors, based out of Queensbury, NY, reported 497 members in 2020, an decrease of -1.2% from 2019, and a -2.2% a decrease from 2018.

460

East Central Association of Realtors

Flint

MI

Rank: 

460

Membership: 

496
East Central Association of Realtors, based out of Flint, MI, reported 496 members in 2020, andecrease of -2.7% from the prior year, and a -7.5% a decrease from 2018.

461

Bismarck Mandan Board of Realtors

Bismarck

ND

Rank: 

461

Membership: 

494
Bismarck Mandan Board of Realtors, based out of Bismarck, ND, reported 494 members in 2020, an increase of 4.2% from the prior year, and a 9.3% an increase from 2018.

462

Mid Coast Board of Realtors

Rockland

ME

Rank: 

462

Membership: 

490
Mid Coast Board of Realtors, based out of Rockland, ME, reported 490 members in 2020, an increase of 2.9% from 2019, and a 4.5% an increase from 2018.

463

Heartland Association of Realtors

Sebring

FL

Rank: 

463

Membership: 

489
Heartland Association of Realtors, based out of Sebring, FL, reported 489 members in 2020, an increase of 8.9% from the prior year, and a 15.9% an increase from 2018.

463

Longmont Association of Realtors

Longmont

CO

Rank: 

463

Membership: 

489
Longmont Association of Realtors, based out of Longmont, CO, reported 489 members in 2020, an decrease of -1.6% from the prior year, and a -7.9% a decrease from 2018.

465

Champaign County Association of Realtors

Savoy

IL

Rank: 

465

Membership: 

487
Champaign County Association of Realtors, based out of Savoy, IL, reported 487 members in 2020, an increase of 2.1% from 2019, and a 1.7% an increase from 2018.

466

Greater Metro West Association Realtors

Weatherford

TX

Rank: 

466

Membership: 

486
Greater Metro West Association Realtors, based out of Weatherford, TX, reported 486 members in 2020, an increase of 5.9% from the prior year, and a 14.1% an increase from 2018.

467

Greeley Area Realtor Association

Greeley

CO

Rank: 

467

Membership: 

484
Greeley Area Realtor Association, based out of Greeley, CO, reported 484 members in 2020, an increase of 3.4% from 2019, and a 8.8% an increase from 2018.

468

Beaufort-Jasper County Association of Realtors

Beaufort

SC

Rank: 

468

Membership: 

482
Beaufort-Jasper County Association of Realtors, based out of Beaufort, SC, reported 482 members in 2020, an increase of 3.2% from 2019, and a 6.2% an increase from 2018.

469

Burlington Alamance County Association of Realtors

Burlington

NC

Rank: 

469

Membership: 

481
Burlington Alamance County Association of Realtors, based out of Burlington, NC, reported 481 members in 2020, an increase of 5.3% from the prior year, and a 12.9% an increase from 2018.

469

Lakes Area RealtorsAssociation

Elkhorn

WI

Rank: 

469

Membership: 

481
Lakes Area Realtors Association, based out of Elkhorn, WI, reported 481 members in 2020, an increase of 1.7% from the prior year, and a 4.8% an increase from 2018.

471

Mid-Illinois RealtorAssociation

Bloomington

IL

Rank: 

471

Membership: 

480
Mid-Illinois RealtorAssociation, based out of Bloomington, IL, reported 480 members in 2020, an increase of 10.9% from the prior year, and a 4.1% an increase from 2018.

472

Iowa City Area Association of Realtors

Coralville

IA

Rank: 

472

Membership: 

475
Iowa City Area Association of Realtors, based out of Coralville, IA, reported 475 members in 2020, an increase of 3.3% from the prior year, and a 4.2% an increase from 2018.

473

Kennebec Valley Board of Realtors

Augusta

ME

Rank: 

473

Membership: 

472
Kennebec Valley Board of Realtors, based out of Augusta, ME, reported 472 members in 2020, an increase of 4.4% from the prior year, and a 9.5% an increase from 2018.

474

Paulding Board of Realtors

Dallas

GA

Rank: 

474

Membership: 

469
Paulding Board of Realtors, based out of Dallas, GA, reported 469 members in 2020, an increase of 1.3% from the prior year, and a -3.5% a decrease from 2018.

475

Great Smoky Mountains Association of Realtors

Sevierville

TN

Rank: 

475

Membership: 

468
Great Smoky Mountains Association of Realtors, based out of Sevierville, TN, reported 468 members in 2020, an increase of 11.2% from 2019, and a 15.8% an increase from 2018.

476

Carroll County Association of Realtors

Westminster

MD

Rank: 

476

Membership: 

466
Carroll County Association of Realtors, based out of Westminster, MD, reported 466 members in 2020, andecrease of -2.9% from the prior year, and a .4% an increase from 2018.

476

Northwest Iowa Regional Board of Realtors

Sioux City

IA

Rank: 

476

Membership: 

466
Northwest Iowa Regional Board of Realtors, based out of Sioux City, IA, reported 466 members in 2020, an increase of 3.8% from the prior year, and a 6.6% an increase from 2018.

476

RealtorsAssociation of Central Indiana

Kokomo

IN

Rank: 

476

Membership: 

466
Realtors Association of Central Indiana, based out of Kokomo, IN, reported 466 members in 2020, an increase of 1.7% from the prior year, and a 6.2% an increase from 2018.

479

Western Wisconsin RealtorsAssociation

St. Paul

MN

Rank: 

479

Membership: 

464
Western Wisconsin Realtors Association, based out of St. Paul, MN, reported 464 members in 2020, an increase of 8.9% from 2019, and a 12.1% an increase from 2018.

479

Williamsburg Area Association of Realtors

Williamsburg

VA

Rank: 

479

Membership: 

464
Williamsburg Area Association of Realtors, based out of Williamsburg, VA, reported 464 members in 2020, andecrease of -.6% from the prior year, and a 3.8% an increase from 2018.

481

Loveland Berthoud Association of Realtors

Loveland

CO

Rank: 

481

Membership: 

462
Loveland Berthoud Association of Realtors, based out of Loveland, CO, reported 462 members in 2020, an increase of 7.7% from the prior year, and a 10.0% an increase from 2018.

481

Mohawk Valley Association of Realtors

Utica

NY

Rank: 

481

Membership: 

462
Mohawk Valley Association of Realtors, based out of Utica, NY, reported 462 members in 2020, an decrease of -.6% from 2019, and a 7.4% an increase from 2018.

483

Odessa Board of Realtors

Odessa

TX

Rank: 

483

Membership: 

460
Odessa Board of Realtors, based out of Odessa, TX, reported 460 members in 2020, an increase of 7.7% from the prior year, and a 25.3% an increase from 2018.

484

Highland Lakes Association of Realtors

Marble Falls

TX

Rank: 

484

Membership: 

458
Highland Lakes Association of Realtors, based out of Marble Falls, TX, reported 458 members in 2020, an increase of 1.3% from the prior year, and a 10.6% an increase from 2018.

485

Shoals Area Association of Realtors

Florence

AL

Rank: 

485

Membership: 

457
Shoals Area Association of Realtors, based out of Florence, AL, reported 457 members in 2020, an increase of 4.1% from 2019, and a 3.9% an increase from 2018.

486

North Central Washington Association of Realtors

Wenatchee

WA

Rank: 

486

Membership: 

456
North Central Washington Association of Realtors, based out of Wenatchee, WA, reported 456 members in 2020, an increase of 3.4% from the prior year, and a 16.9% an increase from 2018.

487

Aiken Association of Realtors

Aiken

SC

Rank: 

487

Membership: 

455
Aiken Association of Realtors, based out of Aiken, SC, reported 455 members in 2020, an increase of 10.4% from the prior year, and a 25.0% an increase from 2018.

487

White Mountain Association of Realtors

Lakeside

AZ

Rank: 

487

Membership: 

455
White Mountain Association of Realtors, based out of Lakeside, AZ, reported 455 members in 2020, an increase of 6.1% from 2019, and a 16.7% an increase from 2018.

489

Bloomington Board of Realtors

Bloomington

IN

Rank: 

489

Membership: 

451
Bloomington Board of Realtors, based out of Bloomington, IN, reported 451 members in 2020, an increase of .7% from the prior year, and a 5.1% an increase from 2018.

490

Kent County Association of Realtors

Dover

DE

Rank: 

490

Membership: 

450
Kent County Association of Realtors, based out of Dover, DE, reported 450 members in 2020, an increase of 2.5% from the prior year, and a 8.4% an increase from 2018.

491

Midwestern Ohio Association of Realtors

Troy

OH

Rank: 

491

Membership: 

449
Midwestern Ohio Association of Realtors, based out of Troy, OH, reported 449 members in 2020, an decrease of -4.3% from 2019, and a -1.5% a decrease from 2018.

492

Bagnell Dam Association of Realtors

Osage Beach

MO

Rank: 

492

Membership: 

448
Bagnell Dam Association of Realtors, based out of Osage Beach, MO, reported 448 members in 2020, an increase of 2.1% from the prior year, and a 10.9% an increase from 2018.

493

Neuse River Region Association of Realtors

New Bern

NC

Rank: 

493

Membership: 

447
Neuse River Region Association of Realtors, based out of New Bern, NC, reported 447 members in 2020, an increase of 3.2% from the prior year, and a 9.8% an increase from 2018.

493

Upper Cumberland Association of Realtors

Cookeville

TN

Rank: 

493

Membership: 

447
Upper Cumberland Association of Realtors, based out of Cookeville, TN, reported 447 members in 2020, an increase of 9.3% from the prior year, and a 23.1% an increase from 2018.

495

Greater Newburyport Assocition of Realtors

Newburyport

MA

Rank: 

495

Membership: 

444
Greater Newburyport Assocition of Realtors, based out of Newburyport, MA, reported 444 members in 2020, an increase of 2.8% from the prior year, and a 5.5% an increase from 2018.

495

Upper Peninsula Association of Realtors

Marquette

MI

Rank: 

495

Membership: 

444
Upper Peninsula Association of Realtors, based out of Marquette, MI, reported 444 members in 2020, an increase of .2% from 2019, and a 6.2% an increase from 2018.

497

Key West Association of Realtors

Key West

FL

Rank: 

497

Membership: 

442
Key West Association of Realtors, based out of Key West, FL, reported 442 members in 2020, an increase of 5.7% from the prior year, and a 10.0% an increase from 2018.

498

Southside Virginia Association of Realtors

Colonial Heights

VA

Rank: 

498

Membership: 

441
Southside Virginia Association of Realtors, based out of Colonial Heights, VA, reported 441 members in 2020, an decrease of -2.9% from the prior year, and a 4.0% an increase from 2018.

499

Black Hills Association of Realtors

Rapid City

SD

Rank: 

499

Membership: 

440
Black Hills Association of Realtors, based out of Rapid City, SD, reported 440 members in 2020, an increase of 5.3% from the prior year, and a 13.1% an increase from 2018.

500

Valley Association of Realtors

Derby

CT

Rank: 

500

Membership: 

439
Valley Association of Realtors, based out of Derby, CT, reported 439 members in 2020, an increase of 8.4% from 2019, and a 6.3% an increase from 2018.